CGS Hawk...The Facts
The CGS Hawk includes a variety of impressive standard features:
A 360 degree roll cage structure including seat belts, shoulder harness, and rigid pilot seat. Fully enclosed, with or without side curtains, this offers year round flying.
The 3-axis control system uses the same configuration as conventional aircraft; control stick for ailerons and elevator movement, and pedals for rudder control. This system is harmonized using the A:E:R=1:2:4 ratio developed by the military. This ratio of aileron, elevator, and rudder forces feels most natural to the pilot and minimizes fatigue on long flights. Supplemented with the three-position wing flaps, this gives the pilot the capability to handle strong crosswind and tight approaches.
Stall and spin resistant characteristics were designed into the Hawk based on a National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) Report. The wings have 4 degrees of washout (twist), which provides gentle stall characteristics and excellent aileron response at all speeds. The positioning of the horizontal stabilizer allows the pilot to sideslip the Hawk, even with the flaps down. Larger than usual tail surfaces offer solid control at low speeds and docile CG characteristics.
The CGS Hawk has a wide-track landing gear that, coupled with a low center of gravity and steerable nose or tail wheel, allows excellent ground handling in crosswind conditions.
The CGS Hawk meets FAA Part 103-7 for ultralights.
All CGS Hawks can be licensed in the Experimental and Homebuilt category and can be issued an "N" number and Airworthiness Certificate by the FAA. This allows licensed pilots to legally log their flight time.
The CGS Hawk also meets the requirements of FAR 29.191 (q), (51% rule), concerning experimental and homebuilt aircraft.
CGS Aviation invested thousands of hours in engineering and testing. A complete structural analysis was performed, as well as load and fatigue testing. CGS Aviation is committed to quality engineering and comprehensive testing of all products.
So while you are considering which ultralight or experimental light aircraft to purchase, please give these facts, as well as these additional facts, some serious consideration:
When the CGS Hawk debuted in 1982, it was the first fully enclosed ultralight.
The CGS Hawk was the firstto use full strut bracing.
The CGS Hawk was first to incorporate full 3-axis controls
( including conventional steerable nose or tail wheel ).
The CGS Hawk was first to utilize fully functional wing flaps.
Following the Hawk's leadership, competitive designs have vainly entered the market. The CGS Hawk, however, remains the standard of comparison for the ultralight/light aircraft industry around the world.
When you decide to buy a "Hawk", you have chosen the BEST, the undisputed leader in TOP-QUALITY light aircraft.
Anything else is just a copy!