Electric Hots (oz4086)
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Electric Hots. Radio control sports model, for HP-100 electric power. Midwest kit no. 165. Electric powered high performance model.
Note the Hots (oz4581) design was first kitted by Midwest in 1985. This here is a later, smaller version for electric power.
Quote: "Before You Begin. The Electric Hots is a fully aerobatic electric sport model. Midwest Products has engineered this kit so you can build the entire model using cyanoacrylate (superglue type) adhesives. Although the model has a removable wing, a quick release cockpit hatch has been provided to allow the motor battery to be removed for charging without removing the wing.
The motor battery recommended for this model, coupled with the motor and propeller supplied in the kit, gives the Electric Hots full aerobatic capability at the recommended flying weight. Flying time should average four minutes.
Weight is critical to the performance of electric R/C model aircraft. The recommended maximum weight of this model is 44 oz. In order to stay at or below this weight, we urge you to avoid the use of white glue, epoxy, and paint. The recommended adhesives and finishing materials will help you build a strong, light model.
Although this model is quite stable, it is a sport model. Sport models are more maneuverable and faster than 'trainer type' models. If you have any doubts about your ability to fly a sport model, we urge you to seek the help of an experienced, competent, person to assist you with the initial flights..."
Quote: "This is a nice one. Scanned from kit plans. Not so 'hot' with the technology of its time, but with today's stuff should be a real fun 'retro' e-power plane."
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Update 01/03/2019: Added kit manual, thanks to NX13688. Compressed down to 5609KB.
Update 20/11/2023: Added manual addendum pages, thanks to Ed Bennett.
Quote: "Your site has the plan for the Electric Hots (oz4086), along with the assembly manual. I have the original kit and within the manual are four addendum pages. These pages address electric and glow engine installation, along with corrections to the basic manual. I scanned those four pages and
have attached them for your use. I thank you immensely for what you do. G'day, Ed Bennett, Combat20"
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User commentsFor instruction manual see: https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showpost.php?p=37851653&postcount=6
NX13688 - 01/03/2019
Excellent, have added a copy here as a supplement file, compressed it a bit. Many thanks.
SteveWMD - 01/03/2019
John Vesper - 27/06/2019
Page 3 of the manual shows the die cut parts. The whole model is (famously) made up completely of straight lines. It's all straight lines. You could also refer to the original Hots (oz4581) plan, which includes some isometric drawings that show the fuselage assembly.
SteveWMD - 27/06/2019
Also, try checking the Hot Hots (oz7518) plan, which is 48 inch span. That is a magazine plan from RCM (ie not a kit) so all the formers are shown fullsize on sheet #2 of the plan.
SteveWMD - 27/06/2019
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