The Stiletto Hot
is a nicely designed and superbly constructed 1.2 m all molded slope soarer / discus launched glider. It has a wing with less dihedral than the Lift
version, making it better when flying at speed and improving its aerobatic performance. It is a very convenient size - large enough to give nearly the same performance as a 1.5m (60") model but able to be transported and stored more easily.
The Stiletto Hot has a goods speed range, is easy to fly, and has excellent performance or its size. It can be tip thrown like all DLGs or even bungee launched. It is equally happy on a slope as on the flat.
The fuselage is a generous carbon molding with as good sized hatch for easy installation of the RC. It is recommended that all four servos are installed in the pod, to eliminate the need for noseweight. The fuselage is a one piece design
The flying surfaces are all solid core molded, with workmanship of the highest standard. The fin is glass over foam, with carbon reinforcements. The fin incorporates a tubular front part, to mate with the fuselage tailboom, for easy and accurate construction. The tailplane (horizontal stabiliser) is of similar construction to the fin, and is mounted on a short pylon above the tailboom. The wing especially is wonderfully made, with a high gloss finish and attractive very visible colour schemes. The supplied accessories include a throwing blade, all control horns, and pushrods.
The model is made with two wing layups Carbon Dbox, and all Spread Carbon. The all spread carbon wing costs 15% more and is lighter and more rigid - and looks a lot sexier! Some of the photos show the Stiletto Lift
- the Stiletto Hot
is identical except for reduced wing dihedral.
Although a ballast system is not included space under the wing is vacant and will a little ingenuity substantial lead could be mounted to incease the flying speed and wind speed range the model can cope with.
|Stiletto Hot Specifications|
||217 sq in
|Flying weight from
||4.1 oz/sq ft
|Centre of Gravity
||60 - 65 mm from wing leading edge
||Rudder, elevator, ailerons
|Stiletto Hot Typical Weights|
|Wing (spread carbon)
|Recommended R/C-nano gear only|
|Elevator & rudder servos
||Ripmax SD100, Blue Bird BMS-101AMG, Blue Bird BMS-101DMG, Blue Bird BMS-101HV, Blue Bird BMS-A10H, KST X08, MKS DS65K
||Ripmax SD100, Blue Bird BMS-101AMG, Blue Bird BMS-101DMG, Blue Bird BMS-A10S, KST X08N, MKS DS65K
|Receiver *case removed
||Spektrum AR6260*, AR6100e, AR400, Futaba R6004FF*, FrSky X4R, Orange DSM2 compatible, Jeti Duplex R5, Multiplex Mlink RX-6-DR Light*
||HyperLipo 2S 300 mAh LiPo, Dream-Flight 300 mAh 4.8V, Nanotech 1S 750 mAh