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Old Apr 29, 2014, 07:52 PM
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FMS Bans Bananahobby from selling any more FMS Merchandise

FMS is a well operated company designed to bring the past back to the skies. With their attention to detail and well powered aerodynamic capabilities, FMS planes have proven themselves to many RC pilots who were looking for a new level of skill with RC planes.
One of the few places that I normally would purchase FMS products was from Bananahobby.com. Years ago when I started purchasing items from this online store, I had no problems with my products. Later on I did have a couple of issues with the customer support and I know there are many others out there that have had the same issue who can agree with me that they are not the best at satisfying the average customer 100%.
Because of Bananahobby’s lack of customer support with FMS products, FMS announced that they were banning Bananahobby to sell any more of their merchandise for good.
I was told this information through a dealer who has been selling FMS products for several years. When I was looking around online I noticed that Bananahobby had all their spare parts and other FMS products marked down dramatically. I presented to the dealer the prices Bananahobby had for several FMS products and compared it with his prices and the difference was incredible. Bananahobby had most of their FMS products marked down 25%-50%. That was when my dealer explained to me the conflict between FMS and Bananahobby.
So for many who are looking for spare parts on FMS products, check Bananahobby’s website to see if parts are still available to the plane you own. Once certain FMS products run out, they will be fresh out and won’t be able to re-stock.

As for FMS, they will continue to create new products and sell through several different online and local hobby shops. Be sure also to look out for the new and improved version of their 1400mm P-38 Lightning, soon to be released between June and July of 2014. Hope this information has been helpful to you all.
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Old Apr 29, 2014, 09:10 PM
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Really?
Banana has a loooong history of Mediocrity.
Hardly a surprise there.
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Old Apr 29, 2014, 11:08 PM
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Hobby Zone is now marketing FMS planes
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Old Apr 30, 2014, 02:53 AM
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Be careful here as the information you have provided comes from a compeditor. Whilst it may be correct you should have it verified from FMS before making these statements as it could be very damaging to Banahobby
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Old Apr 30, 2014, 06:46 AM
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While I didn't find any planes on sale to speak of, most are "out of stock", A lot of the "parts" are
on sale for little to nothing.

I ordered all the parts for the PT-17 for a little over $70 shipped. About half the cost of the
complete plane. One thing may pop up, no online instructions I can find?? If anyone has a
link, please..
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Old Apr 30, 2014, 07:07 AM
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This is long overdue. I quit doing business with them and the other place similar to them(I won't mention the name)a long time ago after many bad experiences and no customer service.
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Old Apr 30, 2014, 12:27 PM
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OP, can you provide a link to your source? I'm especially interested in the new P-38...
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Old Apr 30, 2014, 12:59 PM
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Hello Bzzymatt,

It is true that our FMS parts have gone on sale, however other parts from different brands such as BlitzRCWorks have also gone on sale. This is because of our continued parts sale from a few days before. Also, we will not be carrying FMS which is another a reason for the FMS parts to have gone on sale. There is definitely more to come in the near upcoming months with newer models and products!

All the best,
Alex
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Old Apr 30, 2014, 07:31 PM
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To Bananahobby and others. I am grateful for the products and appreciation Bananahobby has to the world of RC. My resources from my FMS dealer, whom I have been friends with for 3 years, is very kind and has kept me up to date on many recent news in regards to FMS and I do believe him completely on anything he tells me. I must apologize however If I offended Bananahobby for the way I posted this news. I still visit your online store and am currently planning to purchase another plane from you within the next few months. As for the P-38, it will still be the same size. A 1400mm all foam warbird. They discontinued the plane temporarily to correct certain parts of the plane such as a flex in the wing and they are making new molds. I do not know if the scheme will be the same or if they are even planning to have a few different schemes to choose from, but we will see come June and July.
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Old May 23, 2014, 06:18 PM
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They were not banned. They still get a few FMS planes from time to time. Get your facts straight
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