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Old Jul 26, 2012, 11:20 AM
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Where to buy Starmax A-4 Skyhawk?

Anyone know an inexpensive place to buy the Starmax 55mm A-4 Skyhawk? I"m looking for the airframe only and the Grey one, not the Blue Angels one.

I've found it at a couple of etailers but the price is laughable.

I also found it at RC Castle for a psuedo reasonable price but they have the shipping weight listed as 5600g, so shipping cost is huge. I know for a fact these kits weigh under 2000g packaged up, because i have one. Gouge gouge gouge....lol.

If anyone can point me to this at a reasonable price, i'd appreciate it.
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Old Jul 26, 2012, 06:24 PM
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Go to the Starmax website and talk to them direct. I've had good success in sourcing bits from them in the past. They don't seem to care about bypassing the normal chain of suppliers/retailers, as long as you're spending money with them
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Old Jul 26, 2012, 10:00 PM
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Here > http://www.bananahobby.com/2025.html Disregard the picture, the one they have in stock is the grey one, US Navy 55mm I know it says BlitzRCworks but it's the Starmax. trust me.
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Old Jul 27, 2012, 08:34 AM
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Here > http://www.bananahobby.com/2025.html Disregard the picture, the one they have in stock is the grey one, US Navy 55mm I know it says BlitzRCworks but it's the Starmax. trust me.
Yup that's the one. Love that little A-4 !
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Old Jul 27, 2012, 11:11 AM
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thanks for the help, all

btw, anyone know of any discount codes for Banana?
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Old Jul 27, 2012, 12:42 PM
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Anyone know an inexpensive place to buy the Starmax 55mm A-4 Skyhawk? I"m looking for the airframe only and the Grey one, not the Blue Angels one.

I've found it at a couple of etailers but the price is laughable.

I also found it at RC Castle for a psuedo reasonable price but they have the shipping weight listed as 5600g, so shipping cost is huge. I know for a fact these kits weigh under 2000g packaged up, because i have one. Gouge gouge gouge....lol.

If anyone can point me to this at a reasonable price, i'd appreciate it.
On a model like this, the weight is not the issue on shipping charges...the package volume is large enough that they go by dimensional "weight".

BH has a nice discount code of 20% that is supposedly good until 07/31. It worked for me two weeks ago on the 79" P-40 PNP model..saved 80 bucks...

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Old Jul 27, 2012, 06:50 PM
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Don't know where your at but shipping to Michigan UPS ground is only $17.80. Takes about a week or so. Seems like a pretty reasonable plan to me.

see below (copy & paste)

Item Options Unit Price Qty. Cost
4 CH BlitzRCWorks A-4 Skyhawk Pro Radio Remote Control Electric Ducted Fan RC Fighter Jet KIT
Color Option : US Navy
$59.90

Subtotal: $59.90
Shipping: $17.79*
Tax: $0.00
Total: $77.69
* Includes Shipping & Handling Fees
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Old Jul 27, 2012, 07:23 PM
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Anyone know an inexpensive place to buy the Starmax 55mm A-4 Skyhawk? I"m looking for the airframe only and the Grey one, not the Blue Angels one.

I've found it at a couple of etailers but the price is laughable.

I also found it at RC Castle for a psuedo reasonable price but they have the shipping weight listed as 5600g, so shipping cost is huge. I know for a fact these kits weigh under 2000g packaged up, because i have one. Gouge gouge gouge....lol.

If anyone can point me to this at a reasonable price, i'd appreciate it.
You need to check out leader hobby. They have 2 warehouse in the US and I have seen that jet on the site a few times for about $45-55 and shipping is cheap. If you don't see it check back the next day, they have differant stuff frequently. I have bought a few items and all went well
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Old Jul 27, 2012, 07:25 PM
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https://www.leaderhobby.com/product....92&Location=LA. Here it is..$32
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Old Jul 27, 2012, 07:54 PM
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Don't know where your at but shipping to Michigan UPS ground is only $17.80. Takes about a week or so. Seems like a pretty reasonable plan to me.

see below (copy & paste)

Item Options Unit Price Qty. Cost
4 CH BlitzRCWorks A-4 Skyhawk Pro Radio Remote Control Electric Ducted Fan RC Fighter Jet KIT
Color Option : US Navy
$59.90

Subtotal: $59.90
Shipping: $17.79*
Tax: $0.00
Total: $77.69
* Includes Shipping & Handling Fees
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His complaint was abou shipping from RC Castle overseas, not from BH.

Also, if you use the code I listed above, you can get that model from nearly 12 dollars less at Banana Hobby.
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Old Jul 28, 2012, 11:25 AM
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Thanks for the tip on Leader but i was after the Grey version, not the Blue Angels version. Don't see the Grey one on their site.
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Old Jul 28, 2012, 11:38 AM
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Thanks for the tip on Leader but i was after the Grey version, not the Blue Angels version. Don't see the Grey one on their site.
You are correct, all they have are the blues. Just an FYI, the JPower is virtually the same size but uses a 50mm. It's also not as robust as the starmax, but it is made of EPO. I have both and performance is similar, the Jpower can fly a little slower with it's lighter weight. The Jpower in grey is easy to find.
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Old Jul 30, 2012, 08:55 PM
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so i ordered my Skyhawk from BH....slipped it in just under the July 31 cut off date.

I was happy to see they were out of stock for the Blue Angels version, so there's no chance of them sending me the wrong one....lol.
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Old Aug 04, 2012, 10:20 PM
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I bought the blue 1 from leaders hobbies..$37 shipped..GREAT DEAL....ordering a fan and motor from Heads up RC...and should be set...very anxious to try this 1
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Old Aug 04, 2012, 10:26 PM
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I bought the blue 1 from leaders hobbies..$37 shipped..GREAT DEAL....ordering a fan and motor from Heads up RC...and should be set...very anxious to try this 1
Pay heed to the CG, if it's tail heavy you'll have a fight on your hands trying to get it on step.
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