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Old Sep 26, 2012, 11:30 PM
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Could well be.

Or maybe they just pulled a SSS off the shelf, found the spar rod was missing... and couldn't get their own Customer Service Dept. to ship them one no matter how hard they tried? Maybe their Customer Service Dept. kept asking them to send in pictures of the box without the spar in it, and then took weeks to get around to examining the pictures, and then promised to get them the spar, and then sent nothing for the next three weeks, and didn't return phone calls, emails, etc. etc., and the deadline for shooting photos for the ad arrived before they had a chance to threaten to cancel the charge on their credit card? So they shot the photos without the spar?

There have been documented cases of that sort of thing happening, you know. Looks like no one, but no one, is immune.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...4#post18216784
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...1#post18291406
LOL.. L.A, you are funny too! THAT was deep. I feel your pain. You can express yourself. Everybody else does. Well, as long it's not in every post you're fine. But somethings telling me if you buy this LLLaastt time you will be fine. But have your wife's name on it instead
Change it up a little
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Old Sep 27, 2012, 12:35 AM
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Started building my SSS. I see what the posts on this thread ment about the control cables being to small, however, I went to my LHS and all I could find was 36" lengths of piano wire. These seem to be about 2 inches too short. all of the other premade type control rods from dubro, ect, seem to be only 30". Where are you guys finding longer lengths of piano wire?
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Old Sep 27, 2012, 06:16 AM
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Done with this thread.
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Old Sep 27, 2012, 07:21 AM
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Started building my SSS. I see what the posts on this thread ment about the control cables being to small, however, I went to my LHS and all I could find was 36" lengths of piano wire. These seem to be about 2 inches too short. all of the other premade type control rods from dubro, ect, seem to be only 30". Where are you guys finding longer lengths of piano wire?
Sullivan 36" golden rod, with the screw on connectors for both ends they fit just fine. got them at hobby town usa
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Old Sep 27, 2012, 10:34 AM
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A Hobbizone Champ (Tiny RTF plane, 3- channels, about 18" span, runs on one 1s 3.7V 135mAh LiPo, sweet flier) has carbon-fiber pushrods. On either end are piano-wire bent ends that are held on with CA glue (or epoxy) and the joint covered with very small shrink tubing. I might do that to mine, getting some 36" carbon-fiber rods, putting them inside plastic tube housings (does the SSS have plastic tube housings?), and putting metal ends (possibly Kwik-link rods) on either end, like The Don describes above.

Kwik-links have been good pushrod fasteners for 40 years now. Kinda hard to get on and off the servo or control horn, but you can tell visually when they are on and fixed, very adjustable, etc.

You can also solder two lengths of 1/16" steel wire together, if you use a good rosin flux (don't use acid flux) and if you have a good iron.

Alternatively, it's probably possible to join two pieces of 1/16" steel wire (on one piece and a Kwik-link rod) together with epoxy and a shrink tube. First use medium sandpaper (80 grit or so) to rough up each end (gives the glue something to grip), maybe bend one in a U shape with the extra part about an inc long, lay the other next to the U, coat with epoxy, let harden, then put the shrink tube on and heat-shrink.
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Old Sep 27, 2012, 10:40 AM
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Bitter much? Both links involve you, one over a year old.

This thread is about the plane, and you seem to want one but can't get one. If you want to trash the company or complain about their service, do it in their thread, or keep updating the ones you linked to, or start another one in Vendor talk. It doesn't belong here.
Fair warning. That sort of thing has apparently going on with BH for many years, according to several people who warned me.

I will report in detail my next transaction with them, good or bad.
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Sullivan 36" golden rod, with the screw on connectors for both ends they fit just fine. got them at hobby town usa
golden rods or golden cables? I looked at the golden rods, but I have never used them before, and couldn't really understand how they worked. Like, if you only used the inner sleave of the golden rod and slid it inside the sleaves that are preinstalled on the SSS ???? anyway8 bucks seamed a little expensive, so I looked at the golden cables, got more confused and would need 2 packages at 7 bucks each. so I came home with some .047 piano wire. fits the SSS's sleaves and servo horns perfectly.........but they are 2 inches short anyway, I'll get some of those threaded ends that can be soldered onto the ends of the piano wire and just use clevis's on each end instead of ez connectors.
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golden rods or golden cables? I looked at the golden rods, but I have never used them before, and couldn't really understand how they worked. Like, if you only used the inner sleave of the golden rod and slid it inside the sleaves that are preinstalled on the SSS ???? anyway8 bucks seamed a little expensive, so I looked at the golden cables, got more confused and would need 2 packages at 7 bucks each. so I came home with some .047 piano wire. fits the SSS's sleaves and servo horns perfectly.........but they are 2 inches short anyway, I'll get some of those threaded ends that can be soldered onto the ends of the piano wire and just use clevis's on each end instead of ez connectors.
No these are gold-n-rod there #2 steel rods threaded on each end,comes with plastic tube that goes in plane first,then rods go thru them,they also come with 4 golden threaded connectors,one for each end. pulling out the old plastic tubes was a pain. i had to take a rod and run it down the side of existing tube to break the thing loos enough to get it come out as they have glue on them.
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Old Sep 27, 2012, 03:18 PM
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The ads say that the stock SSS comes with an 8x6 propeller. You fellows who have received your Super Sky Surfers, can you say if that's the biggest propeller the plane can handle, without modifying the motor mount? Do the prop tips come within, say, 1/4 inch of the fuselage?

Would I need something to raise the motor up "higher than stock" to put, say, an 8-1/2" or 9" prop on it?
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Old Sep 27, 2012, 04:18 PM
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Just got an email from Banana Hobby. It was a response to the Customer Service form I filled out. It said Yes, they have stock in both the ARF and RTF versions of the SSS, and that all orders must be placed on line (including mine, to go there and pay cash). And it said that for local pickups they need 2 business days to process and order before setting up an "appointment" date and time.

So I guess that blows my hope of doing this tomorrow. Oh well. I have no real problem with this, as long as the store lays out somewhat reasonable terms (which this is) and then keeps their promises. Though of course I want the plane oh-my-gawd-right-this-instant-if-not-sooner. Guess it means that I have to wait until at least Monday (or Tuesday) to even make an appointment to come by at a later date.

Well, so far so good. If they make promises and keep them, I ask no more from a store.

Though of course if another store had the same plane for nearly the same price and said I could come there any time without and appointment and buy the plane right now, then I would give my business to that store instead of BH. That is competition, the other is keeping promises.

But BH is the only place that has this plane... which means BH is out-competing the competition, at least for now. I have sent them my order, and will of course keep MY promises.

More to come!

You can keep updating til the cows come home, but why litter this thread with your comments on the customer service interactions when that has nothing to do with the plane, how it's built, how it flies etc. BH has a well established customer service history, it's something that's been beaten to death. But flog away if you will, I just think it's completely off topic to this thread. Why don't you start a new thread in Vendor talk?
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Old Sep 27, 2012, 04:34 PM
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You can keep updating til the cows come home, but why litter this thread with your comments on the customer service interactions when that has nothing to do with the plane, how it's built, how it flies etc. BH has a well established customer service history, it's something that's been beaten to death. But flog away if you will, I just think it's completely off topic to this thread. Why don't you start a new thread in Vendor talk?
Agreed 100%, move it to the vendor thread.
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You can keep updating til the cows come home, but why litter this thread with your comments on the customer service interactions when that has nothing to do with the plane, how it's built, how it flies etc. BH has a well established customer service history, it's something that's been beaten to death. But flog away if you will, I just think it's completely off topic to this thread. Why don't you start a new thread in Vendor talk?
I agree with your point. I'll move them there.
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Old Sep 27, 2012, 04:41 PM
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Trigger Pulled. I hope it fits in my Jeep Cherokee.
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