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HelicopterCentury Radikal G20-30 N640 Hawk Predator › Hawk Tail Rotor direction
12-18-2003 05:31 PM  13 years agoPost 1
RC-Hawk

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Westminster Colorado

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Does anyone know how to change the tail rotor direction?
I am gearing up to drop the Hawk III mechs in an airwolf body and would like to get the tail rotor on the left side (instead of the right), I flipped the gear box, but this made the tail spin clockwise. I tried to get the shaft into the tail gearbox from the oposite direction, but the case would not go together due to the gearbox not being symetrical from left to right as far as gear depth..

Thoughts... Suggestions????

Thanks in advance for any helpful advice.

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12-18-2003 05:54 PM  13 years agoPost 2
hawkflier

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Cameron Park, Ca.

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start the engine backwards

who the hell typed hawkflier instead of hawkflyer? Must have been that red headed stepchild of mine

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12-18-2003 06:33 PM  13 years agoPost 3
Wisdom-Seeker

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Danville, CA

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Just turn the tail gearbox over when you clamp it on the boom. You'll have to run the pushrod on top of the boom, but which way the tail rotor spins is of no importance except for how you mount the tail blades. You may have to do something funny to mount the tail fin.

When it comes to setup, the only thing necessary is to change the direction of throw on the tail pitch servo to do the right thing.

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12-18-2003 07:46 PM  13 years agoPost 4
RC-Hawk

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Westminster Colorado

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I was always told that it is best to have the tail blades cutting up into the rotor wash...
Is this not fact?

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