Originally Posted by jhamm
On my maiden toss it bellied onto a course, sand baseball diamond which totally "sand blasted" the EDF unit beyond repair.
I must say I like the instant "get out of trouble" thrust of a pusher compared to the EDF setup.
Sorry to hear that happened on your maiden-I understand EDF's can take some time to get on step(something you can have precious little of when launching and the ground is coming up to meet your model!!). I understand the attraction of pusher now. I should guess that to sell this model at a competative price the stock system, like many RTF's , whether EDF or not, provides the bare minimum power for flight? Probably fine in perfect conditions, but as you found, any extra power if needed to get you out of trouble and it just isn't there? This is no criticism of the Phase 3 F-16 as it seems to be a remarkable model and one of the better perfoming ARTF EDF models out there for the price?