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Jan 23, 2014, 05:21 PM
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Freewing 90mm F-16 Fighting Falcon


Vendors:
MotionRC:
PNP
KIT+

RC-Castle:
PNP
KIT+

PW-RC:
KIT

Ready2Fly:
PNP
Deluxe PNP

Specifications:
- Wingspan: 1023mm
- Lenght: 1522mm
- Flying Weight: 3550g
- CG: 118-128mm from LE of wing root
- Motor: 3748-1550kv outrunner
- ESC: 130A w/ 8A UBEC
- EDF: 90mm Metal EDF with 12 blade fan
- Servos: (4x) 9g metal gear; (5x) 17g metal gear
- Landing Gear: Full metal retractable main and steerable nose gear with shock absorbing struts and sequenced gear doors
- Required Battery: 6s 22.2v 5000mah lipo (8s capable)
- Lights: Navigation, landing, and afterburner LED's
- Hinge Type: Nylon hinges
- Material: EPO Foam

January 2014
It's been confirmed that Freewing is indeed working on a 90mm F-16 .

Prototype Video - credit to Splaf

Youku link:http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XNjY0MTU4NjQ4.html (original by Freewing)
Youtube:
Freewing new 80mm / 90mm? F-16 prototype leak (4 min 35 sec)



June 2014
Freewing test flight videos:

http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XNzIyMDI2NzU2.html

http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XNzIxMTU2NTYw.html

Motion RC's Description:
The F-16C is a single-engine multirole fighter aircraft originally developed for the United States Air Force (USAF). Designed as an air superiority day fighter, it evolved into a successful all-weather multirole aircraft. Over 4,500 aircraft have been built since production was approved in 1976. The F-16C has key features including a frameless bubble canopy for better visibility, side-mounted control stick to ease control while maneuvering, a seat reclined 30 degrees to reduce the effect of g-forces on the pilot, and the first use of a relaxed static stability/fly-by-wire flight control system helps to make it a nimble aircraft. The F-16C has an internal M61 Vulcan cannon and 11 locations for mounting weapons and other mission equipment. In addition to active duty U.S. Air Force, Air Force Reserve Command, and Air National Guard units, the aircraft is also used by the USAF aerial demonstration team, the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, and as an adversary/aggressor aircraft by the United States Navy. The F-16 has also been procured to serve in the air forces of 25 other nations.

We worked closely with Freewing in optimizing their all new 90mm F-16C model to do justice to this legendary aircraft. Freewing worked for over a year to design an F-16C that any RC pilot would be proud to own. Simply put, after 200+ test flights, we believe this is the best foam PNP scale F-16 in the world today. While F-16s are available in many sizes throughout our RC hobby, Freewing's 90mm F-16C offers unique features not seen before in a foam F-16 such as scale operating landing gear CNC machined from durable 6061 aluminum, completely removable surfaces, and a pre-installed LED afterburner. Other scale details like a tinted canopy with plastic detailed cockpit, a complete navigation light package, and injection molded details like its "bird slicers" and accurate exhaust nozzle "turkey feathers" set this model apart from other foam F-16s. The F-16C's included armament set also features a new detachment design. Thin plastic clips allow quick and convenient removal of the weapons from the pylons, and the pylons from the wings. Magnets and glue are no longer needed! Change your loadout easily in seconds! We recommend flying without the pylons and weapons for the initial flights.

The Plug and Play (PNP) version includes a powerful 1550kv outrunner motor and 130A ESC, and is designed for the common 6s 5000mah lipo battery size used in several other Freewing jets. A KIT+ version is also available for pilots who want to install their own power system. The model is designed for versatility, and for future upgradability it is designed to CG with two Admiral 4s 4000mah 40c batteries without any modification to the battery bay, if a pilot wants to install an 8s capable motor/fan/ESC.

Intended as a "Scale Plus" flyer, the Freewing F-16C excels in scale maneuvers like slow high alpha, tight banked turns, and stability throughout its flight envelope. It has a long glideslope considering its weight, and its landing attitude will be familiar to those who have flown the Freewing Stinger 90. The Freewing F-16C cruises at 50% throttle and we measured an average top speed of 90mph in level flight after a slight dive. With mixed throttle, an Admiral 6s 5000 mAh 50c battery gives 3-4 minutes of flight, like other Freewing 90mm jets. With its scale landing gear, lights, loadout and other details, the Freewing 90mm F-16C will be the gem of any RC pilot's foam jet fleet.




Freewing F-16 90mm EDF Flight Review (14 min 37 sec)



Thank you MRC (Alpha) and the rest that have contributed.
Last edited by tdford; Nov 18, 2015 at 11:31 PM. Reason: updates
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Jan 23, 2014, 05:52 PM
Don't forget to trim rudder!
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It's about time.....


Finally, a manufacturer takes a serious stab at doing a proper F-16 with greater then 1:1 thrust out of the box. It's the "Mustang" of jets with most # produced and sold to the most countries in the world, therefor biggest market potential. Atta boy FREEWING!

Since it's not in production yet, perhaps Freewing will consider suggestions on schemes:

YF-16 Prototype
Thunderbirds
Edwards
or Other high visibility schemes WITHOUT black (to keep foam from bubbling)

NO grey air superiority schemes please - with its sleek shape and fast speed, the F-16 would be very hard to see during flight.

ps. The landing in the video is so smooth and scale with nose held high. Ahhh.....
Last edited by turbinefancy; Jan 23, 2014 at 05:59 PM.
Jan 23, 2014, 05:58 PM
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Thanks for starting this thread. I have been searching for a 90mm F-16 and this one looks to fit the bill. I agree that afterburner lights and reliable electronics and retracts would make it irresistible. Definitely will be following this thread.
Jan 23, 2014, 06:03 PM
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Subbed, Good find!

I'm all over this one. Love the sound as well. Hopefully they won't dumb the power down to cut costs.
Jan 23, 2014, 06:31 PM
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If its a 90mm I would be chomping at the bit.

Ok, I just looked at the video. Want one.
Last edited by merlinfan; Jan 23, 2014 at 06:38 PM.
Jan 23, 2014, 06:49 PM
Phone's ringing dude...
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Finally!!
Jan 23, 2014, 06:51 PM
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Not one F-16...RcLander,Starmax,ERc,etc...ever came up with half decent landing gear let's hope things are a changin................
Jan 23, 2014, 07:07 PM
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OMG how do I tell my wife I want one after spending over a grand in the last few weeks on new jets?
Jan 23, 2014, 07:20 PM
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Simple...you don't.....or just hide them in the basement...bring one out at a time...lol
Jan 23, 2014, 07:20 PM
Jet's are cool!
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Damn!


That was awesome! Sounded great and handled like a dream. MBS color scheme please.
Jan 23, 2014, 07:25 PM
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HellHathNoFury's Avatar
....+1
Jan 23, 2014, 07:30 PM
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Now the chance for a manufacturer to make a decent F-16...if anyone can Freewing can....all others have been letdowns requiring heaps of mods...for once please out of box success.
Jan 23, 2014, 07:33 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by HellHathNoFury
Simple...you don't.....or just hide them in the basement...bring one out at a time...lol
Might work if I tell her it was a present?
Jan 23, 2014, 07:37 PM
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From....????..............your Sugar Mummy???? haha...lol
Jan 23, 2014, 07:43 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by HellHathNoFury
From....????..............your Sugar Mummy???? haha...lol
LOL Now that there is just funny!


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