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10-19-2004 01:23 PM  13 years agoPost 1
jjp

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Pittsburgh, PA

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I'm ready to buy a gas helicopter and was looking into getting a Century Hawk. This will be my first gas heli, but I am able to fly my Hummingbird fairly well. I figured this will give me some help in flying a gas bird. Is this a good first Heli or is there something else that I would be better to start with. I would also like to know where to buy a whole kit complete with engine and TX. I only have a JR Quattro 4 channel now and will need more channel to fly the Hawk , correct?. I've flown a friends larger ECO 16 electric, but I think I perfer to go gas.

Thanks, jjp

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10-19-2004 02:02 PM  13 years agoPost 2
SteveH

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Texas

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Here's the deal for you: http://www.heli-world.com/Merchant2...ode=CN1000CMJS2

The Hawk Sport is an excellent, cost effective, glow fuel trainer helicopter. It will take you thru aerobatic flight quite well, and with a few upgrades, will 3D with all the other 30 size helis.

If you would like to upgrade from the basic package I've linked above, go for better electronics, as you will eventually want them anyway.

The government cannot give you anything without first taking it from someone else.

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10-19-2004 02:31 PM  13 years agoPost 3
Duracizer

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NC

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The hawk sport is my second gas heli....wish it had been my first! Love it! I fly it using a JR XP662 and even though it only has 3 point pitch/throttle curves it works pretty damn good.

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10-19-2004 04:23 PM  13 years agoPost 4
Syclic

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Hawk Sport

It's low cost, reliability, ease of build (great instructions) and flyability (can take you from hover training to 3D) make it an ideal trainer. It has become the most popular in these parts.

P.S. You will find it a LOT easier to fly then any Micro-Electric including the Hummer.

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10-19-2004 05:40 PM  13 years agoPost 5
A.J.

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Bethlehem, GA

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The hawk sport is a great beginner helicopter. I taught myself to fly helicopter on an older version of the sport. If you can fly that hummingbird fairly well you should do fine with a gas heli. About your TX, you don't really need more channels it will just be easier when you want to move into aerobatics and 3D. The Hawk has an option for using a 4 channel airplane radio to control the 5 controls. I learned on this for about 2 years before i got actual helicopter radio. Also i have noticed with my hawk that when i did have an accident the cost to repair it was very little.

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10-19-2004 07:07 PM  13 years agoPost 6
Gearhead

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Vt

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jjp,,, things to ask yourself,,,

how far are you into forward flight, are you looping and rolling yet ??

how much do you want to fly, do you want to comment and fly evey weekend, even in week ??

if you say yes to both questions, and because you are already looping and rolling then maybe you should look at a raven,,,

I always tell newbies to start with a 30, because a 30 is the safest and easiest to fly glow heli, but in your case, if "if" you are looping and rolling then you most likely are ready for a 50,,,

if you only want to fly as a novelty only 3 or 4 times a month, then maybe the Sport would be best.


Jim

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