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Old Sep 21, 2014, 10:26 PM
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Hawkeye 1700 PC Coated EPO FPV Plane 1700mm (PNF)

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Has anyone had a chance to buy and fly their Hawkeye yet. I am waiting for mine to arrive. I am not a fan of the camo scheme but I will just paint over it. I like the body really more than anything else and the fact that one can fold the wing. If it is anything like the Skywalker line then it should be a great flyer.
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Old Oct 09, 2014, 12:58 AM
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I received mine today; 75% / 100%
-Camo theme definitely not my preference. I prefer white or gray.
-Hinged wing kind of cool but could lead to failure from the hinges.
-Not sure what a wing skid is doing under the fuselage but it will break on first landing.
-Both left blind nuts on the fuselage for the left wing was filled in with glue. It took me an hour to clear the threads.
-Motor cowl does not provide enough cooling vent.
-Boom is made of aluminum not CF.
-Boom should have had a slit instead of a slot to pass the elevator and rudder servo wires.
-Boom must be glued in place and cannot be made removable as there is no provision for it.
-My vertical stabilizer came leaning to the right by 5* I had to heat the rudder fin to set it straight.
-Lack of manual.

Other than what I have mentioned above I give this plane 75%.
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Old Oct 13, 2014, 10:25 PM
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-Does anybody know the CG on this plane?
-Also the total length of this plane is 1233 mm from tip to tip. I have my fpv equipment and a Turnighy 4S 5000 mAh shoved all the way to the nose but it is still tail heavy.
-Can I just shove the tail boom in to balance the plane out?
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Old Oct 29, 2014, 05:58 PM
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CG of the plane of course is 33% of the wing cord OR 3" OR 76.2 mm from the leading edge just 5 mm from the ailron servo wire channel. What lead me different is the fact that the plane specifics says that it requires a 4S 14.8V 4000+ mAh LiPo pack for power. Not exactly true. I had a 4S 5000 pack and the rest of my equipment up front and it was still VERY MUCH tail heavy. I had to put another4S 5000 pack just to achieve the right CG.

While I am sure it will fly, it is now too heavy for my liking. I have of course corrected the few things that I had listed from my first post that the HK QI missed.

Other things I don't like about the plane is the foam. It is not contact cement or GOOP friendly like the rest of my fleet. BEWARE - THE FOAM WILL MELT.

To this date I have not seen a single video post on the Hawkeye. I am almost done on my painting and hopefully soon enough a maiden to follow.
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Old Oct 29, 2014, 11:45 PM
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The completed makeover and build of my Hawkeye
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Did she fly after all ?
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Old Jul 29, 2015, 11:28 PM
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-Does anybody know the CG on this plane?
-Also the total length of this plane is 1233 mm from tip to tip. I have my fpv equipment and a Turnighy 4S 5000 mAh shoved all the way to the nose but it is still tail heavy.
-Can I just shove the tail boom in to balance the plane out?
If I meet designer of this plane, I'll say
hm......hm.....hm.... Are you OK? Take it easy
I believe that there is something what you can do....
You can get the another job

I know it is not easy... my experience, you may use monkey spanner at the front of canopy without light-repairing
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