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Sep 08, 2012, 08:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Captain Ron
I've had my Wild hawk in its box in the closet for a few years now. It was one of the planes I learned on. I've checked in on this thread quite a bit but only recently did I decide to modify my Wild hawk. It's like a new plane that I basically put together with used stuff I had lying around. I am more than happy with how it flys now! Night and day difference from the stock underpowered brushed setup. I sure can't wait to fly it again. I think this is going to be one of those always take with me to the flying field type of planes.

Here's what I used:

Don's Wicked Jr. park pusher (2200kv)
6x4 prop (produced 175 watts at only 15 amps during static tests)
no name 25amp esc
Turnigy 3cell 2200mah 30c lipo.
Cut ailerons into the wings and installed a used set of servos I had from a crashed EDF jet.
Extended the elevator and rudder control surfaces with scrap depron.
Stock elevator and rudder servos.
Hobbyking R410 OrangeRX 4 channel receiver

Future plans:

Maybe flaperons if I can figure out the mixing on my DX7
I might try out an rctimer 2212-06 2200kv motor that I ordered. Not sure if there will be a difference since the kv is the same.
Fly it until the wings fall off. Rebuild and fly some more!

Yea baby she looks and sounds GREAT
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Sep 28, 2012, 09:21 AM
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Just noticed HeadsUp has the Jr Hawk back in stock.
This is identical to the Wild Hawk except for the colors.

I have a Jr Hawk and I think the yellow is easier to see.
Sep 28, 2012, 12:58 PM
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Hey and one of my favorite hobby stores is selling it. They must have just started. Need to see if they have the ARF version as well.

Sep 28, 2012, 01:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Russ The Flyer
Hey and one of my favorite hobby stores is selling it. They must have just started. Need to see if they have the ARF version as well.

HU sold them when they first took on the GWS line.
They stopped carrying them when their price increased.
I'm glad to see they have them back.
Nov 09, 2014, 05:30 AM
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Just bought this plane for $30 off craigslist

Wonderful first plane, I had to give it some expo and it's less jumpy. Came with a spare set of wings. I painted it because it was all faded. added my rx and battery and was flying, the previous owner upgraded the motor to brushless and 40 amp esc.

Bixler from Harbor Freight (3 min 15 sec)
Last edited by Demo7; Nov 09, 2014 at 06:33 AM.
Nov 25, 2015, 03:34 PM
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Wow, didn't think this thread was even going yet. Still have my Wild hawk and still fly it every weekend. I still have it 100% stock. Still flies like a dream and still gets amazing altitude and soars forever. love this plane, wish they still made it
Nov 25, 2015, 09:16 PM
R.I.P, Aardvark.
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Wow! Congrats. I still have my Wild Hawk, slightly modified with flapperons, replacement servos, and lipo, but still stock ESC and motor. Haven't flown it in quite a while, but it still is flight worthy.

Lots of other similar layout planes have filled the trainer niche, including the Hobby King Bixler.

You've resurrected this thread after just over a year!

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