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spackermen
12-24-2011, 12:05 AM
Hi all, as KDS seems to be a very new brand in the marketplace, the parts and even kit availability seems to be VERY slim pickings right now. Here are some known parts/kits houses.

www.snhobbies.com --- Canada ( 450 parts, but have full line on order, available soon)

www.heli-smack.com --- USA - Tennessee (Full KDS line available)

www.acmehobbies.com.au/magento -- Australia (Full KDS line available)

www.kanddrc.com -- USA - Alabama ( 450 parts and kits)

www.myrcmart.com -- China - Hong Kong (450,550 parts, very limited 600 and 700 parts)

www.ampmodel.com -- China - Hong Kong (450,550 parts, very limited 600 and 700 parts)

www.rc-fabrik.de -- Europe - ((appears to be located in Germany)) ( Full KDS line available)

http://www.rcmods.co.uk/ -- Europe - UK - Haslingden, Lancashire (450 parts onlu)

www.elyshop.com - Europe - Italy - Novara (Full KDS line available)

www.thinkrc.com - USA - California (450 parts)

www.rc-helicopters-cars.fr - Europe - France (Full KDS line available)


Please feel free to add or comment on experiences with these distributors. I will try to keep them organized in this first post for easy access.

jackw
12-29-2011, 02:51 PM
Thinkrc.com is a good place for parts, no one to ask a question, but Dave at K&D is the best so far for me, best price and a person who knows what he's talking about.. I have 2 450sv, and have swicthed K&D.

rejoe821
01-03-2012, 09:21 AM
Yes Thinkrc.com is a great place for KDS parts but I wish Xheli.com carried parts for KDS

cpierre82
01-08-2012, 02:42 PM
www.helicopterhobbies.com (http://www.helicopterhobbies.com)--- US--North Carolina (has electronics)

martingru
02-20-2012, 09:55 AM
Www.radiomodels.com.pl

Polish official distributor site -in polish but you can choose currency.


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Adventurer
02-21-2012, 10:30 AM
These two sites look so similar that I took them to be the same site.

Does anybody know if they are?

spackermen
02-21-2012, 03:15 PM
I am sure they are affiliated with one another in some regard but I don't know if they are sister companies, or different divisions of the same parent company or what. I definitely feel that they are closely related.

hobbyfans
03-07-2012, 01:52 AM
thanks for full info

spackermen
03-07-2012, 01:09 PM
Found another. They are a bit more expensive,( I would assume this is an USD to EUR exchange rate more than anything) but I contacted them and they said that they DO have all the parts physically in Italy. I guess you'd never know until you ordered them.



http://www.xcesshobby.com/index.php?cPath=68&sid=5l2f09deluul8b7v699r8f06i4 - Europe - Italy All KDS parts, and electronics available.

BaconWrap
03-10-2012, 10:05 AM
Hey, wanted to type that I really appreciate the information you've shared here spackermen. Very helpful.

Thanks, Dave

spackermen
04-19-2012, 02:27 PM
No problem. I actually put this list up as much for my own reference as anything. I wanted to share an experience with MyRcMart.com

I had never ordered from them, and heard mixed reviews about others' experiences. But after waiting for a VERY long time (4 months +) for the vendor who I bought the heli from in the first place to make it right with parts that were bad out of the box, I didn't have any other options really. I ordered, and it was flawless.

It took a while to get here, granted as anything from china, and I think they even had to get stock from KDS but I was very impressed with them. I don't know how they will be on other things, but they worked very well for KDS parts.

Adventurer
04-19-2012, 02:52 PM
I had a bad experience with MyRCMart.com when I first ordered. However, I've realised that for KDS 550 spares, there is nobody else, so I've had to order from them again - 2 more times. these orders were flawless, so I'm guessing that the initial order was just bad luck.

wrecker70
04-20-2012, 01:53 AM
I should quantify that. As far as I'm concerned they have the best pricing and availability on most parts. That being said, I have a LHS (SN Hobbies New West) that has comparable pricing but their stock is not as complete, for the LHS I consider myself very lucky!. I relalise not all have that convienence, so for you I would just warn you that RC Mart and AMP Model (same company) are decent although they take awhile to fill orders (I'm used to getting next day shipping from most places online). The first time I ordered from RC Mart with priority shipping for $20-$25 more (thinking they would fill the order right away paying for priority shipping) it was a week and a half with no response to my emails (two of them asking when they would ship) before I canceled my order (which was for about $90 in parts). I then ordered from AMP Model not relalising they were the same. that order took two weeks to ship (very frustrating) and not waiting for back ordered parts and not counting the actual shipping time (which was avarage from china,regular delivery). I have since placed one other order with AMP Model that took a week and a half to get filled, so it would seem this is avarage for them. :noups
If you read their customer FAQ it is very clear that they are not very into customer service. However their prices are very good. So my only advice is if you are not in a hurry go ahead and order, but accept that it is not going to get there any time soon and the priority shipping is not going to speed them up.
It's up to you, Good Luck

:cheers

spackermen
04-20-2012, 01:13 PM
Yes I have looked into sn hobbies quite a few times. And they do look like a nice shop, talked to them on the phone a couple times even. The problem is they still have not recieved the big order of kds stuff that they ordered nearly 3 months ago I was told it was on order.

I think as long as (as you also eventually qualified in your post) that you have to realize that it'll take you right to the point of canceling your order cause it hasn't shipped, ( I knowingly ordered part numbers that I knew they in fact did not have in stock do I expected a little delay), but the fact remains that our options for these parts is in short supply. I simply wanted someone else that was considering ordering from them to do it. It was a good experience, and they did not rip me off, send used parts, or anything of the sort.

wrecker70
04-20-2012, 08:10 PM
Yes I have looked into sn hobbies quite a few times. And they do look like a nice shop, talked to them on the phone a couple times even. The problem is they still have not recieved the big order of kds stuff that they ordered nearly 3 months ago I was told it was on order.

I think as long as (as you also eventually qualified in your post) that you have to realize that it'll take you right to the point of canceling your order cause it hasn't shipped, ( I knowingly ordered part numbers that I knew they in fact did not have in stock do I expected a little delay), but the fact remains that our options for these parts is in short supply. I simply wanted someone else that was considering ordering from them to do it. It was a good experience, and they did not rip me off, send used parts, or anything of the sort.
Just to let you know, I am a regular at SN Hobbies sometimes 3or more times week since I bought my 450c and they are a Very nice shop as well as very nice people. I find their pricing to be on par with the best Internet pricing I have seen for brand name parts (not sure about he align stuff). If they say they have an order on the way I would believe them, I think the problem lies with KDS themselves, I have asked SN in person when they are getting more KDS part and they also are not sure, so I think the supplier doesn't provide them with that info. It would seem that KDS parts are tough to come by generally from what I have read all over the web, also in a previous post here that KDS is even slow in getting their web site set up for public orders. So hopefully the situation will be will improve soon, I so enjoy crashing my little bird :). Anyway just thought I would add my two cents for you.


Cheers

Heli4G3
04-27-2012, 03:43 AM
ScaleFlying.com

Adventurer
04-27-2012, 02:11 PM
ScaleFlying.com
Ja but older 450 only. No Innovas or 450 QS.

Adventurer
05-29-2012, 02:14 AM
Any updates to this list?

I put my 550 in and am going to need parts.

wrecker70
05-29-2012, 02:36 AM
Oh yeah, just an update, the 450c is a V2 clone

Adventurer
05-29-2012, 02:42 AM
Oh yeah, just an update, the 450c is a V2 clone

Was this a surprise to you? I thought that it was common knowledge.

Keith C.
06-29-2012, 08:02 AM
+1 on thinkrc.com.

Just ordered the skids for my 450C from them. They were like $2.50 for the pair and shipping was about $6.00.

If I remember correctly China wanted about $5.00 for the skids and shipping was around $20.00.

Just for some information it looks like the first USA distributor in the list, heli-smack.com, may be out of business.

Thanks for the information!!!:clappp

RotorWash78
07-01-2012, 06:57 PM
Alright KDS peeps,

I have been drafted to build a KDS 700 FBL for a friend. I have Airframe and HKIII 4035-560 motor nothing else what works good?? Where can I get parts?

KDS Wes
07-02-2012, 10:08 AM
+1 on thinkrc.com.

Just ordered the skids for my 450C from them. They were like $2.50 for the pair and shipping was about $6.00.

If I remember correctly China wanted about $5.00 for the skids and shipping was around $20.00.

Just for some information it looks like the first USA distributor in the list, heli-smack.com, may be out of business.

Thanks for the information!!!:clappp
Just wanted to put a "shout out " out there for myrcmart.com for their very speedy delivery and affordable shipping costs. Highly recommended them for all KDS kits and parts. And their prices are extremely reasonable. Recieved CF frame for my 450sv with a few more goodies everything received as ordered too!! Check em out.

spackermen
07-03-2012, 02:42 PM
I know it's been a while since any updates to this list but apparently Heli-smack.com is out of business or something is going on. The website is still down. And go daddy is holding the site name.

I also had a very reasonable experience with myrcmart. I know people have mixed expectations and end up disappointed sometimes but I was fairly pleased with the whole process.

Kanddrc.com has gotten in quite a few parts and are well stocked through the 600 birds. Unfortunately the still do not carry the 700's.

Snhobbies.com still has not recieved the kds order they had put in for.

Adventurer
07-30-2012, 04:15 PM
Just wanted to put a "shout out " out there for myrcmart.com for their very speedy delivery and affordable shipping costs. Highly recommended them for all KDS kits and parts. And their prices are extremely reasonable. Recieved CF frame for my 450sv with a few more goodies everything received as ordered too!! Check em out.

I'm just about to file a Paypal dispute against MyRCMart - they haven't shipped an Innova parts order in 40 days. Two more days and the dispute goes in.

At this point there does not seem to be a reliable parts supply for the Innova line. So avoid them until this is sorted.