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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
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Value for money
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Stevo wrote on 15/02/2014:
GOOD ALL ROUNDER. CHUNKY!
Strengths: Nicely made, very solid. Nice big wing area couneracts the increased weight (compared to W4 Foam-e). Stable in cross-wind.
Weaknesses: The control rods bind. Remove them and replace them!
Overall: Nice aircraft, lovely and solid. However, the rods in bind in the outers. I had to remove and replace them, as elevator and Rudder would never return to neutral position.
Ease of assembly
80%
Build quality
80%
Flight performance
80%
Value for money
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Overall
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Capt Kremen wrote on 22/08/2012:
FOAM-FUN-FLYER
Strengths: As others have commented already, a good all-rounder. Tame on low throws, nimble and reasonably aerobatic on high rates. Basic airframe pretty good for a mass produced item.
Weaknesses: As with many (most?) ARTF packages, the indivudual components i.e. motor, ESC, prop, spinner undercarriage - particularly axle bolts!, servos and linkages are down to a price and not up to highest quality. Yes they are OK and will survive a few flights - with luck? I bought the 'airframe only' version having seen a friends PNP variant. With my own choice of fitting out, I only have myself to blame if an item does not stand up to the rigours of prolonged everyday flying. I would advise fitting at least one loop of Velcro around the flight battery as the plastic battery cage, (a good idea), does not latch at the sides after continual use. The only other retention being the small swivel catch which I prefer not to totally rely on in high G manouevres! The wing nav lights, well unless it is a very dark day or you can night fly at your site, they can't be seen in flight.The (supplied) undercarriage retention self tapping screws might last a few gentle landings but anything more robust will see them ripping out. I fitted larger coarser pitch self tappers which seem to stand up to my (occasional?) heavy arrivals. The supplied snakes are quite stiff in their installation, I replaced these with own polished wire and measured the servo current draw before and after, quite an improvement!
Overall: With 25 plus flights in the flight log so far, I'm very pleased with the 'Riot'. It is a very smooth flier and I enjoy it's qualities i.e. relaxing, roller landings on it's 'improved all-terrain' undercarriage. (I fitted Du-Bro 5/32 stub axles and 4" wheels). I use 2200mAh 3-cell LiPo which fit to the rear of the battery compartment. Also 3300mAh packs will just fit. An APC 11x5.5 sits behind a balanced ali spinner. The Motor is a 3530 1100Kv. Flight times 5-10mins depending on pack and throttle management, allowing plenty of reserve to prolong cell life too. ESC is a 45A known quality, fitted to allow plenty of cooling air to it. Hitec 65MG servos all round give reliable control movements.
Ease of assembly
60%
Build quality
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Flight performance
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Value for money
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Overall
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Tony Forrest wrote on 25/05/2012:
GREAT ALL-ROUNDER. VERY STABLE, NO NASTY SURPRISES, FLIES VERY SLOW.
Strengths: Simple to put together. Easy to fly, would make ideal second model. Nice quality. Very smooth flight, even with agressive control throws. Very aerobatic with high control throws. Looks very smart. Could be used as a trainer, intermediate , and advanced model all in one!
Weaknesses: Lights are pointless unless you fly at night! Some may feel it needs a bit more power. Spinner too close to fuselage, motor needs to be mounted further forward. Wheel bolts bend too easily.
Overall: Very easy to screw together and fly, ideal second model. Very stable at any speed. Very forgiving, even on high control settings. Very aerobatic and great fun but if you really are looking for a "Riot", you may find it a little too polite. I would recommend it.
Ease of assembly
100%
Build quality
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Flight performance
60%
Value for money
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gary132 wrote on 17/05/2012:
A VERY EASY MODEL TO BUILD WITH A BUILD TIME OF AROUND 30 MINUTES
Strengths: Quick and easy to build. parts easily accessable. can be ready to fly from the box in 30 minutes. very good strong model. a good model to learn on and then when you are ready up the rates and do some aero's.
Weaknesses: only weakness i found if you can call it that. the legs are a bit springy and it did bounce a couple of times on landing
Overall: Overall i found it very simple to put together. fly's as though on rails. slow flying is brilliant. on high rates does do good aeros and due to it's nature does not snap about in it's manouvres. very much on rails. as for the lights when i am at a show we fly our electrics until dusk so i can see these becoming useful.
Ease of assembly
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Build quality
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Flight performance
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Value for money
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