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Old Jan 20, 2013, 10:28 PM
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Thanks,

As tempting as it may appear to use a chemical stripper, "the juice may not be worth the squeeze" if something were to go wrong.

Sounds like time for a Wet/Dry assortment pack from Ace Hardware
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Old Jan 21, 2013, 10:14 AM
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Check out my HH carbon canopy.
Yeah!

I like it!
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Old Jan 26, 2013, 01:31 PM
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I've had a hobie hawk since the 70s, had a Kraft brick radio in it, still have the Kraft. Somehow I've managed to keep this beauty all these years stored in my garage....
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Old Jan 26, 2013, 09:55 PM
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convert the Kraft to 2.4 with a FrSky DIY module and let her fly free again !

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...IY_Module.html

receivers are cheap too

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...Sky_ACCST.html
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Old Jan 27, 2013, 12:27 AM
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convert the Kraft to 2.4 with a FrSky DIY module and let her fly free again !

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...IY_Module.html

receivers are cheap too

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...Sky_ACCST.html
You are in Irvine, you should know better:
http://www.alofthobbies.com/radio-ge...ry-system.html
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Old Jan 27, 2013, 12:30 AM
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yes, I know, but you have been out of stock at times. sorry.

Buy local if you can
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Old Jan 27, 2013, 02:28 AM
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Yep - running low again.. Very popular since Xmas. More on the way!
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 10:49 AM
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Hey Wayne, the places we use to fly with Hobie are all gone, strands in Dana Point turned into a big housing project that has failed but they flattened the hill and Salt Creek which is now the site of the falling off the cliff Ritz Carlton both places were never legal to fly at and constantly had to hack up the fence to crawl through just to fly, the police would show up every now and then and tell us to leave but that was it.

check out this Hobie Hawk commercial he's flying at Salt Creek
http://youtu.be/s2gaeTxieFc
This video doesn't get old. I flew a HH for many years. Such a unique flying plane which is seen in this video. Can't put my finger on it but there is a tendency, much like a dutch roll, but more like a "rocking" back and forth that you don't notice it until you fly it. I still have my original one I got back in 1974. I also have a newer one that I got back in the '90s from a good friend of mine.

After seeing this again I get the urge to get it out and to fly it. It IS a fun plane to fly for a RE only ship.

Kurt
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Old Mar 02, 2013, 01:12 AM
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Iv'e got two some where !

Hi all after stumbling across this thread, reminds me of the great times I had learning to fly my Hobie at a slope not far from where I lived. I have two of these some where, and I intend to dig them out and restore them, thanks again for this thread, by the way any one have a clue where I could get canopys for these
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Old Mar 02, 2013, 10:06 AM
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Thx-

I can't remember the name on here exactly, but I think it's like " v1vrv2" or something- He does a run of a dozen or so every now and then- search the classifieds, and look for the name that looks like an equation- Hope that helps-
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Old Mar 02, 2013, 10:09 AM
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Ok- here's the guy- but I fear that either; he's done making them, or- hrs due to make another batch... Hope this helps

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...bi+hawk+canopi
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Old Mar 03, 2013, 12:50 AM
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Thank for the info, will contact him, and I will let you all know about the progress of the Hobies, after some time I am getting back to my roots of aero modeling, I.e slope soaring, have just paid for a xmodeles stingray, can't wait to get my hands on that! But in saying that, the days of sitting on the slope, in summer with a lazy, warm southerly wafting up the slope, me with a can of beer in hand(yes we did have the odd one or two) Hobie just gently wafting by, well almost bring tears to my eyes, memories, that was more than 35 years ago!
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Old Mar 03, 2013, 01:15 AM
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I just found the original manual!
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Old Mar 03, 2013, 02:23 PM
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Thanks Kenny aka exciter900rr

She looks great. I brought her down to daves beach last weekend to show her off and everyone was impressed with your job of restoring this Hobie. Now to put gear in it and fly fly fly...
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