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VFS-214_Hawk
10-09-2005, 05:16 PM
Well sort of......

The link is for my friend Harry's test flight of his 82% scale Curtiss P-6E Hawk. Powered by a Chevy 383 Stroker direct drive.

There is a smaller airplane in the background with a louder 85hp engine that sometimes drownds out the chevy's sound.

Enjoy

------>Test Flight (http://media.putfile.com/EditedVideoHawk21_000194)<---------
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http://x10.putfile.com/10/28120212177.jpg
http://x10.putfile.com/10/28121404536.jpg

VFS-214_Hawk
10-09-2005, 05:16 PM
Well sort of......

The link is for my friend Harry's test flight of his 82% scale Curtiss P-6E Hawk. Powered by a Chevy 383 Stroker direct drive.

There is a smaller airplane in the background with a louder 85hp engine that sometimes drownds out the chevy's sound.

Enjoy

------&gt;Test Flight (http://media.putfile.com/EditedVideoHawk21_000194)&lt;---------
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http://x10.putfile.com/10/28120212177.jpg
http://x10.putfile.com/10/28121404536.jpg

jarink
10-09-2005, 05:35 PM
Nifty! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

I love the talons painted on the wheel spats...

VFS-214_Hawk
10-09-2005, 07:18 PM
I made a vintage version here:

Vintage Version (http://media.putfile.com/EditedVintageVideoHawk21_0002)

Blottogg
10-10-2005, 05:12 AM
Congratulations to Harry. He no doubt put A LOT of work into that biplane, and it shows. Looks like it handles pretty nicely, too.

One question though. Direct drive? Doesn't that spin the prop a little too fast?

VFS-214_Hawk
10-10-2005, 03:15 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Blottogg:
Congratulations to Harry. He no doubt put A LOT of work into that biplane, and it shows. Looks like it handles pretty nicely, too.

One question though. Direct drive? Doesn't that spin the prop a little too fast? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Direct drive but the pilot controls the power with the throttle. Full throttle only allows 3,100 rpm in cruise flight. Static rpm on the ground is 2,400 rpm. No gear reduction box is needed. However, if it did have one, good god at the power....but the airplane is only designed for 250hp.