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06-03-2010 04:29 AM  7 years agoPost 41
philip 01

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wow. if had had known that i think i would have ordered them.

good info.

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06-03-2010 04:32 AM  7 years agoPost 42
LonR

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Mike
I just looked and can get 2 6cell pack from HK vs 1 6cell pack your talking about so ALOT more expensive then HobbyKing.

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06-03-2010 04:53 AM  7 years agoPost 43
Justin Stuart (RIP)

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The 35C 6S 5000mAh EM pack from Esprit Models is $200. I just paid $90 for a 40C 6S 5000mAh pack from HobbyCity. Of course I had to pay shipping, so it ended up costing about $102 for the pack.

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06-03-2010 04:55 AM  7 years agoPost 44
philip 01

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when i went to the em website it said $70 for 6s 5000mah 35c.

did i miss something?

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06-03-2010 04:59 AM  7 years agoPost 45
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Yes, you missed the little box in the upper left corner "Choose series Cell (s)". Click the drop down entry for "6", voila, that pack will set you back $200, not $70.

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06-03-2010 05:04 AM  7 years agoPost 46
speedys4

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$100 difference per lipo .. I'll take my chances with hobby city for now.

But I don't mind trying the 'Blue Lipo' batteries. I just tried out their 3S 30C and it has plenty of power. Btw their 30C 6S 5000mah is only $89 with $4.95 fixed shipping

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06-03-2010 05:05 AM  7 years agoPost 47
Justin Stuart (RIP)

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Blue Lipos are always out of stock on the 6s 5000mAh packs.

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06-03-2010 05:08 AM  7 years agoPost 48
speedys4

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Maybe they're stuck across the river .. lol

We want our Lipos! Cheap!

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06-03-2010 05:09 AM  7 years agoPost 49
philip 01

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ok, scratch the wow.

instead of a 50% replacement warranty how about just charge a $100 to start with and if i crash them i just buy another for $100?

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06-03-2010 05:32 AM  7 years agoPost 50
Jgatorman

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I purchased 4 x 4s40c flight max lipos for 120.00 to my door. I placed order may 22 I used regular shipping and they showed up 6/1/10. Pretty damn fast if you ask me and at these prices they are disposable.

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06-03-2010 05:32 AM  7 years agoPost 51
Justin Stuart (RIP)

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instead of a 50% replacement warranty how about just charge a $100 to start with and if i crash them i just buy another for $100?
That would be nice.

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06-03-2010 06:51 AM  7 years agoPost 52
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For real,im already having a fit paying $110.00 for 1 6cell pack.If I told my wife I had to pay $350-$400.00 for each pack,she would tell me to hope it runs on air and thats no joke LOL..
I should mention Im talking Australian dollars, its more likely 1/2 - 3/4 that price in US dollars, still alot of money though.

I think just before HK packs came on the scene some 6s packs (namely Outrage) were selling for as little as $270, we all thought that was amazeingly cheap at the time.

I remember a buddy had somehow managed to get hold of a whole pile of Outrage 6s 5000`s for $250 each, and we all met up on the day of delivery like junkies at a drug deal, like they were off the back of a truck kind of thing, and we had stumbled onto a winfall.

I think I forked out for 2 packs and nearly ended up not eating for 2 weeks just to get my hands on these $250 packs, it seemed like the opportunity of a lifetime to get packs for $250.

There was huge wodds of cash and 6s lipos flying all over the place, roll up roll up, get your fresh packs for only $250!!

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06-03-2010 07:10 AM  7 years agoPost 53
KWH

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Latest HobbyKing.com® order status
Order Number:20012*****
Value:$594.57
Status:Shipped

...so the nail biting begins.

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06-03-2010 07:25 AM  7 years agoPost 54
LonR

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Spitfire1,
Man thats nuts.When I first started the hobby I got a brand spanking new Trex 600E and bought some cheap off the wall 6 cell lipo off Ebay for $90.00 bucks.I never had a chance to do anything with the heli or know how the battery was because I was a noob and crashed right away so sold the heli to a buddy that helped build it.Now the cheap 6 cell lipos are only $30.00 bucks but I look at the top brand lipos and there still around $250.00 to $300.00 .With all the cheaper packs out you would think the prices would drop on the top brand name ones but they don't,wonder why ?

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06-03-2010 08:11 AM  7 years agoPost 55
Spitfire1

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keep fingers crossed its just a rumour and nothing more, if it comes to fruition it will set this hobby back 5 years.

Ive noticed even amongst the older plank generation electrics are beggining to slowly but steadily take hold lately, but this will put and end to that quik sharp if they have to start paying as we did for lipos a while back.
Latest HobbyKing.com® order status
Order Number:20012*****
Value:$594.57
Status:Shipped

...so the nail biting begins.
Let us know how it goes.

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06-03-2010 12:53 PM  7 years agoPost 56
Justin Stuart (RIP)

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I remember a buddy had somehow managed to get hold of a whole pile of Outrage 6s 5000`s for $250 each, and we all met up on the day of delivery like junkies at a drug deal, like they were off the back of a truck kind of thing, and we had stumbled onto a winfall.
That's funny. Junkies indeed.

So let me see if I understand what is going on. HobbyCity is not splitting up their 6S 5000mAh packs the way that Hyperion and other are, so their lipos are getting stopped at customs and sent back since they are violating shipping codes? But if they would just add the other set of connectors to the packs, then everything would be fine?

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06-03-2010 02:42 PM  7 years agoPost 57
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Hobbycity Lipo Delays

Just found this on Hobbykings forum:

It's starting to look permanent for Hong Kong Post.

That means alot of small eBayers and other stores that dont have the capacity to ship out via private courier will be attempting time and time again to post their lipo's only to have them returned a week or two later.
You're going to see alot of HK/CN vendors stop selling Lipo's in the coming weeks/Months as they work out that it's not getting through.

We are now doing the following;
1) We have charged two private courier companies with the task of shipping our products out. Bypassing Hong Kong Post.\

2) We have already sent 2 containers of Lipoly to Germany and next week 1 container to Seattle (the location of our new warehouse to be).

3) Customers who buy Lipo from as now will have them shipped via the Private couriers.

4) In future you will have a greater selection of Lipo from USA (Seattle) or DE (Hamburg) warehouses.

5) We are changing tracking system pages this week and next to better reflect the new services.

In the end you're going to get your batteries at the same price, but with faster shipping and less customs issues.

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06-03-2010 02:46 PM  7 years agoPost 58
Justin Stuart (RIP)

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Well that's certainly good news.

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06-03-2010 02:52 PM  7 years agoPost 59
Ronald Thomas

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Great to hear I would hate to lose the ability to buy the Turnigys

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