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Keith Mitchell
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FlyEagle 1:4.5 Hawk

Postby Keith Mitchell » May 23rd, 2012, 9:46 pm

My Hawk got it's third flight in today ...... Very nice - and so smooth.

So pleasant after a 'challenging' test- flight last week when, amongst other things, I got a flame-out on the second circuit but got it down safely. Somebody up there was watching over me .......!
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Re: FlyEagle 1:4.5 Hawk

Postby Paul Holt » May 24th, 2012, 7:33 pm

One of my favourite Military Jets, and an excellent model Keith. My late father worked on the design of the Hawk, he was an aerodynamasist at BAe Brough.

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Re: FlyEagle 1:4.5 Hawk

Postby Keith Mitchell » May 28th, 2012, 9:58 pm

........ well your old pop certainly got it right, Paul!

And FlyEagle have certainly got it right with this one. As all who fly jets know, Hawks have got a 'bite' and will certainly let you know if you get the speed too low in the turns, or - as experienced in my otherwise thoroughly enjoyable flight at Longhorsley yesterday - will give you a little 'nip' at the bottom of a loop if you're a little heavy-handed on elevator and haven't got a bit of power on .........
K.

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Re: FlyEagle 1:4.5 Hawk

Postby Paul Holt » June 1st, 2012, 4:12 pm

Any chance of seeing this at Elvington this year Keith?

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Re: FlyEagle 1:4.5 Hawk

Postby Keith Mitchell » June 1st, 2012, 7:44 pm

Paul Holt wrote:Any chance of seeing this at Elvington this year Keith?

... all being well, yes ....
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Re: FlyEagle 1:4.5 Hawk

Postby Dave Cooper » June 2nd, 2012, 9:14 am

Hi Keith

I'm new to jets - did you find the cause of the flame-out ? I need to learn about these things !

ps also found the same handling quirk on my PC Flight Sim' - just added more "thrust-to-weight" so the lower throttle settings leave more rpm on. Don't know if this will work in 'real life' mode though...
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Re: FlyEagle 1:4.5 Hawk

Postby Keith Mitchell » June 2nd, 2012, 4:30 pm

Dave Cooper wrote:Hi Keith

I'm new to jets - did you find the cause of the flame-out ? I need to learn about these things !

ps also found the same handling quirk on my PC Flight Sim' - just added more "thrust-to-weight" so the lower throttle settings leave more rpm on. Don't know if this will work in 'real life' mode though...
Dave C


....... a shard of F/G stuck in the main clunk. Always, always wash-out new tanks to make sure you ain't got any swarf in 'em!

Yes, you can set a higher idle, but fuel consumption goes up if you want to keep a high level of residual thrust. Again, you can take all the precautionary measures in the world, but it's what you do in your 'noggin' that matters most ....
K.


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