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08-18-2008 11:45 PM  12 years ago
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C.A.P.

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At the show I got to see most of all of the heli' out there, And all of them were real eye openers. But the real surprises was the Quick Bat. I'm not going to start a debate over it, but the pictures do not do it justice. this a strong heli and looks to be well made. I was looking at it for a while, saying how cool some stuff on it was and Cody said it was the Bat. I have not flown it yet, but for the cost , you get a lot, the 3 mm frame alone would make it right for the newbee. Even the motor faces the right way for CG. And the pro looks great too, All I can say for the cost you can't go wrong. And if you crash it, parts are cheap, and if you crash a few times your still under the cost of a new Predator without crashing. Wally
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08-20-2008 06:20 AM  12 years ago
shuttlepilot

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Initial costs of the kit and costs of replacement parts is what attracted me to the Dominator in the beginning of my dive into the gasser world....before I had any loyality to the brand privately or publically.
I had also had previous experience with the nitro 46 Quick and since I was familiar with the airframe, their gasser seemed like a logical choice for me.
With the introduction of the Bat series, I think QWW made a welcomed change with the design in form and function.
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08-20-2008 09:06 AM  12 years ago
shawmcky

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Bat range.
I too think this range of heli,s is very good value for money.It appears that whoever designed it put a lot of thought into it as well.Shame its not available here in the UK.Can you get someone like Fast Lad interested in becoming a UK dealer.Only problem will be that the cost will be lost in translation and double here i expect.
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08-20-2008 02:08 PM  12 years ago
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I keep seeing people writing about putting a 20cc in a heli, Quick has already done this at a very cheap price, I don't own a Quick and I myself am a big bore man. Because I fly a large Condor and do AP, but for the guy who craves the super high rev of the 20cc and there seem to be a lot of you guys, The heli is already built in the Quick, At a prices that not going to hurt, even if it turns out you don't like it, While I thing the work of putting a 20cc in a nitro like coopercad and fixit have, is outstanding work, a lot of people cann't do this type of work. Quick has it together with back up parts you don' have to search for. Wally
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08-20-2008 02:17 PM  12 years ago
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I too think this range of heli,s is very good value for money.It appears that whoever designed it put a lot of thought into it as well.Shame its not available here in the UK.Can you get someone like Fast Lad interested in becoming a UK dealer.Only problem will be that the cost will be lost in translation and double here i expect.
Why are you worried about importing it? Apart from a delay it's never been a big issue except in the unusual circumstance that you need to return a part..something that's usually worth wearing with a smile in exchange for the cost savings..
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08-20-2008 02:53 PM  12 years ago
shawmcky

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I have nothing against importing at all,it makes good sense,it is just that i have had some bad experiences with parts from the states,which i hasten to add is nothing to do with the people that are sending them,more to to with the carriers.I waited 3 months for a part,bought another in the meantime.This could well have been a one off,but it does tend to stick.I might try again in the future but the thought of losing another £200 does tend to put me off.
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08-20-2008 03:44 PM  12 years ago
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This could well have been a one off,but it does tend to stick.I might try again in the future but the thought of losing another £200 does tend to put me off.
Agree a concern. I've only had one parcel go astray (embarrasingly so, too) but generally postal services are secure if sent with tracking..or if expensive stuff then pay the extra for a more upmarket carrier? Stuff goes astray on internal post too. Most of my Uk heli purchases usually come courier for efficiency.

I've bought several thousand pounds-worth of heli-stuff from HK sent EMS and it's usually arrived within a few days and able to follow it by tracking - and never been charged duties. Stuff from the US frequently gets held up in customs (4-6 days typically).

I guesstimate i saved at least £500 each on Predator and Spectra by buying US
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08-20-2008 04:47 PM  12 years ago
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Like you i have bought a lot of heli gear from Asia without a hitch,delivery times are superb,considering where they come from.Maybe i am just being over cautious,most of the heli,s i am interested in as far as build quality goes ,are made in the US.
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08-21-2008 05:03 PM  12 years ago
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Why are you worried about importing it? Apart from a delay it's never been a big issue except in the unusual circumstance that you need to return a part
When I imported my Spectra, I found that I had a defective delrin main gear. I contacted MinAir, they asked for a few measurements, and subsequently told me to send the part for replacement.

I had the new gear even before completing the rest of the heli. That was an extremely fast turn-around (don't forget I'm in a different continent, and hemisphere, from MinAir).

It felt like MinAir treated my Spectra to that full-size aviation AOG (Aircraft On Ground) urgency where the part needs to be shipped to the client right now.

IMO it is not whether or not you should import, but who you import from. That can make a huge difference.

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08-21-2008 08:07 PM  12 years ago
shuttlepilot

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IMO it is not whether or not you should import, but who you import from. That can make a huge difference.
I know that QWW does a great deal of shipping to Europe. There have been many days that I have talked with the guys in the shop and they were working on getting stuff out the door the same day the order was recieved. A lot of times shipping depends on the method and customs regulations of the recieving country. I do know that QWW tries to get things out the door ASAP.
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08-21-2008 08:30 PM  12 years ago
shawmcky

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Importing
I dont think it has anything to do with the companies really only some might be better than others(IMHO)The biggest hold up for us is the customs and clearing.I have noticed that the date of postage is usually very soon after the initial order.It is what happens after that where things seem to go wrong.
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08-21-2008 08:37 PM  12 years ago
shuttlepilot

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I agree. It's ashamed at all of the red tape. Unfortunately after 9-11 I think things got a lot more mucked with shipping international.Gas is Great
Camper Fuel is Better!!
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08-21-2008 09:06 PM  12 years ago
shawmcky

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Importing
It must be pretty frustrating if you are exporting internationaly if you cannot get orders to a customer in a reasonable amount of time through no fault of your own.Customers usually always blame the supplier.I guess if you are dealing in an ever expanding worldwide market things will get sorted eventually.The winners will be the most efficient ones i guess.
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08-21-2008 09:50 PM  12 years ago
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It must be pretty frustrating if you are exporting internationaly if you cannot get orders to a customer in a reasonable amount of time through no fault of your own.
The Far East happly lies regarding parcel values and Customs lets it go.. whereas those making honest declarations get held up and less business.

Don't think it's anything to do with 9/11 or the similar events UK.. more to do with money laudering , drugs and other contraband. But blunty the amount of import/export defeats the resources to patrol it.. they can't even keep contraband out of secure prisons!!!
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08-21-2008 10:28 PM  12 years ago
shawmcky

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I think that is right,but i cant help thinking the Far East will win this one eventually.
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08-21-2008 11:07 PM  12 years ago
pgkevet

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I think that is right,but i cant help thinking the Far East will win this one eventually.
Empire building goes in cycles. The Far East will win because there's no willingness to face the truth and intervene. When you buy, buy, buy because it's cheap and collapse your own manufacturing sources then that's decadent decline. When you allow your economic rivals to profer help to your moral opposites while you make sanctions then expect them to take over your former interests. When you sell your land and your industry to your rivals and then buy the product you used to sell then expect that stupidity to end in pauperism.

Sorry, rant over.. back to Helis..
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08-22-2008 12:02 AM  12 years ago
shawmcky

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That is so true,Amen to that one.
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08-22-2008 12:19 PM  12 years ago
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Just my two cents, I have dealt with QWW and they were great. If you know how to put a machine together properly then you shouldnt have any problems. The only piss off I had was that they put the full value on the invoice and I got held up in costums and had to pay GST (Australan version of VAT), but I got it cleared and in the end I now know how to import things, so there you have it.
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