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Aircraft Pilot is a directory of aircraft that generally fit
into what are described as ultralight aircraft, advanced ultralight
light sport aircraft, experimental light sport aircraft, experimental
aircraft, amateur built aircraft, ELSA or homebuilt
aircraft in the United States and Canada. These include
weight shift aircraft, more commonly known as trikes,
powered parachutes, and powered para-gliders.
CGS Hawk ultralight, experimental
lightsport, amateur built aircraft.
CGS Hawk Classic Single Seat
When the CGS Hawk Classic was introduced to the world at the
Sun-n-Fun Air Show, Lakeland, Florida in the spring of 1982,
it was the first fully enclosed ultralight. The features of
this time honored classic were the direct result of a year
long market study conducted by CGS to see what pilots really
wanted in an ultralight.
This survey showed the most desired features were: fully
enclosed cockpit with removable doors (for summer flying
enjoyment), full 3 axis control, true aircraft flaps (not
flaperons), strut braced wing and tail, choice of tricycle
gear (with steerable nose wheel) or taildragger (with
steerable tail wheel), and a pusher engine.
All of these are standard features on all CGS Hawk models to
model includes wing struts that are round tubing, and
incorporate jury struts. The wing design has a double
surface flat bottomed airfoil for stable flight
characteristics. The nose is rounded on the bottom
windshield has a flatter angle than the CGS Hawk Arrow
models. Flaps (not flaperons) are standard equipment on all
Hawks and are very effective in increasing climb rate and
decreasing landing distance.
At the heart of the Hawk's unique design is its curved boom
tube (which has never been successfully copied by any other
ultralight manufacturer). The curved boom allows the
horizontal stabilizer to be placed up and above the down
wash of the wing, especially when flaps are deployed.
benefit of the curve is shorter landing gear legs, which
make it easier to get in and out of your plane. The curved
boom also is stronger in torsion than a straight boom, and
allows the airplane to rotate for take offs and landings in
a normal fashion without banging the boom on the ground.
It is also
aesthetically pleasing to look at.
KIT INCLUDES AS
- 3-Position Wing Flaps
- 3-Axis Control
- Full fuselage pilot
surround (roll cage)
- Heavy duty wings (FACTORY PRE
- Shoulder Harness and
- All control surfaces
(FACTORY PRE BUILT) (flaps, ailerons, rudder, vertical
stab, horizontal stab, & elevator)
- Heavy duty fiber glass
landing gear legs (guaranteed against breakage for ten
- Your choice of tail
dragger with steerable tail wheel or tricycle/steerable
- Rough terrain wheels -
16" x 6.5" x 6"
- Strut braced wing
- 5 gallon fuel
- Anodized Tubing
CGS Hawk ultralight -
experimental lightsport aircraft
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