Available for Pre-Order Only
Available late January
The General Dynamics/Lockheed Martin F-16 is one of the most recognised 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!
High performance 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
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!
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.
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.
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.
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 manoeuvers including giant loops, point rolls and more, while also being capable of slowing down to deliver smooth and stable high-alpha flight and landings.
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 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.
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.
NEEDED TO COMPLETE
5+ channel, full-range transmitter and receiver
3200-4000mAh 6S 22.2V LiPo flight battery with an EC5T connector
Suitable LiPo battery chargerr
WHAT'S IN THE BOX
(1) F-16 Thunderbird 70mm EDF PNP Airplane
(1) Product Manual
Approximate Assembly Time: 1-3 Hours
CG (Center of Gravity): 110mm to 95mm from LE
Completion Level: Plug-N-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
Expo (Ailerons): 10%
Expo (Elevator): 10%
Expo (Rudder): 10%
Flying Weight: 2090g
Landing Gear: Yes
Minimum Required Radio: 5+ channel DSMX/DSM2
Minimum Speed Control: 70amp
Motor Size: 2860-1850kv
Recommended Motor Battery: 6S 22.2V 3200-4000mAh LiPo flight battery with EC5 connector
Trimscheme Colors: Red, White, and Blue