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Review of the UMX F-16 RC plane. This ultra micro ducted fan jet is not for beginners! Just because it’s small and has AS3X to help with stabilization it does still require some experience. If you have experience flying rc planes and want to learn ducted fan jets, then the UMX F-16 is a great start. With ducted fan jets, even a little mistake can quickly end up in a crash.
This scale looking mini rc jet is rocking the Air Force Thunderbird paint scheme and comes packed with features normally only found on larger planes like a brushless motor, landing gear with steerable nose wheel, scale appearance (especially while in the air), and AS3X 3-axis stabilization. This plane is quick and handles surprisingly well for its light weight and small size. It likes to be flown in calm winds and cruises nicely at around 50% power. The glide slope ratio is good considering it’s small wings. It slows down nicely for landing thanks to its full-flying horizontal stabilizers which act as Tailerons. This is a combination of elevator and ailerons so you get the functionality of a 4-channel plane.
It’s powered by a brushless 13500Kv motor which provides plenty of power for this small rc jet. If this is your first time flying an rc jet (especially a small one) then be careful with the slight delay in acceleration. Prop planes tend to dish out a ton of power instantly while ducted fan planes need an extra second to build back up momentum.