Our Hawk features:
- Schuebeler DS-51 Fan
- Lehner 1940-12HA
- Hyperion 90 ESC
- Hyperion G3 4200 8S 35C Lipo packs
- JTM Retracts
- JTM Oleos with Wheels
Building the Hawk was a joy. All components have a superb fit and the high prefabrication of this model basically means you only need to fix your servos, fan and radio and you are ready to go.
The total weight ready to fly is 3.8kg. With the power supplied of by the DS-51/Lehner combination the plane performs beautifully in the air.
This is a picture of the retract position of our model. As the CG is at 115mm from the forward wing mount, the retracts could be installed a little bit further forward, making it easier to hide them fully in the wing.
Some info on the design of the full size plane:
The Hawk is a tandem two-seat aircraft and has a low-mounted cantilever monoplane wing and is powered by a non-augmented turbofan engine. The low-positioned one-piece wing was designed to allow a wide landing gear track and to enable easier maintenance access. The wing is fitted with wide-span, double-slotted, trailing-edge flaps for low-speed performance. Integral to the wing is 836 litre (184 imp gal) fuel tank and room for the retractable main landing gear legs. Designed to take a +8/-4 g load, the original requirement was for two stores hardpoints but it was designed to fit four hardpoints by Hawker Siddeley.
The fuselage design was led by the need to get a height differential between the two tandem cockpits, this enabled increased visibility for the instructor in the rear seat. Each cockpit is fitted with a Martin-Baker Mk 10B zero-zero rocket assisted ejection seat. The centre fuselage has an 823 litre (181 Imp Gal) flexible fuel tank. The two-shaft turbofan Rolls-Royce Turbomeca Adour engine is fitted in the rear-fuselage with inlets on each side above the forward wing roots. A ram air turbine is fitted just in front of the single fin as well as a gas turbine auxiliary power unit above the engine. The forward retracting nose landing gear leg is fitted in the nose.
The air brake, located under the rear fuselage.
The Hawk was designed to be maneuverable and can reach Mach 0.88 in level flight, and Mach 1.15 in a dive, thus allowing trainees to experience transonic flight before advancing to a supersonic trainer.sIts airframe is very durable and strong, stressed for +9 g, but the normal service limit in RAF service is +7.5/-4 g.
Watch the video of our maiden flight…….
Disclaimer: The aileron throws we used where much to much……hence the high roll rate and overcompensation during take off.