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09-01-2003 06:55 PM  14 years agoPost 1
TurboCivicrrNovice - Atlanta - My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

Well after 2 wks of training on G2 simulator. I decided to take my Nexus 30 out on training gear. After second tries at hover, my training gears decided to come loose and threw the heli out or balance. I am looking at a tail boom, tail drive shaft, tail support pipe, main rotor blades, etc..

I know how everyone feels about nexus 30 on here but I only found out about how hard to get the parts after I purchased the heli. It was a closeout price.

Just wondering how much will all the parts will cost me and if it is worth repairing or order a Hawk Sport and transfer my electronics and engine over.

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09-01-2003 07:04 PM  14 years agoPost 2
Indrid

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just looking at it i would assume $60, 70. you have the typical blades, boom, struts, spindle, shaft and flybar replacement. of course this is just a guess from the eyecrometer

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09-01-2003 09:08 PM  14 years agoPost 3
ppljr

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Crash Cost

TurboCivic

I crashed a Hawk III four times before I crashed it bad enough to buy another kit. I had a similar scenario. I made some training gear out of PVC. I made an "X" out of PVC and zip tied it to my skids. During one of my exercises, one of the legs came out and when I set it down it flipped forward. The Hawk Sport is one tough cookie. Only thing I have had to buy to fix the majority of my crashes has been a $45 crash kit(tailboom, flybar, feathering spindle,main shaft, and blades). Other things i've had to buy are some tail gears($4), tail drive shaft ($5.50), and tail output shaft ($5). The Hawk took me from hovering and forward flight to loops and rolls. It's a good basic heli.

P.S. $60-70 looks about right. I think Tower Hobbies might be a good place to look for Kyosho stuff.

Pedro

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09-01-2003 09:15 PM  14 years agoPost 4
ppljr

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Parts

TurboCivic,

Heli-World has the parts, but they are pricey (Tail drive shaft - $12{Nexus} vs. $5.50{Sport}) (Out put shaft - ($9 {N} vs. $5 {S}).

Pedro

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09-02-2003 01:05 AM  14 years agoPost 5
mojojo

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Shrewsbury Massachusetts

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Turbcivic,
You Might want to invest in a set of RotoPod traing gear it will not come apart. Unless you crash again. It is worth the money. $50.00 bucks.
Good Luck

Joe Miller

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09-02-2003 01:44 AM  14 years agoPost 6
TurboCivic

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Thanks for the replies and the suggestions. I think I will go ahead and get a Hawk sport. At least if I wreck that in which I am afraid that i will , it wouldn't cost that much for repair. Hopefully I will able to graduate to a Raptor 30 soon...

The reason why the training gears come loose was because I didn't glue it like the instructions recommended. The reason for...to be able take it apart...

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09-02-2003 05:59 AM  14 years agoPost 7
poiuyt

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You won't go wrong with a Hawk Sport. I swapped one in for my Nexus (which was never crashed, in perfect shape). I just got tired of all the parts on the Nexus wearing out--I ended up buying bearings for the T/R slider, upgrading the pitch slider collar to the Zeal part (this is nearly essential, otherwise you will have head slop which is NOT good), fixing the sloppy pitch slider assembly, tinkering with the engine/clutch trying to get rid of the horrendous rattling noises (never could), etc etc etc. Seems like I was tinkering with something after every single flight on that bird. However, it was EXTREMELY stable in a hover.

On the Hawk, this is what's needed replacing after ~7 or 8 gallons: nada, zero, zip. Only things I've done was added the ball bearing kit when I assembled it (what the heck, only $20 for full ball bearings), and I put on a header tank. The Hawk is WAAAY more responsive, and WAAAY smoother. One of the problems that my Nexus had, that I was never able to fix no matter what ridiculous number I cranked the head speed up to, was a nasty wobble that started after a harsh right aileron input from a hover. I replaced everything in the head and checked out every part of the heli, and finally decided it wasn't gonna get fixed. I can yank my Hawk back and forth as much as I want and it doesn't care.

Also, I wouldn't exactly call the Raptor 30 "graduating." There are lots of people that FAVOR the Hawk over the Raptor.

Josh

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09-02-2003 06:20 AM  14 years agoPost 8
RobG

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"Also, I wouldn't exactly call the Raptor 30 "graduating." There are lots of people that FAVOR the Hawk over the Raptor."

Those aren't people, they're called Darksiders

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09-02-2003 06:35 AM  14 years agoPost 9
poiuyt

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I guess I'm one of them

In all honesty, they're both fine machines. I wouldn't really say that one is all that much better than the other. Only way you can go really wrong in the heli market is with a Nexus Actually, it wouldn't be so bad either if it cost a LOT less ($80 sounds good) and had better parts support, but I can see that Kyosho is trying to phase it out so it's not even worth buying.

Josh

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09-02-2003 06:54 AM  14 years agoPost 10
RobG

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Duncan BC. Canada

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It gives me a warm feeling inside when we can all get together and bash the nexus
The hawk is nice and cheap. I've often thought about buying a hawk to throw around, but I haven't actually flown one so I can't really comment on it.
The raptor is nice, requires no upgrades and flies very well.
Either way, for your second heli I would strongly suggest a 50 size. You could sell your 30 sized engine and get yourself a 50.
Rob

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