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Old Nov 15, 2012, 03:48 PM
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good one RR
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Old Nov 15, 2012, 04:35 PM
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That's basically it in a nutshell RR.
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Old Nov 15, 2012, 10:25 PM
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i was, am still kinda a newbie but really like doing the research actually. i almost pulled the trigger and purchased from the flashy web page guys too. so glad i got the good advise to use my lhs and go parkzone. they almost got me.
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Old Nov 16, 2012, 07:55 AM
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I have ordered a plane from them and lots of parts, prob about 6 transactions and not one issue, they did take 4-5 extra days to ship one of my orders but other than that nothing
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Old Nov 16, 2012, 04:27 PM
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If you like to do research, if you know how to get user opinions that can be trusted, if you are competent at fixing things that are typically wrong with these planes (control horn problems, control surfaces of inadequate materials, hinges not competent, replacing servos, selection and replacement of motors and speed controls, etc, there is no reason why you aren't ready to save some money and just fix whatever issues the plane has.

It is the rank beginner who gets sucked into that seductive low price and then finds out what he didn't buy for the money he didn't spend, then lacks the experience base required to set it right (as the op in this thread), who finds himself in a position where he's severely dissatisfied.
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Old Nov 16, 2012, 05:03 PM
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Good one there RR! Rock on!

Have a look at post #7
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Old Nov 17, 2012, 08:52 AM
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Good one there RR! Rock on!

Have a look at post #7
He has you calling people "winners." Purchasers from BH are not winners unless they are willing and able to make what they get into an RC airplane.

Anyway, the National Irony Board has already inserted a weasel clause, removing any responsibility for anything I may or may not have said, whatever that was.......
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Old Dec 09, 2012, 07:44 PM
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I'm not seriously misguided. You have missed the point completely. When a customer spends hard earned money of any product you would expect some kind of support. It would not be a problem if the company clearly stated they will not be carrying spare parts. I think that I and others at least expect that when dealing with any company.
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 08:44 AM
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This whole thing is a tempest in a tea cup. RC planes are disposable products bought with disposable income.
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 07:30 PM
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Ah yes disposable income. I would like to keep my disposable income for as long as I can. There those out there who have a big pile of disposable income and don't care if they burn a plane or two I'm just one of them.
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Old Dec 11, 2012, 08:50 AM
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Some people have had decent experience with BananaHobby, such as myself. No complaints from me and six purchases. Two had missing aileron Y-connectors, but since they were cheap at the LHS, and I got the planes on sale as well as free shipping I figure I am still way ahead.

Their products are decent, but their customer service seems to be the problem. Again personally, I have had good experience with the few times that I have called.

If you want to try a new distributor, check out MotionRC.com. It is owned by a couple of RCers who seem to know what they are doing. One of them is a veteran as well. Might as well help out these men who have sacrificed much for the sake of freedom and justice.
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Old Dec 11, 2012, 09:47 AM
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They seem to have good prices on Lipo batteries. I think I will check them out when they open.
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Old Dec 11, 2012, 10:58 AM
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If a golfer buys a set of low end Chinese made Ping knock off clubs and then tears up one of the grips, lets his dog chew it off or what ever. Should he bad mouth the supplier because he can't get an exact factory replacement grip from them? Would the tirade/tantrum reflect more about the golfer or the store?
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Old Dec 11, 2012, 04:40 PM
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They seem to have good prices on Lipo batteries. I think I will check them out when they open.
I was searching for ROC Hobby models and MotionRC came up.

I learned about ROC from FMS themselves (I am a FMS distributor/dealer in Canada) and was, rather, am interested in carrying the ROC line myself.

The Critical Mass Air Racer is a beauty. 44 inch (1100mm) wingspan and it has flaps and retracts...... The other ROC offerings really look good as well.

anyways, sorry for the hi-jack. ok, guys back to the BH bash party
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 09:55 AM
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Ping Zing 2 in my bag
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