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Old 10-15-2020, 03:21 AM
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Guys,

Can we post some pics of your electronics installations? Also, how many of you used the full bypass? Any long-term issues with the 'lite-ply' components (formers, engine mounts, etc.)?
Old 10-15-2020, 04:56 AM
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Originally Posted by YellowAircraft View Post
Guys,

Can we post some pics of your electronics installations? Also, how many of you used the full bypass? Any long-term issues with the 'lite-ply' components (formers, engine mounts, etc.)?

Not sure how much as changed but I only used the lower half of the bypass. The bypass is pretty small so a full would not fit the engine anyway.
Old 10-16-2020, 05:55 AM
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Originally Posted by gunradd View Post
Not sure how much as changed but I only used the lower half of the bypass. The bypass is pretty small so a full would not fit the engine anyway.
Hi

That's how I'm used to doing it. I've had airframes that didn't like open-installs, though. Sounds like this isn't one of them.
Old 10-16-2020, 05:59 AM
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Hi

Anyone else contemplate moving the ejection seat? This one seems to sit far too low. Usually, the pilot's head is only a few inches below the canopy ceiling, but this depth gives my pilot about 18 scale inches of head clearance.

Old 10-16-2020, 11:23 AM
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Originally Posted by YellowAircraft View Post
Sean,

What did you change on the seat?
I ran into the same thing you have with regards to the pilot's head. in fact most f-16 ARF's result in the same thing, the seat top being below the pilots head. And people usually just leave it like that, or they have him reclined with the helmet against the head rest like he is taking a nap watching sunday afternoon golf in his lay-z-boy. lol.
Essentially the back of the seat was raised up about 1.5" if I recall. the other thing i did was silicone the cockpit tub to the canopy frame so it comes off as one unit at the field for startup and shutdown, etc. saves the parts blowing around and risking damage.



Old 10-17-2020, 03:17 AM
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Sean

Great looking stuff (of course). Where'd you get that ejection seat? Can I get a shot of your install under the cockpit?
Old 10-17-2020, 04:06 AM
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Originally Posted by YellowAircraft View Post
Sean

Great looking stuff (of course). Where'd you get that ejection seat? Can I get a shot of your install under the cockpit?
Thanks Sean, the ejection seat is the same as yours, its the one that came with the model. The install is nothing super snazzy, just in there and low enough to avoid the cockpit base. It’s nice that this jet doesn’t need anything in the nose frame so i can take it totally off for transport and storage.




Old 10-19-2020, 03:34 AM
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Guys,

Have any of you reinforced or otherwise modified your structural plywood? Formers, engine mounts, etc?
Old 10-19-2020, 09:04 AM
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Originally Posted by smchale View Post
Thanks Sean, the ejection seat is the same as yours, its the one that came with the model. The install is nothing super snazzy, just in there and low enough to avoid the cockpit base. It’s nice that this jet doesn’t need anything in the nose frame so i can take it totally off for transport and storage.


Thanks, Sean! Where's your CG? Mine is on the factory spot, but feels nose heavy.
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Pretty sure it’s at the factory location.
Old 10-19-2020, 07:04 PM
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Originally Posted by YellowAircraft View Post
Guys,

Have any of you reinforced or otherwise modified your structural plywood? Formers, engine mounts, etc?
I put this reinforced arch in mine, you might want to consider it as it seems like cheap insurance to me.....

https://shopbvmjets.com/index.php?ma...oducts_id=1135
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Originally Posted by Zeeb View Post
I put this reinforced arch in mine, you might want to consider it as it seems like cheap insurance to me.....

https://shopbvmjets.com/index.php?ma...oducts_id=1135
Thanks, Zeeb!

I made my own out of 1/4" Midwest ply.

Gunn,

You didn't play with the CG? Mine feels nose-heavy at the factory location...
Old 10-20-2020, 04:50 AM
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Originally Posted by YellowAircraft View Post
Thanks, Zeeb!

I made my own out of 1/4" Midwest ply.

Gunn,

You didn't play with the CG? Mine feels nose-heavy at the factory location...
I had it moved back a little but not much. It gets tail heavy in a hurry when going back. I think it was moved to the back of the little CG sticker they put on the side. If you add ordinance the CG moves back and needs to be redone also. I had a removable weight in the nose I could add or remove depending on if I was flying it dirty or clean. Sometimes going to do a few flights at the field its a pain to install all the ordinance so its nice to have that option.
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Old 12-21-2020, 11:10 AM
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Chetan, nice Jet!
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Old 01-01-2021, 05:16 AM
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Default BVM 1/6 PnP F16 main struts

Hi fellow modellers,
​​​​​​I am looking for info on the viscosity of the silicone oil (I think it's silicone shock absorber oil) in the main struts on the 1/6 F16.
I disassembled one strut to test the spring upgrade but I think the result is too firm - been flying my bird since 2017 and really appreciate the long smooth travel of the main suspension and the way it's (almost) impossible to get a single bounce at touchdown. I changed back to the stock main spring but lost some oil in the process - now this strut has a lot lighter movement than the other. 🙄

I hope someone reading this thread has some knowledge about this issue.

Best regards from cold and snowy Sweden.
Old 01-16-2021, 02:48 AM
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Old 02-20-2021, 11:18 PM
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Is anyone flying the BVM 1/5th F16 with an AMT Olympus HP?
Old 02-21-2021, 09:06 AM
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Default Olympus HP

By thrust it puts out not an issue. I think the HP is 51lbs of thrust. Just do not know anyone that uses that turbine. It will handle a 300n by size but would not max throttle a speed pass at that level of thrust.
Old 02-21-2021, 05:37 PM
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I've seen them fly with 180, 200, 210, 220, 260, 300, and 320N turbines. If your empty weight is less than 50lbs a 180 to 210 will do just fine. Mine had lots of stuff inside and was 54lbs and did best with the 300 and 320N when pushing out of slow high AOA pass.
Hope this helps.
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Old 02-21-2021, 06:28 PM
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Hi guys I just maiden mine, and i am having gear door issues, my nose door and sometimes my rear main doors pops open during the flight. Is anyone else having the same issue? I am running a k320 with no bypass only the bottom piece
Thank you
Old 02-21-2021, 10:00 PM
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Thanks for the reply. I was basically concerned about the fit of the massive Olympus inside the fuselage. Its 130mm in diameter and 374mm in length. I am quite sure it produces enough thrust to propel the F16 with authority. I think the ultra light airframe will be happier with a little extra weight of the Oly for a little more scale flight.
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Old 02-21-2021, 10:25 PM
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I maiden mine two weeks ago... using a Jets Munt M250XBL. Using full bypass (top and bottom).. just had to increase inlet connection piece





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Old 02-22-2021, 03:52 AM
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Love that scheme David.

Ragz, the AMT will be perfect - but a full bypass will be good. If guys can fit 300's then you should have no problem. I will go the extra mile just to have the AMT-peace-of-mind.

Enjoy boys, those 1/5 F-16's are gorgeous.

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