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Old 08-31-2011, 12:08 AM   #1
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Hi Has anybody bought from this company, if so how did things go?
http://www.leaderhobby.com/product.asp?ID=9394001224294


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PS They have a motor that I bought for only 13.00..I paid $26.00 for.Same motor!!
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Old 08-31-2011, 12:26 AM   #2
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wow,, Good high -c, lipo's on the cheap as well,,,, I'll look some more.. don't know about them, let's hope someone chimes in here,,bubsteve

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Old 08-31-2011, 02:05 AM   #3
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Most all the stuff at that site is sold from China on ebay. I bought a motor on ebay couple of years ago and lost the specs on it they sell the motor here. At least I know what the specs are again. I have run this motor up on a 3 cell and have to admit it is nice and quiet now I can test it out again might put it on a plane I am putting together.
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Old 08-31-2011, 02:19 AM   #4
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Browsing through there, I saw the Green Alpha Kit. an Alphajet. I have to wonder in the specs it says it requires a 4channel xmttr, and a 6ch rcvr.... Not the first time I've seen something like that. LOL!
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Originally Posted by Dbono99 View Post
Hi Has anybody bought from this company, if so how did things go?
http://www.leaderhobby.com/product.asp?ID=9394001224293


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PS They have a motor that I bought for only 13.00..I paid $26.00 for.Saame motor!!
that looks like a nice motor at a great price, use PayPal and you should be ok, its cheap insurance, Take care, Chellie

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Hi All I already purchased the motor from Value Hobby.To me IT looks like the same one specs and all.
Was just wondering about this Company for future purchases..I did E-mail them and got quick responses, but NO real information on the products I was interested in,ESC's that used the Hobby Wing program card..
http://www.valuehobby.com/product_details.php?item_id=564


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Old 09-01-2011, 03:35 AM   #7
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I bought a new transmitter from Leadershobby. It arrived with a great big boot print and corresponding breaks to the case. Took forever to get it sorted out with their customer service. Admittedly the damage was done by their carrier but the system that they use to put it right takes way too long. It took almost three months before I got a working tx. First and last time for me
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Old 09-01-2011, 10:59 AM   #8
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Not such a good starting point for this company..Any body else order from them? Come on lets us know how you made out, GOOD or BAD.."WE" need to know..LOL
How long to ship into the USA??

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IHi All I'm guessing they DON'T do much business in the USA..Too bad. They had some real nice prices. Oh well back to Hobby Partz.
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Old 09-21-2012, 05:41 PM   #10
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I bought a new transmitter from Leadershobby. It arrived with a great big boot print and corresponding breaks to the case. Took forever to get it sorted out with their customer service. Admittedly the damage was done by their carrier but the system that they use to put it right takes way too long. It took almost three months before I got a working tx. First and last time for me
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I seriously doubt that.

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Old 09-21-2012, 06:13 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by Dbono99 View Post
IHi All I'm guessing they DON'T do much business in the USA..Too bad. They had some real nice prices. Oh well back to Hobby Partz.
THanks Dan
Leaders hobby has Miami and LA warehouses. The selection is limited but stuff gets there quickly.

I've ordered a couple EMP motors and they are good. Ordering from China warehouse is like Hobbyking : You pay your money and take your chances. Return shipping is too expensive to make most claims worth it.

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I am wondering this. Why take the risk? Order from a good company like Todd's Models, Value Hobby, or Heads Up RC and you don't have to worry.

And this is another question I always ask. Tell us what you want and we'll find a good source for it.

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Old 09-23-2012, 04:20 AM   #13
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Originally Posted by Murocflyer View Post
I am wondering this. Why take the risk? Order from a good company like Todd's Models, Value Hobby, or Heads Up RC and you don't have to worry.

And this is another question I always ask. Tell us what you want and we'll find a good source for it.

Frank
I agree there are more and more places right here in the USA with competative prices and real customer service. I have had a very positive experience with Heads Up so far. Also their prices are almost as good as the Hong Kong dealers but the shipping is dirt cheap so it winds up costing about the same. What's not to like?

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Old 09-25-2012, 03:54 PM   #14
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I also have been thinking about ordering from them due to the prices of course. See my last post about going fishing....it's all a game. They dangle a worm and we bite if we're hungry enough. Suks to be on a fixed income budget.

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Old 09-25-2012, 04:29 PM   #15
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I also have been thinking about ordering from them due to the prices of course. See my last post about going fishing....it's all a game. They dangle a worm and we bite if we're hungry enough. Suks to be on a fixed income budget.

I saw that and your right but that's half the fun of fishing right?

I have bought from Leaders about a dozen times now, mostly motors and ESC's and have not had any big problems. I did have one order where the servos I ordered went out of stock. They sent me an Email right away and offered me the choice of selecting a different servo, a refund, or credit. I took the refund and it showed up the next day so I have no complaints with them.

But like all Chinese hobby stores I cover my backside by using PayPal because you just never know.

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Yeah I know..I use PP with AmExp as payment. AmEx may cost a little more but they take care of you like no other. Double manufacturers warranty also. Anything happens to your item they take care of it.....don't know about fly and crash but if you drop it and break on the way into your house they cover it.

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Hobby Partz customer service sucks..too

I ordered a Tacon 60 motor from them awhile back for a plane I bought at notro planes (the same company) I finally got the plane together a few weeks later and found the prop adapter supplied with the motor was defective. The treads were cut wrong and it was over 40 thousands out of true, making the motor worthless. I called them and was told after 40 minuets on hold that I needed to talk to tech support. Not being able to hold another 40 min, I put in an email ticket. After a week I put in another ticket. after another 5 days I called again waited another 30 min and the guy couldn't hear me. I decided to try their online chat and finaly ended up with a guy who told me they didn't stock the part and I'de have to buy a new motor.
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