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Old Jan 10, 2008, 10:36 PM
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I love this bird. Luckily, you don't need any skill to fly one!
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Old Jan 10, 2008, 11:09 PM
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Is that an EZ*?
Old Jan 10, 2008, 11:21 PM
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It's the WildHawk from HarborFreight. A very good EZ knock-off. Pick it up on sale for 69$ RTF with TX.
Old Jan 11, 2008, 12:51 AM
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Yep I got another one.
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Yep they have the perfect mods, like hidges, and a bigger rudder stock. However the foam is not the Muiltiplex foam. Stock servos seem ok, and the 27mhz radio is good for 27mhz.
Old Jan 11, 2008, 01:26 AM
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I've seen one of these things fly stock and it didn't fly at all like that! You must have done some mods!
Old Jan 11, 2008, 11:28 AM
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I've seen one of these things fly stock and it didn't fly at all like that! You must have done some mods!

Wow, that does fly well. I agree, hard to believe from a $70 RTF plane. Did you upgrade anything?

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Old Jan 11, 2008, 05:53 PM
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Yep I got another one.
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THe stock motor on the one I had was just like the EZ so that one has an upgraded motor in it thats for sure.
Old Jan 18, 2008, 01:17 PM
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Stock motor with a slightly bigger prop - that's why I had to slowly climb back up after each roll. The CG is back a little from where I first liked it. The rudder is extended. I added a thin piece of strapping tape down the center of the under side of each wing. That stops the extra dihedral that normally forms when the wings are loaded in flight. I love this thing, but I'm a terrible pilot.

For an update... It's predicted to be below 0F for this weekend and the Wild Hawk hasn't flown for a few months.
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Old Jan 23, 2008, 11:55 AM
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Great birds. I have 3. One I have been flying for over a year. I just swapped in a Futaba Rx so I can fly with my T4EXA (all other elects. stock). No more glitching or range issues. Like said before though, the stock one is pretty good for park flying. I also have one that I fully glassed (no wing flex at all). It has stock elects. and flies fast and twitchy. It needs a brushless conversion with the added weight, but works pretty good.
The rudder extension is a must, but with it I can get my WH to roll pretty tight. The Easystar suffers from a small rudder as well. Great plane and white Gorilla Glue will keep you in the air for a long time. Mine has lots of GG and epoxy and it still flies like a champ.
Old Jan 24, 2008, 12:53 PM
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I converted my HF Wild Hawk to brushless and use it to haul around a videocam. It's defintely exceeded my expectations for a $60 plane. A flying buddy of mine still flies his with everything stock. Here's a video of him helping his kids shoot touch and goes.

Flying J's stock Wild Hawk (2 min 11 sec)


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