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12-30-2019 01:30 AM  7 months ago
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cmsilvoy

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HobbyKing out of heli business?
Checked out HobbyKing and only see the RJX Vextor on sale. No more clones or helis period.
Wow. Anyone else notice this or am I late to the party?
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12-30-2019 02:44 AM  7 months ago
co_rotorhead

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I am not saddened by this news.
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12-30-2019 05:21 AM  7 months ago
SkySurfer

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Hobby King is the last place I would buy from. I bought a Edf from them and the shaft was bent. Then on my next purchase they made a bunch of fraudulent charges on my card.
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01-01-2020 09:09 PM  7 months ago
pagosa flyer

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And what were we expecting from a company that gave us less and less parts support for every item they offered. I still fly a trex600 clone and hope I don’t break anything even though most old Trex parts are direct replacements!
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01-01-2020 10:03 PM  7 months ago
Rojoalfa

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We always discussed about this web site at field camp.

Bad quality control in every piece of junk you find there.

A lot of folks here in my country, buy planes kit and then replace pushrod, hingles, bolts, wheels, etc...
They say it is cheaper this way... I Don't know.

RC helis? No way...

Low Prices... At the end, you got what you paid for.

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Saludos cordiales,
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01-21-2020 11:48 PM  6 months ago
rcsoar4fun

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HK as a whole has been circling the bowl for a while.I give up on Loctite, nothing lasts long enough to vibrate loose anymore.
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01-29-2020 11:57 PM  6 months ago
Blax1

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HK au appears to be ok
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01-30-2020 12:57 AM  6 months ago
wjvail

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Hmm... They may be out of the heli game. Let's face it - we (model helicopters) aren't 10% of what we used to be and a lot of what HobbyKing sold can now be bought elsewhere for the same price or less (think Banggood).

Times change.

Also... Like it or not, UnitedHobbies, now HobbyKing, brought a LOT of people into this hobby. The ability to buy motors, engines, servos, ESC, receivers, and a million other things for something average working people can afford made it easy for everyone to play. I have miles of silicon wire and heat shrink tubing in the garage from HobbyKing that was 1. affordable and 2. available. Before HobbyKing there were only Dean Ultra connectors and they were $3.00 for a set of male/female. XT-60 are $3 for 5 pairs.

Admittedly, not everything they sold was "top drawer". Some might suggest some of what they sold moved beyond affordable into the "junk" catagory. Maybe. But before HobbyKing there were NO $3.00 servos for your parkflyier. The closest you could come was $18 a Hitec HS-55.

Like HobbyKing or not, they seemed to have stepped away from the heli business for the time being.

https://hobbyking.com/en_us/hxt900-...0-12sec-9g.html
"Well, nothing bad can happen now."
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01-30-2020 12:15 PM  6 months ago
squirrel

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wjvail Also... Like it or not, UnitedHobbies, now HobbyKing, brought a LOT of people into this hobby.
You brought up a very good point.

Those same people were collectively adding to the demise of the hobby.

For the longest time it was the USA based individuals that innovated and had their products mirrored by the low cost country (ies).

It was also those buyers shopping at all the "lowcost" sites that have ruined the product availability in the hobby.
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02-27-2020 02:55 AM  5 months ago
Bruces

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It seems that the important part of hobbyking is now on fixed-wing?
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