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Old Jan 12, 2013, 06:43 AM
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Just passed my A Cert, flying my WOT4 FoamE...

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Old Jan 31, 2013, 06:42 PM
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Just passed my A Cert, flying my WOT4 FoamE...

Sean
According to our examiner, it is good enough to get your 'B' on too.

Well done

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Old Jan 31, 2013, 07:10 PM
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According to our examiner, it is good enough to get your 'B' on too.

Well done

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Thanks....Thats handy to know...
I would think that the A and B cert would be the same in both the UK and Ireland..

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Old Feb 07, 2013, 02:55 PM
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Thanks....Thats handy to know...
I would think that the A and B cert would be the same in both the UK and Ireland..

Sean
Do you use BMFA rules there too, otherwise it could be different.

'B' here is: -
Carry out pre flight checks according to BMFA Safety Codes.
Take off and fly left or right hand circuit and overfly the takeoff area.
Fly figure 8 at constant height, with crossover infront of pilot.
Fly into wind and complete 1 inside loop.
Fly downwind and complete outside loop (bunt) from the top.
Complete 2 consequtive rolls into wind.
Complete 2 consequtive rolls downwind with opposite rotation to above.
Complete stall turn, left or right.
Gain height enough to complete a 3 turn spin, must fall into spin, not aileron powered.
Fly rectangular landing approach, then overshoot from below 10ft.
Fly a rectangular circuit, reverse direction of abaove at constant height of no more than 40ft.
Fly another rectangular approach and land within a 30 metre agreed area.
Complete post flight checks as per the BMFA Safety Codes.
Answer a minimum of 8 questions on safety taken from the BMFA Handbook on Codes for General Flying, Model Flying Displays and local flying rules.

One club plus another appointed examiner to be present.

Still can't get everything right in one attempt of two allowed per day, so haven't got to the questions yet!!

Still, it's only a hobby and not compulsorary.

Good luck

EG
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Old Feb 07, 2013, 03:29 PM
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Do you use BMFA rules there too, otherwise it could be different.

'B' here is: -
Carry out pre flight checks according to BMFA Safety Codes.
Take off and fly left or right hand circuit and overfly the takeoff area.
Fly figure 8 at constant height, with crossover infront of pilot.
Fly into wind and complete 1 inside loop.
Fly downwind and complete outside loop (bunt) from the top.
Complete 2 consequtive rolls into wind.
Complete 2 consequtive rolls downwind with opposite rotation to above.
Complete stall turn, left or right.
Gain height enough to complete a 3 turn spin, must fall into spin, not aileron powered.
Fly rectangular landing approach, then overshoot from below 10ft.
Fly a rectangular circuit, reverse direction of abaove at constant height of no more than 40ft.
Fly another rectangular approach and land within a 30 metre agreed area.
Complete post flight checks as per the BMFA Safety Codes.
Answer a minimum of 8 questions on safety taken from the BMFA Handbook on Codes for General Flying, Model Flying Displays and local flying rules.

One club plus another appointed examiner to be present.

Still can't get everything right in one attempt of two allowed per day, so haven't got to the questions yet!!

Still, it's only a hobby and not compulsorary.

Good luck

EG
Yeah.. The MACI rules are more or less the same as BMFA.

http://www.maci.ie/rulebook/AB-cert-rules.html

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Old Feb 11, 2013, 04:10 PM
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Decal Set for Wot4 Foam E

I found that my Wot4 Foam E was almost impossible to fly at any distance because the decals are so similar above and below the wing i couldnt tell the underside from the top!

The answer was to paint it a dark colour under the wing and a starburst on top-now its so much easier to orientate.

The disadvantage of using paint is that it tends to crack and rub off, plus aerosol paint is very expensive in the quantities that are required, and the masking process is a bore.

Has anyone come across a 'kit' or 'set' of decals made especially for the Wot Foam E? It would make life much simpler just to have to put stickers on the aeroplane and not have to worry about cracking or the hassle and expense of paint.


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Old Feb 12, 2013, 06:00 PM
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I found that my Wot4 Foam E was almost impossible to fly at any distance because the decals are so similar above and below the wing i couldnt tell the underside from the top!

The answer was to paint it a dark colour under the wing and a starburst on top-now its so much easier to orientate.

The disadvantage of using paint is that it tends to crack and rub off, plus aerosol paint is very expensive in the quantities that are required, and the masking process is a bore.

Has anyone come across a 'kit' or 'set' of decals made especially for the Wot Foam E? It would make life much simpler just to have to put stickers on the aeroplane and not have to worry about cracking or the hassle and expense of paint.


Alan
The simplest solution is to use the decals supplied with the WOT 4, but apply them differently onto the main wing so that you have decals on the top, but none on the bottom. That's what I did with my second WOT 4 Foame, and it's great.
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Old Feb 13, 2013, 04:11 PM
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Thanks, but I found a solid colour under the wing and a starburst above made it really easy to orientate at longer distances. My eyes are not what they used to be!

Alan
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Old Feb 14, 2013, 07:50 PM
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Hi guys

I have a dilemma,I own several planes,pkzone spitfire,se5a,mig 15,f86 saber,geebee and a few others. Is it worth getting one of these as I've just joined a club and want to take my A test,do I get one just for the test?
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Old Feb 15, 2013, 03:50 AM
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Hi guys

I have a dilemma,I own several planes,pkzone spitfire,se5a,mig 15,f86 saber,geebee and a few others. Is it worth getting one of these as I've just joined a club and want to take my A test,do I get one just for the test?
There is no rule as to what model you fly on a A cert ( with in reason),,,, I've seen a guy sit his A cert flying a PZ Extra 300,,,
as long as it can take off from a run way and land again..... No hand launch . . .



But if you can aford to buy a WOT4 Foam-e there a lot of fun...

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Old Feb 15, 2013, 03:26 PM
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Wots the weight of a Wot 4 FoamE? It needs to be 1kg - 2.2 lb to use for an 'A'. I can't see an ad that actually states the weigh.
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Old Feb 15, 2013, 03:40 PM
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Old Feb 16, 2013, 04:44 AM
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Got my wot yesterday,went together kinda ok apart from the pushrods for the elevator,and rudder which needed some fiddling as the screws weren't holding the rods in properly. Also not sure how to secure the esc in although when the battery is in nothing seems to move once it's packed in there. Got all my throws set and ready. Any first flight tips?
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Old Feb 16, 2013, 09:19 AM
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yes - relax and remember you can always close the throttle if things start to feel uncomfortable.
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Old Feb 17, 2013, 07:59 AM
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Got my wot yesterday,went together kinda ok apart from the pushrods for the elevator,and rudder which needed some fiddling as the screws weren't holding the rods in properly. Also not sure how to secure the esc in although when the battery is in nothing seems to move once it's packed in there. Got all my throws set and ready. Any first flight tips?
Only one tip -

Set your TX rates to 50% until you are comfortable with the flying characteristics.
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