E-flite F-16 Thunderbirds 70mm EDF PNP

E-flite F-16 Thunderbirds 70mm EDF PNP

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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
  • 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
  • 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
Needed to Complete
  • Full-range 5+ Channel transmitter and Receiver
  • 3200–4000mAh 6S 22.2V LiPo flight battery with EC5™ connector
  • Suitable LiPo battery charger
What's in the Box?
  • (1) F-16 Thunderbird 70mm EDF PNP Airplane.
  • (1) Product Manual

Overview

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!

 

Video Overview

Plug-N-Play®

This Plug-N-Play model comes with the motor, ESC, servos, and retracts installed. All you need to do is complete some final assembly, install a receiver, charge a battery and fly!

Plug-N-Play<sup>®</sup>

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

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

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

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

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.

 TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS:

Aileron: Yes
Approximate Assembly Time: 1-3 Hours
CG (Center of Gravity): 110mm to 95mm from LE
Completion Level: Plug and Play
Control Throw (Flaps): N/A
Control Throw - High (Ailerons): +-26mm
Control Throw - High (Elevator): +-18mm
Control Throw - High (Rudder): +-20mm
Control Throw - Low (Ailerons): =-18mm
Control Throw - Low (Elevator): +-14mm
Control Throw - Low (Rudder): +-16mm
EDF Size: 70mm
Elevator: Yes
Expo (Ailerons): 10%
Expo (Elevator): 10%
Expo (Rudder): 10%
Flaps: No
Flying Weight: 2090g
Landing Gear: Yes
Length: 1260mm
Minimum Required Radio: 5+ channel TX and RX
Minimum Speed Control: 70amp
Motor Size: 2860-1850kv
Recommended Motor Battery: 6S 22.2V 3200-4000mAh LiPo flight battery with EC5 connector
Retracts: Yes
Rudder: Yes
Servos: 6
Throttle: Yes
Trimscheme Colors: Red, White, and Blue
Wingspan: 815mm

 

Shipping
$5 Flat Rate Shipping (Includes Rural)

$8.50 for Saturday Delivery

$10 for Waiheke Island

Free Instore Pickup by Arrangement

Saturday Delivery
If you order an “in stock” item on Friday before 1PM you will have the option to select Saturday Delivery. Saturday Delivery is not available in all areas and is not guaranteed. Larger parcels going to South Island on the two day service will need to be ordered on a Thursday with Saturday delivery. Saturday Delivery is not available for Rural or Dangerous Goods (Nitro Fuel).

Delivery
Once RC Hobbies 12 Ltd has confirmed acceptance of the buyer's order, we will endeavor to dispatch the buyer's order within 24 Hours unless a different time frame is specified in relation to a particular product. If we are unable to dispatch the buyer's order within the time frame specified by RC Hobbies 12 Ltd we will endeavor to contact the buyer and advise the buyer of the expected dispatch date.

In stock items are generally dispatched on the same day you place your order, unless a different time frame is specified in relation to a particular product and provided the order was placed before our daily cut off time which is usually around 2PM - 3PM.

We use Courier Post and Fastway for New Zealand orders. Deliveries are usually overnight, but please allow an extra day for big parcels to reach the South Island and for rural deliveries.

We use Courier Post for orders that can fit into overnight courier bags and Fastway for larger parcels.

Tracking emails will be sent out once parcels have been collected.

The buyer may specify delivery instructions for an order (for example, the buyer may authorise the delivery agent to leave the products in a specified location if the buyer will not be at the delivery address). RC Hobbies 12 Ltd will not be responsible for any order that is delivered in accordance with the buyer’s delivery instructions.


Delivery to PO Boxes
RC Hobbies 12 Ltd can send goods to PO Boxes

International Delivery.
We're based in New Zealand but we deliver all round the world. Please contact us for a shipping quote or we will send you a quote after your order has been placed.

sales@rchobbies.co.nz

Returns Policy

The item I received is not the item I ordered

Provided the item is unopened and in mint condition we’ll replace the item. To receive your replacement you must return the original item to RC Hobbies 12 Ltd. You will be provided with a no-cost return addressed courier satchel (or similar) and we will process your replacement within 1–3 days of receiving your item.

The item I ordered arrived faulty.

Please arrange with RC Hobbies 12 Ltd to return the item for testing. If we confirm that the item was damaged before leaving RC Hobbies, or was faulty out of the box, your item will be repaired or if it cannot be repaired then it will be replaced by RC Hobbies 12 Ltd free of charge. If the goods are faulty we will meet our obligations under the Consumers Guarantees Act to provide a remedy.

The item I ordered did not arrive

If your item did not arrive the first thing to do is request a “track and trace” on your item from the Courier Post or Fastway tracking emails we send out.

Alternatively you can call Courier Post on 0800 268 743 or Fastway on 09 634 3704

If the “track and trace” on your order indicates that it has been delivered, but you’re unable to find it or it hasn’t been delivered within the timeframe we will start an investigation with Courier Post & Fastways on your behalf.

Regrettably, neither RC Hobbies nor Courier Post & Fastway are able to refund or replace items that have been lost, damaged or stolen after being delivered to your property. If you are concerned about leaving your items unattended we recommend using “Signature Required” option which is our default option unless advise by the Buyer to use the “No Signature Required” option.

I've changed my mind and no longer want the item I ordered

Change of mind returns can be processed as long as it has been agreed by RC Hobbies 12 Ltd and the item has been returned within 7 days of dispatch and is unopened and in mint condition. The shipping for the return will also be at the cost of the buyer. Once we have the item in hand we will assess the item and if everything checks out OK you will receive a Store Credit or refund less the restock fee and freight charges.

Restock fee

All goods ordered in error by the Customer or goods the Customer wishes to return are subject to a restock fee. The fee is 10% of the goods sales value. This applies if you change your mind, ordered it in error, unwanted Gift or just did not like it or did not suit you, so please choose carefully and read the descriptions in the listings as some products also require additional items to complete.

Description

 

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
  • 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
  • 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
Needed to Complete
  • Full-range 5+ Channel transmitter and Receiver
  • 3200–4000mAh 6S 22.2V LiPo flight battery with EC5™ connector
  • Suitable LiPo battery charger
What's in the Box?
  • (1) F-16 Thunderbird 70mm EDF PNP Airplane.
  • (1) Product Manual

Overview

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!

 

Video Overview

Plug-N-Play®

This Plug-N-Play model comes with the motor, ESC, servos, and retracts installed. All you need to do is complete some final assembly, install a receiver, charge a battery and fly!

Plug-N-Play<sup>®</sup>

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

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

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

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

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.

 TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS:

Aileron: Yes
Approximate Assembly Time: 1-3 Hours
CG (Center of Gravity): 110mm to 95mm from LE
Completion Level: Plug and Play
Control Throw (Flaps): N/A
Control Throw - High (Ailerons): +-26mm
Control Throw - High (Elevator): +-18mm
Control Throw - High (Rudder): +-20mm
Control Throw - Low (Ailerons): =-18mm
Control Throw - Low (Elevator): +-14mm
Control Throw - Low (Rudder): +-16mm
EDF Size: 70mm
Elevator: Yes
Expo (Ailerons): 10%
Expo (Elevator): 10%
Expo (Rudder): 10%
Flaps: No
Flying Weight: 2090g
Landing Gear: Yes
Length: 1260mm
Minimum Required Radio: 5+ channel TX and RX
Minimum Speed Control: 70amp
Motor Size: 2860-1850kv
Recommended Motor Battery: 6S 22.2V 3200-4000mAh LiPo flight battery with EC5 connector
Retracts: Yes
Rudder: Yes
Servos: 6
Throttle: Yes
Trimscheme Colors: Red, White, and Blue
Wingspan: 815mm

 

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Shipping & Returns

Shipping
$5 Flat Rate Shipping (Includes Rural)

$8.50 for Saturday Delivery

$10 for Waiheke Island

Free Instore Pickup by Arrangement

Saturday Delivery
If you order an “in stock” item on Friday before 1PM you will have the option to select Saturday Delivery. Saturday Delivery is not available in all areas and is not guaranteed. Larger parcels going to South Island on the two day service will need to be ordered on a Thursday with Saturday delivery. Saturday Delivery is not available for Rural or Dangerous Goods (Nitro Fuel).

Delivery
Once RC Hobbies 12 Ltd has confirmed acceptance of the buyer's order, we will endeavor to dispatch the buyer's order within 24 Hours unless a different time frame is specified in relation to a particular product. If we are unable to dispatch the buyer's order within the time frame specified by RC Hobbies 12 Ltd we will endeavor to contact the buyer and advise the buyer of the expected dispatch date.

In stock items are generally dispatched on the same day you place your order, unless a different time frame is specified in relation to a particular product and provided the order was placed before our daily cut off time which is usually around 2PM - 3PM.

We use Courier Post and Fastway for New Zealand orders. Deliveries are usually overnight, but please allow an extra day for big parcels to reach the South Island and for rural deliveries.

We use Courier Post for orders that can fit into overnight courier bags and Fastway for larger parcels.

Tracking emails will be sent out once parcels have been collected.

The buyer may specify delivery instructions for an order (for example, the buyer may authorise the delivery agent to leave the products in a specified location if the buyer will not be at the delivery address). RC Hobbies 12 Ltd will not be responsible for any order that is delivered in accordance with the buyer’s delivery instructions.


Delivery to PO Boxes
RC Hobbies 12 Ltd can send goods to PO Boxes

International Delivery.
We're based in New Zealand but we deliver all round the world. Please contact us for a shipping quote or we will send you a quote after your order has been placed.

sales@rchobbies.co.nz

Returns Policy

The item I received is not the item I ordered

Provided the item is unopened and in mint condition we’ll replace the item. To receive your replacement you must return the original item to RC Hobbies 12 Ltd. You will be provided with a no-cost return addressed courier satchel (or similar) and we will process your replacement within 1–3 days of receiving your item.

The item I ordered arrived faulty.

Please arrange with RC Hobbies 12 Ltd to return the item for testing. If we confirm that the item was damaged before leaving RC Hobbies, or was faulty out of the box, your item will be repaired or if it cannot be repaired then it will be replaced by RC Hobbies 12 Ltd free of charge. If the goods are faulty we will meet our obligations under the Consumers Guarantees Act to provide a remedy.

The item I ordered did not arrive

If your item did not arrive the first thing to do is request a “track and trace” on your item from the Courier Post or Fastway tracking emails we send out.

Alternatively you can call Courier Post on 0800 268 743 or Fastway on 09 634 3704

If the “track and trace” on your order indicates that it has been delivered, but you’re unable to find it or it hasn’t been delivered within the timeframe we will start an investigation with Courier Post & Fastways on your behalf.

Regrettably, neither RC Hobbies nor Courier Post & Fastway are able to refund or replace items that have been lost, damaged or stolen after being delivered to your property. If you are concerned about leaving your items unattended we recommend using “Signature Required” option which is our default option unless advise by the Buyer to use the “No Signature Required” option.

I've changed my mind and no longer want the item I ordered

Change of mind returns can be processed as long as it has been agreed by RC Hobbies 12 Ltd and the item has been returned within 7 days of dispatch and is unopened and in mint condition. The shipping for the return will also be at the cost of the buyer. Once we have the item in hand we will assess the item and if everything checks out OK you will receive a Store Credit or refund less the restock fee and freight charges.

Restock fee

All goods ordered in error by the Customer or goods the Customer wishes to return are subject to a restock fee. The fee is 10% of the goods sales value. This applies if you change your mind, ordered it in error, unwanted Gift or just did not like it or did not suit you, so please choose carefully and read the descriptions in the listings as some products also require additional items to complete.

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