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Old May 02, 2007, 09:44 PM
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Winter Project, newest Houston Hawk

I finally maidened my HH last Saturday up here in beautiful Jackson WY. This bird flew right out of my hand, one toss to check the glide path, then right up on the winch, straight like an arrow, Awesome to say the least
Well worth the effort, built according to Jacks detailed instructions.
Attached some pictures. National Forest property, wide open, about 7000 feet ASL. Thermals were fantastic, perfect for test flying.
So Long
Erich J.
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Old May 02, 2007, 10:01 PM
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Erich, that's a fine looking Hawk. It will reward you with many hours of soaring delight. Come see us next time you get to Houston.
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Old May 02, 2007, 10:07 PM
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Beautiful! Top-notch finishing job! I'm waiting for the day when a full HH kit is available...
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Old May 02, 2007, 11:18 PM
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Beautiful! Top-notch finishing job! I'm waiting for the day when a full HH kit is available...
DITTO!!! A magnificient looking machine. Well done!
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Old May 03, 2007, 08:12 AM
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Erich, that's a beautiful HH and it sounds like a great first flight, congrats. You must have one of the most beautiful flying fields on the planet. I learned to ski mostly at Jackson, love that area. Also lots of very nice people too.
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Old May 03, 2007, 11:43 AM
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I'm in love.
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Old May 03, 2007, 01:16 PM
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Hey Erich. Like seeing your HH so much, am going to finish mine. Built the wings 2 years ago. Never made the fuselage, hate working with a ready made glass fuse. Have plans for a wood fuse of the same size, so will start that shortly. Thanks to your photos.

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Old May 03, 2007, 08:52 PM
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Houston Hawk

To all,

Thanks for all the nice replies, I am flattered to say the least.
ARF's are nice and quick, but the satisfaction of building can't be beat!!

Thermals!!

Erich
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Old May 03, 2007, 08:57 PM
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Hey Erich. Like seeing your HH so much, am going to finish mine. Built the wings 2 years ago. Never made the fuselage, hate working with a ready made glass fuse. Have plans for a wood fuse of the same size, so will start that shortly. Thanks to your photos.

erich

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Interesting, originally from where??

I was born & raised in Switzerland, but live over here for 30 + years.

PS: Get this bird built and get it flying, amazing model!!

Erich
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Old May 03, 2007, 09:10 PM
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Erich,

That has to be one of the best looking Hawks to date. Glad it flys well for you. It's still the most gratifying thing I've experienced in modeling to see others enjoying my designs and benefiting from the advise given to me by those that taught me many years ago.

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Old May 03, 2007, 09:38 PM
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Erich,

That has to be one of the best looking Hawks to date. Glad it flys well for you. It's still the most gratifying thing I've experienced in modeling to see others enjoying my designs and benefiting from the advise given to me by those that taught me many years ago.

Jack Womack
Thanks Jack, it sure turned out nice, covering took me almost a week, but the effort was well worth it. What's next?? Anything on the drawing board??
Now I get the itch for more building.

Take care!
Erich
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Old May 03, 2007, 11:55 PM
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where does one find a set of plans for the HH? Nice job.

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Old May 04, 2007, 08:12 PM
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where does one find a set of plans for the HH? Nice job.

Kurt

Kurt,
You can find what you need at: www.mandsmodels.com
Check it out
Good Luck
Erich
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Old May 04, 2007, 08:42 PM
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Thanks Erich... sweet!!!!
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Old May 05, 2007, 08:19 PM
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The guys in Forida are not in business, contact Mark Miller at http://www.isthmusmodels.com/ for the Houston Hawk.

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