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03-31-2010 04:27 PM  10 years ago
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pkfrizzlefry

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250GT Hong Kong CRAP and pilfering US customs?
Just wanted everyone to know that this helio is just utter CRAP and i was not happy knowing they actively lie to CUSTOMS to save what a dollar or 2?

I really should have known better, but wanted something to do over the winter so i picked up the 250GT from China...

I was surprised to see it came in a package labeled 'HAPPY BIRTHDAY, YOUR FRIENDS IN CHINA' and the customs ticket said GIFT...really??
DOES A FAIRLY LARGE COMPANY LIKE HOBBYKING need to rip off US customs for a few dollars owed on duty?? This left a bad taste...
Really did anyone notice this practice? And were ok with this?

But really it was all about the kit, and it was horrible...from missing pieces and no instructions .. From absolutely no labels on anything to brittle parts that only fit sometimes... Without a dremel this kit is useless!

Not to mention the links...they broke just by looking at them...then at first spool up one of the bigger plastic links on the head just snapped right in half so without a new head this things is really useless...

your really better off by just throwing your money down your garbage disposal and flicking the switch...less frustration and you wont have to stare at it for months to come...

YOU DEFINITELY GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR HERE!
Fly, Fly then Fly some more!!
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03-31-2010 04:51 PM  10 years ago
iHover

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What did you think you where getting at that price?
Posts like this never cease to amaze me. Pkfrizzle what did you think you where buying at that price? So you had to break out a dremel . Yes you had to download the instructions ( If you can figure out how to put a 250 togather). And if you had done any research you would have known to replace the links. For a 1/3 of the price of a trex 250 you didn’t get a polished kit , you had to do some work. Is that a big surprise. If it was you should put it along with any other helis you own in a box and send them back,you may be to dumb to fly helis
You had me at Hover
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03-31-2010 05:01 PM  10 years ago
outhouse

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OP you really need to take a step back and think before you post

I dont want my prices raised and thats what will happen, you can return the kit if your unhappy.

you want to rant about kit quality, no problem i unedrstand you got what you paid for imagine that but as far as shipping and the protection of my products your one in a few thousand that ive heard gripe about saving you money
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03-31-2010 05:20 PM  10 years ago
Rick_H

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It is a gift, everything for my hobby is a gift to myself for all the hard work I do. They must have your birthdate wrong in there database, You should fix that.Rick
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03-31-2010 05:25 PM  10 years ago
VKGT

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I agree with Rick and everybody else.

And for the most part, you get what you pay for...So, maybe more research, less crying, more money?
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03-31-2010 05:32 PM  10 years ago
Larry3215

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I just love the way anything is forgiven - if the price is right.

Lying, stealing, cloning, illegal activities, unfair trade practices, slave labor, rotten quality, doesnt matter as long as you save a buck.

Ethics, integrity, honesty be damned.

Oh, and bash anyone who even hints at the problem.

But..... thats ok, you saved a buck. Good for you.
Larry
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03-31-2010 06:26 PM  10 years ago
iHover

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Come on down off that HIGH horse Larry.
In this case you know the things a cheap knockoff. Why whine and moan about it.

I also just took a look at your fleet, you think TT has fair trade practices, doesnt use cheap labor, never stole an idea or copied anything?
Be careful when you step down off that horse its a long way down.
You had me at Hover
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03-31-2010 06:38 PM  10 years ago
pkfrizzlefry

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HAHAH

WOW....Sounds to me like some ppl might be THE PROUD OWNERS OF THEIR 250GT's and i might have insulted them by simply stating MY FACT'S...

IN MY OPINION THIS KIT IS CRAP, and YES I WAS EXPECTING A FLYING HELI AS THAT'S WHAT ITS ADVERTISED AS....

This post is just my experience to anyone thinking of buying one... DON'T DO IT, get a better kit...That's all its for....
DON'T MISREAD THE POST... Noone is crying, complaining, yelling or even bashing...JUST FACTS

I figured at best in STOCK condition it was AT THE VERY LEAST SEMI worthy for a few short indoor winter flights...and i was HORRIBLY wrong..

JUST STATING FACTS THAT IN MY KIT:
Flybar ball links were cracked on delivery
Tail control guide snapped upon install
Tail boom did not fit needed LOTS of dremmel
Missing vertical stabilizer mount
Radius Arm on head snapped on first spool up causing major issues
Servo from them was DOA
NO INSTRUCTIONS ANYWHERE (USE COMPETITORS HARD WORK INSTEAD)
NO LABELS ON ANYTHING

With 250GT it really means less $$ is that you get CRAP!
Worst kit i ever bought...

Not starting anything...just the FACTS and my 2 cents

PS. LOl Larry, yeah judging by the responses that's exactly what it mean's!!!

EDIT:
No-one is 'whining and moaning' either...again just FACTS, just so others can learn from my purchase of this POS...
Fly, Fly then Fly some more!!
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03-31-2010 06:57 PM  10 years ago
Jgatorman

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Just makes you want to go buy a 90 from them so you can spool it up and kill yourself or those around you.
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03-31-2010 07:00 PM  10 years ago
raptorheli2

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the fact of the matter is you pick what the customs declaration says when you buy from HK, not them. if you have a need to pay the full whack then good for you, pick that option.

my mate has one of their 250's and i would say it's more than flyable, well, he flys it anyway. newsflash.....ALL 250's are as crap as each other.

cheers

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03-31-2010 07:28 PM  10 years ago
human213

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Roflmao
All this energy...

for nothing.

There is a solution to these problems...

it is spelled H I R O B O

m
Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.
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