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E-flite F-16 Thunderbird 70mm BNF Basic Electric Ducted Fan Jet Airplane (815mm) w/AS3X

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The General Dynamics/Lockheed Martin F-16 is one of the most recognized and successful single-engine fighters in the world. Its amazing performance and capabilities are why the world-renowned U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds demonstration team chooses to operate it with distinction at airshows around the globe. The E-flite® F-16 Thunderbirds 70mm EDF jet is a scale replica that delivers incredible performance while also being easy to fly when it’s equipped with exclusive AS3X® and SAFE® Select technologies (included with BNF Basic version only).

The E-flite F-16 Thunderbirds 70mm EDF jet is a replica of the iconic aircraft flown by the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds. Like the full-scale airshow thriller, this F-16 has an incredibly wide flight performance envelope—from slow and stable high-alpha flight to amazing high-speed and vertical capabilities. At its core is a 6S-compatible brushless motor and a 70-amp ESC that are matched to a 12-blade fan to deliver an abundance of speed, thrust and a turbine-like sound. Factory-installed electric retracts with shock-absorbing struts make it possible to take off and land on a wider variety of surfaces–including grass—while keeping ground handling smooth and delivering a realistic jet experience. The composite reinforced EPO airframe is lightweight yet strong, and the digital, metal-geared servos plus ball-link equipped linkages provide precise control. And it all combines to deliver one of the easiest to fly yet highest-performance and most capable F-16 models ever! 


Features:

  • The easiest to fly high-performance F-16 EDF (Electric Ducted Fan) jet model yet!
  • Scale replica of the iconic aircraft flown by the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds demonstration team
  • 12-blade 70mm fan delivers excellent top speed and vertical performance plus turbine-like sound
  • Factory-installed high-power 6S compatible brushless inrunner motor and 70-amp ESC
  • Fast and precise factory-installed digital, metal-geared servos with ball-link equipped linkages
  • Steerable nose wheel and electric retracts with shock-absorbing struts for operation from a variety of surfaces including grass
  • Spektrum 6-channel receiver with industry-leading DSMX® technology
  • Easy to fly with optional-use SAFE® Select flight envelope protection
  • The unmatched stability and precision of AS3X® technology
  • Includes a decal sheet to choose and apply the Thunderbird number designation of your choice
  • Easy final assembly with removable wings and a magnetically-secured nose cone
  • Convenient top hatch with clear canopy, cockpit detail and a pilot figure
  • Durable yet lightweight, composite reinforced EPO airframe

Specifications:
Wingspan
: 815mm
Overall Length: 1260mm
Flying Weight: 2090g
Motor Size: 2860-1850kv (70mm EDF)
Radio: 5+ Channel DSMX/DSM2 (not included)
Servos: 6
Trim Scheme Colors: Red, White, and Blue
CG (center of gravity): 110mm to 95mm from LE
Speed Control : 70amp minimum
Recommended Battery: 22.2v 6s 2900-4000mAh with EC5 connector (not included)
Aileron: Yes
Elevator: Yes
Rudder: Yes
Throttle: Yes
Flaps: No
Retracts: Yes
Control Throw (Ailerons): +-18mm Low, +-26mm High
Control Throw (Elevator): +-14mm Low, +-18mm High
Control Throw (Rudder): +-16mm Low, +-20mm High
Control Throw (Flaps): N/A
Scale: 70mm EDF
Landing Gear: Yes
Steering: Yes
Assembly Time: 1-3 Hours

Includes: 

  • (1) F-16 Thunderbird 70mm EDF Airplane
  • (1) 6 Channel Spektrum Receiver with SAFE and AS3X Technology (installed)
  • (1) Product Manual

Needed To Complete:

  • Full-range 6+ Channel transmitter with DSMX®/DSM2® technology
  • 3200–4000mAh 6S 22.2V LiPo flight battery with EC5™ connector
  • Suitable LiPo battery charger

This product was added to our catalog on December 18, 2018

Verified Owner
Sunday, Jul 21 2019 (yesterday)
E-flite F-16 Thunderbird 70mm BNF Basic Electric Ducted Fan Jet Airplane (815mm)
Incredibly easy assembly, about 20 minutes. Wings easily go on and back off, so you can transport without the wings and install them at the field. I bound mine without SAFE, I fly in low rates except for my elevator which I run at high rates, on a separate switch. Very smooth and stable flyer, even without SAFE. The gear has spring-loaded shock absorbtion and the aluminum struts are very scale looking, retracts work well. I did my first slow, High Alpha flying pretty easily with this F16, I was amazed! Flys great, fast or slow. To land, use elevator to bring the nose-up, while decreasing throttle to go into a powered stall, and then gently ease-off the throttle to descend. Nose gear will bend upon HARD impact, but can be repaired or replaced. This F16 SOUNDS very scale and jet-like in the air! I'm running a Lectron Pro 6s 3200 50c, 415 grams, $85, installed an inch forward of the receiver at the very back of the battery compartment. I got and flew the Eflite F-15 Eagle before this (FANTASTIC!) and it was a great bird to fly prior to this one. I HIGHLY recommend this to intermediate and above pilots.