Brand: Chris Foss

Overall:
3
Ease of assembly:
3
Build quality:
3
Flight performance:
4
Value for money:
3

READER REVIEWS
ERIC DODSWORTH  |  Dec 16, 2017

Strengths:
tough fly when most models are grounded. . . .
Weaknesses:
imperial measurements very basic shapeing all the intricate cutting has to be done by the builder no plan. . . .
Overall:
good as a trainer better nodels out there. . . .

Overall:
3
Ease of assembly:
3
Build quality:
3
Flight performance:
4
Value for money:
2
Nightflyer  |  Jan 11, 2013

Strengths:
Typical wood and foam veneer wing construction. This model is easy to build for anyone with a couple of models build experience. The finished model flies very well. .
Weaknesses:
May look a little dated nowadays with its 'retro 70's' looks but its flying capabilities more than compensate. . . .
Overall:
I have built and flown more than one of these since the Mk1! The model flies great and will be around for years to come. When flying it can be docile or can provide hours of aerobatic pleasure. I am sure I will still build another at some point again. .

Overall:
3
Ease of assembly:
3
Build quality:
3
Flight performance:
4
Value for money:
3
Djay  |  Jan 09, 2012

Strengths:
size, tough, manouverable, slow flying, fast flying, rough field suitability, excells in all areas. . . .
Weaknesses:
not enough time in a week to keep flying it. . . .
Overall:
a superb club flyer, mine has an RCV 58 in it, and the slow flying aerobatic qualaties are outstanding, as are the high speed manouvers, as tough as old boots, recently crashed mine after 8 years of flying, just cut of the fuse from the wing T/E fwd and cut new sides, made a new front and grafted it on, flies as well as ever. Everyone should build one of these, build is very simple. . .

Overall:
5
Ease of assembly:
5
Build quality:
5
Flight performance:
5
Value for money:
5
Andrew Jarvis 1  |  Jan 21, 2011

Strengths:
Extremely versitile aircraft. . . .
Weaknesses:
I wish Chris Foss would stop putting those useless plastic snap links in the kits, these are not really suitable for this type of model, decent metal ones are not expensive. The kit is quite expensive when you consider that the ARTF version is sub £100, however the kit version if built well will (baring a major mishap) long out live the awfull ARTF version. . .
Overall:
I am currently building my 4th Wot4, first one was in the mid 80's. Highly versitile model that really doesn't need a big motor, my previous one was more than adequatly powered by a Saito 56, the one I am currently building will get a Saito 62a. Just a comment on Jeff Weston review, hinges coming loose is not a weekness in the model it is due to them not being installed, glued and pegged properly, builder error. .

Overall:
3
Ease of assembly:
4
Build quality:
3
Flight performance:
5
Value for money:
3
Richard Wood  |  Nov 11, 2009

Strengths:
Quirky good looks. Beautifully engineered & presented kit which builds quickly. The best instructions you'll ever find. .
Weaknesses:
Ironically the new ARTF is a lot cheaper, but I'd much rather pay the extra for the sheer pleasure of building a real one! The Wot4 has been plagiarized over the years so, understandably, no plan is included. . . .
Overall:
A lovely aeroplane - an all round superb builder's & flyer's model. . . .

Overall:
5
Ease of assembly:
5
Build quality:
5
Flight performance:
5
Value for money:
5
Olly Giles  |  Jun 22, 2009

Strengths:
Great to fly, quick to build, tough as nails. . . .
Weaknesses:
The WOT4 Wiggle-a little wag of the tail while at high speed. . . .
Overall:
great have had 3 cant fault them and they will fly on a huge range of engines. . . .

Overall:
4
Ease of assembly:
4
Build quality:
3
Flight performance:
5
Value for money:
5
Jeff Weston  |  Sep 19, 2008

Strengths:
looks nice. . . .
Weaknesses:
aeilerons came loose on mine and it met the river mersey. . . .
Overall:
i would not buy one of these planes again. . . .

Overall:
2
Ease of assembly:
4
Build quality:
3
Flight performance:
1
Value for money:
2
Diamond Geezer  |  Sep 14, 2008

Strengths:
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Weaknesses:
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Overall:
really great plane. . . .

Overall:
3
Ease of assembly:
3
Build quality:
3
Flight performance:
4
Value for money:
4
Paul Moore  |  Sep 11, 2008

Strengths:
Can fly fast or really slow, solid construction. Great sports model. . .
Weaknesses:
Heavy, compared to most ARTF's today and expensive to buy the kit, then cover it as well. . . .
Overall:
Super model. Good for learning balsa bashing skills and for progressing your flying skills too. . .

Overall:
3
Ease of assembly:
4
Build quality:
3
Flight performance:
5
Value for money:
2
Bruce Richards  |  Sep 03, 2008

Strengths:
Easy to rebuild when you crash it as I have several times and my son has several times. I have built 2 from scratch, rebuilt one I was given, Rebuilt my own 3 time and just finished rebuilding my son's. . .
Weaknesses:
U/C fixing point needs strengthening but one done it will last. . . .
Overall:
Last time I crashed my one I rebuilt it when I flew it it did not feel right so I tried to sell it at Wings and Wheels Bring and Bye. It did not sell so I flew it last week and it felt fantastic I fell in love with it again and I am using it to practice for my 'B' certificate. . .

Overall:
4
Ease of assembly:
4
Build quality:
4
Flight performance:
5
Value for money:
3
GrumpyGnome  |  Aug 13, 2008

Strengths:
Rugged Handles just about any weather conditions Excellent flyer Excellent slow speed handling/landing. . . .
Weaknesses:
Undercarriage fixing - that's about it !. . . .
Overall:
Good quality kit; decent, satisfying build although instructions could be a bit better. Fabulous flying characteristics on wide range of power plants. Very forgiving so great as a second /third machine. It's my 'old faithful' !.

Overall:
4
Ease of assembly:
4
Build quality:
4
Flight performance:
5
Value for money:
3
Dennis Jones  |  Aug 09, 2008

Strengths:
Build it right and light. . . .
Weaknesses:
firewall is only strong enough for 40to50 2stroke 56 4stroke. . . .
Overall:
I'm on my 7th in 18 years that should say something about it. . . .

Overall:
4
Ease of assembly:
4
Build quality:
4
Flight performance:
5
Value for money:
3
Charlie  |  Apr 19, 2008

Strengths:
Excellent for first aileron plane. Excellent for "B"Certificate. . .
Weaknesses:
I haven't found any. . . .
Overall:
I have had a Unowot and am saving for an Extra Wot and I have just bought a Wot trainer for my grandsons. Guess who my favourite designer is!. . .

Overall:
4
Ease of assembly:
4
Build quality:
5
Flight performance:
4
Value for money:
3
Richard Kirk  |  Apr 18, 2008

Strengths:
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Weaknesses:
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Overall:
The oldest plane I own. It's been pranged and fixed, and pranged and fixed, etc. Best plane I've ever owned. .

Overall:
3
Ease of assembly:
3
Build quality:
4
Flight performance:
5
Value for money:
3
David Monk  |  Apr 14, 2008

Strengths:
Quite straightforward to build and as the wings are ready built (mostly) that greatly reduces the time taken. Flies very well, versatile and easy to land. I built the classic version which is very manouverable. Seems to be very strong and able to withstand knocks.
Weaknesses:
I did have some problems with splitting veneer on the wings but I think that was because I left them in a garage which was very humid due to a previous flood. I'm sure if they had been kept somewhere drier they would have been alright. I fitted a steerable tail wheel with a rubber band linkage as shown on the plan. This was not good as the plane veered all over the field on my first take off.
Overall:
Absolutely excellent, perfect plane to grab for a quick trip to the field. I suppose it might not satisfy the most aerobatic pilots but I think its great fun. . .

Overall:
3
Ease of assembly:
4
Build quality:
4
Flight performance:
4
Value for money:
3
leonard Hunt  |  Apr 09, 2008

Strengths:
All weather flyer. . . .
Weaknesses:
can't think of any. . . .
Overall:
very good. . . .

Overall:
3
Ease of assembly:
3
Build quality:
4
Flight performance:
4
Value for money:
3
Nick Prescott  |  Apr 04, 2008

Strengths:
Very versatile - I built it with all the options - wide chord ailerons, airbrakes etc. . . .
Weaknesses:
With all the options and too large a motor it gets heavy - not the model's fault, but definitely to be avoided. . . .
Overall:
Excellent, just keep the weight down. . . .

Overall:
4
Ease of assembly:
4
Build quality:
4
Flight performance:
5
Value for money:
4
BobW  |  Apr 02, 2008

Strengths:
Excellent performance in poor weather conditions. Stable, easy and fun to fly. . .
Weaknesses:
I'm struggling on this one, difficult to find a weakness. i replaced the cowl with a solid balsa one. . .
Overall:
Excellent flying qualities, very good in windy weather, not that we get much of that:o) Easy to build. . . .

Overall:
3
Ease of assembly:
4
Build quality:
3
Flight performance:
4
Value for money:
4
Arash N  |  Mar 20, 2008

Strengths:
build it yourself if your interested. . easy to fly and rather aerobatic simultaneously. .
Weaknesses:
build time if your not interested, cowl not superb. . . .
Overall:
golden. . my first complete build and after my mid-air i couldnt bring my self to build another. .

Overall:
4
Ease of assembly:
5
Build quality:
4
Flight performance:
4
Value for money:
3
spanner  |  Mar 19, 2008

Strengths:
easy build, great follow on from a trainer. . . .
Weaknesses:
does not respond well to pine trees! u/c a bit weak. . . .
Overall:
Love it, my first build after getting my A. just never enough air time. Sounds so good with a 61 fourstroke. .

Overall:
3
Ease of assembly:
4
Build quality:
3
Flight performance:
3
Value for money:
3
Nick Brotherton  |  Jun 30, 2007

Strengths:
Flys well with no vices. Basic design should mean its fairly straight forward to repair when the inevitable happens. . .
Weaknesses:
Instructions are not easy for beginners, they assume to a certain extent that you have built a model before, which is a shame for newcomers as this plane is quite easy to fly. Also a bit pricy when ARTF's are available at prices close to this. . .
Overall:
Recommend it if you can get some help from someone who has building experience. . . .

Overall:
3
Ease of assembly:
3
Build quality:
3
Flight performance:
4
Value for money:
2
Danny Fenton  |  Jun 29, 2007

Strengths:
Really nice planform, Good balsa selection both weight and strength. If built straight will fly really well. Glides forever, no real vices, and capable of taking a whole range of motors from a 40 to a 90. Flies superbly with a big leccy motor.
Weaknesses:
Bulkheads are not accurate, wing veneer is badly cracked, not very complete kit, fairly expensive. Instructions not the best. . .
Overall:
I used this model to obtain my "A" and it was perfect. Have now converted it to electric and it is a really nice conversion, it will prop hang and is 1/2 lb lighter than a fully fuelled IC version(plus the C of G stays put). A good model to have for those blustery days or just when you want to fly without any drama. .

Overall:
3
Ease of assembly:
3
Build quality:
2
Flight performance:
5
Value for money:
2
Stevo  |  Jun 29, 2007

Strengths:
Just go ahead and bolt any engine into it. . . add airbrakes, wide ailerons.
Weaknesses:
Sub-standard wing veneers let it down badly, also bulkheads needed trimming and were also weak. Instructions below average too. Floor needs strengthening where U/C attaches. .
Overall:
Overall excellent stuff, but let down by some dodgy materials. . . .

Overall:
3
Ease of assembly:
4
Build quality:
3
Flight performance:
4
Value for money:
3
Paul Moore  |  Jun 29, 2007

Strengths:
Flight characteristcs, ease of build. . . .
Weaknesses:
Outdated as Fun Fly has evolved past the WOT 4. . . .
Overall:
Super for us oldies with time but still Very expensive for a kit these days. Cant fault the flying though. . .

Overall:
2
Ease of assembly:
3
Build quality:
3
Flight performance:
3
Value for money:
2
Marko  |  Jun 25, 2007

Strengths:
very forgiving you yust cannot get it wrong. . . .
Weaknesses:
big fat wings supplied grp undercarrage not strong. . . .
Overall:
a very good all rounder with no bad vices worth every penny!!!. . . .

Overall:
4
Ease of assembly:
3
Build quality:
4
Flight performance:
5
Value for money:
4
Roy Holmes  |  Jun 22, 2007

Strengths:
Flying. . . .
Weaknesses:
Wing veneer was truly terrible, spents hours filling all the splits. . . .
Overall:
Bulkheads were badly fitting, suggest patterns need attention. . . .

Overall:
3
Ease of assembly:
4
Build quality:
2
Flight performance:
5
Value for money:
2
David Ashby - moderator  |  Jun 16, 2007

Strengths:
Strong! versatile, easy to fly, very aerobatic. It is whatever you want it to be. Traditional building. .
Weaknesses:
Traditional building. The kit should be updated, instructions not the best. . .
Overall:
Poor instructions and a dated kit still don't tarnish an incredible piece of design. . . .

Overall:
3
Ease of assembly:
3
Build quality:
3
Flight performance:
5
Value for money:
3
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