Have you ever flown a set of DW's? If so what exactly do you find so wrong that you would recommend keeping Rotor Hawks instead. It just seems that you have some sort of bias against my dad's blades. I was just wondering. The fact that they are difficult to hand start can not be the only reason. The difference in flight chacteristics would lead someone of a logical mind to choose the Dragon Wings.
I agree with Paul about using the Rotor Hawk blades. The main reason is they are good for Student training. First of all they are lower performance so the airspeed won't be as fast. When the student is practicing spinning up the blades for a crow hop and either manages to flap them or damage them while learning. I consider it a less costly mistake with the Rotor Hawks than with the Dragon Wings.
Since John has both sets of blades. He would be better off training on the Rotor Hawks. When he has more hours he will then want to change to the Dragon Wings. Since he will then have more experience.
Of course the Dragon Wings will out perform the Roror Hawks. But like I mentioned above. I'd rather trash a set of Rotor Hawks than Dragon Wings.
I realized after I went back and read the original post again that the student pilot was talking about crow hopping. I therefore would like to apoligize to Mr. Bruty. I agree that using the Rotor Hawks to learn on would be a good idea. Sorry Paul :-[
It looks like Roger and John can help each other. Once John get's some time on the RotorHawks and converts to the DW, he can sell the Rotor Hawks to Roger so he can train.
John, When your ready, Switch over to the Dragon Wings and you'll see a big performance Differance in your gyro. I was sceptical at first, until I tried them. All I can say is WOW!!! "OH my God!!! She climbs like a rocket and cruises at 70mph. Whips around trees and fly's like I stole it! Who ever says DW are hard to spin up I disagree with. But then again, I have a prerotator.
Roger, Once you get some time and training under the Rotor Hawks, Switch to DW. MHO.
BTW John, Why do you think a few posters here say you can sell your DW to them? Scott Essex has a set of Rotor Hawks, and very soon he will fly my DW and see the light. He listen to me and others, and I think he's ready to buy a set based on what he's heard from people that fly them. THEY ROCK!!!