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Old Feb 22, 2012, 09:35 PM
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Phase 3 F-16 EDF

Hi Guys,

I have one of these coming in the mail and I was wondering if anyone who already has one could tell me what the battery connector looks like. A pic would be especially helpful. I am going to the LHS tomorrow and I'd like to grab a couple of batteries while I am there.

Also, I'm not crazy about the decals that come with the plane, does anyone make an alternate set? barring that, is the foam paintable? Any help would be appreciated.

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David
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Old Feb 22, 2012, 10:15 PM
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David,

I don't recall that it comes with any battery connector. I installed deans connectors on mine. I didn't like the decals either so I bought some red and blue paint, taped off the plane and painted it to look like a General Dynamics scheme. This Is a great flying EDF jet. The stock motor and fan on 3s will get you about 70mph but I have seen people upgrade the plane and hit around 160mph.
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Old Feb 22, 2012, 10:53 PM
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Oh, ok. So you have to sodder the connectors to the ESC?

I've been flying nothing but BNF planes since coming to electrics, so I dunno.
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Old Feb 22, 2012, 11:40 PM
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I think the ESC and motor connectors are in place just not the battery connector.
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Old Feb 23, 2012, 08:41 AM
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The foam is paintable and looks pretty good. I have the phase 3 and have over 40 flights on it. Great plane!!
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Old Feb 23, 2012, 03:31 PM
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Gonna pick up a fuse this weekend, what's a proven setup that would get me at least 120 mph

I already have a wemo mini pro 70mm fan

All I need is make and model# of motor, and lipo capacity & # of cells

Thanks,

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Old Feb 23, 2012, 05:52 PM
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het 2w-20 on 4s will get you 120. That's what I have and it hauls, but remember to mount the fan 2 inches aft the stock location. Also, I am running 2200 4s batteries and I have to slide the batteries all the way back for cg. I would go with 2650mah 4s for better cg and longer flight time. I just get 4 minutes out of the 2200's. Good luck
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Old Feb 23, 2012, 06:45 PM
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David, there's a huge thread in the foam section. I'm sure there are some good ideas in there for painting and also the mods needed to keep the tail from fluttering off.
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Old Feb 23, 2012, 07:10 PM
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het 2w-20 on 4s will get you 120. That's what I have and it hauls, but remember to mount the fan 2 inches aft the stock location. Also, I am running 2200 4s batteries and I have to slide the batteries all the way back for cg. I would go with 2650mah 4s for better cg and longer flight time. I just get 4 minutes out of the 2200's. Good luck
Thanks for the info, which ESC are you using?

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Old Feb 23, 2012, 09:17 PM
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David, there's a huge thread in the foam section. I'm sure there are some good ideas in there for painting and also the mods needed to keep the tail from fluttering off.
Thanks, Steve. I'll go look for it.
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Old Feb 23, 2012, 09:18 PM
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I have a cc phoenix 60 in it.
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Old Feb 23, 2012, 09:56 PM
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Hey David,

One of the guys showed up at the field 2 weeks ago with this little Gem, can't recall which power system he was using but it flew great on 4S even better on 5S I believe. The top speed was 130 something, not bad for a simple set up, unglassed airframe.

Needless to say we all want one, another guy will maiden his this weekend with a MEGA 16/25/1.5R with Wemo mini pro 70mm on 4S

My airframe will be delivered this weekend, so it won't be ready until next week.

Have fun with your plane, and keep us posted

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Old Feb 23, 2012, 10:16 PM
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For those of you looking to put a hot 70mm setup in one of these you might want to consider an ARC motor. I think Fan Jets USA is a distributor.
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