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03-29-2015 12:48 AM  3 years agoPost 1
TheRickster

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If a person lists a Heli for sale and advertises it as "Ready to Fly with reciever" would you expect this turbine heli to come with the batteries for the airborn and turbine?? I was always under the impression that when you list something "Ready to Fly" that it is pretty much program your radio and fuel it and go fly.. What does everyone else think??

Rick

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03-29-2015 02:25 AM  3 years agoPost 2
antja

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if advertised as ready to fly then just program your radio and go fly.
should not need to add anything.

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03-29-2015 03:20 AM  3 years agoPost 3
AgentOrange

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if it is posted ready to fly and there is no mention of batteries not coming with it then yes I would take it as there is batteries with the deal unless stated in the ad that batteries are not included. At least that is how I would post it that way there was no confusion.

Trying not to put them in the dirt.

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03-29-2015 05:57 AM  3 years agoPost 4
Machinehead01

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Considering
Would you really want to trust someone else's battery pack? Your going to go through the machine anyways I would hope. But you never know just how much you would be able to trust that pack. Especially on a turbine machine. I myself wouldn't chance it. I would buy a new pack regardless.

Tom

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03-29-2015 06:44 AM  3 years agoPost 5
whiskey

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Richmond,Va. USA

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I would consider batteries to be a consumable and not included but you can always just ask

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03-29-2015 08:52 PM  3 years agoPost 6
ticedoff8

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Morgan Hill, CA. USA

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Anyone that posts their heli as "Ready to Fly" is making a mistake.

They are vastly underestimating the requirements to be "Ready to Fly".

I have never posted a heli as "Ready to Fly" even when it included:
Fully assembled, fully programmed and fully flight tested
All transmitter setting written on a Spektrum model profile sheet
2 6S LiPo packs ready to charge.
I listed it as "Almost Ready to Fly".

If I listed it as "Ready to Fly", I would have programmed his transmitter to match the settings from my transmitter and then flight tested it before I handed over to the new owner.

Buyer beware: There is no such thing as "Ready to Fly".
Even the Blade MCP-X required binding to your transmitter and charging the batteries.

It isn't a question of "trusting his batteries" or not.
The turbine engine requires batteries to start the compressor - they are not part of the flight pack.
If you feel the battery should have been included, contact him and ask him about it.

You both made a mistake. He listed it as "Ready to Fly" and you thought "Ready to Fly" was, well, Ready to Fly.

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03-29-2015 09:15 PM  3 years agoPost 7
TheRickster

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Beaumont Texas

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I have not purchased anything. I was just wanting an opinion from others what one expects from said terminolgy in a sale ad. There are varying opinions on what the actual description is concerning RTF, BNF, etc. in the Heli community.. In the aircraft sale community it is pretty well ironed out what configuration is referenced by what terms..

Rick

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03-29-2015 09:25 PM  3 years agoPost 8
dkshema

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Cedar Rapids, IA

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"Ready to Fly" is not an absolute description. One man's definition may not be the same as another's.

When in doubt, ASK before you buy.

I'm also in the camp of "batteries being a consumable". If you don't know their history, you may not be getting a battery that is usable.

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