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    RE: Fly Eagle 1/6 scale F-16 Build Thread

    James, seems to me that a plastic tube (ABS) is more prone to wear, especially on planes that are flown hard. Do you feel that the ABS is superior over bearings?
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    RE: Fly Eagle 1/6 scale F-16 Build Thread

    Fender,
    You said all what I want to say. I really really agree that elevator should be bearing.
    Whatever material used for this elevator support, at the moment this elevator is very stiff without any modify.
    I'm wondering what Mr,Liu did do his jet, and configuration.

    James,
    That's very good approach. The buyer definetly want bearing on the elevator even it is option.
    By the way James, can I also buy elevator support parts with bearing to modify it like old version style same as Fenders's one?
    I need whole related parts.

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    RE: Fly Eagle 1/6 scale F-16 Build Thread

    Thanks, I'll do.
    But I'm still thinking what is the best solution to clear this issue.
    I'm expecting FEJ supporting.

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    RE: Fly Eagle 1/6 scale F-16 Build Thread

    Hey suhakkogi, give it a try, It can always be changed later and that way you can make your own determination on the new design. I am a product of tradition and just like when 2.4ghz started people were very reluctant to switch over. It could be a solid design for this application, and if it does work its kinda a good thing since you lose some weight from the wood/bearings of traditional setups.
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    RE: Fly Eagle 1/6 scale F-16 Build Thread

    Thanks for your advice.
    After long thinking I decided to go original application.
    But there is still remained thing to be solved. I just try it.

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    RE: Fly Eagle 1/6 scale F-16 Build Thread


    ORIGINAL: EagleJC

    Hi

    here are couple photos to show the new set up on elevators.

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    Hi james, The basic idea on the elevators is good, but the geometery could be better. For me the pick-up point on the servo would have to be much further back (or forward) from the pivot point on the elevator ideally at least halfway between pivot point and trailing or leading edge to give a much greater mechanical advantage to the servo.

    The only downside would be you might see the 'curved slot' above and below the elevator because your moving away from the thickest part of the surface (pivot point)

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    RE: Fly Eagle 1/6 scale F-16 Build Thread

    The only problem with that the further u move away from the shaft the more the more travel required and u can only cut a small slit for servo arm.
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    RE: Fly Eagle 1/6 scale F-16 Build Thread



    If you cant get enough movement with the servo further away, then for me it's not a viable way of doing things.

    I really hope the smal F-18 doesnt have this set-up, if it does and i cant modify it, it's a deal breaker.


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    RE: Fly Eagle 1/6 scale F-16 Build Thread

    Well if if servo arm sits in the same place it does with the old style rods, torque applied doesnt change and you take out linkage slop. The more i think about that part of the design i like it, but i personally feel the bearing on the shaft is better. Over time there will be some wear, dirt and g loading is normal wear.
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    RE: Fly Eagle 1/6 scale F-16 Build Thread

    Anyone have a good RTF weight for a new all honeycomb 1/6 f-16?

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    RE: Fly Eagle 1/6 scale F-16 Build Thread

    from what I was told its about 6lbs less, but thats what I was told.
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    Anyone have a good RTF weight for a new all honeycomb 1/6 f-16?
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    RE: Fly Eagle 1/6 scale F-16 Build Thread

    What did yours weigh again?

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    RE: Fly Eagle 1/6 scale F-16 Build Thread

    Hi Boomer see my post#661 on page 27 for weight with honeycombe.
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    RE: Fly Eagle 1/6 scale F-16 Build Thread

    I was looking but may of missed it, do you have a pic or can you tell me were the elevators sit in the nuteral position

    Thanks david

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    RE: Fly Eagle 1/6 scale F-16 Build Thread

    Fender closed his account as stated in his f-15/14 his friend maybe able to help you get in contact with him.

    http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_11...10/key_/tm.htm

    Looks like M3Baker knows him

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    RE: Fly Eagle 1/6 scale F-16 Build Thread

    We did the maiden of my FEJ 1/6 scale F16 this week - thunderbird scheme. The jet flys very well and I am very happy with the quality and great customer service from FEJ. I really like the honeycomb as I believe it is stronger and lighter than conventional construction (all stress bearing formers and mounts are plywood). Many thanks to my builder (Nir Schweizer), who did another awesome build job for me and also did the initial test flights. Also thanks to all the awesome dudes at Farview Flyers for the advice and help. The jet flys on a Rhino, has DFS lights, and a Tam custom pipe. Weight is estimated at about 35lbs with CG at 220.
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    RE: Fly Eagle 1/6 scale F-16 Build Thread

    Its funny you say customer service, these guys even blew off fender who helped fej turn their crappy reputation around. Yeah great service
    ORIGINAL: RCflyerCT

    We did the maiden of my FEJ 1/6 scale F16 this week - thunderbird scheme. The jet flys very well and I am very happy with the quality and great customer service from FEJ. I really like the honeycomb as I believe it is stronger and lighter than conventional construction (all stress bearing formers and mounts are plywood). Many thanks to my builder (Nir Schweizer), who did another awesome build job for me and also did the initial test flights. Also thanks to all the awesome dudes at Farview Flyers for the advice and help. The jet flys on a Rhino, has DFS lights, and a Tam custom pipe. Weight is estimated at about 35lbs with CG at 220.

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    RE: Fly Eagle 1/6 scale F-16 Build Thread

    I was posting my experience in what has been a constructive build thread. There are other multiple "bash FEJ" threads that are probably more appropriate for your negative and confrontational vitriol.
    ORIGINAL: Area51.5

    Its funny you say customer service, these guys even blew off fender who helped fej turn their crappy reputation around. Yeah great service
    ORIGINAL: RCflyerCT

    We did the maiden of my FEJ 1/6 scale F16 this week - thunderbird scheme. The jet flys very well and I am very happy with the quality and great customer service from FEJ. I really like the honeycomb as I believe it is stronger and lighter than conventional construction (all stress bearing formers and mounts are plywood). Many thanks to my builder (Nir Schweizer), who did another awesome build job for me and also did the initial test flights. Also thanks to all the awesome dudes at Farview Flyers for the advice and help. The jet flys on a Rhino, has DFS lights, and a Tam custom pipe. Weight is estimated at about 35lbs with CG at 220.

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    RE: Fly Eagle 1/6 scale F-16 Build Thread

    Wes,

    It was good to see you and Nir again,and we're very happy about your successful outing. Good luck with your beautiful new airplane,and come back and hang with us soon. Take care,

    Erik
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    RE: Fly Eagle 1/6 scale F-16 Build Thread

    Just saying it is well known their service sucks, and when you need parts and you will need parts remember this statement.  I wish fender would let everyone here read all the emails from these guys, keith kept every email from both James and Lowell since the first day he started in jets. I'm just glad I called him before ordering. I do wish you good luck and hope my comment is wrong.


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