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#1 lmopar69 Mar 29, 2009 09:44 PM

My Red Tailed Hawk
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I been playing with my new CNC machine and decided to design a "bird" type plane. They look pretty cool so why not.

So, here is what I have come up with. 1.9lbs EPP foam, 46" span, V tail controls, and hollow airfoil with a CF spar. Power is an AXI 2208-34, 3S 1320 lipo, 8x4.5 folding prop (in the video) and HS50 servos.


before paint:

Red Tailed Hawk (1 min 18 sec)

After I painted it:
Radio Controlled EPP Red Tailed Hawk (2 min 20 sec)

#2 brn-grose Mar 29, 2009 11:13 PM

Laine, that's a great looking bird....will you paint it up in 101st colors ?


#3 lmopar69 Mar 29, 2009 11:41 PM

Thanks Brian. I could paint it up like that I guess, time will tell what I do for paint. The wife wanted me to make the 101st Airborne Div. Screaming Eagle (she calls it the puking chicken), but I decided to make it more "hawkish".


#4 brn-grose Mar 30, 2009 05:34 PM

I hope to see it fly at SEFF !! are you bringing your big wing ?


#5 lmopar69 Mar 30, 2009 06:20 PM

It will be at SEFF for sure. I might be using the Hawk for the full contact combat!

The big SRT/10 will be there. Hopefully I'll have it ready to fly again too. Gotta get the landing gear fixed up.


#6 TommyB Apr 01, 2009 02:05 AM

Nice looking red tail Laine. I've always wanted something like this and it would fit in well here in PA, lots of red tails. This guy took a squirrel out of my front yard last fall. Kinda scary 'cause my do isn't much bigger than a squirrel.


I'll keep an eye out for when these go into production...

#7 sgtdirt Apr 01, 2009 04:44 PM

is the machine yours?
very cool if it is. take a pic of it (very interested).

what software are you using to design?

#8 lmopar69 Apr 02, 2009 12:38 AM

Yup yup, all mine Dirt. So far I have been using Cad Works. Its been more than sufficient so far. Eventually I'll step up to a better program if I need it.


#9 XtremeWingRC Apr 05, 2009 11:13 AM

Love it man!! That thing looks fun. As i said on youtube, you can swoop and catch rodents now! Sweet!!! what do you feed your new pet? HAHA


#10 lmopar69 Apr 05, 2009 06:56 PM


Originally Posted by XtremeWingRC
...what do you feed your new pet? HAHA

LIPOS!! What else!

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