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05-12-2019, 05:28 PM
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Posted By solentlife

Here's a follow up day .... two videos (same...

Here's a follow up day .... two videos (same flight but different camera angles ... )

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RT7YP4gK4vY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvgZ19gratA

Very pleased ......
05-02-2019, 08:05 PM
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Posted By solentlife

The aileron error really smashed her right back -...

The aileron error really smashed her right back - fuselage up to about 3/4 along wing seat. Only salvageable was really the cowl, motor mount and firewall.

So here goes :
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05-02-2019, 05:30 PM
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Posted By solentlife

The Wot4 has proven to be its typical amazing...

The Wot4 has proven to be its typical amazing machine ... I can fly sedately on 3S .... with still some aerobatics ... 4S brings her alive to do routines ... 5S is WOW ... WHAT THE **** !

AUW was...
08-27-2018, 08:26 AM
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Posted By solentlife

Just have to now fix my Volvo ... bringing the...

Just have to now fix my Volvo ... bringing the Renault back from Riga ... I was driving my Volvo and it started to act up ... looks like VVT may be failing again ...

Anyone else hate cars when...
08-26-2018, 03:21 PM
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Posted By solentlife

The story is : My Office is in Dubai with...

The story is :

My Office is in Dubai with sub offices in Jebel Ali and Fujaira. Here's a story that shows that Terminal 3 Security and Emirates can be really good !

I passed through Term 3 just...
08-19-2018, 07:51 PM
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Posted By solentlife

Well my WOT4 along with Tiger Moth and many...

Well my WOT4 along with Tiger Moth and many others are in my Van sitting in Riga Airport car park ... and will be there for about 2 weeks.

I lost my car keys and cannot drive all home. I now wait...
06-22-2018, 10:13 AM
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Posted By solentlife

Yeh I know ... I'm getting old and eye's not what...

Yeh I know ... I'm getting old and eye's not what they used to be ... !!

Nigel
06-21-2018, 05:10 PM
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Posted By solentlife

She flies superb !! Just needed trimming...

She flies superb !!

Just needed trimming and settling down in the wind ...

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Nigel
06-08-2018, 06:01 PM
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Posted By solentlife

Finally gear back in and smoke system sorted .......

Finally gear back in and smoke system sorted ....

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y245/nluther/Models/WOT4%20Mk2/Repairs%20June%202018/WOT4%20repaired%20RTG%20with%20smoke_zpschcwboht.jpg...
06-08-2018, 03:13 PM
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Posted By solentlife

That's what I said to wife !!! Nigel

That's what I said to wife !!!

Nigel
06-08-2018, 01:24 PM
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Posted By solentlife

I know I can do better .... but for now its good...

I know I can do better .... but for now its good to go ...

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y245/nluther/Models/WOT4%20Mk2/Repairs%20June%202018/RTG%20June%202018%205_zpsgdd7sk0w.jpg...
06-08-2018, 10:26 AM
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Posted By solentlife

Business for me is crazy days ... as you may have...

Business for me is crazy days ... as you may have gathered - I have major works in Middle East ... and the developing situation is creating real headaches for me.

Rebuilding models such as this...
06-07-2018, 08:53 PM
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Posted By solentlife

Never throw away those scrap balsa bits ... ...

Never throw away those scrap balsa bits ...

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y245/nluther/Models/WOT4%20Mk2/Repairs%20June%202018/using%20scraps%20to%20fill%20in%201_zpsu5hlvkor.jpg...
06-07-2018, 10:14 AM
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Posted By solentlife

As some know - at recent Model Show at Airport...

As some know - at recent Model Show at Airport .... the WOT4 decided to spiral in .. seems aileron servo failed ..... it was fine on ground, but once she got going - I think the airflow overcame the...
12-04-2017, 11:12 AM
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Posted By solentlife

This is simply a great model to fly. I am having...

This is simply a great model to fly. I am having difficulty deciding which is my best ...

Tiger Moth - just looks so good in the air ... so much character.

MIG29 - just wants to fly and with...
10-23-2017, 11:49 AM
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Posted By solentlife

The 5S combo pulled the motor box apart during a...

The 5S combo pulled the motor box apart during a flight ... but luckily the damage on crashing was minimal.

I decided to replace the ply box with alloy Stand-offs fixed to the firewall which is...
09-11-2017, 07:34 PM
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Posted By solentlife

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Nigel
09-07-2017, 08:14 PM
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Posted By solentlife

What can you say ... its a WOT4 !! ...

What can you say ... its a WOT4 !!

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Nigel
09-06-2017, 02:38 PM
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Posted By solentlife

Will be at flight site this evening ..............

Will be at flight site this evening ........... hope to test Smoke ...

Fingers crossed weather doesn't change !

Nigel
09-04-2017, 06:44 PM
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Posted By solentlife

Electric fired smoke being added now .... ...

Electric fired smoke being added now ....

Canister to each UC leg ... the trigger is powered and controlled via the Rx ...

Flick Gear switch on Tx and #1 smoke ignites ..... flick gear switch...
09-03-2017, 06:32 PM
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Posted By solentlife

The servo extenders I had on Rudder and Elevator...

The servo extenders I had on Rudder and Elevator arms have now been removed, standard arms with same stroke length of horn / arms now .... Tx DR full rate increased to compensate and regain...
09-02-2017, 08:39 AM
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Posted By solentlife

Can't wait for weather to improve again !! I...

Can't wait for weather to improve again !!

I have found some slightly larger wheels to help stop the nose overs ...

Nigel
09-01-2017, 08:58 PM
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Posted By solentlife

Here's flight with 3S packs .... I made mistake -...

Here's flight with 3S packs .... I made mistake - should have been 4S ... but in the rush to power up - picked up wrong ones !!

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Then on 4S as it should have been !

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08-30-2017, 07:20 PM
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Posted By solentlife

just gave it a 5 min flight .... evening and wind...

just gave it a 5 min flight .... evening and wind died just enough to get her across the road for a quickie ...

PERFECT !! 5S and 4250 dragged her up there and she flew a dream !

Flew a full...
08-30-2017, 03:20 PM
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Posted By solentlife

Thrust tests : On the 5S - ESC is about on...

Thrust tests :

On the 5S - ESC is about on its limits .... so may swap out for larger.

52A WOT and 900W

But static thrust is a whopping great 3.5kg .... for a 2.2kg AUW ...

Next is the...
08-30-2017, 11:46 AM
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Posted By solentlife

Note I have extended servo arms so later once...

Note I have extended servo arms so later once trimmed / sorted - I can dial her up for extreme antics.

Nigel
08-30-2017, 11:40 AM
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Posted By solentlife

Wife did the honours ! ...

Wife did the honours !

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y245/nluther/Models/WOT4%20Mk2/DSCF4544_zpsdrimholl.jpg...
08-28-2017, 08:52 PM
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Posted By solentlife

I also amended the tailwheel set-up to Chris Foss...

I also amended the tailwheel set-up to Chris Foss original where he used a rubber band as shock absorber link ... just means bend the stock wire close to the plastic mount horizontal to bottom of...
08-28-2017, 08:38 PM
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Posted By solentlife

OK .... 4250 650kv .... 5S 3000 ..... 50A...

OK ....

4250 650kv .... 5S 3000 ..... 50A ESC .... 13x8 prop with alloy spinner

4 standard servos

The elevator and rudder servos will be fitted to rear of fuselage to shorten control rod...
08-28-2017, 11:02 AM
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Posted By solentlife

Guys at my club have been discussing with me...

Guys at my club have been discussing with me final power solution for my WOT4 .....

4:1 in favour of E-Power !!

So WF 'rs ...... its a 4250 650kv / 4 - 5S setup back again on the cards !!
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