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Test Flight Of A Huge 1/2.5 Scale Turbine Jet Rc BAE Hawk Airplane

Originally, this aircraft was developed in the 50s under the name Northrop NF-156F as a cheaper, low-maintenance fighter. The first flight took place on 30 July 1959 instead. For such models was at that time, however, no market. The U.S. Army has signaled some interest to use that type to, but nevertheless it took very long until the F-5 was produced in series.

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It measures 3,80m wingspan and 4,90m long.The RC Hawk has a Wingspan of 3.80 and weights 80kg, and its powered by a JetCat P550 PRO 550 Newton turbine. This turbine is designed for industrial use.

This single shaft Turbine is equiped with a radial compressor ,diffusor , combution chamber , turbine and Exhaust nose. The body of the airplane is made from fiberglass.

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For the full fiberglass kit that is produced in most modern sandwich-vacuum technology, we will have all accessories from the scale landing gear, cockpit, exhaust pipe to the fiberglass tank we can offer everything in field-proven quality. Furthermore, we will round off the kit with all scale accessories and you can choose between the single engine version or with 2 turbines.

The team: Thomas Höchsmann (TOMAHAWK Design) Marc Petrak – Pilot Michael Bay – Bulding crew chief Michael Walzer – Mechanic Danilo Salinetti – Mechanic

Aircraft data:

  • Scale: 1/2.5
  • Wingspan: 3,80 m
  • Lenght of fuselage: 4,90 m
  • Weight (all up): 80 Kg
  • Required turbine size: 550 Newton
  • Wing construction: GFK/CFK
  • Fuselage construction: FRP/CFR