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Old 04-12-2017, 11:18 AM
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Originally Posted by SECRET AGENT View Post
I'm assuming it's special order? I didn't see it on Tam's website, just the short ones.
Yes, you would need to contact Tam and let him know which pipe you have and he will send you the proper length. I'm getting my F-16 setup in the mail tomorrow or Friday. Yes indeed, you can rig one up with McMaster Carr but honestly, I don't have the time right now...I need more "just take it out the box, push it through, make a small bend and connect the smoke lines" with all my travel schedule. Plus, I like supporting Tam to be honest.

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Old 04-13-2017, 12:30 AM
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Congratulations to Tom's F-16 1/5 maiden.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_U496MtoHN4
Old 04-13-2017, 04:23 AM
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Nice landing ! Looked like it landed fairly slowly, with nose coming up perfectly.
Old 04-13-2017, 05:28 AM
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that was its maiden flight what a dream to fly very predictable in every part of the flight and i highly recommend the new Jetcat P220 amazing power except for take off never above half throttle and it jumped off the runway
Old 04-14-2017, 04:37 PM
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Congrats on a successful first flight. Looks real good. Nicely done!

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Hello to all F-16 1/5 pilots,
I start now to build a F-16 and I am wondering which is the "best" CG for that model. The manual says between 250 - 280mm from the leading edge. But what is best practically one?
Thanks for your informations in advance
Philip
Old 05-17-2022, 05:34 PM
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It's been a few years for mine but I think I remember flying mine at 280-290mm with landing fuel in tanks. I was at 250mm with full fuel and smoke oil before I made custom smoke tanks seen in this thread above, and it required excess speed on take off and was hard to rotate. I would suggest working toward 280 for best results.
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Old 05-19-2022, 02:11 AM
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HI Gary,
thx a lot!
BR Philip
Old 05-19-2022, 03:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Philip Baum View Post
Hello to all F-16 1/5 pilots,
I start now to build a F-16 and I am wondering which is the "best" CG for that model. The manual says between 250 - 280mm from the leading edge. But what is best practically one?
Thanks for your informations in advance
Philip
Hi Philip,
I just reviewed some of my posts from 2016-2017 Post #380 and forward and saw several references to 285-286mm. That's about what I remember. I'd recommend starting between 280-285mm and then adjust to your taste and style from there.
Good luck, post photos of your project!
Gary
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Hi Gary,
I saw this post. I will do like you recommend.
Photos when I am ready!
Best regards and thanks again
Philip

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