The RC community is a great resource with worldwide reach and it is fantastic what you can learn and the support you can get just for the asking. It has always been my hope that something I write here will help out someone else… beyond just entertaining. Sort of my way of passing it on. In this case though I got some excellent help from a member of the community who I found on another web site.
Thanks to a posting on the RCGroups web site and a quick response from a gentleman over in England, I now know that what I have here is an Alfa Models F-16C. Alfa Models appears to be based over in the Czech Republic and available only directly from them at this point.
Someone wanted this one bad enough to order and pay some substantial shipping or perhaps a US vendor carried them for some time?? In any case I now have access to the instructions so I have information on the power systems that are recommended, though I can’t tell whether this one has one of the “stock” options or something else, plus some idea of what size battery to run, where it should be balanced etc…
As I move forward on the build and fly, I will post more here.