FT Master Series F-16 Viper
RC Airplane Build Kit
Experience the FT Limited Series F-16 Viper, a true RC plane replica of the iconic fighter jet. High-quality and ready for action.
FT Master Series F-16 Viper
THIS IS A MASTER SERIES AIRCRAFT! MASTER KITS DO NOT HAVE FULL BUILD VIDEOS AND HAVE A HIGHER SKILL LEVEL THAN OTHER FLITE TEST KITS. BUT MASTER SERIES KITS ARE SOME OF OUR MOST DETAILED AND REWARDING KITS. CHECK OUT THE ARTICLE BELOW TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE MASTER SERIES.
WHAT ARE "MASTER SERIES" PLANES?
The F-16 is a single-engine multi-role fighter aircraft originally developed by General Dynamics for the USAF. Designed as an air superiority day fighter, it has evolved into a successful all-weather multi-role aircraft with the ability to switch between an air-to-ground and an air-to-air role at the touch of a button. Over 4,600 F-16s have been built since production was approved in 1976 and combined have flown over 400k combat sorties with 19 million flight hours. 3,000 operational F-16s are in service today with the air services of 25 different countries. The F-16's official name is "Fighting Falcon", but "Viper" is commonly used by its pilots and crews, due to a perceived resemblance to a viper snake as well as the Colonial Viper on TV's Battlestar Galactica which aired at the time the F-16 entered service. The F-16 has an internal M61 Vulcan cannon and 11 locations for mounting weapons and other mission equipment.
FT Master Series F-16 Viper Specifications
- Wingspan: 36" (914 mm)
- Center of Gravity: 1"-1.5" from leading edge (38 mm)
- Recommended Electronics: A BDF 2212 3000KV motor(Available from FT Q4)or a 70mm EDF
- Recommended Battery: 4000mah 6S
- 1 x FT Master Series F-16 Viper RC Plane Kit.
FT Master Series F-16 Viper Videos
The plane isnt hard to build although I'm not a fan of the PDF build versus the video build. There are two areas that stumped me though. One was adding the nose section. If I would have done it the way the PDF said to do it my nose probably would jhave wound up slightly crooked . I lightly tack glued stops on the battery tray to use as a way to hold it in place while pushing up as well to get the bottom former flush where it's supposed to be. It was a little tricky. The other was installing the vertical stabilizer base. The PDF said to glue it flush with the last skin. Well the last skin wasnt installed and the PDF didn't specify exactly which skin. The flute test support is awesome by the way. After installing the EDF the PDF says to install skin C9b which is the lower last skin. No where does it say to install the upper skin so I was a little lost when it came time to install the vertstab base. Had I not contacted Flite Test I would have really messed up. In the end I had a nice looking plane. Every time I have ever contacted Flite test with technical questions they have always helped me. Good job guys. Sincerely Adam A
When you get the build guide sent to you, it makes this jet easy to build, view the videos take your time. The canopy did not turn out correctly, to much curve . Had to do my own engineering to make it sit on the front of the fuselage. Just waiting for the 70 mm to arrive then I can start back on the build, I did post my videos on you tube.
This Limited Master Series kit is fairly easy to build if you've built a Master Series before. The PDF instructions for assembly are meticulously complete. I used the recommended 70mm 6s EDF.
The completed F-16 is bigger that expected, as the wing span is less than the length.
Nice job FT and John Overstreet!