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Jul 17, 2019, 01:24 PM
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What's your best RC heli related bargain?

Come on.....We all love a bargain

I've had a few really good buys over the years. My latest 'bargain of the century' was a Kontronik Kosmik 200 'Kool' ESC. These are ultra high end bits of kit which retail for £680 (Pounds GB). It was sold complete with a 'Progunit' USB dongle that cost £58.

And i got both for ...... £125

The downside was it had been in a bad crash and the two connector pin headers where the receiver and BEC output wires plug in had been ripped off the PCB. Kontronik will repair them (they just replace the PCB) but the cost is over £250. So i got my soldering iron and magnifying headset out and fixed it myself.. Total repair cost £10 for a very fine tip for my iron and a set of servo pin headers.

Here it is installed on my SaXos Strike 7 (which itself was a great buy) along with yet another bargain in form of a brand new still 'sealed in it's bag' Scorpion Ultimate that i got for 1/3rd of list price on eBay .. The Rail blades were a great buy too!

So can anyone out-do my 'bargain of the century'?
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Jul 17, 2019, 01:37 PM
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Hi Steve I think the YGE you got me for my goblin is best buy so far way off what you got lol
Jul 17, 2019, 01:47 PM
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Mine would probably be the Shuttle 550 Plus I got RTF with DX6i for $200 or maybe the Raptor 90 I had for a while that was $50. I've been given stuff free like an original TDR frame w/motor, blades, and tail servo. The latter two went to good homes after me.
Jul 17, 2019, 01:51 PM
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Originally Posted by BrokeDad
I've been given stuff free like an original TDR frame w/motor, blades, and tail servo.
Top quality stuff 'for free' trumps my bargain

Funnily enough i just picked up an original TDR 'ready to fly' .. I thought it was a good deal but i cant compete with 'free'
Jul 17, 2019, 02:30 PM
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unflown Trex 600E for $150
or HK600 airframe, motor and servos for $50.
Jul 17, 2019, 04:18 PM
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A guy was advertising a random box of Align 550-600 parts on Facebook the other year for $100. I bought it, he posted it, found it included a complete 600 frame, multiple Align servos, esc, motors, 3 complete tail assemblies, 5 swash plate assemblies, booms, dozens of gears, bearings, tools and bits.
Jul 17, 2019, 06:26 PM
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Heliartist Trex250 Airwolf fuselage, $25.00. Fusuno Airwolf fuselage, $45.00.
Blade 500 Bell 222 with electric retracts, 500 airframe with all electronics, aluminum upgrades, and a small hobby stores worth of spares, including the elusive main gears, $450 shipped.
Trex 450XL, FREE.
There are many r/c related items I have procured over the years that I obtained at reasonable cost through Ebay.

Jul 17, 2019, 09:00 PM
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Beautiful logo 600sx for 250 with blades.

Beautiful logo 550se complete with torque brushless servos too for 550!

Two summers ago a seller on ebay was doing the 470lp kit no blades for 100 bucks.

2 msh protos 500 with everything- mks servos, ikon flybarless v1, hobbywing escs and spektrum sats, and dx6 v2 tx, 4 2800 6s glacier packs - 500 bucks!!

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Jul 17, 2019, 09:17 PM
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I recently bought two complete Align 600 CF fly bar set up‘s with servos, spectrum receivers ready to fly plus enough spare parts to build a third. Including two 6s 5000 packs and rx 2s packs for the electronics on each. Total cost $300 US. It was a local pick up in Seattle

Seemed like a good deal to me.
Jul 17, 2019, 09:28 PM
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This year I spent €0 for nothing, so I think it's a pretty good deal!

Just kidding. Best deal I can recall are those cheap YEPs I got way back from hobby king
Jul 18, 2019, 08:01 AM
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Gaui X3L (turns out to have Lynx frames), HS65 MG servos, KDE 450XF motor, Gaui 66a esc (turns out it's rebranded HW 60, so now BLHeli-ed), Align 380 blades = £65, fantastic heli and amazing bargain.

Charge case with 2 x server power supplies, 2 x 206B ichagre and 1 x 106B icharger = £150

In my defence - I've also given away a HK500, an HK450, and a Mini Titan ....
Jul 18, 2019, 07:46 PM
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i saw both flybarred and flybarless black angel kits on ebay .. old stock im sure, but for chinese 450 kits they are cream of the crop and a cut above the average - well engineered, cf blades, nice machine work and fly real nice .. a steal imo for 90 ...
Jul 18, 2019, 11:32 PM
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Blade 500x BNF with upgraded tail and servo 215.00
Blade 5003D BNF 175.00
Jul 19, 2019, 04:01 AM
Grumpy old git.. Who me?
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Some great deals you guys have got yourself
Jul 22, 2019, 09:38 AM
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Heli related, I received typhoon 600 motor, zyx-s and programming cable one time from frnd. He shipped everything free. That was a while back, when I was getting 600 heli.

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