ACTION MAN

Skyhawk 1976

Period: Flock Head / Eagle Eyes

Dates: c.1976 until c.1977

Cat No: 34724


Skyhawk Contents:

Skyhawk:

Main frame section

Main frame extension

3 x spars (6 individual wooden dowel rods)

3 x spar connectors

3 x spar end caps

Skid

Sail support

Tow ring and 24m of string

Sail sheet

Nose

Sail support adjuster

Repair tape

Sticker sheet

Instructions (L122)

Tips sheet

Equipment Manual

Action Man Skyhawk Description:

'Action Man takes to the air. Launched like a kite, easily released, the huge Skyhawk then glides to earth. Now Action Man is airborne and experiencing dramatic flights in this hang-glider' states the Equipment Manuals. The self-assembly Action Man Skyhawk was a scale flying model of glider that could be launched like a kite with 24 metres of cord and then detached to glide free. Unfortunately it was not built to last and it had a mind of it's own once 'let go'. It even came with repair tape and repair tips. The Action Man Skyhawk's wing span was an impressive 1.75m (or 69")!

Notes:

The Action Man Skyhawk was a scale flying model of hang-glider and was fairly technical to self assemble. A large field and a friend was required. together with a wind less than 15mph. You needed to your a friend hold the Skyhawk and play out 15 feet of string. You were now required to run into the wind as your friend let go. The glider acted as a kite - soaring skyward, until you slackened the string enough to let the ring drop off the hook, then the glider would glide free - sometimes disappearing out of sight never to be seen again or Action Man falling out! You were reminded not fly Skyhawk near pylons of overhead cables.

Action Man Skyhawk announced in Manual

Action Man Skyhawk

Action Man Skyhawk Instructions (L122)

Action Man Skyhawk Instructions

Action Man Skyhawk Instructions (L122)

Action Man Skyhawk Instructions

Action Man Sky Hawk