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**SPECIAL NOTICE ABOUT ALL ORIGINAL HOBIE HAWKS: I do NOT recommend using ANY of the original servo push rods due to their age - THE GLUE THAT HOLDS THE ROD ENDS CAN FAIL! At a minimum they should be completely taken apart and re-glued! Better yet is to use the old ones as templates and make new ones out of carbon fiber rods!**
Near PERFECT Factory Hawk with ONE issue.
Fuse: Factory painted, near perfect with a slight scuff on the bottom nose "landing skid". The ONE ISSUE with this plane is the elevator bellcrank in the dorsal is broken. If you are going to display this Hawk, nothing required. If you are going to fly this plane you will need to replace the dorsal and bellcrank using THIS PROCEEDURE (dorsal and bellcrank assembly included).
Tail Feathers: Factory covered trans-yellow, rudder has a small puncture repair in the coating, nearly invisible.
Comes with: Outer box (note one missing end flap), original styro box, original push rods**, Manual (on CD ROM), hardware pack with wing pins and tow hook, original canopy (already tinted "Bronze-Gold) RARE Kraft Factory "brick" servos, wiring on/off switch and battery (which will need to be replaced if you fly).
This is one of my collectable planes I have decided to
part with :-(
NEW IN THE BOX! SOLD!
Wings: Uncovered with wing tips and roots factory installed. Some light sanding may be required.
Fuse: New primered and unpainted with uncut nose pod. Will need sanding a slight filling at seams.
Tail Feathers: Rudder has been covered with trans-orange covering... this looks to be as much as they did on the kit and stopped. Elevators uncovered, roots and tips factory installed. Some light sanding may be required.
Comes with: Outer box (note missing end flaps), original styro box, original push rods**, Manual (on CD ROM), hardware pack with wing pins and tow hook, original (tint-able) canopy, two small original Hobie Hawk stickers.
This is one of my collectable planes I have decided to
part with :-(
This is an EXCELLENT Hawk I got from my friend Tony - maker of the SuperHawk:
Tony's description: Selling one of my last Hawks in my collection.
This is a restoration
project that only needs
filling, paint and
covering. I don't have
time to mess with it so
if you want a kit plane
you can choose your
paint scheme and
covering. The plane is
"naked" so you can see
all the substructure in
the pictures and you
know what your getting.
New in box versions of
this plane sell for
$600. This will make an
Wings are in very good
condition. They were
Trans orange and were
stripped off like the
tail peices. No
structural damage on the
major portion of the
wing. The only repair is
to the right wing
trailing edge and one
outboard rib. Micro CF
strips have been placed
between plywood layers
to repair a couple
stress cracks and are
stronger than the
original plywood. No
weird wifferdills in the
trailing edge, its
straight. See pix. One
far outboard rib was
cracked and neatly
glued. Should not be
visible when covered.
If I did not already have too many Hawks I'd be holding onto this one... don't let this one pass you by, great plane at a great price!
NEW IN THE BOX! - Classic "Hobie Orange"
Wings: Basically perfect. This is a Factory pre-covered ARF kit. It has been sitting for 25+ years so there are a few areas with a minor wrinkle or loose covering, but if you have a heat gun and iron these wings will come back to life easily. You will need to check the washout anyway. One note about the wing incidence pin. Somewhat often you need to correct the wing incidence between the two wings, Hobie's solution was to re-drill the wing and re-set the wing tube - a huge pain. Rather than re-drill the wing I choose to instead "tweak" the incidence pin with a slight "s" bend. That is the case with this hawk. There is a better explanation of what I do HERE.
Fuse: Uncut, as new, however like just about every Hawk out there of this vintage it has crazing in the paint at the mid-fuse joint - Crazing are little cracks that form due to the flexing of the plastic nose pod under the paint. There is a faint craze line at the dorsal seam as well. This is very typical. The only planes that escaped this were the ones stored inside a house that was air conditioned and heated. Includes original factory orange tinted canopy (note: There are some tape adhesive marks on the canopy that need to be scrubbed off).
Tail Feathers: As like the wings, basically perfect with a possible wrinkle or loose spot in the covering.
Comes with: Original styro box, original push rods**, original manual, original hardware pack with two original Hobie Hawk rudder stickers.
This is one of my collectable planes I have decided to part with :-( The last one I saw on eBay in this same condition went for $621
Custom, one of a kind Hobie Hawk kit with RG-15 airfoil.
That's right, this is a one of a kind Hobie Hawk. The wings were custom built by my friend Tony, the builder of the SuperHawk.
Wings: One of a kind custom RG-15 airfoil with same ply over blue foam construction as originals, but with carbon fiber laminate in the trailing edge - this is the first place a wing would break from a simple stiff weed puncture... no more! These wings take a stout 3/8" CF joiner rod (included). The craftsmanship is incredible, BETTER than original Hobies... check out the CLEAN routed rib bays - sweet! These wings are a one of a kind!
Fuse: The good: It is un-flown, nose pod un-cut, I've already bored it for the 3/8" CF joiner rod and it's structurally perfect. The weird: I have no idea what the deal was with this fuse'. It looks like it was used for practice painting. You can see the original primer with what looks like a spray can job over it and it is all flaking off. It will need to be stripped and re-painted... but underneath is a perfect fuselage! Note: The wings and fuse have been re-aligned by me using THIS method.
Rudder: Excellent, near perfect, covered in white.
Elevators: Structurally look perfect, but the white covering has a few puncture patches. Recovered, these would be perfect.
The Box: The styro box is pretty cool, it has been covered in some great 70's vintage wall paper which has helped protect it on the outside - cool factor+++
Comes with: The plane described above, the box, all rods and pins, the Hobie Hawk manual on CD ROM and a NEW tintable canopy. NOTE: You will need to fabricate a set of push rods - I can sent you dimensions.
Project Hobie Hawk
Right Wing: This is an new old stock meaning it is original, never used. It will need the brass insert tubes and wing tip installed (supplied by me) Then, sand and cover. Wing is discolored by age, but structurally excellent.
Left Wing: Basically a near perfect wing. Just touch up and tighten the covering and you will have a perfect wing. If you choose to cover the uncovered wing in the same trans yellow covering you will have half the job already done.
Fuselage: Structurally excellent. Previous owner installed a new dorsal. New looking original canopy. Original Kraft "brick" still installed. The paint is chipping and because of the dorsal replacement the fuse will need to be stripped and re-painted.
Rudder: This is a built up copy using an original hinge root that is about 10% larger than original. This was one of the best tricks to better handling for the Hobie Hawk. Structurally sound, but needs to be stripped and recovered.
Elevators: Both need to be stripped and recovered. One is structurally excellent, the other has been damaged and needs one of the brass pivot tubes re-aligned, glued back in and re-finished.
Overall this could easily be made into a "9" plane with some work. The biggest assets are the nice wings and sound fuse. The larger rudder, even though not original, is in my opinion a bonus.
I'll include all the pins and rods as well as the Hobie Hawk manual on CD.
Here is a real BEAUTY... a "10"!
This is a Hawk that is 95% restored. The only thing left to do is prime and paint the fuse and install your radio equipment.
Right Wing: this panel is a 10. Structurally perfect. New trans orange covering. Beautiful!
Left Wing: This panel is a 9.8 A very minor expertly done trailing edge repair. New trans Orange covering. Beautiful!
Fuse: This fuse has been completely rebuilt from the ground up. New un-cut nose pod so you can cleanly install modern gear. New dorsal assembly. Two puncture repairs near aft of trailing edge area, expertly repaired with f/g cloth from the inside not a structural issue in the least. Completely stripped bare. Ready for primer and paint. I intentionally did not paint it because some like a white fuse, some like to paint it the same color as the covering. Now you can decide.
Rudder and Stabs: All a "10". Awesome! New trans orange covering.
Also included: Original styro box, Original push rods**, Original bronze/orange canopy, NEW clear tint-able canopy, Hobie Hawk manual on CD ROM, all rods and pins.
This is one of the Hawks in my collection I have finally decided to part with. They do not come along very often in this condition, very nice and I always miss a plane of this caliber when I sell one. Build this one for show, or to fly... just don't crash this beauty!
Here is a Hawk that with a little TLC will make a great flyer.
Fuse: Tinted canopy in fair+ condition (needs some clean up). Nose pod has cut-out for old large Kraft Brick. (you will need to make a "deck plate" to install your new servos. Paint fair over all, with the usual crazing of the paint in the pod/mid-fuse joint area with some flaking at the wing rod sleeve area. Dorsal area looks great.
Left Wing: Structurally looks solid. It will need a covering repair or re-covering.
Right wing. There is some damage and possible repair to the wing rod tube area. Looks flyable as is, but I have not removed the covering - possible repair needed.
Stabs: Very good condition, one stab need a minor "hanger rash" hole repaired.
Rudder: Looks like it's been repaired before and the covering is torn so it will need to be checked out. I will include a new rudder rood/hinge just in case you need it.
Also included: Original styro box, All rods and pins, Hobie Hawk manual on CD and my cool "Hobie Happenings" DVD.
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