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09-18-2010 07:30 AM  9 years ago
Jeff Fassbinder

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09-18-2010 08:29 AM  9 years ago
ch-47c

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I remember when they were all private companies and everything was basically a cottage industry. Everything was innovative and you were glad someone did the rough work for you.
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09-18-2010 01:36 PM  9 years ago
rpat

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Jeff,
I see that you posted but gave no comment. What's your take on all of this? You guys have been fighting a battle with the industry for awhile now. Times.....they sure are a changing.
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09-18-2010 03:23 PM  9 years ago
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What is the difference between Ace Hobby products and Hobby King besides price?Wolves don't lose sleep over the opinions of sheep
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09-18-2010 03:53 PM  9 years ago
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The evil empire has stuck again! You will all be assimilated!

Here's what's going to happen:

1) GP will stick the retailers with MAP's while Tower will undercut that price through it's discounts. The retailers lose.

2) GP will carry the heli line for a season or two and then drop it altogether - this is what they seem to do with helis.

I think this play has nothing to do with helis, maybe more with cars or airplanes.

The other thing I've noticed is that when GP takes over a product line, that trend in RC is reaching an end. So, giant scale, 3D airplanes, and helis will die off in the next couple years. What will everyone get into for 2012 - 2015? I think thermal gliders!
I got a fever! The only prescription is MORE 6HV
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09-18-2010 05:51 PM  9 years ago
rpat

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hornet dave,
what are you trying to do here....put every one to sleep? We want action, not ZZZZZZZZZZ!
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09-18-2010 06:30 PM  9 years ago
hornet dave

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Rich - you're always the troublemaker. Any luck getting Kyosho Caliber parts from Tower lately? :PI got a fever! The only prescription is MORE 6HV
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09-18-2010 06:38 PM  9 years ago
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09-18-2010 08:14 PM  9 years ago
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It's sad to see hobby shops closing because some guys will lose the chance oflocal store helpEsprit Model Flight Team
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09-18-2010 08:17 PM  9 years ago
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The other thing I've noticed is that when GP takes over a product line, that trend in RC is reaching an end. So, giant scale, 3D airplanes, and helis will die off in the next couple years. What will everyone get into for 2012 - 2015? I think thermal gliders!
Awesome!!!!

Thermal Gliders, my old R/C club In Toledo will love that

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What abour Oldtimers??? anyone got a Lanzo Bomber?
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09-18-2010 10:20 PM  9 years ago
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Ok this is a former Ace Hobby employee. I understand business is business but the way the situation was handled was pure "chicken **** " on behalf of Thunder Tiger's part. Just wanted to say thanks to the guys on RR I was able to help. To all those who think it's a good thing GP bought out our stock wow are you serrious?????? if you honestly feel it's a good thing 15 people are out on their ass when they have devoted all their time and hard work, I realy wonder what kind of person you are. And come monday I have no money coming in along with 15 other good people some who have been with Ace for over ten years. I really am not looking for simpithy it's not my style just want to point out the facts from an insider's view. "SPINELESS JELLYFISH" is all I can think of.
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09-18-2010 10:27 PM  9 years ago
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Man sorry to hear that. Finding good jobs is very hard now. My thoughts are with you and everyone who lost their jobs.
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09-18-2010 10:31 PM  9 years ago
dkshema

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Ponder this ramification...

Having to deal with Hobby Services for warranty and other product support.
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09-18-2010 10:49 PM  9 years ago
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I just want to say to you guys that lost your job at Ace to keep your heads up, something good will happen for you guys. Losing a job in this ****ty economy is horrid,and what makes it worse is trying to find another job...any job whether it is in your field or not.
Just remember guys what don't kill you will only make you stronger.
One thing about life no one said it was fair for everyone.
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09-18-2010 10:53 PM  9 years ago
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I hope all 16 of you recover from this as soon possible and Best of Luck to you all. Any word on what is going to happen to the Ace Pilots?
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09-19-2010 02:27 AM  9 years ago
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hopefully this goes better with great planes than it did for them carrying miniature. they carry the furion 450, and thats about all. hopefully g.p. will sell more than just one product from t.t.
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09-19-2010 02:59 AM  9 years ago
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GP doesn't give a rats ass about helis. They've never promoted or marketed them worth a damn.I got a fever! The only prescription is MORE 6HV
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09-19-2010 03:04 AM  9 years ago
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I remember it was a sad day when ACE got involved with Thunder Tiger. Up until that day, ACE was one of the best, if not the very best. That's the ACE I will miss... back when their address was Higgensville, MO.
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09-19-2010 04:00 AM  9 years ago
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It will get more interesting very soon.

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09-19-2010 04:34 AM  9 years ago
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It is unfortunate that people have lost their jobs at Ace. That is never a good thing. Hopefully they are able to find work soon, it's a tough time to be looking for a job. However, if GP actually does carry the Raptors (especially the X50), then I have high hopes for the TT helis. I've always gotten excellent service from GP and when I've had an issue Hobby Services has been awesome with warranty work. Plus you have the great discount coupons that Tower gives, fast and free shipping, and easy access to all their products from any shop.

I only had one time where I used Ace's support/service years ago, and it was extremely poor. It may have been an isolated incident, but it was enough to give me an extremely poor opinion of them, and I wasn't going to buy an X50 because of that poor experience. Now that GP is going to sell them, I'll pick one up. Hopefully they have them available soon.
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