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Old 08-23-2010, 01:16 PM   #1
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Buy a plane from Hobby King ??

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I've been nosing around HK's website and am interested in some of their planes.
Has anyone ordered a plane from them and is it expensive to ship to Canada?

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Old 08-23-2010, 01:40 PM   #2
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Re: Buy a plane from Hobby King ??

I just received the f5 swiss edf from them. I ordered other stuff as well and it cost 45 for shipping. Cheaper than driving there to pick it up. This is the first plane I've ordered.from them but am completely satisfied.
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Old 08-23-2010, 02:46 PM   #3
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Re: Buy a plane from Hobby King ??

I have ordered a couple. 45 bucks US$$ is a lot for shipping, but you have to weigh that against the cost of what you would have to pay for it here.

Some of their planes fly like crap, others fly like a dream. You're best bet is to identify what it is you want specifically and let us know. Those that have one can comment on what it flies like.

In some cases, it is actually cheaper to buy from the LHS. IE Formosa Kit is dirt cheap here) Plus when you buy from an LHS, you can take it back there if there is any problem and usually they will fix it for you or give you a replacement part (ie the guys at Pinnacle in Markham have really good customer service) You wont be able to do that for the HK stuff. If something is wrong, you eat the cost of fixing it. (spoken from experience)
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Re: Buy a plane from Hobby King ??

I have bougt 6 Planes two Helis and most of the hardware, batteries motors etc to fly them. If it wsn't for HK I wouldn't be able to have the variety I have to fly. Of my planes only one sucked ,that was a bipe that was misaligned in manufacturing. I straightened it to fly with a little trim. My Extra260 flew so nice it only needed one click on aileron to fly. These are cheap planes but where else can you get all that is needed to fly for $200. delivered to the door. Radio and Charger Excluded
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