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Old 06-19-2012, 02:56 AM
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They have there own forum seems they respond to this site pretty good also.
http://www.rcdiscuss.com/forum.php
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Old 06-21-2012, 01:51 PM
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Ordered the Dynam Hawk Sky fro Nitro Planes and it is missing the ESC. I have sent them multiple trouble tickets on their site and even stated that I will purchase the ESC if they will just reply.

No Reply.

Trouble ticket # BDN-659-55044 and that ticket references other tickets.
Drcrypto, have you tried the support telephone lines? Click "Support" on the Nitroplanes nav bar and note the phone numbers and times that support personnel are available (closed on weekends).
I got through by phone and got help from a support person.
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Old 06-21-2012, 04:41 PM
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I agree phone is a good way, if they are on facebook or twitter, try that 2. actually they dont suck near as much as they use 2 on support.

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Old 06-21-2012, 10:22 PM
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DO NOT DISCOUNT the power of social media.

Go to their facebook page, post the facts and watch what happens.

I had a smilar situation where I needed a motor shaft, online chat said NO, trouble ticket said "Not avaialble" but when I went to facebook...


I had the shaft in 3 days.

I was shocked, but happy I got attention.

(I helped that I copied and pasted the online chat for all to see how idiotic the representative was).



Good Luck.
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Old 06-22-2012, 04:44 PM
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Yes I agree with that. Those are the ways I communicate with them, "Be nice and courteous, but to the point, works everytime. Good Luck on your parts you need
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Old 07-28-2012, 04:16 AM
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The flying part I can handle, it's the electronics part that seems to screw me up. Have a HawkSky whose stock battery went belly up. Wires separated, so I trashed it. It was a 3s 11.1 1800 15c. As a replacement I bought the nitroplanes Gens ECO 2200 20c. Thought that would be a nice although not radical upgrade. Plane flew great for about 5 minutes. Some full-throttle, mostly half-throttle. Then motor cut out and I had to dead-stick it in. All control surfaces continued to work. Now motor makes little hesitant movements, but that's all. My question is, did I fry the ESC? I assumed the stock ESC could handle a 20c, but maybe I assumed wrong. Didn't feel any heat or smell any smell, but something's definitely not working. Receiver still binds with TX and control surfaces move, but no engine. Anybody care to offer a diagnosis?

And if the ESC or motor is fried, what's the recommended upgrade?
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Old 07-28-2012, 04:35 AM
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That sounds like it could easily be a bad connection between the motor and the ESC. Double-check your wires there, and any connectors between the motor and ESC.
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Old 07-28-2012, 05:15 AM
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Thanks, Mark...

I'll dig the ESC out of the bowels of the fuselage to check, but it sure seems unlikely that the electrical connections would suddenly let loose in straight and level flight. That's why I'm concerned about the battery upgrade.
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Old 07-28-2012, 05:20 AM
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Originally Posted by gnusman View Post
The flying part I can handle, it's the electronics part that seems to screw me up. Have a HawkSky whose stock battery went belly up. Wires separated, so I trashed it. It was a 3s 11.1 1800 15c. As a replacement I bought the nitroplanes Gens ECO 2200 20c. Thought that would be a nice although not radical upgrade. Plane flew great for about 5 minutes. Some full-throttle, mostly half-throttle. Then motor cut out and I had to dead-stick it in. All control surfaces continued to work. Now motor makes little hesitant movements, but that's all. My question is, did I fry the ESC? I assumed the stock ESC could handle a 20c, but maybe I assumed wrong. Didn't feel any heat or smell any smell, but something's definitely not working. Receiver still binds with TX and control surfaces move, but no engine. Anybody care to offer a diagnosis?

And if the ESC or motor is fried, what's the recommended upgrade?
It's not impossible you fried either the motor or the ESC, but don't blame the battery. The stock ESC can definitely "handle" 20c. The "c" rating simply rates how hard you can push the battery, but has nothing to do with how hard it taxes the motor and ESC.

Did you try to recharge and try again? Although GensAce is a good brand, even they can have a bad battery every once in a while. If you consistently get just 5 minutes or so, I'd start suspecting there's something up with your battery.

But truth be told, the stock motor and ESC for the Hawk Sky aren't the best quality (which is a shame, since the airframe is excellent). You may simply have worn out the electrics. A popular upgrade is the MicroJet v3. They even sell upgrade kits:

http://www.graysonhobby.com/catalog/...ck-p-1480.html

Just google microjet v3 hawk sky and you'll find videos on how to install it.

Good luck!
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Old 07-29-2012, 12:14 PM
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My motor made little hesitant movements, the problem was that the esc needed programming, this was not the stock motor and esc though, someone told me to look for a guide to program it which I found easily at the website where I bought the motor.
What/How you would do this with stock equipment I don't know but as soon as I read 'little hesitant movements' I remembered what happened with me.
Btw I used 2200mah batteries no probs.
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Old 09-15-2012, 08:11 PM
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I bought a Hawk Sky and so far the battery connector does not work when plugged in all the way. So, I'll fix that. Replace connectors.
But, the real problem is the servos for the elevators do not go back to the center position when the throttle is let go. What to do, what to do?
Have not flown it yet, but I will get there. Now that the power problem has been figured out. Might take the advice about packaging tape in certain areas so I don't bang it up too much, but not over do it.

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Old 09-15-2012, 09:29 PM
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Originally Posted by dtrobin1954 View Post
I bought a Hawk Sky and so far the battery connector does not work when plugged in all the way. So, I'll fix that. Replace connectors.
But, the real problem is the servos for the elevators do not go back to the center position when the throttle is let go. What to do, what to do?
Have not flown it yet, but I will get there. Now that the power problem has been figured out. Might take the advice about packaging tape in certain areas so I don't bang it up too much, but not over do it.

Thanks
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Sorry about the servos, but I had the same problem so I replaced them all with Hextronics. I also (out of the box), changed all connectors to Power Poles. I use Power Poles for all my electronics in all of my planes, and for all of my batteries. With items as inexpensive as the Hawk Sky and Bixler, I just assume any servos that came with them are best replaced, and the Hextronics 9-gram servos are so inexpensive yet pretty reliable (at least they have been for me).

Good luck!
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Old 04-24-2014, 01:57 AM
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Testing-- just want to see if anyone is still following this thread. I'm a new Hawk Sky (attempted) flier and may need some help from time to time.
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Old 04-25-2014, 01:09 AM
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Post away; I'm sure someone will show up to help.
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Old 04-25-2014, 01:15 AM
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Generic help for the Hawk Sky:


get a better plane

Older (still being sold) Dynam stuff is nowhere near as good as their newer products. If the servos, motor and ESC are labeled "Detrum" instead of Dynam you have some of the newer electronics and you should have few issues.

Dynam did finally decide that their little charger was doing more harm than good and are not putting it in the most recent production runs. (just deleted the charger, didn't replace it)

The foam airframe is fine.
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