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02-06-2006 10:23 PM  12 years agoPost 1
tailspin2

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England

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Hello all,

Someone recently donated their Hawk Sport to me. I'm trying to get it set up as a hack and could do with some advice please.

Inherited spec:

Basic Hawk Sport

SC 36H Mk2

I've put these bits on it so far (all taken from what I had lying around):

3001 on throttle

9001's on elevator, aileron and pitch

Gy401 and 9254

tail servo mount

I'll also be fitting the bearing upgrade before flying.

The biggest problem I've got is getting the tail control rod to run smooth. As with my Raptor I've cut down the metal tail rod but when connected through the rod guides and tail fin support bracket it doesn't run smooth enough. I'd try a carbon rod but with the tail fin bracket in place a straight run to the tail pitch lever isn't possible. Any suggestions here would help please.

As I'm new to Century helis is there any thing else I need to look out for?

As the Hawk is only going to be used as a hack I'm trying to avoid the bling factor so functional help only please!

As always I look forward to your opinions and experiences!

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02-06-2006 10:44 PM  12 years agoPost 2
SteveH

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Texas

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On the tail pitch binding, drill out the holes in the wire guides one notch larger and that will help.

The government cannot give you anything without first taking it from someone else.

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02-07-2006 03:20 AM  12 years agoPost 3
Buzzin Brian

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College Station, Texas

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Also if need be do not run the rod through the guide in the fin mount. I couldn't get away with that with my old Hawk SE, and doubt that has changed on your model. I have never used that guide, and quite frankly it is not needed IMPO. Look down the rod from the end of the tail and make it as much of a straight shot as you can, then things should free up quite a bit. That and what Steve suggested and all should be silky smooth. Good luck, and have fun.

Build it, fly it, crash it. Repeat as often as needed.

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02-07-2006 06:10 AM  12 years agoPost 4
Gearhead

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Vt

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one thing I did on my Hawk's tail was I used only 2 linkage guides, that reduced drag on the linkage, I found it to work fine and I didn't find much need to use 3 guides on such a short boom,,,

as for getting the tail linkages smooth you need to start by getting the linkage as straight as possible by adjusting the guides, then you need to set the tail's bellcrank 80 degrees to the boom, then adjust the rod ends to get the end of the linkage lined up with the ball on the bell crank, when you do this make sure your rudders servo arm is at 90 degrees, go to the Century site and see page 31 of the Hawk SEv2/ Falcon SEv2 on-line manual, it will show the bellcrank at 80 degrees..

don't glue the linkage guides to the boom, put short pieces of black electrical tape on the boom, then slide the guides over the tape, then cut the extra tape off with a hobby knife...


Jim

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02-08-2006 07:56 PM  12 years agoPost 5
JoeB1

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Ireland, Wicklow

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If its a second hand heli and it was already used as a learner after you have your tail sorted check your engine. The SC are not the best of make especially when used as a learner as they may have been running bad and got a lot of pre-mature wear. Bearings are common to go early aslo.

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02-08-2006 08:04 PM  12 years agoPost 6
Gearhead

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Vt

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if you do drill-out the guides as Steve suggested then I would use all 3 guides, that should work great..

Jim

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02-08-2006 11:44 PM  12 years agoPost 7
oldfart

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Vancouver, Canada

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If you have trouble keeping the SC36 engine running properly, I would suggest that you find someone with a trashed OS engine and see if you can buy the carb from it. Or better yet put an OS engine or something better on it.

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