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Old 05-23-2017, 08:37 AM   #41 (permalink)
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Hey Markus thanks for keeping this thread alive. There's quite a bit of news on the latest RC Heli Hooligans podcast in fact I think they summed them up nicely.

Quick recap of what I remember that I think hasn't come up here that some others might be able to put some more detail. Some might have been mentioned already sorry about that if so.

- Oxy 3 prices got slashed apparently packaging will be simpler.
- Goblin Comet is nearing release.
- Goblin 280 (Fireball) latest tease is some packaging work as it nears release confirmation date.
- Synergy will release a new Heli.
- Bert K's company will be now include SAB USA so it seems he will be the US distributor now.
- Oxy released a tentative upcoming models timeline which includes an Oxy 2 stretch, plastic, Qube and speed fuselage; and a bling/Tareq edition of the Oxy 4. They also killed all versions of the Oxy 3 keeping only the regular non-stretched and the Tareq.
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Hey Markus thanks for keeping this thread alive. There's quite a bit of news on the latest RC Heli Hooligans podcast.

No problem. Just trying to keep everyone informed and bring back some daily/weekly info to the forum.
Good R/C heli news or bad R/C heli news doesn't matter.


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Old 05-23-2017, 05:11 PM   #43 (permalink)
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On that note : ProStar Hobby is calling it quits. They added a little pitch to ExperienceRC which I thought was cool.

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Old 06-13-2017, 08:47 PM   #44 (permalink)
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The "Micro" Spirit FBL system.

News to me.

http://store.spirit-system.com/en/fl...0-uspirit.html

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Old 06-28-2017, 08:14 PM   #45 (permalink)
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I'm sure for most of the advanced pilots this may not be news worth hearing.

But there still are people getting into the hobby. Blade is where I started and got involved. Of course once skill increases there are much better options for the relative price.

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Old 06-28-2017, 08:28 PM   #46 (permalink)
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SAB USA to open it's doors this 4th of July holiday. Chance to win a free Goblin Fireball.

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Old 06-28-2017, 08:29 PM   #47 (permalink)
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If you have access to facebook and follow the below instructions. There's a chance to win free VTX blades.

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Old 06-29-2017, 07:52 AM   #48 (permalink)
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Better (metal gear) servos

triple blade rotor head.

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Old 06-29-2017, 08:57 AM   #49 (permalink)
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And the official release video of the 180.

Blade Trio 180 CFX BNF Basic (4 min 27 sec)
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Old 06-29-2017, 09:38 AM   #50 (permalink)
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I actually had quite a bit of fun with my 2 blade 180cfx. Sold it due to the fact of enjoying flying bigger stuff.

It really is a potent little helicopter.
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For the Graupner guys Brain 2 offers full integration.

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The Graupner integration is great. I have been using it for the past couple months and its awesome. Remember to update your Graupner receivers for optimum performance!

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Old 07-06-2017, 11:49 AM   #53 (permalink)
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I think a 570 revamp is coming. HeliDirect discounted their 700C stock before the 700T came out. Now they are promoting heavily their 570's. Below is a link to the KSE but the other has the same promotion with Pulse packs and checker.

https://www.helidirect.com/sab-gobli...ate_redirect=1
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new Micro from Blade.

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I think a 570 revamp is coming. HeliDirect discounted their 700C stock before the 700T came out. Now they are promoting heavily their 570's. Below is a link to the KSE but the other has the same promotion with Pulse packs and checker.

https://www.helidirect.com/sab-gobli...ate_redirect=1
Maybe. But it also might be that since Heldirect is no longer the US distributor for SAB they might just be dumping overstock.
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I thought HD had sent out an email saying they would, so in theory we would have two US distributors. But everything from Bert and SAB USA is now they are the sole US distributor. I don't fully get how that ended up being.

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And the promo video.


Blade mCP S RC Helicopter with SAFE Technology (2 min 40 sec)



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new Micro from Blade.

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I thought HD had sent out an email saying they would, so in theory we would have two US distributors. But everything from Bert and SAB USA is now they are the sole US distributor. I don't fully get how that ended up being.
It's no secret that helidirect shipping is painfully slow compared to the standards established by virtually every other online hobby store these days. Their website is also annoyingly slow.

I wonder if SAB recongized this and wanted to put their products into the hands of someone that would be more responsive? Just speculation..
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Bert and SAB have a long history together plus BK brands customer support is legendary on the hobby. But the times I used HD I had no issues. I have seen more website issues on HD recently though but they have a good search capability and as I said never had issues with them.

I will admit I don't buy tons or very often as I fly also not that often and don't push it to avoid crashes. I do that on the sim

Of course I get superb service now from Jason at HobbyBoost so haven't used HD much lately I also have to admit.

But yes gives you something to think about. Why fix something if it's not broken so something must be not perfect with HD.

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It's no secret that helidirect shipping is painfully slow compared to the standards established by virtually every other online hobby store these days. Their website is also annoyingly slow.

I wonder if SAB recongized this and wanted to put their products into the hands of someone that would be more responsive? Just speculation..
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