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05-04-2005 07:19 AM  12 years agoPost 1
guillaume83

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I am selling my pretty much brand new (4/5 flights only) Kontronik Fun 500-19.

It weighs 200gr and I was using it in a 6S Eolo Pro...with which was completely satisfied (low temps compared to an Aveox,good flight times..)
With a 14t pinion,I was getting up to 12mins of normal flying on 6S TP2100. More power than a Twist 37 and more efficient.Around 9mins of hard flying.
I haven't tried the 15t pinion but I expect the performance is even better.

The average amps draw is around 10A on 6S with the 14t pinion.

I had no cooling hole in the canopy and NO high temps problem. This is a REALLY great motor for 6S without going into extremely hot temps like the (popular?) Aveox that keeps breaking down.

If you have several 3S packs like me and were using them as 3s2p,it might be time to wire them as 6S. You know you want to :-)

If you already have a Kontronik Jazz 40-6-18,then you do not need to purchase a new controller as you can use the built-in Jazz'BEC on 6S with 4 servos (even if they are digital servos).So what are you waiting for? :-)

Also allowed me to to cut down on the packs as I was running a 3s3p (single pack) and had plenty of 3s before...sold the 3s3p to use the 3s wired in serie and allow me to use the same packs for many models,wired in // in some,in serie in others,or simply on their own.
OPTIMUM FLEXIBILITY!

Specs are as follows:
1940 RPM/V. Works well in direct drive applications with props between 8 and 10" and up to 10 batteries.. Great power in Helicopters with 8 to 12 batteries. Will drive a 90mm fan powered with up to 15 batteries, or with gear it is powerful enough for sailplanes up to 30 batteries, using a big prop.

Only selling because I've sold my Eolo to fund a new heli.
Asking £95 and I will include 2 pinions (14t & 15t) of the right diameter/module that cost me £7.5 each.

Guillaume

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05-09-2005 11:52 AM  12 years agoPost 2
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Bump...reduced to £90.
This is a near-new motor! That's a good saving over the cost of a new one!

Guillaume

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05-09-2005 02:40 PM  12 years agoPost 3
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Guillaume,

FYI - Because of the exchange rate (weak USD), you will probably not get much US interest. With today's exchange rate at 1.88 USD to 1 GBP, 90 GBP is roughly $170 USD. This is more than the cost of the motor new on this side of the pond.

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05-09-2005 04:29 PM  12 years agoPost 4
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msg73,

thanks but some UK people might be reading these pages.
The FUN 500-19 retails at about £120 here and it is about the same in Germany (where it is manufactured), 165 euros I think.

In any case, the Twist 37 retails at $165 in the US and the FUN 500-19 being bigger, it should be more than the Twist 37 (which retails at around £100 in UK and 135 euros in Germany).

So I am bit confused as to why and where the FUN 500-19 would be found much cheaper in the US.

Cheers for pointing that out anyway. I am sure you understand that since I paid top £ for it and am not willing to let it go for a few $.

Guillaume

ps:I can't believe you guys get products manufactured in Europe cheaper than what we pay for them here. I think the margins in the US are much tighter...due to the volume of sales maybe?

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05-09-2005 05:52 PM  12 years agoPost 5
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rip off britain and no changing it

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no, it's due to RIB, rip off britain.

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05-09-2005 06:01 PM  12 years agoPost 6
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I can't agree with you there....I am very careful where I buy and on this instance, the price was exactly the same in UK as in Germany where the motor is made......
So your RIB doesn't apply in any case I guess.

Anyone interested in the Fun 500-19?

Guillaume

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05-09-2005 06:11 PM  12 years agoPost 7
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guillaume83,

I think this is what msg73 is referring to:
http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bi...p?&I=LXGUR5&P=7

It is not about RIB but more of exchange rate. At today's exchange rate between GBP and USD, the motor is less than £90 brand new from US.

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05-09-2005 06:17 PM  12 years agoPost 8
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sorry, RIB will prevail. always does.


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05-09-2005 06:51 PM  12 years agoPost 9
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Guillaume,

For the folks in the UK, I'm sure it's cheaper than buying it new over there. If it's 120 GBP new, then 90 GBP seems to be a good deal and you shouldn't have to lose any more money than that for a practically new motor. I was just letting you know that the motor is cheaper than that here in the states. Which is why you're not getting many responses from the US folks.

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05-09-2005 07:03 PM  12 years agoPost 10
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Msg73,

Someone told me the same in a PM before so I was aware it was cheaper in the US...for reasons I do not understand as I said before.

I appreciate you let me know,I was kind of expecting to sell it in UK anyway.

I think everyone will agree that if a motor is manufactured in Germany and sold 165 euros there, then you'd expect it to be the lowest price you'd find anywhere...which is the reason why I bought in Uk thinking the UK price was the same as in Germany.

What's strange on the Tower Hobbies website is that the Twist 37 retails at the same price. I was basing "my price" of the Twist 37 ($165) on RC Hover's website,I didn't know Tower did Kontronik.

I think such big volumes are sold in the US that the dealers get better deals. That's the only explanation I can find. It has nothing to do with exchange rate since the dealer is also subject to exchange rate when he buys in Europe.

A good example of that is the Electronic Model range of motors.They are manufactured in France and I bought mine direct from them. But the new US dealer Atlanta Hobby is selling them cheaper than the manufacturer's price if you use the current exchange rate (and you'll NEVER find them cheaper in Europe since it is the recommende retail price in every country using the Euro).

Anyway,what's sure is that I now won't sell it thanks to this thread....

Don't worry,I am not bothered,I will find someone in Europe hopefully...at the end of the day,it's a great motor and I highly recommend it.

Guillaume

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05-09-2005 10:25 PM  12 years agoPost 11
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don't be downhearted, fact is your looking for a good price in the UK. someone will get a cheap motor from you. the UK prices mean nothing to the USA and it's a shame they where brought into it. but everything is cheaper there so i dont think too many people will worry. your price is more than fair for UK.

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05-11-2005 09:32 AM  12 years agoPost 12
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BUMP.......

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