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Old Sep 24, 2011, 11:15 PM
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Why try to be polite when its this kind of junk that has the potential to vex ones views toward the hobby in general.
I see in your blog that you have glassing skills. Cool. I respect you for that. I have no such abilities. But just because you have those skills does not mean that anything not up to YOUR personal standards and/or abilities is therefore "junk".

IMO, arrogant people do more to "vex ones views to the hobby in general" than a product that is designed, engineered and manufactured by a company who actually really does have some clue as to how to bring a decent product to market.
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Old Sep 24, 2011, 11:28 PM
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I don't see the point of trashing the plane in someone's review unless you own it and the plane isn't what the reviewer represents it as.

I don't have this F-16 but, I do own the Evader. It has some faults and it has some good things. However in the electrifly video it shows it going over 100 and it does stock. The video shows it flying well... Again it does.
So why stomp on the review when this plane flies as advertised. Why not go stomp all over some of the more expesive foamys that are far from what they are supposed to be.

My Evader has well over 100 flights on it, probably close to 200, and still doesn't disappoint.
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Old Sep 25, 2011, 02:30 PM
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anything not up to YOUR personal standards
This must be the case.
I'm sorry for actually giving a darn as to what misrepresented qualities of model aircraft people are purchasing. The market will recover even if the US fliers would simply put their collective foot down and by action of non intrest of inferior manufacturing the quality will get better by default rather than in decline as it seems to be in my (again) opinion.
Thank you for tuning in finally!
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Edit: gp, misrepresented qualitys in my statement is about the advertisement of all shoddy workmanship in general. You did a great article and it takes talent to do that. Mass production has it issues and sales to the masses has it own also. Workmanship Q&C is hard to monitor in some places but the places I've worked was zero tolerance, perfection or get work elsewhere. I wouldn't expect any less from others, perhaps I'm jaded in that respect and my view needs softening. The jet itself looks great and is a cool little design.
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Old Sep 25, 2011, 05:37 PM
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Am I being accused of misrepresenting something here?? You saw it fly in the video and you read what I had to say about it .... Nothing hidden here my friend except the amount of effort it takes to put something like this article together

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This must be the case.
I'm sorry for actually giving a darn as to what misrepresented qualities of model aircraft people are purchasing. The market will recover even if the US fliers would simply put their collective foot down and by action of non intrest of inferior manufacturing the quality will get better by defualt rather than in decline as it seems to be in my (again) opinion.
Thank you for tuning in finally!
Tom J.
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Old Sep 27, 2011, 02:45 PM
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I thought that it was only the 50mm thread that had these issues! LOL

Hey great review! I am not a fan of the cheater holes either but if it flies well what the hell ya know? I am not gonna knock someones design if it works well.

However from what I am noticing by the way that it flies is that it may have been on the nose heavy end of things. Or is it just a high wing loading? Either way great review and video. And you know what they say about opinions right? LOL
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Old Sep 28, 2011, 07:48 AM
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Nice looking plane!

Too bad it has this unsightingly big cheaterhole on the bottom...
Also, the exhaust nozzle being all white looks terrible IMHO, at least one should put some grey/metal colored selfdhesive covering on there...
(and the incorrect placing of the roundel and the USAF sign on the wings is just awful...I mean just google any picture of a usaf f-16 and you could have seen how it should have been done...)

All in all a nice review and flying, although in the video I miss the part about the slowspeed handling of it, some high alpha passes would have been nice...

I wish we could buy it here in Holland for a reasonable price...
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Old Sep 28, 2011, 09:46 AM
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(and the incorrect placing of the roundel and the USAF sign on the wings is just awful...I mean just google any picture of a usaf f-16 and you could have seen how it should have been done...).

....So now we're going to criticize the placement of the decals that you can put on anywhere?? You realize it come with a decal sheet so you can put them where ever you want right....
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Old Sep 29, 2011, 10:10 AM
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....So now we're going to criticize the placement of the decals that you can put on anywhere?? You realize it come with a decal sheet so you can put them where ever you want right....
Well, my idea on that is that the model is to be a representation of the real thing, (at least that is what the maker (Electrifly) of the kit intended, or else they would have colored it pink or whatever fancy colors they had on hand, and not included a copy of the exact original artwork decals...)

When you buy a cheap chinese ready to fly plane, the factory workers (who have no clue in that respect) always try their best to put the decals in fantasy positions, but now when you have the chance to get it right...

Of course you are free to put the decals wherever you like, but why would you not want to do it the right way?

Anyway that is just my opinion, and you know they are like @ssholes: everbody's got one...
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Old Sep 29, 2011, 11:47 AM
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unsubscribed.... Don you did a great review! Sorry that people are such whiny babies about all the minor details....
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Old Sep 29, 2011, 01:00 PM
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^Same here^ some people just like to pick things apart just because they don't like them.

For the record, I flew my Evader again twice today and still love the way it flies. I actually hand launched it both times. I usually bungee it with my Jetapault but, the ground was to wet and soft. For the so called pig it climbed right out with no issues.

I'm sure the F-16 is just as nice.

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Old Sep 29, 2011, 02:51 PM
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Yeah, me too!
Like I said:

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Old Oct 02, 2011, 10:38 AM
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Nice review Don thanks for your efforts. Looks pretty sweet to me. An airframe I'll be keeping an eye on for addition in my hanger.

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Old Oct 11, 2011, 09:00 AM
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Nice review! I love my Evader and will surely have to get this one as well, but that is a bummer of a cheater hole. It's easier to live with on the Evader since the Evader isn't scale, but it really looks out of place on the F-16. Too bad they couldn't come up with a mesh cover or something to at least hide it somewhat, but that no doubt would have interefered with the airflow too much. That aside, it's a great-looking jet!
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Old Oct 23, 2011, 12:55 PM
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Just received one of these beauties from my brother...really nice looking airframe...I'm suprised there's not more being discussed about it.... overall construction very appealing.

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Old Nov 11, 2011, 08:24 PM
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F-16

The only comment I would make would be about the launch hook on the bottom. I see that being ripped off quite easily on a rough landing and making a hole in the bottom of the plane. I would not install the hook. IMO. thanks,,,
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