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04-25-2009 05:56 PM  9 years agoPost 101
jameswill4

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I am thinking about getting one . Is heli-world the only place to get parts in the US.

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04-25-2009 06:08 PM  9 years agoPost 102
kraffty

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Got my NX today
Just got my NX50 today. Looks like most parts will interchange with Raven/hawk.

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04-25-2009 07:52 PM  9 years agoPost 103
canbarelyhover

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parts
i believe they have them in already. you just need to call since they're not listed on the heli-world site yet.

kraffty, congrats on the NX50! what do you plan on putting into that bad boy?

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04-25-2009 08:02 PM  9 years agoPost 104
kraffty

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I bought the combo. Will use OS hyper, Futaba 10C, 401/9254 combo. This heli at first glance looks like my Hawk/Ravens but with fiber frames instead of metal. And of course different canopy and control linkage setup. It looks like everything else is the same.

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04-25-2009 08:05 PM  9 years agoPost 105
kraffty

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Actually, last week Heliworld had a preorder. They came in stock there on Wednesday and I got mine on Saturday. They are showing in stock on the website now.

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04-25-2009 08:31 PM  9 years agoPost 106
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and,,,
as I know, the NX has a new Main Gear and new Tapered Pinion for the Tail Drive, the Crown and Tapered Pinion have deeper cut Teeth and the Underside Teeth has a tighter clearance to the Counter Drive Pinion,,

I wonder if Century will put these new gears in the Hawk Pro kits ??

Jim
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04-25-2009 08:57 PM  9 years agoPost 107
canbarelyhover

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new main gear
hopefully they completely phase out the old gear in new kits and spares. afaik the old gear was flexing like a flimsy plastic bowl and may have put extra stress on the countergear shaft esp with the os 50 hyper. i do notice one difference from before - the one-way bearing hasn't locked up yet. over 20 flights so far and crossing my fingers. oooops, i think i may have jinxed myself.

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04-25-2009 09:24 PM  9 years agoPost 108
canbarelyhover

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NX50 improvements i like
The start system. Simpler, quieter, looks to be more reliable but we'll see.

CG shifted forward allows for a smaller battery. Went from a 6oz A123 to a 2oz Lipo and it was still a little nose heavy...

But new servo layout allows you to mount the gyro in the back. This let me get proper CG for my particular setup(if you have lighter electronics this may not be necessary). As a bonus i have a slightly lighter heli by going to a smaller battery.

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04-25-2009 09:34 PM  9 years agoPost 109
kraffty

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Yes the main gear is different. My kit has the old style in the parts bag and a new style stapled to the bag as an upgrade. So it has both.

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04-25-2009 09:39 PM  9 years agoPost 110
t2o

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Are the pinion and tail drive gear different as well or just the main gear?

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04-25-2009 09:39 PM  9 years agoPost 111
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canbarelyhover,, did the Carbon Boom Supports com in the kit or is that something you added ??

kraffty,, "comes with both gears" that cool !!

Jim
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04-25-2009 09:56 PM  9 years agoPost 112
canbarelyhover

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i added the carbon boom supports, aluminum fan, and gyro plate mount.

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04-25-2009 10:15 PM  9 years agoPost 113
canbarelyhover

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Are the pinion and tail drive gear different as well or just the main gear?
the new main gear has a pinion to go with it. both should be in an extra bag as kraffty mentioned.

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04-25-2009 10:17 PM  9 years agoPost 114
Blade_Master1

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I can hardly wait for the parts to become available
lots of upgrades on the NX

I just want a couple of pieces

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04-25-2009 11:35 PM  9 years agoPost 115
canbarelyhover

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Not sure if this was mentioned before but the links are also beefier. Good for the heli, bad for your fingers.

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04-26-2009 09:18 AM  9 years agoPost 116
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kraffty,, can we get a photo of the new Main Gear and new Tapered pinion ??

Jim
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04-26-2009 01:23 PM  9 years agoPost 117
kraffty

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OK, I dont have my camera right here. When you say tapered pinion, do you mean the tail drive gear off the top of main gear? If so this gear looks the same. The 2 parts that are in the extra bag are the main gear and the countergear that rides inside the main gear. The difference would be hard to see in a picture. The main gear inside depth or height of the teeth are taller and also the countergear is taller by about a 1/16 inch. This would give more tooth surface area in contact. The rest of the gear on the top looks the same.I was thinking that the tapered part on the top and the tail drive would be beefier but not the case.

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04-26-2009 11:09 PM  9 years agoPost 118
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OK thanks,,

yes I did mean the tail drive gear off the top of main gear..

Jim
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