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07-15-2002 11:45 PM  16 years agoPost 1


Wiltshire, UK

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Why do UK pilots have to wait 12 months before the Kyosho Caliber 30 is sold over here? I am still wating for this new heli to arrive. Come on Ripmax - Please answer!

Contrast this with JR/Macgregor UK. Strange that the JR Voyager has been widely available in the UK for nearly 18 months now and only just started to appear in the US. For once we get something before the US.
I bought mine in the UK before the translated manuals were ready. Also the Venture 30 was released pretty much at the same time as everywhere else in the world.

Why do UK pilots have difficulty buying the Futaba GY401 gyros when the more expensive 502 and 601 are available in abundance? Do I get supply problems ordering the 401 from abroad? - NO. Again Ripmax - why? I cannot get servo spares which cost £2 - £3 - I have to order from abroad! A friend cannot get spare GV1 magnets and sensors in the UK. These are hardly costly stock items and Ripmax can afford to keep hundreds of these!

Also there is a shortage of OS 61 SX WC engines in the UK. You cannot easily find one anywhere in the UK. Is there a world wide shortage? - I think not.

I think that the UK heli enthusiasts get a pretty crappy deal. Ripmax in particular do not support the Heli flyer well. I am all too ready to support the local hobby shop and home market, but if I don't get what I want, I will buy from abroad. Simple as that.

07-16-2002 01:09 AM  16 years agoPost 2


South Whitley, IN

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Just order your items from the states. Try they will ship it to you. I buy the tapered NHP blades from Revolution in the UK because the they are not stocked by any one here.


07-16-2002 01:15 AM  16 years agoPost 3

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nr Oxford, OX11, UK

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Futaba 9C was available in UK sooner than US

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