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Thread: Ripmax WOT4 GP/EP
08/11/2016 16:30:13

Hi Steve ,

Thanks for the info.

Yes I agree the push/pull wire set up is too much faff. Looking at alternatives with out adding any weight. Also fitted my esc under the standoffs utalising the scoop in the cowl to cool it.

I'm going with a 5000mah 4s which should help and slightly increase the wheel size as our flying field is boggy and heavy this time of year.

Will post some pics when done


Thread: Seagull Sparrow Hawk .61 1.6m ARTF
28/10/2016 11:34:30

Hi Dave,

Ran mine on 6s and flew lovely , nice model and looks terrific on nice slow fly pasts. Batt hatch under cowl is a nice touch


Thread: Ripmax WOT4 GP/EP
14/10/2016 09:13:25

Can anyone confirm the spinner size on these kits.


13/10/2016 16:50:49

Hi Richard,

6s on this , bet its out of site in seconds. Sounds like fun !!!!!!

13/10/2016 16:49:13

Thanks Chris.

My overlander will give around 900w @ 40amps so i think its plenty for this.

Going to look at dropping the closed loop and go for a single control rod same as the elevator.

Picking the kit up tomorrow so will be interesting if i can get away with no extra weight


13/10/2016 09:01:21

Hi Chris ,

Thanks for reply and useful info on the WOT4.

I'm guessing you set the c of g at 82mm and then balanced to that ?

I'm using a 4s 5000mah lipo but my motor is about 10-15grams lighter than the recommended so i might gain a little nose weight there.

May also look to move the servos forward a little and possibly move the undercart a tad forward to help.

What prop are you using , was thinking a 13x8 initially and take it from there.

Good advise on the throws will be wary of this and prob set 25-35% exp on them.



11/10/2016 16:28:33

Hi All,

Has anyone got the new WOT 4 GP/EP version and run electric with the additional electric accessory pack.

Any issues things to watch out for


Thread: Escale Seafire Help
13/03/2015 19:12:24
Posted by Jon Laughton on 12/03/2015 22:43:09:

I note that this model is being offered with a discount at quite a few of the main model shops....I'm tempted by anything with a Spitfire connection but I am put off by the Seagull mechanical retracts based on previous experience.

Has anyone fitted electric retracts (E-Flite perhaps?) to this model and if so with what success?


Hi Jon,

Yep dumped the kit version and dropped in 120 e-flites with ripmax oleos. Works a treat and looks good too. The only prob is the doors don't last very long


Thread: Horizontal Stab to fus alignment
12/03/2015 22:15:51

will maiden this sat with any luck providing the wind doesn't pick up. Will let you all know how it goes

03/03/2015 22:45:29

Thanks John,

Its the seagull pc-9 75-91 version. Got it on ebay for £50.00, covering was ripped, no canopy and wings had no ailerons. A bit of tlc and a few replacement bits and were good to go.

03/03/2015 21:42:00

Hi Fellas,

Well i bit the bullet and ripped it off and re-done. Its spot on now and awaiting maiden




20/02/2015 15:11:52

Hi John,

Its an unflown model but purchased half done . The distance from the stab to the wings is equal both sides but the stab itself is not 90 degrees to the fus. I can re- do this but will require a a lot of surgery as the stab is on with epoxy and has a fairing which is also glued.


20/02/2015 13:07:33

Hi Folks,

Have noticed looking from the rear of my PC-9 that the stab is slightly off , i'd say about 1/4 inch or less down on one side. Wing to stab alignment is bang on.

I'm considering trying to remove and re-position correctly but wondered what would be the consequences of trying to fly with this as is.



Thread: Hello from Birmingham uk
17/02/2015 13:19:20

Hi Phil,

I'm based in Rowley(Springfield) and fly from my local club- Halesowen Flyers, cracking strip, good location and a nice bunch of fellas.


Thread: How far do you travel to the nearest decent model shop?
16/02/2015 13:18:57

Mikes Models kingstanding for me , we do have a local shop in the midlands but these are expensive and tend to stock only certain brands.

Thread: Black horse Fieseler Storch
07/01/2015 13:30:46

Hi Shaun,

Storch is looking good , with all your mods it should be heeps better than standard. Don't be shy overpowering it. Its a big beast and has a draggy air frame so i'd go for a min of 2000w. Always better i think to ease off the throttle and keeps the amps down and tootle around half power if you can.

I'll not try the storch again till the cowls on and have received my new 5s lipos.

Just finishing up my 2nd Stuka by B/H and again its coming out tail heavy like the storch


Thread: Closing The Battle of Britain Chapel
04/01/2015 19:29:44

Ruddy disgrace.


Thread: Fly Fly Super Chipmunk
01/01/2015 17:33:34

it felt like it had the pull Dave albeit a handful.

Wot was 1015w which equates to 133w/lb.

I've moved my flight batt to under the cowl now slung under the engine mount and will try again this weekend. cofg is now 85mm from l.e.

Happy new year !!!!!!

01/01/2015 13:51:35

Maiden my flyfly yesterday. Handles well on grass and tracked straight. Plenty of power on 6s with a 14x7 prop. Auw was 7lb 6oz and wot was 1015w/lb.

Flight was nearly a disaster as the ch was way off. Needs to be at least 10-15mm forward I reckon.

Looks nice flying by even if badly tail heavy.

Few pics down at the strip.





Thread: Black horse Fieseler Storch
18/12/2014 21:33:52


That's looking superb hope your maiden is better than mine was.


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