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Old Jun 11, 2012, 03:48 PM
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What engine and servos would be best for Wot 4? Also how much fuel is needed?

I'm hopefully going to buy a nitro Wot 4 ARTF soon but I was just wondering which servos would be best to get, and how many. If it helps, the receiver and transmitter I'm hoping to get is a Futaba 6EX 6CH 2.4GHz with an R617FS receiver. Links would be helpful too! Oh, I live in the UK by the way, so links to UK sites would be much appreciated but one that sells their products in dollars would be ok too, as I could just look for the same product here in the UK. Also, I was thinking of an Irvine 40 engine, but I don't think it will be long till I want a more powerful engine, so any recommendations of engines would also be much appreciated. Also, what receiver battery would be best for the receiver I mentioned? Again, a link would be good. And one last question, how many ml/l of glow fuel does an Irvine 40 take for one flight? Thanks in advance
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Old Jun 11, 2012, 06:40 PM
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Os 46 anything or an os 40 ax. The ax so much more powerfull than its size it amazing. Or go to the local club and ask around for a second hand engine you could buy. Make sure that they run it in front of you from the first start of the day ( lets you see how hard to start it at the hardest time)
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Old Jun 12, 2012, 12:58 AM
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Thanks! Anyone got any recommendations for servos and a receiver battery?
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Old Jun 12, 2012, 05:37 PM
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Standard servos are the usual ones in use. If you go to the lhs and ask, theyll be able to tell you which ones.
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Old Jun 13, 2012, 05:35 PM
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Abs- nearly finished my wot 4 and using an irvine 40 engine too. The 40 is bottom of the power range- but these are great engines- I'm learning with one in a ready trainer and there is plenty power to learn with (and to progress with). For the standard servos- good ones would be Futaba S148 Standard Servo (8.99 from Als Hobbies- they do mail order)- these servos also are good for 6v. As long as your rx can do 6v- then its a good idea as this gives the servos more torque than 4.8v. But as always- talk to the guys at your club and they no doubt can help further- I had a lesson at mine today and one of the guys had wot4 and I was able to get a good many helpfull tips to finish mine off- can't stress enough the importance of joining a club.
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Old Jun 13, 2012, 05:44 PM
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You will need 5 servos (2 for ailerons, 1 for throttle, 1 for elevator and one for rudder) to run the wot4. General concensus at my club is this will be a great trainer/2nd plane.
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