After alot of false starts it looks like theMONSTR TD/F3j plane might finally be coming...
SO in order to raise money for the molds to be cut - I am working on putting together another group sale on a nice molded 3.5m F3j/TD plane...
Pics coming soon.
If you have interest - let me know by PMing me, messaging here, or emailing me please.
These planes are built in Europe and have been flown often in contests over there. These are V-tail, approx 2kg AUW, 3.5m with a proprietary TD/F3j fast wing. Thats all the info I am giving at the moment...
Last straw on this for me was today.
I have always gone far out of my way for everyone here on RCgroups. I have offered free products, backed up everything I have ever sold fairly and quickly.
And I have ALWAYS followed the rules when it comes to selling within the USA, not shipping into other areas, etc etc.
Im done - I am so tired of everyone else cheating, playing games, and most offensive giving credit to others especially when those others are constantly failing to follow the rules.
Im sure some of you are reading this and it makes no sense to you.. Its ok this isnt really meant for you anyway.
Here is some recent facts:
Having spent a large amount of time being the FIRST to promote a certain line and getting them ALOT of attention here. I find that now anyone willing to place an order for more than two can go buy directly and BOOM another distributor has the product dropping sales to a point where purchasing for stock seems silly.
Spending thousands of dollars with a manufacturer to bring in new unknown planes for testing only to be told that another LARGER distributor is going to sell the product and threatened them they wont take it on if I have access to it. Thats AFTER the money, months of time, and all the energy was spent on getting ready to offer the product. And on top of that the "big" guys offer the plane up for 50% more than I had planned on. That really benefited the RC community didn't it?
Thats right - I have in my hand tiny little BECs for 2S Lipo use for DLGs.
These even have an LED on them to let you know when your battery is ready for a recharge!
Ill be adding them to the website shortly - however $20 Shipped for anyone who want to PM or email me for them (Con-US only and via US Mail).
Working on 2S Lipo batteries also now - I might have some here soon.
For those of you that got in on the Topsky Factory bundle that went off last month you will be happy to know the long awaited servos are finally on their way to me. I expect - barring import issues - to see them this week and will send out the servos ordered as soon as they arrive.
Thanks for your patience!
Also I have a bunch of new and unused Hyperion DS-16TMD servos that I cant use if anyone wants them. $30 each plus shipping. I have I think 6 or 8 of them.
Well for me anyway...
It seems once Skip Miller Models found out that I also had been working with MVM models - they stepped in and forced their hand making MVM cut me off.
Its actually a little sad really - Since I had been contacted directly by MVM back in May - and SMM just bumped into the product afterwards. But me having a day job meant they could build and test their plane before I could test mine - beating me to the sale.
What is even sadder to me is it was My mistake that caused them to step in. I contacted Cody and Skip to let them know I was also selling the plane and did not want it to cause problems between us. No fighting, work together etc etc.. yada yada yada
Call it extending an olive branch.
Seems Cody took that info in a different direction and shoved that olive branch somewhere dark and nasty - I guess that teaches me a lesson huh?
After I found out about SMM product announcement I contacted MVM and this is what I was told:
I am realy sory About that. We told you that we sent one model we didn`t know he is distributor.We tought he is only pilot.When we sttarted to advertise it we couldnt send one plane and wait we want to sell a lot because we have staff to pay and other expences.I hope you understend .We want to work with you .Did you try the 2m one how is it flying?
Ivo Milev "
They claimed to want to work with me still - I didnt threaten them - Didnt scream and yell - I played nice....
That was the last I...Continue Reading
Lets see if the weather holds - if so the 2m and the Vulture F3j/TD 3.5 will have their FIRST TEST FLIGHTS!!!!
If all goes well we are that much closer to an intro sale!
Here are the teaser pics!
Here us the other pertinent info you all want to know............
AUW = 78-oz (plus or minus depending on final nose weight)
Wing Area = 7.75 sq-ft
Wing Loading = 10.1 oz/sq-ft
We can shave a little weight off if we change some servos. I chose Hyperion Metal Gear DS-16 servos for flaps and ruddervators - I should have probably went with the DS13's.... They are rated at 100 ounces/inch and would have been fine and saved approximately 1.5 ounces. This is also with a 2100mah Nimh.
First flight testing will be as soon as this blasted wind dies down! Probably Friday. Once we are tested and trimmed we will do some winch testing. Assuming it survives the winch I will start a introductory sale for those interested....
OK all! You heard my announcement that we brought in from Europe the new Vulture 3.5m F3j/TD ship! Yup the 3.5m Vulture F3j/TD from MVM Models in Bulgaria!
We are finally about ready to do some testing on the Vultures that we brought in for testing back in July!
Currently the ultralight 2 meter is about ready for its first flights - should be next week due to a hurricane on its way into the east coast!
The Vulture 3.5m is next to be built - waiting on the digi servos from Hyperion which should be here next week. Did I mention I carry Hyperion now? Hmmmmm might have missed that one
From what I have heard so far - testing should prove out there is no issue with these planes! In which case I plan on setting up something special for you that are interested!
All I ask - is give me a couple of weeks and then we should be all set!
Questions? Comments? Let me know in PM or here - whatever floats your sailplane!
Thanks for all the support - it means alot to me and I will continue to bend over backwards to make sure you are all satisfied!!
Well it seems big business is rearing its ugly head again!
Someone out there - I wont say whom - is apparetly upset that me (the little guy) is selling more Topsoaring than him...
Im not sure what I have done wrong since I sold at the same price as him. Of course I worked VERY hard at giving truly spectacular service and have been ridiculously honest in all dealings with everyone even sending people to the Big Guy when i was out of stock.
And to think - I was the one to send Topsoaring to him when i noticed he was buying the "Kung Fu"from Hong Kong.
Sometimes it doesnt pay to be a nice guy.
Well I hope he does well - he now has all topsoaring on sale under cutting my price (I didnt undercut his) I assume he hopes I cant compete and will fold up shop. Even went as far as to openly post a For sale notice in MY FSW thread... Hard to imagine.
Well - it isnt gonna happen - Im not going anyware.... If you want to save a couple of bucks you can certainly buy from the other guy instead of me. I wont hold it against you. Just remember what he is doing to the little guy - and that you are supporting him in his efforts. Then if your conscience is clear feel free.
Ill be here for the long haul.
I have new stock in on the Viper and the Ts1
As well as the NEW Topsky-MINI
Plenty of Servos in stock (TS-47)
Also batteries coming soon (300MAH for the DLGs and 2300mah for the larger birds)
LASTLY - I have new KEVLAR PODS (painted in the mold) for the VIPER which means they are 2.4g friendly!