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Sport Cappy cuts/builds an old school Ultra Hots with a few mods.

Discussion in 'Giant / Scale Scratch and Kit Build Threads' started by capthis, Sep 8, 2016.

   
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    capthis 70cc twin V2

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    Years ago I had a Super Hots my flying mentor helped me cut and build when I first started flying. I flew it with an old OS 61FP and it was a great plane for a recent graduate from the trainer and I absolutely wore it out. (Circa 1998/1999)

    I haven't flown glow in years and the ole Super Hots isn't quite big enough for gas so I bought a set of Ultra Hots plans to build one of those.

    Some of you know I have a faux kit company I call "Crappy Cut Kits" and it's really just a running joke but I do cut a few kits once in a while. Now I have all kinds of employment issues as my lead production worker is honestly kind of lazy, my marketer is terrible and doesn't know what he is doing, and some days I swear the quality assurance guy is blind. And the customer service rep honestly has no people skills. This is why it's just a faux company!!!!


    But with that said here goes a thread about the old skewl design with hopefully a little modern flair and some lightening and control surface mods.

    Here's a couple photos of an Ultra Hots for those that haven't ever seen one before.

    G38 Ultra Hots Assembled.jpg M0RDMkU0RTZCMUZDQjQwRDgxRjM6YTY2ZjdmZGU2NjI2YjFiZjM4MjhkOTRlOTg4N2ViYzk6Ojo6OjA=.jpg
     
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    31030.jpg First step for me is to make copies of the cut parts from the plans. This isn't too bad of a task with the copier at work (shh don't tell the big wigs)
     
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    This thread is worthless without pics.
     
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    never mind
     
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    Then you have to order wood. I love me some Tower Hobbies Coupon action! 31090.jpg
     
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    Once you have wood, and the parts for templates the fun starts. 32379.jpg 32435.jpg 32495.jpg 32464.jpg 32379.jpg
     
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    So I'm sure your asking, what does he cut this stuff with?? Mostly the band saw. I LOVE the band saw 32525.jpg 32499.jpg 32503.jpg 32517.jpg , but I also use the scroll saw where I need too as well. I also use a few different sanders, but mostly the belt sander as seen under some parts and for inside radiuses I love the spindle sander.
     
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    A few more parts including the wheel panties! :) 32557.jpg 33700.jpg
     
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    So now that we have basic kit cut it's time to do some mods.

    I originally cut the center of the ribs out. That was worth 1.5ozs over the solid ribs.

    Cutting these pieces out yielded 4.1ozs saved total. I may also cut out the full size doubler as well but haven't yet.

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