Hawker Hind (oz3635)


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Hawker Hind. Free flight power scale model trainer.

Quote: "By popular request, a biplane scale free flight Hawker Hind Trainer. By D Marsh.

THE Hawker Hind Trainer was one of the many derivatives of the Hawker Hart, and it was used extensively for advanced training in years just prior to World War II. When Dave Hughes sent us a photograph (page 180, March issue) showing a free flight model of this biplane, we were attracted by its possibilities. Enquiries brought forth confirmation of an excellent per-formance, so we have no hesitation in presenting this answer to many of our readers' demands.

The model is exactly to scale except for tailplane area, which has been increased for stability. No bracing wires were fitted on the original model, their positions are shown on the plan, and may be added if desired.

Construction is straightforward but owing to the large number of parts (there are 16 formers in the fuselage and 77 ribs in the wings), this is not a model you can put together in a week's spare time!

Flying. The model has been flown with an Amco 0.87 and is currently fitted with Mills 0.75. With these engines, about an ounce of weight is necessary in the tail to get the CG in the correct position as shown on the plan. If the new 0.5 cc engines are fitted, not so much weight will be required. A 9 x 5 in prop is recommended.

Test glide over long grass, if possible. Adjust for diving or stalling with tailplane incidence. Adjust to fly straight by moving the fin; remember you are moving the whole fin, so it will require very little movement to have quite a big effect.

Try the model under low power, ROG is best; adjust power for downthrust and for sidethrust by adding packing between 3A and 3 formers temporarily; later adjust engine on mounting to suit. The original has 3° downthrust and no sidethrust. Fly in large left hand circles.

Complete building instructions are included with each full size copy of the 1/5th scale plan opposite, available price 6/-, post free from Aeromodeller Plans Service."

Quote: "Hawker Hind of D. Marsh. The detail on this plan is stunning. The model presented is for free flight so there has been a slight increase in tail area to improve stability, it has a wing span of 37in and is suitable for engines between 0.5 and 0.87 cc. A comment extracted from the original article is that, because of the large number of parts, the build will be more than a week's spare time. You bet it will be, unless you are a retired insomniac of course! Enjoy the plans and if you do decide to build from them please exercise extreme caution and measure well before cutting."

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