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Other Sold  WTT Cermark F-16 Prop Jet for Trex 500 or 600E, gasser, turbine, warbird, maybe 1/5 scale truck
07-12-2008 07:43 PM  9 years agoPost 1
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Sorry for the long description, but, it's good info for any possible deal.
This is an extensively modified Cermark F-16. I bought this plane thinking I would clean it up and fly it. I took it to a friend's house to mount the motor in it, when we noticed the motor mount was rotten. From there, we cut off the nose and proceeded to replace everything from the nose cone to the tail cone. It is fully glassed and painted. There are NO stickers or film covering anyplace on it. The fuel tank was moved back to the CG so there is no cg shift in flight (that is a huge issue for the "off the shelf" F-16 arfs). Almost everything is new on this plane. The only thing I kept during the the restoration was the Spring Air oleo nose retract. The mains are new from a KMP 109 kit. The airlines, the electronics, even the tires are new. Most of the servos are Futaba (except the rudder which is a Hi-Tec HS 85MG mini and the mixture servo is a Futaba knock off). The elevator servo is a 3010. The rest are all 3004s (2x ailerons, 1x retract, 1x nose wheel, 1x throttle). The belly pan was hand made out of glass and carbon fiber. The gear doors were then cut from the pan. The hinges are BVM from Dreamworks. The landing gear itself is custom designed from off the shelf parts. The RX is a new 168 DF on channel 46 (keep it in, take it out if you are 2.4. Either way). The air valve, lines, fill chuck, tanks (medium and a large), door cylinders, and switch are all BVM. The paint is rattle can, with pannel lines and access hatches laid into it. The weathering is a technique perfected by a friend who was a special effects modeller in the movie industry. The clear coat is House of Kolor with their flattening agent (90% flattened). Needless to say, I now have over $2,600 for the materials and products used in the plane. This is a beautiful, realistic looking plane, except for the prop and that massive, loud, powerful Jett .90L (best you can get) on it. This plane has 7 flights on it. The first two were with an ASP .91, that didn't have the power. I put the Jett in there, and now it is FAST! Taxi it out, run it up, watch it lift off, then clean it up. If it weren't for the sound of the Jett, you would swear you were at Red Flag! I have a massive amount of photos during the build and after. I have a video clip of the plane doing a high speed pass. I do have a great shipping crate made from 1/2" OSB. The plane is suspended inside, the wings and tail never touch the floor of the crate! My dad (who has been a home builder/cabinet maker for over 40 years) designed the crate so there will be no damage during shipping! I moved it to Hawaii from Spokane Washington with no worries. My guess would be that the crate and plane are 50 lbs. I will ship at the buyers expense. I would trade for a .90 or larger heli, or a PST 600 R with low hours and few starts, or another turbine of equal size from a reputable company (AMT, Jet Cat etc.), a giant scale warbird or a Reaction 54 ARF. I enjoyed building this plane, but I want to get into Gasser helis, turbines and giant scale warbirds, so something's got to give. Let me know what you have! Or sell outright for $1,000 OBO
The first photo is next to my Raven 50 for size comparison. The last shows the gear without the belly pan on it.

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