Hobie Hawk from Hobie Cat


The Hobie Hawk is a vintage radio-controlled glider that has garnered a reputation for its exceptional flying characteristics and unique design. Introduced in the early 1970s by Hobie Alter, the creator also known for his innovations in surfboards and sailboats, the Hobie Hawk was designed to offer both performance and aesthetic appeal.

Constructed primarily from balsa wood with a fiberglass fuselage, the Hobie Hawk features a wingspan of approximately 99 inches, making it a sizable glider that commands attention in the sky. Its V-tail configuration is distinctive, contributing to its agile and responsive flight characteristics. The glider is designed for thermal soaring, utilizing updrafts to gain altitude and extend flight times, showcasing its graceful gliding capabilities.

Despite its age, the Hobie Hawk remains a cherished model among RC glider enthusiasts, appreciated for its craftsmanship, flying performance, and as a piece of RC aviation history. Collectors and hobbyists often seek out this classic glider for restoration and flying, as it represents a significant era in the evolution of radio-controlled gliding. Whether displayed as a collectible or flown in the skies, the Hobie Hawk stands as a testament to innovative design and the enduring appeal of model gliding


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Wingspan: 2510mm (98.8 in)
Length: 1295mm (51 in)

Weight: 1134 g (2.5 lbs)
  • Wingspan: 2510 mm (99 inches)
  • Length: 1295 mm (51 inches)
  • Wing Area: 43.23 dm² (670 square inches)
  • Weight: 1134 g (40 ounces)
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