Hot Hots (oz7518)


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Hot Hots. Radio control sport model from RCM.

Quote: "The Hot Hots is a sport model with a lineage that goes back nearly 20 years. I designed the first Hots (oz4581) in 1982 because of a need for a model to compete in a local fun-fly. At that time there were no kits available expressly designed for the style of flying that these fun-flys demanded, namely the most touch and goes, spins, loops, etc that could be done in a given amount of time, which was usually one minute for each maneuver.

The design I came up with was a one piece, 48 inch span model powered by an OS .45 ABC and had a flying weight of 4 lbs. I named it the 'Hots' and it was an immediate sensation. It would out-perform anything in the air at that time, and it could be built in one evening.

Midwest Model Products released a kit of the Hots the following year and sold 5,000 kits on their first run. It was so successful that I obtained a US Trademark in 1985 for the name 'Hots' one of the few models ever to be so recognized. Other Hots soon followed, and next came the Super Hots (oz6021) also kitted by Midwest, the Big Hots, Ultra Hots, and Fun-Fly Hots. There was also an Electric Hots (4086) as well as a biplane version of the Super Hots.

Other modelers have come up with variations of their own, such as a giant twin Hots, a float plane Hots, a micro-Hots, and a Giant-Giant Hots with a 12 foot wingspan. In fact, there is a project ongoing to build a Real Hots. It seems as though the design has provided a platform for just about every flying need or desire. What are the ingredients for such a successful design? Simplicity, ease of construction, and above all, great flying qualities. If you have a model that you love to fly, does anything you wish, has no bad habits, is quick to build and easy to repair, and is inexpensive to begin with, then you have a Hots.

The Hot Hots is an extension of that concept. It is a friendly model that you will soon learn to love. It is small enough to fit in a small vehicle, it has a removable wing, it will accept a wide variety of engines in the low-price range, and best of all, it will fly the pants off anything at the field. You can launch it from your hand, scream vertical out of sight, spin down and recover at 5 feet, and hover like a helicopter. It will do a knife-edge loop, or square eights right in front of you, and perform looping touch-and-goes like no other model you have ever seen. Yet with all this capability, it can be as mild as you want it, which makes it an excellent choice as an intermediate trainer.

As your flying skill increases, the Hot Hots will challenge you to do more. It will make you a better pilot, yet will not jump up and bite you in the process. It is a flying platform that simply says 'Take me and do what you can.' Whether you are a beginner or expert, the Hot Hots will meet that need in all of us to excel in the air, challenge that need, and satisfy it.

The first step in construction is to study the plans and read over the bauilding sequence until you are familiar with each part and where it goes. Cut your parts out and separate the fuselage and wing peices. You will need a building board at least 2 ft wide and 4 ft long. We will build the fuselage first..."

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Another astonishingly good plan cleanup job, thanks to Gene.
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