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Old Jul 29, 2010, 05:50 PM
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Troy built models going out of business?

Just called over to TBM to place an order and was told that they were not selling Planes any more!! No more ESM , Turbines, etc.! Can this true? Who else sells ESM besides VQ? I was told to contact arf pros? Cant find a web addy?
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Old Jul 29, 2010, 08:29 PM
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Old Jul 30, 2010, 08:51 PM
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I'll confirm that Troy Built is no longer selling ESM planes. I was also instructed to contact ARF Pros but the number they gave me was wrong and I wasn't able to locate them on the web.
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Old Aug 15, 2010, 11:08 PM
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I'm confused, they still have them on their website?
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Old Aug 16, 2010, 01:55 PM
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I spoke with TBM 8-14-10 they are in the process of moving their warehouse and have reportedly stopped being the distributer of ESM models but will be a dealer.
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Old Aug 16, 2010, 02:22 PM
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I was told they were keeping the web site setup for "Drop ship only" ..The other contact info for ARF Pros doesnt work!
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Old Aug 16, 2010, 02:26 PM
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I'm looking to buy the ESM FW-190A. Can I buy them there or not?
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Old Aug 16, 2010, 03:00 PM
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they will drop ship only i was told..You can try VQ warbirds
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Old Aug 20, 2010, 07:00 PM
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ESM Models has a new Importer

Hi All
I am Bob Shapiro
My company ARF Pros LLC located in Venice Florida is now the exclusive importer of ESM Models in the US.
TBM and VQ are drop ship sales reps. all product they sell is shipped by our company in Florida.
We have an informational website located at arfpromodelplanes.com
but will have a full e-commerce site up soon
I can be contacted at (941) 232 8188 if you have any questions or would like to place an order please contact me by phone or e-mail arfpros@gmail.com
Hope that clears things up
Happy Landings
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Old Aug 23, 2010, 01:29 PM
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I just spoke with the person from ARFPros, his name was Bob, there #941-232-8188, I dont know if they have a web site yet. I ordered my P-51D from VQ and it was sent from ARFPros, they are handleing all ESM Support parts ect.....
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Old Dec 21, 2010, 11:37 AM
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Oh Please ESM, please allow us global customers to have the option of purchasing direct from you. Arfpros has terrible service.
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Old Dec 27, 2010, 06:19 PM
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No terrible service from ARF Pros for me. I've been there, met Bob and had more difficulty with VQ. The local club has 2 ESM warbirds from ARF Pros. My 2 cents
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Old Jan 02, 2011, 12:11 AM
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Who's going to handle their warranys on the dle engines they sold
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And they wonder why everyone orders from the Hong Kong e-hobby web sites !! Remember just a year ago, TBM was advertising for 100 new sponserd pilots !! What happened ???
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Old Jan 03, 2011, 10:53 PM
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Here are a great bunch of folks !! They have the same type of planes and give you great support !! www.kmp.ca Kondor Model Products & Andrew Kondor.
Hope this helps. I bought a 95'' B-25 of of RCU and it did'nt have the spars !! Andrew sent me a set at NO COST !! Hows that for service !!!
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