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03-13-2003 10:00 PM  14 years agoPost 1
Briliu

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I am going to be getting into the hobby with a hawksport. I was hearing alot about the ball bearing upgrade for it, and was wondering if this is needed/helpful or if its just for harder flying?

Also which kit, because at the century sight they have like 4 or 5 kits that have ball bearings in them

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03-13-2003 10:33 PM  14 years agoPost 2
sodflyer

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It is a great functional upgrade to do during the building process; the bushings that are in there now will develop slop in a short amount of time. it tightens up the head and allows for a smoother operation of it's components. You will be looking for the hawk sport ball bearing upgrade kit. Jeff.

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03-13-2003 11:01 PM  14 years agoPost 3
Briliu

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Cool, thanks i found them on the sight. So i should order it with the heli? so i can put them in when i do the step in instructions (for the bushings). Thanks again.

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03-13-2003 11:16 PM  14 years agoPost 4
Toddp

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Upgrades

The ball bearing upgrade comes with instructions. Also if you do a search here, you'll find Voclain did an excellent photo with arrows showing where each bearing is added.

Other upgrades you might consider:

Head Button: To slow rotor head with your palm
Anti-Rotation Bracket
2 oz. header tank and bracket.

Good Luck,

Todd

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03-13-2003 11:37 PM  14 years agoPost 5
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oh yeah and don't forget the tail boom servo mount, tuff struts, and a fiberglass body. Make it look sweet

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03-13-2003 11:42 PM  14 years agoPost 6
Briliu

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What is a header tank for? Anti-Rotation Bracket too

Is the tail boom servo mount really needed when i am not doing 3d? just learning to hover and move around a bit. I am gonna guess tuff struts are a better version of the skids?

Remember i am just starting out, so what ever would make it easier to fly, then i can worry about making it a super cool looking acrobatic machine!

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03-14-2003 12:00 AM  14 years agoPost 7
sodflyer

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Century helis tend to "calypso " the main fuel tank a bit so a header tank (small 2 oz fuel tank) will take out any aireated fuel before it gets to the carb that could cause it to run lean. Also get the TT .39 engine if you can...it's a great engine!! The tail boom moutned servo bracket along with the CF control rod takes out any friction that could cause you're servo to work harder and hold center better. it's more of a positive input that way. dont know if you would want a anti-rotation bracket yet...but ya know....it's purple stuff!! Tuff struts ate great! got them on all of my century helis! they are just that..tough! and look cooler sitting down low. dont forget the GY 401 and servo combo! look else were for that though. Good luck! you're going to love it! Jeff.

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03-14-2003 12:01 AM  14 years agoPost 8
bellecrank

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Upgrades?

Briliu,

There are a good number of Hawks locally that do not have any upgrades on them (including two of mine is scale bodies). For training and even 3D, the bearings etc. are not necessay. The helicopter will fly without them. It is just that the bearings etc. will result in less "steering" required through the various maneuvers.

Sort of like a car with independent and non-independent suspensions, both will be able to suspend the car as it passes over railway tracks, but one will do so with lot more control. Or like a car with standard brakes or ABS breaks, both will stop the car, but one will do so with more precision and less work from the driver etc.etc. A stock Honda Civic will get you to work and back, just as will the Si version. But the Si, will be able to maneuver you through the taffic better, stop you sooner and provide you with a sunroof on those sunny days. All to make your drive (in the cass of R/C heli, one can say your flight) all the more enjoyable.

But remember, driving your standard Honda Civic to work is still far more enjoyable then having to take public transport.

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03-14-2003 12:04 AM  14 years agoPost 9
Briliu

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heh good point =)

I guess then what will make the heli last the longest? Through normal wear and tear. Bearings, and the anti-rotation bracket are all that said reduced wear. I just dont wanna have a failure due to something i could have prevented while getting the most out of what i pay for.

Whats the anti rotation brack stop from rotating lol. I'll prolly do the bearings just because bearings are cool and make things SPIN lol.

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03-14-2003 12:07 AM  14 years agoPost 10
sodflyer

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Agreed, They will fly just fine with out any upgrades but functional upgrades are always worth it! and where's you're Dark Side sign at? you know you're going that way dont ya? Jeff.

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03-14-2003 12:17 AM  14 years agoPost 11
Briliu

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Hows that for ya? LOL ( i am pretty sure thats how yoda says it)

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03-14-2003 12:27 AM  14 years agoPost 12
Indrid

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actually the original was...

fear leads to anger...
anger leads to stress...
stress leads to doobies...
and doobies lead to twinkies.

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03-14-2003 01:05 AM  14 years agoPost 13
sodflyer

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and a crash leads to lots of twinkie wrapers

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03-14-2003 01:11 AM  14 years agoPost 14
Briliu

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lol indrid i saw that "interpritation," it was so funny =)

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03-14-2003 01:17 AM  14 years agoPost 15
Indrid

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yes, that picture was priceless

they should make pot legal before flying helis... sure would help eliminate pucker factor

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