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Old Apr 27, 2005, 09:21 PM
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Does anyone know this plane on ebay? comments?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...970849391&rd=1

I just picked one for 30 bucks plus shipping for a total of 60 it looks fairly decent , any comments ? thanks geoff
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Old Apr 27, 2005, 09:25 PM
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Old Apr 27, 2005, 09:28 PM
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I agree

shipping is a rip off, will see when I get it , hopefully it wont be a crappy arf..
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Old Apr 27, 2005, 10:05 PM
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$30.00 shipping is criminal. It should cost about $5.00 to ship.

It is a nice looking plane though.
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Old Apr 28, 2005, 12:10 AM
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Sixty dollars would buy alot of FFF from Lowes.
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Old Apr 28, 2005, 09:20 AM
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I wonder why an 8oz. plane "requires" a 380 size brushless?
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Old Apr 28, 2005, 11:18 AM
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8oz dry, no servos or motor ect. My iStar is 5.8oz dry and with servos and brushless motor double stator it is 11.95oz.
I like the plane but would recover it. Much better color schemes out there.
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Old Apr 28, 2005, 11:34 AM
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When you get it can you let us know what the manufacturer's name is? I'd like to see if I can find it without that high shipping.

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Old Apr 28, 2005, 11:54 AM
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most likely it's being shipped from China
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Old Apr 28, 2005, 11:59 AM
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Great Looking Plane

The shipping is high, but the bottom line is $60. I think that is reasonable for such a nice looking model. I have no idea what it is.
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Old Apr 28, 2005, 01:43 PM
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Juan, right there on the eBay item it says "shipped from California".

As for the S&H cost, it's just marketting, playing on peoples' perceptions.

If they were willing to ship to an unconfirmed address, I'd try one. The build quality looks OK from the photos.

= Mike
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Old Apr 28, 2005, 04:03 PM
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Listen, the only reason why shipping is high is because the price is low. ON eaby you can see a camera for 20 dollars, but shipping will always be more then twice the price. The plane looks nice even for 60 bucks so it all evens out.
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Old Apr 28, 2005, 04:24 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by bushpilotx1
shipping is a rip off, will see when I get it , hopefully it wont be a crappy arf..
Please post some pictures and your impression of the plane.
It looks good on ebay but you never can tell till you get it in your hands.
I was looking at one of there other planes the Hot point.
I almost bought it but I wasn't sure if it was a good deal or not!
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Old Apr 28, 2005, 04:58 PM
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Not only a marketing ploy but the sellers way of reducing the EBAY fees they pay. EBAY charges Final Value fees based on the items sold price and not on the shipping costs.


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Juan, right there on the eBay item it says "shipped from California".

As for the S&H cost, it's just marketting, playing on peoples' perceptions.

If they were willing to ship to an unconfirmed address, I'd try one. The build quality looks OK from the photos.

= Mike
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Old Apr 28, 2005, 05:13 PM
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Not to get too preachy but I would seriously take a good, long look at the construction before you fly. I would reinforce critical areas with CA before my first flight. I have seen ARF's with pretty lousy glue joints come apart in flight. Its a hard lesson to learn after the fact. Im not the most uptight person when it comes to flying but checking it out beforehand sure beats examining a pile of broken balsa saying "Oh, look, you can see right where it failed". Then trying to call China to get a replacement. Just my opinion.
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