Diesel Skyhawk Comes with Instructions on the Package

** Photo: Robert Goyer**

Redbird's Skyhawk project, which it calls the "Redhawk," takes an existing Skyhawk and makes it like a new training airplane, with a Centurion 2.0 turbodiesel engine, new flat-panel avionics, a new comfy but utilitarian interior, an airframe overhaul and new paint.

As part of the project, the first Redhawk got a fanciful paint scheme with lessons about the different components. That way even hanging around the airplane is a lesson.

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