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dillontobin

Re: Hover-Air Hoverhawk HA5 Whereabouts
« Reply #15 on: Jul 17, 2015, 3:02 am »
not much really .all i was told was that it spent most its live in scotland and was used for coast guard if thats true or not im not sure  .and that it came to ireland in 1996

Philip

Re: Hover-Air Hoverhawk HA5 Whereabouts
« Reply #16 on: Jul 17, 2015, 3:06 am »
I'll be back home next week and give you a call .Is that the craft that was further down rthe Blackwater?

dillontobin

Re: Hover-Air Hoverhawk HA5 Whereabouts
« Reply #17 on: Jul 17, 2015, 3:11 am »
no not the same one that one was the one from waterford.this has not run from about 1998 was used only twice in ireland. never by myself

Donal

Re: Hover-Air Hoverhawk HA5 Whereabouts
« Reply #18 on: Jul 19, 2015, 1:22 am »
Hi Dillon if you ever decide to sell her give me a shout I'm in westmeath nr mullingar. Shanksfirefly@gmail.com. I missed out on one that sold near Southampton on eBay a few months ago. Or if anyone has one for sale get in touch ... Cheers Donal

Paul Newland


Gary Firth (Gazza)

Re: Hover-Air Hoverhawk HA5 Whereabouts
« Reply #20 on: Sep 10, 2015, 1:15 pm »
a lot of work for little reward.

John Carter (jchovernut)

Re: Hover-Air Hoverhawk HA5 Whereabouts
« Reply #21 on: Sep 17, 2015, 10:16 am »
How's their performance?  Three engines!!
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Kip

Re: Hover-Air Hoverhawk HA5 Whereabouts
« Reply #22 on: Sep 17, 2015, 3:19 pm »
Any one got a very long barge pole?
Totally agree with Gazza. Just look at the weight apart from other factors
Kip.
Ps, JC , I appreciate you may not get the barge pole reference
Lets hope the best of our yesterdays are the worst of our tomorrows

Sorcha

Re: Hover-Air Hoverhawk HA5 Whereabouts
« Reply #23 on: Sep 17, 2015, 4:56 pm »
My current build is pretty close to the size of that thing, After looking at the stats for it, I'll stick with what I'm building.  I have over an inch more hover height, top speed is about what I am expecting to get, & weight, mine is anorexic compared to big Bertha in that advert.

Can I borrow your barge pole Kip  ;D

PepperPerformance

Re: Hover-Air Hoverhawk HA5 Whereabouts
« Reply #24 on: Mar 17, 2018, 8:59 am »
Hi all
chassis 009 is now in Edinburgh

Ian Brooks

Re: Hover-Air Hoverhawk HA5 Whereabouts
« Reply #25 on: Mar 17, 2018, 2:18 pm »
Nice! How does she run? Any plans to use her?

Ian
Ian Brooks
Gloucester, UK

Nick Flint

Re: Hover-Air Hoverhawk HA5 Whereabouts
« Reply #26 on: Mar 18, 2018, 10:19 am »
Looks super. Good colour 8)
I have an unused "new"  prop, from a wankel powered craft from "quite a while back" ::)
I seem to remember it was from "bankrupt" stock.
Memories are BETTER than Dreams---"Capn" FLINT

PepperPerformance

Re: Hover-Air Hoverhawk HA5 Whereabouts
« Reply #27 on: Mar 22, 2018, 5:10 pm »
Runs sweet. A credit to all those who have worked on it before me.
Few items to upgrade and improve for longevity and vanity. cosmetics and paint.
Planning to gets lots of use from it.
Considering taking it to the club cruise at Loch Fyne. Not sure how well it will perform, only one way to find out.
Going through a few trials here on land before I hit the beaches at Crammond.
Should have the nut and bolt check completed and paint marked  by the weekend.
I plan to take it out to shows and events throughout the year. Going to pick the best adventures.

John Robertson

Re: Hover-Air Hoverhawk HA5 Whereabouts
« Reply #28 on: Mar 22, 2018, 8:54 pm »
This guide will help prep the electrics for salt water use:
http://hoverclub.org.uk/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=465.0;attach=25

... and this will help prep the pilot  :D
http://hoverclub.org.uk/index.php?action=ezportal;sa=page;p=9


You'll need to be very careful on Cramond beach - it can be busy with walkers and others (it's also not as flat as it might look from a distance!).   In general, it's much safer to operate on the water - it might be better to wait until the tide comes in (it's quite shallow in that area) which then allows recovery if needed - without being too pessimistic ;) ).
« Last Edit: Mar 22, 2018, 9:13 pm by John Robertson »

PepperPerformance

Re: Hover-Air Hoverhawk HA5 Whereabouts
« Reply #29 on: Mar 23, 2018, 3:50 pm »
Thankyou John


Still at land trials for a bit.
Appreciate the advice about crammond.
I have several other secluded beaches with car access in mind over in East Lothian.
The marinisation guide is next weeks work.
Finished off bolt check last night and all bolts torque sealed.
See which ones come out again.
Fire Extinguishers go in tonight
I am quite fortunate that i have been able to engage a couple of my neighbors with 24' RIBs to support me on the first water trials.
Not convinced of reliability of the craft yet.
I'll post some pictures of progress over the weekend.