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HelicopterMain Discussion › Curtis YB going out of business?
10-23-2015 07:30 PM  26 months agoPost 1
RM3

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So just jot an email from Rons...says hes got a 25% discount on CYBs stuff cause CYB is not going to sell heli products anymore, turned all his remaining stock to some other retailer...

sad that another brand bites the dust.

Guess he couldnt compete?

showing a preference will only get you into trouble, 90% of everything is crap...

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10-23-2015 07:41 PM  26 months agoPost 2
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He s very much in business, he has just announced his new distributor and all helis and parts will be available from under one roof.
Great news all round, free international shipping with orders over 150 bucks

Good luck
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10-23-2015 08:49 PM  26 months agoPost 3
Eury

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The news that every Youngblood item has to be ordered from Hong Kong is anything but good news. I'm sure that there are some regions and people that will keep ordering, but the majority of people will abandon ship.

I wouldn't consider owning any of his products now. It would be one thing if that new place was a distributor, but being sole retailer puts Youngblood's products on the same availability as something like the TDR. I've owned his stuff, and it's good, but it's no where near good enough to justify the hassle of ordering overseas, at least for me in the USA.

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10-23-2015 09:46 PM  26 months agoPost 4
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this is froms Rons Email:
Curtis announced that he won't be selling his products anymore. He has other projects going on
That says going out of business loud and clear.

unless that means he sold that portion of his business off to someone in hong kong?

i dont know how you can equate that to him still being in business...

showing a preference will only get you into trouble, 90% of everything is crap...

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10-23-2015 09:51 PM  26 months agoPost 5
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I saw this over on HF:
http://www.DronesHelis.com is now the exclusive retailer for CJYE products.

Radix, Stingray, Rave ENV, Ballistic and all CJ Youngblood Enterprises products are now under one roof. DronesHelis.com is the exclusive retailer and customer support of all CJYE kits and parts worldwide.*

DronesHelis.com is a Hong Kong-based warehouse with a free shipping option on orders over $150 US to the following countries: Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, United Kingdom and U.S. **

The great people at DronesHelis.com have an extensive history with CJYE products and are ready and able to help you with any of your product needs.

Please go to DronesHelis.com today and check it out.

Thank you,

Curtis Youngblood

P.S. from Curtis - This change has been a long time coming. I would personally like to apologize to our customers for the time it has taken to get this single global source for CJYE products established. However, now that it is up, this is a very positive development and should help you enjoy your CJYE products for many years to come.

Nick Crego

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10-23-2015 10:05 PM  26 months agoPost 6
Busher

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If you have a product base, but you no longer have the business time to administrate the ordering side due to other commitments, you could get somebody else to do that part for you. You could still own rights and be also running the business, and you might even get to be taking a share of the profits from the sales.

If that was part of an enterprise of several other businesses would you class that as part of your business? Or would you class that as going out of business?

The other way of looking at it could be that he has sold everything to helidrone and moved on but since he seems to be supporting it from his own website that does look unlikely.

Time will tell, but I'm pleased I can get some pukka spares at least from one place in the world

Good luck
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10-23-2015 11:53 PM  26 months agoPost 7
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jumping the gun again RM3 ???

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10-24-2015 01:10 AM  26 months agoPost 8
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If you look at the new site all helis and parts for all are in stock. The 450 and Stingray guys can breath easier now since parts are now available again. Very happy that my two Ballistics will not have parts issues.

Curtis has moved on to aerial photography/surveying and away from helis.

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10-24-2015 03:34 AM  26 months agoPost 9
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Wasnt the stingray discontinued? Amain hobbies has it as so...
so then if Curtis has moved on to aerial photography/surveying and away from helis... what happened to the heli department? some one bought the brand? (like MA was?)

showing a preference will only get you into trouble, 90% of everything is crap...

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10-24-2015 03:56 AM  26 months agoPost 10
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If I had to guess having been involved in deals like this, not heli related, he probably sold off the heli business and his licensing his brand to them to continue sales. Its not unusual, especially in todays market. Its tough to sell direct from the US anymore. Or anywhere that isnt southeast asia for that matter.

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10-24-2015 06:05 PM  26 months agoPost 11
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It's a shame. There's less and less to chose from anymore. The hobby is eroding. Unless you want a Goblin, you have very little to chose from and even less parts support.

Curtis has done a tremendous amount for rc helis. He has to do what he has to do...

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10-24-2015 06:50 PM  26 months agoPost 12
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Just cuz a retailer says something is discontinued don't make it so.

E820, Raptor G4N, X50F/E, E620, Forza 450, and some planks.

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10-30-2015 02:27 PM  25 months agoPost 13
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Unless you want a Goblin, you have very little to chose from and even less parts support.
Not a fair statement with Matt Botos around.

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10-30-2015 02:52 PM  25 months agoPost 14
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I agree with VinceY.

If you attend any event in the SE, you will see that Synergy and SAB have the market share here. Yes, there are other good helis out there, but the numbers in this part of the country go to Synergy and SAB.

Besides, Matt and Amy are great individuals as well as business persons. They take great pride in their products and service.

(Disclaimer) I am still flying Thunder Tiger and have no connection to Synergy.

Dave Sellars
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10-31-2015 04:22 AM  25 months agoPost 15
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Not a fair statement with Matt Botos around.
SAB does indeed have a footprint in the market, but to claim they are basically the only option and further that they are they only mfg providing adequate parts support is simply not true.

Ben Minor

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10-31-2015 04:42 AM  25 months agoPost 16
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It's a shame. There's less and less to chose from anymore. The hobby is eroding. Unless you want a Goblin, you have very little to chose from and even less parts support.
There's always Blade. They'll be around forever because those things are like cockroaches.

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10-31-2015 10:43 AM  25 months agoPost 17
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ChiCom cockroaches....lol

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11-02-2015 12:10 AM  25 months agoPost 18
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I love my ENV and I don't care where I have to get parts from.
Here in Australia we have to buy pretty much everything from overseas- one shop has all my Curtis products now makes my life easier.
International shipping to me is often quicker than local shipping-- go figure??

ENV - Still laying it down !….Ohhh yeh !!!

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11-02-2015 03:04 AM  25 months agoPost 19
pctomlin

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Having this single source can be an advantage too, don't have to pick through multiple vendors to come up with all the parts you need and pay multiple shipping fees.

On the other hand, if it is out of stock, it is out of stock.

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11-02-2015 12:07 PM  25 months agoPost 20
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Another Great heli has been orphaned. CY will be missed. Great product and a class act.

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