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02-15-2011 11:05 PM  6 years agoPost 1
girwin1123

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Verona,Va

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Ok I have an extra Hawk in the hanger so I figure its time to flip this bird upside down. The extra bird is in the hanger because I know Im going to run this puppy into the ground. I have the flying around down pat with no problems now I want to step it up. Is there an article on how to set up the heli to go inverted? If not can anyone give me the set up needed to go inverted. Also how you make it flip upside down. I have watched tons of videos on this and I want to give it a try.

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02-15-2011 11:30 PM  6 years agoPost 2
Gehrbox

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Charleston,SC

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First - If you are not comfortable looping and rolling, learn those maneuvers before attempting inverted flight. MASTER inverted hover on a simulator. Learning inverted hovering is much like right side up hovering. Each orientation of the heli needs to be learned. When you master a position on the simulator, try it on the real bird.

The following was my initial Hawk setup, you may find that you need to tweak the curves slightly once you get comfortable upside down. These are just initial settings, depending on your setup you may find a need to alter these:

Idle up Throttle curve of 100,75,50,75,100

Pitch curve of 0,25,50,75,100

Zero pitch at center stick.

You need 9 to 10 deg Pitch with throttle stick at full position

and -9 to -10 deg pitch with throttle stick at idle position

To enter inverted, half loop or half roll upside down. When upside down apply enough negative pitch to hold altitude.

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02-15-2011 11:33 PM  6 years agoPost 3
Gearhead

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Vt

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are you doing loops and flips yet ????

Jim
Buzz Buzz Buzz

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02-15-2011 11:56 PM  6 years agoPost 4
girwin1123

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Verona,Va

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Yes just haven't got the inverted flight down yet. I didn't want to push the envelope until I had the extra helicopter laying around. I learned to fly the old fashioned way. Bought a helicopter no training gear started off getting the hover down. Then little hops then off the ground several feet and the same routine. I figure I had about a year doing this and then started figure eights and zooming around my yard. My yard is 13 acres. Of course along the way I drove it into the ground several times. The main lesson learned from the crashes is keep it simple stupid and take it slow. Every crash was a result of trying to do to much to soon. The first crash was really funny I flew it full speed into the ground and my daughter was sitting there next to me and looked at me and said " daddy that looked like a real helicopter crash". I about cried because I just ran a 1000 bird into the ground but laughed it off and bought the replacement parts. That was another lesson learned if you think you might have damaged something then replace it... Don't take a chance. But now I'm zipping around doing some loops and etc but I want to make sure the setup is right before flipping it and keeping it flipped.

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02-16-2011 01:09 AM  6 years agoPost 5
permagrin2010

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Surrey

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There is a sticky at the top of this forum for setting a HAWK PRO up for 3D and inverted.

https://rc.runryder.com/helicopter/t321886p1/

NOTE that I said PRO as it has a different system for suspending the feathering spindle in the dampers compared to the older ones which make it much better as a 3D heli and for inverted flight.

What version of the Hawk do you have?

If you do not have the PRO, then I would suggest that you add tese to your older Hawk.

http://www.centuryheli.com/products...m?prtnm=HW3180B

Check the rotor head instructions for the Hawk Pro (available on the customer support area) to see where they go.

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02-21-2011 12:35 AM  6 years agoPost 6
Ray Fernandez

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Guam (U.S.A.)

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I about cried because I just ran a 1000 bird into the ground but laughed it off and bought the replacement parts. That was another lesson learned if you think you might have damaged something then replace it... Don't take a chance
I would think the one most important invention this hobby ever had was the Flight Simulator. With it, you can crash all you want and not have to worry about buying replacement parts. Added to that you can practice your inverted flying until you are good and comfortable in performing the manuver with a real RC heli.

My two cents......

Ray Fernandez - GUAM

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02-21-2011 12:45 AM  6 years agoPost 7
helitom

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Pine Grove, Calif,​USA

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Oh yeah....it's lots easier if you have nose in hovering mastered as well.....

The older I get, the fewer things seem worth waiting in line for.

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