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Old Sep 03, 2010, 08:46 PM
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Anyone seen these new jets yet from banana hobby

Has anyone seen either of these JETS from banana hobby?
http://www.bananahobby.com/1879.html

http://www.bananahobby.com/2067.html

Tried to email their tech support department almost 4 days ago for additional info, but have not received a reply.

Anyone have any idea what the the estimated top speed AND flight times are for the 12 channel MIG 29? Super looking plane!! Nice static disply when not in flight.

Also, they have a Blitz RC 6 channel Jolly Roger F-4 Phantom? Reportedly does
130 MPH with stock set up and has a 15 minute flight time. Too good to be true??

Pete . . . are you out there?
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Old Sep 03, 2010, 09:16 PM
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Anyone have any idea what the the estimated top speed AND flight times are for the 12 channel MIG 29? Super looking plane!! Nice static disply when not in flight.

Also, they have a Blitz RC 6 channel Jolly Roger F-4 Phantom? Reportedly does
130 MPH with stock set up and has a 15 minute flight time. Too good to be true??

Pete . . . are you out there?
How fast will it go...I estimate it will go from the field to your trash can at your home at 0.5 warp speed.

Do a search on there stuff, not a great track record. There is some video of a guy doing a maiden flight of there F-4...It didnt even make one lap before the stab servo stripped and the plane crashed into some trees.

Joey
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Old Sep 03, 2010, 09:24 PM
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Not very good news. I'd hate to spend the cash and send it to the trash.

I was really looking forwrd to having a 130 MPH edf with decent flight time.
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Old Sep 03, 2010, 09:54 PM
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killer plane Man!

Wow
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Old Sep 04, 2010, 12:14 AM
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Awesome looking plane! I don't know anyone that has gotten any of these from BH yet. It looks amazingly fast. Call chuck at www.hobbyshopwarehouse.com. He will answer the phone. Tell him what you are looking for, he will work with you. He is hands down one of the easiest persons to deal with. You won't be sorry.
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Old Sep 04, 2010, 09:15 AM
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thanks for the tip!!!

I'm so bummed out now as I thought theyu would be a greeat source with some fantastic looking jets. Even more surprising, they are listed as a site sponser for RC Groups .my dream of a 130 MPH F4 is smashed.

but like one of my buddy at the field said, what kind of support can you expect after buying the product if you can't get a response for infomation before the purchase??

has anyone ever made a purchase from BH or dealt with their tech or customer service department?
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Old Sep 04, 2010, 09:23 AM
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How fast will it go...I estimate it will go from the field to your trash can at your home at 0.5 warp speed.
Thanks for making me laugh out loud this morning!!
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Old Sep 04, 2010, 09:50 AM
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this is sad, a let down, disappointing.

but his comment was priceless . . .
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Old Sep 04, 2010, 12:25 PM
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It can't crash, for the ESCs will burn up as soon as you plug in your battery and check to see if your motors work. You may or may not notice that half of the servos are also not working. I have bought many planes from BH in the past and this was my experience will ALL of them. I can't think of a single plane where everything worked properly out of the box. Their electronics are the lowest quality possible. Nice looking planes on the outside but inside junk. Also you can take any BH claims of battery time and speed with a grain of a salt.
best wishes,
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Old Sep 04, 2010, 12:57 PM
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Jeff
sorry to hear about your bad dealings with the vendor.

this is getting worse by the minute. I did notice one thing on their web site. They claim to have parts for everything they sell. When I checked, the parts avaiablity for all the models, the overall avaiablity was very very limited.

I sent an email to Pete at BH to see if he will answer my questions.

Is he the owner of BH? Seems if they would up the cs and tech support as well as improve in the componenet quality that everyone mentions, they could be a big player in the RC industry.
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Old Sep 04, 2010, 02:22 PM
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I don't think Pete is the owner. You may have better luck in their forum

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...140895&page=30
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Old Sep 04, 2010, 02:25 PM
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They look just like the stuff from Hobby-lobby
http://www.hobby-lobby.com/erc_f_a_1...32928_prd1.htm
http://www.hobby-lobby.com/su34_360_...71560_prd1.htm
http://www.hobby-lobby.com/eurofighter_496377_prd1.htm
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Old Sep 05, 2010, 06:09 AM
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Thanks Freechip . . . I'll check them out.

I've done business before with hobby lobby and never had any issues. In fact, when I sent them an email requesting additional info on one of their prducts, I received a respose within 24 to 48 hours. As for BH, sent email 6 days ago and counting NO RESPONSE.

Did some searching on the internet. Is it possible that Blitz Works is a re-brand of another manufactucter. If so, I wonder who is the actual manufacterer for BH products?

I can't understand Pete's affiliation with BH either.
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Old Sep 05, 2010, 06:17 AM
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Hes an employee and his job is them make them look good.
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He is not the owner. "Blitzworks" is just a brand name made up by BH, they put it on various planes made by LX, Starmax, Art-Tech, and many others.
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