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Old Oct 08, 2009, 07:14 AM
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Good point. you know they offer an E-Flite F16 airframe, right?
Sooo many F-16s out there, sooo many of them in Thunderbirds schemes.. This one never stood out in any way, IMO.

Plus, you have to buy it with the motor...which promptly burns up, no?
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Old Oct 08, 2009, 08:25 AM
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Sooo many F-16s out there, sooo many of them in Thunderbirds schemes.. This one never stood out in any way, IMO.

Plus, you have to buy it with the motor...which promptly burns up, no?
No, you don't have to buy it with the motor:

http://www.horizonhobby.com/Products...rodID=EFL7075B
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Old Oct 08, 2009, 10:33 AM
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holy cow.
it is about time!
Yipeeeeee!
yes!!!! they stuck their foot into the Door of taking over the WORLD maybe?
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Old Oct 08, 2009, 10:35 AM
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It has similar DNA to the Multiplex Twister.
I was wondering about that, as it reminded me of the Twister. Nothing wrong with that, the Twister is a great-flying EDF.
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Old Oct 08, 2009, 10:50 AM
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I did not see any mention about a PNP version? us old 72mhz guys will be grateful , i would...... and do you think parkzone will gift us with a z-foam 3d plane? I will sell all my other planes and join the E-flite/Parkzone wagon and rule the world!!! well maybe the park i fly at LOL
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Old Oct 08, 2009, 05:39 PM
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No, you don't have to buy it with the motor:

http://www.horizonhobby.com/Products...rodID=EFL7075B

So is this new plane going to come out as a just bare airframe option?

any idea on the stock watts?/power


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Old Oct 08, 2009, 05:50 PM
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That would just be repeating the mistake made on the E-flite F-16. When it comes to motors and fans, there are already lots of good choices, and people who already know what they want, and want to use what they are already familiar with. (for example: Having to buy an included motor&fan that I don't want is the only thing that has held me back from buying the Sapac F-16.)
I think you're thinking of the Phase 3 F-16, Eflites comes without one

Also, if you don't like the fan unit, then strip it out of the airframe, and sell it for new servos and use your own fan unit
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Old Oct 08, 2009, 06:30 PM
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I think you're thinking of the Phase 3 F-16, Eflites comes without one

Also, if you don't like the fan unit, then strip it out of the airframe, and sell it for new servos and use your own fan unit
No, I meant the E-flite F-16. When it originally came out in October 2008 (link), it was NOT available airframe-only, you had to get it with the motor and fan. It wasn't until many months later (July 2009 to be specific, see this link) that they finally came out with the airframe-only version. By then the interest in the plane had died down...so I think they kind of had unfortunate timing, marketingwise. Personally I wasn't interested in that little F-16 anyway because of the small size...same reason I haven't gotten a Phase 3. This new "Habu" looks to be more my preferred size.

I don't do any online bartering/selling or any hassle like that. If a plane is only available with junk I don't want included, then I don't want the plane.
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Old Oct 08, 2009, 07:33 PM
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I don't do any online bartering/selling or any hassle like that. If a plane is only available with junk I don't want included, then I don't want the plane.
Save it for a future project? Sell to a fellow modeler in need of it?

Sorry, I like to think about everying
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Old Oct 08, 2009, 07:51 PM
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i saw a eflite F-16 fly on 3s 2200 and stock power system. i was very impressed, it flew with great authority and speed for a 3S setup.
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Old Oct 08, 2009, 09:08 PM
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We're toying with the idea of an unpainted bare airframe...
That would work for me. I love to my own graphics.

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Old Oct 09, 2009, 07:58 AM
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I did not see any mention about a PNP version? us old 72mhz guys will be grateful , i would...... and do you think parkzone will gift us with a z-foam 3d plane? I will sell all my other planes and join the E-flite/Parkzone wagon and rule the world!!! well maybe the park i fly at LOL
PNP yes
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Old Oct 09, 2009, 10:18 AM
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No, you don't have to buy it with the motor:

http://www.horizonhobby.com/Products...rodID=EFL7075B
Yowch. That's a pricey airframe.

I'll stick with the slightly less pretty but exceptional performing Phase-3 for about half the $.

I'm a HUGE Eflite fanatic... but their jets have missed the mark by a wide margin so far, IMO.

This Parkzone jet doesn't seem to follow the same mould.
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Old Oct 09, 2009, 04:20 PM
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PNP yes
Great Work guys and the reply.... keep doing what you guys do best and bringing great options for this hobby and great parts service
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Old Oct 09, 2009, 07:25 PM
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have we found out a possible production / release date? WIll it be a long time or before next Spring???
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