What's not to love about the BAE Hawk?
First entering service with the Royal Air Force in 1976, the Hawk has gone on to be the jet trainer of choice for air forces throughout the world and serves as a light attack fighter with many more. The Hawk is also flown by several aerobatic teams including the Finnish Midnight Hawks, Surya Kiran (Sun Rays) of the Indian Air Force, Saudi hawks and, of course the Red Arrows Royal Air Force display team.
Unusually, the Hawk was also chosen by the US Navy as the basis for their T-45 Goshawk carrier based trainer, making it one of the very few non-US developed aircraft to be brought into US military service.
The Hawk that we have here is a very convenient size that doesn't sacrifice anything in the way of performance for that and is available in 3 different versions:
• ARF: Airframe with fan, motor and ESC. (hand launch version)
• PNP: Airframe with fan, motor, ESC and servos. (hand launch version)
• PNP: Airframe with fan, motor, ESC, servos and retracts.
The versions range from the super-simple hand launched 3 channel model with aileron, elevator and motor control and available with or without servos, to the full-house retract equipped one.
All of the versions come with the powerful, alloy shrouded 64mm EDF unit complete with a 2836L 4000kv brushless out runner motor and a robust, 50A ESC ready to run on your choice of 4s LiPo pack and capable of producing up to 1200g of thrust in this sub-1100g airframe. A perfect recipe for a sparkling performance!
The ARF model will need you to buy and fit 4 or 5 9g servos, depending on whether or not you choose to fit a working rudder, while the PNF version is supplied with these servos fitted. Both of these versions are without undercarriage to save weight if a smooth runway isn't available.
The third version of this great little model is also PNF and comes pre-fitted with all servos and has electric retracts installed, complete with working, sprung oleos for ultimate realism.
To complete the scale look, Matra Type 155 SNEB rocket launcher pods are included, as is the nose mounted pitot tube.
In flight the Hawk performs in a very scale-like manner with no bad habits, whether taking of from a runway or hand launching and looks every bit the pedigree it is!
Finished as XX263 in the colors of the RAFs No. 4 Flight Training School this Hawk is sure to become a firm favorite however you choose to fly it.
• Accurate scale outline
• Quick to assemble
• Powerful fan/motor combo pre-fitted
• Pre-installed ESC
• Compact size
• Great performance
• Authentic paint scheme
Channel: 3~5 Ch
EDF: 64mm (included)
Motor: 2836L 4000kv Brushless out runner (included)
Max RPM: 60000
Power: 850W (10 sec) 800W (constant)
ESC: 50A (included)
Flying Weight: <1100g
BAE Hawk airframe
64mm EDF unit w/2836L 4000kv Brushless motor
Your own RC system (4Ch min)
Battery: 4s (14.8V) 2200~3300mAh LiPo
Servos: 4~6 9g servos (<13g if using metal geared)
Electric retracts (optional)
my advice to any one that is going to buy one of these jets spend the extra money and buy the pnf full house with everything because you will eventually want the retracts the atf you still have to buy all the wiring to set the elevators a hand launch is just not good enough overall a nice jet be very carefull when unpackaging the wings and elevators because if the sticky tape touches these parts it take the paint straight off i know i did it