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F-16 Thunderbirds 70mm EDF Jet BNF Basic with AS3X and SAFE Select, 815mm

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F-16 Thunderbirds 70mm EDF Jet BNF Basic with AS3X and SAFE Select, 815mm

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Product Details

The E-flite® F-16 Thunderbirds 70mm EDF scale jet is a replica that brings the pride and precision of the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds to your local flying field. High power and the availability of SAFE® Select technology make it easy to enjoy.
Key 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
  • Spektrum™ AR631 6-channel receiver with industry-leading DSMX® technology
In The Box
  • (1) F-16 Thunderbird 70mm EDF Airplane
  • (1) 6 Channel Spektrum AR631 Receiver with SAFE and AS3X Technology (installed)
  • (1) Product Manual
Needed to Complete
  • Full-range, 6–7+ Channel DSMX®/DSM2® transmitter
  • 3200–4000mAh 6S 22.2V LiPo flight battery with an EC5™ or IC5® connector
  • Compatible LiPo charger
F-16 Thunderbirds 70mm EDF Jet BNF Basic with AS3X and SAFE Select, 815mm

Introduction

The 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 is a scale replica that delivers incredible performance while also being easy to fly—especially when it's equipped with exclusive AS3X® and SAFE® Select technologies.

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 AR631 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

Overview

The E-flite® F-16 Thunderbirds 70mm EDF jet is a scale replica of the iconic aircraft flown by the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds demonstration team. Like the full-scale airshow thriller, this F-16 has an incredibly wide 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 pushrods 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!

Video Overview

 

AS3X LOGO
SAFE LOGO
Exclusive Technologies

This is the first high-performance F-16 model equipped with exclusive Spektrum AS3X® and SAFE® Select technologies. AS3X works behind the scenes to smooth out the effects of wind and turbulence to deliver a locked-in feel that makes it seem like you're flying a much larger jet. Optional-use SAFE Select offers pitch and bank angle limits along with automatic self-leveling that can be turned on and off at the flip of a switch making this the easiest to fly F-16 model yet! And if you don't want to enable the SAFE Select features, simply bind the receiver normally and only AS3X will be active.

 

High-Power EDF
High-Power EDF

The 12-blade 70mm fan, high-RPM brushless inrunner motor and 70-amp ESC combine with your 6S 3200–4000mAh LiPo battery to deliver amazing vertical performance and an incredible speed range with virtually instantaneous throttle response. But what makes the experience truly rewarding is the fantastic sound produced by the power system—it's almost like a real turbine.

 

Capable Gear
Capable Gear

The factory-installed landing gear features reliable electric retracts equipped with durable metal components and shock-absorbing struts that make it possible to fly from a wider variety of surfaces including paved runways and even grass.

 

Durable Precision
Durable Precision

The composite reinforced EPO airframe is lightweight yet durable, and the factory-installed digital, metal-geared servos plus ball-link equipped linkages deliver crisp and precise control at every speed.

 

Unmatched Maneuverability
Unmatched Maneuverability

The F-16's unique design offers incredible handling through a wide flight envelope and speed range. It's capable of rock-solid high-speed flight so you can perform locked-in low-level flybys and aerobatic maneuvers including giant loops, point rolls and more, while also being capable of slowing down to deliver smooth and stable high-alpha flight and landings.

 

SAFE technology

Bind-N-Fly Completion Level Advantage

This Bind-N-Fly® Basic model is equipped with an AS3X® (Artificial Stabilization–3-aXis) receiver that works behind the scenes to smooth out the effects of wind and turbulence. The result is a sense of stability and precision that makes you feel like you're flying a larger and expertly tuned aircraft.

If this is your first high-performance scale jet, or you want an extra margin of safety while familiarizing yourself with the airplane, you can enable the optional-use SAFE® Select technology built into the receiver. No programming is required. Simply change up the binding sequence as directed in the manual.

With SAFE Select features enabled, you get:

Pitch and Bank Angle Limits

  • These envelope limits keep the airplane from rolling or pitching upside down. They also prevent excessive climb or dive angles.

Automatic Self-Leveling

  • The airplane instantly returns to and holds level flight when the sticks are released and in the center position. It's also helpful for keeping the wings level during takeoffs and landings.

Easy Switch Assignment—No Programming Required

  • The simple procedure for assigning a transmitter switch to turn SAFE Select features on and off doesn't require any programming and takes just a few seconds.

If you don't want to enable the SAFE Select features, just bind the receiver normally and it will function like a standard AS3X receiver.

 

Product Specifications

Airfoil Shape Fully symmetrical
Approximate Assembly Time 1 - 3 hours
Approximate Flight Time 3 - 4 minutes
Battery Sold Separately
CG (Center of Gravity) 3.7 - 4.3" (95 - 110mm) from leading edge of wing
Charger Sold Separately
Completion Level Bind-N-Fly Basic
Fan Size 70mm EDF
Flaps No
Under 250g FAA Weight Limit No
Power Type Electric
Landing Gear Electric retracts
Material EPO
Minimum Required Radio 6-channel
Motor Size 1850Kv
Product Length 49.5" (1257 mm)
Product Weight 73.7oz (2090g)
Radio Sold Separately
Receiver Included
Recommended Motor Battery 22.2v 6s 3200-4000mAh 30C w/IC5 or EC5 connector
Retracts Included
Skill Level Level 2
Speed Control Included
Steering Steerable nose wheel
Technology AS3X and SAFE
Trim Scheme Colors Red, white and blue
Wing Area 299 sq in (20.4 sq dm)
Wingspan 32.1" (815 mm)