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Hot Shot 3 F5K 1.5m

Product Code: HOTSHOT
 (2 reviews)

Price: $347.50

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The Hot Shot 2 is a well regarded glass and carbon electric 1.5m DLG with a flying weight of about 370g. The Hot shot is very tough and easy to fly, making it a great F5K trainer. The model uses solid molded DLG construction methods, and a modern Drela airfoil, which keeps it light and gives it excellent performance.

The Hotshot 2 is based on the Longshot DLG with excellent aerodynamics and a nice molded glass / foam / glass wing, with lots of carbon in the right places. The Hotshot’s fuselage is a glass molding with a lightweight rolled carbon tailboom. The R/C is accessed though a handy canopy hatch, and the wings are bolted onto the low pod, keeping the frontal area to a minimum. The pod is supplied with the nosecone in place, and a 32mm firewall is supplied. However a smaller recessed firewall could alternatively be fitted allowing one of our modern lightweight 25mm F5K powertrains to be used. Thus the modeller has total flexibility about motor choices. The tail and fin are lightweight balsa surfaces that will need a little shaping and covering in film. The tailplane is conveniently removable for easy transportation. It is mounted on a prefabricated pylon that is glued to the boom. The Hotshot’s very smooth low drag wing is supplied in two pieces and is easily joined using the supplied carbon reinforcements, and is painted with flashes of colour on the tips. All the linkages are provided, only glue, powertrain and the RC gear needs to be supplied by the builder.

The easy build, benevolent flying characteristics, and tough construction all make the Hotshot an excellent introduction to F5J type electric gliders. See some build photos of the very similar Longshot DLG here.

Hot Shot 2 Specifications
Wing span 1.5 m 59 in
Wing area 22.0 dm2 341 sq in
Length 113 cm 44.5 in
Flying weight from 370 g 13.1 oz
Wing loading 16.8 g/dm 5.5 oz/sq ft
Aspect ratio 10.1
Wing airfoil AG series
Dihedral angle 6.0º
Spinner Diameter 25-32 mm
Centre of Gravity 78-80 mm from wing leading edge
Controls Rudder, elevator, ailerons, throttle

Recommended R/C
Elevator & rudder servos KST X06, KST X08, Blue Bird BMS-101DMG, Blue Bird BMS-101HV, Blue Bird BMS-A10H, MKS DS65K, MKS DS75K
Aileron servos KST X06, KST X08, Blue Bird BMS-101DMG, Blue Bird BMS-101HV, Blue Bird BMS-A10H, MKS DS65K, MKS DS75K
Receiver 5 channel rx to suit your transmitter, eg Spectrum AR6610T, Orange DSM2 compatible, Jeti Duplex R5, Multiplex Mlink RX-6 Light & RX-5 Light
Battery 2S 300 - 450 mAh LiPo

Electric Powertrain Recommendations
ADH C20 / MM1908-2050 2050 RPM/V 26g Front Mount 2S 450mAh LiPo, 6x4, 6.5x4, 7x4 folding prop
DYS D2225-19 3S 450mAh LiPo, 7x5, 8x4 folding prop
HyperFlight 1806 2S 450mAh LiPo, 6x3, 6x4 folding prop
XPower F2307/14 2S 450mAh LiPo, 6x4 folding prop
Dualsky XM2221EG-38 2S 450mAh LiPo, 8x5 folding prop
Dualsky XM2225EG-23 2S 450mAh LiPo, 9x5 folding prop
Dualsky XM2527EG-23 2S 450mAh LiPo, 9x5 folding prop

Electronc Speed Controls (ESC) Recommendations
HyperFlight 28A BLHELI-32 30A, 2A BEC, plug ready fitted
HyperFlight 30A BLHELI-32 30A, 2A BEC, plug ready fitted

Hot Shot 2 Typical Weights
Pod 43 g 1.5 oz
Boom 17 g 0.6 oz
Wings 132 g 4.7 oz
Fin 7 g 0.2 oz
Tailplane 12 g 0.4 oz
Accessories 15 g 0.5 oz
Total structure 226 g 8.0 oz
Glue etc 14 g 0.5 oz
Wiring 8 g 0.3 oz
Receiver 6 g 0.2 oz
Tail servos 10 g 0.4 oz
Wing servos 13 g 0.5 oz
Regulator 5 g 0.2 oz
Motor 32 g 1.1 oz
Prop & spinner 14 g 0.5 oz
Battery 42 g 1.5 oz
Noseweight 0 g 0.0 oz
Flying weight 370 g 13.1 oz

Reviews 2  

 Review by:

Hot Shot 2 Flying Review

Final flying weight was just under 350g with a 1100mAh LiPo battery. Been out half a dozen times on the slope despite the winter weather in sub 10mpg winds and very pleased.
Yesterday out in a northerly that was forecast to be 10mph with thermals, but was in fact over 20pmh most of the time with white fluffy clouds so mega lift. Lost sight of it 3 times and had to emergency descend. Loops, near axial rolls, stall turns, bunts, inverted (sort of) and good penetration in a +20mph wind.
Set up:-
• ADH330S (21g) motor driving 6x4 prop produces 250g thrust for about 6 mins
• 2 x KST X06 servos for spring and pull to rudder / elevator running in Hyperflight’s PTFE tubes located up front as close to the motor as possible
• Hyperflight’s 11A ESC (2g) no BEC so you can monitor the actual 2S voltage located under the servos
• 1100mAh LiPo battery 11x23x90mm (often used by Airsoft guns)
• FrSky Rx under the wing with antenna exiting either side for fuz
• 2 x KST X08 servos for elevators in wing with a compression contact wing connector
• Fin attached to boom in traditional DLG fashion with a slot / fiberglass / epoxy and a small stub below the boom (rather than the carbon pins in the kit)

Overall very pleased with the end result. Looking forward to the summer on the slope.

 Review by:

Hot Shot 2 F5K 1.5m

I found more details on the web site that show how they expect it to be built.
Build sketch
Build photos

The build phots shows the servo pockets in the wing behind the main spar, whereas mine are in front like the Longshot. My balsa tail feathers were pre sanded and didn’t need any sanding. Nice balsa. Wings excellent with very thin trailing edge.

The build sketch shows the tail servos mounted under the tailplane with a 45g motor, 9x5 prop that results in a 500g flying weight. This isn’t exactly what I am after.

My objective is a lightweight slope model for those summer afternoons when you know there’s thermal activity. I am using the ADH330S (21g) motor, Hyperflight’s 11A ESC (2g) with a 6x4 prop and 2S stick 650mAh LiPo (31g) that produces 250g thrust for about 3 mins. I have the smallest KST servos mounted up front in the pod for the tailfeathers with a spring / string set up. This means the battery can be installed way back under the wing so you can adjust the C of G without adding lead. So far the target flying weight is 344g, but I expect it with creep up a little from there.
Overall pleased with the quality of the kit and enjoying the build. Looking forward to the summer.

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