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Ripmax Bullet

Manufacturer: Ripmax

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Average Rating
No. of Reviews5
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Timothy Harris 1 wrote on 08/04/2014:
GOOD FLYER BUT AWFUL HARDWARE
Strengths: Looks great and has very good flight performance. Low speed flight performance good too, so you do not need to be an expert pilot.
Weaknesses: Really awful hardware, in fact the worst of any kit I have built. Nuts and bolts are soft. Some bolts were headless. Nose wheel thread instantly stripped. Covering very pretty but not properly ironed on. Built to a low budget. Most flyers would be happy to pay more for decent quality!
Overall: Very nice easy plane to fly with precise handling and good looks. Replace all hardware when building and reinforce the inside with epoxy, then you will have a nice durable model.
Ease of assembly
60%
Build quality
40%
Flight performance
80%
Value for money
60%
Overall
60%

Paul Marsh wrote on 24/06/2013:
GREAT SUNDAY HACK FLYER
Strengths: Aerobatic, easy to fly and handles winds well. Strong and predictable
Weaknesses: Weak, floppy nose leg. Clevises are useless and dangerous - replaced with metal items. No spinner included
Overall: Good all-round flyer, which is ideal quick assembly, both at the workshop and field. Takes a wide range of engines.
Ease of assembly
100%
Build quality
80%
Flight performance
100%
Value for money
100%
Overall
80%

Stephen Grigg wrote on 18/06/2013:
BRILLIANT
Strengths: Good build, lovely to fly good value
Weaknesses: transfers,front steerable wheel wrong clevises
Overall: Enjoyed the build love flying it ,Im not good with steering and it needs s good ditance to take off,about 75 metres
Ease of assembly
100%
Build quality
80%
Flight performance
100%
Value for money
100%
Overall
80%

Victor Saliba wrote on 25/02/2013:
EXCELLENT
Strengths: Very light, goes fast, easy to put together, no need to open the manual.
Weaknesses: clevises and wheels.
Overall: Fun to fly, an everyday model, flight performance is very good, cannot do without. Well worth every penny.
Ease of assembly
80%
Build quality
60%
Flight performance
100%
Value for money
100%
Overall
80%

Tim Reeves wrote on 16/10/2012:
DISSAPOINTED
Strengths: Instructions are clear.
Weaknesses: No spinner with the kit. Clevises are poor quality plastic and pull off the rods, so had to fit my own. The main under carriage wire is very thin.
Overall: Check the fuselage as the glue is almost non existant. and the covering is not stuck down well, so had to spend time sorting this out. The fuel tank does not fit the way it is supposed to, unless you break out some of the former just behind the firewall. Be very careful when fixing the elevators, as the wire joining them can be easily pushed through the balsa, so re enforcement is needed. If I'd seen this kit before buying, I would have spent it on something better. I have not flown it yet, so can't comment on performance. Finally got round to flying it today. I was very impressed, especially after being dissapointed with the quality of the kit. I've got an Irvine 53, at first had a 12x6 prop, but changed it to an 11x8 due to the long grass and bumps on our strip. Fist flight had to trim it out, not to much before flying hands off. 2nd flight went really well, performes loops and rolls with ease and this was on low rates. Landing was easy, slows up nicely and the undercarrage is adiquate despite being on the flimsy side.
Ease of assembly
60%
Build quality
40%
Flight performance
80%
Value for money
40%
Overall
40%

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