F-16 R/C Skyartec EDF Ducted Fan RC RTF For Beginner
This Could Be Your First RC
Silver Sky Hobby Presents This Amazing 2.4 GHz F-16 R/C Ducted Fan Jet Made by
-2013 Version with3G3X Powerful GyroSystem-
-NASA 701 2.4 GHz Control System-
Age Group 14+
-Review Updated Friday, 2 November 2012-
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
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 Skyartec.
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 cousins.
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
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 characteristics.
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 aircraft!
However flying any type of RC jet airplane is always an adrenalin-filled experience!
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 level” models?
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 unforgettable memory.
Current 2013 Model
MAJOR CHANGES in this 2013 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
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 version SKY706.
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 back
it 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.
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.
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 June 2012 Package with Camera Recorder or Old Package with no Camera
Recorder for cheaper price.