Version Info: This is the ARF+ version for pilots who wish to install their own power system. All primary electronics including servos and landing gear come pre-installed, just add your own power system (EDF, motor, and ESC) to begin flying.
The F-16C is a single-engine multirole fighter aircraft originally developed for the United States Air Force (USAF). Designed as an air superiority day fighter, it evolved into a successful all-weather multirole aircraft. In addition to active duty U.S. Air Force, the aircraft is also used by the USAF aerial demonstration team, the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds.
We worked closely with Freewing in optimizing their all new 90mm F-16C model to do justice to this legendary aircraft. Freewing worked for over a year to design an F-16C that any RC pilot would be proud to own. Simply put, after 200+ test flights, we believe this is the best foam PNP scale F-16 in the world today. While F-16s are available in many sizes throughout our RC hobby, Freewing's 90mm F-16C offers unique features not seen before in a foam F-16 such as scale operating landing gear CNC machined from durable 6061 aluminum, completely removable surfaces, and a pre-installed LED afterburner. Other scale details like a tinted canopy with plastic detailed cockpit, a complete navigation light package, and injection molded details like its "bird slicers" and accurate exhaust nozzle "turkey feathers" set this model apart from other foam F-16s.
Intended as a "Scale Plus" flyer, the Freewing F-16C excels in scale maneuvers like slow high alpha, tight banked turns, and stability throughout its flight envelope. It has a long glideslope considering its weight, and its landing attitude will be familiar to those who have flown the Freewing Stinger 90. The Freewing F-16C cruises at 50% throttle and we measured an average top speed of 90mph in level flight after a slight dive. With mixed throttle, an 6s 5000 mAh 50c battery gives 3-4 minutes of flight, like other Freewing 90mm jets. With its scale landing gear, lights, loadout and other details, the Freewing 90mm F-16C will be the gem of any RC pilot's foam jet fleet.
Large scale electronic ducted fan RC jet sporting the famous Thunderbirds livery (photos coming soon)
12 Blade factory balanced EDF with metal housing combined with 3748-1550KV brushless outrunner motor produces realistic jet turbine sound (PNP only)
Composite fan blades combined with metal EDF housing ensure AMA compliance (the fan blades themselves are NOT metal, so there are no flying restrictions - PNP only)
Hobbywing 130 Amp Hobbywing ESC with 8A UBEC (PNP only)
Electric retracts with scale, shock-absorbing struts and main operation, CNC'd from 6061 aluminum and suitable for pavement or short grass
Sequenced gear doors provide added realism and reduced drag
Removeable wings, stabilators, vertical stabilizer, and nose cone for easy transport and compact storage
Machine screws and brass threaded inserts are used to attach the wings for a secure fit and longevity
Gap-less hinges on ailerons and rudder for scale appearance
Bright LED navigation lights for enhanced realism and dawn/dusk maneuvers
Pre-installed LED afterburner
Carbon fiber wing spars and reinforced body parts
Upgraded pushrod clevis and metal ball head connectors on elevators provide a robust connection between servo and control surface and eliminate "play"
Nylon hinges on all control surfaces (superior to foam hinges)
All servos are pre-installed for your convenience. Just select your own power system and fly!
Freewing F-16C Thunderbirds EPO 1023mm KIT+
90mm 12-Blade EDF Power System
130A Brushless ESC with 8A UBEC
5 Channel Radio
5 Channel Receiver (If you would like flaperons it will require a 6th channel).
6 Cell 22.2V 5000 mAh 50c Lipo Battery with EC5 Connector
6 Cell Compatible Battery Charger
Wingspan 1023mm / 40.27in
Length 1522mm / 59.92in
Flying Weight 3680g / 130oz
Power System 3748-1550kV Brushless Inrunner Motor with 4000g thrust (PNP only)
Electronic Speed Control Upgrade 130A ESC, 8A UBEC (PNP only)
Propeller/EDF 90mm Metal Housing EDF with 12 Blade Fan (PNP only)
Servos 9g MG (4pcs) ; 17g MG(5pcs)
Landing Gear CNC electric retracts with scale, shock-absorbing struts and main operation
Wheels PU+RUBBER (45/16mm) F4.2mm(1pcs),60/17mm F4.2mm(2pcs)
Required Battery =6S 5000mAh 35C
Required Radio Minimum 7 Channel (required)
Material EPO Foam
Skill Level Advanced
Build Time 2 Hours
Recommended Environment Outdoor