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Other => For Sale/Wanted => Topic started by: IanF on July 16, 2021, 07:57:08 PM

Title: Wot 4 ARTF Balsa plane fully loaded and versatile
Post by: IanF on July 16, 2021, 07:57:08 PM
You’ve seen it fly, now it’s time to buy! 😉

Can fly as a trainer on 4s, or as a  very good sport plane on 5s, or take it to the limit on 6s ( 119 mph ground speed on a Speed Flea GPS Speed meter)

Comes with a 4 max 5055 motor 80 amp speedo. 14 x 7 APC prop , 4 HiTec hi torque metal gear servos.
Everything you need, just add your receiver  and battery of your choice ( range from 4s 3300 mah  to 6s 4000mah  )
Very good condition.

All for a cheap £100.00 non negotiable .
Title: Re: Wot 4 ARTF Balsa plane fully loaded and versatile
Post by: Gav on July 17, 2021, 01:50:07 PM
Sake money is yer bank
Title: Re: Wot 4 ARTF Balsa plane fully loaded and versatile
Post by: IanF on July 17, 2021, 02:10:29 PM
Got it thank you
Title: Re: Wot 4 ARTF Balsa plane fully loaded and versatile
Post by: Gav on July 18, 2021, 01:37:16 PM
WOT 4 for sale as described above. May have some slight damage. Buyer to collect from the bog. Reasonable offers accepted
Title: Re: Wot 4 ARTF Balsa plane fully loaded and versatile
Post by: DD on July 18, 2021, 02:50:52 PM
Nae Boof already Gav  :-[

I will bid a fiver  ;D
Title: Re: Wot 4 ARTF Balsa plane fully loaded and versatile
Post by: Gav on July 18, 2021, 06:39:55 PM
Nae Boof already Gav  :-[

I will bid a fiver  ;D

Thinks it was my most expensive flight to date. £20 per second
Title: Re: Wot 4 ARTF Balsa plane fully loaded and versatile
Post by: PhilR on July 18, 2021, 08:01:31 PM
Can I have the spinner 😀
Title: Re: Wot 4 ARTF Balsa plane fully loaded and versatile
Post by: IanF on July 18, 2021, 09:36:14 PM
If you can find it. I think you may need diving gear. 😀
Title: Re: Wot 4 ARTF Balsa plane fully loaded and versatile
Post by: Mike Deans on July 18, 2021, 10:09:20 PM
A magnificent vertical rocketing ascent followed by an equally impressive descent, not a dry set of underwear anywhere due to the ensuing hilarity..
     Strange how it happened in an area that has already claimed at least three other models due to “no control” phenomenon.

Mike
Title: Re: Wot 4 ARTF Balsa plane fully loaded and versatile
Post by: Mike Deans on July 19, 2021, 03:06:12 PM
I had my drone out this morning searching the suspected impact area but with no sign of the poor thing. The opinion of all who saw the video are the Amazonian Jungle canopy has swallowed it whole, I will view the video tonight on a bigger screen to see if that brings any joy but I suspect not.

Mike
Title: Re: Wot 4 ARTF Balsa plane fully loaded and versatile
Post by: IanF on July 19, 2021, 04:42:28 PM
 If found, Will it look like the first or second photo?
Title: Re: Wot 4 ARTF Balsa plane fully loaded and versatile
Post by: Mike Deans on July 19, 2021, 05:01:37 PM
Actually having just viewed the video on a big screen I believe I have found the remains lurking cunningly in the far left bottom corner of the screen and having used Google Earth to locate its position relative to the AWPR and the dirt track. It would be far better to access the crash site from this direction than to hack through the Amazon jungle. I will be out again tomorrow to confirm the location. As for what it looks like, from what can be seen (not much) the wings have parted from the fuselage.

Mike
Title: Re: Wot 4 ARTF Balsa plane fully loaded and versatile
Post by: Mike Deans on July 19, 2021, 06:24:40 PM
Now then Gav, can you tell us ,is this your model, if it is kindly remove it promptly!

Mike
Title: Re: Wot 4 ARTF Balsa plane fully loaded and versatile
Post by: p1andy on July 19, 2021, 07:48:27 PM
Couldnt even sell the spinner off that Gav.  :-[
Title: Re: Wot 4 ARTF Balsa plane fully loaded and versatile
Post by: Gav on July 19, 2021, 09:23:04 PM
That would appear to be it well done Mike.
Title: Re: Wot 4 ARTF Balsa plane fully loaded and versatile
Post by: Gav on July 20, 2021, 08:56:10 AM
Work and family commitments mean I won’t get up till Friday to try and retrieve it. Hopefully it won’t rain
Title: Re: Wot 4 ARTF Balsa plane fully loaded and versatile
Post by: Mike Deans on July 20, 2021, 11:59:44 AM
The great International Rescue team of Mike the Drone and Phil the Fetcher Mite succeeded in the retrieval of the corpse and you may find it in the workshop container. The battery is as expected totally discharged but appears to be undamaged.

Mike
Title: Re: Wot 4 ARTF Balsa plane fully loaded and versatile
Post by: Gav on July 20, 2021, 01:18:25 PM
The great International Rescue team of Mike the Drone and Phil the Fetcher Mite succeeded in the retrieval of the corpse and you may find it in the workshop container. The battery is as expected totally discharged but appears to be undamaged.

Mike


That’s excellent thanks guys. When you say Undamaged fo you mean the plane of the battery?
Title: Re: Wot 4 ARTF Balsa plane fully loaded and versatile
Post by: Mike Deans on July 20, 2021, 01:35:05 PM
Battery appears undamaged, but discharged.
Title: Re: Wot 4 ARTF Balsa plane fully loaded and versatile
Post by: Gav on July 20, 2021, 02:26:54 PM
Ideal thanks. Anyone got a spare wot 4 wing?
Title: Re: Wot 4 ARTF Balsa plane fully loaded and versatile
Post by: Mike Deans on July 20, 2021, 02:40:17 PM
You"ll need a new fuselage or do some repairing, the wing mounting plates have been torn out, the bulkhead the wing tongue fits into is broken on one side as has the fuselage on the opposite side, the undercarriage mounting plate has been torn out (no surprise there), the servo mounting plate in the fuselage is still firmly fixed but mysteriously the closed loop wires to the rudder are very slack, the propeller has one blade very definitely bent backwards, the motor may be OK as an initial spin did not reveal any serious wobbles but still needs a careful check. There may be other issues (receiver aerial being one, as there is a very short stump of a lead) but apart  from these issues a good buff out should see it alright. 😈


Mike
Title: Re: Wot 4 ARTF Balsa plane fully loaded and versatile
Post by: IanF on July 20, 2021, 03:51:42 PM
Mike,
Those 5 channel Spekky receivers have one short and one looonnng aerial.
 I’d flew it with that one for a couple years. I wonder whether something got it when the wing ripped out.
Gav did a full range check before flight too.
But the strange thing is the battery.
I wonder whether the battery fitted was a discharged one( in error of course) .Enough power in it to give a last surge at take off then it goes into the brown out stage when the four Hitec hitorque servos come into play and drag any remaining voltage down. Surely a receiver won’t totally discharge a fully charged 6s 5000 in two days?

Lastly and a bit spooky ,it went in in nearly the same place as at least three other planes, with total loss of control????
Title: Re: Wot 4 ARTF Balsa plane fully loaded and versatile
Post by: Mike Deans on July 20, 2021, 04:04:40 PM
I gave the battery a check and it did not even light up the display on the battery checker. The stumpy little aerial lead did not have the usual exposed core so I wondered about it being damaged in the “arrival”.
       Yes, I too wondered about a discharged battery being fitted and also the fact of loss of control on this the fourth model to be lost in this fashion, Alan’s electric foamy glider, my moulded composite electric glider  and your Panic.


Mike
Title: Re: Wot 4 ARTF Balsa plane fully loaded and versatile
Post by: Gav on July 21, 2021, 09:13:01 AM
It’s like an episode of air crash investigation. Plan is to repair the fus if repairable. Purchase a new wing and get her going again.

I did check the battery before flight and it was showing 93%. That being said it has sat fully charged for some time (I know I should have put it into storage mode). It wouldn’t surprise me if this is battery related which is my fault.
Title: Re: Wot 4 ARTF Balsa plane fully loaded and versatile
Post by: Mike Deans on July 21, 2021, 03:18:11 PM
I charged the batteries of the two Walkie Talkies last night and dropped them off at the field (15.10). Out of curiosity I checked your 6s pack with a multimeter and the voltage at the xt60 socket read 9.23 volts, somewhat down on 22.2 volts normally expected wouldn’t you say.

Mike
Title: Re: Wot 4 ARTF Balsa plane fully loaded and versatile
Post by: Gav on July 21, 2021, 04:47:05 PM
Your speaking a language I don’t know mike but if it’s normal then heyho.  Re the repair to the fus if any nice more capable repairer than I wishes to fix it for me then that would be great as I’m working an awful lot and looking after the 3 year old due to no nursery. Not going to have much time to dedicate to the repair. Beer tokens can be donated😁
Title: Re: Wot 4 ARTF Balsa plane fully loaded and versatile
Post by: IanF on July 21, 2021, 11:24:13 PM
I gave Mike B a wing for a Wot 4 perhaps you could ask him if he could give you it.
As for repair of fuselage...please count me out.
Title: Re: Wot 4 ARTF Balsa plane fully loaded and versatile
Post by: Gav on July 22, 2021, 01:05:10 PM
I gave Mike B a wing for a Wot 4 perhaps you could ask him if he could give you it.
As for repair of fuselage...please count me out.

Mike old buddy old pal. You know how your my favourite......
Title: Re: Wot 4 ARTF Balsa plane fully loaded and versatile
Post by: IanF on July 22, 2021, 03:38:18 PM
DD has left you a wing, all you need now is someone to give you a fuselage 😀
Title: Re: Wot 4 ARTF Balsa plane fully loaded and versatile
Post by: p1andy on July 22, 2021, 07:11:50 PM
And talent