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Old Mar 10, 2011, 07:18 PM
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Old Mar 10, 2011, 07:20 PM
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I'm in a particularly non-socially acceptable mood tonight so I guess I better go hang on FB and filter
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Old Mar 10, 2011, 07:27 PM
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A year or so ago the gent that makes this item posted in the forsale section. He was new to RCG and didn't follow the rules exactly, plus the fact he had no trader rating raised an understandable red flag. However, the attacks on him were severe and uncalled for. I tried to defend the guy and asked everyone to be civil and give him a chance. I pointed out what he did (cross posting) incorrectly which he corrected.

His daughter sent me a PM thanking me for standing up for her father. She explained that he was new to soldering and the hobby, designed this device to help himself with soldering connectors and was happy with the results and thought he could sell them at a small profit and help the RC community, which decided to turn on him and make him out to be a villain for doing so.

The following show we mentioned the product and their URL, and they got some good business from our plug. I made a point to mention them due to the treatment they had received here. Shortly following that, they sent me a freebie of the product so I could test it out and as a thanks for my support.

I found the product to work very well. And I got a very early version that doesn't have holes for larger bullets. I might have to get a new one since I need to use vice grips for my 6mm bullets on my larger setups. I think you guys will be happy with it. The only drawback I found is the fact the metal works as a heatsink, so larger connectors are sometimes difficult to get hot enough to get the solder flowing, but the upside to that is once you are done the solder cools FAST and sets quickly.

Diggs

Hey Diggs I just ordered one and this is a reply I got from him.

"The Jigs Up that you will receive
will be a new version that has a heat resistant phenolic resin insert
where the bullet connectors go."

Can't wait to try it out.

Matt
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Old Mar 10, 2011, 07:28 PM
It's gone...
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This is the other Jig that was at Perry
http://www.killerbeecnc.com/main.sc

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Old Mar 10, 2011, 08:35 PM
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Another HobbyKing clone.

http://yfrog.com/h4hl8wj
It looks like a bit of an improvement... the original doesn't have the bullet connector holders in sets of 3.
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Old Mar 10, 2011, 08:52 PM
Fly it like you stole it..
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"Code Qty Description Unit price Total
8080-10-160 1 Turnigy CA80-80 Brushless Outrunner (50~80cc Eq) $51.00ea $51.00
TRSP-13x6 1 Turnigy Ultra-light wood propeller 13x6 $0.85ea $0.85
TRSP-11x7 1 Turnigy Ultra-light wood propeller 11x7 $0.67ea $0.67
TRSP-11x6 1 Turnigy Ultra-light wood propeller 11x6 $0.67ea $0.67

This is my order placed Friday night. I paid over three times the declared value.

Someone mentioned that HK doesn't pretend to sell high quality merch, but I take issue with that. I think they do try to over-sell their products. Consider that it's common for people to get servos and batteries that are DOA. They consider that an acceptable standard. I call it selling trash.

I take my chances on some items, but I have a very low opinion of their operation.

Here is the kicker- My local hobby shop orders stock from HK. I like the shop and the owner, but when he does this, he nullifies all my rational for buying from him vs HK.

I'm tired of thinking about the morality of HK.
They are just trying to maximize their profits.. They get hit with import/export fees pretty hard. In some dealings with China, I've had lots of guys ask me to undervalue goods sent to China to prevent fees..

I really wish we could get some of the manufacturing back into this country.
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Old Mar 10, 2011, 08:56 PM
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Buy the union label
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Old Mar 10, 2011, 09:13 PM
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Buy the union label
Looks like union busting is the agenda though. See the Wisconsin news from today.
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Old Mar 10, 2011, 09:21 PM
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Bad Bildo, can we not talk about that here?


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Old Mar 10, 2011, 09:27 PM
hmph!
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Not getting in on this pointless rant.
Sorry, you're probably right.
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Old Mar 10, 2011, 09:36 PM
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Yeah! Lets talk about Diggsybear suckin' up all my FLG time some more
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Old Mar 10, 2011, 09:39 PM
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Yeah! Lets talk about Diggsybear suckin' up all my FLG time some more
I was just hoping we could prove to you that Tia is not computer generated


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Old Mar 10, 2011, 09:42 PM
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I'm sure she's quite real and quite charming. But Memphis has me reeling. It's been a while since I've seen that much tude on a chick
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Old Mar 10, 2011, 09:54 PM
hmph!
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These two usually put me in better mood.

Ball and Biscuit by The White Stripes (6 min 12 sec)
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Old Mar 10, 2011, 11:06 PM
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Blade mCP X Supplemental Pre-Flight Checklist

Make sure you do some pre-flight before you fire up your shiny new mCP X.

http://www.horizonhobby.com/Products...ProdID=BLH3580

http://www.horizonhobby.com/ProdInfo...0_Bulletin.pdf

My LHS should have my mCP X tomorrow. Yahoo!

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