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Old 10-31-2006, 11:18 AM
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Can anyone tell me where I can find a set of Plans for The Hots. The plan I pulled out of Model Airplane News a long time ago has become pretty ratty. Thanks
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http://www.rcstore.com/rs/general/li...d=36&catego=PL

this is a link to the sport plane plans on the model airplane news site. its called "the hots" a little ways down.
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Try Midwest products, they used to kit them and may have some plans left. 1 800 348 3497 . ENJOY !!! RED
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This is where I got mine. It looks like a fun little airplane. Hopefully when other stuff settles down I can get busy on it.
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Found it. Thanks Guys
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I got my hots plans from RCM Plans.
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If you got it from RCM, it's probably a Hot Hots. The Hots was a Model Airplane News article and the plans are available from them. Both are Dan Santich plans but they are different planes

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Old 11-01-2006, 05:33 PM
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You are correct Dave. What I have been building is the HOT HOTS. I like the enclosed engine on the Hot Hots.
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hey guys i am building the hot hots from scratch and would like the construction article for it but cant seem to get my hands on the january 2002 issue of rcm does anyone have it photocopied or can point me in the right direction without having to subscribe thanks again and good bless


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The Hot Hots has a detachable wing as well as a fuselage extended to a 'cowling' type front.

The stated weight is 3lbs 6 oz. Has anyone built one at anything like this weight?
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Be careful on the tail section. I built two of these and they will build tail heavy if you don't take a few measures to lighten the tail. The plane flies great! I crashed my first one due to dumb thumbs but, I liked the plane so much I built a second one. I did modify the second one by building the rudder and elevator with counter balance tabs. The plane will knife edge great, even without the counterbalance tabs.
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Noted your info.
What was the approximate weight of your model that was tail heavy?
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I'm not sure about the accuracy of my scale but I think it weighed 6 and a half pounds. I'm going to get a new set of digital fish scales and weigh it again sometime. The plane flies great," in fact, it is my favorite 40 size plane," but I plan to build another and take extensive use of lightening techniques that I have learned in the last year or so. This plane as weighed was equipped with 4 645mg hytec servos 1 hs81 throttle servo, a 5 cell 1850 mah battery, pull-pull on the rudder, Magnum 52 2c engine, and a Sullivan tail wheel assy. Also, model is covered in Ultracoat. I'll try to get some pics next weekend and post them.
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Surely it cannot be 6 and a half pounds! The article says 3 lb 6 oz (54 oz) which is almost half your models weight. Frankly I expect one could build to 4 and a half pounds without too much trouble. With some care I would think 4 lbs and a few ounces would be possible. 3 lb 6oz seems far too low.
I find it is interesting to weigh the model at various stages and particularly before and after painting / fuel proofing.
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That's why I've got to get another set of scales. I'm reasonably sure there was a problem with the set I used.
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Buy a digital kitchen scale (out of the household budget!) and weigh a complete model by standing it on a box. Before you put the model on the box, zero the scale to allow for the box weight.
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http://www.dansantichmodels.net/


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