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  • 4.29m ASW-27 built by HKM

    I just picked up a 4.29m ASW-27 built by HKM and was wondering if there was any info, tips or recommendations to be had from the community. I didn't find much on it. Any known sweet spots for CG location or should I just experiment? And is this a plane that can be considered a hot rod or should I take it easy? It's already had an FES motor installed and I was hoping to be able to do some high energy but graceful aerobatics in between soaring. The wing rod is short but beefy so I'm wondering about the reputation of the wings if there is one. Nice looking kit!

    Thanks

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    The HKM ASW 27 is considered a hod rod for sure. I had one of the first kits brought into the USA by John Derstine way back. It was the most beautiful fiberglass plane I had ever seen at that time. And the biggest.
    I eventually assembled the plane and flew it a bunch. It flew extremely light feeling and will turn on a dime. Vert predictable, no bad habits and is very strong.
    I sold the plane to Dave Harris who I believe still owes the plane.
    A++++ airplane.

    Len
    Len Buffinton
    Team Horizon Hobby

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    • #3
      We want pictures!

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      • #4
        Here's a pic I grabbed from the internet. Mine is in very good shape for a kit that's been passed around and never finished.


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