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Old Nov 29, 2014, 10:59 PM
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"5EZPx2" McDonnell Douglas A4E Skyhawk

Or what the boys at MCD' called Heinemann's Hot-Rod after her designer Frank Heinemann.
I roughed this one out a month ago and with Thanksgiving over I completed her, then glide tested her this afternoon. I hope to maiden her tomorrow if the rain holds off and the Wind is predicted to be 10 to 15 mph. Not optimal but manageable.
Here is her glide test done in a 5 mph wind was it Not the best due to the wind.

Skyhawk Glides (2 min 20 sec)


I chose to model the the two seat "E" variant.
SHe is 48" long with a 32" wingspan and is powered by a Grayson Hobby SMJv2 spinning a 6x5 prop with a 50A ESC and 2200mah 3S Li-Po and a three channel setup ( Ailerons and Elevator only for now).
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Old Nov 30, 2014, 02:36 AM
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One more Great One to you growing hanger Bob !!! Cheers
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Old Nov 30, 2014, 07:55 AM
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That's great! Cant wait to see it fly!
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Old Nov 30, 2014, 04:33 PM
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That's great! Cant wait to see it fly!
Wait no more here is her maiden attempt.
SKYHAWK MAIDEN ATTEMPT (2 min 51 sec)

I need to redo her elevator and try again.
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Old Nov 30, 2014, 04:34 PM
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One more Great One to you growing hanger Bob !!! Cheers
Thank You Sir!
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Old Nov 30, 2014, 09:08 PM
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A4E SKYHAWK DOWN (4 min 50 sec)
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Old Dec 03, 2014, 10:51 PM
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Ed Heinemann designed the A4 Skyhawk at Douglas aircraft for the NAVY in the early fifties. She first flew 22 June 1954. The boys called her "Heinemann's Hotrod".
"HEINEMANN'S HOTROD" (9 min 18 sec)
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Old Dec 06, 2014, 12:10 AM
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A4E SKYHAWK SORTIE IV (7 min 0 sec)
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Old Dec 06, 2014, 12:11 AM
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SKYHAWK SUNSET (10 min 40 sec)
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Old Dec 13, 2014, 12:04 AM
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Skyhawk Speedbird (3 min 43 sec)
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Old Dec 21, 2014, 12:02 AM
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SKYHAWK SORTIE IX (6 min 27 sec)
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