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Old 02-18-2011, 11:32 PM   #1
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Default SE5a from Hobbyking ?

Has anyone any experience with the Hobbyking SE5a that is about $95 dollars ?

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Old 02-19-2011, 02:26 AM   #2
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If the shipp'in ain't to bad I'd say go for it! good look'in bird as well,
I've got a GP SE5a that flys very well but this one's Big,, bubsteve

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Old 02-19-2011, 02:39 AM   #3
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a little dress'in up and some wing-wires to stiff'in her up a might would set her off well,
A tail skid on her ( a wheel back there for better ground handle'in )looks needed,
The cowls not very scale but other than that she's only 98$ RTF which is less that a BP profile ARF! bubsteve

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Old 02-19-2011, 03:25 AM   #4
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Yes I love my GP SE5a , and this HK is a larger biplane , 43.3" WS , and the covering job looks super , so even if it is not very close to a SE5a in looks , it is a $95 dollar arf biplane , but I wonder about all the details of the plane ?
We all know that the GP bipes are flyers , and have reviews to research them if we want to . I have not purchased ANYTHING from HK , myself .
Hope someone here buys one and reviews it so we would know about it .
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And if you get one and crash it , send it to degreen so we can really find out all about it

And now I see that HK has the 43.3" WS and a 55.4" WS also .



Now I am really wondering now
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they got it at the USA warehouse as well,,
Flight pack's cheap as well,, they say standard servos but I see they have 9 gramers down the page,,bubsteve

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Old 02-19-2011, 04:33 AM   #6
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Look at the photos , one size has some decent looking ailerons . and the other has some really small ailerons ??
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the one with the small ones is the 50"+ wingspan one ,,the 42" one have biggons,,bubsteve

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The top wing on one of them seems to be shrt also. I have bought electronics from Hobbyking and have had good luck. Flitetest.com does reviews for Hobbyking stuff. Maybe they'll do one soon.

Flying is just a question of money. How high would you like to go?
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Anybody have this plane, I'd like to hear your thoughts on it.
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Originally Posted by mgrande11 View Post
Anybody have this plane, I'd like to hear your thoughts on it.
Haven't heard anything,,,surprizing
I may have to get one if the shipp'in ain't to bad bubsteve

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Old 05-19-2011, 03:16 AM   #11
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A bit off topic for a quick q&a re hobbyking. I just ordered for the first time from them.Order was 27.00 and in a checked box they showed 30% USD customs. My order is being shipped to Canada as a gift. I sent them a quickie question and the girl mentioned it would show as customs value 2.7..
What experiences have you had when your parcel arrives...
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Old 05-19-2011, 10:46 PM   #12
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I think they make all there $ shipping as they think a prop is 50-60 gram's, bubsteve

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Old 05-20-2011, 12:39 AM   #13
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I went to buy a plane from them, but when I saw the cost of shipping I decided to empty my cart. Your right Steve kinda like buying on ebay you get over charged for the shipping they can make a quick buck of the shipping cost.
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Well the shipping was 3.99 from HK to mid Canada so I didn't think that was bad at all..It was the customs declaration % I didn't understand 10,20,30 40 etc%. Oh well I'll find out sometime down the road. Thnx
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The customs declaration % is what you want to have shown to customs. 30% declaration means only paying 30% of what you should be paying to customs. In Canada we don't have to worry too much about it cause toys and hobby equipment are exempt from duty.

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How are you getting shipping that cheap! I added it to my cart and went to check out the shipping and plane came to Your Total $158.65. the plane costs$74.41 the shipping is 84.00 to my house.Double check cause you cant get a prop shipped that cheap.
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This is the one I want to buy I have been eyeballing this for a while. This one will be in the near future I hope. I have boght from them a couple of times and have been happy with the quality of the ARF's.

http://www.generalhobby.com/se5a-ele...ane-p-102.html
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Thanks for the info.. I ordered 2 orangex rx's @7.00ea and 1 sat rx..at 11.83.Shipping for 0-100gms showed 3.99 registered..i had to add min 10% customs and total came 30.?? usd. I paid with M/c as I don't have a paypal acct..havent checked M/C yet but was notified this am that my order was shipped from their warehouse yesterday with tracking #. Must be on the slow boat as it says up to 45 days...maybe shipped on an old post WW1 100mph postal plane...
Sorry if I side tracked this thread it was just a Hobbyking inquiry..
Speaking of the SE5a I will make some inq's in the Electrifly thread re that plane..but keep an eye on this one as the the build of it.
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Originally Posted by gramps2161 View Post
This is the one I want to buy I have been eyeballing this for a while. This one will be in the near future I hope. I have boght from them a couple of times and have been happy with the quality of the ARF's.

http://www.generalhobby.com/se5a-ele...ane-p-102.html
She a big'in at 5Lbs+,, nice look'in too!!bubsteve

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Steve it will make a nice X-Mas present just have to sell the idea to the wife, and keep on her good side.
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