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Old 11-20-2012, 07:50 PM
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Thanks for the tip on the sale price! I've been lusting for this plane for a long time and the price just seemed too much. For $350 and free shipping I couldn't resist. I have a DLE 20 that will be a perfect match.
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Old 11-21-2012, 08:11 AM
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Looks like I got the last one....it's shown as "discontinued" today.
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Old 11-21-2012, 09:33 AM
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I have a dle 30 with smoke and it flys fantastic!! lots of compliments at the field. I am sure a 20cc would work but so much nose weight was needed for mine. it comes in at 14 pounds
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Old 11-21-2012, 12:56 PM
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I didnt realize they had dropped the price to $350.00. I guess my second unbuilt one will start going up in value soon since they are discontinued again....
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Old 11-21-2012, 07:12 PM
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I see that a 30cc engine is recommended by the manufacturer. I also have a DLE 30 and that should do the job.
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Old 11-21-2012, 07:36 PM
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I've had this poor bird for two years now, Ah, in the box! Well she's going to get built this winter. I have a 32 cc I've picked up. I have read up to page 40 So plenty more reading to go. But I think I'll be happy with a 32 gaser up front? We'll see.

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Old 11-23-2012, 03:06 AM
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Sure she will Jim:-) Along with all of my (non steam) projects:-)

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Old 11-23-2012, 07:23 PM
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DJ, your Back? Hope all went well? You'll have too fill me in later off line. Didn't think you were doing anything other than steam? away from the job anyway!
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Old 11-24-2012, 03:16 AM
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Nope still gone. Just finally have internet.
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Old 11-24-2012, 09:19 AM
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anyone taken one of these and stripped it down and given it a different scheme?
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Old 11-24-2012, 05:58 PM
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@ DJ. Talked to DS this afternoon, he filled me in on your time line!
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Old 11-24-2012, 06:22 PM
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Ram Bro, I have two stripped. Plan was for one to be a Goshawk and the other the half pant P6E. I really need to finish something:-(
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Old 11-24-2012, 07:12 PM
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I know what you mean. I will be finishing a Royal hawk and I half to do something other than the standard offering from TF. Have you ever seen pics of teh Chinese version? wsih I could find some pics of that one
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Old 11-24-2012, 07:38 PM
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Ram Bro, I will check when I get home, about a week, as I think I might have pictures of what you want.

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Old 11-24-2012, 07:49 PM
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that would be great. Inall the History or wing episodes I alays see that one hawk smoking and going in now I have a chance to model one
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Old 01-18-2013, 08:08 PM
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I have seen a 4-stroke gasoline engine in this plane simular in size to my saito 36g..
I have no doubt that this plane would work well with it now...
This is the OS GF40 40cc gas 4-stroke that will be out sometime soon..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDyJy_N1xi0
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Old 02-06-2013, 06:09 PM
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I finally started my Hawk a few days ago, tonights project was to get the wings mounted and lined up. I have the original version of this kit, not the rereleased version that GP came out with.  My problem that I encountered was with the center cabanes. With everthing mounted and aligned, my cabane mounting holes miss the hardwood stringer glued in the fuse. Either my cabanes are too low or the block is too high. I'd have to force the cabane up at least 3/8" for the front hole and @ 1/2' for the rear holes. I'm looking for ideas on how to correct my dilemma. I don't like the idea of forcing the top wing up in the center. How would that affect it's flying characteristics? Or I thought of adding spacers on the upper wing brackets to lift the whole wing equadistance across it's span, therefore raising the center cabanes up higher. I'd appreciate any and all input to get this corrected.
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Old 05-03-2013, 09:44 PM
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if you take a picture and posted I'm sure others have ran into a similar issue and would be able to help you out the wings or the fuse send an attachment point ?
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Old 05-04-2013, 05:17 AM
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That's a lot. I also have one from the original first production run. If I remember correctly, Some of the ARFs (including mine) had the red fwd stickers on the center cabane struts on backwards. Closely check them for proper orientation. Although mine still hit the hardwood blocks, it was just barely.
So I got rid of the supplied wood screws and used blind nuts and bolts to attach the center cabanes to the fuse. but as I recall it was a p.i.t.a. too get my hands in there. If you dig back far enough in this thread you'll probably find this situation popped up. ( posts 296-1101) Don't try to bend the wing up in the middle.

Still flying mine after 7 yrs.
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Old 07-20-2013, 10:26 PM
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My P6E went in today due to pilot error. This is one tuff bird, I ordered a new top wing. Unfortunately they are out of cabaine struts and I need one. Anybody got one the want to part with.

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Old 07-21-2013, 06:48 AM
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found them on ebay, here is the link. http://www.ebay.com/itm/360584859359...84.m1423.l2649
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Old 07-21-2013, 10:37 AM
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Thanks, but those are the large struts that go between the wings. I need the right side cabane struts that go between the top wing and fuselage.

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Old 09-24-2013, 07:36 PM
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Well, after nearly a year I started working on my Hawk today. I really like the quality of this ARF.
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Old 09-25-2013, 01:10 AM
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How I wish I got one of these when they were available! Oh well, another one to add to my ever growing list of lifes regrets.
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I did the maiden flight yesterday and two more flights today and it's a good flyer! I had added a pound of lead to the nose to get the CG as specified in the instructions, but the plane was definitely nose heavy in flight. I took out 1/4 lb and it is still a little nose heavy. I will take out another 1/4 lb. and try again. The DLE 30 with an 18x6 prop gives good power...the engine is new and still needs lots of breaking in. Beautiful to see in the air.
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