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Old Jan 08, 2005, 05:26 PM
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Yippee!
New Park Hawk 2 and Slow Hawk 2

The new Kinkade Park Hawk 2 and Slow Hawk 2 are now shipping!

Shipments are going to HobbyTechnik dealers with backorders first so if you have an order placed with a dealer it will be filled soon.

These second generation models have several refinements and improvements including:

Park Hawk 2 -

* Superior flight performance on just 2 Lipo cells.
* Very stable even at very slow flapping speeds
* New sleeker and slimmer fuselage with new head design
* Heavy duty gearbox bearings with additional pinion gear support bearing
* Velcro battery mount system for easy adjustment or replacement
* New Fusion 380 ball bearing motor with replaceable brushes standard
* New motor mount allows outrunner motor upgrade without modification
* Super strong and rigid ball bearing wing hinge system standard
* Designed for Hitec HS-56 servos ( or HS-55's)
* 90 day warranty against defects
* Price: $219.00 without battery

Slow Hawk 2 -

* Has all the same new features as PH2 above
* Has reduced wingspan from original Slow Hawk for better control
* Modified wing planform retains super slow flight capability
* Handles wind better
* Easier to transport
* Price: $249.00 without battery

I have photos but they are too large to upload to this forum.
I will have to reduce them somehow and try to post them later.

Sean
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Old Jan 11, 2005, 08:15 PM
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Old Jan 14, 2005, 05:35 AM
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The new wing hinge bearings on the PH2 and SH2 are like the ones on the Yard Hawk. Their dimensions are 3/8" O.D. flanged with a 1/8" bore.
The entire wing hinge assembly was redesigned when these bearings were implemented so the new parts won't exactly retrofit onto your model unfortunately.

If you have the old Slow Hawk ball bearings which were 1/4" O.D. with an 1/8" bore it may be possible to retrofit new parallel bearing plates with the larger bearings but I'm sure you would need to be handy with a Dremel rotary tool. I'll have to look into the matter on one of my older birds to see what can be done.

It is a Slow Hawk or parrot that you're referring to right?

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Old Jan 14, 2005, 03:00 PM
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and according to Sean we may even receive some of them in Scandinavia very soon - there are some 'happy flappers' here who are really looking forward to that - all is forgiven Sean
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Old Jan 17, 2005, 09:21 PM
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To increase hole size for bearing- DO NOT ATTEMPT DREMEL TOOL - rather use a unitbit (looks like an ice-cicle and goes typically from 1/8" to 1/2")
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Old Jan 17, 2005, 11:28 PM
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I said it could be possible to implement the new parallel bearing plates with the larger bearings.
This means you would need the new plates with the larger bearings. The larger bearings fit the new plates so there would be no need to alter the holes.
The Dremeling required I spoke of would only be to make new slots in the fuselage for the new plates to slip into. I would never suggest using a Dremel tool to enlarge bearing holes either.

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Old Jan 24, 2005, 02:24 PM
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==The new Kinkade Park Hawk 2 and Slow Hawk 2 are now shipping!==

Nice! The improvements sound great. According to Nathan's site, he's out of all of these and doesn't anticipate getting more for months. Are they available anywhere else, or are they in short supply everywhere?
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Old Jan 25, 2005, 08:08 AM
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That is actually NOT what it says on The Ornithopter Zone's web site. Please allow me to clarify. We HAVE been receiving Slow Hawk 2 and Park Hawk 2, and shipping them to customers on our waiting list. Depending on the rate at which we receive future shipments, it may, or may not, be a long time before we get caught up on all of our back orders.

This might not make a difference for new customers, but it makes a big difference for customers already on our waiting list - most likely you will not have to wait several more months. Please read the announcement on our web site for more information:

www.ornithopter.org/store/slowhawk.info.html

Because of the waiting list, anyone who wants to get ahold of a new Slow Hawk 2 or Park Hawk 2 should order it now, to hold a better position on the waiting list. That will be the quickest way to get one.
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Old Jan 25, 2005, 09:46 AM
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I see, so you are getting some in but a new order will likely not be processed for months due to backorders. If I read your site correctly, the only way onto the waiting list is to pay in full in advance and wait for an undetermined amount of time for the order to be filled? Looks like it's a seller's market right now!
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Old Jan 26, 2005, 01:26 PM
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Yeah it could take a few months or more for new customers. I only wanted to clear that up because we are making progress on the waiting list. The reason for our full payment in advance policy has to do with the way our shopping cart software works: the computer is unaware of inventory so it automatically bills your card even if the item is not in stock. We have another batch of Slow Hawks on the way here right now. If Sean manages to gear up production a little perhaps we can get out of this perpetual waiting list situation.
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Old Feb 09, 2005, 02:15 PM
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which (park hawk 2 or slow hawk 2) has a better gliding ability and which is recommended as a beginner ornithopter for a newbie?
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Old Feb 09, 2005, 09:59 PM
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Here's a comparison chart:

http://www.ornithopter.org/store/specs.html

Sounds like the Slow Hawk would be better if you're interested in gliding ability.
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