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07-12-2008 01:17 AM  9 years agoPost 1
petmotel

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I was browsing around in the the Compass website and I clicked on Compass Factory. Not what I expected, rather than a picture and description of the manufacturing facility, there, resplendent in all of it's glory, is a blinged out K3D.

Full metal head (with the 8mm spindle and grips) and full metal tail, metal strut feet, spacer kit, and painted glass canopy!!!! Cool!!!!

Now I wonder where a guy in the US might actually buy one of these, and how much????????

Jay

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07-12-2008 01:47 AM  9 years agoPost 2
Tradhunt

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Shoot Wes at Modefos an e-mail he'll take care of you... If for some reason he can't Talk to RCheliworks ..Chris... Good guy as well...

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07-12-2008 03:13 AM  9 years agoPost 3
Rodney

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Happy hunting

Dx7 With Ion Power Supply. Why use anything else.

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07-12-2008 03:45 AM  9 years agoPost 4
petmotel

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Now I wonder where a guy in the US might actually buy one of these, and how much????????
This is a rhetorical question as I personally have no desire to buy one. If I can't get it from Rodney.........well you know the rest of the story!

Jay

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07-12-2008 04:01 AM  9 years agoPost 5
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After the Pm I got I might continue to keep flying them....

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07-12-2008 04:12 AM  9 years agoPost 6
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After the Pm I got I might continue to keep flying them....
Do tell!! I have seven of these things, I have no intention of giving up flying them.

I actually have two all CF 3Ds with all the metal (except the tail case)

I sure as heck don't want to have to order from overseas to buy parts for them!

Jay

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07-13-2008 07:56 PM  9 years agoPost 7
KBDD

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The production of the Knight 50 Factory has stopped. The last lucky person to get one was in Europe a short time ago. The Factory model has lots of “Bling” with all the metal parts. The model is not being discontinued. The tail is being changed and improved; also other enhancements are being added. Production of the Factory model will resume as soon as these enhancments are completed. As we find out more on this development we will let you know.

Thanks,
Dick and the KBDD Team

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07-13-2008 11:49 PM  9 years agoPost 8
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Are they doing a whole new tail... or just changing the way the metal tail blade grips mount... The rest is great but I think they need to come up with a better way of mounting the grip's... Though a 2peice would be nice and it would be easyer to replace the tail belt and do maintanence on that section.

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07-14-2008 12:20 AM  9 years agoPost 9
petmotel

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For one thing I'm sure they will redesign the metal tail grips to a double radial bearing single thrust bearing design. The original style metal tail grips use but one radial and one thrust bearing per grip.

Purely from a conjectural view, I would guess the metal tailcase will resemble the Odin unit, sides and spacers. Easier to manufacture and lighter.

Jay

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07-14-2008 12:43 AM  9 years agoPost 10
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Ya hope so...and I'm sure they would. I just don't like the way the style now mounts on the hub.

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07-14-2008 01:05 AM  9 years agoPost 11
KBDD

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My understanding is this only involves the metal tail grips. I have not heard all the changes though. I'll let you know when I hear more.
Thanks,
Dick

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07-14-2008 01:45 AM  9 years agoPost 12
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Thanks Dick for the update... The rest is fine but a 2 peice would make it more easyer... But the Grip's are the biggest downfall... But thats just my .02.. Their nice but could be better mounted like with a stud and nut like kasama's or with a cap screw like most other brands

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