Red Arrows Hawk – Back in the air 5S flight

Success! back in the air after a pretty long time of being grounded. I got some 5S 4000 mah batteries and now it can easily get off the ground ( from grass ). With a bigger nose wheel it does do it on 4s but its very borderline.

It flys great on both 4 & 5s but takesoffs are far too hairy on 4s.

On 5s it pulls 75amps, thats with the stock Sapac motor + housing but with a Wemotec rotor. ( I had trouble getting a replacement rotor in the UK after some FOD issues ) The rotor & motor were dynamically balanced so it runs really smooth.

A bit after half way through the video where the jet is rolling up to the camera.  The nose strut is the original non dampened version.  You can see how much it bounces.  That strut will no longer be used.

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