Originally Posted by rpc4
I hope Xheli starts stocking 9117's and parts I really like doing business with them. I hate ordering a heli unless I see a parts page or in the case of the 9116 knowing that 9100 parts fit.
I wouldn't count on them having it any time soon. I've sent them a couple emails about it, never got a response but then, they've never responded to an email, kind of indicative of their level of customer service. Banana Hobby is a pretty big DH dealer and they at least answered my email with the fact they didn't have a stocking date but assumed it would be mid-summer before they were ready to retail it.
As for parts, everything from the 9104 except swash and the control board should work and the 9104 parts are readily available and inexpensive. I'll make sure the parts are compatible when my 9117 arrives but I'm confident that it will be much like the 9100 parts fitting the 9116.