HobbyKing.com New Products Flash Sale
laplap112's blog
Posted by laplap112 | Oct 16, 2010 @ 12:06 AM | 2,076 Views
I am reviewing my brand new 3d hawk. It arrived in a large box and was put in diagonal. No shaking or rattling. When I opened it it was nice and organized.

Here are a few extra things you will need for the build:
Glue
Velcro

I was kinda disappointed to find no charger. But the build took a lot of time and a lot of trouble. The major problem I faced was the control horns. The control horn was only a single layer plastic horn. it was very difficult to glue in. So for the aileron and elevator I used some old Funtana 300 control horns.

I took my first flight at my local school, and it was very windy. It didn't go as well as I hoped. I then went home and fixed the problems and flew it on my street.

UPDATE:
So I went out flying today and when I was flying my aileron servo seized up and my plane came to the ground. I went home and threw on 2 new servo's for the aileron. I also put on landing gear. The landing gear does help BUT taking off is a problem because when you try to take off the plane will stay on the ground.

Pro's:
Durable
Cheap
A lot of extra decals
Nice control throws
Very protected
Has almost everything you need

Con's:
Not so good control horns
A little underpowered
Bad building instructions
No marks for where to insert the control horns (except for on the elevator)

Recommendations: I would say throwing on 2 servo's for the aileron and landing gear. But when doing so you need to put on a more powerful motor and speed control. maybe even a better battery. Also throw up the givin bands for the prop saver, and use a real rubber band.

Over-all
I would definitely recommend this to anyone, its not a perfect plane, but once you get everything fixed it flies great!