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Old 03-07-2016, 08:19 PM   #31
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Re: Has anyone found cheap way to ship lipos to Canada?

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Correct and you can get a similar Gens Ace and Great hobbies house brand for about 24-26$ cad add the tax and you are in the same ball park.

As for Osoyoos and a drive down takes at least 5 hours out of your day plus
about 40 bucks worth of gas to save nothing when FedEx is to your door for
20-24 bucks. Oh and then there is $4 usd to pay to the drop place. Still part of the cost of doing the buy.
If you are looking at an ARF that is bulky and in the 20-30 pound range worth 800 plus dollars , then maybe.
Like my late father ; he would drive miles and spend $5 to save $4 in a gas fill up. Savings gotta be better than that for me... LOL.
Great Hobbies and Gens Ace are at least 23g+ heavier for the best batteries I can get from them in Canada. I don't want another 23g in the nose of my glider, I spent a lot of money to have a light glider and I have a CG problem already. The Revo batteries are better for my use, and reasonable cost all in. Revo also has good high voltage LiPos that I want to try soon that aren't available in Canada. They have even better energy density. Lack of selection is also a problem in Canada for speciality items.

I have a couple of the Great Hobbies 50C 1300mAh batteries, and they seem good so far - just too big and too heavy for most of my uses. They work fine in cooler temps, unlike the TP batteries.

It costs well over $0.35/km (tires, maintenance, depreciation, etc.) to drive a vehicle in Canada, and if you have something that holds 140 litres, probably more than that if you did the math. You wouldn't be able to drive very far before exceeding the shipping cost on most things, not to mention the shipping drop place charge.

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Re: Has anyone found cheap way to ship lipos to Canada?

Don't recall that the mention of weight issues being mentioned earlier , but yes if weight is an issue one has to shop for the lightest they can find for the same capacity.
I think I read something on the Thunder Power website that they have some lipos that are running and maintaining a higher voltage at around 4.25 volts per cell. Or at least in the developing stage

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Old 04-19-2016, 06:57 PM   #33
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Re: Has anyone found cheap way to ship lipos to Canada?

Had a great deal from HK US west warehouse. Including high exchange rate and shipping, I landed 4 x 3s - 3300mah for under $50 CND each. Local shops sell them from $75 to $100 each.
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