HQ Composites high performance mini DLG in Glass, Carbon, and Carbon-Light variants, as well as ARF and Kit versions.
Update: The ARF variant servos have been replaced with a far better FrSky 5701 servos, and are truly ARF.
The Hawk is the very popular predecessor to the Iago. The first thing we noticed was the build quality. Blemish free hinges and surfaces, practically non-existent mold lines, perfect layups of glass & expanded carbon, and well-placed reinforcement. Under the hatch are four servos (on the ARF version), connected to the tail surfaces through a pull/spring system to minimize nose weight. The aileron pushrods smoothly exit the fuse to slide into control arms with a simple "L" to minimize drag and ease disassembly. For assembly, two screws for the both the wing and horizontal transfer the stress of launch and landing to the gap-free reinforced saddles. The hinge lines are well-cut and clean, and do little to affect the crisp paint job applied to the upper and lower surface to maximize visibility when you inevitably end up high in the sky. The rear fuse is carbon, while the front is made from 2.4 GHz friendly fiberglass.
The ARF versions include 4 servos, linkages, horns, springs, throwing blade, and rudder all installed for you. Just add your battery and receiver to complete.
Kit versions come as the airframe with basic hardware - including control horns, pushrod wires, tail torque springs, tail pull cord, pull cord ferrules, a throwing blade, and a glass plate for servo mounting
Great entry DLG
I enjoyed the Hawk during my first ever DLG experience. The model is superbly crafted and pretty sturdy for its size. The only drawback is a very small cockpit and fitting four servos a battery and rx is a challenge. But plenty of videos and build threads to help. It would be great to have a manual and/or the setup on the Aloft site. Lastly, excellent boxing by the Aloft team.
Great service, excellent product
I purchased a Hawk DLG from Aloft and it was shipped the same day. I received it in perfect condition. The shipping box was impressive in construction, secure and well packaged. I discovered a missing part, contacted aloft and a replacement was mailed out the same day. I definitely recommend Aloft Hobbies. The Hawk is an amazingly well constructed kit, fit and finish are excellent. The radio pod is tight and the radio gear takes careful planning to get it all to fit.
Awesome airplane - awesome service
I purchased the ARF version. I’m very happy with the build quality. The model flies great. The first shipment was damaged in shipping. Aloft quickly sent out a replacement and handled the return. I’m very impressed with quality of Aloft’s models and service. I'm flying it with the Archer GR6 receiver and Taranis X-Lite Pro transmitter. The receiver and the Dualsky 300mAh battery are small enough to fit in the fuselage.