AVRO ARROW in stock at HK

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AVRO ARROW in stock at HK

New postby retiredVTT on Mon Nov 28, 2011 11:39 am

The fiberglas and balsa AVRO ARROW from HK is back in stock at $99.00, however if you linger on the site for several minutes the price drops to $94.00

This model appears to be the same as was sold in Canada a few years ago for nearly $300 (taxes in)
Shipping on this one comes in at around $45.

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/stor ... duct=15535

The thread on RCG points out a couple of issues...obtaining correct CG is one issue, size of the battery compartment is another.

Of course, at this price, she makes a very interesting coffee table mount..!

(Yes, Virginia..I pulled the trigger on this one..)


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Re: AVRO ARROW in stock at HK

New postby Rob on Mon Nov 28, 2011 1:15 pm

Very tempting, I was looking at it a couple of weeks ago. Is this the same version that Mark used to have?
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Re: AVRO ARROW in stock at HK

New postby retiredVTT on Mon Nov 28, 2011 3:36 pm

I don't think anyone that flies at Shannon has one. One was on display at the Indoor session two weeks ago. Appears to be decent quality for the price. Bungee launch at PLF would be in order for this one.

Whether it flies well or not...I have a thing for the "Arrow"...and consider it's demise along with all plans and hardware a dasterdly execution of government power that should never have been allowed by the people, without a referendum. (see link below, ..end of rant)

http://members.shaw.ca/b.bogdan/Arrow/avro_arrow.htm


So perhaps it will replace my static Citabria..that has hung in the hangar for 35 years, and now awaits electrification...!

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Re: AVRO ARROW in stock at HK

New postby Rob on Mon Nov 28, 2011 4:17 pm

I'm with you on the rant.

I was hoping that HK would have the Canadian warehouse up and running by now for shipping the larger items but it looks like they've taken the blurb about the Canadian and Brazilian warehouses coming soon off their site. So not sure if they are still planning on opening up one here.
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Re: AVRO ARROW in stock at HK

New postby astroflyer on Mon Nov 28, 2011 4:28 pm

not sure if a canadian warehouse would make things any better. we'd have high mailing costs anyway, tax on the canadian mailing cost, and tax on the item. and probably a lot less stock in a warehouse here. not a winner scenario IMHO.

however, one of these days probably gonna have to happen. anyone been following the problems with lipo batteries in the chevy volt cars? that kind of federal attention on lipo fires has got to hurt us one of these days and the only solution might be a warehouse here.
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Re: AVRO ARROW in stock at HK

New postby retiredVTT on Wed Nov 30, 2011 5:58 pm

Holy Crap...(to borrow an expression)...I got a card saying there's a parcel at the PO.

My records indicate this was shipped on 11/25....and this is 11/30...!

FALSE ALARM:..The parcel was from Hong Kong..and it left on OCT 26th...so it was definitely due..!
(turned out to be a replacement touch screen for a laptop, purchased on ebay 10/25/11 with FREE SHIPPING..!)
(free shipping = s-l-o-w shipping..!)

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Re: AVRO ARROW in stock at HK

New postby retiredVTT on Thu Dec 01, 2011 4:28 pm

Ok..here we go...

quote..
1-Dec-2011 Hong Kong - "The item will leave Hong Kong for its destination on 2-Dec-2011"


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Re: AVRO ARROW in stock at HK

New postby retiredVTT on Tue Dec 06, 2011 2:11 am

2011/12/03 10:01 MISSISSAUGA Item processed at postal facility


..closer..!

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Re: AVRO ARROW in stock at HK

New postby trevor on Tue Dec 06, 2011 9:27 pm

woot caqnt wate soon we will have more jets than any outher model :lol:
what do you mean low rates and expo???
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Re: AVRO ARROW in stock at HK

New postby retiredVTT on Wed Dec 07, 2011 1:51 am

2011/12/06 10:45 DARTMOUTH Item processed at local delivery facility


...should be landing later today..

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