Brand: Ripmax

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

READER REVIEWS
Dean Hunter  |  Jun 06, 2015

Strengths:
Large WOT4. . . .
Weaknesses:
Its a heavy 'plane needs a bigger engine than what is recommended. . . .
Overall:
8/10. . . .

Overall:
3
Ease of assembly:
4
Build quality:
3
Flight performance:
3
Value for money:
3
Andrew Jarvis 1  |  Sep 29, 2013

Strengths:
Flys really well, has the presence in the air of a much larger model, will do all the usual Wot 4 tricks and a few more. . . .
Weaknesses:
As mentioned, the elevator push rod is a little tricky, install it before fitting the engine and it's easier. The base of the fin needs extending as out of the box it will not meet with the horizontal stab which is very dangerous, Ripmax, this is a known problem which should have been sorted out after 2 years of production. Tail wheel assembly is not up to the job, my advice is to bin it in favor of a more substantial unit, the wire on mine snapped after a couple of landings. .
Overall:
I really enjoy flying mine, had a few teething problems but once sorted she doesn't disappoint. I am using a Dle 20 in mine turning a 17 x 6 prop and this gives excellent performance. . .

Overall:
3
Ease of assembly:
3
Build quality:
3
Flight performance:
4
Value for money:
4
Kev  |  Mar 12, 2013

Strengths:
Quick assembly, really good value for money flies like a Wot4 should, looks excellent in the sky. . . .
Weaknesses:
Need to be a gynaecologist to install the elevator push-rods although I found that feeding a draw string down the fuz eventually made the job very easy. After a few flights the leading edge wing fixing tong works loose and the wing becomes sloppy. . .
Overall:
Given it is a model for semi-accomplished aero modellers the minor build problems don’t really pose a problem for someone who was brought up on scratch building. The “Pilots” may find it a challenge. I have a SC120FS in mine which pulls it out of sight no problem, flies like a pattern ship on full power, flies like an old timer on idle, flies like a 3D machine with maximum rates, and lands at walking pace for perfect 3 point landings. Can’t fault the flying or robustness of what is a WOT4.

Overall:
3
Ease of assembly:
3
Build quality:
4
Flight performance:
4
Value for money:
4
Turbycat  |  Jul 20, 2011

Strengths:
Very quick to put together. Looks very strong construction. Easy assembly and very clear instructions. Very good value for the price I paid from local model shop.
Weaknesses:
Nigh on impossible elevator pushrod installation! Could do with better wheels. Mine came with 2 left side engine mounts. . oops.
Overall:
Very impressed with the quality of this artf. Almost wrinkle free finish out the box. Yet to fly but it looks right so should fly right. .

Overall:
3
Ease of assembly:
3
Build quality:
5
Flight performance:
0
Value for money:
4
Bob Cotsford  |  Jul 16, 2011

Strengths:
Quick assembly, flies like a Wot should, excellent value for money, nice spring devices to secure the clevissessses. . . .
Weaknesses:
Elevator pushrod installation is nigh on impossible, U/C ply plate needs reinforcing, a bit less weight would be nice, clevis threads are a little loose for my liking. The base of the rudder is cut too short to reach the tailplane making for an insecure fitting as standard - extending it to reach the tailplane fixes this problem. . .
Overall:
A couple of minor niggles, but generally well built - it must be to survive my landings. An ASP 120 FS is really the bottom of the engine range but flies it ok. A 150 FS would be better. .

Overall:
4
Ease of assembly:
3
Build quality:
4
Flight performance:
5
Value for money:
5
Paul Adams  |  Mar 08, 2011

Strengths:
Strong boxy fuselage, All parts fit together well. Should cope with British weather. . .
Weaknesses:
Fin needs extending to reach tail plane, otherwise could easily break rear of fuselage off due to large leverage effect. Wheel axles need to be replaced with proper axles rather than mild steel bolts. . .
Overall:
Quick to build, good quality joints / covering. Would I recommend it – Yes. . .

Overall:
4
Ease of assembly:
3
Build quality:
4
Flight performance:
5
Value for money:
4
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