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The new ARTF WOT4

First look...... - 28/9/09

Peter Currey05/08/2009 20:06:37
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Hi all. Has anyone managed to get hold of the Chris Foss designed and Ripmax marketed new WOT4 Mk 2 ARTF, in the UK?  If so, grateful for comments on build quality, any problems and flying and handling. Is it as good as the sales blurb claims??Cheers and thanks, 
Peter
NigelH05/08/2009 23:20:52
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Not due out for a while longer - early September.
 
How could you go wrong with it though ?  Same price as the kit, built up and covered.
 
Peter Currey06/08/2009 10:21:41
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Thanks Nigel. I guess I'll have to be patient. I do hope that you are right. We shall see.
Cheers.
Marko06/08/2009 12:42:32
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Hi all we had a demo with the new wot4 at the club I fly with It is a great plane and flys better than the Original one and it only weighs about 3lb my only dislike was the colours white red and black They might bring out other colours later I hope Cheers. Mark
Peter Currey06/08/2009 17:20:30
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That's good to know, Mark, thanks. I look forward to getting my hands on one.
Cheers, Peter
Tom Sharp 207/08/2009 05:01:07
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Personaly i've never fancied a wot 4,  but this arf version is very tempting
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Edited By Tom Sharp 2 on 07/08/2009 05:01:59

NigelH24/09/2009 18:14:28
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It's out !  Already seen that Slough have it in stock.
 
David Ashby - Moderator24/09/2009 19:30:39
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Yes it's hitting the streets this week
Peter Currey24/09/2009 20:09:24
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Thanks David. I shall go shopping. My RCM&E arrived this a.m. Looking forward to the read.
Cheers, Peter  
Stephen Grigg24/09/2009 21:14:49
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There are a lot of Wot 4s at our club,and several lookalikes also,so I wont be getting one,I like to fly different so my vintage collection are idelel,sorry for the mistakes,Ive no back key to correct
winchweight27/09/2009 14:15:47
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Got one today, swapped it for a Flair Attila. Looks very nice, well built and a lot lighter than the original Wot 4. I'll keep you posted, but don't hold your breath.
 
If you want one, try Martin at Whitchurch Models, he has a few in stock.

Edited By Shaun Chant on 27/09/2009 14:16:33

winchweight27/09/2009 14:55:29
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Soooo...... 70 sized 4 stroke, or leccy......
 
Decisions, decisions.....
Philf28/09/2009 12:46:29
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70 4 stroke all the way.
winchweight28/09/2009 15:34:44
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Yes I think so, mainly because it'd be a pain to have to remove the wing to access the flight battery.
Nick Rigg29/09/2009 13:55:27
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This is on my shortlist for Christmas! Definitely be EP though, should look good not having to chop it all up to fit an oiler in it....
Julian Beckett29/09/2009 17:12:24
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Flew one this weekend. Very nice. A little underpowered with a .46, but a good .53 or FS should fit the bill admirably!
 
Flies just like the old one, but a little lighter with the built up wing.
 
Definitely got to have one of these to replace my 12 year old original....
 
 
cheers
 
Julian
David Ashby - Moderator29/09/2009 17:13:46
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What make of .46 was that Julian?
DAVID CLIFFORD29/09/2009 17:26:59
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Got mine yesterday, looks real good with a descent ply panel for the undercarrige.
I have an O.S 46LA to put in it. Should fly it ok and it i want a bit more power then Leeds are doing the Irvine 53 2 stroke for 50 quid at the moment so that would be balistic.
gonna but a build thread on over the next few days.
 
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Peter Currey29/09/2009 18:34:39
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Looking forward to seeing the build progress, David. I have an SC46 or a OS 55 AX that could be 'freed up' to fit. I'll watch and wait to see which looks the more appropriate.
Graeme Evans29/09/2009 22:10:12
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Mine arrived a couple of days ago, and it'll be taking my Irvine 53 - so I was amused to seen an Irvine 53 in the build photo's in the instruction manual. 

It's all built now, basically took 1 evening to assemble and fine tune the cowl. Just waiting for a couple of servo's to finish off. 

Overall, for the price, and having not yet flown it I am very happy. However, I did have a couple of issues...

1. I have changed the rudder control horns on the closed loop system, just couldn't get the very short threaded bar secure enough to produce accurate movement where it goes through the rudder, so I now have regular control horns fitted back-to-back and still using the loop. Works well - on the ground at least!

2. the axel on the tail is too short for the collet and the wheel, but only by a fraction, I had to shave down one side of the wheel to fit both on. Then found that the grub in the collet was rounded off. So I had to subistute a spare.

3. the threaded section of the control horn fitting (the little bit with the grub screw in that tightens down onto the m2 rod) was also too short to fit through the servo horn and have the nut fiitted. Again, I had a spare from my box of bits.

looking forward to flying
 

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