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05-01-2004 10:19 AM  13 years agoPost 1
bolt123

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I am very new to this hobby and have just been given a new aerohawk the heli seems very badly set up as it will not hover or even lift off straight.any help would be greatly appreciated as it is doing my head right in.
thanks in advance
DALE

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05-01-2004 10:54 AM  13 years agoPost 2
comet

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I don't know myself in aerohawks.

Nevertheless, people will be able to help if you describe things; this is, what do you call bad set up, what do you call not taking off straight (cyclic or tail)...
You also need to write down your current set up (motor, controler, radio gear...)

Maybe post some pictures too if you can.

The more precise you will be, the better help you will get.


Good luck

VT "slow&low"

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05-01-2004 11:05 AM  13 years agoPost 3
bolt123

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i will try

when i increase throttle the heli always tries to tip forward and left.
i have tried to adjust the trims but to no avail.if i increase the throttle slowly the heli always tries to do this.If i increase speed fast the heli will take off but is all over the place.my setup is standard out of the box.

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05-01-2004 11:22 AM  13 years agoPost 4
comet

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i've just read your other posts concerning the same issue.

one advice: DON'T ADD WEIGHT to your heli. Those machines are tricky and well underpowered enough in stock configuration.
Try and move things around if you need to balance the whole heli.


Futhermore, if this is your first heli, and if you can't get very focused/live help, by the time you will ahve spend so much money to get it fly properly, you could have had a 30-50size nitro machine much easier to learn on and tune, in the stock configuration. True you will have to add the cost of a good radio and the stuff you need to run a methanol-nitro engine.

Then, when you can handle this well enough, you can give a more informed try on your Aerohawk.

But your decision comes first.

VT "slow&low"

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05-04-2004 01:23 PM  13 years agoPost 5
JoeyDiaz

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bolt123 i also had the same problems with my aerohawk out of the box ther are a few things you can do to this little bird a little first get a 3 mm coller and install it on the main axes under the swashplate 2nd cut 15mm of the ends of the rotor blades 3rd wrap your rotor blades with 2'' by 5'' strips of heat srink tubing if you need info in more detail feel free to to let me know here on rr.

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05-04-2004 02:23 PM  13 years agoPost 6
pbmax

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You might try browsing the hummingbird forum. The aerohawk and the hummingbird are similar in many respects, so tips for the HB will more than likely apply to the Aerohawk as well.

pbmax

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05-07-2004 04:26 PM  13 years agoPost 7
bolt123

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thanks

cheers comet i will look at nitro as an option but the problem here in spain is the lack of good advice.and the lack of availability of lessons to try to teach flying.
thank you for your advice
dale

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05-08-2004 05:26 AM  13 years agoPost 8
Roel

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You don't need to trim your blades...I have an aerohawk aswell...when I first started, mine was all over the place...in time you will learn to hover, also in time you will learn whats wrong with your heli...see with the aerohawk I found one thing that was wrong with it...lets say it could be a product defect which they havn't fixed...I don't know how to tell you what exactly is wrong maybe I can post a picture of what I did to fix the problem...but my aerohawk now is so fined tuned and very upgraded that I can fly it through the whole lipo battery, well not the whole...but I time it for 10mins nothing more then let it rest till brushless motor cools down. And it is true, by the time you've spent money to get this baby up and hovering for 10 mins or more you've probably spent enough money to buy a Nitro!!...but it also depends if you like to fly indoors or outdoors...if you like the quietness or the noise...your choice.

Some of the characteristics that I found is annoying with the aerohawk.

1) The 3 in 1 speed control mixer that includes the Gyro and the tail esc.... I find this 3 in 1 pc board insuffencient unless you purchase a 2 cell lipo that can give constant high output energy to the board....see I waited till mine burnt out and went seperate after that....(Remedy) wait till your 3 in 1 burns out then you'll probably be real good in flying that you'll want to go seperates.

2) The rotor head swivels too much and slightly binds when you get to a certain angle....(Remedy)...try shimming this with a piece of cigarette cardboard or a stiff paper...to stiffen the head....See they didn't make the binding bind enough!

I guess I'm pretty lucky cuz I got the chance to try out a couple of micro helicopters after I bought the aerohawk...I got to try the Cupid and the XRB tethered heli and also the dragonfly....what impressed me the most was the XRB...it hovered very steadily as if there was a co-pilot plugged into it....Draw back of the XRB is the blades...the blades are made of styrofoam and will easily break if it falls to the ground.

All in All....I think all these micro helis are fine as long as you can pin point where the problem is and make the necessary changes or upgrade it hehehe....MONEY!!!


Just don't trim any of your blades...i'll post a pic on my website for you to check out.

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