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Old Feb 19, 2013, 11:08 PM
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Haha! I just snagged one of these bad boys RTF on ebay for 40 bux, expect to see some mods and flight vids soon lads
Should be very interesting!
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Old Feb 23, 2013, 04:34 AM
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So I got my mCX TR today and disappointed is an understatement

It was advertised as RTF with around 10 flights: http://www.ebay.de/itm/170990636366?...84.m1497.l2649

The body is smashed to oblivion! Also all 4 canopy mounting grommets are missing, 1 of the navigation lights doesn't work, the rear upper shaft hub has been broken and a poor attempt has been made to fix it, and the swashplate is sitting outside of its retaining forks.

This item should have been advertised as FNF (Fix 'n' Fly), with 100+ flights and heavily damaged.

The seller was kind enough to throw in a spare canopy though, but even that one is in poor shape There are no grommets, the rear fender is hanging off, and the body is cracked around where 1 of the canopy mounting grommets should have been

I am trying to build a case to report the seller to ebay! I want to keep the heli and repair it, but I want some of my money back for the deceptive item description.

I paid 41EUR for it ($54 USD): How much do you think its worth?
Seller said it had around 10 flights: How many flights do you think it has really seen?
If I was to get a portion of money back for repairs: How much do you think should be refunded?


I'd greatly appreciate it if you guys could answer the above questions for me to aid my case

Thanks,
Valiant GLX
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Old Feb 23, 2013, 08:37 AM
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Wow, that's a shame. So sorry valiant. Any chance any of the damage occurred during shipping? My only poor experience with eBay was when I found myself in a similar situation. Long story short, in the end, as long as the seller could prove he sent something (could have been a brick for all they knew), eBay wouldn't do a thing. Mind you I'm going back some years and things may have changed.

Regarding price, I paid $65 shipped for mine several moths ago. That was in the original BNF box so shipping was probably ~$10 give or take. The heli was in like-new condition. I may have overpaid a little but so far it has been worth every penny.

Have you contacted the seller? Perhaps they would be willing to make things right.
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Old Feb 23, 2013, 10:13 AM
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Wow that is rough. I bought a parts bird with bad motors for $25 shipped in the states and the body was cracked in a few places and missing one of the wheel side covers. I would have only paid $20 for that mess, max!
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Old Feb 23, 2013, 10:16 AM
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How is the 3-in-1 RX board, valiantGLX? If that's in good condition (e.g. motors spin okay, the servo works, it binds, etc...) then at least that's half the battle as it's the most expensive part.

Did the seller not adequately describe the damage in the ebay auction with pictures? If that's the case then you might have a pretty strong case to file a complaint...
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Old Feb 23, 2013, 10:30 AM
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How is the 3-in-1 RX board, valiantGLX? If that's in good condition (e.g. motors spin okay, the servo works, it binds, etc...) then at least that's half the battle as it's the most expensive part.

Did the seller not adequately describe the damage in the ebay auction with pictures? If that's the case then you might have a pretty strong case to file a complaint...
There was no mention of damage, just that it has around 10 flights on it, there were no photos of the damage either

The control, battery, charger, motors and 3-in-1 all work fine, just there is no canopy mounting grommets, the upper rotor hubs have been badly repaired, one of the navi lights doesnt work and the body is falling apart.

I complained and he said that he wasnt aware of the condition because he was selling it for his son and that I should send it back!

I told him that I want to keep it but get some money back because the damage wasnt documented and I wouldnt have bid so high if I knew what state it was in.

Im waiting on a reply now
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Old Feb 23, 2013, 12:32 PM
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The seller just agreed to give me 20EUR back, in return for positive feedback and not to report him to ebay. Luckily for him I have no morals and accepted the deal
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Old Feb 23, 2013, 03:02 PM
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The seller just agreed to give me 20EUR back, in return for positive feedback and not to report him to ebay. Luckily for him I have no morals and accepted the deal
Let the modding begin!
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Old Feb 25, 2013, 07:18 AM
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Let the modding begin!
I'll have something to post soon my friend

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They're even selling motors and main frames for under $2 USD

Shipping is extreme for international buyers, but it is still well worth it considering the savings. 1 motor in Germany costs 9EUR, I just bought 4 from hopmeup for 6USD
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Old Feb 25, 2013, 03:46 PM
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Nearly got the advanced swashplate from an mCX2 to fit on the TR Problem is it sits too high once on the heli, Im thinking about only half bedding the bearing and gluing it in so the 4 balls sits higher.
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Old Feb 26, 2013, 08:04 PM
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So I got my mCX TR today and disappointed is an understatement

It was advertised as RTF with around 10 flights: http://www.ebay.de/itm/170990636366?...84.m1497.l2649

The body is smashed to oblivion! Also all 4 canopy mounting grommets are missing, 1 of the navigation lights doesn't work, the rear upper shaft hub has been broken and a poor attempt has been made to fix it, and the swashplate is sitting outside of its retaining forks.

This item should have been advertised as FNF (Fix 'n' Fly), with 100+ flights and heavily damaged.

The seller was kind enough to throw in a spare canopy though, but even that one is in poor shape There are no grommets, the rear fender is hanging off, and the body is cracked around where 1 of the canopy mounting grommets should have been

I am trying to build a case to report the seller to ebay! I want to keep the heli and repair it, but I want some of my money back for the deceptive item description.

I paid 41EUR for it ($54 USD): How much do you think its worth?
Seller said it had around 10 flights: How many flights do you think it has really seen?
If I was to get a portion of money back for repairs: How much do you think should be refunded?


I'd greatly appreciate it if you guys could answer the above questions for me to aid my case

Thanks,
Valiant GLX
What kind of package did that come in? Hopmeup should have some parts to fix it...Check it out, new body for $5.


http://www.hopmeup.com/E-Flite%2c%20...ndem%20Rescue/
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Old Feb 27, 2013, 12:25 AM
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What kind of package did that come in? Hopmeup should have some parts to fix it...Check it out, new body for $5.


http://www.hopmeup.com/E-Flite%2c%20...ndem%20Rescue/
It came in the original box with a spare second hand canopy, the spare canopy only has one crack.

I found hopmeup, I posted the link above Problem with their $4 canopy is that they want $44 for postage. Everything else was like $22 and $0.50 for additional items, so I bought parts to basically build another TR (with the exception of the canopy)
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Old Mar 28, 2013, 11:53 AM
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Sorry for the delay in my mods but here they are

Here is a Build/Upgrade Log of my BLADE Tandem Rescue




Please click HERE to access the entire entry
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