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Old Feb 11, 2013, 09:34 PM
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Just finished f16 #2. Lost my original this summer due to radio failure. HET 2w20 6904 fan.The most fun you can have with a $30 airframe!
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 09:43 PM
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That is very sleek and shiny! Is it only paint? Or....?
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 10:01 PM
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I coated the foam with water based polycrilic first, Sanded that smooth, then painted with testor,s model master gloss white.
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 10:16 PM
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Very nice looking bird!! I was going to use my 2w-20 in mine, but I lost it due to a radio failure a few months ago. Drove the shaft and bearing right out of the back plate. Had to go with a 2w instead. Maiden tomorrow I hope.......
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 10:48 PM
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Good luck!
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Old Feb 12, 2013, 08:18 AM
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thats a great way to install retracts!!!!!!!! i didnt think it would be feasible on this plane, due to the thin wings. but thats a great idea!!!
Thanks.

I got home to late last night to finish them up.

I wish i could get the main wheels to nest a little further down. It is not to bad just wish they would down just a bit more.

And i should have instl the nose wheel thru the top using the top mount plate. It would have looked a lot cleaner.
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Old Feb 13, 2013, 07:06 PM
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Maidend the f16 today. Flew awesome! Couple clicks down/left and she was burning holes in the sky. Fastest doppler was only 109 mph though.Gotta work on that.Four great flights
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Old Feb 13, 2013, 08:42 PM
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Just finished f16 #2. Lost my original this summer due to radio failure. HET 2w20 6904 fan.The most fun you can have with a $30 airframe!
looks very nice!! where did you mount the fan unit? im going to install the same in mine, and ive been trying to figure out where to mount it to get proper CG? thanks
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Old Feb 13, 2013, 09:51 PM
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I moved it way back. About 11/2 to 2 inches in front of the servos.Balances easy with a 2650 and will balance with a 3300 pushed farther back in the battery bay. (haven,t tried that yet)
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Old Feb 13, 2013, 10:09 PM
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Maidend the f16 today. Flew awesome! Couple clicks down/left and she was burning holes in the sky. Fastest doppler was only 109 mph though.Gotta work on that.Four great flights
Congrat's!

F16 (0 min 51 sec)

I got the retracts in. i am aiming to test them out this weekend.
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Old Feb 13, 2013, 10:30 PM
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Very cool. Can't wait to see that vid.
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Old Feb 14, 2013, 12:29 AM
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Oh ok... "easier" because you did not have the nose gear steerable and also put it ahead of the ducting. Yep, no steering makes it easier for sure... and not into the ducting also a big gain of 'easiness'.

It looks ok ahead of the ducting and most people would never even think of where they really are on real F-16's.
Steering would not really be that hard to add actually. It might be "fun" to control with no steering! Not sure....
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Old Feb 14, 2013, 01:45 AM
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would i be able to fit a 2200 - 2600 6s in this jet or better to stick to 4s?
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Old Feb 14, 2013, 02:32 AM
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would i be able to fit a 2200 - 2600 6s in this jet or better to stick to 4s?

That depends on how much modding your up too. A 2200-2600 shouldn't be toooo much work.

I've put up to a 6s, 30c, 3200mAh pack in it.
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Old Feb 14, 2013, 04:09 AM
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ah wow so u can squeeze in a 6s no probs
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