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Old 04-15-2007, 10:54 PM
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Default Hots profile fun fly

I just finished up my Hots profile. This was my first build from plans. It came out a little heavier than I thought it would at 3.75 pounds but that's not bad I guess. I'm going to maiden it this saturday as long as the weather cooperates.
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Old 04-15-2007, 10:58 PM
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outstanding work you are a natural. I could not have posted my 1st build photo unless it was for the humor section.....

any pics of the underside of the bird?
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Old 04-16-2007, 12:44 AM
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This was my first build from plans but I've built at least a dozen kits. I didn't get any pictures of the underside. I'm going to use some sort of pattern or maybe lettering on the bottom of the wing to help with orientation, I just haven't decided what yet.
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Old 04-16-2007, 06:50 PM
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3.5 - 3.75 is good for that plane, since it's designed to be flown with a hot .40-.46. I had one with an OS .46 FX and it really did tricks. Get the next one down to around 3.25 and put an OS .32 or Webra .32GT on it.

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Old 04-16-2007, 08:20 PM
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That's a .46 LA bolted on it right now. I have another plane with a .46-AX that I'm think of putting a 4-stroke on. I'll probably bolt the AX on the Hots.
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Old 04-17-2007, 04:23 AM
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Looks good! Where did you get your plans?
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Old 04-17-2007, 07:02 AM
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PropSpinner,[link=http://aviationshoppe.com/airplane-plans/index.php?category=11&page=2&sort=count]Hots40 Zip[/link]
Here's a download for a profile Hots in DXF format, also in this zip file are plans for a hots profile bipe, don't know if they are the same as the plane pictured here, but worth a look if your interested. Bird looks good Chuck.
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Old 04-17-2007, 10:19 PM
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I bought the plans from Model Airplane News. I actually deviated from them a little. The landing gear on mine is different, I added a 1/8x1/2 hardwood spline along the bottom of the fuse to stiffen it and I added 1/16 balsa sheeting to the rear 3/4 of the fuse. I know this added a little weight but the fuse is now perfectly straight and very rigid. If I like the way it flies I plan on having the plans enlarged by 20% and using a .60.
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ORIGINAL: SkyBurner

PropSpinner,[link=http://aviationshoppe.com/airplane-plans/index.php?category=11&page=2&sort=count]Hots40 Zip[/link]
Here's a download for a profile Hots in DXF format, also in this zip file are plans for a hots profile bipe, don't know if they are the same as the plane pictured here, but worth a look if your interested. Bird looks good Chuck.
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i looked at these, they are different than the plans I used but the bipe looks really interesting. I might have to try one.
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Old 04-21-2007, 05:54 PM
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Well, it flys. Pretty good too. It needed a couple clicks of up and some left aileron but that was it. I was suprised how stable it was for it's size. I had a guy fly it who is a much better pilot than me and I was actually kind of impressed with my work for a second. There is still some experimenting to do with props, control throws, etc. but I am very happy overall. The plane will just about hover motionless when landing into the breeze, very cool to watch. With a different prop and/or a different engine it might do some decent 3D stuff. I already have plans to do a 20% larger version with a .60.
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Old 04-22-2007, 09:38 AM
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I'll give ya a tip on the prop. Use a large diameter/flat pitch. Use at least 45 degrees on elevator and ailerons. Everything you can get on the rudder.

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Old 04-22-2007, 03:57 PM
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Try an APC 12 1/4 x 3 3/4 prop.

Manage the speed / RPM with the thotle stick and she will be fine.
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Old 04-22-2007, 10:37 PM
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ORIGINAL: j.duncker

Try an APC 12 1/4 x 3 3/4 prop.
Got one in the field box. I plan on giving it a try next weekend.
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Old 04-26-2007, 05:52 AM
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As far as a profile Super Hots goes, Morris Hobbies sells one. I've just finished the fuse and soon will start the wing. The kits have above average grade balsa and a good set of plans. The only draw back is the instructions. They are mainly print and are more or less a guide to using the print. I was surprised at how sturdy the fuse is, has plenty of doublers and light ply. Plan to use a 46FX. 46 Magnum or a mid 40's FSR. If I could figure out how to post a picture I would and show some of the construction. OH well. Oh by the way, ChuckW, NICE JOB! Joe
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Can sombody let me know the High and Low throws for this plane ? I just bought one ARF and am setting it up right now.


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I downloaded the plans and converted them to PDF and printed them out in poster mode. I had to scale them up to 500% and the fuselage came out Very close to the correct scale. I have not yet printed out the wing plans.
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