BAE Hawk (oz12470)


BAE Hawk (oz12470) by Ian Peacock 1985 - plan thumbnail

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BAE Hawk. Radio control catapult glider model, for 2 channel radio.

Note the Hawk and Lightning (oz12469) both appeared in the same article "Catapult Jets" in RM July 1985.

Quote: "BAE Hawk: The Hawk, properly finished (the prototype was built and decorated by Ian Peacock) makes an attractive, but small, model. Those of you with photocopying facilities could enlarge this design if you wished, either for catapult launching or slope soaring. For construction to the size shown on the drawing it is recommended that miniature radio equipment is fitted. Standard size servos will fit but it is important to keep the overall weight to reasonable limits -this fact should also be remembered when finishing the model, an attractive paint job does not have to be a heavy one.

Construction of the Hawk follows the methods used on the HS Gnat (oz12463) which featured in the June issue of RM, together with illustrations of the Hawk construction. Select your wood carefully, light but tough, and plan the R/C installation before you commence building.

Have fun with your Cat-Jets, they are inexpensive to build and free to fly, so why not get a group together to have an hour or two's excitement. Let us know how you get on and any developments you have made."

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I recall a launching 'pistol' in the magazine that engaged the wire hook at the rear fuselage of this and the Lightning.
Marty Hillier - 15/09/2020
See the HS Gnat (oz12463) plan for details of the release gun.
Marty Hillier - 16/09/2020
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