British Aerospace Hawk has always been a very popular PSS model.
Modelled in an array of colourschemes and variants from around the world,
you are likely to see at least one example at any UK PSS
meet. A number of versions have been designed and flown successfully
over the years, as shown below by these examples.
test flew his BAe Hawk T1 at the Great Orme in April 2015,
finished in the very latest patriotic colours of the Red Arrows.
The model is built from the ever popular
Andy Conway plan and spans 38.5" using 3 Ch R/C.
BAe Hawk T1A built from the Andy Conway plan
by Tom Cooke.
Model has a 38.5" span and is finished
using black Solarfilm in
the popular 100 Sqn RAF Leeming scheme, using decals from Pyramid
The model is seen in flight at the Great Orme
Peter Garsden seen with his RAF Red Arrows
Hawk T1 at the Great Orme PSSA Fly-In, October 2014.
Peter successfully converted this model to PSS
from the Skyways Models power kit. It is formed mainly from
veneered white foam and uses a number of plastic mouldings.
The model spans 54" and has an AUW of just
Michael Jones has recently completed his
BAe Hawk Mk 65 built from the popular Andy Conway plan.
The model is finished in the green and white
colours of the 'Saudi Hawks' display team and is seen here at
rest during the Lleyn MAC PSSA event in August 2014.
A realistic 'low level' flying
shot of Geoff Crews superb new BAe Hawk.
Construction is all built up,
based heavily on the original drawings, the model is fitted with 3
servos to control ailerons and all-moving tail.
The fuselage is covered in
Solartex and is spray painted, the wings and tails are finished in
Geoff Crew seen at
Whitesheet ahead of the maiden flight of his BAe Hawk T1.
Built from the Andy Conway
plans Geoff has scaled the model up by 25% to produce this
impressive looking model which now spans 53".
Rez Manzoori seen at the 2013 Lleyn MAC
PSSA event displaying his superb BAe Hawk T1A.
Model was converted from the old Peterborough
Models I/C power kit, with a modified wing to suit slope duty.
Finished in film and trim on the wings and
tail, with a sprayed glass fus, the models AUW of ~ 6lbs gives a
wing loading of 24 oz/sq ft which sees it fly very well in a good
range of conditions.
has been in touch with news of his new BAe Hawk T1 - built
from the Andy Conway plan.
is fitted with the smaller wing made of white foam with a balsa
veneer. The model is finished using light fibreglass cloth and
'Diamond Hard' floor varnish. With this and paint it has an
AUW of 2lb 4oz.
The model is finished in the commemorative
19(F) Sqn scheme.
Ian Parrott has sent in pictures of his new
BAe Hawk T1A built from the Andy Conway plan.
The model has a 44" foam core wing and weighs
in at just under 2lb. It uses 3 Channel R/C to control the
Elevator, Ailerons and the nose light - operated by a Turnigy R/C
Ian's model is finished superbly in the 2012
RAF display colours.
Underside view of Ian Parrott's superb new Hawk,
as per the full-size from RAF Valley - here showing the RAF
Benevolent Fund's roundel on this patriotic scheme.
Having been flown successfully over 4 seasons,
Rez Manzoori has recovered his BAe Hawk in the colours of
the 2009 RAF Display mount.
created all the 'peel back' decals himself on the home PC to
recreate this patriotic scheme to great effect!
Rez Manzoori's superb looking Hawk
captured in flight over the Gt Orme in April 2012.
Matt Jones has enhanced his current BAe
Hawk model (see previous example below)
for the 2012 season by replicating the RAF 100 Sqn commemorative
scheme - devised to represent the Avro Lancasters they used to
operate in celebration of the squadrons 95th Anniversary.
The model is seen here at the 2012 Lleyn MAC
event in August.
Rod Craig has sent in pictures of his new
BAe Hawk T1A built from the Andy Conway plan.
Model has a 38.5" span and is finished in
the popular 100 Sqn RAF Leeming scheme.
Note the working lights fitted in the nose and
Another view of Rod Craig's Hawk showing the
The model has an AUW
of just 2.2lbs and uses 2 channel RC for ailerons and
BAe/Boeing T-45 Goshawk built from the
Hobbyking EDF kit by David Gilder & successfully converted
Constructed entirely of EPO
foam, this 43" span model has an AUW of just 1.5lb.
Another view of David Gilder's T-45 Goshawk.
Model is glassed all over and finished in gloss
paint and varnish to represent a US Navy trainer from the USS
It uses simple 2 channel R/C to control
ailerons and elevator.
Peter Gent has contacted us to report on
the completion of his BAe Hawk T.1A, built from the Andy
Conway plans and finished very nicely in the classic RAF Red Arrows
Model uses a built up wing and
is fitted with flapperons. It is covered in Profilm and has an
AUW just shy of 2lb.
BAe Hawk T.1A built from the
Griffiths/Conway plans by Andy Blackburn.
Model is modified with a well researched wing of
40" span using a SD6060 root section running out to a SD7084 at the
tip, with 2.2 degrees of washout.
is fitted with flaperons and rudder. It has an AUW of 27.7oz
giving a loading of 12.4 oz/sq ft.
Andy Blackburn's BAe Hawk captured in
flight at the June 2014 Great Orme Fly-In.
It is covered in grey Profilm to represent an RAF
Tactical Weapons Unit machine.
Matt Jones' BAe Hawk built with
modifications from the Andy Conway plan.
Conventional balsa construction, Matt has
modified the design to keep weight to a minimum, achieving an AUW of
Built up wing with a scale planform on an E374
Another view of Matt's Hawk T.1A showing
the impressive R/C switchable light mounted in the nose.
Model used 3 Ch R/C for ailerons, elevator and
It is finished in overall black Solarfilm to
represent a 100 Sqn aircraft based at RAF Leeming.
Watch Phil Cooke's BAe Hawk in action on the
coastal slopes near Abersoch at a recent PSSA event.
Video by Rez Manzoori.
Phil Cooke's BAe Hawk caught on its maiden
flight (and still minus its ventral strakes and other details!) on
Bosley Cloud, Cheshire.
Rez Manzoori holds aloft his BAe
Hawk T1 in the special display colours of RAF 208(R) Sqn,
celebrating the 60th Anniversary of its home base, RAF Valley.
Rez is pictured here on the Lleyn Peninsula in May 2008.
The second Hawk belongs to Phil Cooke and is
finished in the 1994 display colours of 92(R) Sqn.
Both models are built from the Andy Conway plan
with slight modifications to the tail and built up wing section.
They have an AUW of 2.2lbs.
Each model uses 2 channel RC controlling Ailerons
and the All Moving Tailplane.
Steve Kemp has finished his latest BAe
Hawk T1 in the colours of RAF 100 Sqn.
Model has veneered foam wing with a built up
balsa fuselage and 2-channel RC for Elevator and Aileron.
seen here launching his model of the BAe Hawk T1 off a
coastal slope on the Lleyn Peninsula, North Wales.
Model is finished in the current RAF gloss black
Photo by Don Brown
Andy Conway designed and built this BAe
Hawk 200, finished in the colours of the Malaysian airforce.
Seen here at the Llandudno PSS event in 2007.
A pair of BAe Hawks, built
from the original Andy Conway plans by Phil Cooke and Steve
Broadbent in 1990.
Both models were finished in the
colours of the RAF aerobatic team The Red Arrows. They were
fitted with lights in the nose and were often flown together in
close formation on their home slopes at the Leek and Moorland club.
BAe Hawk 100 modified and
built by Steve Griffiths from the popular plan by Andy
Conway. Built to 1:12 scale it spans 46",
weighs 33 oz. and has a wing loading of 14.4 oz/ft sq.
It uses 2 Channel R/C for aileron and elevator
Hawk 100 details include the longer nose with
laser rangefinder and FLIR, chaff box above the exhaust and ECM
housed on the fin. It is finished as BAe Hawk 100 demonstrator
Empire Test Pilots BAe Hawk T.1 built by Andy
Blackburn from the Conway/Griffiths plan.
All balsa, the fuselage and flying surfaces
have been altered from the plan to make them more scale, and the
wing has been moved back about an inch.
The model is built light, it has an AUW of
just 26 oz and benefits from a wing loading of just 11.5 oz/sq ft.
BAe Hawk T.1A built and
flown by Phil Cooke.
Modified from the PJ models kit, this model is
mainly veneered white foam in construction.
It is finished in the colourscheme as worn by
the 1987 RAF display aircraft and is shown here flying in a great
topside shot at the Bosley Cloud site in Cheshire, July 2003.
Photo by Rez
Peter Hitchborne from the
Sheffield Soaring Association has completed his model (from the
Conway/Griffiths plan) in the form of a Boeing T-45 Goshawk.
Note the detailing, with arrestor hook,
tailskid and modified wingtips as per the full-sized variant.
Uses 2 Channel radio for aileron and elevator.
Don Brown attended the Lleyn
2003 PSSA event with his rendition of a locally based RAF Valley
Model uses 2 channel R/C for ailerons and
elevator - seen here looking resplendant in its colourscheme
(complete with Welsh Dragon!)
Mike Briggs modified the
Conway/Griffiths plan to produce this BAe Hawk 200 - the
single seat air defence fighter variant.
It is finished in matt air defence grey and
represents an early BAe development aircraft.
Note the squared wingtips to accept missile
rails and the fin mounted ECM.