Fan blade replacement for FMS F-16

Michael D.
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Shopper conversation with Michael D. on June 13, 2016

Michael D.
Hello, How are you ? My name is Mike, How can I help you have an RC good time ?
I have an FMS F-16 with what I believe i s a 70mm fan.....I need to order a new fan blade, the original is horribly out of balance right out of the box. I bought the plane from Frank at Diamond Hobby but he said that your company bought him out. So.....can I order a fan from you?
Michael D.
let me see what i can find
Thanks so much.
Michael D.
there you go :-)
Before I order, is it a ten blade fan?
Michael D.
that is an 8 blade
Well, I am holding the new , original fan that came with the jet and it is a ten bladed there an exact replacement available?
Michael D.
that is the only FMS replacement fan i am seeing on my end ,
OK, I guess I will try it, but experience tells me there will most likely be a different thrust ratio....that being said, I am sure it will push the plane fast enough to get it airborne, so I will give it a try. I lived in Rantoul many years ago, I wish Horizon had been there when I was.....the early 70's. Thanks for your time.
Michael D.
less blades should be more torque and less top speed on a ducted system , but you will not see that much of a difference in 2 blades. it will still do the job
Yeah, you're correct.....I found that out a long time ago by experimenting with removing every other blade, etc. Thanks again.
Michael D.
my pleasure :-)
Wouldn't you know it, they are back-ordered....out of stock. Any idea on when they are going to be in stock?
Michael D.
they should be back in very soon , you will not me charged until it ships. if you want an exact date you would have to call the sales team, they may have a date ,. they do not provide me dates on this end
Call: 800-338-4639
Monday - Friday: 8 A.M. - 7 P.M. CST
Saturday: 8 A.M. - 5 P.M. CST
Sunday: Closed
they generally are not out for long
I'll go ahead and place my order.....
Michael D.
Sounds good . it should not be long on that item
Great, appreciate it. Have a good day.