Fisher Dakota Hawk

Well established Fisher Flying Products has reproduced the flying qualities of many classic airplanes in structurally sound and extremely affordable aircraft. These ultra light and experimental aircraft have proven aerodynamic stability and desirable flight characteristics.

From the company’s modern plant in Edgeley, North Dakota, the components for 15 classic replicas are manufactured by trained and experienced craftsmen. Research and development for new aircraft is on-going. Fisher Flying Products’ entire line of aircraft is sold throughout the United States and in 30 foreign countries.

All models are available in two build-it-yourself forms:

A standard construction kit, which offers the builder the experience of assembling the entire aircraft from pre-cut, shaped and slotted wooden pieces, machined hardware, a formed fibreglass cowling and aluminium fuel tank.
A quick-build kit which contains a number of pre-fabricated components in addition to the standard pre-cut and formed parts found in the standard kit.

Both kits come complete with easy-to-follow instructions and the industry’s finest full scale-full size blueprints. These blueprints allow the builder to essentially build the aircraft right on top of the blueprints with standard household tools.

Standard construction kits can be completed by the average builder in 400–500 hours and quick-build kits reduce the construction time to 200–300 hours.

Flying The Dakota Hawk

The Dakota Hawk is undaunted by demanding pilots, high-performance flight, or cross-country trips.

Dual controls are an appreciated feature, and yield crisp and firm command of the aircraft. Equipped with a steerable tail wheel, main gear shock absorbers and available hydraulic brakes, the Hawk is accordingly loyal on take off and landing.

The I Beam wing spar and sturdy construction maintain stability and pilot confidence under the most extreme flight conditions.

The 550 lb. useful load, coupled with space for added instrumentation, avionics and optional wing tanks, make the Hawk an especially agreeable choice for cross-country flight.

The Hawk’s folding wings are engineered with a simple yet secure locking mechanism, making set-up or take-down a 15-minute step.

Wings outstretched, the Dakota Hawk owns larger dimensions than any other Fisher model. A broadened fuselage generates a wider, roomier cabin, with space for two adults and a cargo of overnight baggage.

The engine quarters also reflect the needs of an ample occupant. The Dakota Hawk is designed for a 4-stroke engine, accepting the likes of a 65, 85, 0-200 Continental, 912 & 912S Rotax or 6 cyl. Jabiru. Properly equipped, the Hawk’s cruise speed will register over 95 mph.

Load and performance ratings benefit from an augmented main wing spar, unsparingly sturdy materials, and proven geodetic construction throughout. A contoured vented cowling, high stance landing gear and available wheel pants contribute to the craft’s stylish posture.

wing span
wing area
empty weight
useful load
gross weight
fuel capacity
19' 9"
28' 6"
128 sq. ft.
600 lbs.
550 lbs.
1150 lbs.
250 miles


takeoff distance, ground roll
rate of climb
max speed
cruise speed
landing distance, ground roll
service ceiling
350 ft
800-1200 fpm
100 mph
90-100 mph
400 ft.

limiting and recommended speeds

design manoeuvring speed (Va)
never exceed speed (Vne)
stall, power off (Vsl)
landing approach speed
120 mph
35 mph

All specifications are based on manufacturer's calculations