This Dakota Hawk is my second homebuilt project. I’ve been a carpenter for many years so it only felt right to build a wooden plane. It turned out nice and is a good flyer. I used the Stewart System for covering and found it to be a lot more fun than I had anticipated. The plane has two wing tanks for a 22-gallon capacity. The plans were, for the most part, followed faithfully except for a few places where I felt I wanted a little more strength and I installed a center stick of my own design which is a great help when getting my size 14’s in the plane. Special thanks go to Jerry Breeyear, George Hana and Barry Mockabee for their help. I must also express appreciation to my wife, Betty, who was always ready to give me a helping hand.
Location: Salome, AZ
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