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    I am very new to this hobby. My friend gifted me a starmax 90mm F-16 edf. It is a kit so no power supply, esc or servos. I am just looking for some suggestions. Thanks for any help,

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    I think I may have said this before, why not put the stuff that goes into the Freewing 90mm F-16? Go the webpage for it and take a look at the upgrade section and go shopping there.
    https://www.motionrc.com/products/fr...mm-edf-jet-arp
    If you don't want the upgrade stuff, then just look at the stock stuff in the parts section.
    Personally, if you very new to this hobby, I would suggest you fly something else first. Fly the F-16 when you get some experience with other, simpler EDFs.

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    • #3
      EDF F-16 is a very bad choice for a first RC model.

      Start with something slower and more stable. Probably 3 to 4 models to go through in preparation for the F-16. (if you do well)
      FF gliders and rubber power since 1966, CL 1970-1990, RC since 1975.

      current planes from 1/2 oz to 22 lbs

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      • #4
        I have an apprentice I fly. I am in no hurry to build this plane.I just want to do it right. Only looking for suggestions. This plane is far from me flying it. I talked to a few people I fly with.. I did check into the freewing f-16 parts and it is under consideration. I am just doing a thought process and dont want to be tied down to one setup. I appreciate the feed back and believe me I do listen and take suggestions. O what glue would you recommend, it was suggested clear gorilla glue.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by RcPilotJim View Post
          O what glue would you recommend, it was suggested clear gorilla glue.
          Gorilla Glue expands as it cures. For some applications, it's good but generally, FoamTac is your friend in the foamie hobby.

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          • #6
            Gorilla Glue is a brand name... they make many types of glue.

            Moste associated with the brand is the foaming polyurethane that uses water from the air or added in some manner as a catalyst. This comes in original which is amber, making a yellowish foam and white or "dries white"
            I use the white a lot. I dn't use the amber original much any more.

            They have epoxy, super glues, PVA and more types of glues along with their selection of tapes

            I also use many of these products.

            I also use the CHEAP Super Glue and Super Glue Gel from Harbor Freight.
            Cheap, thin CA seems to be best for installing CA hinges. Never use medium, gap filling or gel CA for this purpose.

            What glue to use depends on what you are doing...

            Piecing together a badly mangled foam model I use the white foaming Gorilla glue and tape everything in place and weight it down t keep it straight. I like the way the foaming action forces glue into every tiny crack in the foam, gluing places you didn't even notice were damaged.

            Never completely trust a glue joint with EPO foam. Eventually the glue WILL let go of the foam. It does not matter what glue you use. Inspect your models for seams opening up on a regular basis.
            FF gliders and rubber power since 1966, CL 1970-1990, RC since 1975.

            current planes from 1/2 oz to 22 lbs

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            • #7
              Originally posted by xviper View Post
              Gorilla Glue expands as it cures. For some applications, it's good but generally, FoamTac is your friend in the foamie hobby.
              Also, if you do use Gorilla Glue for any of your foamie repairs, and have dogs, make sure to keep the Gorilla Glue AWAY from pets. Apparently, something about it smells edible to dogs, and if they eat it, it will expand and harden in their stomach, causing a potentially fatal blockage.

              Obviously, this also applies to small children, but while I have seen reports of dogs having consumed Gorilla Glue, I haven't yet seen any reports of kids eating the stuff.

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              • #8
                Somebody even suggested regular white elmers glue. I was looking at the foam tac.So many decisions can drive you crazy in this hobby,

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                • #9
                  Foam Tac, hands down!! Welcome to Hobby Squawk and congrats on your new jet!!! Jerry

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                  • #10
                    Thanks it will be a while before I fly the jet I am still flying my e-flite apprentice. This will also be my first kit type build. I am finding that motion rc has all the parts I need because they carry the freewing 90 mm edf f-16. Le the fun begin. I am also going to add the safe mode I think.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by RcPilotJim View Post
                      I am also going to add the safe mode I think.
                      That will involve using a Spektrum receiver with "SAFE" and programming it for that or using a stand alone stabilizer with some sort of "recovery" or "auto balance" mode. Both do a similar thing but in different ways. SAFE is a registered trademark of Spektrum. You should research what's involved before you get too much investment in it.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by RcPilotJim View Post
                        Somebody even suggested regular white elmers glue. I was looking at the foam tac.So many decisions can drive you crazy in this hobby,
                        Elmer's white glue works on foam, but it take a very long time for all of the water to migrate out. It can be WEEKS before the joint is at full strength.

                        Great for materials that can absorb the moisture to speed the glue drying. Gluing balsa to balsa, the joint will be stronger than the wood in just a few hours.

                        Yellow carpenter's glues are even better than white glue for wood joints in our hobby. (superior to CA) Still not a great choice for foam.
                        FF gliders and rubber power since 1966, CL 1970-1990, RC since 1975.

                        current planes from 1/2 oz to 22 lbs

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                        • #13
                          The Admiral Spektrum compatible RXs with gyro have a similar effect to the Spektrum Safe mode. Not quite the same though.
                          FF gliders and rubber power since 1966, CL 1970-1990, RC since 1975.

                          current planes from 1/2 oz to 22 lbs

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                          • #14
                            Thanks, I have a specktrum dx8 Transmiter. A few people I talked to also talked about the admiral receiver.

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