F-16 Thunderbirds from E-flite

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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

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Winspan: 815mm (32.1 in)
Length: 1260mm (49.6 in)

Weight: 2100 g (4.6 lbs)
Aileron: Yes
Approximate Assembly Time: 1-3 Hours
CG (Center of Gravity): 110mm to 95mm from leading edge
Completion Level: Bind-N-Fly Basic
EDF Size: 70mm
Elevator: Yes
Flaps: No
Flying Weight: 73.7 oz (2100 g)
Landing Gear: Yes
Length: 49.6 in (1260 mm)
Minimum Required Radio: 5+ channel DSMX/DSM2
Minimum Speed Control: 70amp
Motor Size: 2860-1850Kv
Recommended Motor Battery: 6S 22.2V 2900-4000mAh LiPo flight battery with EC5 connector
Retracts: Yes
Rudder: Yes
Servos: 6 (installed)
Throttle: Yes
Trimscheme Colors: Red, White, and Blue
Wingspan: 32.1 in (815 mm)

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