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Old Oct 22, 2014, 11:51 AM
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BAE Hawk 1:7.5 Scale ARF

This build log will review the Phoenix Models BAE Hawk. The model is of all balsa construction and covered in the British Red Arrows demonstration team using Oracover®. The model came double boxed and was free from damage. Once removed from the packing material I was able to assemble the model for a quick look. The model features a very detailed cockpit with pilots giving it a nice finished touch. The kit also comes with servo actuated retracts and a semi scale struts and wheels. The inlet lips, and wheel wells are vacuum formed as are some other trim pieces. The inlet ducting is constructed of fiberglass as is the exhaust tube. There is a photo illustrated construction manual. The suggested experience level is advanced. Recommended power is 90 mm fan and a 6S 5500-6000 mAh pack. Phoenix captured the lines of the Hawk T1 very nicely. The fuselage has all the nice curves of the full size jet. I really like the inlets which are not distorted like most examples of this model. The only thing missing from the model, is the speed brake, which is located on the bottom on the fuselage on the full size jet. Enjoy the photos for now.
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Old Oct 22, 2014, 01:55 PM
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Nice looking model Bob. Like the included gear as well
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Old Oct 22, 2014, 06:42 PM
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Subbed! Sweet jet Bob. This is skylineflyer approved!
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Old Oct 23, 2014, 05:34 PM
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I weighed all the components, weights are in grams
Fuse 707 (Canopy 191)
Wing panels 192/194
Intake ducts 116
Inlet lips 17
Stabs 40/40
Vertical 51
Wheel wells main and nose 16
Wheels and hardware 147
Scale details and trim pieces 68
Wing and stab tubes 61
Fiberglass exhaust 65
Retract units and struts 210
Total 1860 grams/4.57lbs
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Old Oct 23, 2014, 10:42 PM
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where can i pick up one of these
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Old Oct 24, 2014, 05:14 AM
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Here: http://zigirc.com/jdf01-sea-hawk-scale-17-arf-edf-90mm
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Old Oct 24, 2014, 05:28 AM
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Thanks. I will be getting one, looks nice
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Old Oct 24, 2014, 06:31 AM
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Last night I hinged the surfaces and installed the control horns. While not required I drilled a new .062" hole 4mm further out on the control horn, as I did on the Preceptor build. I like using clevis' on my setups and the provided hole is a tad large for my taste.
It's really nice the factory setup the control surfaces allowing the the use of a 6 channel radio using "Y" harnesses. Before glueing the hinges in place use a sealing iron to tighten and seal the film along the hinge line and now would be time to check the hinge slots and adjust if needed. Mark a center line on the hinge slide into the control surface and apply thin CA glue where the hinge meets the wood , repeat on the other side. Once dry slide the exposed hinge into the wing, set the gap and glue with thin CA. A thin applicator tip on your bottle tip allow controlled application of the glue. Repeat for the other surface once the CA has fully cured, flex the surface back and forth a fees times.
To install the control horns use a sharp exacto knife to remove the film covering from the slot on the bottom of each surface. I test fit the control horns which fit perfectly into the precut slots. Remove the horns add 30 minute epoxy into each slot and to the holes predrilled into the mounting tab of the horn reinstall and wipe off any excess epoxy using isopropyl alcohol and paper towels. Set aside until the epoxy cures. When you install the flap horn, install them pointing to the trailing edge of the wing. See photo.
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Old Oct 24, 2014, 07:32 AM
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The servo covers are prepared from the factory. On the side where the servo lead exits the servo I use a sanding drum in a Dremel tool and ground a radius in the gusset. The mounts handle a 26mm long servo you may need to enlarge the opening to suit your servo.
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Old Oct 24, 2014, 11:58 AM
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What's the reason behind the trick on the flap horn facing backward?
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Old Oct 24, 2014, 12:05 PM
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It makes a better linkage setup. Better mechanical advantage
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Old Oct 28, 2014, 10:29 AM
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I continued with the build by cutting the film over the servo arm opening, what I found is that the rudder, aileron, and flap horn slots are misaligned with the servo arms. This will require re cutting the horn slots with an exacto Knife, not hard just a nusiance. You will see in the photos a drew a line with a black sharpie to indicate the width of the opening. Cut a new slot centered on the two lines problem solved, I'll fill the original slot with thickened epoxy flush with the surface.
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Old Oct 28, 2014, 10:32 AM
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Horn slots out of position

I found a minor issue with the control horn slots.
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Old Oct 28, 2014, 11:19 AM
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They probably designed it with a offset ball link in mind. Might explain why the hole in the control horn is to big for any clevis's as well. Just a thought.
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Old Oct 28, 2014, 11:29 AM
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No, they use a 90 degree bend at the horn with a keeper as supplied in the kit.
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