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03-30-2010 12:26 PM  10 years ago
hbk2owner

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Thanks Fboss,but Ray Fernandez is sending me a starting shaft.I should get it today.As soon as I get it,I will try it out.Im sure thats gotta help..Thanks anyway.
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03-31-2010 11:32 PM  10 years ago
Dilbeck

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I cant wait to here the end result of this story....Clint
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04-01-2010 01:07 AM  10 years ago
hbk2owner

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well the heli is still on hold. we are still waiting on parts.
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05-14-2010 10:23 PM  10 years ago
hbk2owner

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I tryed to start it up the other day it wont start up. dont know why it wont.
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05-14-2010 10:31 PM  10 years ago
Frank Bostwick

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Only a few things will stop it from starting

Bad glow plug and/or other glow plug problem
ground, fuel soaked, loose, bad heater.

No fuel to the motor

No air to the motor (carb is closed)

No pressure feeding fuel. check all lines, check clunk, check fuel has not gelled in system

If the glow is working, its got gas and air it will start. May not run good (tune) but it will start

Also is the head,carb and muffler tight?
RIP ROMAN
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05-17-2010 09:24 PM  10 years ago
seflyer

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most likely the problem has been covered already, but by any chance is your starter running the right way, the hawk is one of the few helis left that can be turned backwards with the starter, no built in one way. you can usually crank forever and it won't start. should be counter clockwise looking down at the start adapter.

Kevin
My heli is right side up -- the world is upside down
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05-31-2010 05:14 AM  10 years ago
motorhead540

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hawk starting
hey did you get your heli to start ? how old is the fuel? I have been flying a hawk . Well attempting to continue to fly a hawk started with a sport that i crashed due to a flame out awhile back then a hawk pro with an os 32 . It also crashed due to a flame out so i have been just staying close to the ground doing alot a hovering in ground effect or no higher then 10 foot. Well long and short of it i finally used up the gallon of fuel i had been using. I have been flying planes and heis on the fuel for awhile all seemed to be ok never had any problems with the planes only my helis. Well i changed to a brand new jug of the same fuel 15% heli coolpower took my heli out again this weekend and could not get the heli to run did some checking and ended up having to close the main to just barely over 2 turns to get the engine to start again. By awhile i mean that i dont fly very often you get the idea where this is goiing. I think the fuel had lost most of its kick ie either the nitro or methanol content had evaporated away or out of the fuel. The main screw had been almost 5 turns out to get it to run with the old jug of fuel did some quick looking thru reciepts where i had purchased the heli and the planes where the fuel had come from and determined that the fuel must have been almost 4year old since i had got it no telling how old it really was.Well with the new fuel my helis has been running now 3 tanks in a hover did some mild pitch bumps from hover to about 15 feet durning these tanks and the engine still continues to sing great. I will hover a few more tanks before doing any circuits again but i belive the fuel was causing my problems. As for starting i use a aircraft starter cone and a no one way bearing for quite awile with no problems. I always get it to run very easy
wife says if i'm going to be an addict at least its to a heli
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06-01-2010 05:05 PM  10 years ago
hbk2owner

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It still has not been started up.
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06-04-2010 12:00 AM  10 years ago
reddragon

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I had a problem starting my Hawk Pro recently after dozens of flights. I think it was the glow plug igniter as it started after I switched to my spare igniter, even though the glow panel indicated that enough current was reaching the glow plug with the first igniter. Even though yours seems fine and it is fully charged I would still try another igniter just to make sure. These things may have a short that you may not notice while you're trying to start the helicopter but it looks just fine once you have it alone with a glow plug glowing brightly. To be sure I would even try one that doesn't have a self contained battery that you charge, try one that is powered by a glow panel.

I'm not sure if you checked this but is everything connected properly inside the fuel tank? The tubes that are inside the tank are fiddley. Check them to make sure that they are set up correctly as they are in the manual. Also as RM said earlier make sure the fuel lines are not broken or leaking in the tank. A little crack/rupture (though you may not see it) can create a massive headache like the one you have now. This happened to me several years ago and I couldn't figure out why I was having engine issues. Replace all the fuel lines if you haven't already done so.

I notice that you also have an aluminum fuel filter that unscrews so that you can clean the screen. You may have an air leak there as well or it may be clogged. Try one of the Sullivan Fuel Filters as it's completely sealed (no chance of air leaks) once it's in the line and it's clear so that you can see if it's blocked. Try starting the Hawk without the filter first to see if this helps, run a straight fuel line directly to the carb.

All of our experiences here are a potential solution.
Good Luck and keep trying until it starts.
Wayne - Fly it like you stole it! You're in good hands with Runryder!
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