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10-22-2004 02:24 PM  13 years agoPost 1
groran

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CALIFORNIA CITY,​California

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Are the quick helis from hhi any good? They sure look like quality built & from japan. The prices on this heli lets me know just how high the markup on a heli is , other helis with the stuff on these are not double but triple the price, any input appreciated

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10-22-2004 08:26 PM  13 years agoPost 2
ShempHoward

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San Francisco, Ca -​too many beggars +​bad drivers

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I am shocked nobody has replied to this post yet given the well kown, less than stellar, rep of the fellow that owns HHI.

Let's just say, in this case, there is some truth to the saying "You get what you pay for".

Do a search on RR and check out the comments about the company and Quick Worldwide (not to be confused with Quick UK). Then draw your own conclusions.

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10-22-2004 08:29 PM  13 years agoPost 3
z11355

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perhaps too much pre-emptive whining
from all the other keyboard monkeys about
writing 'please do a search'

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10-22-2004 08:35 PM  13 years agoPost 4
Stu.

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Abrakebabra Kebab​shop

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Quality is very poor unfortunately

The ones I have seen/set up tend to break quite regularly

Mind oyu the UK importer has been more than helpful in trying to remedy any issues.

Stu

www.waterfoothelis.com

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10-23-2004 01:15 AM  13 years agoPost 5
Ts8103

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Baltimore, Maryland

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I have two and realy have no complaints. I found them to fly well, there biggest negative is the rep of the importer.
Tone

Team Outrage
YS engines
Switchglo
Baltimore Boyz

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10-23-2004 01:17 AM  13 years agoPost 6
sabooo

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Allentown, PA area

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The biggest indicator for me is that the club I belong to is less than 5 miles from the HHI storefront, and no one flies them. (actually I know one guy, but he just bought it used so I haven't actually seen him fly it yet.)

Take it for what its worth.



I was going to take up Origami, but someone said the local club folded.

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10-23-2004 04:05 AM  13 years agoPost 7
Kaoma

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Gilbert-Arizona

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Check my gallery.

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10-23-2004 07:29 AM  13 years agoPost 8
mike lewis

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northeastern AZ

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Gallery!

And in this corner weighing in at 6,872LBS. The Bling A Ding Thing WOW how cool is that !!!!!!

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10-23-2004 10:37 PM  13 years agoPost 9
Steve Campbell

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Baton Rouge, LA

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<<...I am shocked on one has replied...>>

The topic keeps coming up with depressing regularity, and most folks, I suppose, are tired of writing the same caveats. I know I am.

You can't blame the newbies, they are just looking for info and have been duped by the glitzy ads. I used to take the attitude "...if I can save but one..."; however, I'm getting old, and getting tired, and that outfit is like a tomato sauce stain on a good shirt; it never goes away.

People will continue to buy from Irwin. Some will be happy, many won't be.

And life goes on...

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10-24-2004 12:41 AM  13 years agoPost 10
Gary Jenkins

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6.872 lbs for a 30 with nothing in it?

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10-24-2004 12:42 AM  13 years agoPost 11
Gary Jenkins

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HHI is making the parts in China, in the cheapest place he can find.

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10-24-2004 03:34 AM  13 years agoPost 12
sabooo

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Allentown, PA area

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Quicks aren't made to FLY nicely - just look nice. There are basically 2 types - those that have been crashed due to defect, and those that haven't been flown yet.



I was going to take up Origami, but someone said the local club folded.

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10-24-2004 04:19 AM  13 years agoPost 13
shuttlepilot

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Mullins, South​Carolina

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Contrary to sabooo's comment, my Quick does FLY nicely, and does look nice to boot.
I have flown a Quick for a year now. This is through about 12 gallons so far. I have only had to replace the rear tail bearings. I can do loops, rolls, flips, 540 stall turns, and some limited inverted way up high. I haven't found any problems with the flying of the machine, and it is much more stable than the shuttle I had been flying. I could perform these manuvers with collective management running a TT36 engine on NO nitro! I now run a Webra 50 without nitro, and it has ample amounts of power.
I bought the Quick based on metal upgrads parts that I had bought for my shuttle over the years, and I had had a good experience with the upgrade parts. My heli also built easily for me but did have 1 missing part, but no big deal. I don't think the Quick is the best choice for the new heli pilot because the build is more involved, and the instructions aren't the greatest in the world.
Recently I had some friends of mine buy 3 Quicks from HHI and haven't had a good experience. I would say that about 30 % of the parts are different between what supposed to be the same kit. Now that is a problem. At one time Quick was a good product with a not so good representative in the US. Now this same representative is not using quality parts from Japan, he is having things manufactured in China on top of bad dealings with customers. I think that has all but ruined the Quick name in the US. Hopefully things will change in the near future, but this probably will not come from HHI. A true "Quick" heli that comes from the Quick manufacturer in Japan is a fine heli. Hopefully this will come into being before a this heli goes the way of TSK in this country. Quick helis are fine helis, if they are true "Quick" helicopters. The frankenstein helis that are originating out of Penn. are questionable. I think sometimes you get a fine machine from them, and sometimes it's pretty marginal. I got lucky. I don't think I would be willing to flip that coin again with my money. That is.....not with HHI.

Sorry about the book............

Gas is Great
Camper Fuel is Better!!
QWW Helis

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10-24-2004 01:42 PM  13 years agoPost 14
Steve Campbell

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Baton Rouge, LA

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<<...frankenstein helis that are originating out of Pennsylvania...>>

LOL! Well put!

I bought no less than four TSK kits from Irwin; then I saw a GENUINE TSK kit, from Japan; and didn't know whether to laugh, cry, or hop on a plane to Pennsylvania to get some restitution.

In HHI's TSK kits, everything that could be replaced with cheaper clone stuff, was. Bearings, linkages, even frame parts and bearing blocks in some cases. Junichi was allowing Irwin to buy what TSK parts he couldn't clone, and put it all together in a "TSK kit".

My wife is always saying "God don't like ugly.", and that such charlatans will always get their due. Junichi got his. Perhaps one day...

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10-24-2004 01:49 PM  13 years agoPost 15
FAA

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MIlford CT

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The guy is horrible.

His service is horrible.

The products he sellls are horrible.

The same issues also apply to the fix wing world. He also sells planes through http://www.Giantscaleplanes.com.

Equally bad. Check out RCUnivesre for additonal comments on this guy and his products.

I personally don't know what is keeping him in bussiness.

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