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Old Nov 25, 2012, 08:21 AM
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Oh great, that means the stuff I ordered on 4th November may still be a couple of weeks away! What is it with HobbyKing shipping these days?
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Old Nov 25, 2012, 11:48 AM
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I find you always should spend the extra on ems shipping. My stuff took 6 days to get to my door in cent cali.
Took 7 days just for my stuff at USA warehouse to be shipped!
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Old Nov 25, 2012, 12:22 PM
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I placed my order for the G31 from Hobby Dream on October 21. Still has not arrived, no tracking infomation, and my emails have gone unanswered. I'm not in a rush for it but would like to know where is at least.

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Old Nov 25, 2012, 12:50 PM
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I was pretty disappointed with the order experience. I had to prompt them about payment. I paid via PayPal and they did not credit my account for 16 days and it took another 16 days for the order to arrive.

Lesson learned is to check status on any order to make sure they credit the order. It sat for 16 days in "Payment Pending" status. Never gonna let that happen again.

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Old Nov 25, 2012, 01:53 PM
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I was pretty disappointed with the order experience. I had to prompt them about payment. I paid via PayPal and they did not credit my account for 16 days and it took another 16 days for the order to arrive.

Lesson learned is to check status on any order to make sure they credit the order. It sat for 16 days in "Payment Pending" status. Never gonna let that happen again.

RWW
When you pay by PayPal, you have the option of using the PayPal grievance procedure - it seems to really light a fire under most vendors!
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Old Nov 25, 2012, 07:59 PM
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I thought the thread might benefit from a beauty shot or two...mine with the Robird. Happy flying!
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Old Nov 25, 2012, 10:09 PM
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The canopy, controller and ESC are almost colour coordinated! Tidy looking heli!
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Old Nov 25, 2012, 10:18 PM
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Thanks. The canomod blowout that helidirect had recently really did wonders for it.
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 12:46 AM
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My RJX FBL Head finally arrived today. I ordered it from Hobby King on Oct 23 and it arrived today. My Robird G31 controller that I ordered from http://www.tarot-rc-heli.com/ has also shipped. I should have it on Tuesday or Wednesday of next week. I hope to have the heli in the air (weather permitting) on Saturday. It has been cold so I hope it warms up a bit and the wind calms down.

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Helidirect now has the 500 RJX head for less than Hobbyking.

The one I got had two different styles of link balls on the pitch control arms, one had a slightly longer neck than the other. Replacing the ball probably would have meant returning the entire head that was otherwise perfect so I just bought a second set of pitch control arms which I'm sure I'll eventually need anyway because the arms always bend in a crash.

I really, really like the clean and simple look of the RJX head compared to Align etc with all their unnecessary embellishments in the CNC. The only thing I would change is the head button, I'd prefer a larger disk shaped one like the Trex 500 FB head has rather than the small dome shaped one RJX uses. Also getting it lined up on the head and screwed down straight is a pain in the arse, they should have added a flat spot on the top of the head for this instead of making the bottom of the head button's stem concave.
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 08:51 AM
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I would much rather do business with Helidirect than Hobby King. I did not find the head on the HD site when I ordered from HK. I will be looking at the HD site for replacement parts if I break anything.

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PS If my order from HK had not arrived on Saturdaay I was going to contact PayPal as the 45 day limit is comming up rapidly.
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 01:05 PM
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I would much rather do business with Helidirect than Hobby King. I did not find the head on the HD site when I ordered from HK. I will be looking at the HD site for replacement parts if I break anything.

RWW

PS If my order from HK had not arrived on Saturdaay I was going to contact PayPal as the 45 day limit is comming up rapidly.
I finally got my stuff this morning - so it took 22 days from when I ordered it. I guess that's not that bad, but still over a week longer than it took an order from Leadershobby to come thru.
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 03:00 PM
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I would much rather do business with Helidirect than Hobby King. I did not find the head on the HD site when I ordered from HK. I will be looking at the HD site for replacement parts if I break anything.
It was in the "other" section on Trex 500 aftermarket parts. The direct link I posted in the HK500 thread now gives a "product not found" error so I think they are just clearing out the RJX stock and won't be carrying them anymore. Going to have to locate a new local source for RJX head parts now


You could always order direct from RJX's website instead of going through HK.

Anyone here have any experience with Spectrum servos? They have a number of digital servos with pretty good specs in the 450-600 size range range that compare favorably in price to the upper end of the cheap HK servos (i.e. the $20-$30 range) Can anyone tell me about the reliability of these? Because if they are good it won't make sense for me to buy HK servos anymore.
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 09:47 PM
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I ordered recently from Hobby king 8 days ago and my stuff was at the post office on friday( ordered on Sunday and could have picked up on following sat).They have been pretty fast recently but once in awhile very slow.I bought an Ikon and a 4s Scropion motor from Helidirect during the sale.
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 08:42 PM
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Would there be any concern with using a multi rotor head with this gyro?
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 08:48 PM
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I ordered recently from Hobby king 8 days ago and my stuff was at the post office on friday( ordered on Sunday and could have picked up on following sat).They have been pretty fast recently but once in awhile very slow.I bought an Ikon and a 4s Scropion motor from Helidirect during the sale.
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I bought the Ikon, as well. Got told it shipped today, along with a Castle link for my 700E DFC.

I was thinking the auto level feature would pay for the gyro eventually.
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