This year Boli Muentes of Lakeworth, FL., will be flying in the Pro-AM Jet category with his 1/6-scale BVM F-16 PNP painted in the USAF #5 Thunderbirds Demonstration Team jet. It is powered by the new Jetcat P-140RXi turbine. It is controlled by the new JR28X transmitter, dual JR Infinity receivers hooked to a JR X-Bus port Duo power Bus system.
The jet has all high voltage digital servos installed, a 3-axis gyro system, lights, simulated afterburner ring, scale cockpit, scale landing gear, brakes, scale wheels and a smoke system. The onboard avionics, accessories and turbine ECU are powered by 3 separate Fromeco Li-Ion batteries and one 2S Li-Poly battery. Total battery capacity is just under 20,000 miliamps at 7.v volts! Rene comments that he is proud to be sponsored by Team JR, Jetcat USA, Jersey Modeler Fuel Systems, Aircraft International and The Allied Scale Squadron.