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03-06-2008 06:47 AM  10 years agoPost 1
LukeRC

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To respect Gforce, I would not sell those main bearing block separately.
This is the best I can do for G-force.

Now I am selling the combo on my website:

combo1: One Way + Main Bearing Block = $80
combo2: One Way + Main Bearing Block + Swash Level Tool = $95

The shipping date will be delay to Mar 18th.

If the new shopping cart is not working well, please follow the order off line.

Website: http://www.lukerc.com

Solves the problems and improves performances

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03-06-2008 02:16 PM  10 years agoPost 2
AndyH

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uh screw g-force. This is a free market, sell what you want how you want.

There, I said it.

This hobby is like Kryptonite to chicks!

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03-06-2008 03:09 PM  10 years agoPost 3
Simmer

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I agree with Andy, free market, do you think Gforce would do you the same favor?

They have good stuff true, but hey, we pay money for it like everything else.

Service is where a company will make or break in my opinion.

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03-06-2008 03:54 PM  10 years agoPost 4
WJackson

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What if I want the blocks, already have a one way, and dont want a leveler?

RIP Roman
Bill Jackson
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03-06-2008 07:41 PM  10 years agoPost 5
Cameron

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St. Johns, Florida

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What if I want the blocks, already have a one way, and dont want a leveler?
+1

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03-06-2008 08:54 PM  10 years agoPost 6
MJHiscott92504

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Free Market ?
So you believe its ok to copy a companies product almost to a T and its all good? Not if you were the designer of the original G-Force blocks, copying and marketing some one else's product is not cool and rude, just goes to show that they are incapable of designing anything original on there own, shows no honor and poor caricature and lack of ability! I have a bad taste in my mouth about copy rights infringement do to the reason that Dubro stole 2 products from my family and made hundreds of thousands doing so. Any one copies my canopies I will be on there door step the next day! Sorry for being a bit irritated, they shounld just design and market there own "original" products.....

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03-06-2008 09:08 PM  10 years agoPost 7
Helipark

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Toronto

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What if I want the blocks, already have a one way, and dont want a leveler?
+1
+2

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03-06-2008 09:42 PM  10 years agoPost 8
AndyH

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Did G-Force patent the blocks? No? If yes - is your design 20% different? (it's 20% right?)

Sell em.

And make sure you paint them with a lead based paint 1st! (nah just funnin with ya!)

This hobby is like Kryptonite to chicks!

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03-06-2008 09:46 PM  10 years agoPost 9
Simmer

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First let me say I don't mean to step on your toes there MJ , and if your idea was stolen, and you had a patent, you could get them to stop production and probably some monetary damages at the least.

The term your looking for is patent.
To secure a patent you must prove your device is novel, unique or has utilitarian value (often a mechanical device but could relate to an idea or way of doing things) eg: Amazon.com one click shopping

A patent must include one or more claims defining the invention has these things.

The bearing block in question cannot be patented. It is not a new idea, it is simply a bearing block made from metal as opposed to plastic. There is nothing new about the Gforce bearing blocks. They perform their funtion in the same way as the plastic ones.

To be able to secure a patent you have to be able to demonstrate it performs the function in s new or different way. This it does not.

Here is a classic example of a Copyright.
I write a poem on the East coast about the sunrise today.
Someone on the West coast writes a peom tomorrow with the exact same words. Only if I copyright my work, find out and then object to this west coast poem can I successfully defend and claim infringement. Otherwise...no foul.

One more. Copyright.
I take a picture of the Eifel tower. I copyright it. You take a picture of the Eifel tower. This is not a violation. What you can't do is take my image and reuse it. That is copyright infringement, and I am protected against that. Yet you could take the same shot with your camera,in the same exact spot. No problems there.

A patent is valid for 20 years.
A Copyright is valid for the life of the owner plus so many years.
A Business Copyright is valid for 75 years.

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03-06-2008 09:50 PM  10 years agoPost 10
RCHeliJim

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The bearing block in question cannot be patented. It is not a new idea, it is simply a bearing block made from metal as opposed to plastic. There is nothing new about the Gforce bearing blocks. They perform their funtion in the same way as the plastic ones.
Umm.... look closely, there is a VERY important difference between the stock blocks and the GForce ones. In fact, the main selling point of the GForce blocks is the..... set of thrust bearings. They actually perform the stock function plus a secondary function.

Is it patentable? I have no idea, but they are definitely not the same as the stock blocks.



Go Fly, Have Fun!!
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03-06-2008 09:52 PM  10 years agoPost 11
AndyH

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Thanks Simmer, that clears it up quite nicely. Luke, sell your bearing blocks and tell g-force to blow it out their....

This hobby is like Kryptonite to chicks!

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03-06-2008 09:55 PM  10 years agoPost 12
Simmer

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Nope sorry, the main shaft spins period. It is acheived by bearings, how many/what type does not matter, its function is ultimately the same. Nothing NEW there.

Edit: OK not a patent attorney And you may consider the Gforce better, true, but the shaft does'nt turn in any different fashion.

It functions exactly the same. IMPO

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03-06-2008 11:22 PM  10 years agoPost 13
WJackson

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Well then G-force owes Hootowl some money cuz he put thust bearing on the main shaft of the 600N since last June. Sell the blocks, no such thing as a patent in this industry.

RIP Roman
Bill Jackson
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03-06-2008 11:33 PM  10 years agoPost 14
JGeorgic

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Let the FUN begin............

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03-07-2008 02:05 AM  10 years agoPost 15
tchavei

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Portugal

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I agree with Andy, free market, do you think Gforce would do you the same favor?
Actually Garf did him a favour. G-force was developing a new one way to replace the stock 600N (similar to LukeRc's design) in which I had interest and info from the first scratch board and he dropped it as soon as LukeRC appeared. When I asked why, guess what he told me?

"There is enough market for all of us. I don't need to get in his way"

On top of that he even directed several friends of mine to LukeRc for an improoved one way bearing.

Nice way LukeRc has found to thank Garf for the market share.

I think Garf has taken this pretty well. I sure wouldn't have.

Tony


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