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Ripmax ME109

Manufacturer: Ripmax

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Average Rating
No. of Reviews5
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Kev Greenwood wrote on 20/03/2013:
NICE PLANE, GOOD LOOKS
Strengths: well built strong airframe, nice fitting canopy, large battery tray
Weaknesses: rudder authority, weak cowl at bottom
Overall: very nice plane, looks the part, but mine veers off to the left on hand launch, hit the deck 2nd launch, caught me out, think its because Im using a 3 blade prop, recently put a 2 blade on and it launched a lot better, must be increased torque, I now have all 3 warbird fighters, spit, mustang and 109, the spit is the best flyer then the mustang. 109 is ok but not as good at the others
Ease of assembly
80%
Build quality
100%
Flight performance
60%
Value for money
60%
Overall
60%

Basa wrote on 21/01/2011:
SCALE LIKE WARBIRD
Strengths: Mean business looking with with great covering and flies well.
Weaknesses: Had to replace rudder and ele control snakes due to binding.motor mounting pulled out on first flight.I found the spinner impossible to balance (silly idea?)
Overall: I was disapointed when on first flight partiall loss of control was experienced, on landing I found this was due to the motor and mount hanging out. The inrunner motor used pulls 350 watts on a 3s li-po which give a great performance and rockets away from a hand launch.
Ease of assembly
60%
Build quality
60%
Flight performance
60%
Value for money
60%
Overall
60%

Dave Rose wrote on 10/09/2008:
GOOD QUALITY KIT. MY MATE TONY ASSEMBLED IT EASILY.
Strengths: Looks great- trimmed right,flies like a fighter. Covering is excellent. It is strong. I landed out of sight, on its back and there was no damage to the back end. A little loosening of the motor mount was all. OK ,it was a river meadow, but even so,I was impressed
Weaknesses: Difficult to hand launch. Needs a strong throw and Level!! I use a dolly - launches well off that. We used clevises on the aileron servo rods- the default linkage protruded too far and the grass caught it on landing- remember, no U/C.
Overall: Smashing plane . Looks good, flies well. I use a folding prop - 72mm bar-
Ease of assembly
100%
Build quality
80%
Flight performance
80%
Value for money
60%
Overall
80%

Roy Holmes wrote on 08/09/2008:
GREAT
Strengths: quality ARTF Kit, super cowling, flies great
Weaknesses: Throw the spinner and buy a proper one. the supplied one is surely a joke
Overall: Well built kit very strong and great to fly. Have now converted it to IC power, underpowered with a 20 four stroke, have now fitted a twentysix 4 stroke, use a dolly for take off. Great for chasing spits. I love it!
Ease of assembly
100%
Build quality
100%
Flight performance
100%
Value for money
100%
Overall
100%

Kelly wrote on 01/09/2008:
A QUALITY ARTF KIT, LOOKS THE PART A GREAT FLYER, .
Strengths: A quality kit with very clear instructions. Improved engine mount, nice cowling and underside radiators.
Weaknesses: Still including the like eggshell spinner, could do with somthing more robust.
Overall: Excellent kit, everything you need apart from the Radio gear,glue, motor train and Lipo. Clear instructions all the parts fitted well. Very nice to fly,has great presence in the air. Make sure you can hand launch well or let somebody launch it for you on your first few flights. Would be nice to offer optional retracts versions for all their WW2 EP models.
Ease of assembly
80%
Build quality
80%
Flight performance
80%
Value for money
100%
Overall
80%

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