|Apr 29, 2012, 05:50 AM|
(Acro Wot Mk2 Foam-E) The 80's British cassic is reborn in FOAM!
I always wanted the Acro Wot when i had learnt to fly a 4chan high wing trainer . Back in the 80's all of us young men in the UK wanted an Acro Wot is was my dream RC glow-gas aerobatic aircraft
But then i had a family to support and my R/C aircraft were consigned to the attic.
Then 5 years ago i took up RC flying again .. And wow how things had progressed since the 80's . Viable electric long duration power systems, and micro electronics, and 2.4GHz Radio Control Systems. Cheap R/C Flight Simulators ect ect..
And now the 80's Acro Wot is reborn as an ARTF electric aerobatic foamy.
Acro Wot Mk2 Foam-E ARTF
Wingspan: 1250mm (49.0”)
Length: 1015mm (40.0”)
Servos: 4x 9g Servos (Inc.)
Radio System: 4-5 Channel
Electric Motor: Brushless (Inc.)
|May 05, 2012, 10:30 AM|
its not been released yet and is on pre order
|Jun 15, 2012, 06:37 PM|
New Acro Wot foam-e
Excellent kit, easy to follow and clear instructions, which, if you done the Wot 4 kit or many other foamies, you won't really need. Although the box states it can be flight ready in 30 minutes, I would suggest that needs a little imagination!
Everything fits together extremely well, probably better than the Wot 4. Mouldings were good, with lovely smooth surfaces. Just the odd 'feathery' bits around the rudder trailing edge and fin leading edge.
Although the undercarriage fixing looks the same as the 4, there seems to be a much better internal structure and I hope this one doesn't fail as much as many experienced with the 4. The motor mounting seems different to.
On that theme though I would point out that I had trouble getting the battery into its slanted bay, having removed the ESC to change the fittings (deans to bullet) I couldn't make it fit back the same. Eventually, I pushed it into the cheek inlet on the starboard side, right into the airflow and leaving plenty of room for the battery to slip into place very snuggly.
The other observation on this front is that the motor is fully enclosed and a replacement/change will necessitate some surgery to the nose to achieve this.
As you can see from the attached pictures, and like the Wot 4 I did, I don't like to use 'the prescribed' Chris Foss trim scheme, preferring to let the imagination run wild and put the stickers on where I want them to make it stand out and be individual. As I often fly with my brother and other club members who have the same kits, I like mine to stand out and it helps (me) with orientation.
Now all we need is some good weather to get a test flight in.
I hope others get their models soon and we can begin a discussion about their findings.
Fly safely and enjoy.
|Jun 16, 2012, 05:18 PM|
Hi, I've moved over to this other thread on the Acr-Wot. Far more active and some useful hints and tips.
|Sep 21, 2012, 10:16 AM|
Joined Aug 2010
Appreciation and questions re Acro Wat foam e
Hi guys. As a new contributor to this thread, I must firstly thank all those who have contributed the benefits of their past experience with this model. I too think that we as relatively early users are suffereing from first-production-run blues. But your advice has helped sort out much. Still to do a first flight.
I have two questions:
1. I wish to use two channels for the ailerons rather than the "Y" lead. Anyone tried that?
2. I fly from a long-grass field and so slow approaches to landings is important. On a previous foamie (the superb Multiplex Easy Glider Pro) I have used "crow" options on the ailerons. The new model is after all a Acrow Wat (sorry). Any ideas on the advisability of such an approach? It is a standard feature on my Futaba FASST tx.
Your views would be very welcome. Marshfrog1
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