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Old 08-23-2017, 05:12 PM
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So to all the guys in this thread who have this jet, would you get it again after all or any of the issues you've experienced? I assume some if not all the problems with the release of the V2 landing gear have been resolved? Really interested in this F-16 but it seems that with some of the initial teething problems and not taking orders for a period of time due to the gear issues, there just isn't much info out there. Thanks.
Old 08-23-2017, 05:14 PM
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I'm interested in more info also! More pics??
Old 08-23-2017, 05:18 PM
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The jet itself, as per most aircraft SM design and Anton's test fly, is very nice to fly.

I'm on the G1 landing gear still (to which I've modified for strength) as SM wanted to charge me significant costs to upgrade to G2. (When they know the G1 gear is rubbish)

This response regarding the Gear did taint my level of respect for SM a little.

If you have some building skill and prepared to put the effort in to get this Jet strengthened in the right places, Its worth it in the end.

My F16 is one of the nicest I've flown and attracts positive comment everytime it flies.

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Old 08-23-2017, 05:35 PM
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Originally Posted by bainy77 View Post
The jet itself, as per most aircraft SM design and Anton's test flies, is very nice to fly.

I'm on the G1 landing gear still (to which I've modified for strength) as SM wanted to charge me significant costs to upgrade to G2. (When they know the G1 gear is rubbish)

This response regarding the Gear did taint my level of respect for SM a little.

If you have some building skill and prepared to put the effort in to get this Jet strengthened in the right places, Its worth it in the end.

My F16 is one of the nicest I've flown and attracts positive comment everytime it flies.
Wow, I thought seeing as though the G1 gear had so many issues and that the whole plane was on hold during the development of the G2 gear, that Skymaster was replacing G1 gear to all owners for no charge. That does leave a bad taste in ones mouth.
Old 08-23-2017, 05:39 PM
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Yes you would think they upgrade would be free of charge but they mentioned the cost for them to upgrade is significant and they cant carry the cost.

I spent close to $150usd at a machine shop upgrading my G1 gear. While this is still significantly cheaper than the quoted price for the G2 gear, it was disappointing I needed to outlay the funds at all.

Saying that, so far so good, the Jet and gear are holding up well.
Old 08-23-2017, 05:58 PM
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I have a brand new one ..v2 I'm looking to trade/sell.its the thunderbirds one
Old 08-23-2017, 06:31 PM
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Originally Posted by warbird_1 View Post
I have a brand new one ..v2 I'm looking to trade/sell.its the thunderbirds one
Yeah, I've clicked on it a few times. Unfortunately I'm set on a different scheme and painting is not my strong suit let alone painting a brand new jet.
Old 08-24-2017, 04:11 AM
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If you are thinking about buying a 1/6.75 (or a 1/6th) from SM, I would put a hold to it. FEJ has started deliveries of their 1/6 F-16 with new gear, so first impressions and reviews will start popping out soon. The FEJ 1/6th costs less than SM 1/6.75 shipped to your door, and has a nicer overall scale appearance. I know, I know, it's FEJ, but keep in mind that the airframe was never an issue on this one, it was the landing gear.....so we should find out soon how well the new gear holds up. And when it comes to customer service, at least you know what to expect from them, vs being shocked by SM charging prime for upgrading their known defects.

Sorry guys. I call it by how I see it.

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Old 08-24-2017, 05:50 AM
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Originally Posted by FalconWings View Post
If you are thinking about buying a 1/6.75 (or a 1/6th) from SM, I would put a hold to it. FEJ has started deliveries of their 1/6 F-16 with new gear, so first impressions and reviews will start popping out soon. The FEJ 1/6th costs less than SM 1/6.75 shipped to your door, and has a nicer overall scale appearance. I know, I know, it's FEJ, but keep in mind that the airframe was never an issue on this one, it was the landing gear.....so we should find out soon how well the new gear holds up. And when it comes to customer service, at least you know what to expect from them, vs being shocked by SM charging prime for upgrading their known defects.

Sorry guys. I call it by how I see it.

David
Didn't you order one?
Old 08-24-2017, 06:13 AM
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FEJ= fly eagle jets? I thought these were illegal to fly at fly ins?
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Originally Posted by afterburner View Post
Didn't you order one?
I did, but the landing gear took so long to make that by the time it was ready for shipment I had spent the money elsewhere and declined the order. They did not require a deposit so it was basically a sign up sheet.

I'm also skeptic about the new LG design and how it requires an individual valve for locking/unlocking. Not convinced. Want to see how it turns out first.
Old 08-24-2017, 06:15 AM
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Originally Posted by ledd4u View Post
FEJ= fly eagle jets? I thought these were illegal to fly at fly ins?
Not really. Some fly-ins banned them for a while, but I see them everywhere nowadays.
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Unsubscribed. Illegal jets at my flying field, danger to people. Thanks, buying BVM.
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No one's telling you to buy anything. If you think buying BVM is the solution......then got for it. Go ahead...impress us.
Old 08-24-2017, 07:53 AM
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Originally Posted by ledd4u View Post
I want one but I ain't paying $600.00 for shipping. Non of the X-treme jets are available. You either have to pay for it and wait like 10 weeks. Way things are going with China, foget about it. Ain't buying tihs, kcuf them all!
Just FYI, BVM are as chinese as any other...and it will cost you $600 to ship as well. It's good to know you have choices to become a danger to people. LOL!
Old 08-24-2017, 10:15 AM
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No way! Man I have been had again! Didn't know that. Website says "Buy cheap buy twice". Ok then FEJ it is thanks!
Old 08-24-2017, 11:06 AM
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I feel like I walked into a Ford dealership and asked the salesman if I could test drive a New Camaro!

bainy, thanks for your insight on the plane. Hopefully a few more can chime in.
Old 08-24-2017, 01:44 PM
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wow ! LOL how did we end up here? I found that my G2 version of the SM 1/6.75 gear is built very well. heck i think it can hold up to my landings :-) . it looks very robust and the plane itself is pretty darn light. So i don't think it's a fair comparison to the older version(s). i guess you have to see it in real time to make a fair comparison ,WB_1
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Old 08-24-2017, 01:50 PM
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My only concern is moving the aircraft with no air pressure in the system. the gear can collapse . i talked to robart about updating the gear to electric and they said it can be done
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BTW, does FEJ come stock with quick release elevators? just a thought....
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BTW, does FEJ come stock with quick release elevators? just a thought....
Sometimes.....depends which model lol. Oh, now I did it :-).
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Listen, I went to that FEJ website and I was not encouraged. Think I am going back to the made in USA BVM F-16 X-TREME. I read the BVM website statement again, "buy cheap, buy twice". I will pay the extra $600 shipping. I am encouraged by the "BVM Success packs", I don't want to violate any club rules.
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Bvm is 7k and is also a jet legend jet. Not very comparable to the jet we are discussing here which is the 1/6.75 from sky master. The jet minus electronics and turbine is only 3k.
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Originally Posted by ledd4u View Post
Listen, I went to that FEJ website and I was not encouraged. Think I am going back to the made in USA BVM F-16 X-TREME. I read the BVM website statement again, "buy cheap, buy twice". I will pay the extra $600 shipping. I am encouraged by the "BVM Success packs", I don't want to violate any club rules.
BVM F-16 Xtreme is made in gool ol' Danghou Province.....C_H_I_N_A.

You want an F-16 made in the US? Call Lockheed Martin, soon to open in Greenville, SC, but Im afraid not even that one is 100% US made, more like 50%.

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