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Mar 06, 2011, 03:37 PM
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Great Planes/Electrifly Fiberglass EDF F-16


Yet another entry into the F-16 EDF market, looks like this just came out:

http://www.electrifly.com/ductedfans/gpma1801.html

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXARXZ&P=7

Doesnt look too bad....but I hate the fact it has non-scale elevators rather than full stabs! Looks like the wing is bigger than scale for the size, probably for stability and wing loading considerations.

With only one picture, its tough to judge the intake, etc. but it appears to be bungee launch sans LG like the GP Evader.

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Mar 06, 2011, 05:54 PM
Why kamikaze pilot wear helmet
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Im supriesed it came with a rudder ready to go..
Mar 06, 2011, 06:13 PM
A-4 nut!!
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Blah!
Mar 06, 2011, 09:04 PM
1.21 Gigawatts!
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Compared to Horizon's EDF offerings, Great Planes has a lot of catching up to do!
Mar 06, 2011, 10:48 PM
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Seriously? Wonder why the money was wasted on tooling...
Mar 06, 2011, 10:58 PM
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It looks nice and all, but honestly, why another F-16? Couldn't they have come up with something other than a plane that has been done to death? The least they could have done is make is give it the Thunderbirds scheme I'm not interested in it. I'm still waiting for an ME-262 or the Gloster Meteor. Anything but another F-16
Mar 06, 2011, 11:21 PM
deltas are cool
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Too small
Mar 07, 2011, 06:16 AM
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I agree with all of your comments above, looks like they missed the mark on this one.

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Mar 07, 2011, 07:05 AM
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saw it fly a few days ago and man did that fan need balancing!!! Very loud and horrible sounding!
Mar 07, 2011, 08:14 AM
Why kamikaze pilot wear helmet
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Originally Posted by RC-PlaneFan View Post
It looks nice and all, but honestly, why another F-16? Couldn't they have come up with something other than a plane that has been done to death? The least they could have done is make is give it the Thunderbirds scheme I'm not interested in it. I'm still waiting for an ME-262 or the Gloster Meteor. Anything but another F-16


I understand its too small, but to there defence. Before I found this fourms, all I ever did was look at TowerHobbies web site/mags, as TowerHobbies is pushed on most new hobbiest.

So if you look at there web site, the only edf they sell are the GP L-39, and Evader, so Im sure they well sell a ton of them.

This jet will get most new hobbiest blood gooing.

It will be like last week, a guy who has never flown before walked up to me and ask if I could help him fly his new EBay f-16......
Mar 07, 2011, 09:16 AM
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not for my 220 bucks, they are nuts!!
Mar 07, 2011, 09:22 AM
Why kamikaze pilot wear helmet
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Right, but the all foamy L-38 is a $187....
Mar 07, 2011, 09:47 AM
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regardless if either is foam or fiberglass...its small and cost to much, oh not to mention the same generic general dynamics scheme.
i will wait til someone has one for sale for 50 bucks used.
Mar 07, 2011, 02:41 PM
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The picture on electrifly's site looks a bit funny. It appears, to me, that the nose isn't quite long enough or the wing is too far forward. If it's the $220 that seems a bit high and I would rather get a HET F-16.
Does it have a cheater hole, not that that would bother me?
Mar 07, 2011, 02:44 PM
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has a huge cheater whole. I picked it up at florida jets and just laughed at what a peice of crap it is. Its a very poor excuse for an F16. Het F16 much better.


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