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Posted by gravityking | Nov 16, 2014 @ 07:38 PM | 1,786 Views
I post items for sale from time to time. I also read the nightmare discussions of "he said, he said this". This has prompted me to do a little post of "terms of sale" when purchasing from me. You can't say you didn't know! A link to this will be posted in every ad.

If I say it's used it is. If I don't remember if it is then I'll play it cautious and call it used.
If I say it's new it is. Everything I sell has pictures of the actual item and occasionally a stock photo will be used IN ADDITION to the actual item for sale.
All items, unless expressly stated in the ad, were working when it left my hands. I test every item so I can say it works when I sell it.
I am completely open to hear your complaints, concerns or requests and will always make an attempt to work out issues with you. If however you are a crack pot or otherwise any type of undesirable person all bets are off.
I sell to who I want to sell to. Usually this works on a first come, first serve basis but there are those.........

Shipping:

I DO NOT ship outside of the U.S. of A. The only exception, at my discretion, would be to Canada if you've been a member long enough with trade feedback I'm agreeable to.
I use USPS and UPS. If you favor one over another inform me and I'll use that carrier.
I pack to protect. And usually this means a bulkier package costing more to ship. You will be happy, I insist!
Insurance is your responsibility to request and pay for above and beyond all other terms/expense.
NEW Due to the many problems just trying to sell something and keep from being scammed and/or ripped off I am implementing some conditions to purchase. This is regrettable but as I said earlier I sell to who I want. I hope you can agree with it.

To be considered for the privilege to purchase you need to have 25 posts and a minimum of 5 positive feedbacks. If you can't meet this criteria a member who does that can & will vouch for you will work for me.

Here's to an amicable transaction, happy flights.
Posted by gravityking | Sep 20, 2014 @ 10:17 PM | 1,934 Views
Sept. 25-27, the 4th annual Helicopter Scale Masters hosted at Woodland Davis Aeromodelers . See Heli Scale Masters site for full itinerary or pilot registration. All proceeds from this event go to Autism Speaks.
Posted by gravityking | Oct 03, 2013 @ 01:07 AM | 2,119 Views
Our club, Woodland Davis Aeromodelers, is hosting 2 big events starting this weekend and our pride dictates we spread the word!

October 4-6, 2013 we host the Helicopter Scale Masters Fun Fly with proceeds going to Autism Speaks. Lots of clips of our last events on YouTube if you want to see what it's about.

Then October 10-13, 2013 we host The 34th Annual U.S. Scale Masters National finals. If you're close at all you won't want to miss this one! You'll see planes that will make you go home and dust off the building board. Beautiful scale "duplicates", not just models.

As always I'll be working the snack shack for these events. Always a favorite place to hang out and not just because of my sparkling personality! The foods pretty good. Come out, we would love to see you there.
Posted by gravityking | Sep 01, 2013 @ 07:45 PM | 2,813 Views
Just gripes me!
I got "The Wings Maker" JF-17 EDF jet kit. Pretty nice kit. Fair Chinese looking instructions, good hardware bagged for every step of the build, just a nice kit. Got to the end of the build and no decal sheet. Tear everything apart looking for something I don't ever remember seeing in the first place. Nothing.
Went to their online store and viola, they have a good parts list including the decal sheet. Only $8.00 I'll just pay it rather than write and waste time trying to get it replaced. I'm pretty forgiving, things happen, right? Fill out all the order info, get to the last page and added to the total is $7.99 shipping.
OK, now we've gone to far. $7.99 for an $8 part I shouldn't have to pay for anyway. And Southern Calif to Northern Calif. NO!
I email them and asked if due to the circumstances couldn't you put it in a $2.00 envelope instead?
The answer was "$7.99 is our standard handling charge as we have to do the same paperwork, pulling of part, packaging, etc. Perhaps you can find some more accessories to justify the charge."

I realize it's a $5.00 difference from what I was proposing but I've spent most of my life providing customer service and watching the competitors who don't disappear from sight. Just the way it should be.

I will be remembering this should I ever see "The Wings Maker" model that catches my eye.
Posted by gravityking | Jan 19, 2012 @ 11:45 PM | 3,315 Views
My name is Craig. A 50 something year old kid who has found his second childhood with the childs first love, RC planes. Actually as a kid it was control line because only the elite could afford RC. In my 20's I finally made it to the elite status and got my first high wing trainer. Upon mastering it and now ready to move to a low winger my wife suggested I retire from the hobby. You married guys know about these suggestions!
Here I am now, she is not, and my new wife thinks this is just the greatest thing. At least she has for the past 5 years!
I hope to be an asset to the forums with some build logs as stick building is my greatest joy in the hobby, flying is second, and along the way help some folks out.
I am active in a local charity that has great hopes of having a youth center soon and I hope to be able to use RC as a tool in this venture.
So there's a brief intro, Thanks for your time and have a blessed day.

Craig