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Dec 24, 2012, 07:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Great_Goose
Holly crap that F-16 is fast. Aren't you suppose to be recovering from your mountain bike accident?
I am but I cant twiddle my thumbs all day long, am giving myself 30 mins online in the morning just to catch up, would go stir crazy otherwise.
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Dec 25, 2012, 12:58 AM
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Originally Posted by Great_Goose
Holly crap that F-16 is fast.
Here's another.

It's not 4s
it's not a 70mm
it's not efficient like a Honda

It is heavy, hard to fly, and it is a hand launched Phase 3 F-16.......


173 mph Phase 3, F 16 (0 min 44 sec)
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Dec 25, 2012, 03:01 AM
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Is the light on the receiver blinking when you land?

No blinking lights, and the antenna on the TX is straight.
Dec 25, 2012, 04:31 AM
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I just picked up 2 of these jets, any 3s setup recommendation. I'm doing some thread searching right now.
Dec 25, 2012, 06:02 AM
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Seems like I remember seeing it mentioned but cant find it but whats the solution for losing altitude in turns ? It seems like im losing more than I should etc.

Still getting used to tailerons only but man she is quick.
Dec 25, 2012, 06:11 AM
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Originally Posted by norstaroption
I just picked up 2 of these jets, any 3s setup recommendation. I'm doing some thread searching right now.
Don's WickedRC is definitely an option to consider.
See post #2 in this thread or contact him directly

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=1673281

http://donsrc.com/cart/
Dec 25, 2012, 08:48 AM
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Originally Posted by FlyHighSelllow
Seems like I remember seeing it mentioned but cant find it but whats the solution for losing altitude in turns ? It seems like im losing more than I should etc.

Still getting used to tailerons only but man she is quick.
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Dec 25, 2012, 09:54 AM
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Originally Posted by ltc
Don's WickedRC is definitely an option to consider.
See post #2 in this thread or contact him directly

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=1673281

http://donsrc.com/cart/
Thanks
Dec 25, 2012, 10:06 AM
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Originally Posted by smccrory60
Up elevator
Yeh yeh yeh. I knew id get it so now that we have that out of the way

Is it still nose heavy or is it mixing or ?
Dec 25, 2012, 10:30 PM
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I picked up the MM esc fairing for my jet. I notice that the fairing will run right up to where I am installing the fan, but does not sit flush with the top of the fuselage. The fan shroud will sit flush and I was wondering if that disruption in the airflow where the shroud and the fairing meet will cause a problem? It appears that the fan will be pulling air from both sides of the esc fairing.

Also, how flush does the esc fairing have to sit up against the front? If I slide it from front to back, do I stop when the nose lays down flat? Or do I need to force it a little farther forward?
Dec 25, 2012, 10:54 PM
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Its not efficient like a honda... LOL thats funny, actually no its not, must be the concussion playing tricks with my head

Goose: My 2W20 powered F16 was not 'that' fast, 200k is about the enjoyable limit for me when it comes to constant WOT flying with small models, I like to enjoy watching the model for more than 1.76 nanoseconds Give me a large model and 250k is no issue.

The 2W18 and wemo fan was the nicest 4s balance of all, 800w and 135mph so light and nimble, really flies like a jet, bank and yank, doesnt drop in turns unless you are really slow.

norstaroption: One of the old trusted 3s setups is the HET 2W motor, 4700Kv, running in the 6904 fan. Or a little milder in the Minifan. 50-55A in the 6904 fan and scoots along nicely.
Dec 26, 2012, 01:51 AM
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Ok thanks, I was going to order the EDF combo electronics from hobbypartz at cheap price but wasn't sure whether to get the 64mm or the 70mm.

I'll check your recommendation also. I fly 90% helis but would like to fly a jet when the sky is crowded so I'm not planning to put a lot of cash in it.
Dec 26, 2012, 02:05 AM
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Originally Posted by norstaroption
Ok thanks, I was going to order the EDF combo electronics from hobbypartz at cheap price but wasn't sure whether to get the 64mm or the 70mm.

I'll check your recommendation also. I fly 90% helis but would like to fly a jet when the sky is crowded so I'm not planning to put a lot of cash in it.
hey man...this thread gets way out of human conception if you don't keep up! not sure if you got the basic kit version....no electrics at all....

or RTF all electric needs reciever ???
Dec 26, 2012, 09:06 AM
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Basic kit only and electronics.
Dec 26, 2012, 09:32 AM
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ok, so i can now officially start on my f-16, i am planning on running the 70mm rc lander 5 blade fan setup with a 60 amp esc and a 3500 4s battery. i have box sheeted the pylons in 1/64 bass wood with epoxy in addition to the reinforcement suplements the kit included. i have hogged the canopy to acomidate my battery and reinforced with some flat carbon rod. i am thinking of glassing the battery compartment along with adding some arrow shaft carbon to the wing joins. i have fitted the lander fan unit into the duct at the recomended location the supplement suggests for 70mm 4 s setups. i will check cg once i am ready to officialy setup the fan unit. i am thinking of glassing the entire airframe but am unsure and may just wbpu rather then glass? i have the esc fairing kit and landing skid kit from morgan mills that i will be useing. im planning on metal or nylon gear servos, metal gear being the prime option but most expensive. if i do not glass my airframe should i put a carbon arrow shaft lengthwise in the fuse or could that be considered overkill for my setup? more to come


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