F-16 R/C Skyartec EDF Ducted Fan RC RTF For
This Could Be
Your First RC Fan Jet.
Silver Sky Hobby Presents This Amazing 2.4 GHz F-16 R/C Ducted Fan
Jet Made by Skyartec.
-2015 Version with3G3X Powerful
-NASA 701 2.4 GHz Control System-
-And Navigation Lights-
Age Group 14+
-Review Updated Saturday, 17 January 2015-
About Ducted Fan RC Jet Airplane
Ducted Fan RC Jet Airplane is much faster than propeller airplane. It requires
quicker reaction and concentration from whoever flying it.
When I wrote in above headline that this F-16 R/C
Ducted Fan Jet could be your first RC Jet Airplane, it means
that this F-16 made by Skyartec could be good for beginner who wants to try their first RC Jet but
also good for advance flyer too due to its speed.
Below I will explain in general about RC Jet and hopefully will give you enough
understanding about R/C jets before you buy this beautiful easy to fly RC Jet F-16 made by
RC jet airplane, whether gas (IC = Internal Combustion) or electric powered, are
the ultimate radio control flying experience if you're looking for the need for speed!
However, larger scale gas turbine jets are, unsurprisingly, not for the
beginner! They are very serious model aircraft that you have to work up to after gaining much R/C
flying experience and an equally large amount of cash.
But if you do like the idea of flying a radio control jet, then there are
options available. We call it the basic 'entry level' models. These jets are still fast because of
their inherent design, but they've been designed to fly slower and be more stable than their larger
The best introduction to flying true RC jets airplane is the electric ducted fan
(EDF) models. A ducted fan is a small but powerful unit that houses a multi-bladed propeller,
called an impeller, spinning at very high RPM (revs/minute). Because the impeller spins so fast and
all the air taken in by the impeller is forced through the duct, such units generate a lot of
thrust for their size, and hence the faster flying speeds of the model.
One advantage RC jet airplanes have is that they are not adversely affected by
wind like many R/C airplanes are, due to the higher airspeeds and smoother aerodynamics. This is a
big plus when you're flying, although obviously every model has its own limitations and flight
A downside is that because of this speed, they need extra airspace; a faster
flying model requires much more space for turns and aerobatic manoeuvres than a slower flying
propeller airplane, and you need to remember this when flying one. This consequently brings in the
problem of your jet being flown at a distance where it's not always easy to see exactly what it's
doing, and that in turn brings the serious risk of disorientation - a proven killer of R/C
However flying any type of RC jet airplane is always an adrenalin-filled
Why Is It Suitable For Beginner and Advance Flyer?
Do you remember from above explanation that larger scale RC jet airplane are not
for the beginner but there is an option that we call it “basic entry
F-16 made by Skyartec is designed for those who need the
basic entry level models to fly their first R/C jets. Due to its wing airframe design, it
can fly slowly and at low altitude flight compare to other more advance RC jet airplane. It is very
good for beginner.
However as it is also equipped with 64 mm impellor diameter (propeller
diameter), powered with brushless motor and Li-Po battery, it will also give the capability of
flying speed up to 100 kph. That is fast !! I believe advance flyers who are looking for speed will
love this F-16 by Skyartec.
In summary, this F-16 suitable for beginner for their basic entry to RC jet
airplane and once they get used to with flying this F-16 RC jet airplane, then they can try to fly
it with high speed up to 100 kph and do some nasty aerobatic flight. It will give you some
Current 2015 Model
INTERESTING CHANGES in this 2015 version of F-16. Being equipped with
powerful system named 3G3X Gyro and controlled by NASA701 LCD 2.4 GHz transmitter, replacing older version of SKY706, will
definitely give you a breakthrough and totally new experience in flying.
And in 2015 version, they add Navigation Lights.
The 3G3X Gyro system will give much more benefit in flying especially for
beginners and the NASA701 will give much more friendly method to adjust your flying performance
setting. With NASA 701, adjusting flying performance will be directly from LCD on the
transmitter. It means you will not need to carry your laptop with you anymore like in older
As a flyer myself, and from many years (since 2007) I have been dealing with
flying remote control stuff (airplane and helicopter), I never see such an amazing poweful
system in flying. More detail are as follow.
Those who fly an airplane might understand more with this. Anyway I will try to
explain the best I can as if you never fly an airplane R/C before.
When we fly an r/c plane, especially at first or during take off, there is one
major challenge that will determine whether or not you crash or continue flying. Wohoo... pretty
scary isn't it? LOL.... :D
Here is the thing, when you take off either from ground or hand launch, the
plane sometimes move up and down or left to right seems like uncontrollable. To stabilize it,
you will need to do it manually from your remote. Sometimes our reaction is not as quick as what
is needed to control the plane and that could be the cause of crash.
This could happen to advance flyer and ESPECIALLY beginners because beginners
have one biggest problem that I call "BRAIN FREEZE"
To give you easy illustration imagine an airplane is flying straight. And then
suddenly there is side wind blow from left to right. The wind will make the plane tip over. The
3G3X will help the plane to hold to its level position.
Similarly if the plane is moving up and down due to turbulence wind, the 3G3X
will help to stabilize the plane and to avoid nose dive and crash.
Please note that 3G3X does not make the plane back to horizontal position, but
it is more to holding its current position.
With 3G3X system, this F-16 and other Skyartec model that is equipped with 3G3X
will become more and more suitable to first time flyer and during windy condition.
Your F-16 will be equipped with two lights, one on each wing tip. One side
will be colored in green and the other will be in red.
The red light will be on the left side and green light will on the right.
When you fly your F-16 R/C in dawn or dusk, these lights can be very useful
for you. It helps you to know which direction your F-16 r/c is flying.
For example, while flying it and you see:
Green lights on your left and red light on your right, it means that your F-16 r/c
is flying towards you.
Red lights on your right and green light on your left, it means that your F-16 r/c
is flying away from you.
Technical Specification (Approximate according to Skyartec Manual)
Motor: BL 4200 kV Brushless
Impellor: 64 mm Diameter Ducted Fan
ESC: 35A Brushless
Battery: 11.1V 1600 mAh Li-Po
Servo: 2X 9g High Speed Micro Servos
Elevator and Aileron Mixing Function
NASA 701 2.4 GHz Radio System
Maximum Speed 100 kph
Choices of Skyartec F-16 RC Jet Airplane Exclusive by Silver Sky Hobby
F-16 Skyartec has also new featured which is equipped with video camera
recorder where you can record your flight and replay on your computer. This package is
exclusive at Silver Sky Hobby.
So in summary, you can choose the following feature of F-16 Skyartec:
Mode 1 (Throttle on Right Stick) or Mode 2 (Throttle on Left Stick)
New Package with Camera Recorder or Old Package with no
Camera Recorder for cheaper price.