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Jun 09, 2011, 07:45 PM
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NiceSky F-35 Lightning 70mm EDF




Pro's

- Excellent foam
- Good ducting
- Hidden wiring
- Well designed
- Excellent fit and finish
- Big battery bay
- Easy to fly
- Easy assembly
- Retracts

Con's

- Exhaust duct not good shape (note however by running a thrust tube it becomes irrelevant)



I got this model almost by accident as I really wanted an F22 but seeing as I could stick retracts on it and found it at a good price, I settled for it. I even thought I was getting the grey and to my surprise ended up with the Thunderbirds scheme which has since grown on me and I really like now

Whoever designed this model is obviously an RC enthusiast because everything about it just works! The foam is excellent, it fits and went together well. Servo placement and hidden wiring, pre-installed control horns, full moving elevators, large battery bay I could go on and on basically make a list of what you want on an EDF and this thing has it, simple as that!

But wait it can't all be perfect right??? maybe she has weird flying characteristics???........NOPE! this thing flies like a dream seriously nice and even tame enough for a beginner. The HET power system I chose for it was PLENTY fast and with the big battery bay it allows me to use 2 x 2200 30C 4S batteries in parallel to give me nice long 6 minute flights almost unheard of in a high powered 70mm EDF

Power was delivered to this beast courtesy of a HET 2w18 V2 with heatsink and HET 6904 fan and it delivered: 1 KW @ 69Amps

C.G was set at 100mm from Leading Edge measured from the wing root.

Honestly guys this thing is what all EDF's should be and I really hope more shops start to carry it and NiceSky become a little more well known, they deserve it. Until someone else makes something better, this F-35 will hold my TOP SPOT for a 70mm EDF!

Here's some vendors that I know of who carry it :
RC-castle http://rc-castle.com/shop/product_in...oducts_id=1565
Easytiger models http://easytigermodels.com/index.php...roducts_id=216
EDF hobbies http://edfhobbies.com/index.php?rout...&product_id=96

and NiceSky website http://nicesky.net/en/index2.asp


Part 1 Video Review showing the open box, retract and gear door installation:


NiceSky F-35 70mm (Pt 1) REVIEW, possibly BEST EDF ever! (5 min 26 sec)


Part 2 Video Review showing Flight + final thoughts/reasons why this jet is IMO, the best 70mm out there:

NiceSky F-35 70mm (Pt 2) REVIEW, possibly BEST EDF ever! (9 min 33 sec)
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Sep 06, 2013, 04:08 PM
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Still active?? I was just given one of these planes and wanted to check with someone who has one on flight characteristics, etc.

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