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HelicopterCentury Radikal G20-30 N640 Hawk Predator › Century Anti-Rotation Brackets
05-05-2005 05:15 AM  12 years agoPost 41
jackheli

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Newheli,

don't squeeze the sleeve by tightening the screw too far in. This sleeve is less rigid than the stock one.

Also, keep an eye on it since it will wear out faster.

Jack

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05-05-2005 01:01 PM  12 years agoPost 42
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I tightened it until it just touched. Also, I try not to let the screw portude into the inner ring of the shashplate or else it will bind slightly.

How fast will it wear out? A month? Weeks?

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05-05-2005 04:20 PM  12 years agoPost 43
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Newheli,

keep an eye open on the first couple of flights in order to have an estimate bassed on your flying style.

I replace mine every time I get to the field, just in case. It only takes a minute and doesn't cost anything...

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05-05-2005 09:10 PM  12 years agoPost 44
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What? I didn't think you meant that quick!

I don't understand the "caution" with the washout hub thing...

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05-05-2005 10:39 PM  12 years agoPost 45
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NewHeli,

I have over 60 hard flights on my Raven 30 now with the original nylon sleeve and it is showing no sign of wear yet!

No, the sky is not falling

Of note is that the Elevator A-Arm on the Hawks and Falcons also acts as a radious guide so a radius guide on these will have about 1/2 the workload of the one on a CCPM Raven.

Stephen, I agree, a special hardened ali washout hub would probably work very well also (as the U/G ones available for the Predators that I will try to get around to s\trying on my Raven 50 when I get some time).


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05-05-2005 11:13 PM  12 years agoPost 46
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The caution is that once the sleeve is gone the threads on the screw start to rub on the bracket slot roughing it again.

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05-06-2005 01:07 AM  12 years agoPost 47
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Okay I get it. But are you serious those styrene tubes wear out that quick? What a rip off if they do--I should have kept the old one!

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05-06-2005 04:50 AM  12 years agoPost 48
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What I was saying Newheli is that I have over 60 flights on mine!!!! Just be sure to "dress the slot slightly to insure the sides are smooth.

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05-06-2005 01:04 PM  12 years agoPost 49
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I found the old nylon one--I'll keep it just in case. I have been flying my Hawk Sport for about a year and a half, and the nylon tube is just now showing where.

I replaced it with a styrene one that I made from tubes from the LHS. I was not shocked about your time with them old fart, I was just shocked at jackheli replacing the styrene ones so often.

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05-06-2005 05:19 PM  12 years agoPost 50
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I guess it all depends on the way you fly.

That is why I told you to keep an eye open on the amount of wear and try to estimate how often you will need to replace them.

Also, the plastic sleeve wears off much faster than the nylon type.

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05-06-2005 09:01 PM  12 years agoPost 51
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Hope you were being sarcastic about every flight!

As of now, My flying routine is just fff and stall turns---very soon I'll be moving to loops and rolls.

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