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02-15-2011 04:26 PM  6 years agoPost 1
krashtagain

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Is Readyheli the only distributor of the Vbar in the states ?

If you're not living on the edge you're just taking up space !

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02-15-2011 04:28 PM  6 years agoPost 2
george0079

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yep

Hell... I can fix that.
Uh oh..
Nope.
It's ***ked!!!
RE-KIT!!!!!

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02-15-2011 04:30 PM  6 years agoPost 3
krashtagain

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If you're not living on the edge you're just taking up space !

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02-15-2011 04:33 PM  6 years agoPost 4
george0079

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That's another reason why I don't fly VBar's anymore.

One distributor for a product, in a country this size? It makes no sense.

Hell... I can fix that.
Uh oh..
Nope.
It's ***ked!!!
RE-KIT!!!!!

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02-15-2011 04:58 PM  6 years agoPost 5
Ronald Thomas

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Because you need to replace parts for the VBAR on a regular basis?
Usually no more than two weeks for any part to come back in stock. If you need it sooner order from the UK as it is usually 5-7 days to my door and then there is always Canada

Team MikadoUSA 480XXTreme, 550SX, 600SX, 700XXTreme, 800XXTreme!!

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02-15-2011 05:01 PM  6 years agoPost 6
george0079

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order from the UK as it is usually 5-7 days to my door and then there is always Canada
Which just proves my point that it makes no sense to have one dealer in the US.

Hell... I can fix that.
Uh oh..
Nope.
It's ***ked!!!
RE-KIT!!!!!

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02-15-2011 05:06 PM  6 years agoPost 7
Ace Dude

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You do know Hobbico is the only distributor for Futaba and Horizon Hobby is the only distributor for JR in the USA, right?

  

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02-15-2011 06:10 PM  6 years agoPost 8
OICU812

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Readyheli has been doing job of keeping stock pretty good IMO haven't really seen an issue.

...Once upon a time there were Nitros, flybars and frequency pins...

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02-15-2011 06:20 PM  6 years agoPost 9
NOLONGERFLYING

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Readyheli has superior customer service and that is why I am guessing Mikado went with them. So there product is not brought down by a shop with less then adequate customer service. RH is known for treating and addressing everything extremely perfectly. Alot of other hobby shops have good records as well, but some not so. Just my 2 cents.

I guess my analogy is like the autodealer one. There were WAY to many dealerships profitable and unprofitable in the US automaker industry some had good quality and some had not so good names/quality and this is partially what caused the US taxpayers to bail out the auto industry. Just a partial reason, also unions etc... Just a general analogy.

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02-15-2011 06:22 PM  6 years agoPost 10
Frank Bostwick

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Im sorry in advance but, "Extremely Perfect"?

RIP ROMAN

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02-15-2011 06:23 PM  6 years agoPost 11
krashtagain

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RH is my favorite online source of heli parts . They've been out of the full size vbar for 3 days that i know of . Just want to change my other heli to a vbar and no where to get one right now .

If you're not living on the edge you're just taking up space !

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02-15-2011 06:25 PM  6 years agoPost 12
NOLONGERFLYING

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I do agree another shop probably should have the mikado line as well, but hey they can do what they want and obviously Mikado is doing something right.

They buy all the stock Mikado can give them to my understanding so more then one shop wouldn't address the supply issue. Demand is more then suppy atm it appears esp. with the 5.1 changse coming out which only pushes demand up

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02-15-2011 06:33 PM  6 years agoPost 13
Riq

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Ive asked the same question and have been given a similar response, "it works, so why more" kind of thing.

Every time I try to get what I need (Mikado) there is almost always one or two things out of stock. Thankfully I ask, and have friends with same/similar helis, so I can usu get from somewhere in the country. (I love RH customer service, and I know if they had it theyd give it up.)

BUT...that doesnt negate the fact I have to look to friends instead of a storefront, and usu wait to get a heli in the air. Thats a main reason I have 3 logo 600s.

It seems to me minair could do the same monopolizing and sell all their stuff out of Billings if it were a good business model.

Therefore, in my simple consumer mind, I also cant understand why they dont have another west coast or midwest supplier.

Im sure Ill be enlightened as to why this and that, but like I stated, im only a consumer wanting to consume at the rate the US has raised me to.

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02-15-2011 09:42 PM  6 years agoPost 14
Anthony.L

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RH is my favorite online source of heli parts . They've been out of the full size vbar for 3 days that i know of . Just want to change my other heli to a vbar and no where to get one right now .
You guys are completely missing the issue here. You think the reason why it's hard to get Vbars is because ReadyHeli is the only dealer for them in the US.

First understand that there is a finite amount of Vbar production coming out of Mikado to go around. Now imagine for a second that there is 10 dealers in the US selling Vbar. Now that same stock amount will just be split up across 10 dealers instead of one. Then you would be on here complaining about how all 10 dealers show out of stock and you still can't find one to purchase.

The bottom line is ReadyHeli is not the issue, the issue is supply and demand. Right now the demand is MUCH higher than the supply, thus stock shortages. You can trust that ReadyHeli orders as many Vbars as they possible can from Mikado. I'm sure they have a constant rolling backorder ready for the next production run.

Your best bet if you don't want to order form Europe, is to sign up for the in-stock e-mail from ReadyHeli and purchase one soon as you get the e-mail notification!

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02-15-2011 10:02 PM  6 years agoPost 15
Riq

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Right now the demand is MUCH higher than the supply
Once again, seems simple from my simple consumer mind. Make More.

Is this an oversea issue? Why can minair do it successfully? Educate me.

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02-15-2011 10:10 PM  6 years agoPost 16
Anthony.L

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Once again, seems simple from my simple consumer mind. Make More.
Yes, simple minded statement, not considering all the variables of production.
Is this a oversea issue? Why can minair do it successfully? Educate me.
My understanding is the units are made in Germany. Mikado is a German company.

What in the world does Miniature Air have to do with this conversation??? Last I checked they do not produce a flybarless system or any electronics for that matter.

Do you honestly think Mikado and ReadyHeli are conspiring to short the world's supply of Vbars? Do you honestly think Mikado and ReadyHeli are not in business to turn a profit and would gladly sell as many Vbar units as humanly possible?

How is this logic so hard to understand?

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02-15-2011 10:29 PM  6 years agoPost 17
rexxigpilot

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http://www.rcflightstore.com/index.php?currency=USD

Try these guys if Readyheli is out. They are in Canada so you will pay import duty to the US equal to your states sales tax. That doesn;t matter for those of us in Florida as we pay sales tax from RH anyway. RC Flight Store appears to have the same prices on Mikado as RH. Shipping is free for large orders too.

Only concern, I didn't see them listed on Mikado's website as an athorized dealer for North America (only RH), but they seem to have a pretty good stock.

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02-15-2011 10:32 PM  6 years agoPost 18
Ace Dude

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Folks need to remember this is a niche market. It's not like they're making tens of the thousands of these at a time like Apple is making iPods.

  

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02-15-2011 10:33 PM  6 years agoPost 19
Riq

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The topic evolved to mikado parts, not just vbar. Should I start a new thread?

I have nothing against you or RH, just want parts when I need them. Is my logic flawed? (turn of phrase without the personal attack)

Thanks rexxipilot!

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02-15-2011 10:34 PM  6 years agoPost 20
Anthony.L

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Ace, I'm trying to get that point across but some people just like the play the conspiracy theory on everything!

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