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Old 09-10-2004, 08:30 PM
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Winibald, what was that and how can I use it?[sm=surprised.gif] I am game to try anything once.
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Just found this thread and appreciate all the info.

I just picked up a Combat Models F-16N kit but it didn't have the video. Can anyone help me out with a copy or a loan of the build video? I have the instruction manual and it refers a lot to the video. I would be happy to provide instruction manual info to anyone who needs it.

I will pay for video costs, shipping, whatever will help.

Thanks!
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Lemme check... I used to have one-
Old 11-11-2004, 09:56 PM
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thats a cool pic. on the neg. side
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Well if you don't find one . I got one here org. one F-16N
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Has anyone flown these from a grass runway? Any issues with clearance when it 'rotates' on take off?
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i'll be flying mine from grass strip, but using ops 65 tuned to turn a custom 9x10" P-prop. so clearence will be not as much of an issue..............i hope
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How's everyone getting on?
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I've got my OPS ready to install. This model will be my turbine trainer (for a long time)

I have to figure out how much of the rear underside to cut away in order to get and and do all the pipe fixings. if i cut a lot out, should I make formers to re enforce the "pipe bay"?
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Old 11-30-2004, 08:21 PM
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Formers should not be needed--- I had an access hatch right where the pipe was mounted and never had a problem...

9x10 eh? Sounds pretty cool- What numbers you gettin' with that combo?

Keep us posted, looks awesome!
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What numbers you gettin' with that combo?

Hehe, still no tacho. But by the time the engine will be installed, it will be Christmas, So by then I should have a tacho
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Anybody know where i can get a canopy for this F-16?

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Old 07-23-2006, 05:13 PM
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Try BVM , There F-16 is almost the same size, I think!
Old 07-27-2006, 11:29 PM
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I just built a FG cowel for mine. I may just get to fly it this summer.[8D]
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Found one from Yellow Aircraft, fits well. thanx

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Old 08-01-2006, 05:31 PM
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Hi Guys,

I have also purchased a CBM F-16N kit a year ago, and i plan to use a Jett 50L engine with a perry fuel pump. I need to know what are the best reatract unit that i could use on this airplane, i purchased the complete kit that it is supposed to come with the retracts and they were never provided by CBM (neither did the carbon fiber cloth and fiberglass cloth). So i dont know if any robart 3 gear 60 size aircraft neumatic retract unit would fit well and also how is it better to improve the gear doors settings described in the manual.

Thanks,

Alfredo.
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HI, the recommended gear is Robart 605 mains, 607 nose. That is what i have in mine, works well. The gear door design in the manual is the best and easiest in my opinon. Don't want to get to complicated and add more weight. I did some mods on mine, like putting mini servos in the wings and rudder, and putting the elev servo in mid fuse. This is so i can clear out under the canopy for the batteries. I'm electrifying mine!!!

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well i noticed that the real f-16 has a forward angle nose gear, the robart 640 105 degree nose gear has the offset also, its perfectly scale but is it the same size as the 607?


For all of u that dont know me I just got a hold of a combat models f-18 and f-16 NIB, im fixing to start them both at the same time and if you guys like I wanted to make photo build and post here.
Im working with YS to get 2 YS 45 RE engines made, since thats the best engine for these guys.
I have every thing to start, but I want to wait till i get all the engines and retracts, i hate having to stop and wait for something. This leaves me with a problem, the F-16 has easy to get retracts the f-18 does not. I emailed CBM but i guess they are no longer in business and there website is just up for no reason, I was hoping to get a set of retracts from them since they were very scale. If anyone knows where I can get a set let me know, the F-18 is 65 inches long, 45 in wingspan.

Also if you guys want me to do a photo build would u like me to post it here or start another thread?
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Fender,
CBM is not out of business, i actually just got a call from them last week and have been emailing with them back and forth. Email me and i'll tell you the little trick to get in touch with them.

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Well after hanging from my ceiling for years I finally got it down and painted it this weekend. Trying to get some of my half started projects done or cleaned out. We all have those right?Putting magnets on the missles so they will break away without damage. Has YS45 re with turn around pipe ( it too has set for years and had to be unstuck) Stopped working on it as I got fustrated in trying to get the front gear door to work with a oleo strut. I'm going back to the stock wire. Using water based house latex with polyurthane sealer. Looks better than I thought it would.
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Old 08-08-2006, 02:19 AM
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Trouch,
Nice jet, i'm just finishing up mine and going to paint it this week. I too had troubles with the front gear door due to the robo-strut. I got rid of the string and attached a rubber bad at the bad of the strut to the back of the door. When it closes it drags the door shut behind it. works very nicely. I had to do some other major mods for my electric motor and batteries. Did you use an airbrush?

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I too have one of the CBM F-16's that's been stored away for several years. Construction was going pretty good, and for whatever reason, I lost interest. It is now listed in the Buy/Sell section here....http://www.rcuniverse.com/market/item.cfm?itemId=213053

After seeing trouch's painted up, it has sort of rekindled my interest though. Nice job trouch !!!

I also fought the nose retract with the Robart oleo issue, and here was my resolve. I cut the nose gear door down to about half of it's original thickness, and also cut some of the foam away in the fuse creating a channel for the retract mounting plate to rest in. This area which is still yet to be done, will be beefed up with a carbon fiber & fiberglass cloth patch if I finish the build. I opted to go with BVM air rams to actuate the doors. I also looked at the option of fitting a 105 degree nose gear retract, as I don't care for the negative caster look of the existing nose gear setup.


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wow trouch thats how i want to paint mine, it looks very scale. Im going all out on mine may i ask where u got the decals for yours? Did u make them if so how? Also what paint did u use, I really like thos colors there nice and bright.

countryboy I noticed u have robo door struts on yours, how do those work and do they add much weight? I wasnt sure about the stock design because when there open what keeps them from flapping in the wind?
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hey trouch sorry man didnt see that u said why paint u used, may I ask the exact colors I need to go buy some! Where did u get the fuel proof clear coat if u dont mind me asking
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Thanks guys, I found this thread by mistake as I usually only look in the jet forums. I used latex house paint from ACE hardware using their color chips. Thin with approx 40% water. Do the light colors first. I praticed on a sheet of cardboard first.Cut a couple of thick paper curved stencils to outline my boarders. By holding the stencil about 1/4" off the surface I was able to get a better line seperation than by just using my spray gun. Later I went over all mistakes using my small airbrush. Decals are an old set of BVM F-16 and monocoat trim. The clear is minwax polyurathane satin. Can't see in pics. but during storage somethig layed across my canopy by the hud and put a dent in it. Major pisser but not too noticeable at most angles. I'll try the rubber band on the robo strut again, I ended up using rubber bands on the mains. I put an access hatch between the bottom fins to get to the pipe but never came up with a good pipe support. Any ideas? Tom Rouch

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