Here is a list of all the postings pete taylor has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: HK Mini DLG... What shall I do?|
|Thread: The name that shall not be spoken!|
"Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition!..."
Not wishing to labour the point here, but has anyone else spotted the ongoing theme in the Invertrix quad review?? (Fab little quad btw!)
Six images in the review clearly show HOBBYKING nanotech batteries being used for the flying shots yet, spookily enough the sole photo illustrating the battery in close-up again avoids the exposure of the HK brand by swapping to a Dynamic Lipo....
By design....surely not????
|Thread: Farewell Ray|
A huge loss to our community.
Ray was all that has already been said and more...Always ready with sound advice and a fantastic collection of stories to recount.
Not a half bad musician either as I recall
|Thread: Durafly spitfire|
+1 for all that!
|Thread: The name that shall not be spoken!|
The key element is where the TRANSACTION took place; in the case of Hobbyking, the transaction takes place in Hong Kong, regardless of where your computer is located. No doubt about it - you are buying from Hong Kong directly and the goods are supplied from a stock already held here in the UK in preparation for your custom. One of the benefits of instant comunication and global finance I guess!
Hobbyking aren't unique in this...Amazon, Microsoft and a whole heap of other companies do exactly the same from varios locations throughout the world.
Anyone so inclined can quite lawfully take advantage of this situation, whether based in Belgium, Bolivia, Botswana or the People's Republic of Bognor!
Edited By pete taylor on 29/01/2015 12:55:03
Alex, thanks for clearing that up, and please accept my sincerest apologies for any implied slight upon your integrity.
It most certainly wasn't the intention do challenge anyone's personal integrity, merely to point out a continuing and demonstrable theme that seems to be present (namely, shunning Hobbyking) in much of the mainstream modelling press.
I absolutely accept your explanation for the captions in the superb write up of the Christmas event at Hucknall, as I'm certain everyone else reading this will. Long may your inimitble coverage continue!
I say you are, lord, and I should know, I've followed a few!
Edited By pete taylor on 28/01/2015 13:59:35
Edited By pete taylor on 28/01/2015 14:00:09
Agreed Paul, but when we see the likes of giants such as Pepsi, Ikea, Accenture, Dyson, Burberry, Procter & Gamble, Heinz, JP Morgan, FedEx, Coach, Abbott Laboratories, Amazon, Deutsche Bank et al pursuing full-blown tax evasion schemes to the tune of BILLIONS, it puts the legal reduction loopholes into perspective.
The problem for years has been the number of intermediaries between the manufacturer and the retailer in many areas of the modelling trade, together with the restrictive practice that has been allowed to exist.
Anyway, anyone wringing their hands with guilt about any percieved shortfall in the revenue received by HMRC could surely make up the difference with a personal donation to the aforesaid outfit?
There....that's better isn't it?
All right then....apart from the prices, the choice, the foamies, the FPV stuff, the online ordering and a world-wide choice of warehouses....What have Hobbyking ever done for us?
Are there any women here today?.....
Edited By pete taylor on 28/01/2015 10:57:55
There's an odd little thing happening in the broader modelling press at the moment.
It seems that there are a lot of models out there being bought and thoroughly enjoyed by hundreds of modellers yet, despite photos appearing in the magazines, little or no credit is given to the retailer/distributor/manufacturer of these models. The Feb issue of RCM&E is the latest one I've noticed; page 17 has a lovely picture of he only "...compact leccy Lancaster..." that I'm aware of and pages 18-19 have another great shot of a HK Cessna L-19.
New products pages constantly feature items that are also produced or distributed by this same company (albeit with a different colour scheme occasionally) and yet again, no reference is ever made to said organisation.
The name we're looking for here folks is HOBBYKING!
There....I said it! Whoops!
Come on everybody...HK aren't the only people to have QC or CS issues. I remember some ARTF models that would flick into a vicious spin with no warning, ic engines that ran like a flatulent cow and kits that were well beyond the line in the 'fit for purpose' stakes!
|Thread: Hobbyking postage|
The price will vary according to how many orders you've placed with Hobbyking; you might be a standard, gold or platinum member and a variable discount is applied to each of these. Call it a loyalty bonus if you like!
|Thread: Closing The Battle of Britain Chapel|
Bump and done!
|Thread: Upgrade motor and esc for maxthrust riot|
Go for a Turnigy Aerodrive SK3 3542 800kv motor with an 11x5.5 APC on a 70Amp esc. With 4 cells this will be amazing!
|Thread: a sticky problem|
I'd be inclined to go for a very thin smear of Gorilla Glue Eric. Failing that, epoxy
|Thread: plans to depron|
Have the plan copied at your local copy shop then cut out the various parts, leaving a small excess all round then paste these onto your Depron sheet using 3M Spraymount. It's a simple job then to cut through the paper patterns and Depron
You can then either remove the paper, or leave it in situ.
Have fun, Pete
|Thread: Blenheim takes to the air - again!|
Flew from Duxford according to reports.
Have a read of the article here describing the restoration.
There's a fascinating link to the story of the Mk1 cockpit section here.
|Thread: dx6 orange don't mix|
I've been using Orange R615x, R800 with and without satellites added and R620 recievers, all without problems.
I've been using my new DX6 with Orange Rx's as have a couple of clubmates without any problems whatsoever.
There has been an issue with what appears to have been a faulty DX6 transmitter though, only producing very low output intermittently. This was replaced by Horizon Hobby and no problems have occurred since.
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