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E-Flite F-16 Thunderbirds 70mm EDF BNF Basic with AS3X and Safe Select (E-Flite EFL78500 | EFL78500)
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Model: E-Flite EFL78500
Dist. #: EFL78500   SKU: EFL78500

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F-16 Thunderbirds 70mm EDF BNF Basic with AS3X and Safe Select...

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The Lockheed Martin F-16 is among the most acknowledged and successful single-engine fighters worldwide. Its remarkable efficiency and abilities are why the world-renowned U.S. Flying force Thunderbirds demonstration group picks to run it with difference at airshows around the globe. The E-flite® F-16 Thunderbirds 70mm EDF is a scale reproduction that delivers incredible efficiency while also being easy to fly—particularly when it's equipped with unique AS3X® and SAFE® Select technologies.


The simplest to fly high-performance F-16 EDF (Electric Ducted Fan) jet model yet!

Scale reproduction of the iconic airplane flown by the U.S. Flying force Thunderbirds demonstration group

12-blade 70mm fan delivers excellent top speed and vertical efficiency plus turbine-like sound

Factory-installed high-power SIX 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 range of surface areas consisting of|consisting of} yard

Spektrum™ AR631 6-channel receiver with industry-leading DSMX® innovation

Easy to fly with optional-use SAFE® Select flight envelope defense

The unrivaled stability and precision of AS3X® innovation

Includes a decal sheet to choose and apply the Thunderbird number designation of your option

Easy final assembly with removable wings and a magnetically-secured nose cone

Hassle-free top hatch with clear canopy, cockpit information and a pilot figure

Resilient yet lightweight, composite reinforced EPO airframe

The E-flite® F-16 Thunderbirds 70mm EDF jet is a scale reproduction of the iconic airplane flown by the U.S. Flying Force Thunderbirds demonstration group. Like the major airshow thriller, this F-16 has an extremely wide efficiency envelope—from sluggish and steady high-alpha flight to remarkable high-speed and vertical abilities. 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 arrive on a broader range of surface areas–consisting of yard—while keeping ground dealing with smooth and delivering a practical jet experience. The composite reinforced EPO airframe is lightweight yet strong, and the digital, metal geared servos plus ball-link equipped pushrods provide precise control. And it all combines to deliver one of the simplest to fly, yet highest-performance and most capable, F-16 designs ever!




Exclusive Technologies
This is the very first high-performance F-16 model equipped with unique Spektrum™ AS3X® and SAFE® Select innovations. AS3X works behind the scenes to smooth out the results 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 switched on and off at the flip of a switch making this the simplest to fly F-16 model yet! And if you don't {want to|wish to} allow|allow|make it possible for} the SAFE Select functions|functions}, {just|merely} bind the receiver generally|typically|usually|generally} and only AS3X will be active.

High-Power EDF

High-Power EDF
The 12-blade 70mm fan, high-RPM brushless inrunner motor and 70-amp ESC combine with your SIX 3200–4000mAh LiPo battery to deliver remarkable vertical efficiency and an amazing speed variety with essentially instant throttle action. But what makes the experience genuinely satisfying is the great sound produced by the power system—it's almost like a genuine turbine.

Capable Gear

Capable Gear
The factory-installed landing equipment features trustworthy electric retracts equipped with resilient metal parts and shock-absorbing struts that make it possible to fly from a broader range of surface areas consisting of paved runways and even yard.

Resilient Precision

Durable Precision
The composite reinforced EPO airframe is lightweight yet resilient, and the factory-installed digital, metal-geared servos plus ball-link equipped linkages deliver crisp and precise control at every speed.

Unmatched Maneuverability

Unmatched Maneuverability
The F-16's unique style offers incredible dealing with through a broad flight envelope and speed variety. It's capable of rock-solid high-speed flight so you can perform locked-in low-level flybys and aerobatic maneuvers including huge loops, point rolls and more, while also can decreasing to deliver smooth and steady high-alpha flight and landings.

SAFE technology

Bind-N-Fly Completion Level Benefit
This Bind-N-Fly® Basic model is equipped with an AS3X® (Synthetic Stabilization–3-aXis) receiver that works behind the scenes to smooth out the results of wind and turbulence. The result is a sense of stability and precision that makes you seem like you're flying a larger and skillfully tuned aircraft.

If this is your very first high-performance scale jet, or you want an additional margin of security while familiarizing yourself with the aircraft, you can enable the optional-use SAFE® Select innovation constructed into the receiver. No programming is needed. Simply alter the binding sequence as directed in the manual.

With SAFE Select features enabled, you get:

Pitch and Bank Angle Limits
These envelope limits keep the aircraft from rolling or pitching upside down. They also prevent excessive climb or dive angles.

Automatic Self-Leveling
The aircraft instantly goes back to and holds level flight when the sticks are launched and in the center position. It's also practical for keeping the wings level during takeoffs and landings.

Easy Switch Assignment—No Programming Required
The simple procedure for designating a transmitter switch to turn SAFE Select featuress} on and off does not need any programming and takes just a couple of seconds.

If you don't want to enable the SAFE Select features, just bind the receiver normally and it will function like a basic AS3X receiver.



Airfoil Shape: Totally in proportion

Approximate Assembly Time: 1 - 3 hours

Approximate Flight Time: 3 - 4 minutes

Battery: Sold Separately

CG (Center Of Mass): 3.7 - 4.3" (95 - 110mm) from leading edge of wing

Battery Charger: Sold Separately

Completion Level: Bind-N-Fly Basic

Fan Size: 70mm EDF

Flaps: No

Flying Weight: 2001-25000g

Landing Gear: Electric retracts

Material: Foam

Minimum Required Radio: 6-channel

Motor Size: 1850Kv

Motor Type: Brushless

Power Type: Electric

Item Length: 49.5" (1257 mm)

Item Weight: 73.7oz (2090g)

Radio: Sold Separately

Receiver: Included

Recommended Motor Battery: 22.2v sixes 3200-4000mAh 30C w/IC5 or EC5 port

Retracts: Included

Skill Level: Level 2

Speed Control: Included

Steering: Steerable nose wheel

Technology : AS3X and SAFE

Trim Plan Colors: Red, white and blue

Wing Location: 299 sq in (20.4 sq dm)

Wingspan: 32.1" (815 mm)

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