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Old Aug 12, 2012, 10:30 PM
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My "NitroPlanes" Pet Peeve



This has long been a pet peeve of mine; and it got to the point I stopped going to their site b/c I figured what I wanted would be "Out Of Stock".

For example - I wanted to fly an electric warbird (ARF) (I build almost all of my planes from scratch, I wanted something to get in the air ASAP if we get the same wonderful weather we had here today)

I like the Airfield brand, so, I checked that option, and a total of 17 planes came up. Guess how many were in stock? ONE!!!! ONE!!!! What's that, you didn't hear me?

ONLY 1 Plane out of 17 advertised is actually available! And, sadly this is not the first time I've seen this - this is why I quit the site back in the day, and I think i will choose a different "go to" vendor; who doesn't advertise low prices for planes that are not in stock.

I don't really want to stop shopping there, so if someone can tell me I'm wrong, feel free. This doesn't mean I'll stop going to the site, they have a great layout, I just won't order from them.

Thank you and I am hoping this is a temp problem.
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Old Aug 17, 2012, 02:13 AM
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Might be because "Airfield" airframes are FMS models, and they don't carry FMS models any longer. The Fruit stand now carries the FMS line of airframes.
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Old Aug 17, 2012, 06:59 AM
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Who is the Fruit stand?
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Old Aug 18, 2012, 01:22 PM
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As of when did "Airfield" aiirframes are FMS? Was just on the Airfield site - it isn't an outdated link either. But, I'll move on; you may well be right, I haven't heard anything though.

OK, go to Airwing warbirds, They advertise 6 different models, and 50% are out of stock.

The only legit sale was of Dynam. Seemed to have a lot of that. If you can give me a link to where Airfield is FMS I would appreciate it. If they have, I'd think they would alt least update there web page, wouldn't you think.

I'm not bashing Nitro - (only when I want something and it's out of stock with no known restocking.)

This is ONLY MY opinion - I'm sure I'm sure I'll get plenty of flack for it too, but GD, it feels good to vent (lol)
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Old Aug 19, 2012, 10:16 AM
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Who is the Fruit stand?
Banana Hobby, notorious for subpar electronics and terrible customer service.
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Old Aug 21, 2012, 12:21 AM
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Airfield and fms "were" one in the same.
Banana hobby picked up the fms line.
This has been discussed time and again in the electric warbird section.
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