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Old Jul 25, 2012, 07:58 PM
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w/free shipping? hard to believe.
Not with free shipping however I ordered a Durafly P-47 at the same time and the shipping was only an extra $15 roughly. Extremely good deal and there have been similar freebies as well. I could've got a Funfighter another time except I didn't need anything else at that stage and also already had two (brilliant planes). My Sportjet also came with receiver/transmitter as well so only needed a battery to fly, though I did give the receiver/transmitter away to use the 9X instead.

Don't forget that for a time the Turnigy 9X was also offered for only $35 which I believe would be extremely close to cost price.

Is Anthony altruistic? Probably not as there are benefits - I purchased a P-47 for instance, the freebies are good for getting rid of excess stock, the 9X at that price created a lot of interest in the product etc. However I am sure that he could still acheive those benefits without giving stuff away so I do believe he's a great bloke
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Old Jul 27, 2012, 01:53 PM
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i doubt the freebies are actually free. like those free "enhancement" pills on tv with 10$ s&h, really makes me laugh. overcharging for shipping more than compensates and as you say probably getting rid of old stock that would otherwise be a loss. i do agree tony is ok and imo got a bum rap couple years back when hc/hk started gaining popularity. partly fear of competition and partly neo-patriotism with a little bigotry mixed in.
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Old Jul 27, 2012, 02:31 PM
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Anyone know if there would be a module capable of working with walkera helis, like the Genius/Mini cp ?
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Old Jul 28, 2012, 01:27 PM
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I have many many orders with HK and never got a freebie .. so for me that's an urban legend!
Do you have an "upgraded" account?
AFAIK the advantages only apply to "baseline" accounts, not the gold/platinum/etc ones...
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Old Jul 28, 2012, 09:33 PM
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That's not true. I'm a platinum member and get freebies.
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Old Jul 29, 2012, 03:05 AM
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OK, I'll fall in the "urban legend" category then, nothing in 150+ orders.
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Old Jul 29, 2012, 03:18 AM
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can we please be back on topic? I'm interested in the radio, not about the freebies, thank you
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Old Jul 29, 2012, 06:32 AM
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can we please be back on topic? I'm interested in the radio, not about the freebies, thank you
'nuff said
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Old Jul 29, 2012, 10:50 PM
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can we please be back on topic? I'm interested in the radio, not about the freebies, thank you
Agreed!
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Old Jul 31, 2012, 03:08 AM
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I agree, no more off topic comments about freebees and stuff

Back to more serious matters, some features I would like to see on the 9XR:
Choice of LED screen backlight colour
Laser distance measuring with speed gun function
On screen atmospheric wind speed indication via live feed from meteorological satellite
Inbuild HD camera with 60X dynamic zoom that follows your model wherever it goes and saves to SD card
Self contained full FPV system with telemetry on heads-up-display
High resolution RADAR with audio notification of incoming threats
High pitched ultrasonic buzzer to repel dogs and children
Customisable skins for the transmitter case
A proximity activated audio alert with user-customisable message eg "don't bother me, i'm flying"
99.9% signal reliability, leaving 0.1% to explain for the instances where talented pilots like myself happen to crash
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Old Jul 31, 2012, 06:00 AM
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Wot no fully automated toaster feature?
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Old Jul 31, 2012, 10:19 AM
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What about the built-in Coffee Maker?
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Old Jul 31, 2012, 10:31 AM
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If it cant fry bacon its not worth having.
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Old Jul 31, 2012, 10:48 AM
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All those things are available and included in the $50 shipped price tag along with four receivers, but if you ask me where I heard that I won't respond to you.
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Old Jul 31, 2012, 11:10 AM
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Are you guys done yet?
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