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05-30-2012 08:04 PM  6 years agoPost 1
rtom

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Malden, MA

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Minicopter sent me some parts last week Friday, 5/25/12 by letter method which has no tracking number. I'm from Massachusetts. Can you guys especially if you live on the east cost please tell me when I should expect to receive it?

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06-01-2012 02:45 AM  6 years agoPost 2
Santiago P

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A week to get to the states, then SITS 2 to 3 weeks in customs, then another 3-4 days to deliver.

Santiago

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06-01-2012 09:23 PM  6 years agoPost 3
OICU812

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Edson, Alberta, Canada

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Just put your order through Chuck at Peak Aircraft as they'll forward it through him anyhow.

...Once upon a time there were Nitros, flybars and frequency pins...

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06-01-2012 09:31 PM  6 years agoPost 4
JKos

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Redondo Beach, CA

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Customs is the biggest unknown. Sometimes things go right through unopened, unquestioned. But sometimes, they get stuck for weeks.

I've received shipments from Europe faster than getting something from the West coast to the East coast via UPS. Sometimes not...

- John

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06-02-2012 01:56 AM  6 years agoPost 5
Santiago P

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South West, Ohio

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Like Shawn said, order it from Chuck and forget the hassle. He's bee carrying a good inventory of Diabolo parts and some Joker I believe.

Minicopter is quick too, but the indefinite wait at customs is a killer.

Santiago

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06-02-2012 02:29 AM  6 years agoPost 6
ABH

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Chadds Ford, PA, USA

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Yes, it is our benefit to support Chuck Birt as much as we can, he is a great guy and dealing with him has been a pleasure every time. I ordered from him my second kit and i have not built my first yet , waiting on a custom hand wind motor from Germany

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06-02-2012 02:30 AM  6 years agoPost 7
OICU812

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Edson, Alberta, Canada

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I think chucks getting sick of me allready lol. I've ordered several bits and still not done.

...Once upon a time there were Nitros, flybars and frequency pins...

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07-07-2012 12:54 PM  6 years agoPost 8
HeliKopter Ken

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Gray, LA

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Are you part prices on the site in germany pretty accurate to what you pay?

Looking but worried about getting parts and how much they will cost.

Aurora, Raptor 90 FBL, Logo 600SX

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07-07-2012 08:57 PM  6 years agoPost 9
Santiago P

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South West, Ohio

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Yes,

You have to subtract the 19% tax, and then apply the exchange rate. Then add paypal fee if you use paypal, and add shipping.

So yes it is very accurate.

BTW,

WHY won't you buy from the US dealer? they have almost all the parts in stock.

same price but you get it lots faster.

S

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07-08-2012 10:35 AM  6 years agoPost 10
HeliKopter Ken

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Gray, LA

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His site is not up yet so I can't see prices of parts. I don't have the heli yet. Just worried about parts, prices and availablity.

Aurora, Raptor 90 FBL, Logo 600SX

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07-08-2012 02:46 PM  6 years agoPost 11
Santiago P

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South West, Ohio

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Part prices come out to be about the same whether you order from Germany or Chuck in FL. The time to get them is not.

I have been lucly and got every part I needed within 3 days, except a spare canopy which they finnaly have some. I have ordered directly from Minicopter and it takes about 2-3 weeks depending which daytime Soap Customs is watching at the time.

Minicopter makes no cheepo mass production heli that will be wearing itself out like most bellybottoms out there. Unless you slam it on the ground (like I did) you wont need to replace anything.

And they fly amazing

BTW,
You are asking the right questions.

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07-08-2012 03:10 PM  6 years agoPost 12
HeliKopter Ken

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Gray, LA

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I will smack the the ground from time to time. Does chuck have any of the different canopies I have seen here or minicopter's website? I did not know he was in FL. That is very close. Looking better all the time.

Thanks for all the information.

Aurora, Raptor 90 FBL, Logo 600SX

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07-15-2012 02:11 AM  6 years agoPost 13
360Wings

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Australia

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Does Peak Aircraft sell parts to people outside the US? I have a Diabolo on order and im almost certain it would be faster to get parts from the US than ordering direct from Gerd due to the European freight system which seem to take forever..

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07-17-2012 10:51 PM  6 years agoPost 14
splitboarder

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San Diego, California

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I have been getting parts from the minicopter site. usually delivered in 3-5 days

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