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02-06-2010 04:37 PM  8 years agoPost 1
helo1

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I'm looking at the 800 size huey they both advertise.
Are these the same model? from the same manufacturer?
Does anybody know?
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02-06-2010 04:44 PM  8 years agoPost 2
rcmiket

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This should open a can of worms. I'm on the pre-order list for Skyhunters 500 size Apache due to ship this month, I see that RC Areodyne is already in stock and shipping ( they were taking pre-orders on them also). Once we start getting them we can compare apples to apples. Should be interesting.I'm guessing that the manufacturer is the same. The chance of 2 factories in China making fuses for different suppliers seems rather low. Just my opinion mind you,I can't back it up.
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02-07-2010 02:34 AM  8 years agoPost 3
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02-07-2010 03:28 AM  8 years agoPost 4
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Nothing will happen if Skyhunter doesn't use Boeing's name in the advertising...

The US Gov. owns the designation (AH-64) and the name Apache and they won't come back on their constitutants over using those descriptions...

The using of pics of real (1 to 1) helicopters and plastering the makers name all over their website surely might bring some heat from Boeing on Aerodyne if they didn't get licensing... When you don't have any good pics of your model and have to use pics of the REAL FULL SIZE machine to promote sales, it's understandable going to licensing.

After seeing the pics of the Aerodyne model here, it,s easy to see why they want to use "pics of real machines"...

I mean, it's scale (kinda) like the wood one, but far from being super scale...

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02-07-2010 05:04 AM  8 years agoPost 5
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02-07-2010 05:08 AM  8 years agoPost 6
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02-07-2010 12:33 PM  8 years agoPost 7
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Starwood states nowhere on their site that their Apache is licensed just how do you explain that? I know you favor RC Areodyne over Skyhunter by your posts in other forums where you admit to "personally knowing the owner" and are compensated with kits for reviews that are conveniently posted on various sites.
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02-07-2010 04:44 PM  8 years agoPost 8
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Starwood as well as others that produce an Apache kit do not use Boeing's name and advertise with pictures of their model, not pics of the real thing...

I am not dissing either of the import kit marketers, just stating truths about their respective advertising...

rcmiket has pointed out a good point about your relationship with the above mentioned import marketers...

Also, both Starwood (to my knowlege) and the other Apache producer in this country don't have Boeing licensing, nor do they use Boeing's name and 1 to 1 pics in their adverts...

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02-07-2010 08:00 PM  8 years agoPost 9
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rc aerodyne looks to me to have a fine product. anyone know a link y
to skyhunter? i will check them out too. aerodyne has the greatest customer service also. thats huge in my book

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02-07-2010 08:09 PM  8 years agoPost 10
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02-07-2010 09:38 PM  8 years agoPost 11
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http://skyhunterhobby.com/

As far as I can tell its the same product.
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02-07-2010 09:50 PM  8 years agoPost 12
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I thought I would chime in here quickly. RC Aerodynes office is located right next to Boeing Space Center. Many of the Boeing employees are customers of mine. Our warehouse is built on old Boeing property.
Some mfg and resellers choose not
to obtain any license which is fine. Because of some invenstment on my part with the Apache, and F-18 and a few other products under the Boeing name, it just seemed that it was not worth taking a chance. I also feel that obtaining a lic. for some of our products will help also with sales. I have done this with a few other mfg such as hawker beechcraft on our Baron 58, and in return they give me great info on the product. In working with Boeing, they are a great resource for plans, drawings and certain info that is difficult to get. I also have just finished up witl Bell as well. I know they have been aggressive in maintaining their copyrights. I definetly do not want to have any issues with them. Weather or not other companies choose to get a lic. is up to them and I have no comment about it. In regards to Skyhunter, all times we have talked on the phone, both me and Dan consider ourself to be freindly competitors. I have purchased some products from him in the past and he also purchases from me.

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02-08-2010 12:55 AM  8 years agoPost 13
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Ive been to the RCaerodyne site Looking at some of the 450 size helis I noticed they need to pay a little attention to their 450 size Huey selection designation. They are calling them UH-1Ds when they are in fact UH-1B versions. They are also using a UH-1N pic and underneath it says UH-1D and Im pretty sure the actual fuselage for sale is a UH-1B.
So if you order one of these expecting to get a D version and end up with a B version... Maybe someone can pass this along to Cliff and they can correct the typo and put the correct designation under the product. Just trying to help

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02-08-2010 02:42 AM  8 years agoPost 14
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I've bought several RC Aerodyne products. I havent gotten anything from Skyhunter... Yet(my poor CC). My experiance with RC Aerodyne has been very positive to date. Not just when things where right but when I had a problem as well. I had bent the landing gear on one of my 450 scale helis I got from them. The plastic align tail drive gear didnt hold. and I had to auto the little bugger in. When I called to order a replacement I mentioned that our indoor was opening the following weekend. They got the gear out to me ASAP and at no charge (other than shipping).
For me thats one of the things that I look for in a company, the ability for them to hook me up when thier is a problem. They will be seeing more of my business. After I build the JHawk I just ordered from them
just me 2 cents....

You had me at Hover

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02-08-2010 03:26 AM  8 years agoPost 15
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Bottom line here OUR TAX DOLLARS paid for the Apache as far as I'm concerned I've already made my contribution to their "rights" to it. Now if they would like to pay me my cut for my tax dollars that developed it I would be glad to accept payment.
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02-08-2010 03:45 AM  8 years agoPost 16
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02-08-2010 04:34 AM  8 years agoPost 17
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Not the direction I meant...
Hey guys, I started this thread specifically about the 800 size Huey. Hoping to get any info on it anybody might have.
I did not intend in any way to question any license or anything else. Just if there are any differences between the 800 Huey fuselages offered by them.
I've gotten fuselages, and other items from both websites, and they are both excellent to deal with. Actually, these are my two favorite sites.
I have nothing but good things to say about them.
Mike Lidert
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02-08-2010 12:22 PM  8 years agoPost 18
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Good point I'll drop this one.I've been dowm this road before. Keep us posted on which way you go.

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02-24-2010 08:48 PM  8 years agoPost 19
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look at the 600size apache demo video on both companies websites.....the green apache demo is exactly the same. the brown apache still picturess on the skyhunter site are the same pics rc aerodyne emailed to me. so... same product... different prices?

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02-24-2010 10:05 PM  8 years agoPost 20
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Well I'll let you know Skyhunter shipped my Apache yesterday.
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