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Old Aug 17, 2012, 12:11 PM
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tempting,so what do u think of SA version,it should fly as well since its an f-16,but not sure...right now i have like 5 EDFs i want...its a sickness man...lol
Haha... I know the feeling.
I am almost ashamed to admit that I have almost 40 in service EDFs. My hanger is almost full.
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Old Aug 17, 2012, 01:02 PM
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I have the Skyangels F-16 and can recommend it. It's faster than the T-45 due to its sleeker aerodynamic shape. The battery compartment is not nearly as big as the T-45. Went with a G3 Hyperian 850 3S 25C.

The addiction does get to me too sometimes. I average about a plane per month. I needed a " fix" today so I went ahead and bought the Phase 3 F-16. Good deal that I just could not pass up. Highly acclaimed.

What I really like about the JPowers 50mm line-up, is the Henry Ford Interchangable parts concept. Fan's, motors,esc's etc. The mini warbirds like the Rare Bear use the same basic components. So, I always have a "hangar queen " to go to in a pinch.

Hobbyb is my new best friend.

-Hawk
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Old Aug 17, 2012, 01:38 PM
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The Sky Angel F16 flew great, but it was brittle (for a newbie like me). No warped surfaces and if there were it would be easy to fix compared to my Mig. It's a like a delta wing (no rudder, only 2 servos controlling both ailerons and elevator).

However, the Mig has survived because the wings, stab, tail are all much thicker and stronger even though the foam arrived warped. The underside of the F16 (duct) is thin and was severely damaged in the crashes. The electronics survived. The servo horns and the fan blades did not.

I just order a F18 kit only - which I'll use the guts from the F16 on. I love these Sa jets, but realize they are pretty fragile.
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Old Aug 17, 2012, 02:26 PM
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I just order a F18 kit only - which I'll use the guts from the F16 on. I love these Sa jets, but realize they are pretty fragile.
Some are more fragile than others. The F-16 is perhaps the most fragile, the nose area of the F-18 isn't far behind even though the rest of it is quite robust. The Mig is pretty darned tough, as is the F-86.

If you want to see fragile, you should have been around in the days of the early foamies. Breath on them wrong and you had confetti.
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Old Aug 17, 2012, 02:56 PM
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Haha... I know the feeling.
I am almost ashamed to admit that I have almost 40 in service EDFs. My hanger is almost full.
40?? Our laundry room has room for 8. I'm at 7 (total) now. Guess I'll be in the garage next, but I will need some authorization. Just so I have a case, anyone see any problems with tempertaure swings in the garage hangar?
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Old Aug 17, 2012, 03:42 PM
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I see a problem becasue I have a problem. Live in the DFW area where it's been over 100F most of the summer. The garage, unless it's very well ventilated acts like "hot house" Good fro growing tomatoes but not good for planes IMO. Not a good environment for glue, especially if you have any foamies that are built using hot glue.

I try to keep my best of breed in my office. The big ole trainers like the Cub, C-182 and T-28 can sleep ot there. The good thing with the Skyangels and the JPowers Mini-Warbirds besides being small is that you can hang them on the wall with a simple picture hangar.

Wife thinks my office looks hideous but it's my man-cave and sometimes you just have to put your foot down and remind that you're King !-LOL (yeah, right) I tell her it's my wall of fame I did agree not to hand them from the ceiling.

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Old Aug 17, 2012, 03:48 PM
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40?? Our laundry room has room for 8. I'm at 7 (total) now. Guess I'll be in the garage next, but I will need some authorization. Just so I have a case, anyone see any problems with tempertaure swings in the garage hangar?
Well, that's just the jets. There's more stuff like prop planes, helis, quads, ultra micro stuff. It's a disease for sure.
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Old Aug 17, 2012, 03:52 PM
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The cub is de-winged already and I can probably squeeze 2 more minis in. Guess I'll sneak one into my son's room. Hang it like the models i built as a kid.
...thought... I bet he would love to start flying and collecting planes too! That's it!!! Problem solved....
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Old Aug 18, 2012, 08:40 AM
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Just airbrushed a retired F-18. Did it fast just to test my talent. Not so bad i think...
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Old Aug 18, 2012, 10:42 AM
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Not bad! I would lose orientation. I have a hard time with orientation so I applied a flat white on the bottom of one of my F-22 and the other I used yellow tape. I perfer the flat white.
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Old Aug 18, 2012, 12:57 PM
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Just airbrushed a retired F-18. Did it fast just to test my talent. Not so bad i think...
Yes very cool for the living room display,but that baby would be hard to see for me i would imagine ... very stealthy sweet jet!
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Old Aug 18, 2012, 01:00 PM
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Well, that's just the jets. There's more stuff like prop planes, helis, quads, ultra micro stuff. It's a disease for sure.
Man and i thought i was over doing it... You may want to try a 12 step program...Just kidding ,in 3-4 years i may be close to that who knows
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Old Aug 18, 2012, 02:59 PM
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Guys,

I had a slight mishap with the F-16 yesterday. Spooled-up full throttle and and right as I was ready to toss, she spit the fan out of the fuse. The bell housing is cracked. Motor is okay.

Best place for a diirect replacement? Toysonics? Hobbyb? I try to avoid HK... for these small orders.
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Old Aug 18, 2012, 04:05 PM
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Guys,

I had a slight mishap with the F-16 yesterday. Spooled-up full throttle and and right as I was ready to toss, she spit the fan out of the fuse. The bell housing is cracked. Motor is okay.

Best place for a diirect replacement? Toysonics? Hobbyb? I try to avoid HK... for these small orders.
Toysonics.com and bidproduct.com are two that I've not had an issue with.
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Old Aug 18, 2012, 05:33 PM
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Thanks Joe,

Just ordered a bunch from Toysonics.

Hawk
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