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Old 12-22-2015, 03:56 PM
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Default Official Chief Aircraft/Skymaster USA New 1/3.75 Hawk Build. Flightwerkz

Hello fellow Jet Pilots! We have received the first batch of the new Skymaster 1/3.75 Hawk and we are supper excited. Looking forward to starting on this bird soon. My bud, and fellow chief aircraft builder Craig South will also be commenting and also answering questions to the build while he simultaneously builds his!

My scheme is an Indonesian scheme I requested for myself and Craig's is a US Air Force scheme.

First thing I thought of was that this is a big bird and the paint finish was excellent! Antons paint department gets high marks for the excellent paint. The drop tanks are also huge! Packaging was is also excellent, the aircraft had no damage at all from shipping!
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Old 12-22-2015, 04:00 PM
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Excellent work. Time to get to work! I will post some additional pictures soon!
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Old 12-22-2015, 04:42 PM
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Awesome! Mine arrives tomorrow.

Will be following your thread closely.

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Couple more things done. The system to bring together the tail section and the fuselage is great. Easy access to the bolts and very very stout design. 4 large carbon rods go into clamp style receivers and done. Very easy for transport. I went ahead and bolted the nose on using the supplied screws and a little blue locktite.
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Old 12-22-2015, 08:51 PM
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Looking really good Danny...Can't wait to see it in the air.
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Good Morning All! Like Danny said the BIG Skymaster Hawks have landed, and we are super excited to get started on these. Everything arrived in great shape due to the excellent packing job Skymaster does at the factory. They did a great job of recreating the scheme I sent them. Its a USAF Training squadron scheme you would see on T-28's back in the day. Looks great on the Hawk!

LOTS more to come!

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Old 12-23-2015, 06:25 AM
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Those look absolutely incredible!!!. I remember when we used to complain about paying 2-3K for a jet and now, you are in the $13K+, this end of the hobby sure has changed into the boys with bucks!
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Flytmates your Hawk looks awesome in that Psuedo USAF Scheme
Old 12-23-2015, 07:15 AM
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Awesome! I hope Mine arrives late Feb.

How long is the probe?

I think the Hawk not going to fit in my trailer
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Originally Posted by Bob_B View Post
Flytmates your Hawk looks awesome in that Psuedo USAF Scheme
Thanks! I went for something unusual and unique. Should look cool in the air!

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Old 12-23-2015, 07:31 AM
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Originally Posted by vespino67 View Post
Awesome! I hope Mine arrives late Feb.

How long is the probe?

I think the Hawk not going to fit in my trailer

Probe is 7 1/2 inches long.

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Old 12-23-2015, 03:24 PM
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Mine arrived today! I'm gonna need a bigger Christmas tree! LOL!

Pouring rain here so I'll post some pics ASAP.

JS
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Very Nice! Can't wait! How many fuel tanks?
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Didn't get much done today because I am preparing for Christmas so it'll be slow for a few. I will try and continue to post so that the thread maintains as the Chief build thread it is.

As of right now, there is no manual for this airframe so I will try and post as many pictures as possible of the build so that new owners can use this thread as reference. Lets please keep photos of other hawks to a minimum so the thread does not become filled with non-build related pics!

I am following along with the installation of wing servos. There are tabs in the cut outs and aluminum L brackets. Very common. I have installed the aileron servo and ran the extension to the edge of the wing.

There are a set of small 3mm or so screws with lock nuts for the flaps. Make sure you install the flaps on the right side of the wing half of the hinges. I recessed the tabs and laminated wood to the bottom as to increase thickness. The added thickness is not shown in the pictures. The screws that come with the NX servos are bigger that usual and that way the lid fits flush.

Use locktite on the screws that bolt the L brackets to the servo.

There are two small arms that will be glued into the aileron and to the leading edge of the flap almost under the filler flap. I will post pics on that tomorrow or after Christmas.
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Originally Posted by Jetfan20 View Post
Very Nice! Can't wait! How many fuel tanks?
There are 2 fuel tanks.
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Looking Good Danny!!
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Can you post pictures of the cockpit?

Is there a place to put a smoke tank and does Skymaster make a smoke tank for this plane?
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Originally Posted by Alkaline View Post
Can you post pictures of the cockpit?

Is there a place to put a smoke tank and does Skymaster make a smoke tank for this plane?
Cockpit pictures will come soon, no where near working on those unfortunately. There is a ton of room in this plane and I intend on installing smoke at some point if not right away but skymaster does not offer a smoke tank.
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How long are the aileron and flaps servos arms?
Old 12-23-2015, 08:38 PM
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Let's get it on!
Any other pics holding individual pieces for size reference (like the guy with the drop tanks pic)? I'm hoping I'll be able to load this in my van alone.
Thanks, Jay
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Originally Posted by Flightwerkz View Post
Cockpit pictures will come soon, no where near working on those unfortunately. There is a ton of room in this plane and I intend on installing smoke at some point if not right away but skymaster does not offer a smoke tank.
Anton said the plane will come with 2 tanks one 6 litter for fuel and one 2.6 or something for smoke its i dont know if they changed the plan .
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Originally Posted by vespino67 View Post
How long are the aileron and flaps servos arms?
Im using JR's standard 1.5" aluminum servo arms.

Originally Posted by warblood View Post
Anton said the plane will come with 2 tanks one 6 litter for fuel and one 2.6 or something for smoke its i dont know if they changed the plan .
There are two tanks that come with it. Depending on turbine size and how long of flight time you desire, I suppose you could use the smaller one for smoke.

Blue! There are quite a few pics up that can be used to reference the size. There's tape measures next to some of the drop tanks and missiles, a few pictures of the entire aircraft assembled and also of my fuselage assembled on an 8 foot table. At some point one of us will do the plane standing on its nose dealio!
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Old 12-24-2015, 06:50 AM
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What the hay is that beast in the background? An F-18? It's also huge
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Looks like a big mig
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Comp ARF Mig 29. On the side burner right now. That's a real project.

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