Ripmax Spitfire EP

Brand: Ripmax

Overall:
3
Ease of assembly:
3
Build quality:
3
Flight performance:
4
Value for money:
3

READER REVIEWS
Kev Greenwood  |  Mar 09, 2013

Strengths:
Flies like its on rails, nice looking finish to covering, easy to fly. . . .
Weaknesses:
motor mount, had to beef it up with balsa blocks but ok now. The tail looks weak but no problems yet. . .
Overall:
I bought this for £30 second hand air frame only. I thought it was a bad buy but once i cleaned it up, she looked great, Fitted a Turnigy 35/42 brushless running on a 3s its pulling 450 wats plus, vertical climbs out of sight. All my friends admire it, its the best flying spitfire money can buy. I used a 55 amp Turnigy esc right at the front of the airframe to balance it out, in a nutshell, its perfect, flies inverted no problem.

Overall:
4
Ease of assembly:
4
Build quality:
4
Flight performance:
5
Value for money:
5
Dave Drew  |  Aug 24, 2012

Strengths:
Bounces well. . . .
Weaknesses:
No c of g info in build instructions. . . .
Overall:
First flight wasa bloody nightmare, and that was in the hands of the most experienced pilot in the club. Opened throttle and it climbed vertically. . .

Overall:
2
Ease of assembly:
3
Build quality:
3
Flight performance:
2
Value for money:
3
GrumpyGnome  |  Oct 06, 2009

Strengths:
Performance. . . .
Weaknesses:
Really designed for non-LiPo so CofG can be an issue. . . .
Overall:
Very very nice flier - OK build quality. 'Flat' NiCad/NiMh fit perfectly, LiPos not as easy. . .

Overall:
3
Ease of assembly:
4
Build quality:
3
Flight performance:
5
Value for money:
3
John Lewnes  |  Nov 30, 2008

Strengths:
good handling at low speeds,easy to assemble. generally flies very well. . .
Weaknesses:
spinner is a waste of time, I just fitted a plastic jobbie. Motor mounting area needs to be reglued properly otherwise the framework falls apart. . .
Overall:
Get one!!. . . .

Overall:
3
Ease of assembly:
4
Build quality:
3
Flight performance:
4
Value for money:
4
Terence Thirlaway  |  Nov 26, 2008

Strengths:
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Weaknesses:
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Overall:
Single handed launch under handed holes in wing wast of time SPINNER?????. . . .

Overall:
4
Ease of assembly:
4
Build quality:
4
Flight performance:
4
Value for money:
4
ROBERT SWAN  |  Nov 20, 2008

Strengths:
skin stands up well to scrapes or rubbing. . . .
Weaknesses:
edges of wings/tailplane can be "dented" easily. . . .
Overall:
I added invaison stripes and found that it was easy to see in flight. It is good that the ailerons stat effective down to the ground. . .

Overall:
3
Ease of assembly:
3
Build quality:
3
Flight performance:
4
Value for money:
4
Stan Pratt 2  |  Nov 09, 2008

Strengths:
available spares. . . .
Weaknesses:
motor mount. . . .
Overall:
Flys great, good plane. . . .

Overall:
3
Ease of assembly:
3
Build quality:
3
Flight performance:
4
Value for money:
5
Alastair Place  |  Aug 08, 2008

Strengths:
Easy build, solid flyer over all quite strong. . . .
Weaknesses:
the motor mount is the only really weakspot. . . .
Overall:
I would recomend this palne to anyone who has some experince of low wing aircraft. . . .

Overall:
3
Ease of assembly:
4
Build quality:
3
Flight performance:
4
Value for money:
4
jez  |  Jul 11, 2008

Strengths:
very strong construction. . . .
Weaknesses:
holes for launching grips are a bit weak. . . .
Overall:
just love flying it espesially rolls and flying low , with axia motor and 2200lipo sounds great too wish it had retracts !!!!!!. . . .

Overall:
4
Ease of assembly:
5
Build quality:
5
Flight performance:
5
Value for money:
4
winchweight  |  Jul 10, 2008

Strengths:
Looks, ease of building. . . .
Weaknesses:
Poor spinner design, and dodgy nose shape. . . .
Overall:
Much better than I ever anticipated. . . .

Overall:
4
Ease of assembly:
4
Build quality:
3
Flight performance:
5
Value for money:
4
Kelly  |  May 04, 2008

Strengths:
ARTF, very good build qualities,excellent easy to follow instructions. Nice flyer,lots of character. . .
Weaknesses:
Engine mount need strengthening. Colour scheme(silver)?. Lack of underside details e. g radiators.
Overall:
Well made ARTF with excellent flying characteristics. Although the colour scheme and lack of detail stand out, it just looks so realistic in the air. Would be hard to find a better semi scale Spitfire for the money. .

Overall:
4
Ease of assembly:
4
Build quality:
4
Flight performance:
4
Value for money:
4
Steve Hill  |  Apr 11, 2008

Strengths:
Once set up properly it performs amazingly well and LOOKS right in the air. Generally robust airfame. . .
Weaknesses:
Lousy engine mount. . . until stengthened with some strips of glass cloth and then all is well.
Overall:
Model is now 3 years old and has NEVER let me down. Mine is fitted with a Mega 22/30/3E, 3700 lipo, Graupner 11x6 folder AND. . .

Overall:
4
Ease of assembly:
4
Build quality:
4
Flight performance:
5
Value for money:
4
jason  |  Mar 28, 2008

Strengths:
nice to fly and looks great. . . .
Weaknesses:
a little low on glue on some joints would advise a bit of extra epoxy for strength, fingers holes no use at all. . . .
Overall:
good plane to fly and quite easy to fly. . . .

Overall:
4
Ease of assembly:
4
Build quality:
3
Flight performance:
5
Value for money:
5
Stuart Sims !  |  Mar 24, 2008

Strengths:
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Weaknesses:
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Overall:
flying it for two years and hope to continue for many more as it is suprisingly strong Stew. . . .

Overall:
3
Ease of assembly:
3
Build quality:
3
Flight performance:
5
Value for money:
3
leccyflyer  |  Mar 22, 2008

Strengths:
Superb flight characteristics, very stable and aerobatic as desired, easy handlaunching. . . .
Weaknesses:
The shape of the cowl is horrible. Finger holes for hand launching are a little small. Hatch catches could be better. Spinner.
Overall:
Very nice model, easy to put together, good instruction booklet, stunning performance on suitable brushless and lipo power. Looks brilliant in the air. My son's favourite model. .

Overall:
4
Ease of assembly:
4
Build quality:
4
Flight performance:
5
Value for money:
4
Stephen Stockwell  |  Mar 21, 2008

Strengths:
quick to build stable flyer. . . .
Weaknesses:
finger holes under wing sheeting breaks easy needed reinforcing. motor mount came unstuck from bulkhead had to reglue. . .
Overall:
nice model,great flyer. . . .

Overall:
3
Ease of assembly:
4
Build quality:
3
Flight performance:
4
Value for money:
3
Brian Bultitude  |  Mar 20, 2008

Strengths:
Stable at low speeds. . . .
Weaknesses:
Unfortunately have had to rebuild a nose section which was not easy!Needs strenthening!. . . .
Overall:
A good product would definately buy another. . . .

Overall:
3
Ease of assembly:
3
Build quality:
3
Flight performance:
4
Value for money:
3
Andrew Cummings  |  Mar 07, 2008

Strengths:
Easy to put together. She is solid in the air and relatively easy to fly. . .
Weaknesses:
Small battery bay. May need some adjustment and extra weight to get CoG. . .
Overall:
This was my first ARTF and I was very impressed how easy she went together. After some research I chose a larger then recommended motor for added performance an axi 2826 equivalent with 2x 3s2200mah in parallel. This extra weight put the CoG just about in the right place. Hand launching is fine with this power set up and she cruises around beautifully on 1/2 power.

Overall:
3
Ease of assembly:
3
Build quality:
3
Flight performance:
4
Value for money:
3
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