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03-06-2012 05:55 AM  6 years agoPost 1
jkru

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I tried to order this from my local hobby shop and it seems that they are back ordered for several months.. I was thinking of ordering out of china off of ebay (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Futaba-TM-8...#ht_2321wt_1037)

I heard that there are counterfeit 401s and servos floating around so it raises concern. Its 40 bucks cheaper and was wondering if anyone can comment on experience with ordering these from HK?

I think Heliproz only has the TM-7 stand-alone otherwise i would order it there as a fallback from local. It would seem strange that someone would take the time to counterfeit something so obscure is my thought.

Thoughts/Comments?

Thanks Guys!

JKru

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03-06-2012 01:49 PM  6 years agoPost 2
Skaluf

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TM-8 are not out of stock, they are in stock in the US. If your dealer is telling you this they either have bad information or have not checked.

I'm not aware of any counterfit modules having been produced.

Steve

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03-06-2012 11:04 PM  6 years agoPost 3
jkru

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I mean backordered for 2 months

JKru

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03-06-2012 11:13 PM  6 years agoPost 4
John Krebs

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Tower Hobbies shows tham in stock with and without a receiver. Why not just order it from them?

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03-06-2012 11:22 PM  6 years agoPost 5
jkru

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Yah looks like your right
http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bi...p?&I=LXRTT6&P=7

I personally hate ordering from Tower but I guess I have to weigh HK vs Tower

Thanks!

JKru

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03-07-2012 03:57 PM  6 years agoPost 6
Skaluf

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Again, your LHS can order them, they are not out of stock. If he orders it for you on his next order you'd still be able to deal with him. If he is unwilling to do a special order, you'll want to consider ordering from a different retailer.

Steve Kaluf
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