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Oct 08, 2009, 12:31 AM
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Look what I have...


The little FedEx man brought me some goodies the other day.
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Nov 24, 2009, 09:00 PM
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foam case for a hawk


I picked up a hawk a few years ago that had never been finished. It's all complete now but desperately needs a foam case to properly stow itself!

Anyone have a broken hawk that no longer needs their foam case?

Jeff
Nov 25, 2009, 05:35 PM
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Jeff,
I have an extra foam box, but it's in really bad shape. (I was going to toss it, that's how bad) I'll save in case you can't find anything else.

Your hawk is going to look funny with wire wheels and struts...

Great seeing you at the masters. Talk to you soon.

John
Nov 26, 2009, 12:06 PM
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The little FedEx man brought me some goodies the other day.
Very cool thread! I had no idea how the original Hobie Hawks were put together. My C- hawk is a bit different. I agree with the flying characteristics you mentioned, It's ready for whatever you want it to do. I would still like to have an original Hawk some day.
Tom
Nov 26, 2009, 12:14 PM
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Very cool thread! I had no idea how the original Hobie Hawks were put together. My C- hawk is a bit different. I agree with the flying characteristics you mentioned, It's ready for whatever you want it to do. I would still like to have an original Hawk some day.
Tom
I'll trade you..
Nov 26, 2009, 10:07 PM
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I meant in addition to mine. After you finish your build, and fly it a few times, you wouldn't even consider trading it. My C-hawk doesn't look like it did when you saw it last.
Tom
Nov 26, 2009, 10:13 PM
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PM me when you guys are going to fly your Hawks, I'd like to meet you wherever. Sunday afternoon seems to be glider time at Kite Hill. That seems to be the day when the pretty floaters all show up, maybe there?
Tom
Nov 29, 2009, 11:39 PM
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Wow. I got about an hour and a half of stick time on my Hobie today (in 2 flights), and I am still buzzing! This thing is really a treat to fly. The local hawks came by to check it out in the sky but they were clearly intimidated by the size of those orange wings swooping around. Landing is interesting, and even hair-raising at times, it kind of reminds me of a fast and slippery version of my old Gentle Lady. Super fun indeed, made my weekend.

I think it would be cool to do a "Hobie Fest", and see a big furball of Hobies all wobbling around together.

Marty
Nov 23, 2011, 06:10 PM
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Well, I think it's time to do another thread, but I'll resurrect this one for that purpose, and keep all the goodies in one thread.

So the build thread has started again, only this time one that has lived a troubled life.
It's not too bad, but bad. After removing covering, and exploring some waves under the paint, I found…. well, You'll see!
Nov 23, 2011, 06:13 PM
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I bet it isn't as bad as mine! (Still stuck in project mode while I muster up the energy to finish it..)
Nov 23, 2011, 06:17 PM
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I bet it isn't as bad as mine! (Still stuck in project mode while I muster up the energy to finish it..)
oh….. really? how many pieces were the wings in at one given time on yours? this one was in a total of 7 where 2 is factory (left and right).
Nov 23, 2011, 06:31 PM
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exciter:

Pictures, please!

Yours, Greg
Nov 23, 2011, 06:37 PM
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oh….. really? how many pieces were the wings in at one given time on yours? this one was in a total of 7 where 2 is factory (left and right).
Yeah, you got me there.. I think mine were in 4 or so.

My fuse had at least 2 breaks. One in the boom with a pretty nasty patch and the more typical ABS tail.


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