Originally Posted by S.R.G.
I am looking to make a F-16 50mm EDF. Estimates showing 100grams for the body and wings only...that light enough?
depending on the wing span and wing area, and wing load, it should work Great
you might like this S.R.G.
200 sq. in. not counting fuselageWeight:
less than 4 lb.Length:
~30 oz/sq. ft.Servos:
JR micro digitalBattery:
16-c 1700mAh NiCdMotor:
Custom, built into fan, includedESC:
Jeti 70A, includedLaunch system:
The Jepe F16 is an all fiberglass and carbon fiber model made by Jean-Paul Schlosser in the Netherlands. My 16-year-old son Adam learned of this model by word of mouth and searching the internet; we haven’t seen any ads in any magazine nor ads on any website. The reputation of this model, as described by other modelers, was exceptional. More research indicated that this high-quality kit came with a high-quality price tag; the kit, along with the custom-manufactured motor, fan, a matching Jeti speed control and a special bungee launch system would cost more than $1,500.00 (Canadian funds)!
Adam decided that a summer job would earn enough money to purchase the complete kit (and he’d be able to put some away). I told him that if he worked and paid for the kit, I’d pay for the needed 16 cell battery pack. We already had proper servos and a receiver.
Other people who have dealt with JePe warned us that we should not expect overnight delivery. It took 3 months for the kit to be delivered! When we finally received it, it was packed in a large protective box, and all components were in good condition. Closer examination revealed that the kit was of exceptional quality. The fuselage was a combination of very light fiberglass and carbon fiber. The wings, stabilizer and fin were of an extremely light composition sandwich of fiberglass, end grain balsa and another layer of fiberglass. All components had fine detail work in relief -- panel lines, rivets, etc. The kit also included a perfectly fitting canopy, a scale styrofoam pilot, ultra-thin nylon decals, and a detailed instruction manual.