This site is dedicated to the boats listed above. although they are mostly bought through Hobby King they are also available elsewhere.
It was started to take all the uncertainty out of whether to buy these cheap, chinese budget boats and if you did, what might be the pros *& cons?
Clearly a very open, honest and sincere source of reliable info but doesn't make out like it's dealing with anything else but cheap, chinese made rc sailboats.
It's aimed simply at those of us who wish to get into the hobby but with limited funds, or who just want to "test the water", so to speak.
The guys who operate it have also compiled a series of excellent ebooks that are packed with real, first hand information, including a goldmine of prebuy info for those just "looking".
Also interesting to a degree to those already into higher level boats but are just interested as to why so many buy these cheapies, and what do they have to do to them?
The forum itself is very active with over 500 visits per week, on average, and with a worldwide membership contributing daily on all the relevant topics.
A number of earlier participants have actually gone up and invested into the quality Class boats after learning what was needed at the starting level.
The forum doesn't require membership (free, as you would expect) to read all the content but does if you wish to participate.
Have a look.. the average visit time is 6 minutes.. Give it at least 10..