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Old 03-31-2010, 11:53 AM
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Default A New "Hobby City/King"?

Here's a vendor that's new to me, RC Timer;
http://www.rctimer.com/
With what appears to be a similar, but less-extensive product line to the HobbyCity/HobbyKing line.
Based (you guessed it!) in Shenzhen City, China, running since 2003, they carry motors, ESCs, servos and many small electronic parts. Didn't see any ARFs or aircraft parts, but some Heli parts.
Apparently (?) shipping is free, it specifies that "All prices include shipping fees". http://www.rctimer.com/index.php?app...site_news&id=7
A few random products and prices;
3.06 gram micro servo, .07 km/cm of torque (6.27 oz/in), $ 4.50 USD.
2826-8 brushless outrunner, 1400 Kv, up to 205 watts on 7" x 4" to 9" x 4.7" prop. 50 grams weight. $ 9.99.
11.1v 2200 mAH 20C LiPo. $ 29.99.
Programmable 30a ESC. $ 9.99.
And bulk Deans knock-offs, balancing chargers, props, etc.
Anybody tried them?
Ron
NOTE; Some readers are experiencing problems with the link provided. The RC Timer company has a page on ebay;
http://stores.ebay.com/RC-Timer

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Old 03-31-2010, 05:08 PM
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Hi Ron
Pleased to meet you
The prices's look very good
Will have to give them a go one day
Thanks for the headsup
Take care
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Old 03-31-2010, 05:40 PM
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I came close to buying a motor from them on ebay. Just look them up on ebay some of the motors you can get even cheaper including shipping off of ebay. No idea as to the quality of their stuff.
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Old 03-31-2010, 05:42 PM
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Hi Ron,

Thanks for this link. Now that I am broke I'll be looking for the best deals out there. I too would like ot hear from anybody who has ordered from them.

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Old 03-31-2010, 06:23 PM
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There's a BIG thread discussing this vendor. Here: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1120983
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Old 03-31-2010, 06:29 PM
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Sounds like they are a good outfit. Finally somebody who might eat Hobby King's lunch.

Or at least steal their french fries!
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Old 03-31-2010, 06:32 PM
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I've bought from them.
Received the product a lot faster than Hobby City too.
No complaints yet.

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Old 03-31-2010, 06:33 PM
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Originally Posted by newjak View Post
There's a BIG thread discussing this vendor. Here: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1120983
Hi
From reading that and it was a long read they are a very good company with a fine record
I will try them out in the immediate future
Take care
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Old 03-31-2010, 06:40 PM
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Originally Posted by newjak View Post
There's a BIG thread discussing this vendor. Here: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1120983
Thanks for the link newjak some good reviews there I have 38 lightning on the way I might try and set it up with their motor's an ESC's.

Free shipping, and great prices tell you what I am about cheap to twmaster.
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Old 03-31-2010, 08:19 PM
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I discovered them last year when searching for 2212-6 2200kv motor alternatives. You can get a motor/30A ESC combo for $22 shipped. Next lowest for the same motor/ESC combo is RCHotDeals at $30. I'm thinking of stocking some of these on my website for the bigger pusher jets and undercut RCHD by a few bucks.

I know some guys that have ordered from them and have been happy with the products.
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Old 04-01-2010, 03:29 AM
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Default Sounds Like A Deal!

Thanks to everyone for the feedback, sounds like they might be worth a try!
Hi Ron
Pleased to meet you
The prices's look very good
Will have to give them a go one day
Thanks for the headsup
Take care
Hank
Hi Hank, good to meet you, too. I guess we have something in common, I was born in New Haven and grew up in West Haven. Did my early aero modeling there, mostly Free Flight and U-Control.
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Old 04-01-2010, 03:39 AM
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Originally Posted by Sky Sharkster View Post
Thanks to everyone for the feedback, sounds like they might be worth a try!

Hi Hank, good to meet you, too. I guess we have something in common, I was born in New Haven and grew up in West Haven. Did my early aero modeling there, mostly Free Flight and U-Control.
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Hi Ron
Small world isnt it
Was borne and raised in milford and when i retired from the US Navy i moved to West Haven right on the shore
Heres a little bit of of CT to bring back some memories
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1214963
I have more videos in my Youtube channel of West haven. take a look when you have a chance and if you feel so inclined
http://www.youtube.com/user/kenchiroalpha1?feature=mhw5
Take care my new friend
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Old 04-01-2010, 04:04 AM
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I just got my first order from RcTimer about three weeks ago. I am very pleased. The 2204-14 motor I purchased is identical to the Suppo motor that I paid over twice the price for from a US vendor. The shipping is free, but they charge an extra 3 percent if you use PayPal. To me it is well worth it. The only thing I didn't care for is that I had to install Mozilla Firefox because Windows Explorer won't work with their website. You can use Explorer to browse the site, but it will not let you go to the checkout to complete your sale. Other than that, my first order went flawlessly. I got my order in about 10 days which I thought was pretty good considering that it was right after the Chinese New Year.
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Old 04-04-2010, 10:49 PM
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yep,I switched over all my parkfliers.I had been using the 24-10's & 2409-18 towerpro bell motors from hc but then found these & am very pleased

Ive got a 28-26 2200kv in the mini-mach delta racer.A 28-26 1400kv in the simplestick.A 28-36 1000kv on the nasty

Im not a numbers guy so I cant give you any stats but I can say the Rc timers run cooler & quiter (I hated the whine of the bells) and have a stronger motor shaft.I'd say there a step-up from the hc bells
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Old 04-05-2010, 08:59 AM
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I've ordered from them several times and have been happy with what I bought. Their packing isn't all that protective though so I'm a little hesitant of ordering something fragile like only ESC's or something like that. All my orders so far have come in those bubble envelopes with the last one being crammed plumb full. So far so good though at this point & time.

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Old 04-07-2010, 07:34 AM
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I've had one of there motors for a few months, it seems very good so far, and last week I ordered 4 of their super strong servos 179 oz/in for $10.50 each, after I test these for a while, they will go into a 10' seaplane I'm working on.
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Old 04-17-2010, 01:39 PM
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LOL check this out, http://bidproduct.com/part/Product_l...20MOTOR_2.html

I have been ordering from Bid Product for years but now I guess they needed a new name.

hobbiesking.com

I just think it is hilarious that they so blatantly rip each other off .
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Old 04-17-2010, 01:58 PM
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Default Hail To The King!

Nice find, Smoke!
That is funny, everyone's a king. Sort of.
What's next, HobbyPrince?
LOL,
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Old 04-17-2010, 02:02 PM
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Question What are the odds...

Wow
I was just checking out some in-runner motors for a speed boat project conversion that was given to me w/radio & everything except a eng./motor. I clicked on the link and what do you suppose is on the opening page?
Yep, the same size in-runner motors that I was already researching on other sites
What are the odds?

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Old 04-17-2010, 04:11 PM
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Guys here is another one....but they are here in the US! Shipping is a flat $5 and I am loving the blue LiPoly batteries. Have not tried the motors yet.

http://www.hobbypartz.com/

The batteries put out very well - only question now is cycles.

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Old 04-17-2010, 04:23 PM
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Mike I ordered a couple of 25 amp ESC's from them and the programming card. Also bought a exceed monster 25 from them shipping is fast. Glad you like the batteries I am looking at them also prices are good.
Go to Nitroplanes and the prices are almost double for the same thing.

Also bought two motors from RCtimer on ebay under another name for 10 bucks free shipping from china. This has saved me a bundle of money dealing with these two vendors and the turn around time is quicker than HK.
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Old 04-25-2010, 03:50 PM
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Tried rctimer but their site is down/gone. Are they still in business?
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Old 04-25-2010, 04:13 PM
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Originally Posted by dbcisco View Post
Tried rctimer but their site is down/gone. Are they still in business?
The site loaded fine for me & I was able to put items in the cart so...I don't have a clue what happened to you. Have you recently changed any filters or maybe downloaded a new malware scan? May want to do a shutdown & bring it back up if it continues. That's worked for me a few times if I had a bunch of windows & tabs open.

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Old 04-25-2010, 04:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Twmaster View Post
Hi Ron,

Thanks for this link. Now that I am broke I'll be looking for the best deals out there. I too would like ot hear from anybody who has ordered from them.

Hey Mike,
That sounds quite similer to me financially.....
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Old 04-25-2010, 04:31 PM
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It finally came up but is slower than heck. Will try again in a few days.
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