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Thread: ARTF Riot chat thread
02/09/2013 13:51:19

Hi Ken, yeh have used a 4s. Turnigy 2200 mah 4s fitted quite snuggly but still allowed hatch to be closed. But to be honest with new ESC I haven't bothered and use any of my 3s up to 3000mah in it.


31/08/2013 02:57:15

Morning Y'All, thought i would add my two peneth to the Riot. Bought one about 2 weeks ago and put it together down at the field, reason for this? well i was out and about it was a lovely day and i had nothing in my car to fly so impulse led me to buy one. First impression, well yeh as has been said Wot 4 hmmmm! Built it in about 20 mins if that but over tightened the chocolate prop adapter, snapped in 2 oh thanks! So flying curtailed even before i took off in anger.

Added new prop adapter i had in spares pot and back to field. All pre flight checks done, good 3S 2650 battery in holder, plug in took off...ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ...oh my what a gutless wonder! Nothing to endear it at all. 3 mins later i landed thoroughly hacked off, i wanted to keep this in the car as a hack/ooh lets fly model. Even went thru the "teaching" the ESC throttle range again but 2nd fight the same thing. What have i done its a lemon. Back home i stripped out the ESC and slammed in a 60A one as i thought lets throw 4S at it. Back to the field couple of days later. Bit more oomph in fact lots better than 1st flight. Landed after 7 mins or so with a lil grin on face. Decided to try 3S again and I can honestly say the stock ESC sucks big time. On a 3S 2200 or 2650 or even a 3000 it flies so much better. Now i have a hack i can throw around and have a giggle with and do you know what, its foam and it bounces really well especially when the weedy wheels bolts give up the ghost. So yeh its sort of a Wot 4 but not and no it probably wont set yer pants on fire, but it will, at a push, knife or should that be spoon edge and inverted is easy peasy, so if you want something different to a Wot 4 give it a whirl, but beware of :-

A - Prop adapter, choccy flavoured one

B - Wheel bolts (see above)

C- Glue (UHU Por) the fin in dont rely on the screws

D - Most importantly, ditch the ESC for a 60-80A one it changes the ball game and will allow 4S with no dramas.

So that was my 2 peneth

Edited By Mark R on 31/08/2013 02:57:35

Thread: LiPoly safety box
22/06/2013 20:11:12

As has already been said....Ammo boxes...and for added "safety" batteries in Lipo safe battery sacks.

Thread: Harmon Rocket 111 by Seagull
24/05/2013 22:47:06

Thats good news Stephen. Now all you need is the ermm Summer weather.....hoping to get mine out this sunday, been awhile since i hacked around like a fool )

Thread: HK stock of Bixler 2 to UK
10/05/2013 21:38:17

Hi David, i got my Bixler mk 2 fro Hobbyking. Didnt take too long and to be honest weather is so pants you probably wont get to fly it anyway if you get from a UK source.

Thread: In your experience what's the most common cause of a crash?
10/05/2013 21:34:20

As with most have put 'other' and dumb thumbs is the usual culprit....which i think is totally different to pilot error/flying kills....its like driving a car for 30 years and never having an accident and then over steering into your own brick wall due to brain freeze....its not error just an erroneous brain moment. I think pilot error/flying skills is totally different. A new pilot flying a low wing warbird and crashing because he or she cant handle the flying characteristics is pilot error/flying skills.....dumb thumbs is just one of those things and has no bearing on your piloting skills....ask any professional if they have suffered it and i can guarantee they will say Yes, so is their skills lacking? Are they bad pilots?

Ok 2 penneth over n done with.

Thread: Mark I Irvine 53
08/05/2013 19:18:00

Such a shame not to use probably the best .53 size enines you can buy. I have 5 Irvine 53s and they are amazing workhorses. Spares are still available, but you have to look for them and to be honest i dont understand why you wont use it. It was bought to be used....i am one of those people who will rip open the package and use....

Thread: Digital servos - are they really worth paying extra for?
23/04/2013 22:16:34

Savox definitely get my vote. Put a pair on my Acro Wot for aileron use, and wow the roll rate is amazing and unlike some digitals they dont seem to spend all the time on the ground 'buzzing' or hunting for centre.

But then again i have also used 3001/3003 on all my other models upto 4 stroke 90. Never had stripped gears or any crashes due to failure. Plenty of crashes due to dumb thumbs tho!! Can you get digital thumbs yet?

Thread: Parkzone VisionAire chat
08/03/2013 00:22:40

Looks interesting, just wish they would allow any rx/tx to be used.

Thread: XM603 on her final Journey to her new resting place.
07/03/2013 22:59:02

Yeh used in the Falklands War....

Thread: What size servos?
07/03/2013 21:20:24

Good post Del thumbs up

Good visual guide for new flyers.

Thread: Should we be licenced
10/02/2013 22:04:09

Sorry wrong end of stick i misread title LOl

Edited By Mark R on 10/02/2013 22:07:09

Thread: Tonight at work......Black Horse Pitts
29/01/2013 20:21:09

Nice looking bit of kit yes

Ps wanna swap jobs?

Thread: Panther
23/01/2013 19:14:35

Hi Gary, very cool looking model, nice colour scheme too. Do like the 'Sporty' looking type of model.


Thread: Dick Dastardly
19/01/2013 20:08:45

UMM...other half, who does not have a great interest in this hobby, says 'That is brilliant!' as far i know thats the best compliment she has ever passed about this hobby.

Guess your doing everything right!

Thread: Brown outs and Grey areas - the truth!
16/01/2013 15:26:09

Lol@stephen.....good point tho

Thread: Durafly Sea Vixen
08/01/2013 20:01:34

Aaarghh!!! Want one...if they all fly as good as that one, i can see them running out in the UK warehouse in double quick time.

Thread: New Spektrum AS3X Receiver
08/01/2013 18:54:07

Hi RW, i have just bought the Orange 3axis V2 flight stabiliser. hoping to fit in something when weather improves a lil bit. Just looked at the price, seems a little expensive at RRP of £79.99 and wondering how good it will be as its acting as a rx and stab system, hope programming is all sorted. And the specs seem to say you cant use it in anything over .90 its a full range rx but has limitations on it, or is the limitations just as a stab system or as a rx system or mix of mix.

Sure RCME will do a full review of it (hopefully)

Thread: Dick Dastardly
06/01/2013 18:53:04

That is so cool!!! Good homage to an amazing cartoon series....Hope it flies...if not still an amazing looking bit of kit yes

Thread: am i being fobbed off by hobbyking
04/01/2013 15:57:04

Hi Shaun, I have had an order thats been despatched by HK back in early December. I used Parcelforce 48 as the i thought it would be the best way. It arrived in the UK 23 Dec and has not been processed thru customs etc yet. So i am not sure you can blame HK as its a very busy time of year and Parcelforce even state on their website that they have a backlog to clear. Checked my order today and its taken from 23 Dec til today for it to clear thru Customs, guess they had a lovely long Xmas off.....wish i did, rather than the 1 and 1/2 days.

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