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04-25-2013 01:57 PM  5 years agoPost 41
steve 01

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I am happy to see that people are starting to see what HK is all about, Harbor Freight sells cheap stuff to but stands behind there products with a small no questions asked full replacement warranty.

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04-25-2013 02:24 PM  5 years agoPost 42
xfc3dcd

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West Carrollton, Ohio usa

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I guess I could roll the dice again and send Hobby King more money. But then I would have to admit I have a Hobby King gambling problem and seek assistance. It is thrilling to think you bought a good product at low cost. There's the excitement when the box arrives and you run for your battery tester, palms sweating....heart racing. You plug it in and watch the numbers come up with great anticipation - 3.76, 3.76, 3.76 and then 2.75. Quickly the rush subsides and you have to accept you lost again. A sick shameful feeling comes over you from buyers remorse.

I have decided instead to try and help others before they become compulsive Hobby King gamblers. If I can stop just one person from clicking the "order now" button, it will all be worth it.

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04-25-2013 03:23 PM  5 years agoPost 43
ebonicrobot

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East Bay, CA

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Hello, my name is Marvin Jackson and I'm an addict. Ha too funny, I have a few more orders to place before I stop. All of the esc and other electronics that I've purchased have been great with zero failers. I just recently got two Nanotechs with each of them having a bad or dead cell. I didn't get it through them but from a member on here I was going to send it back but didn't feel like dealing with all that Bull****, so I bought a 2cell lipo and replaced the cells. It was easier than I thought

Lesson learned never buy a lipo second hand, even if the seller claims that its brand new. I use to let my lipos sit in the box they were shipped in until I needed them, but now I test them that same exact day. If all the cells are good I'm happy. I have yet to have a cell mysteriously go bad after a certain number of flights (knock on wood) I'm not saying it can't happen because I've heard the horror stories.

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04-25-2013 03:36 PM  5 years agoPost 44
Wave

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Illinois

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hobby king has made a HUGE difference in the hobby regarding electric flight.

Without their low pricing on lipo's we would still be getting gouged by all the hobby shops and distributors.

I am completely baffled by the folks who claim they have received bad lipos on more than one order. I have bought plenty of lipos from hobby king over the years and never had a bad one.

In fact they have improved the quality and consistency year on year.

A quick look at RC groups which has the busiest battery forum on the web confirms that the vast majority of users love the lipo's they have purchased from hobby king.

The bad press here at RR must come from disgruntled vendors who want a bigger portion of the pie.

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04-25-2013 04:11 PM  5 years agoPost 45
3dgimble

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Rochester

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The main thing is there lipos and warranty/customer service. There LIPOS usually arrive half dead, low cells, 2.0volts or just dead, isn't bad for a lipo to drop below 3volts?
They do not chk there cells before they ship them , I have bought tons of them in all sizes and always been the same thing. One to three batteries always have a problem, but when they do work you get a decent amount of flights and performance from them.
On the affordable part of the hobby, Hobby Partz is a little better, at least their lipos are more solid(Gens,Sky)and just as affordable. Most of the time HobbyPartz chk there cells before they send them out and if you have a bad lipo you can at least speak with someone in the US and ship back to Cali.
As far HK electronics, I have had enough junk from them when I first started in the hobby, there Mega 400 chargers would explode on command(had two). NO WARRANTY FOR YOU!

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04-25-2013 06:17 PM  5 years agoPost 46
steve 01

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Grand Rapids MI

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Its kinda like going the the drive thru sooner or later your gonna get screwed .

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04-25-2013 08:59 PM  5 years agoPost 47
pigs dont fly

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City, State - Country

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Been buying HK stuff for over 7 years now, never had an issue. Admittedly some of their helis are a bit crappy, but value for money, they run rings around most hobby stores.

Warning...This hobby is very addictive and may damage your wealth

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04-25-2013 09:26 PM  5 years agoPost 48
sonnyhad

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Holland,Mi

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I've had em where the balance wire comes off and won't read! shows up as a bad cell, I tried to resolder once and caught the thing on fire! Not good, just toss it and buy another! The price is right if you look at it that way.

Bald Pilots usually wear hats!

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05-01-2013 02:07 AM  5 years agoPost 49
steve 01

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Grand Rapids MI

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Everyone gambles at some point in there life

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05-01-2013 02:10 AM  5 years agoPost 50
kc8qpu

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sc

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Hey Sonny would you say the price is right and buy another if it burned down a nice 700 size bird???

Carpe Diem!!!

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05-01-2013 02:59 AM  5 years agoPost 51
Manny1776

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Melbourne, Florida. USA

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same here...

Fly High, Fly Fun, Fly Secure.........Fly 3D!!!! Bavarian Demon USA Team

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05-01-2013 01:49 PM  5 years agoPost 52
esmoglo

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Florida USA

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There are so many battery’s in the market it’s hard to detect the good from the bad. I have had HK packs and they can be hit or miss.

Many of the newer packs are asking astronomical prices for their packs and many are darn near Thunder power money with only 30 to 90 day warrantees that are no were near the 2 year TP warranty/crash replacement.

Last night I was on HK’s web site and looked at the prices for a 5000 45C 6S packs that were $97.99 each VS Pulse 5000 45C 6S packs that were $139.99, I ordered the Pulse packs why you ask? Well with the Pulse packs at least have a 90 day warranty and if I dump a cell it’s nice to know it will be covered. Next was HK USA shipping fees (crazy expensive) when I added up the price difference it wasn’t that much.

Pulse 5000 45C 6S packs with Free USPS Priority Mail 2-3Day shipping were and 10% off sale were $251.98.

TURNIGY nano-tech 5000 45C 6S packs were $195.00 add shipping USPS Priority Mail 2-3Day US Warehouse $20.57 total $215.57

For the price difference of only $36.41 I ordered the Pulse packs.

Pulse
Yes Warranty
Yes Support

hobby king
NO Warranty
NO Support

At the end of the day it’s a no brainer and the price gap has changed the game don’t think I will buy anymore hobby king packs unless the offer a better warranty and more aggressive pricing their packs are just not worth it anymore.

Ugly can be fixed stupid is forever!

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