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Old Sep 29, 2015, 11:35 AM
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Hobby King green pterodactyl ornithopter available in US warehouse

I am seriously thinking of getting this bird but hate to be the first one Hope to see review soon
hobbyking.com/hobbyking/.../__77830__Pterodactyl_Ornithopter_EPP...
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Old Sep 29, 2015, 04:23 PM
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Copy of http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2381951 ?
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Old Sep 29, 2015, 04:37 PM
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VOXEL are you saying that the Kickstarter Ornithoper by Paulgcorp is the same
pterodactyl ornithopter that Hobby king is now selling RTF from their US warehouse?
Or is the Hobby king pterodactyl ornithopter a clone?
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Old Sep 29, 2015, 06:25 PM
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99.9% Shure it's the same thing. PaulG will have a gyro system and (hopefully) the tan/brown version.

Hopefully I will get my Kickstarter version soon.
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Old Sep 30, 2015, 02:08 PM
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Review of the HobbyKing Pterodactyl ornithopter will be here in RC Groups soon as the model is arriving next week and I will be right on it. Mike Heer
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I just ordered mine, I am so n the west coast so let's see how long it takes to get here. I'm thinking Monday.
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Old Sep 30, 2015, 03:22 PM
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I doubt this is a "copy" or a "clone". I believe it's the exact same thing. Neither PaulGToys or HobbyKing make this product. Both buy it from the original manufacturer. The big difference is that the PaulG product had to be done via "Kickstarter". In reality, all it was, was a "pre-order" system. PaulG likely didn't have the guts to market them without knowing how many he could sell. HobbyKing is a big enough company, they could do it straight away. I wish I had waited for HobbyKing. Far less anxiety and not knowing if the Kickstarter thing was (or is) a scam. We still haven't seen our Pteros yet.
As for the gyro, I wanted the one without but PaulG decided not to sell those due to poor interest. I really doubt the gyro will make that much difference on a plane that nearly shakes itself to death when flying. Gyros hate that.
BTW, it was already for sale via AliExpress even before PaulG got the idea to market it. The problem is AliExpress is a bit dicey to deal with. I know. I bought an EDF from them and I never really knew if I was ever going to get it or if I was just screwed out of my money. Luckily, it did finally come.
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Old Sep 30, 2015, 06:45 PM
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I just hope my brown/tan version will ship soon from PaulG
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I just hope my brown/tan version will ship soon from PaulG
On Sept. 14, PaulG stated in his update on Kickstarter that shipping will be 2 to 2.5 weeks. That puts it about NOW! If I don't hear anything by sometime next week, I may consider chasing after VISA. I've already talked to VISA and they said I'm perfectly within my rights, after such a long delay, to begin a dispute and after 2 weeks, should get my money back. I'll let VISA deal with PaulG. (Can you believe that these days, more and more people are putting HobbyKing on a higher pedestal than other sellers. Remember the old days?)
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PNF version for $157 .78 http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...dproduct=77825
And red/black version as well http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s..._Red_PNF_.html
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New price few minutes later $146.51 on the same link.
The lowest respectively slowest shipping to US is about $60
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New price few minutes later $146.51 on the same link.
The lowest respectively slowest shipping to US is about $60
That's the price after you log in. The non-log-in price is always higher.

It's a pretty good deal considering what we all paid for the PaulG RTF version, that we still have yet to hear anything about delivery on.
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That's the price after you log in. The non-log-in price is always higher.

- You are right . The second price is after I logged in.


It's a pretty good deal considering what we all paid for the PaulG RTF version, that we still have yet to hear anything about delivery on.
Sorry about that ! I even tryed to warn you since there was a lot of sings that something isn't right. http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...3&postcount=41
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Sorry about that ! I even tryed to warn you since there was a lot of sings that something isn't right. http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...3&postcount=41
Yeah, that was my first foray into a Kickstarter scheme. The wait has been unpleasantly lengthy and the lack of communication has made it extremely dubious. It will be my last venture into anything to do with Kickstarter schemes or crowd funding schemes. Just too easy for scammers to front their business. I'm still hoping that the product will be shipped soon and I won't have to go to VISA for my money. Nevertheless .................................. NEVER AGAIN!
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And I hope someone at PaulG didn't just take a can of brown spray paint to an other color bird

There is always the hope that the new "gyro" will make the bird handle better at low/no flap rate (watch all the landings in the videos).
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