Brand: Ripmax

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

READER REVIEWS
mothy  |  Mar 21, 2013

Strengths:
Had one built from original kit years ago - this flies just as well and can be had for about £20 more than the kit. Goes together well and has decent covering. Flies well. .
Weaknesses:
The closed loop rudder is fiddly to install and like a lot of ARTF models the undercart mounting is relatively weak. After two years of hacking I just gave up and built a new fuz, now have the best of both worlds, the Ripmax jig-built wing and a fuz which is strong (but no heavier as I used thick and light wood rather than their thin and heay stuff). . .
Overall:
A very good hack model and great to fly. Super follow on from a trainer. . .

Overall:
3
Ease of assembly:
3
Build quality:
3
Flight performance:
4
Value for money:
4
Kieren MacGregor  |  Dec 19, 2012

Strengths:
strong and durable. . . .
Weaknesses:
fiddely to build. . . .
Overall:
. . . .

Overall:
3
Ease of assembly:
2
Build quality:
3
Flight performance:
4
Value for money:
4
Paul Marsh  |  Mar 10, 2012

Strengths:
Strong, light airframe, able to cope with a range of engines. . . .
Weaknesses:
None, airframe-wise, but rudder push-pull bar could be improved, as some other fittings. . . .
Overall:
A easy model to fly, copes with all weather and quite robust, and even after a couple of hard landings, the u/c has stayed on. . . .

Overall:
5
Ease of assembly:
5
Build quality:
5
Flight performance:
5
Value for money:
5
John Allen  |  Mar 07, 2012

Strengths:
Flys great, stable yet highly maneuverable. . . .
Weaknesses:
Control horns crap, pull/pull rudder a pain to install. A rundder rod, and dual elevator rods would be better. . .
Overall:
Great fun, I'll probably get another one after I've destroyed this one. . . .

Overall:
3
Ease of assembly:
3
Build quality:
3
Flight performance:
5
Value for money:
3
Bill R  |  Jan 27, 2010

Strengths:
Very strong good quality airframe build but let down by poor quality hardware. . . .
Weaknesses:
Flimsy rudder control parts and poor quality wheels and hardware with odd items missing from the kit. . . .
Overall:
A strong airframe but let down by poor hardware items. for the price, Black horse or Seagull is better value for money. . .

Overall:
2
Ease of assembly:
3
Build quality:
2
Flight performance:
3
Value for money:
2
colin watson  |  Nov 30, 2009

Strengths:
at the moment i am awaiting the weather to fly it. . . .
Weaknesses:
build quality the fuse on mine has a twist built in wing seating not level the hardware supplied is awful i replaced virtually everything it reminds me of the old vmar kits i spent hours replacing and realigning everything the quality of hardware supplied i wouldn't have put in a trainer i wanted to fit a OS 70 fs in but the distance from bulk head to prop is to short to fit a fourstroke engine so fitted OS55 instead. . . .
Overall:
i look forward to flying the wot 4 but at the moment i am really disapointed with the build quality the quality of hardware supplied i would spend more money to have a quality built kit with quality hardware instead of having to replace everything. i have built it as my winter hack might not see spring yet. flew it it flew ok unfortunateley after landing first time to re trim a little 2nd flight i lost radio link the result is it won't make xmas never mind spring i won't replace it with another wot 4 i ordered a glens extra instead. .

Overall:
1
Ease of assembly:
1
Build quality:
2
Flight performance:
2
Value for money:
2
winchweight  |  Nov 29, 2009

Strengths:
Quick build, great handling, highly manoeuvrable, top quality kit. . . .
Weaknesses:
U/c is a bit bouncy no matter how gently and slowly you land it. . . .
Overall:
Mine is on an SC53 2 stroke. It is extremely fast now. I didn't need a single click of trim and it flew fantastically straight away without tweeking. .

Overall:
4
Ease of assembly:
4
Build quality:
4
Flight performance:
5
Value for money:
4
Mick Cayton  |  Nov 20, 2009

Strengths:
Its strength. . . Throw in the car and fly.
Weaknesses:
That rubbish closed loop rudder system - changed mine for a pushrod. . . .
Overall:
A model like this is relaxing to fly because nobody expects you to do accurate and precise aerobatics. You can just chuck it about the sky like a hooligan. . .

Overall:
4
Ease of assembly:
4
Build quality:
4
Flight performance:
4
Value for money:
4
Leonard Hunt  |  Nov 06, 2009

Strengths:
performance. . . .
Weaknesses:
not found any so far. . . .
Overall:
excellent. . . .

Overall:
3
Ease of assembly:
3
Build quality:
3
Flight performance:
5
Value for money:
4
Victor Saliba  |  Oct 26, 2009

Strengths:
Cheap, light, well made, attractive,CG spot on, fibreglass cowl, durable undercarriage etc. . . .
Weaknesses:
The threaded rod of the rudder pull-pull system too short, changed it to a 3mm longer threaded rod. . . .
Overall:
I covered the aileron servos with white pro-film as they are deep inside the wings. It's flying qualities is something to be seen to be believed. Mine got a brand new SC 52 turning a 12x6 prop and the things I can do with this setup are beyond one's imagination. It's the right model for the right person after all I'm Mr Wot 4.

Overall:
4
Ease of assembly:
4
Build quality:
5
Flight performance:
5
Value for money:
5
DAVID CLIFFORD  |  Oct 04, 2009

Strengths:
this model is light for its size, good strong stable under carridge, large wing area makes for a great floater, Good performance even with smaller engines. Lots of room for radio gear. looks good to. .
Weaknesses:
Cheap wing screws, replace them as soon as you can. . . .
Overall:
Fairly easy build as high degree of pre fabrication. great colour scheme. Easy to fly but does not hold back when it comes to aerobatics. Has not lost any of that original excitement due to being an ARTF Highly reccomended to all exdperienced fliers.

Overall:
4
Ease of assembly:
4
Build quality:
4
Flight performance:
5
Value for money:
5
Peter Wood 4  |  Sep 30, 2009

Strengths:
Weel built, fast to assemble and flys perfectly. . . .
Weaknesses:
Minor niggle about the slightly oversize tailplane slot. . . .
Overall:
I have never owned a Wot 4 but was advised that it was the perfect plane to pass the B test on. It is living up to expectations. Superb slow speed handling yet spins easily. Loops and bunts are easily controlled.

Overall:
4
Ease of assembly:
4
Build quality:
4
Flight performance:
4
Value for money:
5
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