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  • Originally posted by purduephigam View Post
    For a T-bird? I was going for a scale look. But after research, it looks like the electric smoke models are just not great currently. I'll have to hold off on this for now. Went ahead and grabbed the high performance 70mm F16!
    I like my F16 handles like a flying wing but faster.

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    • Here is my repaint of my F-16. Decals are from Callie Graphics. This version represents one of the Aggressors based at Nellis AFB, NV. This was originally a 6S setup but it wasn't as peppy as I had hoped. I purchased the 8S version of the F-4 and swapped the power plants. This thing is a blast to fly now as an 8S! I'm happy with the F-4 as a 6S too, so it was a good move in my mind.


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      • That looks top notch! You know how I feel about all your repaints, Vduniec. This is another homerun in my book.

        It sounds like you executed the perfect lateral move, too, in swapping the F-16 to 8s and the F-4 to 6s. Those are my optimal setups for these two aircraft given their differences.

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        • Originally posted by purduephigam View Post
          For a T-bird? I was going for a scale look. But after research, it looks like the electric smoke models are just not great currently. I'll have to hold off on this for now. Went ahead and grabbed the high performance 70mm F16!
          YOUR JET IS AWESOME

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          • I just bought a TB ARF F-16 and would like some input as to a EDF unit for it. My objective is to find a unit to give the good take off speed on a geotex runway about 325 foot long with grass on the ends of it. I want to use 6s power. I have a almost new FW 12 blade 1550kv and 130amp esc set up which would be stock power. I also have looked at the FW 90mm 4068 in runner and the FMS 12 blade 1900kv out runner. The FMS unit is the lightest and the FW IR is the heaviest, with the stock in the middle. I'm assuming that the FMS edf is all composite? With the heavier weight in runner because of motor. Look I want a good flying plane, but don't care how much vertical it has, but rather good cruising scale speed at 1/2 or so power to have fun my way. I have read the threads, with some saying stock power is fine, and others saying it needs all the power it can get. I have 2 FW 70mm F-16s, one gray and one camo but wanted the 90mm TB scheme as well. So should I go stock or get one of the higher power fans? Thanks for your help.
            Rick

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            • Originally posted by RMatteson View Post
              I just bought a TB ARF F-16 and would like some input as to a EDF unit for it. My objective is to find the best unit to give the best take off speed on a geotex runway about 325 foot long with grass on the ends of it. I want to use 6s power. I have a almost new FW 12 blade 1550kv and 130amp eds set up which would be stock power. I also have looked at the FW 90mm 4068 in runner and the FMS 12 blade 1900kv out runner. The FMS unit is the lightest and the FW IR is the heaviest, with the stock in the middle. I'm assuming that the FMS edf is all composite? With the heavier weight in runner because of motor. Look I want a good flying plane, but don't care how much vertical it has, but rather good cruising scale speed at 1/2 or so power to have fun my way. I have read the threads, with some saying stock power is fine, and others saying it needs all the power it can get. I also want a edf that will have good thrust at partial throttle for landing. Any help you can give is great.


              RICK
              I have the 64MM version and its awsome with a4S and stock 5 blade motor. yours should be fine the way you have it configured

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              • Originally posted by C17loadmaster
                The stock setup isn’t terrible if you use smaller batteries. Anything above a 4000mah I would use the Freewing 2210 Inrunner. It’s the version of FW EDFs. If you want your flight time to stay around stock just use less throttle. The newest FW version is roughly the same weight as the old version but creates a lot more thrust.
                could be the 12 bladed fan also

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                • Originally posted by RMatteson View Post
                  I just bought a TB ARF F-16 and would like some input as to a EDF unit for it. My objective is to find a unit to give the good take off speed on a geotex runway about 325 foot long with grass on the ends of it. I want to use 6s power. I have a almost new FW 12 blade 1550kv and 130amp esc set up which would be stock power. I also have looked at the FW 90mm 4068 in runner and the FMS 12 blade 1900kv out runner. The FMS unit is the lightest and the FW IR is the heaviest, with the stock in the middle. I'm assuming that the FMS edf is all composite? With the heavier weight in runner because of motor. Look I want a good flying plane, but don't care how much vertical it has, but rather good cruising scale speed at 1/2 or so power to have fun my way. I have read the threads, with some saying stock power is fine, and others saying it needs all the power it can get. I have 2 FW 70mm F-16s, one gray and one camo but wanted the 90mm TB scheme as well. So should I go stock or get one of the higher power fans? Thanks for your help.
                  Rick
                  If you spend most of your time at half throttle the FMS set up will suit you really well. You will get a significant increase in performance over the stock. Stock you need to use 3/4 power and a lot of momentum to keep this thing in the air. With the FMS it will get off the ground sooner and land slower. It will just be much lighter flying than stock. Your flight times will be a little bit over what you get with stock as well. With my F-104 I gained about a min flight time on a 5000mah pack.
                  I have way too many planes to list off... But I love to fly them all! the 80-90mm Jets are my newest addiction! Also check out my youtube channel for TONS of flying footage. https://www.youtube.com/user/gooniac33

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                  • I would like to upgrade mine to an 8s power system. Any recommendations besides the Freewing 8s? The Freewing fan seems pretty heavy. My 6s F-16 flies ok but I am ready for more performance and thrust...thanks!

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                    • this is one bad a--- jet. haven't flown it yet. first jet i will be learning on. the buddy- buddy box.

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                      • First jet you will be learning on? This sounds like a cry for help

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