NOTICE: I am no
longer making or acquiring any parts - once these are gone, that's it.
10 footers - one of a kind
I have my one and only set of factory 10
footers up for sale. In the last 11 years this is the only set like
this I have come across. These are untouched, never sanded or covered. They
have the wing tips and wing rod tubes installed. All you have to do is shape the leading edge
finish sand and cover.
These are a rare find. To
get these I paid $751 + shipping on eBay about 10 years ago... yes, ugh! I will pass these on for
$750 and also include a new rudder root (to make an enlarged rudder), a
copy of my "Hobie Happenings" DVD and Hobie Hawk manual CD. I know this is a
huge amount, but then again I have never seen a set like this since.
The 10 footers were an option for the stock
Hobie Hawk to improve thermaling ability, although many flew these on
the slopes as well. As mentioned above I am including a brand new rudder
root so you can make a larger rudder if you so desire. Making a 25%-30%
larger rudder was one of the best tricks to make the 10 foot Hobie Hawk
behave. Click on these thumbnails for larger photos.
Here is a nice upgrade for your Hobie Hawk - a TITANIUM wing rod. These are made to
my spec's from high quality 6AL/4V titanium
and is much more stout than the stock aluminum one and only 20 grams heavier. The main benefit is that these Ti rods
are much less susceptible to bending and do not gall and get stuck in your fuselage.
These are $29.95 and that includes shipping (cont US). Note:Yes, titanium in expensive!
it has more than doubled in price in the last 2 years!Because of this exorbitant cost,
this is my last batch.
Click on the thumbnail to enlarge:
This will replace that broken dorsal on your Hobie Hawk and get it flying again! Made from polycarbonate
(stronger than the stock ABS plastic). You will need to (carefully!) glue this assembly together using CA glue. To install this on your fuse'
I have a complete step-by-step photo instructions HERE.
Includes: Right half
The dorsal kits are $20 shipped via priority mail (cont. US).
I have a few reproduction Hobie Hawk canopies available. These are made to fit any year/maker
of your Hobie Hawk and will require some minor trimming (at the rear of the canopy).
They are made a bit long intentionally because depending on who made your Hawk (Hobie Model Co., Midwest Inc, Bob Martin or Ross Models)
the nose pod length actually varied depending on how fast the plastic was cooled.
Tintable canopies These are made form the same material as the stock originals and are TINTABLE
using water soluble dye. Price is $29 shipped via priority mail (cont. US). Yes I am sorry, but the price of these has gone up. The butyrate
plastic used to make these is extremely hard to find and expensive!
The canopy comes clear, than you can dye it with Rit dye.
Here is an orange tinted canopy on my SuperHawk.
Clear PET-G plastic a very good replacement, more durable than the stock ones, keeps it's shape better. These
are NOT tintable,
but you can paint them from the inside. $20 shipped via priority mail (cont. US).