I know this machine. I cant think of the gentleman's name. He is from Canada and comes to Mentone a week to ten days early and works his butt off setting up. The conversion I am pretty sure was a kit made by the Sparrow Hawk people. They are no longer in business. Hope this helps.
Murry trys to get to Mentone every other year. I helped him remove his blades on PRAs 49th aniversary. I didn't see it on our 50th so he's due again this year. I don't think it's a Hawk but a converted RAF 2000. Murry also swapped out the 2.2L for the 2.5L FI and went with the 4 bladed prop at that time. Stan PRA 41973
Another reason (if one needed) to go to Mentone this year.
Please all an honest opinion...if I go will be driving from near Raleigh, NC. I plan to camp in the bed of my P/U with an air mattress and 12V cooler.
Will I regret the heat at night without a fan? Or should I bring an industrial battery with an inverter and run a microwave/fan/cooler? Unfortunately gotta' go with the cheap.
It's a great machine. Murray took me up at the 49th and let me take the cyclic for a while. He's a great guy. Can't wait to say hi to him this year.
You should be prepared for rain, and lots of it! Both years I've gone there, people have had their tents flooded from rain storms.