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An ARTF Wot 4 Pro and a Wot 4 Classic build

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trebor12/07/2018 17:16:55
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How do you think a Laser 70 would go in a wot4 mk 3. Would it be a bit small ?

ken anderson.12/07/2018 17:18:20
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Posted by trebor on 12/07/2018 17:16:55:

How do you think a Laser 70 would go in a wot4 mk 3. Would it be a bit small ?

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I would say-Spot on...

ken anderson...ne..1.... wot dept.

trebor12/07/2018 19:52:44
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I think that's wot I'm going to do yes no more Artf for me.

Denis Watkins12/07/2018 21:09:21
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Posted by Neil67 on 12/07/2018 11:31:18:

I am knew to building but just about to put the controls in to my Wot 4. I noticed you have put in direct snakes for the elevator and the rudder rather than the pull push system for the rudder and balsa trip approach for the elevator as suggested in the instructions, any particular reason - it does look at lot simpler and neater.

Neil

I think because push pull in a narrow fuselage is a faff Neil. It is quite difficult to set up in a small space. And a nuisance too if you don't assemble the crimps too well and the cable slips.

Direct snakes can be quick and easy to install and are reliable.

Push pull, done correctly is just as positive and reliable and can be gentler on the servos, for example, where a steerable tailwheel is used.

Concorde Speedbird12/07/2018 21:57:01
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Good evening,

Apologies for the silence but I have been on holiday and I am currently at RIAT. Back building next week.

Neil, I've used snakes simply because it is what I normally use and I had some spare. From my experience snakes work very well. I've also used pushrods and closed loop/push pull systems which also work well, so it is a case of personal preference. The stuff provided in the kit will be adequate (although I would reccomend metal clevices- I can't remember but I think the kit comes with plastic ones).

Trevor, a Laser 70 would be excellent. I'm only putting a Saito 62 in! Feel free to post your progress, it can always become Wot 4 Cubed.

I have flown the Wot 4 Pro many times including in very heavy winds and it has been sublime. Plenty of power with the 45S! I think the kit built one will be a bit smoother though.

Jacob
trebor13/07/2018 09:10:30
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Do any of the parts in a Wot4 mk3 kit need replacing or are they all quality items ? While I am looking at the kits is there anything else I need to order in the way of parts. That deluxe kit is tempting with quality cowl and landing gear dont know

Tim Flyer13/07/2018 09:22:09
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I used the Deluxe kit for mine (has Laser 80) . The undercarriage is very very durable glass fibre and cowl nice. U will still need to buy some clevises ( plastic ones are supplied) and hinges ( Mylar sheet is supplied) . And wheels I think. The 70 is a great match. My 80 is a bit OTT, but it still flies beautifully in almost any wind ...enjoy 😊

trebor14/07/2018 14:39:39
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Got one on order now, is it right I need to purchase an engine mount or does it come in the kit ? I think my Artf Wot trainer mount came in the kit.

Neil6714/07/2018 17:57:45
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Currently building the mark 3 balsa kit, basic version, no engine mount in pack. Don't know about the deluxe kit. I built a unowot twenty years ago for my son and the instructions haven't changed only a couple of addendum sheets. Mr Foss could maybe Update the instructions for 2018, dense text and poor diagrams could be improved!!!

Concorde Speedbird08/08/2018 18:33:40
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Unfortunately the Wot 4 Pro has been crashed due to an elevator connector failure- subsequently ordered lots of connector locks. The wing is fine so I might build another fuselage for it at some point.

This one is looking decent though, needless to say this one would have survived the crash considerably better than the super light ARTF one

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