Freewing YF-16 Falcon 70mm EDF Thrust Vectoring Jet - PNP
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Freewing YF-16 Falcon 70mm Vectored Thrust EDF Jet - Receiver Ready in General Dynamics Red, White and Blue Color Scheme - FJ20211P
The General Dynamics YF-16 is the original F-16 prototype developed in the early 1970's to be the primary strike fighter for the United States Air Force. Freewing brings us this incredibly historic plane in a 70mm EDF with vectored thrust. The YF-16 is the perfect EDF jet for learning to fly with vectored thrust. While the plane can be flown with a 5 channel receiver, Motion RC recommends using a 6 channel RX so you can put the vectored thrust servos on their own channels as opposed to using the included Y cables. This allows you to turn the thrust vectoring on and off and set dual rates for the channels. This is the best way to learn to fly a plane like this before graduating to a larger Freewing F-18 or SU-35. When running on the recommended 4S LiPo pack, the YF-16 has a plenty of thrust for high alpha maneuvers. While then landing gear is fixed, the plane has plenty of scale details and is an absolute blast to fly. A piece of American history and a Motion RC favorite.
Note: The wiring procedure to achieve in-flight on/off selection of the thrust vectoring flight modes is an advanced feature, and accordingly this aircraft is recommended for advanced pilots only. A general wiring diagram is discussed in the manual, but pilots should expect some time to test various wiring arrangements themselves to optimize the thrust vectoring controls to their individual preference.
- Scale features including high painted pilot, detailed cockpit, General Dynamics YF-16 graphics, air-intake, molded exhaust nozzle, and wing-tip missiles
- 70mm electronic ducted fan (EDF)
- 360 degree vectored thrust for incredible maneuvers (hover, flat spins, etc.)
- Nylon hinges on all control surfaces (superior to foam hinges)
- Brushless motor, ESC and servos installed
- Minimum 5 Channel Radio (6 recommended) - Click Here for recommendations
- 5-6 Channel Receiver - Click Here for recommendations
- 4 Cell 14.8V 2200 mAh Lipo Batteries - EPR22004
- Lipo Battery Charger - Click Here for recommendations
800mm / 31.5in
1150mm / 45.3in
900g / 31.75oz
45A, T connector, internal SBEC
Propeller / EDF
9g standard gear with 300mm lead : rudder
fixed landing gear
4S 2200mAh 30C LiPo
5 Channel computer radio with mixing ability
Nylon hinges on all control surfaces
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Didn' like push rod for rudd,installed a servo on the tail. Hinges need more glue on ailerons, rudder ,elevator. Flies great
Flies good, but the aileron hinges were not glued and a landing gear mount also was not glued and fell out. Needs updated wings need to be held in place with screws! Too much gluing. 6s power would be nice!
she's built, but will shefly?
I finally built my Falcon. I dusted the box off(it's an older kit), and assembled it. It went together well, except the horizontal stab/elevator. I could not get it to work correctly or be semi-secure the way it is said to be done. I ended up rebuilding the wood plates and redesigning them(doubled) to make it stronger. It's still semi-sloppy but it should work. If you've built or flown this AC please let me know what to expect. Otherwise, I wired the TV system to a 4 channel radio so it's always on. I don't know what to expect, but it will be fun.
Time for V2
This plane is out of date compared to other freewing edfs. Performance is average but my esc burned out after a few flights. I would recommend spending the extra money on another one of the freewing edfs because they are much higher quality than this edf.
Update to review with vid
As an update to my recent review, here's some flight footage with voice-over including some wear and tear updates. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVHtOXdEKQM
Great Plane, tough build, older Freewing quality
After 6 batteries, I have to say I reaaaally like this plane. The TV is just a blast to play with and this thing floats and flies wonderfully. Pros: Sufficient power (close to 1x1) to pull out of stalls Easy handlaunching 4+ minutes on 2200 4s (managed throttle) Just feels really good in the air Crazy throws with TV at full dual rate for fun flinging Cons: Build was a challenge overall with several tweaks to get it right... Elevator VERY tight, had to drimmel out the channel One Elevator not perfectly flush to side...had to sand to prevent rubbing on fuse EPS foam is very susceptable to hanger/car rash...cut your fingernails before you mess with this plane! Have to slightly mod battery compartment...cut out some of the top foam and use velcro on bottom of batt Items of note: I removed all landing gear to belly launch after seeing guys pull this off on the Utubes...I covered 'cheater hole' (its literally just a hole) which reduces thrust by a few grams, but in removing landing gear seems to be a wash. I added lots of packing tape to the inside and outside of the air intake, and also virtually 'glassed' the dorsal fins with tape and included epoxy. So far, the fins are holding up quite well! My only issue in landing is that the forward part of the fuse will take the brunt of the belly 'slap' due to the battery weight and has already shown signs of cracking under the pilot. I've taped that now and added some glue to the crack and hope it will hold. I have definately come in hard on some high alpha landings, so really quite surprised nothing has fallen off/broken yet (knock on wood). Also, there is talk of aileron issues...while my hinges were well glued, I thought the alignment was off on the root side of the Aileron. However, if you install them with the z-bend on the outside (facing down) of the servo arm the force of the pull will align your ailerons perfectly...if a bit awkward to get the clevis in with the angle :) All in all, great jet. Not huge top speed but plenty of thrust due to overall light AUW. I would not recommend flying in wind over 15mph. My old Stinger 64 was faster, and could handle more wind due to mass, but this is a different beast...it's a very nimble, floaty ship that can do some crazy things in the air :) In agreement with a previous review...I would like to see Freewing come out with another version to address the elevators and bring the overall build quality up to their current standards (see 64mm F18 or Stinger 64).
Great but time for v2
This is a great plane with nice verticals speed and maneuverability. The paint is great and doesn't chip away like other jets. The only reason for only four stars is because this plane needs an update. It could use a better esc. And should be made with epo instead of eps. Other than that its great but the build time is a little long due to use of epoxy and thrust vectoring
Good flyier very fast
typical foreign errors in spelling
Note the numerous misspelled words on the 12al located on the side just forward of the cockpit. Hilarious.