The Skyhawk has a modulair setup, you can completely built the different pieces and join them later to complete the airframe. The wing and tail are screwed to the airframe for easy access to the fan unit and battery access.
The Skyhawk is a n excellent flyer but needs a bungee launch to get going, In comparison with the Skyray it needs a bit more "twang" to launch it safely.
Then it has to pick up speed for a few meters , and then....
enjoy the jet feeling of the Skyhawk with loops and rolls.
With the Plettenberg 200-20-6 and 10 cells 1250mAh it fly's for 3 minutes ok,
With a Kontronik Fun 480-33 and 12 cells 1250mAh it fly's with great authority and speed. The Skyhawk needs a 8mmx7,5mtr bungee with 8kg of pulling power.
The A4 is easy to fly but requires good sight.
Wingspan: 700 mm Length: 1060 mm Weight: 1250 gr
All Formers And Ribs CNC Cut
Unique Tab Lock Design
One Piece Design Easy transportation
Motor/Fan compartment Easy accesable
Battery Access Through wing opening
Wing Area: -- dm2
Wing Span; 700 mm
Flight Weight: Starts at 1200 grams
Wing Loading: 47gr dm2 to 66gr dm2
3 Channel Tailerons & Throttle
Full Size Rolled Cad Plans With All Parts Shown
Vacuformed Canopy and Outlet
paper Intake Tube , Paper Outlet Tube
Control Horns , Steering Cables Ball links
Required to Complete:
3 Channel Radio.
Light weight Receiver:
Light weight Servos: About 9 grams (2x)
Motor: Hetrc edf 2W (3 lipo) or 2W-20(4 lipo)
Speed controller 60-80 amps
Wemotec Mini Fan 480 or Het 6904
Battery: 3S or 4S 3200 lipo
Thick and Thin CA glue
Bungee Launch req.
The A4 needs a 8mmx7,5mtr bungee with 8kg of pulling power.
When finished it's time to set up the fan unit with exhaust tube and speed controller. Just slide it in and be careful with the wiring:
Ready to be mounted to fuselage.
Screw the tail cone tight.
Receiver and battery setup.
Special thanks to Max Zuijdendorp for providing pictures of his Skyhawk (blue in the gallery). Finished in oracover with self adhesive lettering:
3 sheets of self adhesive lettering, the format is A4, the color is adapted to suit Oracover. In the color of the Blue Angels, you only have to print and cut out the sheets yourself.