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04-04-2017, 06:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,818
Posted By TopSpin

I sent Kuan a Email last week, no response yet. ...

I sent Kuan a Email last week, no response yet. I wonder if they have any stock left?
04-04-2017, 06:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,036
Posted By TopSpin

That was a very interesting test and he pointed...

That was a very interesting test and he pointed out some very useful information. The power density of those batteries is for weight/volume, is much higher than the Lipos we are used to. So in...
03-23-2017, 07:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,818
Posted By TopSpin

I just heard that there is still inventory in...

I just heard that there is still inventory in Taiwan but it I have not figured out where or how to buy it?

Caliber Hobby, the GWS US distributor is long gone since last year so there is no...
03-23-2017, 07:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,892
Posted By TopSpin

Those warehouses are really fulfillment centers...

Those warehouses are really fulfillment centers that work on contract. The one in Arkansas does fulfilment orders for half a dozen different companies and they all have problems. It boils down to...
03-21-2017, 06:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,892
Posted By TopSpin

Nothing we didn't already know about shipping...

Nothing we didn't already know about shipping Lithium Ion batteries by air. Futaba, and nearly all of the other RC radio manufacturers have gone through the process of FCC approval for years to...
03-20-2017, 06:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,892
Posted By TopSpin

I don't know how they do it at the EU warehouse...

I don't know how they do it at the EU warehouse but for a long time Lipos have been sent to the US warehouse from China via ship. Sent to a port on the West Coast and then by truck to the warehouse....
03-19-2017, 07:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,892
Posted By TopSpin

There is a similar discussion to this one over on...

There is a similar discussion to this one over on the Hobby King forum at RC Groups. Since yesterday a lot of posts that discussed much of what is being discussed here simply vanished. The forum...
03-17-2017, 08:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,892
Posted By TopSpin

Is Hobby King Liquidating?

I have noticed that the number of products on Hobby King's web page seems to be a lot less than in the past. They also have had ongoing problems with their website and don't seem to be in any hurry...
03-17-2017, 08:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,051
Posted By TopSpin

Hey Hawk, Just looked at those, I wonder if they...

Hey Hawk, Just looked at those, I wonder if they have a Graphene anode? I am skeptical about the 70C claim, even for the Dinogy batteries that I mentioned.

My guess is that they are all good...
03-15-2017, 07:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,051
Posted By TopSpin

Have You Seen These

I have a new favorite battery. I have used these in three different models and they outperform the Turnigy Graphene batteries. The prices are excellent and they ship fast with no hassles and way...
02-20-2017, 05:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,818
Posted By TopSpin

Thanks Pat, I did mean to type can't, just a...

Thanks Pat, I did mean to type can't, just a slip. Anyway I had heard about the liquidation sale and have been trying to contact them since about the 18th of January with no luck. I have finally...
02-19-2017, 06:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,595
Posted By TopSpin

Yah except that the site doesn't work correctly...

Yah except that the site doesn't work correctly (read that as very messed up), shipping from the US warehouse now takes weeks instead of days, shipping costs are outrageous compared to other RC...
02-19-2017, 05:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,818
Posted By TopSpin

Chen has not worked for GWS for 5 years so he...

Chen has not worked for GWS for 5 years so he really can't help.

The folks at Caliber don't answer emails and the phone is disconnected. Try ordering something, anything and see what...
02-17-2017, 08:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,818
Posted By TopSpin

GWS is Gone

Sad news, GWS is no more. I and others have attempted to contact GWS for some time now and the latest word is that they are no longer in business in the US. I wish that wasn't the case but it looks...
02-17-2017, 08:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,595
Posted By TopSpin

The Hobby King website is in a state of disarray...

The Hobby King website is in a state of disarray and there does not seem to be any sense of urgency on their part to fix it right now. As many of you know Hobby King was issued a Citation by the FCC...
Forum: UAV / FPV
06-24-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,219
Posted By TopSpin

Looks like the FAA have spoken. I wonder if the...

Looks like the FAA have spoken. I wonder if the AMA will provide an easy way to obtain a waiver to fly that mode.

Another question that comes to mind is, what if someone is simply flying a quad...
Forum: UAV / FPV
06-24-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,219
Posted By TopSpin

Really... The Latvian SF won't let you talk...

Really... The Latvian SF won't let you talk huh?:) When we did use passports they were diplomatic but in many cases none at all. Perhaps you didn't fully understand the job description. And an AK-47...
Forum: UAV / FPV
06-24-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,219
Posted By TopSpin

I was the Airborne and Special Operations...

I was the Airborne and Special Operations Evaluator and Systems Team Chairman for the US Army for 18 out of my 31 years of DOD service. I suppose you could say we protected a lot of interests the...
Forum: UAV / FPV
06-24-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,219
Posted By TopSpin

Everyone keeps harping on what is right and...

Everyone keeps harping on what is right and wrong. The kid at the center of this issue did not do anything wrong as far as the local authorities are concerned.

Since none of us were actually...
Forum: UAV / FPV
06-23-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,219
Posted By TopSpin

I agree with you that it should just fade away...

I agree with you that it should just fade away and it will in due course.



Fortunately you needn't worry about that unless you have moved to the United States so I wonder why you would even...
Forum: UAV / FPV
06-23-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,219
Posted By TopSpin

I don't see where this will hurt the hobby. I...

I don't see where this will hurt the hobby. I have seen a lot of posts that tend to blame the pilot yet I didn't see him do anything wrong. I saw a bellicose ugly woman beating him up, probably...
08-30-2013, 05:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 14,550
Posted By TopSpin

Finally maidened it on Saturday the 24th of Aug,...

Finally maidened it on Saturday the 24th of Aug, nothing like waiting almost a year.:D

Anyway it flew like a dream and is amazingly fast. Only problem is that I puffed two 1800 mah 65C...
07-19-2013, 05:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 14,550
Posted By TopSpin

Great video GBLynden. This is hard to believe...

Great video GBLynden. This is hard to believe but I have yet to fly mine. I have only flown four times since May, had a death in the family so things have been a little stressed. Anyway, good...
04-02-2013, 08:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,321
Posted By TopSpin

Yeah but those are like the worlds finest...

Yeah but those are like the worlds finest batteries. Honestly I don't know what their deal is, I sent them an email and they wrote back and told me to go ahead and order what I want and they would...
04-02-2013, 03:35 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,321
Posted By TopSpin

Thanks for the info on China Battery, I'll have...

Thanks for the info on China Battery, I'll have to give them a try.
04-01-2013, 03:27 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,321
Posted By TopSpin

I was really sorry to see Leaders go under they...

I was really sorry to see Leaders go under they had great deals on motors and ESC's. I have seen the EMP mtors at Headsup RC and the prices are still not bad plus the shipping is cheap. So Headsup...
03-31-2013, 06:17 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 33,207
Posted By TopSpin

Hi dahawk, I'm back. I had to have a second...

Hi dahawk, I'm back. I had to have a second operation on my eye but it is really great and I can see again.

Anyway there is no reason not to just cut the foam section out in the current battery...
03-21-2013, 07:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,480
Posted By TopSpin

Matt, if you have not already bought the receiver...

Matt, if you have not already bought the receiver this might be a better choice. Even though I prefer Spektrum they are pricey and I have used this little receiver and they work pretty well.
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03-12-2013, 05:35 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 33,207
Posted By TopSpin

I have a plain Formosa box but the Formosa II...

I have a plain Formosa box but the Formosa II won't fit in it. I have had a buch of GWS stuff, mostly warbirds but also Pico moth, 400 Tigermoth, and several slow sticks.

Right now besides the...
03-11-2013, 11:13 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 33,207
Posted By TopSpin

I was really surprised when mine came. There was...

I was really surprised when mine came. There was an outer box but no inner box, GWS now packages their planes in plastic bags.

I agree with Mike that it's hard to believe that GWS is still...
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