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Phoenix Models BAE Hawk

Old 07-29-2021, 03:06 AM
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The specs from Tower Hobbies web site.

Completion Level Almost Ready-To-Fly
Engine Size Turbine jet engine w/8-10kg thrust (sold separately)
Minimum Required Radio 8-channel (sold separately)
Product Length 70 in (1765mm)
Retracts Yes
Servos Sold separately, 2-aileron, 2-flap, 2-elevator, 1-rudder, 1-nose steering
Transmitter Range Full range (transmitter sold separately)
Wing Area 836 sq in (54 sq dm)
Wing Loading 58.98 oz/sq in (180g/sq dm)
Wingspan 68.9 in (1750mm)
Charger Sold Separately
Old 08-23-2021, 09:16 AM
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For any of you that use flap crowing, what settings do you use? How much crowing do you have programmed in?
Old 08-23-2021, 12:10 PM
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I don't have any crow in mine. It doesn't need it. Slows down very nice. Just don't try to do a high angle of attack on the flare. It will drop a wing.

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Old 08-24-2021, 05:15 AM
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Might remove all covering and glass the kit and paint. Anyone done this?
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Old 08-29-2021, 08:52 AM
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Seems to me like that would add a lot of weight to it, perhaps too much.
Old 09-01-2021, 06:44 PM
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Hi,

Does anyone know which JP struts are drop-in for this plane?? I'm grounded for busted struts and I will NOT be buying a fourth set of stock ones....
Old 09-01-2021, 09:36 PM
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That would be good to know since now the kit is even higher priced everywhere.
Old 09-02-2021, 05:03 AM
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I purchased and installed the retracts (full set retracts,struts, wheels and brakes) that JP is now sells labeled specifically for this plane. They ARE NOT a drop in fit. The retract unit hole spacing is different and the angle of the trailing link is not the same. The wheel well needs to be moved about 3/8 of an inch forward. When I installed them I removed the plastic wheel well made the modifications and then used balsa and fiberglass to fill everything back in. Having said that it is worth it the new struts are smoother and more robust than the originals.
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Dang that sounds like a lot of work. I just ordered the JP struts. I put the carbon fiber covering on which I think looks awesome.

It's funny you say they make it specifically for the plane but the description sure doesn't sound like it is.

What part of the strut is breaking, exactly? Do you have a picture?

And I agree, for $150 more for the plane they better be beefing them up.



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Old 09-02-2021, 08:18 AM
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Originally Posted by RadialWacko View Post
Dang that sounds like a lot of work. I just ordered the JP struts. I put the carbon fiber covering on which I think looks awesome.

It's funny you say they make it specifically for the plane but the description sure doesn't sound like it is.

What part of the strut is breaking, exactly? Do you have a picture?

And I agree, for $150 more for the plane they better be beefing them up.

The JP strut diameter is larger that the original (I ordered struts before ordering the set) so you have to drill the trunions. Also the stock struts did not have a heavy enough spring. That's why I chucked the whole thing and bought the set.
Old 09-02-2021, 09:22 AM
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Originally Posted by Gary Szetlak View Post
The JP strut diameter is larger that the original (I ordered struts before ordering the set) so you have to drill the trunions. Also the stock struts did not have a heavy enough spring. That's why I chucked the whole thing and bought the set.
So you're saying you have to reuse the springs or find new ones? Sorry I haven't even started on the struts so I haven't looked at them yet.
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I could not re-use the springs from the original struts, they were very different.
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Mine is still on the box. Would love to remove all the covering, glass and paint. Very little difference in weight. It would be insignificant. But....... Pacific RC jets has one with the electric gear all for just a little more. I will list mine on RCGroups. Nothing sells on this site, I mean nothing! I sold all my stuff on that site in a week!


https://pacificrcjets.com/collection...40035165765804

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Old 09-02-2021, 11:00 AM
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i think there is some mixing up here. The T1 hawk from pacific is different than the Phoenix hawk.
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Same size and scale.
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Originally Posted by ledd4u View Post
Same size and scale.
It's it a higher quality?
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Seems like it is. Surface detail etc.
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Picked up a new Phoenix BAE Hawk from Tower to replace the one I crashed. Completely different retracts also come with brakes this time and new control box. Struts appear to be different but not 100% sure. Wings are now set up for lights. More areas are fiberglassed ver V1.
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Old 09-03-2021, 02:07 PM
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I got mine on the last shipment the received. So more than likely itís just like yours! I will be ordering a SWIWIN 80 for mine. Check my earlier post on the fuselage. Mine got in on 7/27/21 so like about a month ago.

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Originally Posted by bruff View Post
Picked up a new Phoenix BAE Hawk from Tower to replace the one I crashed. Completely different retracts also come with brakes this time and new control box. Struts appear to be different but not 100% sure. Wings are now set up for lights. More areas are fiberglassed ver V1.
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Wuhhh??? Fiberglass? What parts are?? Is this a version 3 since they upped the price? Cause I bought mine right before they upped the price but I'm pretty sure I don't have much of any fiberglass on mine??
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Originally Posted by ledd4u View Post
I got mine on the last shipment the received. So more than likely itís just like yours! I will be ordering a SWIWIN 80 for mine. Check my earlier post on the fuselage. Mine got in on 7/27/21 so like about a month ago.
Having excellent luck with the SW60b on my Rebel Hot, very impressed with that motor other than its slower start time than say a KT. VSpeak telemetry is amazing, like having the GSU on my radio
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Donít you love having all the information in front of you.
Old 09-03-2021, 07:20 PM
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Hi,

Could you please post pics of the new kit?? Especially the gear and whatever else looks different?

Thanks!
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Originally Posted by Gary Szetlak View Post
I could not re-use the springs from the original struts, they were very different.
I just got JP's struts for this. The springs and everything are all enclosed in the struts already. So I am really not sure why you would even have to reuse any springs at all?? Maybe JP updated their struts, but your posts are confusing me. Maybe they sent you the wrong struts originally??

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Old 09-07-2021, 04:27 AM
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Originally Posted by ledd4u View Post



Odd type of materials being used. Have not figured out what it is.
Hi

Could you pretty-please post pics of your included gear?

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