Global F16 TurboFoam Jet BNF (Buy and Fly)
Global TurboFoam F-16 Ace Turbine Jet
"100% Turbine Power"
Watch F16 basic introduction here.
- Wing Span 1245mm
- Length 1809mm
- Flying Weight 7500g (load)
- Fuel Tank Main Tank (1350cc),
Header Tank (120cc)
- Servos 12g*7pcs, Digital metal servos
25g*2pcs, Digital metal servos(twin bearing)
40g*2pcs, Digital metal servos(double ball bearing)
- Ace 60 Turbine 6kg(14 lbs)
- Rx Battery 2S 1800-2000mAh/30C 2pcs (sold separately)
- Landing Gear Retractable all metal CNC machined rotating scale gear
with electric proportional brake wheels (Watch Video)
You can register here to be on the priority waiting list.
Shipping now! Air frame maybe shipped first. Turbine to be shipped in 2 weeks after order.
(Photo and video: courtesy of Marvin Mauricio Alvarez)
FOAM JET Power plant comparison: EPO EDF vs. TurboFoam(tm) Turbine Power
Foam based airframes have become very popular in the Electric Ducted Fan(EDF) jet models. It's strong, durable, and easy to repair. However, many conversions of EPO based EDF Jets into true turbine are not successful due to:
1. Rigidity and stiffness: They are too soft and flexible. Turbine jet models normally travel at speed higher than EDF Jets, have higher inertia and wing loading. Due to its softness and light density, the current EPO Jets are mostly suitable for lower speed flying and are less reliable due to flexing materials.
2. Heat and Fuel management: Turbine engine produces exhaust temperature exceeding 900C. Without proper design of intake and exhaust system, and heat management, it would have a risk of melting the EPO foam. Jet Fuel - normally Diesel, Kerosene, and Jet A are used. Some foam materials are not made to resist corrosion from this type of fuel, resulting in dissolving the airframe and components.
3. Size limitation and Wing loading: Size does matter. To achieve high speed flights, in excess of 120 MPH, a strong turbine is needed. The current market size EDF jets are too small for the most popular 6KG + thrust (13 lbs+) turbines made for composite jet.
4. Aerodynamic design differences: For performance, EDF jets generate thrust by sucking and pushing air mass in and out of ducting. Internal ducting design is crucial to the overall performance of the EDF. Most EDFs' normally have thinner inner structure layout to maximize the thrust while turbine versions don't need large intakes or modified intake to achieve the necessary thrust. Therefore, turbine power can be more scale looking without cheater holes or enlarged intakes. For sport jets, turbine powered jet can have smaller intake for reduced drag and maximum internal space needed for carrying more fuel.
5. Realism: Sound, Smell, and Flight Performance: Nothing compared to real Turbine's noise, the smell of burning jet fuel, and realistic flight characteristics of full scale turbine jets. This is the pinnacle of RC aviation. You are flying a REAL JET. Nothing is as close as a real jet.
6. Power and fuel management: EDF has constant power source - batteries. Battery are rechargeable and don't change weight whether it's empty or full. The weight of EDF jet does not change throughout the duration of flights,. Turbine version can carry more fuel for longer flight time and it gets lighter as the fuel is being consumed during the flights. The constant reduction of weight makes turbine jet easier to fly.
7. Cost: Most EDF Foam jets are designed to be park flyers and the components are normally chosen to reduce overall cost. To convert it to a turbine ready, you would have to replace, modify, add or remove many parts and components that will increase the overall cost comparable to a full composite version. Also foam jets are small and require smaller engines in the range of 1.5 to 4.5 KG thrust that are harder and more expensive to build. Smaller turbines require higher precision building, higher RPM, higher pressure on smaller parts resulting in cost higher than larger turbine. This is a double whammies and results in higher cost for less reliable foam airframes and small engines.
8. The foam advantage: Foam materials are widely used now in park flyers, EDF jets, because of the low cost. The electronic components such as electric motors, servos, power boxes, batteries are all commercially widely available. They are gradually replacing the conventional wooden planes in the small scale models. Foam components can be produced quickly in molds and requires a lot less labor than that of wooden or composite airframes. All in all, it has the advantages unmatched by the traditional wood planes or composite construction. If done successfully, foam jets can be a solution to the high cost barrier for turbine powered jets.
9. The "Foamie" look: Foam has large grains and can be easily chipped away, dented, compressed.
10. Composite airframe; They are widely used in Turbine powered jets for it's rigidity, strength, and weight. They are mostly suitable for larger jets 10KG thrust and up. They are mostly manufactured by hand at lower volume and can be expensive due to higher material cost, labor cost. Regardless it's costs, it's the best materials for high quality, high speed jet applications, resulting 99% of current jets made of composite materials.
Due to these reasons, the Foam based turbine powered jets haven't become popular until Now.
The Game changers:
Global TurboFoam Turbine Jet - 100% turbine powered High Density Material (HDM) Jet with UAV quality foam material.
Introducing Global TurboFoam Turbine jet series, Global Jet Club has collaborated with a leading jet manufacturers to develop a true 100% turbine power TurboFoam jets.
Global Jet Club is a member collaborative turbine power jet company that develops and sells only turbine power jets to its members. All of our team members, advisors, management team are avid turbine pilots, and/or builders. Over 10 years of collected knowledge, valuable turbine jet flying data and market presence in the turbine jet community, Global Jet Club has the invaluable knowledge of turbine power jets.
Hence we have created the Global TurboFoam Turbine jets that's proven great in performance, quality, reliability, and value.
Global Jet Club has been in pursue of affordable high quality jets. In our inventory of jets, the lowest ready to fly jets with turbines cost about $5,000 dollars. Even though they are a lot less than the average price of $15,000+ years ago. They are still many times more than other high end RC equipment. Also the composite airframes are expensive and mostly hand made or layered in molds, so they are expensive and parts usually can't interchange.
After doing extensive market research, we discover that there is a growing demand of a turbine powered jets that's truly:
1. Affordable - We can make a 100% true turbine jet for under $3000. At this price range, it's actually cheaper then some EDF jets, large scale warbirds, helicopters, and some low end composite jets. Replacement parts are molded and available with cost of replacement similar to that of high end EDF jets. The long term affordability is better than EDF per flight. At current energy cost, the fuel cost is about $1.5 per flight based on a $3.00/gallon diesel or kerosene fuel cost
2. No build time: Global Jet Club is the pioneer in the ARF Pro (invented by Global), PNP jets. In the past and even now, quality jet kits are in kit form and require professional builders months to build. It normally costs jet pilots $$$ thousands of dollars to hire professional builders to make it right. The TurboFoam advantages allow us to mold the parts in thousands and the cost in $, so that it can be sold at 1/2 or less of a composite airframe.
3. Easy to transport: "A happy hour jet" concept. Many jets, such as 1/7 F-16, 1/3.5 Hawk, are large and difficult to transport without large trailers. Assembling jets at the fields are also time consuming. Having a compact jet would be ideal as a "stick warmer", "Fuel and Fly"TM, or flying at local field with short runway or restricted airspace. It must be large enough so it's easier to fly. A light weigh TurboFoam Turbine Jet, such as Global TurboFoam Turbine F16, can be transported to local field in a small vehicles in fully assembled, fueled and charged condition. All you need is just a small jug of fuel, standard safety equipment, and your Global TurboFoam Turbine Jet(s) for an afternoon practice after works. It's truly a "Happy Hour Jet"
4. Minimum assembly: As described above, this jet can just be assembled together in less than 2 hours right out of factory shipping box. The shipping box can also be used to store and ship jets easily to next jet meetings without crating.
5. Look and Fly like a turbine jets: The use of HDM (high density material) makes this TurboFoam jet rigid, and does not have very obvious tell tail of foam cells after it's painted.
6. Easy to fly: it's small, but it's easy to fly. It's equipped with optional 3XGyro for control in most demanding conditions. It would also make this TurboFoam jet fly like a real Turbine jet. It's after all a 100% turbine jet.
7. Strong and durable to be a real jet: Our TurboFoam materials are much denser than the conventional EPO EDF version, about 2 times denser resulting in 4 times the strength and stiffness. They are now commonly used in modern sUAVs.
8. With the Plug and Play Global TurboFoam F16 Jet with Ace 60 Turbine Engine, you can start flying in few hours. It comes with everything preinstalled,
90% installed main components.
- All digital Servos, control horns, linkages
- Pre-wired Servos leads
- Power distribution system and servo matching units
Landing Gear System
- Scale Landing Gear struts,
- Gear doors
- Gear doors servos
- Gear sequencers
- Electric brake on main wheels
- Navigation, landing lights, afterburners
- Pre-wired pump system
- ECU wiring
- Header tank and main tank.
- Fuel line
- Fuel filter
What do you need to fly this jet?
- Receiver batteries: 6.6-7.4V LiFe/Li-PO, 1500-2000 mah battery: 2
- ECU battery: 3S 9.9V-11.1V LiFe/Li-PO, 2000 mah battery
- Turbine Engine: If an Ace Turbine included. Just mount the engine per instruction on the pre drilled engine mount and connect the fuel line, and ECU controller.
- Balancing CG at 200mm from leading edge.
- Set control surfaces according to recommended settings
- Fill up tanks and purge fuel line
- Turbine Waiver license and AMA membership is required in USA.
- For international sales, please contact your local flying clubs for details on turbine license.
You can register here to be on the priority waiting list.