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Old 08-25-2008, 12:54 PM   #1
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Century Hawk troubles HELP

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Hi. I am an old time flyer but new to heli's. I am trying to get My Century Hawk Sport to stay in a hover . It seems that after about a minute of hovering 1 or 2 feet of the ground I have to keep applying more and more throttle to keep it up until I am at full speed and barely afloat and also the engine (TT 36) seems to start labouring when it reaches full throttle please help Me

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Old 08-25-2008, 01:29 PM   #2
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Re: century gawk troubles HELP

The Hawk Sport is an older version - did you get it used?

Sounds like your engine is heating up.

1) your idle screw may be set too lean

2) your main needle may be set too lean

3) your throttle to pitch curve may not be right on (too much pitch at hover and not enough throttle (like using too big a prop on an airplane's engine)

4) the engine piston may be scored

5) your fan may be missing some fins

6) any combination of the above.

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Old 08-25-2008, 03:46 PM   #3
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Too lean is my tough too.

Keep you head speed a little higher it helps the cooling

Hovering is the hardest thing for a little 30 size Nitro

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Old 08-25-2008, 04:22 PM   #4
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Re: century gawk troubles HELP

sounds to me like your pitch isnt right. i use linear on mine , do you have a pitch gauge? if so set your pitch on the radio to what it says in the manual. it should work fine after that. i have the tt39 as well and it runs perfect...
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Old 08-26-2008, 12:13 PM   #5
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Re: century gawk troubles HELP

Referring to #3 of my earlier post, you may want to verify that your mechanical set-up is as in this "sticky" thread at the top of the Century forum on RunRyder.


P.S. You may want to edit the title of your thread from "Century gawk" to "Century Hawk Sport"

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