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Old Mar 11, 2013, 07:54 PM
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RocHobby/FMS F-16

I've found a few threads on MotionRC, but nothing dedicated to the F-16. I seen Rich from RCInformer has a blog on it, but no thread.

Heres the link and the spec: http://www.motionrc.com/rochobby-f-16-falcon-arf/

RocHobby F-16 - Receiver Ready
The RocHobby F-16 is a fun to fly, predictable EDF jet built with very scale details. This airframe is very "floaty" and easy to land yet has plenty of power and maneuverability. The brushless EDF power system puts out 850g of thrust while the flying weight of the RocHobby F-16 is a feather light 575g. This is one of the many things that make this RC EDF jet a blast to fly. With nylon hinges, a brushless motor, 35A ESC, and 5 micro servos already in place, this Receiver-Ready replica of the famous F-16 Falcon can be turning heads and drawing attention at the field after installing your receiver and battery of choice! Like all RocHobby planes, this one is manufactured by FMS.


Features
850g of thrust from the 4600Kv brushless motor, flying weight 575g
Separate servo for front wheel steering
Nylon pinned hinges on all control surfaces
Smooth and predictable performance
Highly detailed scale design
Brushless motor, ESC and 5 micro servos installed
Requires
4-6 Channel Radio - Click Here for recommendations
4-6 Channel Receiver - Click Here for recommendations
3 Cell 11.1V 1800 mAh Lipo Battery - EPR18003
Lipo Battery Charger - Click Here for recommendations
Skill Level: Intermediate Build Time : 1.5 hours


Wingspan
730mm / 28.7in
Length
1100mm / 43.3in
Flying Weight
575g
Power System
Brushless 4600Kv
Speed Control
35A, Internal 4A SBEC, T Connector
Propeller / EDF
64mm EDF
Servos
9g5
Landing Gear
Fixed
Required Battery
11.1V 1800mAh 25C 3 cell LiPo
Required Radio
4 Channel
Rudder
No - use channel to steer front wheel
Flaps
No
Ailerons
Yes
Lights
No
Hinge Type
Nylon pinned hinges on all control surfaces
Material
EPS Foam
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Old Mar 11, 2013, 08:25 PM
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I placed my order on Thursday and plane arrived on Monday and that was free shipping! I have to admit this plane is beautiful in person!

The servos have the spec rating on the servo! Awesome touch. Also the packing in the box is awesome. Each item is nicely wrapped.
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Old Mar 11, 2013, 08:28 PM
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I also ordered a enrichpower lipo. It was nicely wrapped and placed inside the box with the plane with a note indicating where it was in the box. Not only was the plane pre-soldered with deans (which I use), so was the battery. Each cell was nicely stored.
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Old Mar 11, 2013, 08:38 PM
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Nice personal touch and FREE SHIPPING!
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Old Mar 12, 2013, 08:06 AM
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For those international who wish to purchase, pw-rc.com are selling this model for $109 Shipping to Australia is around $40. I'm ordering mine shortly and can't wait!
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Old Mar 12, 2013, 09:14 AM
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I ordered one last week, similar experience to most everyone else. Shipped extremely fast, very nice looking model goes together quite easy. Gear seems very flimsy, I had originally planned to just hand launch/belly land it but I realized I want the drop tanks and missiles on it because they really look cool, but I probably don't want to be landing on them.

Haven't flown it yet, hopefully this weekend if the weather gets nice, but so far, for $109 shipped to my door, seems like it was a pretty good deal!
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Old Mar 12, 2013, 10:13 AM
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Rochobby has their own website. http://www.rochobby.com/product-show-19-103
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Old Mar 12, 2013, 08:23 PM
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Got a chance to look through the manuals today. Not to bad. The esc manual is exactly what is needed. Nice to see a detailed esc manual. The build manual isn't as detailed as a GP or HH manual, but is more detailed then what we normally get with other brands.

I also installed the wings and horizontal today with my own epoxy. The fuselage fins ill hot glue and I plan on only installing the wing missiles so I'll hot glue those as well.
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Old Mar 12, 2013, 09:25 PM
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Great to see this as the norm with all FMS products now. FMS has come a long way in the last few years. I hope to see this thread grow and become a big owners thread. When I receive mine I will post box pics, build pics and some flight videos. Love to see some pics/video from the guys who already own this model. As of now there are only a couple of videos on YouTube
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Old Mar 12, 2013, 10:52 PM
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Great to see this as the norm with all FMS products now. FMS has come a long way in the last few years. I hope to see this thread grow and become a big owners thread. When I receive mine I will post box pics, build pics and some flight videos. Love to see some pics/video from the guys who already own this model. As of now there are only a couple of videos on YouTube
Yes I completely agree, FMS has really steppes their level up and have begun a major name. IMHO HH, Hobbico and FMS are the big 3.

Posting your build and pics would be great! I also would love to see this blow up into a owners thread.
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Old Mar 12, 2013, 10:54 PM
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Check the nylon hinges for glue inside of them. One of my hinges was stiff, found some glue stuck inside of it. Quick fix, just a heads up guys.

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Old Mar 13, 2013, 01:02 AM
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Cheers for the heads up!

Let's see some pics!
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Old Mar 13, 2013, 08:42 AM
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Mine looks identical to the pics on the product page except I was a little sloppier with the epoxy.....

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Cheers for the heads up!

Let's see some pics!
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Old Mar 13, 2013, 09:08 AM
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As far I got before the wife made me come inside

I always place heat shrink over the extension connectors as added security. Been doing it for years. Similar to Scotch tape guys have put on theirs.

I powered up before installing the wings or horizontal to check the servo horns and they were all pretty much close 90. I didn't have to adjust any servo horns.. :thumbup:
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Old Mar 13, 2013, 02:15 PM
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Looking good Diesel! What receiver you going to run?
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