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Old 06-11-2008, 09:58 AM
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hey guys! Its a shame to hear that GP has discontinued the airplane. need to stock up on parts now :0

I am pulling the YS 120 I have in now for a 26cc engine. Wondering what the best fit will be. Any suggestions?
Old 06-11-2008, 10:24 AM
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Just lost mine due to rcvr failure. I got a new one from Tower and this one will have a Mark 180G instead of the previous YS 120.
Old 06-11-2008, 03:31 PM
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Sorry you had problems with your receiver Capt G. Happy to hear you got one of the last ones from Tower. Sure is a great flying airplane. I switched to 2.4 ghz and I really feel comfortable when I'm flying at our club field. Bought the Futaba 6EX and five receivers which are all being used now


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Old 06-15-2008, 02:02 PM
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Hmmmm....

I read what others posted......
Lame.... 1'st that they discounted the plane to 299$

and then to drop it entirely???

I think they shot themselves in the fott by taking too much off to begin with....
this plane has a lot of fetures that would be very painstakingly to make yourself!!!
Wheel pants and trailing edges of the wings.....
I would like to see someone try and mold that themselves!!!!

Had I know that they were taking it off the market I would have gotten another one!.....

Well, now I have 3-Dixt ARF's from them in boxes!!
Giant Chipmunk, Aeromaster, and now the Hawk!!

Bummer...
Old 06-20-2008, 12:58 PM
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Theres a NEW Great Planes P-6e currently on eBay item number 120274500154 current bid is $255. if anyone is interested. Only 2 bids on it so far. auction ends Jun-21-08 15:43:21 PDT
Old 06-23-2008, 11:37 AM
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[quote]ORIGINAL: aubreyinhouston

Theres a NEW Great Planes P-6e currently on eBay item number 120274500154 current bid is $255. if anyone is interested. Only 2 bids on it so far. auction ends Jun-21-08 15:43:21 PDT
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Aubrey,
Thanks so much for the info. My brother was looking for one and bought it.
Steve
Old 06-23-2008, 11:47 AM
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Your Welcome Steve.. To be honest I was thinking of bidding on it but I had already had One and this week I bought a 67 inch ws Royal P-26a kit off RCUniverse AND a NIB laser cut "DeHAVILLAND BEAVER" by IKON NORTHWEST with a 96 in.wing ws off eBay. I need to stay off the internet as I've ran across to many GREAT BUYS...... lol
Old 06-26-2008, 10:08 PM
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Anyone wanting a NIB Hawk?
$370.00 + Shipping
It is by another RCU member (not mine)
I will pass on their information by PM
Thanks,
Steve
Old 07-04-2008, 03:05 PM
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Wow..can't believe it's disontinued. Picked mine up when it first hit my lhs at 535.00 2 yrs ago. Just got it up in the air for the first time last weekend. Man am I ever slow.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6-jmNwS_tQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=olDiHHiwHJI

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Hi Guys

Also finished this bird last week. I have a Saito FG-36 Gasser in it but there is one question that I'd like to know. For the first time i am unsure about the Hawk's neutral elevator position. Can someone post a pic or give me some info about this? Would be very much appreciated.

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I myself always use a little down trim on the maiden flight because you do not want the Hawk to lift off the runway before you are up to flying speed, once airborn, you can trim things out safely.
I use a Zenoah Gasser in mine and the Hawk flys beautiful (reallistic)

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Old 07-09-2008, 01:59 PM
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got the wings joined and the motor mounted on my replacement. The Mark 1.80 was not a good fit so i went with a FPE 2.4.
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Hajo,
I set my Hawk elevator to absolute neutral and had no problems. This plane flies like a trainer, seriously. I was absolutly amazed at the dosile flight characteristics. I am far from a great flyer and feel this is about as easy to fly as our Alpha trainer.
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Old 07-09-2008, 05:13 PM
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Flew mine last weekend for the first time. I put a Saito 220 in it and very happy with the outcome. Unfortunately the motor has been sitting around and needs new bearings. I should have them next week and back in the air shortly after that.
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anybody interested in a new Hawk at about 325. plus shipping. A friend of mine has one
Old 08-08-2008, 04:50 PM
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anybody interested in a new Hawk at about 325. plus shipping. A friend of mine has one
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The Hawk Flew today, Excellent weather, Saito 180, Great Plane!
Should not last long at $325.
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ORIGINAL: aubreyinhouston

anybody interested in a new Hawk at about 325. plus shipping. A friend of mine has one
Is it still available?

Also - did anyone ever sucessfully put a Zenoah G26 in this? I'm still back on page 5 of this thread
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If you look around you can find one. There is one for sale on RCU http://www.rcuniverse.com/market/item.cfm?itemId=421425 guy want $400. keep looking you may find one for less. I wrote to GP that I thought it was a bad choice ending the life on this ARF. Mine is about 40% complete now and I've got a second NIB for Spares.

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Hi Jeff:

Yes, I have successfully mounted a Zenoah G26 in my Hawk last year and I use an APC 17x8 prop. The Hawk flys very realistic and sounds great with no weight penalty. I did mount my battery under the cockpit and it balenced perfect. So far I have probably 30 flights on the Hawk and still going strong. Everyone in my club just loves the way it flys. It's too bad Greatplanes did a number on such a nice plane. To this day, I still cant understand why they dropped the Aeromaster, PT17, Christen Eagle, and so many other good planes. I guess these new guy's are going nuts over this 3D crap, hovering and what ever, things that these classic planes cant do.

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theres one thats on ebay, item 280255180882 , has no bids, auction starts at $300.00 and ends in about 20 hours... Aug-17-08 18:04:42 PDT
Old 08-17-2008, 03:22 PM
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The G-26 would be a great engine for this plane, especially if you use the pitts style exhaust for it. I have a G-38 in mine and absolutly love it. With the G-38, at engine idle I had to do a few things to keep it from creeping so a bit less power and RPM would be a plus. I had to do nothing to balance the plane other than move the battery to the right spot in the wing opening.
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anyone have pics of of a G26 install? I want one bad for mine and want to see how much of the cowl gets butchered
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The cowl is sooo big anything smaller than a Briggs and Stratton should fit
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Not sure if it will be any help but here is the only shot of my P-6E with the G-38, ( no cowl installed). I think I posted closeup pics in another P-6E thread with the cowl installed.
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