Miles Hawk Speed 6 (oz8871)


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Miles Hawk Speed 6. 49-3/4in span semi-scale model of this famous British built sports/racer suits .29 to .40 motors and four function RC systems.

Quote:- "THE Miles family of aircraft have always made very good material for scale modellers, their attractive lines coupled with generous flying surface areas make them ideal radio control subjects. It's only a personal view of course but I feel the 'Hawk Speed Six' was the most desirable machine to be produced by the Miles factory. As the name implies this aircraft was intended for racing purposes, with its snug single seat cockpit and bubble canopy it must have been quite a sensation to pilot an aircraft such as this. In the best Miles tradition the Speed Six was basically of wooden construction, with aluminium cowling and wheel fairings. The power being provided by an inline aircooled engine.
My model version of the Speed Six is 49-3/4in span which makes it about 1/7 scale and is suitable for .29 to .40cu in engines and 4 channel radio. The beefy construction which follows conventional methods make it an ideal introduction to the world of scale flying, this model is not only tough but also fully acrobatic. The only areas of construction that make things any more difficult than a normal low wing type aircraft are the wing root fairings and wheel pants, which do require a bit of care and patience - but the final results make it all worthwhile. So if you are still interested let's get down to your favourite model shop, buy some wood and get the show on the road (or should it be in the air). Just a word about wood, choose your grades carefully and make every effort to keep the rear end of the model as light as possible to avoid having to weight the nose in order to achieve the CG position."

Miles Hawk Speed 6, RCM&E July 1979.

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Miles Hawk Speed 6 (oz8871) by John Grewcock 1979 - model pic

  • (oz8871)
    Miles Hawk Speed 6
    by John Grewcock
    from RCME
    July 1979 
    50in span
    Scale R/C LowWing Racer Civil
    clean :)
    all formers complete :)
    got article :)
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