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01-11-2018 01:46 AM  25 months ago
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youngbuck

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Ridiculous deals on EBay/craigslist
I can't even believe that ppl would actually put deals like this on fleebay.
A trex 500 for 2200.00 bucks after shipping! It better come with a diablo or banshee for that price!
https://www.ebay.com/itm/253206326027
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01-11-2018 01:51 AM  25 months ago
youngbuck

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https://www.ebay.com/itm/361916394087
Or this GREAT DEAL, 4500 bucks for a md 500 with trex 550 mechanics! I really wonder if any of these ever sell!
Cause if they do I have some great ocean view property in Colorado that's for sale! Cheap!!!
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01-11-2018 02:39 AM  25 months ago
JuanRodriguez

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This has been discussed numerous times in the past.....Been there, done that and old enough to know better.....
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01-11-2018 04:15 AM  25 months ago
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But it's still frickin hilarious.

Lou
Just give me five dudes and two flashbangs...
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01-11-2018 11:21 AM  25 months ago
youngbuck

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I am very aware of this Juan but guess what, every time I get on here,it's the same old posts so why not start a new thread!
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01-11-2018 11:56 AM  25 months ago
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I don't find those ads funny. It's good that most people already in the hobby recognize these bad deals, but people outside may not. I don't like ads that are meant to take advantage of someone else's ignorance. It does seem incredible that these ads exist but I suspect they snag someone once in a while.
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01-11-2018 01:35 PM  25 months ago
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youngbuck I can't even believe that ppl would actually put deals like this on fleebay.
A trex 500 for 2200.00 bucks after shipping! It better come with a diablo or banshee for that price!
https://www.ebay.com/itm/253206326027
If you read the whole deal... It is about $1,500 of products, a pro build and two nights in a swiss hotel when you pick up the helicopter. The seller has 100% positive feedback.

So maybe you should read a bit more. The deal may not be your cup of tea, but it might be fair. No reason to start a new thread on an old topic.
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01-11-2018 07:17 PM  25 months ago
youngbuck

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Well that's just your opinion bud but I think it's an absolutely great idea to start this thread for newcomers who come into this hobby who don't have any idea about prices. Maybe they are looking to buy a new heli and come on a forum to get info before they go searching on eBay. I would rather have them properly educated by reading these threads then just jumping on an Overpriced heli on eBay and getting frustrated and driving it in the ground and being out 2200 bucks. Plus i would rather see a newbie build there own heli to know how they go together.
But regardless everybody has an opinion and if mr Ryder feels like this is an inappropriate or useless topic then he can feel free to close it. However this is good info for newcomers (IMHO) and if certain "old timers" don't like it then please just continue on to the next thread!
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01-11-2018 07:51 PM  25 months ago
HeliOCD

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I didn't hear the mic hit the ground Its all earth!
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01-11-2018 10:59 PM  25 months ago
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There's a thread about this already in here somewhere.
spending time, paying attention
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01-11-2018 11:42 PM  25 months ago
youngbuck

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Booooom Shackkalakka (mic exploding as I forcefully throw it onto the concrete floor and exploding!!!)
No I'm not trying to be a dink, I honestly just want all these beginner pilots to know there options and to stay away from the ridiculously high priced eBay helis that are supposedly "professionally"built. Cause at one time or another you and I were a newb or a beginner and the more awareness and education into this hobby is what's needed to keep a newb In the hobby!
#keeprchelisalive
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01-12-2018 12:00 AM  25 months ago
JuanRodriguez

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Couple of things......

First, you're perfectly within your rights to start whatever thread you wish..... free world and Mark would never close something like this.....

This topic comes up from time to time........ won't be the last time either.....

Secondly, there's not a newby in the world that is going to spend $2000 dollars on a heli..... ebay , here or HF ! (my opinion, of course )
Been there, done that and old enough to know better.....
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01-12-2018 12:54 AM  25 months ago
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You can ask whatever you want to ask but in the end, the market decides what its worth, I see a lot of stuff for sale, but not much selling.
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01-27-2018 02:47 PM  25 months ago
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heck no newbies are like $20 and i can get a badass heli... than after spending $20 a hundred times they realize it would have been cheaper to take that trip to germany!!!only you have the power to make no difference!
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01-28-2018 04:09 PM  25 months ago
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eyeflyhelis heck no newbies are like $20 and i can get a badass heli... than after spending $20 a hundred times they realize it would have been cheaper to take that trip to germany!!!
Now let's say they elect to go to the Trip to Germany and come back wishing they had spent that $20 a few hundred times.

It used to baffle me but I've learn that these people just don't know how to make a GOOD DECISION. They truly don't know what they WANTED and end up UNSATISFIED simply b/c they lack proper DECISION MAKING ABILITIES.

Often these individuals I noticed:
- don't communicate
- procrastinate
- change their minds often
- easily frustrated
- work off of emotions
- do something when happy; don't do anything when unhappy

DECIDE > COMMIT > RESEARCH PROPERLY > RUN WITH IT!!!

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Now let's apply this concept to our TOPIC:

Regards to these eBay, Craigslist and for sale post.

It's everywhere, sometimes we see them on the forums as well. All comes down to what we each VALUE. Forums is an ALTERNATIVE. We've all had many great opportunities here. But when we had a "Deal Gone Bad" .. now we start contemplating. If we can get the same item for a better price, why not?! Sometimes it's not that cut and dry when it comes to electronics. We can't do a Person to Person business and expect Virgin New or Warranty! Come on now! Be Reasonable.

Understand:
- your perference
- your risk factor
- your risk tolerant
- most importantly .. how we will handle it when things go south

For me, it comes down to PEACE of MIND.
- if you need it, get it
- is it worth it if there is bent, missing, blemished, cracked parts?
- if it works now but takes a dump in a few months, OK with no warranty?
- if yes, than buy it
- if no, than buy new and done with it
- if something happens, don't jump up & down when something happens. We just have to own up to the fact we made a bad choice! Very SIMPLE but hard to do.

Here's a phrase I really have a lot time for:
"No Resource so now you have to be RESOURCEFUL"

Great! reason why we have no resource is b/c we aren't working to make money. So now you have time to spend going through the items you bought at a price we are happy with. Make sure if it doesn't go our way, we are OK with it.
I've seen post where people are asking for donations.
This hobby isn't for shallow pocket.

Now if we have the Resource, we don't have to be too RESOURCEFUL.
We work, we are limited on time .. we just want to buy it, know it's good and do what we gotta do.

So it's all about what we each VALUE, there's a little bit for everyone.
- know yourself
- be honest with yourself
- make a good decision for yourself
- than do it!

BTW

Newbies used to ask me this Question:
" What's better? SAB or Align or Mikado"

I would reply, "Who's building it?"
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01-28-2018 05:43 PM  25 months ago
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Why does everyone seem so Pissy?
I bought an assembled Nitro from a dealer in Texas. Paid $400 extra for the build. I picked all components, the dealer suggested some changes to my list. When I went to pick it up they schooled me on Nitro and a basic tuning class. The OS 105 hzr-drs had a carb problem. The owner and pilot recognized a problem with the motor. I would only be in town for 1 more day, so he kept the heli, got a part from OS. Tuned and tested the heli and then shipped it to my house. I unboxed her, fueled it and it flew perfectly for years. If I would have built it. That carb would have kicked my ass and I would prolly have hated Nitro. Instead i found some local heli guys at a funfly and still love Nitro to this day. Sometimes paying a little extra and getting some help is a good experience.
I sure miss that shop in Bryan, Texas. And would pay extra to visit and buy stuff from Brian and Curtis anyday.

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01-28-2018 07:09 PM  25 months ago
Heli Fanatix

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EXACTLY raholek!

You did it RIGHT!

Some would choose door number two
- Pick up an item at a heavily discounted price
- Post all kinds of help me forum w/o doing the research first

Before piling on me, take this into consideration first:
- some things can be easily helped online
- others need the 1 on 1 / hands on help of a seasoned pilot
- there are a lot of variables & moving parts to the equation
- let the professional do the work
- watch & take notes & learn while being slow on the input [keep mouth close]
- there a lot details to cover that can't be iterated in post or videos
- this experience will create knowledge
- we keep this for each build and refine with each model
- knowledge that is applied will let you GROW in the Hobby
- than you pass it on

* that is how you keep the RC Heli Hobby Alive!

This was how it was in the old days b/4 forums. I feel forums are an aide, but not an complete replacement. Most would quit from hobby ending crashes, cost, frustration, etc. That why it was mainly for those that are retired with passive income streams & a lot of time on their hands.

However, everything can be learn online but there is a HIDDEN COST:
- Time
- Money
- etc
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01-28-2018 07:11 PM  25 months ago
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Raholek makes a good point. For allot of people who start out.
Learning to fly is hard enough let alone building and tuning.
spending time, paying attention
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01-28-2018 07:19 PM  25 months ago
JuanRodriguez

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ICUR1-2 Learning to fly is hard enough let alone building and tuning.
And that is why a simulator should be on TOP of the list for anyone serious about learning how to fly......
Been there, done that and old enough to know better.....
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01-28-2018 08:12 PM  25 months ago
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Sims
Sims are great to learn basics of flight and some tuning of FBL. But do nothing for building. A Nitro is king for airtime.

I had 3 Electrics when I bought that NITRO.
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