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Saturday 7/7/18

2018-07-07, 21:07 by Gary M Jones

I was at the field today between 14:00 & 15:00 all on my own , good flying too. There is a dead sheep along the fence line towards the gate from the pits, I saw the farmer so reported this to her. I hope no one had plans for a BBQ Smile .

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Post by Mark Barnes on 2017-12-23, 16:21

Its been an age since there was a build thread on here so i thought I would do one over xmas for you all,however it hasn't gone quite to plan.....

A trip to Steve Webb Models on Thursday night saw me pick up one of the new Mini WOT 4 ARTF from Chris Foss and Ripmax, everything in the box except RX and lipo


Specifications
Propeller 5.5 x 4.5" (Inc.)
Wingspan 670mm (26.4“)
Length 570mm (22.4")
Weight 260-280g (9.2-9.9 oz.)
Servos 4 x Micro (Inc.)
Radio System 4-5 Channel (Req.)
LiPo 2S1P 7.4V 650-800mAh (Req.)
Electric Motor 1510 Brushless (Inc.)
Speed Controller 10A Brushless (Inc.)

So onwards to open the box


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All very nice, first job cyno all the mylar hinges in the pre cut slots
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Dont do the bottom one yet as this glues into the base of the fuz
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Post by Mark Barnes on 2017-12-23, 16:24

with that done you next set is to add a couple of small extension leads into the wings for the Ali servos, theres some string pre installed to help this process
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next servos are put in and control rods attached (after gluing the horn into the control surface)
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tadaaaa wing all done, less than 20mins after opening the box
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Post by Mark Barnes on 2017-12-23, 16:28

onto the fuz now, all nicely made ply and balsa construction
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nice strong looking motor box
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undercart assembled and installed in less time that in took the wife to brew up.
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Post by Mark Barnes on 2017-12-23, 16:31

onto the tail, all control horns added, the stab slot is pre cut so just a bit of measuring and covering removal for the glueing surfaces to do, then cyno the lot to the fun

*note the tail skid added to (seem to have lost that pic)
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Post by Mark Barnes on 2017-12-23, 16:37

next up ass the 2 tail servos to the radio bay and install the control rods, i diverted from the instructions here as they say put the z bend on the tail and the adjusters in the fus I did it the other way round.

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Post by Mark Barnes on 2017-12-23, 16:40

Motor and 10mp ESC installed next, I forgot to take pics of the esc but you have to add your own power plug to it i.e deans, xt40, gold bullets etc etc
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Post by Mark Barnes on 2017-12-23, 16:42

With the motor and esc installed its onto final finishing, i cut the cooling slots and installed the closer on the battery hatch
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Post by Mark Barnes on 2017-12-23, 16:46

Plastic cowl next, the instructions say use 3 supplied screws, i wanted to keep it looking clean so used 2 pieces of double sided sticky foam to secure, seems to work well
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RX added, plenty of room for a normal 6chan in the bay, and all thats left is to program
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Post by Mark Barnes on 2017-12-23, 16:47

so there you have it, a xmas build done in less that 3 hours. I'm gonna have to go and talk to the family now ................
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Post by Andyedmead on 2017-12-24, 22:17

Very nice indeed.

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Post by Gary M Jones on 2017-12-29, 20:13

looks nice , has it flown yet ?
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Post by Mark Barnes on 2018-01-02, 20:59

Not yet Gary, I will update once it has. Hopefully this weekend if the weather breaks

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Post by Andy Sayle on 2018-01-06, 21:53

|Is the wing built up too?

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Post by Mark Barnes on 2018-01-06, 22:40

Yes built up wing

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Post by Mark Barnes on 2018-01-20, 17:50

At long last the mini wot4 has flown.......

Overall it went well. I've got a slight false neutral in the elevater, due I think to a tight hinge, and it's abit nose heavy at present but both are easy fixed when I get a sec.

You can't slow it down to much, as I expected she will bite, but in truth if you forget the modern artf Wots the originals were all like that. So speed must be kept on.

Flat out she's traveling a bit but not to fast, I've seen reports wanting more power but I feel it's a calm day plane and it had ample for everything i could throw at it. Its not a plane for big long verticals!

Rolls were crisp and it loops and stall turns fine. Knife edge was tricky but once the balance is sorted I will revisit that.

The undercart is weak and bent on every landing but the plane is so light your gonna struggle to do any big damage on landing.

All in all quite good.

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