|Hawk / Light Hawk DLG Specifications|
|Wing span||1.0 m||39 in|
|Wing area||10.9 dm2||169 sq in|
|Length||72 cm||28.2 in|
|Flying weight from||120 g||4.2 oz|
|Wing loading||11.0 g/dm||3.6 oz/sq ft|
|Centre of Gravity||54-56 mm from wing leading edge|
|Controls||Ailerons, elevator, rudder|
|Hawk / Light Hawk DLG Typical Weights|
|Fuselage||15.0 g||0.5 oz|
|Wing (glass)||60.0 g||2.1 oz|
|Wing (carbon)||52.2 g||1.8 oz|
|Fin||3.1 g||0.1 oz|
|Tailplane||3.6 g||0.1 oz|
|Accessories||7.1 g||0.3 oz|
|Total structure (carbon wing)||81.0 g||2.9 oz|
|Glue, mounts etc||2.0 g||0.1 oz|
|Receiver||5.0 g||0.2 oz|
|Tail servos||9.0 g||0.3 oz|
|Wing servos||9.0 g||0.3 oz|
|Battery||10.0 g||0.4 oz|
|Noseweight||4.0 g||0.1 oz|
|Flying weight||120.0 g||4.2 oz|
|Recommended R/C-nano gear only|
|Elevator & rudder servos||Blue Bird BMS-101DMG, Blue Bird BMS-101HV, Hitec HS-40, KST X06|
|Aileron servos||Blue Bird BMS-101DMG, Blue Bird BMS-101HV, Hitec HS-40, KST X06|
|Receiver *case removed||Spektrum AR6260*, AR6100e, AR400, Futaba R6004FF*, FrSky X4R, Orange DSM2 compatible, Jeti Duplex R5, Multiplex Mlink RX-6-DR Light*|
|Battery||150 mAh 4.8V NiMH, CSS 1S 300 mAh LiPo, Ytong 1S 380 mAh LiPo|
|Hawk / Light Hawk Control Throws|
|Rudder||10 mm each way|
|Elevator||8 mm up / 8 mm down|
|Ailerons||6 mm up / 5 mm down|
|Thermal 1||2 mm down|
|Max thermal||4 mm down|
Review by: Alistair ISatisfied customer
By no means an expert on DLGs but very impressed with this model. I do know a bit about carbon fibre and the build quality is 1st rate. Was a bit daunted when I received the model with no paperwork at all (a basic instruction manual might help the brand a bit?) but there's plenty of build info online. I chose to stack the Bluebird servos in 2 layers and tape and glue them to the plate/servo tray supplied with the kit. I then drilled through the bottom of the fuselage and plate and used nylon screws and nuts to hold the servo tray in place. This means I can remove the servos for adjustment. Many of the online builds involve permanently installing the servos with glue or tape which doesn't seem sensible to me. I've flown the model 3 times now in local London parks and hooked into a few thermals, which was immensely rewarding. This evening I managed to discus launched the glider and transmitter which resulted in a pretty solid crash but with no damage to the airframe (a bit to the transmitter though). I suspect the extremely low weight helped here. Last observation is the model seems to be extremely sensitive to CG and I'm not sure I've fully dialled that in yet. Great toy!
Review by: ōystein BachTop quality DLG for a good price
The plane is of top quality when it comes to construction and build quality. Be aware that you need the smallest servos you can get. My only negative mark to this plane is that the fuselage is so small that need the smallest servos money can buy and it helps if you are a surgeon. An easy way out of that is simply to but the recommended BlueBird servos and follow the youtube videos about building.
And the service from Hyperflight is just awesome.
Review by: STRHawk DLG
Every positive review about this company is 100% the truth! They are top rate. A couple guys and I were talking at the field here in Texas. All of us agreed and only had nice thing to say. Oh, the plane is good too. I have bought two of them. Itís not a beginnerís plane, but once you know a little about whatís going on with DLGs itís a lot of fun to fly in light air.
Review by: AnonymousHawk 1m glass dlg
Excellent product and quality. Super fast international shipping
Review by: PetaHawk glass DLG
The seller provides great service, perfect communication. The model came quickly and was well packed. There was no damage to the model. Model processing is at a high level. I have the model just before completion. I ordered the glass version, the weight so far is just under 130gr.
Review by: GSHawk 1m DLG
This is a Command Reserve Hawk....When all else fails, I'll build this and fly it!!!....and commanding service from Neil to boot!!!!
Review by: DaveHawk Carbon DLG
Hawk arrived well packed with no damage. Assembled with radio without adding any unnecessary weight. Only 3 light weight servos. Had to add a small amount of nose weight to get CG right. All up flying weight was just over 130 gm. Model was nicely finished when arrived. Flies nicely. Little bit tight for putting in radio in nose.
Review by: Gareth HughesHawk DLG
Having flown the pants of my Elf I thought I'd move up to a DLG with ailerons + rudder/elevator. I've yet to build the Hawk but the build quality is amazing and as usual it was delivered in a couple of days in a bullet proof box! As soon as the Bluebird servos become available I'll get it built and flown & will post an update!
Review by: ESHawk SC
Bought a Hawk SC for a friend that lives on his sailboat in San Diego harbor...He flies small electric stuff in the parks around there, so I figured he'd like this little DLG...He is a hands on jeweler by trade, so he had no problem installing and hooking up everything...rather enjoyed it!!...First flights he reported that the thing was way too fast for him, he had the CG too far forward....I suggested 55mm....and now he's becoming a thermal master!!...Another satisfied Hawk owner....It got here in Southern California in 4 days in excellent shape...Thanks Neil!!!!
Review by: ESTwo glass Hawks!!!
Just snapped up to more Hawk RTF's...This time they are glass....These are for flying the beach and slopes, and our local RC field, where there isn't any turf...sort of a "beater" Hawk!!...Our carbon Hawks are for the village green only...Having too much fun with these!!!
Review by: ESTwo Hawk SC's!!!
Bought two Hawk SC RTF's in green on black, one for me and one for the girlfriend, beautiful ships!!!...Got her plane trimmed out and she's flying it well...On my 2nd gentle hand launch to check the glide, it flew into a bump at about 2 feet altitude, I spun it around and up it went!!...Very happy with this purchase!!....I just ordered another SC for a friend....he'll get a kick out of it!!!....Thanks Hyperflight!!
Review by: AnonymousNice Plane fast delivery
Fast delivery by hyperflight with fair shipping costs. The Hawk is a nice little plane with a very good quality. A building manual would be nice for DLG beginners. But there is no problem because it is less work to do and all the other informations are available at the internet like this tutorial: https://youtu.be/NvHncTRI_8I
I use 4 KST X06 servos at 2S240mAh Lipo which are perfect at elevator and rudder but not so good at Aileron because of bad gear backlash. Receiver is a Frsky GR-X6.
My throwing heights are about 35m without any wind which is more than enough to find some updraft. The Hawk shows every movement of air but it follows the stick input perfectly.
Review by: Herb ReichHawk Light
This is just a follow up on my previous review. The Hawk light has now been completed. Building the Hawk was straight forward and having only basic building skills posed few problems. There are some excellent articles re the build on RC Group.com
My configuration is as follows, 2 stacked Blue Bird HV at the rear for the ailerons and 2 Blue Bird HV in line towards the nose activating rudder and elevator. The receiver (LM 6Ch SH DMS2 compatible) is located at the top of the rudder/elevator servos. Battery is a Nano Tech 2S 300ma placed forward. I opted for a 300ma battery to save weight even so a larger battery could have been accommodated.
My setup followed the recommendation put forward by Hyperflight with a CG of 53-54mm, this CG setting proved adequate however my personal preference is a slight nose heavy setting. Adding 5gr of lead beside the battery gave me that in flight behaviour at a new CG of 55-56mm.
In flight the Hawk is agile and responsive and penetrates well even in winds up to 11knots. All in all I am delighted with my purchase.
Review by: Stjernswšrd Carl-AdamLight Hawk or Nightmare Hawk
In my opinion really poor design regarding the space for the electronic. No instructions on how to be able to squeeze in the markets smallest servos and still barely any space left for the batteries. Save your money on this model, donít buy it!
Review by: Herbert ReichHawk Light
Exquisite workmanship. As on previous occasions the process of ordering has been effortless. The Hawk Light was well packaged and delivery to Australia was made within 7 days. Building has now commenced and soon the Hawk will join the gaggle consisting of the Auri and Malibu.
Review by: MonkeyFlyerFantastic kit
The finish quality of this plane is unreal.Straight forward build, incredible flyer. Will be getting the full carbon version as soon as it is available.
Review by: Andrew DaleHawk DLG Order
I ordered a Hawk DLG glider from hyperflight.
The model arrived the following day and was packaged very well. The model quality is excellent and Iím looking forward to the first flight.
Excellent service and will use again soon, probably for a 1.5m design.
Review by: LMMMGABeautiful object
Beautifully designed and constructed. Flying weight 111g with no ballast required, FrSKy Rx, Blue Bird Servos and the Radient 400mAh LiPo. (Carbon version.) cg 55mm. It is all a tight fit that needs planning, but it can be made to work.
Review by: AronHawk
The solid package arrived within one week in Germany very well. The quality of the Hawk is very good. It launches high. It can also be flown on the slope, because of the thin wing. Thanks to Hyperflight.
Review by: JohnSmall but perfectly formed
Beautifully made and ultra light air-frame. Very tricky to fit 4 servos, battery and Rx so needs a lot of patience, trial and error. Not flown yet but no reason to suppose there will be any problems from the model.
Review by: Thomas PetersenFragile yet strong
First of all, great service at Hyperflight thanks. This is a small fragile plan. A bit difficult build. There is very little room for servos, batt and receiver. There is no manual for this plane which I would have loved to have had. Flies great, can handle tough landings. Itís definitely worth the money.
Review by: Ludovic
Perfect, fast and spot on service ! Neil kept aside my order during the week time it took to pass through my bank security check for international bank transfers. Many thanks !
Beautiful manufacturing for the price !
Hawk not mounted/tested yet, waiting for christmas electronic gears ;o)
Review by: Marc
great! this little DLG are perfect!
nice finish and easy build
Review by: ROMAN JAKäEHawk DLG
Excellent DLG for the price. Very good service from Neil Stanton .
Review by: MarekHawk dlg
Thanks for fast service.
Glider is really nice.
Review by: Russell doveHawk dlg
Hawk arrived well packaged and delivered quickly as allways.
The quality of the hawk is brilliant .
Launches high flys well. Itís an amazing dlg if you thinking of buying one donít hesitate there amazing for the price .
I love my hawk and fly most of time.
Build was nice and easy little bit fiddly getting servos in fuse. Would highly recommend .
Review by: Paul EllisGreat service
Ordered Hawk DLG and then the servos for the Hawk. Both times service was very quick. Will be using hyperflight again for further purchases.
Review by: Terje LindtveitAmazing!!
Got this along with a set of 4 BMS-101DMG's within a week of purchase, shipped in the EU. Extremely fast and good service! With no previous experience building a kit or DLG's with good performance, this was kind of a leap. I recommend going through the forum threads before you start going if you're new. With limited time this summer i skipped all the good advice on throwing the stuff included out. And with care it seems everything is still working well for the moment. Servoes are working ok for me, nothing special but price is right i guess. Flying at 54ish mm Cg, 125g RTF (380mah 1s). Wondering if you'd be better off with a 1.5m but budget holding you back? For a beginner (in dlg) like me this will probably have all the performance needed for me to grow for a long time. Climbs well, launches good and goes well for its size.
Review by: Dave WebbAmazing little ship!
Ordered this and had it in hand in just over a week. The larger high performance 1.5m birds were just a little out of my price range so this fit the bill. You definitely need to have a grasp on building models before you attempt to put this one together. The quality of this plane is amazing. The fuselage is designed to be just big enough to hold the required equipment, so be prepared to dry fit everything to make sure you get the layout and CG right. Enough about the technicalities, she flys great. It signals lift very well and has a broad speed range. Time to land just drop the flaperons and sheíll float right into your hand. Would love to get the all carbon version soon.
Review by: Carsten
A super lightwight small DLG in excellent quality. There is limited space in the nose, so it is a good idea to check the RC groups forum for details.
Review by: Rick Lfast shipping
I ordered it on Friday last week and got it on Tuesday. I live in Colorado. Quick shipping and well packed.
Review by: Andreas
Very lovely small glider! Fast shipping and very well packed! THX
Review by: Robert BeswetherickHawk 1 meter
Outstanding craftsmanship, fantastic price. Research it BEFORE buying electronics as there is VERY limited space. 5 Stars.
Review by: PhilippeHawk DLG
The shipment was very fast (even on French Post side !!!). The packaging seems to be able to resist severe events. All the hardware inside was in perfect condition. The assembly of the Hawk is in progress, it is definitely not for a beginner. Lot of help to be found in the links proposed by Hyperflight. A building manual would however be welcome, even a very simple one.
Review by: JustinExcellent DLG
I ordered the glass version as my first DLG and assembly was relatively straightforward. I found that 2/1mm carbon tube and 0.7mm piano wire made much smoother push-rods than those supplied in the kit so probably best to order these items along with the kit. I used 4x BMB-101DMG servos, an FrSky RX4R and 1S 260mah lipo. All up weight around 116g.
She flies very well, I've had a couple of afternoons in the park and several good flights despite my lack of experience.
I've been informed that Hyperflight do have spare parts available which is reassuring to know as the fin/stab are quite delicate.
Review by: DonFantastic flyer
Great 1m class DLG. Glider flies fast when it needs to, and good energy retention.
Bought the glass (not carbon) version, came in just under 118g with 4 Dymond D47's, Frsky G-RX6 and 2S 240mAh battery. Could shave a couple grams by removing servo connectors and Rx pins, plus switching to carbon should get well under 110g. Fuselage is a little tight so it takes a bit of planning to get everything in right.
Review by: Andreas MuellerLovely DLG-no spares
Just started building the Hawk enjoying part quality and fitting. For month I have tried to first get some spares e.g. fins, rudder to stock for some potential damages. Sadly this bird seems not supported with spares ...worldwide! Consequently you may have to consider buying a second one which, considering price, may make sense the most.
Review by: taanasHawk miniDLG
I was able to get a thermal immediately after adjustment. As the center of gravity got in front, we are planning to re-adjust the lipo.
I liked the design and bought it, but the quality of painting may be low somewhat.