Red Arrows Hawk – Order arrived

I’ve received my Red Arrows hawk. It took a bit of time due to various issues with banks, however I am very happy with Sapac’s communication and customer friendliness.

I’ve made a start on the build. I am installing HET retracts which are somewhat bigger that the SAPAC ones. In hindsight I should have gone with the SAPAC ones as it would have been plug and play. But I had already bought the HET ones so I’m gonna go with them. The modification is going quite well; I’ll have some pictures later.

I bought Hitec HS-82MG’s for the flaps and ailerons. However they are much too thick to fit into the wing. Even the Hitec HS-65HB I have for the retract value seems a little thick to fit neatly into the wing. Will need to see if the HS-65 will fit in.

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