|Stiletto Hot Specifications|
|Wing span||1.2 m||47 in|
|Wing area||14.0 dm2||217 sq in|
|Length||87 cm||34.1 in|
|Flying weight from||175 g||6.2 oz|
|Wing loading||12.5 g/dm||4.1 oz/sq ft|
|Wing airfoil||DI660 series|
|Centre of Gravity||60 - 65 mm from wing leading edge|
|Controls||Rudder, elevator, ailerons|
|Stiletto Hot Typical Weights|
|Fuselage||35.0 g||1.2 oz|
|Wing (spread carbon)||67.5 g||2.4 oz|
|Wing (DBox)||85.0 g||3.0 oz|
|Fin||5.2 g||0.2 oz|
|Tailplane||5.3 g||0.2 oz|
|Accessories||8.0 g||0.3 oz|
|Total structure||121.0 g||4.3 oz|
|Glue etc||3.0 g||0.1 oz|
|Pushrods||6.0 g||0.2 oz|
|Receiver||5.0 g||0.2 oz|
|Tail servos||10.0 g||0.4 oz|
|Wing servos||10.0 g||0.4 oz|
|Battery||20.0 g||0.7 oz|
|Flying weight||175.0 g||6.2 oz|
|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|
|Aileron servos||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*|
|Battery||HyperLipo 2S 300 mAh LiPo, Dream-Flight 300 mAh 4.8V, Nanotech 1S 750 mAh|
Review by: Ian WilliamsStiletto Hot Pre-Build Review
Stiletto Hot Pre-Build Review
I was delighted opening the Stiletto Hot box to find everything well protected and the full carbon wings look just fantastic. Very nice finish and all the bits fit together perfectly.
I have been hankering for a light DLG to fly off the slope when everyone else is moaning the lack of wind since my 1m Mini TopSky suffered a mid-air with a RCRCM Typhoon at some speed. The Typhoon was unmarked!
The carbon fuselage has a hexagon (6 sided) section, wider than it’s tall in front of the wing (40mm x 30mm), tapering to closer to square (10mm x 8mm) at the tail. This gives a nice flat section under the canopy of about 27mm x 110mm to install the servos.
The assembly guide show BMS21HV servos mounted on their side, which seem to be excessive for what I am after at 15g each. Neil sent me 4 x BMS-101HV (less than 5g each) and they can be mounted standing up and screwed down to a standard ply mounting board side by side 2x2. These BMS-101 servos are only 21mm tall overall including the arm. I am very pleased by the lack of gear noise and slop.
The other advantage of the hexagon section is the elevator / rudder snakes have a natural channel down the inside of the fuselage to follow when they are glued in.
The Stiletto assemble instructions show the tail post fixed to the fuselage, whereas the design has changed, for the better, to have it separate (see the Boom assembly guide https://www.jimaero.com/customer-service). This means you can make the push rod Z bends and then finally glue the post to the fuselage to end up with a perfect neutral.
I plan to install the FrSky Rx under the wing so the antenna exit behind the wing TE away from as much carbon as possible. A trail CofG balance with the main components taped together suggests I can get 650mA 2S LiPo up front which will last for days.
I am enjoying having that ‘new toy’ feeling so much, and the good flying weather, I seem to be putting off making a start. I have every expectation it will come together easily and fly great to keep out of the path of speedy Typhoons.