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Old 04-13-2012, 09:32 AM   #1
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Hi, I would like to know if the motors, batteries, and esc that are sold at hobby king under both the turnigy name and HK own brand is good equipment or am I best to stay with brand names from my local hobby shop (obviously 2-3 times moer expensive). I hope I have not opened a can of worms here but HK prices look pretty darned good does the quality of their products match their prices.
Also is shipping to canada quick.
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Old 04-13-2012, 09:52 AM   #2
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Re: HK/Turnigy Quality

Originally Posted by zepplinman View Post
Hi, I would like to know if the motors, batteries, and esc that are sold at hobby king under both the turnigy name and HK own brand is good equipment or am I best to stay with brand names from my local hobby shop (obviously 2-3 times moer expensive). I hope I have not opened a can of worms here but HK prices look pretty darned good does the quality of their products match their prices.
Also is shipping to canada quick.
Thanks for all input

For what it is worth....I have been using Turnigy, Zippy, HK products (Outrunners, ESC's, Lipos, Life packs, Chargers, etc etc) for about 3 years now and have no complaints so far.....all have and are still working well for me.

Shipping on average, as long as you order items that are in stock, takes about 3 weeks.....I never order out of stock items, the wait could be just to long.

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Old 04-13-2012, 09:56 AM   #3
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Re: HK/Turnigy Quality

I haven't tried their motors or esc's but I use their batteries and I'm very happy with the quality/performance from the Turnigy Nano-tech series.
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Old 04-13-2012, 09:58 AM   #4
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Re: HK/Turnigy Quality

Yes, you've opened a can of worms. Each person has their own opinion.
Batteries, nanotech, rhino, (zippy)flightmax, turnigy, best to good in that order.
Esc's are pretty much okay, just remember to make sure you add 25% to whatever you need.
Motors, again okay for most.
A lot of other product are comparable except for the extremely low prices.
As for shipping, it used to be pretty good, nowadays you're looking at roughly a month; so order well in advance of when you'll need it.
As for the local shop being 2~3 times more expensive, they have shipping and profit from the distributor, shipping and profit from the retailer ...... all for pretty much the same products, just rebranded.
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Old 04-13-2012, 10:16 AM   #5
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Re: HK/Turnigy Quality

The nanotech batteries are very good as are the plush escs. Motors and servos are a bit of a hit or miss affair.
Outrunners have all been fairly good, but some of the inrunners were a bust. I bought one servo for $1.50 that was surprisingly good and one for $16 that was junk !
Heat shrink was good as were all of the nuts and bolts. Even their CA was actually a " brand name " and worked well. Props were also good, pretty good prices on carbon fiber folding props. The icharger series of chargers is also very good. Overall I am quite pleased. Sure some of the stuff was a dud, but considering the price I will continue to buy from them.
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Old 04-13-2012, 08:37 PM   #6
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Re: HK/Turnigy Quality

Not a problem so far. Everything has worked well and beyond expectation. Everything that has died was killed by my handiwork except 1 accucel 6 charger that lost the ability to charge 3 and 6 cell packs.. I am really pleased and would never pay the LHS prices unles I needed it TODAY or HK did not carry it.
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I have had good luck with the escs and outrunners, I bought the shrink tube in my last order and I am very pleased with it for the price. I will deal with them again.
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Re: HK/Turnigy Quality

Batteries from HK are generally fine. You get the odd dud, but for the price, who cares?

Escs like the other dude said, oversize them a bit and you'll be fine. I find they heat up a lot when you get anywhere near their rating.

Motors again, hit and miss. Really the QC on them just stinks I think. It's a crap shoot. You might get a good one you might get a garbage one. Same for the servos.

As a rule, if it's stuff that's going into a park flier that I don't really care about I might buy from HK. It has it's place. If it's anything that could hurt someone when it goes in, or something I just don't want to see go in, HK electronics (batteries excluded) don't go anywhere near it.

imho, the big difference between HK and the LHS stuff is that the quality control of the HK stuff is horrendous. They send it on down the line and to hell with it if it's actually good or not - it gets sold to you. If it's good, you're in luck. If it's not... Well then you're not.

The stuff at the LHS with brand name stickers on it have names to back the products. The products typically have good quality control and you pay for that. You also pay for the warranty should anything go wrong and service to back the product up.

Not too long ago I sent in some 8717 servos into Horizon for servicing. They replaced the servo leads, the gears and one of the cases and charged me little more than shipping. It cost me FAR less to have them do it including shipping than it would have cost me to do one with parts off the shelf myself. Very happy with the customer service of most name brand companies I've dealt with so far. Can't say the same for HK. You get what you pay for.
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Old 04-30-2012, 09:49 PM   #9
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Re: HK/Turnigy Quality

It is a crap shoot if it will work or not but its so cheap order two of anything just in case and its still cheaper then one here lol. Their turingy batteries are sweet havnt had a bad one yet my neighbor even run them in his trexx 700e
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Re: HK/Turnigy Quality

I have had 30 orders so far from HK, and only problem I had was a broken tip on a wooden prop. Product is fine, good value, and works great. Their epoxy is good, CA works great, shrink tube is good, etc...........
I use Turnigy motors, esc's, and batterys. Had some of these batterys for 3 years now with no issues, and they are used quite often. I just make sure not to discharge them below 3.6 per cell as an added safety margin.

Shipping is about 3 weeks, so don't be in a hurry for the product. And do not ship it EMS option, it costs you more, and does not get here sooner.

Overall, a great option to save some coin.
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