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Old Jan 23, 2014, 04:21 PM
Comin' in HOT!
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Freewing 90mm EDF F-16 - Fall 2014

Official release date is still unknown. 3rd-4th Qtr 2014 is an estimate.

Specifications:
Wingspan: ?
Lenght: ?
Flying Weight: ?
Power System: ?
ESC: 130A w/ 8A UBEC
EDF: 90mm Metal EDF with 12 blade fan
Servos: ?
Landing Gear: Full metal retractable main and steerable nose gear with shock absorbing struts and sequenced gear doors
Required Battery: 6s 22.2v 5000mah lipo
Lights: Navigation and landing LED's
Hinge Type: ?
Material: EPO Foam

January 2014
It's been confirmed that Freewing is indeed working on a 90mm F-16 .

Prototype Video - credit to Splaf

Youku link:http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XNjY0MTU4NjQ4.html (original by Freewing)
Youtube:
Freewing new 80mm / 90mm? F-16 prototype leak (4 min 35 sec)



June 2014
Freewing test flight videos:

http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XNzIyMDI2NzU2.html

http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XNzIxMTU2NTYw.html





Thank you MRC (Alpha) and the rest that have contributed.
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Old Jan 23, 2014, 04:52 PM
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It's about time.....

Finally, a manufacturer takes a serious stab at doing a proper F-16 with greater then 1:1 thrust out of the box. It's the "Mustang" of jets with most # produced and sold to the most countries in the world, therefor biggest market potential. Atta boy FREEWING!

Since it's not in production yet, perhaps Freewing will consider suggestions on schemes:

YF-16 Prototype
Thunderbirds
Edwards
or Other high visibility schemes WITHOUT black (to keep foam from bubbling)

NO grey air superiority schemes please - with its sleek shape and fast speed, the F-16 would be very hard to see during flight.

ps. The landing in the video is so smooth and scale with nose held high. Ahhh.....
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Old Jan 23, 2014, 04:58 PM
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Thanks for starting this thread. I have been searching for a 90mm F-16 and this one looks to fit the bill. I agree that afterburner lights and reliable electronics and retracts would make it irresistible. Definitely will be following this thread.
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Old Jan 23, 2014, 05:03 PM
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Subbed, Good find!

I'm all over this one. Love the sound as well. Hopefully they won't dumb the power down to cut costs.
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Old Jan 23, 2014, 05:31 PM
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If its a 90mm I would be chomping at the bit.

Ok, I just looked at the video. Want one.
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Old Jan 23, 2014, 05:49 PM
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Finally!!
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Old Jan 23, 2014, 05:51 PM
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Not one F-16...RcLander,Starmax,ERc,etc...ever came up with half decent landing gear let's hope things are a changin................
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Old Jan 23, 2014, 06:07 PM
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OMG how do I tell my wife I want one after spending over a grand in the last few weeks on new jets?
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Old Jan 23, 2014, 06:20 PM
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Simple...you don't.....or just hide them in the basement...bring one out at a time...lol
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Old Jan 23, 2014, 06:20 PM
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Damn!

That was awesome! Sounded great and handled like a dream. MBS color scheme please.
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Old Jan 23, 2014, 06:25 PM
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Old Jan 23, 2014, 06:30 PM
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Now the chance for a manufacturer to make a decent F-16...if anyone can Freewing can....all others have been letdowns requiring heaps of mods...for once please out of box success.
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Old Jan 23, 2014, 06:33 PM
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Simple...you don't.....or just hide them in the basement...bring one out at a time...lol
Might work if I tell her it was a present?
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Old Jan 23, 2014, 06:37 PM
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From....????..............your Sugar Mummy???? haha...lol
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Old Jan 23, 2014, 06:43 PM
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From....????..............your Sugar Mummy???? haha...lol
LOL Now that there is just funny!
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