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HelicopterCentury Radikal G20-30 N640 Hawk Predator › torque tube on hawk IV
03-11-2003 12:19 AM  14 years agoPost 1
heliboyca

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Kelowna, BC

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just installed a torque tube on my hawk IV and man what a difference. the tail is rock steady. no more wind up problems. it was quite a job to install it, i almost had to disassemble the main mechanics but it gave me a chance to go over the heli. i wasn't sure if i should buy one after reading all the posts on them saying it wasn't neccessary and would cost alot to replace. but glad i did. also if i do crash i'm hoping only the carbon fiber tube will shear in which case i could drill out the old one from the dog bones and replace it with a c/f archery arrow. which is what the previous owner who i bought the torque tube from, here on runryder, did and told me it was "NIB". buyer beware!
but at least it was cheap

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03-11-2003 01:25 AM  14 years agoPost 2
Indrid

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Hamburg, NY

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yea they sell carbon rods at my hobby shop for $2 but they want $12 for the official replacement tube from century.

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03-11-2003 02:25 AM  14 years agoPost 3
42GPW

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North Royalton, Ohio

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I have one too

Mine was a job to put in as well. It sure does hold the tail better. I flew it Saturday and it really holds... even in fast backward flight (sort of accidental... it may take me some more practicing to do that consistently). No softness at all. I am really happy with it, a worthwhile upgrade.

Next upgrade will be constant drive tail

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03-11-2003 06:50 PM  14 years agoPost 4
Lift

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Houston, TX

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Greg,
I think you would benefit from the triple bearing tail grip system more unless you plan on doing a TON of autorotations on a 30. To me 30's aren't as much fun to auto.

Go for the tail grips! Your gyro will thank you!

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