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Jun 08, 2012, 03:48 AM
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ive been seriously considering buying this one too. problem is, i just bought the phase-3 f-16, so ive already spent my budget on it. you cant beat the price & quality HK offers. been eyeballing the 70mm viperjet too.
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Jun 09, 2012, 11:20 PM
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Originally Posted by gchrisgo34
ive been seriously considering buying this one too. problem is, i just bought the phase-3 f-16, so ive already spent my budget on it. you cant beat the price & quality HK offers. been eyeballing the 70mm viperjet too.
u might as well go for the HK F-18 fibreglass 90mm jet. just a few more dollar to US$133....
Jun 15, 2012, 08:04 PM
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Here is a videoon the retracts that I put in it. and more.

HobbyKing F-16, w- Arc 28-58-1,70mm MiniFan Pro,6s Repainted,Red Tail and Retracts 2 (6 min 59 sec)
Jun 25, 2012, 11:09 AM
jean-claude Terrettaz
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I just receive this little F16 . I'm planning to bungee the plane. I did not receive any instruction. building is OK, but where is the CG ?
Thank you in advance.
J-C
Jul 03, 2012, 09:17 PM
jean-claude Terrettaz
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I flew mine yesterday. Bungee . Guess all the control throw and Cg . Ailerons was to much and the first minute was tense . But flew very well.
Het fan, ARC 28/47/2 Turnigy 60 amp ESC 6 2200 mah GEN ACE cells .
Good jet for the $ and thank you for the CG info's.
Jul 16, 2012, 03:15 PM
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Repaired F16


Finally had a chance to fix my f16. Here are the before and after videos.
Before:
HobbyKing F-16, w- Arc 28-58-1,70mm MiniFan Pro,6s Repainted,Red Tail and Retracts (4 min 48 sec)


After:

HobbyKing F-16, w- Arc 28-58-1,70mm MiniFan Pro,6s Repainted,Red Tail and Retracts (7 min 31 sec)
Aug 08, 2012, 10:47 AM
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Flew mine for the first time yesterday. Only mishap was the canopy flew off on a high speed pass. I decided to keep mine a little lighter by leaving out the aileron servos, and setting up tailerons. Used the E-flight V-15 fan and motor on four cells. Moved CG back to 81mm from LE and plane flies great, plus it is light enough to hand launch.
Aug 13, 2012, 08:27 PM
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Moved CG back to 81mm from LE and plane flies great, plus it is light enough to hand launch.
The manual quotes between 70-75mm. 81mm isn't too much further back. There are reports that on HET F-16s going back to 85mm and even 90mm but I am wondering if this effects your elevator's neutral pitch?

Most F-16's I've seen - including HET's F-16 - have a bit of "up elevator" for neutral flying.

I would start at 75mm CG and have a bit of up elevator trimmed in as neutral. That is the leading edge of the Horizontal Stab is closer to the bottom of the fuselage fairing and the trailing edge is nearer to the top. About 3mm or so - better that it goes up rather than down as height is your friend
Aug 15, 2012, 12:03 AM
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This one seems to be half the cost of the HET, is the performance/quality similar?
I'm looking for 120mph+ (Will a 6S 4000mah pack fit?).

Is there a manual online?

thanks for any help!
Aug 15, 2012, 12:41 AM
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This is a 4S jet or small 6S.
It's supposed to weigh 1350g ready to fly! A 6S 4000mah pack weighs half that.
Aug 15, 2012, 06:19 AM
jean-claude Terrettaz
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I flew mine with a 6S packs but only 2200 GEN Ace or two 1300 6S in parallel.
4000 you will have problem with a very nose heavy. My last flight I use a CS 70 mm fan with a Het 2-25 but the motor is to hot ...Any suggestion for this fan? sounded great for a 3 min. flight!
Aug 15, 2012, 01:28 PM
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3min flight is really good only using a 2200mah pack. That motor on 6S is probably 90+amps, that's why it was so hot. Use 4 or 5S.

PS how do you launch it, and what kind of speeds were you getting?
Aug 15, 2012, 01:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Slaanesh
This is a 4S jet or small 6S.
It's supposed to weigh 1350g ready to fly! A 6S 4000mah pack weighs half that.
Whats the biggest 4S that would fit/balance?

I'm thinking of powering it with a CS10-70mm and Turnigy L2855 2800kv
Aug 15, 2012, 07:39 PM
jean-claude Terrettaz
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I "m using a catapult . 4S is not so good for this motor. I think you can fit a 3S 3300 mah


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