HK Fox Glider V2
Span: 2320mm | Length: 1290mm | Flying Weight : 1150g | 750kv | ESC 30A
The HK Fox V2 glider came as a box in a box parcel and all foam parts were undamaged. However the pilot left his seat and it took 2 longer screws and some shaking to get him back in place. While assembling the Fox the 1st time I discovered that the elevator mounting screw were a little to long and hit the rudder. I used a few small nuts at the bolt head (1 at the front bold & 2 at the back) to fix the problem. Adding a few nuts is way easier then cutting them the right length. After that the assembly was a piece of cake.
I also swapped the ESC connector for a dean plug. The HK Fox Glider V2 seems to be a little nose heavy with the recommended 2200MAh LiPo, so I sticked a few coins to the end of the fuselage with some hot glue.
The Fox is made of foam with a very smooth surface, it is a light plane and nicely made.
The bigger the airplane the easier it seems to control. The HK Fox V2 is a nice example. It is big and flies big. Meaning it takes time to turn and more. The rudder swing is quite small and doesn’t do a lot in the stock configuration. I only helps a little. The HK Fox V2 likes to fly very slow and its glide path is very long which make it quite easy to keep the Fox in the air. My first landings took some time due to the glide path which never seems to end. In the beginning the hinges are quite stiff and loosen up after a few flights.
The motor is sufficient for a decent climb rate. However it is not powerful enough for vertical climb outs like the Hype Wow & Kinetic 800 do. At very steep climbs the Fox will stall and return to earth. The Fox does not stall quickly and is quite predictable. The stall can be unstalled very easy by leveling the wings by giving a little throttle.
Overall the Fox is a beautiful big foamy glider which flies easy and predictable. It looks great in the sky and likes some space to land. I am very happy with the HK Fox V2.
Things that could have been better
1. The way the rudder & elevator are controlled is not the best way, I am gonna place then outside the body and more towards the tail. This will lead to direct and much better control.
2. The angle my motor was mounted is opposite of what I like. It’s angled to the left and a little up instead of angled down and right. So I added a 2mm washer behind of 1 of the mounting screws. Now the domping is right and to the bottom. So no more pull ups when applying throttle. Also the tendency to go left is gone with this small mod.