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Old May 18, 2012, 09:47 PM
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Can someone help me identify this?


Found this today, seriously in a box in a barn. I would appreciate any information anyone can give me on it, and would like to assign a value to it. Thanks in advance,
Michael
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Old May 18, 2012, 09:52 PM
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It looks like a hobie hawk!
Old May 18, 2012, 09:53 PM
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I'd give you $100 bucks for it.... It's a Hobie Hawk. You'd be lucky to get $100 for it. So I'd take it off your hands.
Seriously, look in the sailplane for sales and see what these go for. You'll probably be shocked. Ebay sometimes has crazy bidders that will run these up quite high also. Last one I had sold for $385. Some go for more, some for less. It usually depends on the condition. That one looks pretty nice. I've never seen an all white one like that. .You might be surprised what the foam crate itself would sell for also. Good luck with it.
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Old May 18, 2012, 09:58 PM
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Old May 18, 2012, 10:03 PM
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Yep..It's a Hobie Hawk! Make sure it's only the 8' wing! I got mine for $200 but I feel like I stole it! $300-$500 seems to be the norm! Good luck!
Old May 18, 2012, 10:09 PM
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Found this today, seriously in a box in a barn. I would appreciate any information anyone can give me on it, and would like to assign a value to it. Thanks in advance,
Michael
If you keep the plane you will either love it or hate it. Do a search on Hobie Hawk and read up on the threads.

I got mine in 1974 for $100. My Mother thought I was crazy! My Dad loved it. Because I learned on it, I found it to be a really enjoyable flying plane. Some will disagree.

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Old May 18, 2012, 10:24 PM
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Helmet...check!!!
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Old May 18, 2012, 10:34 PM
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That one looks like it maybe the long wing one ..if it is aound $500 and up if it is as nice as the photos look like it is ...One super flyer if you fly it as it was ment to with some speed to it ....Keep it moveing and you will love it ...
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Old May 18, 2012, 10:43 PM
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hawk. good find
Old May 18, 2012, 11:06 PM
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Hmmm....I wonder why the 8' hawk is more sought than the 10' wing...?
Old May 18, 2012, 11:07 PM
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A priceless find. A superb flying machine, period.
Old May 19, 2012, 02:20 AM
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Hobie Hawk


Yea, this is a Classic plane. I have a Carbon verson make in the Russian states, but they are no longer made due to Epoxy Poisoning of the workers.

Funny.. I went to Naperville North my Junior year of High School. Has that town changed.... What hasn't the past 30 + years now!

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Old May 19, 2012, 03:14 AM
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Found this today, seriously in a box in a barn. I would appreciate any information anyone can give me on it, and would like to assign a value to it. Thanks in advance,
Michael
Michael you have a classic '70's vintage 8' span Hobie Hawk sailplane.
If it is truly in as good of shape as your pictures show (no repairs or breaks),with foam carrier & manual..300.00 to 500.00.
Found in a box in a barn? Oh Puhlease.
If you need the instructions they're at
http://www.hobiehawk.com/hhmanual.html
If you fly it,remember to keep the speed up (as relative to other floaty thermal planes) and keep the tail higher than the canopy (if it's rigged correctly the root TE will be very low on the fuselage.The airfoil chord line not the fuselage, denotes the level flight mode).
Nice picts too.
Skies.
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Old May 19, 2012, 03:19 AM
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Hmmm....I wonder why the 8' hawk is more sought than the 10' wing...?
I think flynut may have meant don't sell for 8' prices if it is a 10'.
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Old May 19, 2012, 09:15 AM
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I think flynut may have meant don't sell for 8' prices if it is a 10'.
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Yes, that's what I was getting at! Photo looks like a long wing. If it happens to be a Super Hawk (10' wing) then, of course, it's worth "a bit" more!!

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