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Old Mar 21, 2011, 10:09 PM
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Just a piece of advise. I have been HK customer for years, and all order have arrived in CA, US in less than 4 days with expedited shipping. The one day I did use cheaper shipping option, it took over three weeks to arrive.

By the way, my latest order was from US warehouse with priority mail. The order took 5 weeks to arrive. Wait, wasn't the point to order from US warehouse at higher item price is faster shipping? I'm not sure what's logic there.

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Old Mar 21, 2011, 10:49 PM
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Just a piece of advise. I have been HK customer for years, and all order have arrived in CA, US in less than 4 days with expedited shipping. The one day I did use cheaper shipping option, it took over three weeks to arrive.

By the way, my latest order was from US warehouse with priority mail. The order took 5 weeks to arrive. Wait, wasn't the point to order from US warehouse at higher item price is faster shipping? I'm not sure what's logic there.

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Thank you ASM! Everything you're saying makes sense. It's worth paying for me to not feel lost and forgotten.......I sometimes have abandonment issues .
Old Mar 21, 2011, 11:19 PM
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Thank you ASM! Everything you're saying makes sense. It's worth paying for me to not feel lost and forgotten.......I sometimes have abandonment issues .
actually 3 weeks is about normal for non-EMS. My last order went non-EMS and was took nearly 4 1/2 weeks. of those 2 1/2 weeks was stuck in customs.
Old Mar 22, 2011, 09:19 AM
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Yup, my order, placed Feb 26th and was just left at my post office. I have to go sign for it today. Just over three weeks. I chose Registered Airmail, the second to last cheapest service they offered on my order.

I have two others coming. One was given to hongkong post on the 17th, so that will be a while and the other is still processing from Sunday.
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Old Mar 22, 2011, 11:23 AM
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Have mega $$$ sent to HK. Most get to me here in Wisconsin 2 weeks after I receive notice that it has been shipped.

Try not to order items that are in stock with backordered items. I usually split the orders. Backordered items can really delay everything.

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Old Mar 22, 2011, 11:40 AM
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I've never ordered one backordered item for just that reason.

No lipos either.

I'm cool with three weeks or so. It's coming from China at dirt cheap prices. I expect it to take a while.
Old Mar 25, 2011, 01:10 PM
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Should have ordered some XT60 male connectors for these lipos when I got them. Reason I didn't was the user reviews had many reports of website showing lipo with one kind of connector then after ordering they arrive with a different kind.

Was able to find a close by online RC vendor, MONTO RC, in powell ohio with great prices and same day shipping and now I have the needed XT60's ready to make a charging adapter which will also work to connect to all my ESC's. Probably will switch over to using XT60's on most everything. Originally thought might put deans on these new batts but they came with a much better soldering job than I could ever do.

Have to say that coming far away from china these rhinos look so fresh off the assembly line and not a mark or ding on them anywhere. Just enjoying this now since might not take long for me to crash one . And the box they came in was not very protective even though they were bubble wrapped pretty well and both connectors were wrapped in foam.

Again very happy so far with these. Time to do some soldering then out to the flying field with the stryker and T-28.
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Old Mar 31, 2011, 05:10 PM
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A good LOL, the orders shipped weeks apart arrived at my post office within two days of each other.

Hilarious how postal logistics work at times.
Old Mar 31, 2011, 06:02 PM
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For those that care. I ordered my first HK USA warehouse (2x turnigy 2200mah Lipo) - ordered Monday morning and got it Wednesday afternoon
Old Apr 01, 2011, 02:34 AM
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Wow, that's as fast as my best vendors. Probably helps that you're in california fairly close. Thought I heard their USA warehouse is in portland or seattle. Yeah, think i'll give it a try. Thanks for the report.
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Old Apr 01, 2011, 03:23 AM
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Wow, that's as fast as my best vendors. Probably helps that you're in california fairly close. Thought I heard their USA warehouse is in portland or seattle. Yeah, think i'll give it a try. Thanks for the report.
Yes. at least the shipment originated in WA.

Delivered, March 30, 2011, 12:03 pm, SAN JOSE, CA 95129
Out for Delivery, March 30, 2011, 8:44 am, SAN JOSE, CA 95117
Sorting Complete, March 30, 2011, 8:34 am, SAN JOSE, CA 95117
Arrival at Post Office, March 30, 2011, 4:44 am, SAN JOSE, CA 95117
Processed through Sort Facility, March 30, 2011, 12:16 am, SAN JOSE, CA 95101
Electronic Shipping Info Received, March 28, 2011
Processed through Sort Facility, March 28, 2011, 6:24 pm, KENT, WA 98032
Shipment Accepted, March 28, 2011, 4:52 pm, TACOMA, WA 98413
Old Apr 03, 2011, 10:33 PM
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I was looking up info on the chernobyl reactor meltdown 1986 in the former USSR. I found this picture of what was said to be a photo of this leftover lava-like blob of melted plutonium fuel rods, control rods, and associated framework, etc. from chernobyl reactor four. They had left an inexperienced crew who came from where they worked at a coal fired power plant and put them in charge on the night shift at chernobyl and said "hey can you do this test tonight?" and they just winged it Kaboom!


The two should not be linked as the japaneese reactor has many safety factors built it.
Old Apr 04, 2011, 09:19 PM
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True Lipoflyer, there are many differences.......yet the issue with both is initial and long term containment. Chernobyl was built without a containment vessel and the japan facility now has a leaking containment vessel.

In contrast the rhino lithium batteries have not leaked nor exploded.....they are "contained" in a fireproof red clay dish.


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