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Old 07-29-2015, 12:43 PM   #41
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This reminds me of when Vaterra had those Kemora's for 90$ rtr.. they sold them like candy then one day gone!
These knockoffs are the same thing.. they produce a bunch.. sell them off then thats it..
They mentioned having hpi apache knockoffs and Wraith knock offs.. but they arent available anymore.
just my thought..
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Old 07-29-2015, 01:17 PM   #42
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This reminds me of when Vaterra had those Kemora's for 90$ rtr.. they sold them like candy then one day gone!
These knockoffs are the same thing.. they produce a bunch.. sell them off then thats it..
They mentioned having hpi apache knockoffs and Wraith knock offs.. but they arent available anymore.
just my thought..
I can see your reasoning, but I sooooo hope you're wrong. I've seen Horizon do it many times though. The MRC Pro went from a $200 roller to a $60 bargain in a matter of days a few years back. Wish I would have caught on then and bought a few more. Is it time to start stocking up on the "must have" type items for the TH as well?
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Old 07-30-2015, 09:26 AM   #43
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Has anyone besides Exocaged and I ordered a Clone Twin Hammers? and if so.. have you received it ? lol
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Old 07-31-2015, 09:34 AM   #44
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how much longer till it arrives?
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Old 07-31-2015, 10:55 AM   #45
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Have you guys seen the such and sc based on the same chassis?I'd be interested to see if vaterra stuff fits this rig
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Old 07-31-2015, 10:57 AM   #46
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I got mine from gearbest about a week ago.

as far as I can tell, it's an OEM chassis, or an damn good clone, aside from the plastic shocks.

the 4pl looking radio works great, the steering servo is a bit slow but it fine for how fast it is...

shifting is perfect.

only issue were the shocks. the fronts only had a few drops and the rears were only filled half way. I put 60wt in the front and 10wt in the rear... very smooth now. the pistons are weird.
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Old 07-31-2015, 10:57 AM   #47
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im still waiting on a tracking number.. what i have says it left the ware house and thats it..
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Old 07-31-2015, 10:58 AM   #48
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I originally made a thread on rctech, but like someone else mentioned, it's been removed from banggood and gearbest.

WL Toys XK K949 -- Twin Hammers Clone/Copy - R/C Tech Forums
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Old 07-31-2015, 10:59 AM   #49
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Worst video ever to show off a product. 1st video I found good luck.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-UbI...e_gdata_player
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Old 07-31-2015, 11:02 AM   #50
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Worst video ever to show off a product. 1st video I found good luck.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-UbI...e_gdata_player
the k949 looks like a much better clone with the 2 spd... don't get the Feiyue
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Old 07-31-2015, 11:04 AM   #51
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oh, another weird thing is the esc has a built-in receiver, which sucks because I REALLY like the radio. I'd like to find some receivers but have had no luck. maybe it will bind to a flysky.
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Old 07-31-2015, 11:07 AM   #52
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Looks fun to me in this video...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNvu...e_gdata_player
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I'll stick with my yeti.
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Old 07-31-2015, 12:20 PM   #54
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yeti for $107?
i just ordered it because if it does end up being a th.. i can say..Only paid $107 for an RTR TW Clone! LOL
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yeti for $107?
i just ordered it because if it does end up being a th.. i can say..Only paid $107 for an RTR TW Clone! LOL
aliexpress still has the k949 listed

Shop k949 online - Buy k949 for unbeatable low prices on AliExpress.com
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I understand wanting cheaper price rc, but then people complain that the RC that they like is clearanced out cheep, then no more. Buying from Vaterra or whatever company is the original seller of the RC helps insure that it stays around for a long time, not a flash in the pan, companies have to show profit and if a product does not sell well, then it's discontinued.

...then everybody will complain that their favorite RC is not available anymore and parts are hard to find...wtf???
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Makes sense. Never thought of it that way.
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oh, another weird thing is the esc has a built-in receiver, which sucks because I REALLY like the radio. I'd like to find some receivers but have had no luck. maybe it will bind to a flysky.
All those options on the screen are exactly whats on the GT3c radio. See if it binds up to that flysky RX and post up please.

How many have ordered from Aliexpress successfully?

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All those options on the screen are exactly whats on the GT3c radio. See if it binds up to that flysky RX and post up please.

How many have ordered from Aliexpress successfully?
I've ordered many things from Aliexpress... just like ebay, you need to check the seller's feedback, and only pay by paypal. Paypal will always protect your purchase.

Thanks for the heads up on the GT3c, I'll order a receiver.
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I understand wanting cheaper price rc, but then people complain that the RC that they like is clearanced out cheep, then no more. Buying from Vaterra or whatever company is the original seller of the RC helps insure that it stays around for a long time, not a flash in the pan, companies have to show profit and if a product does not sell well, then it's discontinued.

...then everybody will complain that their favorite RC is not available anymore and parts are hard to find...wtf???
Vaterra may be the original seller, but I doubt they designed and manufacture the twin hammers. If you know how MOST of the companies operate, they almost all deal with LARGE OEM designers/Manufacturers that make products, and companies like Vaterra slap their name on it.

Losi Desert Buggy is made by OEM Himoto

Associated Prolite is made by Thunder Tiger

80% of all compact digital cameras are made by Sanyo.

My GF is a clothing designer for a HUGE OEM manufacturer here in Socal... Dockers, for example buys from them and just put their label on.

I guess my point is, If these online sellers can make money from this buggy, which is about $185 shipped, is it really fair to the consumer for Vaterra to charge $449 for the Twin Hammers?

Maybe if some of these companies weren't so greedy, and priced it more in line with what you're actually getting, these clones wouldn't be on the market.

I've always wanted a Twin Hammers, but NOT for $449.

Don't get me wrong, I'm not a cheap bastard. I will pay the money if I think it's worth it... I have a DJI Inspire 1 and a Phantom 3 pro... both those together cost $4100

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