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Old 01-09-2005, 03:46 PM   #1
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Help (Fox Hawk .60)

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i got a fox hawk .60 engine off of a friend.
i don't know a thing about it
do any of you know anything about this engine?
specs (HP)
what its worth
is it a good engine?

these links show all i could find:
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Old 01-11-2005, 09:32 AM   #2
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so noone has heard or knows anything at all about this engine?
i'm mainly just looking for what HP it will put out
but any info would be good
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Old 01-11-2005, 10:46 PM   #3
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Re: Help (Fox Hawk .60)

I have an old Fox Hawk 60 R/C. I purchased it used about 18 years ago.

These engines suffer from a number of problems. They are very high compression engines. Even with two .010" head shims installed, my hawk doesn't run well on modern sport fuels. Using 5% nitro fuel, I can expect a deadstick every 4th or 5th flight.

The stock carburetor is terrible. The fuel line will fall off the inlet nipple. It is also VERY difficult to adjust properly. The only way to keep the engine from leaning out too much on wide open throttle, is to sacrifice throttle transition.

Like most vintage engines, the fox hawk is also VERY noisy.

If I had to take a guess, I'd say my hawk makes about the same power as a modern ball bearing .46 sized engine. (Say 1.4hp maybe)

I only fly my old hawk for nostalgia. Last summer I logged a little over three hours of flight time on it. My hawk is a 1978 or 1979 model. I understand they were manufactured for only three years, ending in 1980.

I hope that helps!
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Old 01-12-2005, 07:59 AM   #4
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Hi Steven,

The information and problem fixes for this engine can be found at:

I also found a link to E-bay where the engine was listed around $67.00.

Any time you want to find something on the web that does not show up anywhere, try

Hope this helps.


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hey guys thanks for the replies, it did help me a bit, i actually got it started on the second pull today, and its the first time its been run in about 10yrs or so !
i think i am going to use it to make a fan boat
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Do yourself a favour and toss that motor in the garbage or sell it and get a descent modern .60 (such as OS, TT). I had a fox engine back in the day and it was absolutely garbage. Wouldn't stay in tune, leaked everywheres and the fuel like kept on falling off the carb inlet. The carb leaked air and it would deadsick about every other flight. Where this is going to be in a boat, unless you really like getting wet, forget this motor and get something newer. Just my .02.
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Old 02-07-2005, 12:22 PM   #7
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Some of us just like to play with motors and I am one of them. I have several older OS's and also a Hawk(nib) that someday will probably do the mods on and put in an older type ac. Probably the Quick Fly 3 that Phil Kraft designed and flew back I believe in the 60's. I used to have one from Graupner which was a very nice kit in its day.
Although the Fox engines where a bit rough and usually tight on the cylinder fit a lot longer breakin was usually required. No CNC in those days, just some guy on a hone and if it was Fri. afternoon.
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