Ripmax Acro Wot Foam-E

Brand: Ripmax

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

READER REVIEWS
David Holland 2  |  Jun 03, 2017

Strengths:
Great performance straight out of the box. Will handle a bit of wind. Does anything I am capable of (and a great deat more!). .
Weaknesses:
Yet to find any. . . .
Overall:
I'm on my second one, dumb thumbs did for the first after literally hundreds of flights. It's the model I take every time I go flying. Could almost be a trainer with the rates turned down. I love it.

Overall:
4
Ease of assembly:
5
Build quality:
4
Flight performance:
5
Value for money:
4
Stefano Saliba  |  Apr 01, 2013

Strengths:
Very easy to transport, simply plug and play. . . .
Weaknesses:
None. . . .
Overall:
A very good model in any conditions. I did the test flight in 13 knots wind and landed prefectly. In the course of my experience in this hobby, this model is one of the best model I have ever flown. .

Overall:
5
Ease of assembly:
5
Build quality:
5
Flight performance:
5
Value for money:
5
Bandit  |  Feb 20, 2013

Strengths:
Flys well even when windy. . . .
Weaknesses:
Spares are non existant. . . .
Overall:
Great little plane, it will take your electric flying to another level. . . .

Overall:
4
Ease of assembly:
5
Build quality:
4
Flight performance:
5
Value for money:
5
David Ashby - moderator  |  Jan 29, 2013

Strengths:
Rugged, reliable components, flies great. Light and forgivving. . .
Weaknesses:
Sometimes control surface blow-back at speed. . . .
Overall:
Needs calmer conditions but a superb aerobatic hack and practice machine. . . .

Overall:
4
Ease of assembly:
4
Build quality:
4
Flight performance:
5
Value for money:
4
Old Geezer  |  Sep 06, 2012

Strengths:
Straightforward assembly - balances perfectly with 2200 3S - needs minimal trimming. Flies beautifully . . .
Weaknesses:
Put an afternoon aside to put it together, then the evening for the stickers (but worth the effort). You have to relocate the ESC which is a pain. . .
Overall:
Looks the part on the ground, and flies even better than it looks, flatters your flying, lands itself. Construction time on the box is a fiction put about by Ripmax's marketing department bearing no relation to reality which is a shame. I like the plane so much I am determined to acquire an ARTF AcroWot for a "70 four stroke" for the Winter. .

Overall:
4
Ease of assembly:
4
Build quality:
4
Flight performance:
5
Value for money:
3
Bill_B  |  Jul 02, 2012

Strengths:
Looks, ease of assembly, and it takes the very popular 2200mAh 3s LiPo. . . .
Weaknesses:
Poor molding quality in places(excess flashing)and poorly balanced prop. . . .
Overall:
Despite the high-ish price tag this is a very sweet handling aerobatic foamie and would make a good introduction to low wing flying with low rates. For those wanting a bit more excitement, crank up the throws and tie it in knots! It's no 3D model, but it is extremely aerobatic and easily handles moderate winds. . .

Overall:
4
Ease of assembly:
5
Build quality:
4
Flight performance:
5
Value for money:
3
RobC  |  Jun 29, 2012

Strengths:
A very well thought out design with some nice touches like plastic wingtip protection skid plates, plastic wing servo wells, substantial U/C and tail wheel mountings. The Decals are the tops for decoration as well as being the thinnest I've seen. The model flies with superb ease and responds to the controls with precision. The main wheels do look a bit small but I must say that my preferred flying field is a park where the grass is nothing like as short as my club strip and I've found no problems.
Weaknesses:
The battery aperture will accommodate a maximum of a 3 cell 2200 lipo which is adequate for a five minute plus flight anyway. Servos are of the budget type but no different to similarly priced models which I have always found adequate anyway. . .
Overall:
A very nice model that flies every bit as well as any Foss design. The legendary and beautiful lines of the AcroWot are reproduced perfectly in this slightly smaller version. . .

Overall:
4
Ease of assembly:
5
Build quality:
4
Flight performance:
5
Value for money:
4
Capt Kremen  |  Jun 17, 2012

Strengths:
Design - elegant lines, well thought out. . . .
Weaknesses:
Kit(mostly the smaller components), of a budget quality and not up to best standards. e. g. The model would appear to share the same hardware (and construction) as used on the 'ST Discovery'.
Overall:
Minor moans aside, a great, quick to get in the air aerobatic model. Upgrade the motor, ESC and hardware and you can go to town on the Aresti schedule!. . .

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