|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|
|All servos||As supplied either, Blue Bird BMS-101DMG, Ripmax SD100|
|Receiver *case removed||Spektrum AR6260*, AR6100e, AR400, Futaba R6004FF*, FrSky X4R, Orange DSM2 compatible, Jeti Duplex R5, Multiplex Mlink RX-6-DR Light*|
|Battery||CSS 1S 300 mAh LiPo, HyperFlight 150 mAh 4.8V NiMH|
|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: Gary MHawk 1m DLG RTF
A beautiful little plane. Ordered Monday, arrived safely Wednesday and finished today. Struggled to get the MPX RX 5 slim in as rudder servo was restricting space. Discussion with Neil suggested that I'd probably be o.k sans rudder, so out came the rudder servo. Perfect fit now for battery, the three remaining servos and the Rx. Needed 10 Gms of ballast to balance at 55 mm behind L/E. Very thin strip of carbon fixed into rudder hinge slot prevents rudder movement, after removal of torsion spring. Looks so smart, can't wait to get it flown. Looking at Neil's front page support banner for Ukraine makes me so sad, all this lovely engineering comes from the various cottage industry there. I have lots of Ukrainian friends built of over many years of free flight modelling adventures. I will leave you with tonight's response from friend Vasyl in besieged Kharkov " Dear Gary. Yes, we're alive. We are scared but brave. Still on line to talk to the world. For now anyway". Pray for them all, please.
Review by: TomNice, but...
Nicely built dlg, goes together well. Needed 20g of lead in nose to balance, servos could have been installed further forward to help this so not great and aileron servos don't centre very well as tubes seem sticky.
Flys well, but, would be better without the extra nose weight.
Review by: Andy MittelbachHAWK RTF
Great service well packed came without battery so I emailed and battery came next day . Very impressed with overall quality. Just need to fit my receiver and get out there . Can't wait.....
Review by: Anthony MarquartHawk DLG build
As the other reviews state, the packaging and shipping are second to none. The servos are installed and placed properly. Linkages are all set up except for the rudder and it's 90% there. One thing is a bit tricky, the loop on the elevator pull wire is inside the opening of the fuse. Without being told this it appears you need to pull the servo and set up it up again.. DON"T DO THAT! I almost did until Neil set me straight. (very patient guy by the way) pull it out with a little hook or something and you will understand. Over all the pre build on this is very good.
It is a DLG and the fuse is very small. Be mindful ordering batteries and use a micro receiver. I had to add alot of weight, 10gr, to get it to balance.
Overall the build quality is A1,. hard to wrong with this DLG
Review by: Steve JonesGreat Product
I am based in Southern California and I ordered this DLG as soon as it came back in. Glider arrived very quickly and extremely well packed with no damage. Installation of servos and control lines was really helpful as this has such a tiny space for all the electronics. Highly recommend this supplier they are great to work with and very careful in ensuring the safety of their products during shipping. Haven't flown it yet but hopefully this weekend!
Review by: RayHawk RTF DLG
Excellent packaging and delivery. On assembly slight niggle with ailerons not centering. Modify pushrod for better alignment. Very nice DLG, superb flyer.
Review by: Micky
Excellent packaging and superb quality... Easy to assemble waiting for some good weather.. Thanks Neil.
Review by: DanHawk
What a superb little dlg. Excellent construction
Prompt delivery with great packaging. Servo failed but Neil replaced no problems.
Review by: Stuart
First encounter with a 'proper' DLG. Was attracted to the Hawk because it was complete, no building required. This was a great way for me to see how it was to be done, without the worry of having to improvise with a kit, now there is a great reference to see how best practice looks, much more confident in purchasing a kit now.
The Hawk is beautiful finished, everything wanted. A great size for keeping in the van, wonderful fit and finish. Graphics are great and very helpful as the underside flashes are very different to the upper surface design, orientation will be much improved over the plain all over colours I'm used to. As a relative newcomer to DLG, the overall experience is of a plane that will be a cherished. Not had a flight yet, waiting for conditions to be better for initial set up, confidence is high.
Neil is a cracking chap and a joy to ask questions to, none of the monosyllabic yes or no answers many of us have become accustomed to. A passionate and knowledgable man who clearly has probably forgotten more that I know. It's a comfort to purchase from a person who has such knowledge and passion for his products. Never once felt like a pest for asking questions and feel confident I could ring and ask anytime and he would very likely be interested and motivated to put me on he right track. Highly recommended, wonderful plane and a special buying experience that will lead to a long time association for sure. Thank you Hyperflight.
Review by: ESCarbon RTF Hawk
Bought another carbon RTF Hawk as a back-up ship....Arrived well boxed and undamaged, as expected from Neil...Red on carbon, on top of wing...Bright green stripes underneath....All set up now ready for service when called upon!!!
Review by: ESTwo glass Hawks!!!
Flight report on our two glass Hawks.....CG 55mm...They seem to fly just as well as the carbon jobs, although the carbon ship hangs a little better in the heat above the grass...This next week I'm gonna fly it along the small sand berm on the beach in Huntington Beach, CA...Should be good!!!
Review by: ESTwo glass Hawk RTF's
Our two glass Hawk RTF's were shipped from England on a Thursday and arrived in our grubby hands in the USA mid-day the following Monday, boxed beautifully and in excellent shape...The SD100 servos in these are larger than the BB101's in our carbon jobs, so the AR 410 receivers have been de-pinned and servo lines soldered directly to the board...That big goofy capacitor was taken off the receiver board and epoxied behind the servos, under the wing area, with a couple of lines running to it...The receiver board fits nicely on top of the front servos with the battery in front of that, in the nose, and the balance is spot on!!...Waiting for better weather here to have a fling!!...Thanks again Neil
Review by: Adam CooneyNice model, bad shipping
The build quality of the model was great. Unfortunately, when my Hawk arrived the package had been smashed and the fuselage was broken and the wing was dented by the same event. I was able to repair the fuse and Neil offered to give me a partial refund. His customer service and support after shipment was great despite the challenging situation.
Review by: ESTwo Hawk SC RTF's!!
Ordered two carbon Hawk RTF ships....Got here to the USA in under a week and boxed nice...no damage...Came with the HyperFlight 150mah NiMH battery which fit nicely in the nose...We (My girlfriend and I) are using Spektrum AR410 antenna-less receivers with the covers off, which fit nicely behind the servos and halfway under the leading edge of the wing...balanced nicely at 55mm from leading edge without any additional weight...These things are perfect for the small parks and schoolyards we have around here and they thermal very well, especially the low level heat coming off the grass!!...I ordered two more RTF ships, glass ones this time, to fly the beach and small slopes and cliffs along the shoreline, as well as our local RC field where there isn't any grass, so as not to scratch or ding up the beautiful carbon jobs, which are "Grass only" flyers!!....These things are a blast, we are having too much fun!!!....Thanks Neil