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Old 03-17-2016, 08:33 AM
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Xoar WWII wood 17x8x3 works perfect. idles great, linear transitions, about 8K in the air.
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Thanks, I'll probably give one a try on mine.
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youtu.be:iLhKRQD62o8.

Finally got the maiden flight of my P6-E up on you tube and posting here,only about 14 months late. She still flies great,enjoy.

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https://youtu.be/iLhKRQD62o8
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Congratulation on your successful maiden.
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https://youtu.be/V3s0NytWAsA
Sorry wrong video this shows the whole flight with the landing,my bad.
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Originally Posted by bufordbob
youtu.be:iLhKRQD62o8.

Finally got the maiden flight of my P6-E up on you tube and posting here,only about 14 months late. She still flies great,enjoy.

Bob
Congrats! I am redoing mine with a DLE30 right now
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Everytime I fly this plane I'm reminded how much I love it!

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Nice. Maybe photos like that will get me really remotivated...

I left you guys (well, I think somebody might have been watching ) hanging in January of last year because my built came to a stop - Mr. Cubbison at Keleo decided he didn't want to honor his contract after all, so when he wouldn't finish the exhaust I bought from his original customer, I got frustrated and put this project aside for a while. This spring, I came back to it, and have completed quite a bit that I haven't recounted here yet, as I haven't had time to post. I promise I'll get to it. In the meantime, I've also been teaching myself to weld thin aluminum, so I can complete the exhaust myself (I'm done for good with Keleo).

So more to come...
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Yeah...I have dreams that someday one of those scale exhaust will turn up, and I'll recover, and... Until then, I'll keep flying and smiling!

Cheers
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Mark,
I have a good sized stable full of planes but periodically I fly the P6-E,when I do I don't feel the need for speed or 3D,just cruising by and smiling when she passes down the field,she is a wonderful bird.
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Originally Posted by marksp
Everytime I fly this plane I'm reminded how much I love it!

What a gorgeous photo! I may just have break protocol and start building this plane now! Cheers: Rich
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Originally Posted by RickVB
Nice. Maybe photos like that will get me really remotivated...

I left you guys (well, I think somebody might have been watching ) hanging in January of last year because my built came to a stop - Mr. Cubbison at Keleo decided he didn't want to honor his contract after all, so when he wouldn't finish the exhaust I bought from his original customer, I got frustrated and put this project aside for a while. This spring, I came back to it, and have completed quite a bit that I haven't recounted here yet, as I haven't had time to post. I promise I'll get to it. In the meantime, I've also been teaching myself to weld thin aluminum, so I can complete the exhaust myself (I'm done for good with Keleo).

So more to come...



Rick any progress? i am curious to see yours fly with the 20 and the keleo..
i ended up picking up,a nearly completed unflown p6e from a deceased club members family minus the engine. I didnt look that close but when i got it home lo and behold it has a keleo for most likely a saito 100-120 4 stroke on it.. i have nib g23, g26, and 3 or 4 rcs140s laying around so i am going to use one of them.. i think the 140. would be the easiest to adapt to the keleo
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Hi guys!
How do you think, will the O.S. Max 95AX be good for this Hawk?
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No Sir...not got the larger version......
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why not?
GP has recommendations:
Requires: radio with a minimum of 4 channels and 5 servos & a 2-stroke .60-.91 or 4-stroke .91-1.20 glow or 30 cc gasoline engine.

so my query was mostly about any experience of equipping Hawk with that engine. positive or negative, any tips maybe...
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Originally Posted by nomorelogin
why not?
GP has recommendations:
Requires: radio with a minimum of 4 channels and 5 servos & a 2-stroke .60-.91 or 4-stroke .91-1.20 glow or 30 cc gasoline engine.

so my query was mostly about any experience of equipping Hawk with that engine. positive or negative, any tips maybe...
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BTW nice user name "no more log in" very original,back to your question you should be okay with the O.S. Max 95AX and stock fuel tank 6 to 8 min flight time on a 16oz tank.Fuel burn is based on a 16oz tank I did use the stock tank which is bigger,also I have a DLE-35RA on mine. Proteus_x3
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Thank you, Proteus_x3

I think such amount of flight time would be good for me. For now I'm using Saito .91 engine on Piper J-3 (2000 mm wingspan) and flight time with 320 ml tank is 5 to 6 minutes. And these are very long 5 minutes for me as a beginner pilot

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Old 06-09-2018, 07:58 PM
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Fellow RCer, did you put this Hawk together yet? I have been looking for one and Great Planes no longer has this plane in production. I would be willing to buy it from you if you were interested and it could still be boxed and shipped. You can be emailed directly at "[email protected]". I would appreciate a response. Thanks! John
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my buddy madden his Sunday with an evoltion26 gx2 for power. what a beautiful flying plane. i hope he really enjoy the plane
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Originally Posted by 2walla
Rick any progress? i am curious to see yours fly with the 20 and the keleo..
i ended up picking up,a nearly completed unflown p6e from a deceased club members family minus the engine. I didnt look that close but when i got it home lo and behold it has a keleo for most likely a saito 100-120 4 stroke on it.. i have nib g23, g26, and 3 or 4 rcs140s laying around so i am going to use one of them.. i think the 140. would be the easiest to adapt to the keleo
<ack> Sorry 2walla, I haven't been posting here much lately, and missed this response.

I have made no progress on this since my last post, even though I said I was going to get back to it. My biggest impediment is to become proficient at soldering aluminum pipe, which turns out to be harder to do than I thought it would. I won't make any promises about restart or completion, because I've finally learned the lesson that I hardly ever keep such promises. But the unfinished wing stares me in the face every time I approach the workbench, so someday soon it will bother me enough to do something about it.

Many here claim the title of world's slowest builder, but I live it...
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Hello guys!

Just want to share my electric setup for the Hawk:

Dualsky ECO 5322C-V2 430kV motor
Hobbywing FunFly V5 120A ESC
Some 6S 5-6Ah li-po pack (not decided yet)
APC Prop of 18x10 or 19x10 dimensions


And here is my 3d-printed motor mount. It's printed from PETG, looks great and I hope, will work fine:
(here should be photo, but I "can't post URL's" until I have 10 posts. yikes!)





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Hello nomorelogin

I have my P6E for approximately 6+ years.started with a small motor 80 size with 2 5s batteries to extend flight times, the changed to a power160 motor with a 10 s setup using a 20X10 Xoar prop. Just finished a different setup with the same motor power160 but using 1 6s battery 5000 mac and turning a 24x12E APC prop. The plane is not a 3D plane and I like to fly it with scale speed and maneuvers .
Love to hear your report on it when you fly,I found this plane to be a very relaxing graceful flier.you can see my report on it several years back. I fyou want can send you the page number it is on.
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nomorelogin,
Found the maiden flight of my P6E only 3 1/2 minutes and not great views but she flew very well with only a little bit of trim.

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Originally Posted by bufordbob
nomorelogin,
Found the maiden flight of my P6E only 3 1/2 minutes and not great views but she flew very well with only a little bit of trim.
Thank you bufordbob for sharing your setup and flight video! Nice maiden flight. I hope to share mine when it happens

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