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Old 03-25-2006, 07:18 PM
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Default Top Flight Hot Kanary

Any one heard of the Top Flight Hot Kanary? I just picked one up and its truly a beautiful plane and it was just built and has never been flown. How did they fly? I'm used to dymond dust's and quikie 500's I don't think this will be as fast. It has a OS 46 FX on it. I have to change the prop most likely to a APC 10X6. More pictures to come when its light outside
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Old 03-25-2006, 07:28 PM
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I remember the Hot Kanary from back in the day. Pretty sure it is only intended as a wild aerobatic job.
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Old 03-25-2006, 07:52 PM
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I had one, built it with an OS61FSR in it. Awesome planes but they'll snap real quick if you get to slow. I love how they look. They move pretty fast actually for what they are, not diamond dust fast, but mine with the 61 was probably as quick as a Q500 with a sport 46 on it.
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Old 03-25-2006, 07:53 PM
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I flew a Hot Kanary back in the 80's and I have one almost finished.

The first one was flown with an OS 45 FSR (I believe). Fast and aerobatic. Not as fast as your DD or quickee but it is the fastest bplane I have ever flown.

It's a very fun plane to fly. That's why when I saw one on e-bay I snatched it up. I can't wait to finish mine up and get it in the air with my ST .51.

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Old 03-27-2006, 10:29 AM
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Yep, I had one in the '80's. ST X-45 RE with pipe. Flew like a demon. It's not a speed aircraft, though it does indeed fly very quickly. Basically a compact bipe pattern/sport aero job for .40 size motors. Very clean as far as bipes go. IIRC the wing airfoil was something akin to a NACA 0012. Good looking aircraft, they were all the rage for a short time and if I have my timelines correct it fell off the radar screen as the first of the Hots came onto the scene, when was that, '84 or so? Again "IIRC" that was about the time people were starting to realize small light overpowered aircraft with lots of control authority were a hoot. MJD
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Back in the late 70's Model Airplane News (I think) did an article on a profile control line version of that and another plane called the Knight Twister. I built the canary. I thought they were models of full scale planes that raced at Reno at the time.
I would like to find a set of plans for one of those, .
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I have a full set of plans for the Kanary but my home scanner isn't big engough
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Old 03-28-2006, 10:09 AM
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Is there a Kinko's type store near you. I would gladly pay for their services and shipping.
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Old 04-02-2006, 10:58 AM
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Hi guys

I've bought this plan from vth.

http://www.vth.de/shop/shopfiles/pro...wcat=1&sparte=



Is it the same model you're talking about ?
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Strykaas,

Yep, looks the same and at 1 meter span looks about the same size. The TF kit is a .40 size, that ad says 10ccm which is a .60, right? It'll be a real rocket ship with a .60!

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Old 04-02-2006, 01:56 PM
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It'll be a real rocket ship with a .60
And when you know that today's .90s are the same weight as those old .60s .... Engine cowl is sooo big
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Old 04-03-2006, 11:10 AM
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Default RE: Top Flight Hot Kanary

It's the same airplane, but I do not believe this is a Top Flite version. Mine did not have cheek cowls or interplane struts. Hard to tell from the picture, but even the airfoil looks different. However, maybe it's been dressed up to look more scale. Or did I leave off those details on mine in a fit of laziness ? MJD
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Old 04-03-2006, 11:26 AM
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Kinda looks like a HOTTS 2 only a bi-plane ! I miss the HOTTS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 04-03-2006, 12:17 PM
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someone should bring back the hots no doubt about it!!! I have one and I love it
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Default RE: Top Flight Hot Kanary

The plans that Strykaas linked are for a scale model of the real aircraft.

The Top Flite version is only "inspired" by the real plane. They left off the cowl cheeks and interplane struts. I'm sure you could put them on if you wanted. A modified Smith Miniplane cowl from Sig would probably go on without too much problem.

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Default RE: Top Flight Hot Kanary

Had one of these(o.k. I had more than one) in the 1980's, O.S. 40 vf, hang on.
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Old 04-03-2006, 07:42 PM
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O yeah ! Send me some pics of the bird

Hoff4926@bellsouth.net


I will send mine
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Default RE: Top Flight Hot Kanary

Looks like a Hots 2. One of the hairiest flights I ever had was with my old Hots circa 1990 or so. Had a Picco .40 on front and 11-4 prop. Sometime about 1/3rd of the way through the flight, two of the three radial backplate engine mounting bolts vibrated out (dummy, did you check them?) and so the motor twisted around about 120-130 degress on the mount, breaking off the throttle linkage but oddly the fuel line stayed on. Since I was at full throttle at the time it stayed there for the rest of the tank, with the engine howling away while hanging off the side of the mount. Dunno how I kept it alive but I did, and got it down in one piece. I only figured out what happened once I landed it - the radial mount had bent a few degrees so the engine was hanging off the right side of the firewall with several degress right thrust - guess that helped! I check my mounting bolts much more often now..

Very fun airplane, and IMHO it started a trend that developed into the 3D sport aircraft we have in droves today.

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Old 04-04-2006, 07:38 PM
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Yes it is a HOTTS 2........I love these and the old flyingmachine !!!!! I have two built and flying and one NEW in the box still wrapped from graves rc.

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