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11-07-2004 02:13 PM  13 years agoPost 1
ronaldc

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Has any of you guys tried using the OS46 engine in the Raven 30 . I have a new OS46 laying around that I was going to use by just changing the engine mount and the 14T counter gear. What everyone think? Is it worth trying or waste of time?
Thanks RonC

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11-07-2004 04:14 PM  13 years agoPost 2
flipped2left

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I don't see why not. i have one in my hawksport which is basically a raven/falcon since i have the metal side frames on it and it flies good! ken

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11-07-2004 11:34 PM  13 years agoPost 3
SteveH

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I've done the same thing on a Hawk SE back when they made them and I changed the mount and the pinion gear and it worked out good. Later, I changed the boom and main rotor blades to 600 mm and that worked even better. Then I had a Falcon.

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11-08-2004 01:42 AM  13 years agoPost 4
Syclic

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Major Differences
flipped2left

Just a heads up here. You said "...i have one in my hawksport which is basically a raven/falcon since i have the metal side frames on it and it flies good!"

Just to keep everyone properly informed, there is a lot of MAJOR differences between a Raven50/Falcon SE and a Hawk Sport beside the lower frames, the different gearing and the longer boom/blades.

About the only things they share in common of consequence are the upper side frames and the great clutch & two stage power system and rather bullet proof start system (& in the case of the Falcon the same collective lever control system).

The main rotor is very different - bearings everywhere, 6mm feathering spindle instead of 5mm, thrust bearings, 4mm flybar instead of a 3mm unit, a heavy duty flybar control yoke instead of two seperate flybar control arms.

The Raven/Falcon has a super smooth and slop free two bearinged swashplate that has both inner and outer stars made of machined aluminum instead of the (albeit very good in its' class) one on the Hawk that has a machined inner star and a GRP outer star.

The tail rotor drive system is also very different. The Raven 50 and Falcon SE now use a constant tail rotor drive system and the full stainless steel torque tube drive system from the Predator (only shorter) and the full triple bearings tail rotor system from the Predator with the steel hub.

Though the Hawk Sport is a very nice flyer - the Raven 50 and Falcon SE are in a much higher class. They are more like smaller high end 60's then larger upgraded 30's.

Just tryinmg to keep everything clear.

Albert

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11-08-2004 03:21 AM  13 years agoPost 5
flipped2left

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yep i agree! and i have everything on it that you have mentioned but initially it was a hawksport first and i did the gradual upgrades but i still refer to it as a hawksport. by the way i put my collective lever on the right instead of the left, it may seem awkward but when you are dealing with a scale fuse, sometimes you gotta do something to eleminate rubbing or something else. yes it still is a hawksport in my opinion. ken

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