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Old Apr 26, 2012, 02:29 PM
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well crud. I lost my $20 bid. Do i dare bid one @ $30. ha. I realize im getting what i am paying for. But what is really throwing me off is I dont like how the belt comes all the way around the auto gear. That and its just not a trex clone. However I do have a ton of 500 spare parts i know would fit. wher would one buy parts ? Like that belt or the auto gear ? I'm sure these are not going anywhere soon. still in debate here.
It looks like a JR vibe 500E gear setup.
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Old Apr 26, 2012, 03:33 PM
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Thanks X gonna check in on the jr vibe .
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Old Apr 26, 2012, 05:27 PM
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Thanks X gonna check in on the jr vibe .
If that's indeed what they are cloning, then parts will not be as easy to find as an Align clone.

A "free" heli isn't worth much if you can't find sparest or it.
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Old Apr 26, 2012, 05:28 PM
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Hobby King stocks parts for it

correction: HK says they will be stocking parts in 14 days.... we shall see...
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Old Apr 26, 2012, 05:43 PM
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well crud. I lost my $20 bid. Do i dare bid one @ $30. ha. I realize im getting what i am paying for. But what is really throwing me off is I dont like how the belt comes all the way around the auto gear. That and its just not a trex clone. However I do have a ton of 500 spare parts i know would fit. wher would one buy parts ? Like that belt or the auto gear ? I'm sure these are not going anywhere soon. still in debate here.
i believe you can get parts here. But this is the out of the country one.
https://www.leaderhobby.com/list.asp...&categories=19
but the site on ebay that sells the heli also has parts. (US distributor)

well i got mine in the mail (450 sz) and it appears to be packaged well, so that's 1 step to success. Have many more steps but so far so good. i'm impressed with the packaging.
Here's a small clip on youtube of a Open box review.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDytN...ature=youtu.be
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Old Apr 26, 2012, 11:23 PM
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If you look at the bidders feedback he has 1353 bids in the last 30 days. I would figure he is a friend that puts in a minimum bid. Many companies keep several names on Ebay, incase one gets a bad rep.
I am a champion of cheap, but will skip this crap. (Multiple accounts, possibly shill bidding.)
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Old Apr 27, 2012, 02:59 AM
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The ebay account belongs to leaderhobby. http://www.leaderhobby.com/
When I bought stuff from this seller in the past the packing slip mentioned leaderhobby.com

BTW picked up a 250clone on there for €16 including postage to Finland
Happy days
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Old Apr 27, 2012, 04:49 AM
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I am a champion of cheap, but will skip this crap. (Multiple accounts, possibly shill bidding.)
it's not that bad than you think. like i did on my video above. i got mine in the mail just a few days later, every time i have a question, i get Immed response from seller, packaging was good so what you have to loose. All i need to get in air is very little money.,,,,,,,,9g servos, Motor, 30esc...All those items are really cheap on his site. Can have in the air for all under $60 and that's Including the Heli........hopefully you already have your Tx, & Rx, Lipo and Gyro. I seriously doubt this is someones 1st heli. People who buy these inexpensive heli's usually already have had a 450 already and some experience Flying and now just want to buy as a spare or just for the fun of building.. Heck, Burger King for 2 cost me $11 the other day...I was pissed..could have bought another heli....haha....
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Old Apr 27, 2012, 05:55 AM
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The ebay account belongs to leaderhobby. http://www.leaderhobby.com/
When I bought stuff from this seller in the past the packing slip mentioned leaderhobby.com

BTW picked up a 250clone on there for 16 including postage to Finland
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yes, that's what i'm thinking too. they also have a us Distributor. So far i'm liking them.
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Old Apr 27, 2012, 05:35 PM
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What worries me is the plastic blade holders on the larger hellies. I don't belirve I would trust it with out makeing some changes, but thats me
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Old Apr 27, 2012, 06:15 PM
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What worries me is the plastic blade holders on the larger hellies. I don't belirve I would trust it with out makeing some changes, but thats me
i'm sorry but i dont understand the comment about the blade holders? are you saying that the larger heli's are no good cause they have plastic blade holders? i'm sorry.,,,, please clarify in more details please................................
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Old Apr 27, 2012, 06:17 PM
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raptor 30's 50's and 60's, caliber 30's. bigger heli's all plastic. well except for the raptor 60's up to 90's, they had cf frames but back then plastic grips all around
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Old Apr 27, 2012, 06:28 PM
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yes, that's correct but is that so terrible? those heli's back in the days seemed to last longer than most new ones today. For basic Pattern and Aerobatic on a larger bird like a Raptor 30? ohhh,, i'll take that any day over a HK 600....
It's built like a Tank.,,,,so that's why i was a bit confused over the comment about the plastic blade holders...even the Raptor 90 had a plastic version and it's still flying successfully today.....ok am i still not getting it?
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Old Apr 27, 2012, 06:41 PM
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the plastic used on some of these 450 electric clones to me and seeing them just doesnt look to be made very well. I flew raptors 30's to 70's. caliber 30, bergen 50 and even had a gasser once. and yes the raptors can fly damn near forever on plastic grips. wipe out with a raptor and put it back together. wipe out with one of these cheap 450 clones and it just doesnt seem like it would hold up well. Just my opinion and nothing more to it. Being a maintenance manager with a degree in engineering I put things together all the time with seriously tight tolerances. Seeing some of these 450 clones, the cheaper ones there is no such thing as tolerances. and yes I have seen a few of them already. Heck, I have a cheap dynam e-razor I bought for $35 dollars and even it has meatl grips. beefy ones and doesnt look to bad for a cheap 450. $35 for a complete heli with servos gyro and motor as well as blades. again just my opinion and nothing more to read into it. And No! I see nothing really wrong with plastic grips on heli's. use to fly them all the time ten years ago with crazy head speeds. Never lost a grip or a blade
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