Grumman G-22 Gulfhawk (oz5520)
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Gulfhawk - Radio control scale model of the Grumman Gulfhawk as flown by Major Al Williams. For .61 power and proportional radio control systems.
Quote: "Al William's famous Gulfhawk, the Grumman G-22 has always been the apple of my eye. This chubby little red-orange bipe is a sight to behold in action. The lack of good dependable proportional equipment was the main reason I didn't venture into this project in years past - I'm not the type of guy that pays $500 or more only to watch a beautiful scale ship bite the dust! Then a few months ago I received my EK Logictrol 7 from Harvey Thomassian with the assurance that my rig was thoroughly flight tested, and that if I followed the charging instructions, no loss of signal or glitches would be experienced. Let me say here and now that I have never had a finer piece of equipment in my possession - I was off one and one-half turns on my receiver tuning slug and never lost signal for one moment! Need I say more? Here was the equipment for the Gulfhawk project! After installing the new gear into the Grumman's fat belly, getting all linkages, incidences, and thrust settings properly established, I proceeded to paint and put the final trim lines on the the pipe. I was fortunate in having one of the RC'ers from the WRAMS who actually worked on the G-22 help with these details. The day finally arrived for the Grum-man's first flight. It was the first Sunday of October a beautiful warm day with no wind to speak of, and a clear blue sky with just a few puffs of clouds here and there. I don't know how the wordgot around, but when I arrived at the field, there was a waiting crowd! If I didn't fly that day I think I would have been tarred and feathered..."
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