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Old 05-20-2012, 07:23 AM   #61
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Full-size Bluetooth??
I have an Apple board....but never think to use it....'til it's too late...!!
Phone keyboard. I have a slider. My hands are normal to big for the on-screen touch keyboards.

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Old 05-21-2012, 06:48 AM   #62
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At least your "on-board" is bigger than the Apple 4 touch screen!!!
Really great phone....REALLY touchy keypad....I use a stylus much of the time...and STILL have trouble hitting the right keys!!!!
I prefer a full-size tactile board...when I can GET it!!
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Old 05-24-2012, 07:03 PM   #63
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Not sure if any one has seen this. I read this on HH facebook page, but it is on their website also. http://www.horizonhobby.com/article/...mour+Overlay+3

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Iím sure many of you have experienced much frustration recently due to the continued unavailability of key Horizon products and parts, and I sincerely apologize for that. Unfortunately, we made two significant mistakes. First, we misjudged the capacity of our factories to produce the products that we needed. Second, we compounded that by underestimating the demand for those products by people like you. We've been playing catch-up since this problem was first identified in early 2012.
We have not provided the service that you deserve. Throughout April and May, shipments have been arriving almost daily. While we are seeing our ability to ship orders improve, we will not be back to where we should be until early July for the availability of Horizon-branded products. No one at Horizon is happy about this situation, and we are working feverishly to solve both the short term and the long term problems.
We are committed to restoring our service level to you. Please donít judge us by my words alone, but by our actions to improve our service levels. We appreciate your business and hope that you will let us prove to you that we can turn this situation around.
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Old 05-24-2012, 07:19 PM   #64
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Wow, that's from today. I wonder what specifically he's talking about or is it in general?
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Old 05-24-2012, 07:36 PM   #65
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Numerous things I would imagine. I've had the e-flite umx mig 15 on back-order since Jan and it's been pushed back 2 or 3 months i believe. One major issue happened last year with the e-flite hurricane it was back-ordered for over a year.

So far 4 major products have continued to be pushed back:
- Mig 15
- 130x
- 300x
- 500x

another HUGE set back was the F4 Phantom, that was pushed backed almost 8 months or so then when it was releasd the supply was horrible and went back on back-order soon after. I've been a Horizon fan for a while and their annouce and release time frame is horrible. This goes with all brands of HH, spektrum, proboat, eflite, blade and parkzone. It's the some old continues thing of annouce and 6-8 months on backorder or longer. Not a big car guy so don't follow losi releases at all. I'd guess it's the same though.
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Old 05-24-2012, 09:58 PM   #66
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I am very interested in the 300X, but I do have an extra AR7200BX on the self and the Trex 250 Pro is available now - hard decision to wait or to pull the trigger on the Trex.... The slippage of the 450X kind of makes me think that it will be longer that late June for the 300X. Don't get me wrong, I love the 450X and the mCPX so I am sure the 300X will be great, but I hate waiting.
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Old 05-24-2012, 10:12 PM   #67
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I find it odd that HH does not have a closeup picture of the mechanics of this heli on its website. Whereas they have closeup pictures for the 130X and the now released 450X. The suspicion is that they have not finalized the design even though there is a parts list.
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Old 05-24-2012, 10:58 PM   #68
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They had a video of it. I'm getting the feeling is not that of a design issue, but based on recent apologies from HH it appears to be some type of supply chain issue.
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Old 05-25-2012, 03:46 AM   #69
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I find it odd that HH does not have a closeup picture of the mechanics of this heli on its website. Whereas they have closeup pictures for the 130X and the now released 450X. The suspicion is that they have not finalized the design even though there is a parts list.
Will these do?
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Old 05-25-2012, 09:36 AM   #70
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Not sure if any one has seen this....
That seals the deal for me then - TREX 250 Pro FBL. I don't care if it costs more, at least I can have it now and know that parts are widely available. This is the last time I get burned by HH & their delays.
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Old 05-25-2012, 09:47 AM   #71
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Does that battery look puffed, and mounted backwards? Normally I would have the battery leads away from the motor..
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Old 05-25-2012, 10:05 AM   #72
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Does that battery look puffed, and mounted backwards? Normally I would have the battery leads away from the motor..

If it's a E-Flite battery I'm sure it did/is puffed



* Sorry had to say that. I'm a huge HH fan, but their batteries freaking suck
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Old 05-25-2012, 12:10 PM   #73
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That seals the deal for me then - TREX 250 Pro FBL. I don't care if it costs more, at least I can have it now and know that parts are widely available. This is the last time I get burned by HH & their delays.
if you are going down the 250 route, check out the forum. My preference would be an "SE" with a DFC head, lots more room for the FBL controller to go inside the frames (depending on the model) Cheaper and more room for tail servo options

By the end of the weekend, my 250 with Align FL head and BeastX will be converted to DFC still on the BeastX

Edit - I couldn't wait any more
Here's my 250 with it's new head



More pics - http://www.helifreak.com/showthread....73#post3972173

I'm still planning on getting the 300X, but I think I will first fly it, get used to it and then swap the AR7200BX for a cheaper unit
Then I'll keep the 300X ready to fly in my car with a cheap TX - I'm actually going to try a Blade SR TX just for laffs. The AR7200BX will go in my 500 when I can afford some other parts for it

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Old 05-27-2012, 12:55 PM   #74
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Cool bro. Enjoy the DFC.
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Old 05-30-2012, 10:34 PM   #75
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What is the latest release date?
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Old 05-31-2012, 10:32 PM   #76
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Just talked with a distributor today and it looks like the target for the 300X is now July/August and the 130X is on schedule for next two weeks.
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Old 05-31-2012, 10:49 PM   #77
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GSPI,

Thank you!
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Old 05-31-2012, 11:08 PM   #78
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The 300X was announced months before the 130X, and now ends up being release months later than the 130x..
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Just talked with a distributor today and it looks like the target for the 300X is now July/August and the 130X is on schedule for next two weeks.
Oh man, you've got to be kidding me! The site still says late June, but I can fully believe it's been delayed again!
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Just talked with a distributor today and it looks like the target for the 300X is now July/August and the 130X is on schedule for next two weeks.
I'm not sure if this is true...but if so, what a @#%! show.
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