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Old Aug 21, 2007, 12:35 PM
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KYOSHO F-16 Fighting Falcon EDF DF55

The new DF55 is a brushless ducted fan unit with an impellor diameter of 55mm, which is 10mm larger than the popular DF45.
It's installed in a hybrid foam fuselage that sets new standards for scale appearance and durability. The airframe can handle the higher loads that result from the exceptional performance of the bigger ducted fan while remaining incredibly light. The F16 is factory assembled with the brushless motor, micro servos and brushless speed control installed! All you need to do is install a LiPo battery pack and a receiver of your choice, and you're ready to fly one of the most high-performance ducted fan jets available.

SKU: 10281B
Available - End of August 2007

Features

• 55mm brushless ducted fan unit.
• Factory assembled and detailed fuselage.
• Lightweight hybrid foam construction sets new standards for light
weight and strength
• Brushless motor, servos and brushless motor controller are all included!
• Designed for use with 11.1V 800 - 1200 mAh LiPo battery pack.

Included accessories:

• Brushless motor ( draws 20amps @ 229 watts)
• Ducted fan unit
• 2 micro servos
• Brushless motor controller (25 amp controler)

Required for operation:

• Transmitter with elevon mixing capability
• LiPo battery pack - 11.1V, 800 – 1320 mAh capacity
• Battery charger that is specifically designed for use with LiPo batteries

Specifications:

Length: 29.84 in. (758mm)
Width: 23.58 in. (599mm)
Approx. weight: 14.1-15.9 oz. (400-450g)
Wing area: 148.8 sq. in. (9.6dm2)
Wing loading: approx. 13.63 oz./sq. ft. (41.6g/dm2)
Thrust: Approximately (350g) (with appropriate 11.1v LiPo battery pack)

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Where can this plane be purchased?
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You can try Shopkyosho.com . That website will ship this airplane from a hobby shop nearest to you.

Or you can PM me your phone Area code and I can find a shop near you.
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!Attention all F-16 owners or future owners!

PLEASE MAKE SURE TO READ THE DIRECTIONS COMPLETELY. PAY SPECIAL ATTENTION TO PAGE 9 AT THE VERY TOP. IT STATES TO "MAKE CERTAIN THE HINGES ARE ADEQUATELY SECURED WITH GLUE. IF THEY COME LOOSE IN FLIGHT ACCIDENTS MAY RESULT."

Funny thing is I know all of the experienced modelers know better, but sometimes, some of the most seasoned veterans can be overly confident, and over look this simple task.
Here are some images for you guys, just as i was pulling the jet out of the box......I have to say, this is the first i have seen of this jet in person, and my eyes opened up like a kid at christmas.......

PLEASE DO NOT LINK TO THESE IMAGES, THEY ARE UPLOADED TO MY PERSONAL WEBSITE, YOU CAN DOWNLOAD THEM AND POST THEM ELSE WHERE, BUT PLEASE NO LINKING.

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• Do not fly this airplane on an overcast day unless you have tiger strips on your wings or something.
• Do not balance the airplane too nose heavy. Balance it just perfect.
• apply a protective film to the bottom of the aircraft to help prevent scuff damage.
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Really, runway landings? Wouldn't that tear up the bottom of the fuse?
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Yep runway landings. I have Scotchgard™ Paint Protection Film applied to the bellypan of the jet to help protect it. Here is a shot of the bottom.

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Thus far, with about 8 flights, I can't find any bad tendancies with this aircraft. It is a joy to fly and simple to build. All in all, 1.9 thumbs up on this one with some of the tips mentioned already. I took a .10 off because now I want more speed with this one.

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Can you post a pic of where your TP 1320 sits in the fuselage?
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LuckyDuc,
Here is the photo u wanted. Hope this helps.
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Just to compair when rodgerc130 posts up his picture.




*** BATTERIES TO USE ***
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tp 2100mah lipo
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Duralite EVO lite 1345.
This battery weighs in at 3.3 oz or 96 grams without a plug. It measures 74mm long, 35mm wide 21.2mm tall. It is a 1320 mah 3s pack. It is rated at 18c continuous, and 28c bursts.
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Old Aug 21, 2007, 01:25 PM
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Where can this plane be purchased?
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Old Aug 21, 2007, 01:36 PM
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You can try Shopkyosho.com . That website will ship this airplane from a hobby shop nearest to you.

Or you can PM me your phone Area code and I can find a shop near you.
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Old Aug 21, 2007, 08:26 PM
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I live in Puerto Rico so it is very hard to get things down here. I myslef have a hobby shop (small part time) and gettign things is difficult.
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Old Aug 21, 2007, 08:31 PM
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I went to the website you said and it is not there.
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Old Aug 21, 2007, 10:00 PM
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Yeah, My fault. it should be up there by the end of Wednesday.....Sorry for the confusion.

What is the name of your hobby shop?
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Old Aug 21, 2007, 11:03 PM
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Puerto Rico hobby. I mostly custom order planes for clients and I sell alot of small electric helicopters
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Old Aug 21, 2007, 11:04 PM
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Do you know what the price will be for this plane. I need at least one so people can see it fly. Will there be discounts for multiple orders?
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Old Aug 23, 2007, 08:47 AM
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It's on their web site now:

http://www.kyoshoamerica.com/airplan...ed/10281-B.asp

Looks just as pretty as the old Flying Styro F-16 but without the cheater hole. No word on the price though.

Now where can you get the SideWinders? This bird would look even better fully loaded.
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Old Aug 23, 2007, 09:16 AM
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nice looking bird, perhaps we can get some details on the fan unit?
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Old Aug 23, 2007, 10:27 AM
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The F-16s just arrived. As soon as everything is checked in, I will get some pictures up, and may be some video if I can make it to the local field this weekend. I should have more info on the 55 mm edf that comes with the F-16, here very soon as well.

Street price should be around +/- $199.99, for this price you will get a brushless EDF, speed controler, and two servos pre installed. Toss in your favorite receiver, and LiPo battery, then you are ready to go.
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Old Aug 23, 2007, 10:41 AM
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How many Amps is the ESC?
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Old Aug 23, 2007, 10:44 AM
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I wonder how hard it is to install a servo for ailerons.
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Old Aug 23, 2007, 10:49 AM
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I wonder how hard it is to install a servo for ailerons.
I am not sure on this just yet. As soon as I can get one out of the box, I will post up some pics.
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I am not sure on this just yet. As soon as I can get one out of the box, I will post up some pics.
Do you think we can modify for a alfa 60mm with ls and 5 blade

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