Brand: Ripmax

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

READER REVIEWS
Nightflyer  |  Mar 23, 2017

Strengths:
Very quick to finish model to get flying though perhaps not as quick as you might think, but being careful rewards you with a lovely model that looks and flies really nicely. . . .
Weaknesses:
Some of the parts do feel a little 'fragile' for example moulded cowl felt a little too thin and flimsy to me. . . .
Overall:
Reasonable value for money, good flying performance and short kit to complete ready to fly time. . . .

Overall:
3
Ease of assembly:
4
Build quality:
3
Flight performance:
4
Value for money:
3
Thomas McDonald  |  Nov 07, 2012

Strengths:
Ease of assembly. . . .
Weaknesses:
Not available in the USA. . . .
Overall:
One of my favorite planes!. . . .

Overall:
4
Ease of assembly:
4
Build quality:
4
Flight performance:
5
Value for money:
4
Rod  |  Jun 01, 2012

Strengths:
Fairly strong and robust in the fuselage, other than the battery compartment door I thought a bit of a poor feature. . . .
Weaknesses:
I found there were slight weakness problem with the wing tips, on the rear corners. . . .
Overall:
A very good flyer, quite fast, and agile for a foam-m, I found the CG to be fairly good at 30mm from the front of the wing with no additional ballast, flown with a 3s 2200ma. . . .

Overall:
3
Ease of assembly:
3
Build quality:
3
Flight performance:
4
Value for money:
3
Alan Randall  |  May 28, 2012

Strengths:
Well made. Flies like a Wot4 should. Good in wind. .
Weaknesses:
Some of the accessories are of dubious quality, though the spinner is excellent. Quite weighty. One wing half is heavier than the other. Battery compartment is quite restrictive on battery size.
Overall:
In the late 80s I used a kit built Wot4 as an aileron trainer. It lasted for several seasons before I hit the hard and unforgiving tarmac at Hucknall MAC's runway. It did, however, leave a strong feeling of nostalgia so, having gone all electric, the new one went on my must have list. Until the CofG was sorted, I was a little put off by forum reports.

Overall:
4
Ease of assembly:
4
Build quality:
4
Flight performance:
4
Value for money:
4
Terry Walters  |  Jul 11, 2011

Strengths:
Very well built. Looks great. Chunky and strong. Flies like the foamie only better - will handle wind and gusts better than foamie.
Weaknesses:
Weight of elevator control rods. Closed loop for rudder could be better. Manual COG wrong!!. .
Overall:
After building I was very disappointed in the overall weight - in excess of 4 lbs flying weight! Lots of ballast needed to balance at the COG stated in manual (70mm) - flew like it was dragging its backside across the sky. Ripmax have now made it known that the published COG is wrong and it should be set 20mm further back - that transforms this aircraft - I now love it!. . .

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