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Re: HobbyKing Aus warehouse is now open !

Post by Grinhill » Nov 01 2010 1:00am

Did anyone take advantage of the NSW warehouse $1 shipping on the weekend just gone? I got a text sent to my phone about it.

Hope they have more offers like that.
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HobbyKing NanoTech in USA warehouse now

Post by mvly » Oct 24 2011 6:59pm

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/stor ... ouse_.html

Looks like I should've waited to buy these. I spend like extra 250 bucks on shipping cost to get my 8 10s5AH Nanotech battery.

maybe someone can benefit from this now that it's in USA warehouse. Save a shitload on shipping!

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Re: HobbyKing NanoTech in USA warehouse now

Post by countermeasure » Oct 25 2011 11:05pm

Hey that's good news.

Which ones did you get?

Thanks.

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Re: HobbyKing NanoTech in USA warehouse now

Post by mvly » Oct 26 2011 12:14am

The exact one i linked, (37V5Ah * 8) but i got it from the chinese warehouse so i paid an extra 300 bucks for the shipping since i could not place it all in one order. I had to split it up to multiple orders.

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Re: HobbyKing NanoTech in USA warehouse now

Post by texaspyro » Oct 28 2011 6:49pm

I was talking to a friend who is heavily into RC helicopters. He bought some of the original NanoTechs and was highly impressed with them. But the current production cells seem to be VERY problem prone... lots of puffing after a few cycles, sagging, etc. Numerous people that he flies with seem to be having the same type of problems. None of them will be buying any more NanoTechs any time soon, if ever. YMMV

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Re: HobbyKing NanoTech in USA warehouse now

Post by liveforphysics » Oct 28 2011 7:23pm

texaspyro wrote:I was talking to a friend who is heavily into RC helicopters. He bought some of the original NanoTechs and was highly impressed with them. But the current production cells seem to be VERY problem prone... lots of puffing after a few cycles, sagging, etc. Numerous people that he flies with seem to be having the same type of problems. None of them will be buying any more NanoTechs any time soon, if ever. YMMV

That's really interesting to hear. I will be over there again a couple weeks, and ask him WTF is up.
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Re: HobbyKing NanoTech in USA warehouse now

Post by geetarboy » Oct 29 2011 12:11am

texaspyro wrote:I was talking to a friend who is heavily into RC helicopters. He bought some of the original NanoTechs and was highly impressed with them. But the current production cells seem to be VERY problem prone... lots of puffing after a few cycles, sagging, etc. Numerous people that he flies with seem to be having the same type of problems. None of them will be buying any more NanoTechs any time soon, if ever. YMMV
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I can attest to that, I bought a set of 4 6s 6000mah nano's back in April and 1 started puffing after 6 or 7 cycles. Now, after about 75 cycles it is almost useless.
Unless of course, it's pregnant and gives birth to a litter of "baby nano's" :mrgreen: ....Then I can go into competition with HOBBY KING 8)

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Re: HobbyKing NanoTech in USA warehouse now

Post by mvly » Oct 29 2011 11:12am

wow, what voltage did you guys drop it to or charge it to? I have my nanotech charged to 4.1V and never below 3.6V. So far after about 10-15 cycles, all 6 have NO sign of puffing. I even keep my Lipo charged ~ 4.1V for weeks without rides and it is still fine. You guys must have done something to it.

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Re: HobbyKing NanoTech in USA warehouse now

Post by geetarboy » Oct 29 2011 11:57am

mvly wrote:wow, what voltage did you guys drop it to or charge it to? I have my nanotech charged to 4.1V and never below 3.6V. So far after about 10-15 cycles, all 6 have NO sign of puffing. I even keep my Lipo charged ~ 4.1V for weeks without rides and it is still fine. You guys must have done something to it.
All 4 were never charged above 4.2 and never discharged below 3.65. I never hit them harder than an 8c discharge rate. 3 of them are fine, just the 1 is defective.

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Re: HobbyKing NanoTech in USA warehouse now

Post by mvly » Oct 29 2011 9:21pm

25% fail rate, I guess that is reasonable. But so far, all the 20 nanotech that came to me are fine so far. Only time will tell if they will puff or do some other crap.

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Re: HobbyKing NanoTech in USA warehouse now

Post by EBJ » Oct 30 2011 1:28am

mvly wrote:25% fail rate, I guess that is reasonable.
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HobbyKing Purchases (Warehouses)

Post by markz » Feb 08 2015 1:24am

I was wondering if there is not a warehouse in my own country, do I have to order from their international warehouse, or can I order from a warehouse that is close by. Like I am in Canada, can I order from USA warehouse?

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Re: HobbyKing Purchases (Warehouses)

Post by mwkeefer » Feb 08 2015 2:00am

Last person I know who tried this was able to order from the East Coast warehouse to Quebec but that was about a year go at a minimum !

-Mike

PS: Alternatively if you wish to place an order form the East Coast Warehouse, have it delivered to my Warehouse (second condo) I can then ship it ground or other up to Canada and mark the crap out of it with REPLACEMENT PARTs likely saving you a ton of import duties and tarriffs.

Some day I'll ask a favor of you (no it won't be illegal, lol)

:)
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