Max Thrust Riot

Brand: Max Thrust

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

READER REVIEWS
Shaun Walsh  |  Jun 25, 2018

Strengths:
Well made and quite strong. Docile on low control throws. Easy to assemble. .
Weaknesses:
Even though this is the second version the battery compartment is still small, had to cut out the base of the battery compartment to fit a Turnigy Graphene 2200 and a velcro strap. Added a couple of thin wire rods to the sides of the battery hatch to act as strengtheners when the side clips cracked after just a few flights. Undercarriage bends on a hard landing but is easy to straighten and probably stops more serious damage occurring. Lights are pointless.
Overall:
Have returned to the hobby after a break of 40 years and this was a good choice to relearn the old flying skills. Forgiving and fairly easy to fly but not staid. With the throws turned up it should be capable of reasonable aerobatics especially with a 4S battery. .

Overall:
3
Ease of assembly:
4
Build quality:
3
Flight performance:
4
Value for money:
3
Mosquitoman  |  Mar 09, 2017

Strengths:
Not affected by wind. . . .
Weaknesses:
Back of fus very weak, sheered off in front of tail. . . .
Overall:
. . . .

Overall:
3
Ease of assembly:
3
Build quality:
3
Flight performance:
3
Value for money:
3
Stevo  |  Feb 15, 2014

Strengths:
Nicely made, very solid. Nice big wing area couneracts the increased weight (compared to W4 Foam-e). Stable in cross-wind. .
Weaknesses:
The control rods bind. Remove them and replace them!. . .
Overall:
Nice aircraft, lovely and solid. However, the rods in bind in the outers. I had to remove and replace them, as elevator and Rudder would never return to neutral position. .

Overall:
3
Ease of assembly:
4
Build quality:
4
Flight performance:
4
Value for money:
3
Capt Kremen  |  Aug 22, 2012

Strengths:
As others have commented already, a good all-rounder. Tame on low throws, nimble and reasonably aerobatic on high rates. Basic airframe pretty good for a mass produced item. .
Weaknesses:
As with many (most?) ARTF packages, the indivudual components i. e. motor, ESC, prop, spinner undercarriage - particularly axle bolts!, servos and linkages are down to a price and not up to highest quality. Yes they are OK and will survive a few flights - with luck? I bought the 'airframe only' version having seen a friends PNP variant.
Overall:
With 25 plus flights in the flight log so far, I'm very pleased with the 'Riot'. It is a very smooth flier and I enjoy it's qualities i. e. relaxing, roller landings on it's 'improved all-terrain' undercarriage.

Overall:
3
Ease of assembly:
3
Build quality:
3
Flight performance:
4
Value for money:
4
Tony Forrest  |  May 25, 2012

Strengths:
Simple to put together. Easy to fly, would make ideal second model. Nice quality. Very smooth flight, even with agressive control throws.
Weaknesses:
Lights are pointless unless you fly at night! Some may feel it needs a bit more power. Spinner too close to fuselage, motor needs to be mounted further forward. Wheel bolts bend too easily. .
Overall:
Very easy to screw together and fly, ideal second model. Very stable at any speed. Very forgiving, even on high control settings. Very aerobatic and great fun but if you really are looking for a "Riot", you may find it a little too polite.

Overall:
3
Ease of assembly:
5
Build quality:
4
Flight performance:
3
Value for money:
3
gary132  |  May 17, 2012

Strengths:
Quick and easy to build. parts easily accessable. can be ready to fly from the box in 30 minutes. very good strong model.
Weaknesses:
only weakness i found if you can call it that. the legs are a bit springy and it did bounce a couple of times on landing. . .
Overall:
Overall i found it very simple to put together. fly's as though on rails. slow flying is brilliant. on high rates does do good aeros and due to it's nature does not snap about in it's manouvres.

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