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#1 Crater Maker Oct 02, 2012 12:28 PM

Hobby King Nightmare
 
Where can people post on here to let people know to steer clear of any dealings with Hobby King? Judging from the ads, they seem to own this website.

#2 dedStik Oct 02, 2012 12:56 PM

It's quite well known that you take your chances dealing with them. I've not had any problems using them though I've not bought any planes from them.

To answer your question though http://www.rcgroups.com/other-websites-257/ would probably be appropriate.

#3 BE77 Pilot Oct 02, 2012 01:00 PM

No problems here either. Sorry you had trouble.

#4 Mr. foambuilder Oct 02, 2012 01:13 PM

46 orders and counting, and no problems here. Just the slow shipping on Lipo batteries. No failed products yet, but we are not done yet either.:eek::rolleyes:;):popcorn:

#5 rtbates Oct 02, 2012 01:31 PM

12 HK planes w/o any issues THAT I couldn't fix...

HK is NOT for beginners.. Their planes all need a little something here or there.

#6 Crater Maker Oct 02, 2012 01:51 PM

Trust me, I'm not a beginner. Over 30 years in the hobby.
I have always scratch built and kit built large scale planes.
I decided to try out the XUAV P-38 from HK. It came in and had all kinds of problems. Email after email to get replacement parts was getting no where. They kept saying the parts were on the way, yet never seem to make it here. This has gone on for 4 months.
I finally got them to issue an RMA number and returned the plane and battery. 2 weeks later one of the replacement parts arrived, still not what is needed to put the plane together, but it doesn't matter. They have the plane and battery I returned with their RMA number.
They aknowledged they have it back, but now refuse to send another or return my money.
They say the parts they sent have fixed my issue.
Only issue I have now is no plane and no money.

#7 eflightray Oct 02, 2012 01:59 PM

Why not tell them direct, they have a forum in the Vedors section -

http://www.rcgroups.com/hobbyking-441/

#8 Crater Maker Oct 02, 2012 02:23 PM

Cool, That's what I was looking for. Thanks.

#9 rtbates Oct 02, 2012 02:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Crater Maker (Post 22894161)
Trust me, I'm not a beginner. Over 30 years in the hobby.
I have always scratch built and kit built large scale planes.
I decided to try out the XUAV P-38 from HK. It came in and had all kinds of problems. Email after email to get replacement parts was getting no where. They kept saying the parts were on the way, yet never seem to make it here. This has gone on for 4 months.
I finally got them to issue an RMA number and returned the plane and battery. 2 weeks later one of the replacement parts arrived, still not what is needed to put the plane together, but it doesn't matter. They have the plane and battery I returned with their RMA number.
They aknowledged they have it back, but now refuse to send another or return my money.
They say the parts they sent have fixed my issue.
Only issue I have now is no plane and no money.

I trust no one, haha...

Is there a thread on that plane in rcgroups? If not, start one and warn the rest of us about THAT plane... HK sells lots of planes. Some good, some bad, some pure junk..I only consider planes that do have threads...I think that's why I've had better luck than you... My HK Fokker DR1 came with a binding motor. I bought a $12 replacement and continued on. Total cost was still a bargain...Better luck next time or simply stick to what you know...

#10 Crater Maker Oct 02, 2012 03:02 PM

Stick to what I know?
I know when a plane has a cowl in the box from a totally different plane.
I know when the plastic parts for the prop are only half formed in the mold and you can only put one prop out of three on either one of the motors.
I know when I see one of the legs from the retracts broken off and thrown in the box.
I know how to count. One spinner in a kit for a twin engine airplane.
I know when a servo is glued in upside down with the output shaft pushed into the foam so it would go in the hole.

Even someone like you could figure out there is a problem with this plane.

You keep right on buying and rebuying parts to fix your Hobby King junk.
Better luck? lol Yeah, that's pretty lucky.

#11 zeezee Oct 02, 2012 03:17 PM

I am so sorry that this post upset some of our wonderful group of rc pilots. I had to delete everything i typed.WOW!!!! I got one point so why not two?? Even in as a wonderfuly nice place as this there seem to be alot of people that have a part of their anatomy that they love to have highlighted.........2 strike Dave

#12 chucksolo69 Oct 02, 2012 03:24 PM

I have ordered twice from HK and twice I have gotten what I ordered, albeit it took some time for me to get the products. Usually two weeks at the earliest. Bottom line is, people buy from HK because of price, not necessarily quality. Buy cheap, you get cheap.

#13 robbthepilot Oct 02, 2012 04:53 PM

Nothing else to say

#14 Crater Maker Oct 02, 2012 06:47 PM

robbthepilot. 115 posts..... Guess that makes you an old hand at this site. cough-cough-schill-cough.

#15 Crater Maker Oct 02, 2012 06:56 PM

Chuck- I understand the whole "You get what you pay for". I just wish I would have actually gotten it. They have the plane and the money.
If that is the way they do the majority of their customers, I don't think they will be in business very long.

What kills me is when anyone says how bad the products and service is with Hobby King, how fast the schills swoop in like a bunch of nasty little buzzards to pick up the couple of little coins HK throws on the ground for them.
They offer no help, insight or alternatives. They only attack you and accuse you of being inept or a liar. Nothing screams SCHILL any louder.


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