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10-10-2011 11:11 AM  6 years agoPost 1
maj

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E7 has hit the shops in the UK now. Price wise do you think it's right? I'm not privy to your sales figures but price wise it's more expensive than a Rave ENV, marginally cheaper than the Avant and about the same as a Srimok E can be had for.

I know 3 guys plus myself awaiting the product but the price seems in comparison high. I have had Synergys since they came out and have a N5C so no hater here but does seem the wrong side of £600.00.

I will wait unless tempted by something else to buy overseas on my travels.

Might be worth looking in to.

MJ

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10-10-2011 12:36 PM  6 years agoPost 2
Steff Giguere

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Price wise it seems a little on the high side, but compared to the other helis it's not, look at price for all the newer kits coming out or already out.
The E6/E7 is a very easy build and flies even better than anything else, that I have flown at least.

Here it cost 775$ USD.

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10-10-2011 07:08 PM  6 years agoPost 3
dan-uk

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We are not called Rip Off Britain for nothing you know. When you take into account import duty and VAT, the price is not that far off the US.

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10-10-2011 07:32 PM  6 years agoPost 4
Steff Giguere

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So if you get your kits from US then how much customs fees do you need to pay?

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10-10-2011 08:04 PM  6 years agoPost 5
maj

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Yes there is no gain to importing as the fees, postage etc would put over UK selling price or near to it. Minimum charge here would be vat at 20%.

It's not price its perceived value and that for me the E7 seems a little off, whereas the N5C at £499 is great. How does a E7 come in at £121 more when a lot of parts and R&D came from the nitro version. The C prob has more parts as well.

Maybe a better option would have been to sell the kit and choose varient 6/7 as you pay for several items you just won't use.

MJ

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10-10-2011 08:10 PM  6 years agoPost 6
Steff Giguere

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Well in my case I might use, I've built a E7 and now building a E6, therefore will have spare booms, belt and boom braces for both helis.

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10-10-2011 09:38 PM  6 years agoPost 7
teamjrpilot

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Its quite easy to see the pricing different between the N5C and the E7. The E7 features all the bits to build it as an E6 or 7 which adds to the cost. So does the larger metal bearing blocks, bigger canopy, machined helical main gear and more overall carbon.

Yes it might be a similar price to the rave but it does not have a plastic tail that will fly apart or plastic bearing blocks that give you head wobbles quickly.

It also will not give you any of the vibration or bevel gear issues that the Srimok is giving many owners.

Considering all of that, how could you expect it to be similar to the N5C?

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10-10-2011 09:47 PM  6 years agoPost 8
bkervaski

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It's similar to the N5c in that it's a BAD A$$ MACHINE, W00T!

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10-10-2011 11:05 PM  6 years agoPost 9
maj

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I dont want to surcome to defending my thoughts and end up bashing a clearly great product as I actually would like one. I'm not been cheap not buying it but it's the value I don't feel is there. Crazy really talking about maybe thinking it's £30 too expensive on a £1500 overall purchase.

I'm sure Matt knows what he is doing and closley monitors the sales not just the numbers exported. Get the kits moving and make the money on the spares.

Just on the comparison point think what's not included as well:

Bellcranks,
Elevator arm,
Engine mounts,
Centre mount,
Clutch,
Clutch bell,
clutch block,
Starter shaft,
fuel tank.

And finally on the Srimok front, I own 2 fly them both and have no vibe or mesh issues.

However I always take out my Synergy N5C first :-)

MJ

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10-10-2011 11:44 PM  6 years agoPost 10
bkervaski

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@maj $775US is the cost of the kit here, £600.00 is $900US, wow, that's a huge difference. Why don't you just order it from here?

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10-10-2011 11:47 PM  6 years agoPost 11
00boto

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The E6/7 is quite a bit different than the N5c when you start breaking down what it costs to make the components.

- The CNC machined parts are much more expensive and complicated on the E7. If you see an E7 up close you will see what I mean. This is mainly due to the wide frame design.
-There are 9 total CNC cut carbon pieces other than the frame sides. Real carbon is very expensive.
- The main gear is a machined helical which is very expensive to produce
- The pinions are very expensive to produce.

The E6/7 was designed as a "700" class electric helicopter first and foremost. 700 class electric helicopters of this quality start at 1000 dollars and go all the way up to 1600+ depending on how exotic you get.
If you don't own one yet then you won't realize the quality that you are getting. I've actually had people call me crazy for offering this helicopter for so cheap.

Matt

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10-11-2011 12:32 AM  6 years agoPost 12
maj

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Can't argue with the man who owns the company ;-) I'm lucky enough to own/have owned some of those exotic helicopters , like TDR, Srimok E, Synergy E9.

I'll pick one up when in the US next see what it's like. I'm expecting very good if the N5C is anything to go by.

Just trying to give a little nudge here (UK) as I still believe the price point is off (just a little)! Make it crazy cheap here as well ;-) will buy 2.

MJ

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10-11-2011 07:28 AM  6 years agoPost 13
Paul Woodcock

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Hi guys

If I log onto FastLad, it knows I live in Dubai and gives me the VAT free export price..... GBP 517 / US$ 795.

Its NOT a rip off.

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Paul

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10-11-2011 08:36 PM  6 years agoPost 14
mdeeRocks

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Price is right, you need to pay for quality and VAT

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10-11-2011 09:37 PM  6 years agoPost 15
teamjrpilot

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In Australia we get hit with 10% GST tax, like the UK has an expensive VAT Tax. Shipping the kits is also very expensive. Tax is the biggest killer in your situation.

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10-28-2011 08:14 PM  6 years agoPost 16
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