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    Re: Hello A Few Starter Questions

    Post  Tom(ADMIN) on Sun Jan 30, 2011 2:27 pm

    You'll not go far wrong with a HiTec radio, Rich, mine does all I need and then some...there's stuff inside it I'll never be able to contemplate using. I paid £65 for mine second hand, money very well spent. Buy the complete outfit from SMC, at least you'll have it all in go that way. Although I use MMB servos, the HiTec ones are just as good, you'll have no problems with them.

    I can't comment on Andy's links to levellers, etc, I've never used that particular brand, but have a word with Paul Holman (Turbulent as he's known), he can get hold of some cracking little levellers for around £30-£35. If you like to send me an email I'll give you Paul's email address.
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    Post  Tom(ADMIN) on Sun Jan 30, 2011 2:30 pm

    Oh, for speed controllers, I use either MTroniks or Action Electronics ones..Action are very good, and they are repairable should you do something silly...yes, been there, done that!

    Google Action Electronics, and contact Dave, he's a real gent and one of the few who care about his customers.
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    Post  Tom(ADMIN) on Sun Jan 30, 2011 5:48 pm

    I'll agree on the rx, I have the four channel one and it is tiny, ideal for subs...saves you room in the wtc.

    Don't know about the esc's, it's like everything I guess, down to personal preference in the end. I like the Action range and Andy obviously likes the MicroGyros ones...each to his own. Have an ask round Rich, get a few comments on both and then choose from there.

    This will rattle Andy's cage, but a few years ago a chap called Ron Perrott used to make a leveller known as a SALCON(Submarine Automatic Level Controller)and they were brilliant...easy to use and set up, and they worked very well. I had one in my SLEC Patrick Henry, and that old girl would run with an inch of scope out of the water all day, or until the battery went flat. I'd have another one for the LA now if I could. They were really good levellers...I mourn their demise.
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    Post  nigele(ADMIN)2 on Sun Jan 30, 2011 6:21 pm

    I have one of mike's levellers and I have to say I agree with Andy they are first rate,they even have a reverse function so that when you go astern the tail does not come out of the water,I was also informed that the new version will be adjustable from the TX.
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    Post  Tom(ADMIN) on Sun Jan 30, 2011 7:19 pm

    poolruns wrote:If you compare the spec sheets, you will see why I think Mike's are best. Try one, you'll like it.

    Ron has, in his own words, 'a drawful of SALCON's'. He'd probably be happy to sell you one for your LA if you send him a nice email. However even Ron admits the latest generation of levellers are more than match for the SALCON, and they take up a lot less real estate.

    Funnily enough,I just have emailed him...
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    Post  Mr2Rich on Sun Jan 30, 2011 8:12 pm

    Just a quick update I just won a Ebay HiTec Laser 6 digital FM radio control system (whole kit sero's chargers, ect ) for £50 so that is very handy 35mhz So a bit more in the kitty for the leveller.
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    Post  Tom(ADMIN) on Sun Jan 30, 2011 8:15 pm

    Mr2Rich wrote:Just a quick update I just won a Ebay HiTec Laser 6 digital FM radio control system (whole kit sero's chargers, ect ) for £50 so that is very handy 35mhz So a bit more in the kitty for the leveller.

    35Mhz? Tell me that's a typing error Rich...
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    Post  Tom(ADMIN) on Sun Jan 30, 2011 10:09 pm

    If it's an Optic you can buy a 40Mhz module to replace the 35Mhz one...
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    Post  Mr2Rich on Sun Jan 30, 2011 10:43 pm

    I have Emailed the seller and told him that the unit is not for me ( I havent sent any payment as yet)I have offered him I would pay for hes ebay fees.
    I have sent a email to Sussex models to ask when they will be getting the Tx in so I can get one of those, Also emailed mike for a leveller as their is no price and no way of paying on hes site.

    Will buy the last few bits tomorrow when I get in from work.

    Thanks for the quick replys about my blonde moment ( I thought when you said 27 - 40mhz that you could use the ones inbetween also. I some how completly didnt read it right and thought 35 would be fine..O well atleast I caught it when I did )

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    Post  Tom(ADMIN) on Mon Jan 31, 2011 8:16 am

    That was a bit of luck Rich, glad you're sorted out now...SMC will look after you, I get a fair bit of stuff from them and can recommend them highly.

    We all have blonde moments mate...I seem to get more and more every day. Must be getting old...
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    Post  Mr2Rich on Mon Jan 31, 2011 4:48 pm

    Well I have payed for all the goodies so know I have to wait on delivery of the items then start my build thread I went for the complete kit from sussex models as they have no idaer when the TX will be in stock as they cant seem to get hold of any from their supplier.

    Hope it comes soon 8)
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    As they say in all the best silly TV programmes..."proper job"!!
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    Post  Mr2Rich on Fri Feb 04, 2011 4:06 pm

    Hi guys just thought I would give you an update, Well I may know the reason why you dont see many of the dragon shark sub's any were as they are really bad at customer service. IT is shocking. I have been trying to reach arkmodels to see if they got my payment ok and when would they start shipping? It has been 4 days and I havent heard any thing from them after 2 emails to try and find out when..... So I might have to get a refund from paypal as it seems they arnt interested after they get your money. I will wait till monday untill I do any thing ( that would be 1 week after payment)....

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    Post  Mr2Rich on Mon Feb 07, 2011 4:42 pm

    Hi guys just an update

    Well I have E-mailed all of their know address and still no responce.I have bought from Japan and China many thimes in the past and never had this much aggro. I think I will be sending them one last E-mail stating if I dont hear from them in 24hrs I will contact paypal for a full refund.

    The most annoying thing is when I was asking them for info/prices of items they were responding with in 12hrs, know they have my cash they seem like they just dont care!!

    I think this is fair after 1 week on constant emails and no reply from them. Or do you think I am being a bit harsh?

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    Post  Tom(ADMIN) on Mon Feb 07, 2011 5:11 pm

    I've never had much dealings with Ark Models, I did make an enquiry once about buying a boat from them, and I was inundated with emails and invoices and quotes...I only asked for a carriage cost quotation!

    It does seem a bit iffy though for them not to have answered an email. I'd give them another 24 hours, and then email one more time asking for confirmation of your order and payment confirmation, plus an expected delivery date. Give them a further 24 hours to reply, then think about going to paypal.

    Just my opinion, of course...



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    Re: Hello A Few Starter Questions

    Post  Guest on Mon Feb 07, 2011 5:48 pm

    Don't forget it is the Chinese new year, a lot of places I deal with are closed at the moment


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    Post  Mr2Rich on Mon Feb 07, 2011 5:57 pm

    I know it is Chinese New Year is on 3rd Feb this year but it is the 7th today/8th in china so 4 days after they still celebrating?? I know they have a a few days were they do some differnt things, ie

    Second Day of the New Year

    The second day of the new year is usually for visiting the family of the wife if a couple is married. A large feast is also typically held on the second day of the new year.

    Seventh Day of the New Year
    The seventh day traditionally is known as the common man's birthday, the day when everyone grows one year older. It is also the day when tossed fish salad, yusheng, is eaten. People get together to toss the colourful salad and make wishes for continued wealth and prosperity.

    15th Day of the New Year - Lantern Festival

    The New Year celebrations ended on the 15th of the First Moon with the Lantern Festival. On the evening of that day, people carried lanterns into the streets to take part in a great parade. Young men would highlight the parade with a dragon dance. The dragon was made of bamboo, silk, and paper, and might stretch for more than hundred feet in length. The bobbing and weaving of the dragon was an impressive sight, and formed a fitting finish to the New Year festival.

    Do they work inbetween?

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    Post  Guest on Mon Feb 07, 2011 6:03 pm

    Back log of emails/questions ect ect all take time to answer...................... I don't know, just trying to be helpful, wish I hadn't bothered now
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    Re: Hello A Few Starter Questions

    Post  Mr2Rich on Mon Feb 07, 2011 6:16 pm

    Back log of emails/questions ect ect all take time to answer...................... I don't know, just trying to be helpful, wish I hadn't bothered now

    I didnt mean to offend you MMB, I only know that here in england my friends celebrate those days and I have no idear in China do they work inbetween those dates? Or is it like are Christmas were we have a week off? As you said you deal with people over that side of the world I just wanted to know when would you expect to hear back from your clients/suppilers??

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    Post  david f on Tue Feb 08, 2011 10:51 am

    A key chain camera. My what will they think of next!

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