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Old 06-12-2014, 09:23 AM
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Here is the real deal, angle of the leg is 15 dg but the lower part has also a angle.

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Old 06-12-2014, 09:34 AM
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Do we need more F16's ?
I kinda agree.
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Old 06-12-2014, 09:55 AM
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Here is the real deal, angle of the leg is 15 dg but the lower part has also a angle.

haha thats the original Goodrich drawing! :-)
It was so cool when I could access all this stuff at work.
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Old 06-12-2014, 09:56 AM
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I kinda agree.
Me too, we need another Hawk.


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Old 06-12-2014, 10:52 AM
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Yep original 1976 menasco mgf company.
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Old 06-12-2014, 06:02 PM
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FB, I heard $10k was the ballpark but maybe that was heresay....or heresy!
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Old 06-12-2014, 06:17 PM
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Man, guess I will have skip this I have always wanted a scalejets f-16 but the price is just not reasonable for me yet.
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Old 06-12-2014, 09:52 PM
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Pay the cost to be the boss... Or buy FEJ.
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the F-16 1/5 ARF kit unpainted List price is $ 2995.- USD, and i had estimated the combo price about 7-8K USD without the ordinance & speed brake set,

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Old 06-13-2014, 03:13 AM
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the F-16 1/5 ARF kit unpainted List price is $ 2995.- USD, and i had estimated the combo price about 7-8K USD without the ordinance & speed brake set,
So 10k like Rex stated is about right with all the scale options, thanks for the info.
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Old 06-13-2014, 03:44 AM
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Yea, it wasn't a certainty on the price I said but it did come from some BVM folks. With shipping and everything...
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Is that a dry weight?
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Old 06-13-2014, 05:10 AM
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i hope the F-16 1/5 combo with all scale options is 9K USD under,
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Old 06-13-2014, 06:30 AM
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but shipping will be 1k so in the end 10k..... skymaster has gotten very proud of themselves in the last couple of years it seems.
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Old 06-13-2014, 09:14 AM
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At 1/5 scale, this thing is massive...a real head-turning jet. The gear will be awesome if it's anything like the SM 1/6.

For comparison maybe look at BVM F-16 pricing? and it's 1/6.
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but shipping will be 1k so in the end 10k..... skymaster has gotten very proud of themselves in the last couple of years it seems.

.....or maybe buy a FEJ 1/5th for $2k less and fly it twice (if you're lucky)
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but shipping will be 1k so in the end 10k..... skymaster has gotten very proud of themselves in the last couple of years it seems.
And why shouldn't they be proud of themselves? They make solid airframes that actually last.....plus the customer service is top notch.
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I'm certainly not cheap but 10k is out of my range for an F-16. By the time it's finished with gear etc etc it will run around 15-18k. I have a damn good job and that's just up there. How the hell do people afford jets like this? LOL.
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How the hell do people afford jets like this? LOL.
What makes you think the people buying these can afford them :-)
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What makes you think the people buying these can afford them :-)
Oh I am the first and foremost believer in "Jet money is unlimited no matter what" to the bain of my wife but even I can't justify this level of cost. I can understand it in the F14 for example because of the true complexity of the swinging wings etc etc but not on this. Someone mentioned the BVM F-16 being around the same price for a 1/6th scale but people are forgetting that it is a PNP aircraft with all servo's etc included. This jet is just in a whole different world of expense which breaks my heart a bit. Yes I'm well aware that others will be able to afford it and I applaud them. Also by NO means am I saying that the cost isn't justified...I'm just saying it sucks that I can't afford it. LOL

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I sold my Skymaster 1/6 F-16 in anticipation of the 1/5. I'm hoping the price is in the $7k range without ordinance.
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To much for me thats all I know, I really want another f-16 someday since they fly so nice and I love big models. Im sure plenty of people will still buy them regardless of price.
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Old 06-14-2014, 05:20 AM
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Hey Glen
I will get one and you can have a go at the sticks!
Lets see....if I charge you $100 per flight. I should recoup my investment within a year. Better than Vegas!

see you soon!
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I am not bashing the price at all, just stating what I was told because I have had an interest in the airframe ever since Jeff brought out the intel. SM has always been a good and solid company, glad to see them develop some larger airframes like this one. It is certainly getting "towards" the ScaleJets F-16 kit price but I will say, there is a BIG difference and the gap widens heavily when you see the shop time investment to pull off the ScaleJets kit. Plus, frankly, not a lot of the jet guys could or would try and pull off a kit build on this bird.

SM always does a great job with their ARF's and this puts a 1/5 scale F-16 in a ARF version on the market for them. Grateful for that!

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I am not bashing the price at all, just stating what I was told because I have had an interest in the airframe ever since Jeff brought out the intel. SM has always been a good and solid company, glad to see them develop some larger airframes like this one. It is certainly getting "towards" the ScaleJets F-16 kit price but I will say, there is a BIG difference and the gap widens heavily when you see the shop time investment to pull off the ScaleJets kit. Plus, frankly, not a lot of the jet guys could or would try and pull off a kit build on this bird.

SM always does a great job with their ARF's and this puts a 1/5 scale F-16 in a ARF version on the market for them. Grateful for that!

Rex
Well said Rex. The Scale Jets F-16 is a master piece, but you either need to be a master builder and finisher to do it justice or assemble a dream team.
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