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Akrostar

Manufacturer: Cambrian Model Co.

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Average Rating
No. of Reviews1
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Tony H wrote on 25/04/2017:
GREAT KIT! JUST NEEDS A FEW TWEAKS
Strengths: 1. Good quality wood in kit, well produced parts 2. Quick to build 3. Full Plan 4. All Hardware provided to finish the Airframe 5. Well thought out design. 6. Nice looking Semi Scale plane 7. Very Aerobatic
Weaknesses: 1.Wire undercarriage but can be easily changed to Dural Alluminum (like Photo) 2. Fixed Tailwheel (can be modified to steerable) 3. ABS not Fibreglass Cowl 4. Single Servo for Ailerons (can be modified) 5. Has a tendancy to drop a wing in banked turns if going too slow and could easily tip stall)
Overall: I was very impressed with the quality of the kit, all the wood is well chosen with nicely produced foam core wings, full instructions, plan and a decent selection of hardware. I modified the kit to include two Alieron servos instead of one and I added a steerable tailwheel and Dural alumimium U/C as I believe the kit parts are out dated now. The plane flys well with my Saito F72b (or use a .46 2 stroke) I wouldn't want to use a smaller engine. The plane can drop a wing if you go too slowly in banked turns and could tip stall, however it is a very capable aerobatic plane. Good News! I have been in contact with the maufacturer who tells me he is considering incorporating washout in the wings to eliminate the possible tip stall issue and possibly some of my other suggestions. All in all a very good kit and an enjoyable well thought out design/build
Ease of assembly
100%
Build quality
100%
Flight performance
60%
Value for money
80%
Overall
80%

WOT 4 Foam-E Mk.2

Manufacturer: Ripmax

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Average Rating
No. of Reviews15
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Nightflyer 2013 wrote on 23/03/2017:
GREAT FUN MODEL
Strengths: The model flies really well and can be slow and steady and yet can be a fun aerobat. Like how easily the model went together, and easy access to battery pack.
Weaknesses: Pure fiction if you expect to complete the model in 30 minutes! An hour or two is more realistic. I had been told beforehand by three other Wot 4 owners that I would need to use some up elevator trim for it to fly right - AND they were right. Everything else needed no other trim adjustment.
Overall: Other than highlighted this model is a delight to fly. Do not be tempted to put higher capacity heavier cells as if standard 2200's need up trim, larger will need even more.
Ease of assembly
80%
Build quality
60%
Flight performance
80%
Value for money
60%
Overall
60%

WOT 4-E MK.2

Manufacturer: Ripmax

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Average Rating
No. of Reviews5
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Nightflyer 2013 wrote on 23/03/2017:
IS WHAT YOU WOULD EXPECT OF A WOT 4
Strengths: Very quick to finish model to get flying though perhaps not as quick as you might think, but being careful rewards you with a lovely model that looks and flies really nicely.
Weaknesses: Some of the parts do feel a little 'fragile' for example moulded cowl felt a little too thin and flimsy to me.
Overall: Reasonable value for money, good flying performance and short kit to complete ready to fly time.
Ease of assembly
80%
Build quality
60%
Flight performance
80%
Value for money
60%
Overall
60%

Max Thrust Riot

Manufacturer: Max Thrust

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Average Rating
No. of Reviews5
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Denis Williams 1 wrote on 09/03/2017:
NICE PLANE IF YOU STRENGTHEN THE REAR FUS
Strengths: Not affected by wind
Weaknesses: Back of fus very weak, sheered off in front of tail
Ease of assembly
60%
Build quality
60%
Flight performance
60%
Value for money
60%
Overall
60%

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