I’ve wanted to resurrect this classic ever since I first became a BAR. It was one of the gliders I built when I was a kid and promptly lost on its first flight. Others followed but the Nighthawk was always the coolest-looking, most different, and just darned beautiful...and I never forgot it.
Fast forward to 2015 when I accidentally stumbled on the laser cut sheets for it on eRockets while looking for parts to clone it. I meant to build it as soon as I got it, but I kinda went crazy ordering kits and parts and it was soon buried under the pile.
Anyway, I finally decided to resurrect this beautiful glider and unearthed it from my stack of boxes.
Fair warning: This is going to be a S-L-O-W build. Among other things, hollowing out those pockets for the pod anchor pin and nose weight and sanding in that unusual airfoil can’t be done fast-n-sloppy.