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05-26-2015 01:28 PM  3 years agoPost 1
Aerial Pros

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Does anyone know what the latest news status is with Air Star International?

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05-26-2015 02:21 PM  3 years agoPost 2
RM3

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let me guess, you need help and nobody is answering the phone or returning your calls...

FWIW, AirStar has been greyed out on RR for well over a year now.

showing a preference will only get you into trouble, 90% of everything is crap...

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05-26-2015 02:41 PM  3 years agoPost 3
Aerial Pros

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I spoke to Josef last month? He shipped me some parts I ordered but only shipped half the order? I haven't been able to reach him to find out if he will ship remaining parts? He still has a website that is up and running and will take your paypal money?

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05-26-2015 02:55 PM  3 years agoPost 4
RM3

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thats the same story i hear everytime...

sorry about your troubles... your best bet is to find a better heli company to do business with. Bergen would be better to do business with considering the heli you need.

showing a preference will only get you into trouble, 90% of everything is crap...

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05-26-2015 02:59 PM  3 years agoPost 5
Aerial Pros

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I am married to my Mongoose. Lot of time and money invested in it. It blows my mind that they still advertise their website and take your money? Oh well, I guess I will always be hunting for parts!

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05-26-2015 03:20 PM  3 years agoPost 6
RM3

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I am married to my Mongoose.
no such thing. sell the airframe and keep the engine, electronics, blades, gimble and put them onto a new platform.

put it to you this way... would you rather spend a lifetime looking for parts waste more money and time, loose money cause the heli is down, than to cut your losses and re invest in a better platform that would save you more money (or make you more) in the long run?

sometimes its better to move on than to be stuck with the same old problems.

showing a preference will only get you into trouble, 90% of everything is crap...

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05-26-2015 03:52 PM  3 years agoPost 7
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I hear ya! I always was hoping Airstar would get their act together, but I guess that is never going to happen. I have a pretty good inventory of parts right now, just always looking for more. Maybe down the road I will switch to something else. I carry a lot of expensive camera gear and I like having the opportunity and option of an "Auto Rotation" in the event of a mechanical failure. I don't know how I will preform under an emergency-time will tell. I would switch over to an "Octo-Copter but don't know if an "Auto-Rotation is even possible?

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05-26-2015 05:21 PM  3 years agoPost 8
RM3

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multi rotors with fixed pitch props cannot auto... sorry

but you can put a spring loaded parachute system on them.

showing a preference will only get you into trouble, 90% of everything is crap...

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05-26-2015 06:41 PM  3 years agoPost 9
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That is what I thought. I was hoping technology improved. Basically if something goes wrong and you don't have a parachute you loose everything!

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05-26-2015 07:47 PM  3 years agoPost 10
ppridday

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You don't necessarily lose everything. You just have a LOT more pieces of it to carry home...

P.

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05-26-2015 08:22 PM  3 years agoPost 11
Luis104

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try to get Vario Benzin Acrobatic parts, they are almost the same helicopters

in fact, AirStar was born as a Vario dealer. They use made upgrades for the Benzin; later they built the mongoose with 100% airstar parts

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05-27-2015 01:15 AM  3 years agoPost 12
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Yeah, I have been in touch with Joe Howard from East Coast Helicopter. He has been very helpful with parts that I have a hard time finding. He also told me the background history of Vario and Airstar Mongoose. I just don't know how Airstar can keep their website up and collect money and not ship parts. Josef has always been up front with me until my last order. I have read all the other comments others have posted but never had an issue before. Very disappointed.

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05-27-2015 07:11 AM  3 years agoPost 13
drummerboycody

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Same here, never a problem , ive always received quick service, I hope that never changes

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05-27-2015 12:32 PM  3 years agoPost 14
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When was the last time you ordered from Josef?

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05-27-2015 06:25 PM  3 years agoPost 15
drummerboycody

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it's been over a year now, since ive needed anything

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05-27-2015 07:49 PM  3 years agoPost 16
mcfast

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From what I hered he seems to have moved onto industrial/military business and away from the general RC consumer.

P.S. sorry for the spelling or the grammar I am dyslexic!

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05-27-2015 08:26 PM  3 years agoPost 17
balsapro

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Guess there easier to rip off

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05-27-2015 08:56 PM  3 years agoPost 18
Chris Bergen

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Not really. Last people you want to Pi$$ off is a military purchaser...

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05-27-2015 09:06 PM  3 years agoPost 19
balsapro

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Then maybe air star will get what it deserves

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05-27-2015 11:04 PM  3 years agoPost 20
RM3

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nobody deserves to loose their business unless your purposely deceiving your customers . He is just focused on a customer that pays better and therefore gets more coddling.

some one that buys ARF kit for $3000 and maybe $500 worth of parts a year cant compete with a $25,000+ a year customer... just my $0.02

showing a preference will only get you into trouble, 90% of everything is crap...

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