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04-06-2017 02:55 AM  6 months agoPost 1
Aswick3

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Who if any can tell me about putting all new 'modernized' electronics and servos into a century hawk se heli!?
The heli is stock with airtronics 94102 servos, a pg2000 gyro, and an airtronics rx.. any help would be great. Thanks!

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04-06-2017 03:29 AM  6 months agoPost 2
helitom

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If you want to put newer electronics (servos & Gyro), simply take the old stuff out and put the new pieces in.

However, if you want to go to CCPM you will need to get the CCPM servo mounting pieces and CCPM swash used on the Century Raven. It is an easy change over once you get all the pieces. You can search the web for a Raven assembly manual and from that pretty easily determine what parts you need. Leisuretech in Canada should be your first stop to locate the parts. Try Century and Ebay next.

If you want to go further and do FBL, you will need a FBL rotor head. Any 10mm shaft FBL rotor head will work.

Finally, a FBL Hawk/Raven flies pretty darn good.

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

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04-06-2017 12:42 PM  6 months agoPost 3
allns47

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Save your money fly like it is until it hits the dirt and then move on

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04-06-2017 02:41 PM  6 months agoPost 4
Aswick3

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Thanks guys.. leisure tech is who I would get parts from bc unfortunately parts are hard to come by for this particular bird lol.. if anything I def want to put new servos in and a spectrum RX so I can use my same tx for all of my models.
Would that be possible to just get newer servos and a RX and be able to fly? I'll keep the original gyro and fly bared rotor.

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04-06-2017 02:54 PM  6 months agoPost 5
Pistol Pete

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Would that be possible to just get newer servos and a RX and be able to fly? I'll keep the original gyro and fly bared rotor.
Yes.

You can go about it two ways;
Inexpensive servos given you dont need high voltage and or high torque OR buy according to your next heli.

Given the great used bargains in the classifieds that can be had as a complete package, the latter is kind of moot but mentioned just on case.

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04-06-2017 02:56 PM  6 months agoPost 6
JuanRodriguez

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Absolutely..... is there anyone close to you that can help you set it up ? Judging from your questions, is this your first heli ??

Do you have access to a simulator?? Trying to learn on a heli with very limited parts support may prove to be very frustrating......

Before you attempt to fly it , best to learn the basics on a sim .....

And don't forget the training gear !

Been there, done that and old enough to know better.....

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04-06-2017 03:33 PM  6 months agoPost 7
MartyH

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Century Hawk Pro's fly very well with the stock plastic flybarred head. In my experience, trying to do anything different with it will result in a less well flying machine and a lighter wallet. I LOVED my Hawk Pro so much I wanted to treat it to the Century metal head and I ruined it. As sloppy as that plastic head was in so many dimensions, it didn't make a lick of difference in how it flew. I encourage you to only update what is necessary to fly and keep it as stock as possible. They are very nice flying helicopters.

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04-06-2017 06:56 PM  6 months agoPost 8
Aswick3

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That's the only 550 class I have.. I have 2 other smaller electric helis.. (by no means do I know what I'm talking with collective pitch helis).. I have hovered the hawk se a couple times prior to the main gear stripping on me.. I finally got my hands on the part.
The servos just seem really weak and slow, I wanna change those out and get a rx to be able to use my dx9..
I don't know much about what servos are good for it, which ones to get and what else I would need in order to use those new particular servos and/or rx.
You guys all know a heck of a lot more than I do when it comes to helicopters and what certain things do and don't do.
I'm pretty much looking for a slight better upgrade in those 2 situations, I'm not trying to change the whole heli over

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04-06-2017 07:51 PM  6 months agoPost 9
Four Stroker

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If the servos work, just leave them in there. They are probably appropriate for the heli. I still have Futaba 9202 servos in an old XCell. 0.22 seconds for 60 degrees at 6 volts - and I am running 4.8! About 50 in-oz. Premium servos 25 years ago.

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04-06-2017 09:59 PM  6 months agoPost 10
ICUR1-2

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you could probably get some align 610 servos cheap and same for a RX

if your looking for a cheap 7 channel dsm2 rx let me know or look for one

you should be able to get this all 150 -200$

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04-06-2017 10:14 PM  6 months agoPost 11
Aswick3

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Ok cool! Thanks again folks .. those servos you mentioned seem to be discontinued?? Are there servos that are comparable to those aligns.
I'm not trying to turn grapes into wine with this bird, just simply trying to use my spectrum TX with some newer and better parts.
I personally, do not know what will work together with whatever I have stock on this heli I.e gyro, rx, so anything that you guys suggest or write I take to consideration bc you all been doing this way longer than I have and have way more knowledge than I do

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04-06-2017 10:36 PM  6 months agoPost 12
Pistol Pete

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Take what you have as a starting base:

http://www.servodatabase.com/servo/airtronics/94102z

Here's the budget route:

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bi...p?&I=LXDTB3&P=M

Same speed but higher torque.

The servo database has specs for the align as well.

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04-06-2017 11:22 PM  6 months agoPost 13
Four Stroker

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If you put the wires into the shell in the correct order you can reuse the Airtronics servos.

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04-07-2017 05:19 AM  6 months agoPost 14
ICUR1-2

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Check out the classifieds here

https://rc.runryder.com/helicopter/t817462p1/

OR these are the replacement for the 610 servos

https://www.amainhobbies.com/align-...sd61501/p237623

Also these would do nicely
https://www.amainhobbies.com/savox-...-1258tg/p183316

the kit is just frame to carry all your electronics the electronics make the feel

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04-07-2017 01:29 PM  6 months agoPost 15
Aswick3

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Thanks! ^ im gonna look into that.. I'm sure I'll have questions down the the road haha I appreciate it

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04-07-2017 10:59 PM  6 months agoPost 16
ICUR1-2

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your dx9 can do dsm2 or dsmx

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04-09-2017 02:56 PM  6 months agoPost 17
chris6414

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+1 My Hawk Sport still flies great with Old Futaba 3004's analog servos. Mind you I found a Futaba GY-601 and Digi tail servo for it. Love my Hawk.

Century Hawk Sport, OS .32, Futaba 7C, GY-601 9251
Predator Gasser SE G-23, Fut 3010 servos, JR gyro/servo

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04-09-2017 10:58 PM  6 months agoPost 18
Aswick3

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Nice! I'm gonna see if I can try and find one of those, I know they're pretty hard to come by nowadays. Or something comparable to that one. I was gonna look at a spartan gyro

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04-13-2017 05:41 PM  6 months agoPost 19
flybarless

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Torrington, CT

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I'm in Ct, have a bunch of Hawk stuff and 1 set up on modern gear if you need a hand.

Just remember -- if the world didn't suck, we would fall off.

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