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Re: Another Brushless perkasa... and some more brushless advice...
« Reply #25 on: October 02, 2012, 07:31:12 PM »

Ways around the customs problem if you look carefully when going though the checkout process. Ordered plenty of stuff from hobbyking and yet to be charged.

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Re: Another Brushless perkasa... and some more brushless advice...
« Reply #26 on: October 02, 2012, 08:42:23 PM »

Care to share the knowledge?
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Re: Another Brushless perkasa... and some more brushless advice...
« Reply #27 on: October 02, 2012, 09:24:38 PM »

I thought I just did.

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Re: Another Brushless perkasa... and some more brushless advice...
« Reply #28 on: October 03, 2012, 12:09:58 AM »

I may be being blind, but all I see during checkout about customs is this bit highlighted....



No options to change anything...?
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Re: Another Brushless perkasa... and some more brushless advice...
« Reply #29 on: October 03, 2012, 01:05:28 AM »

Go back to step 2 and look more carefully.

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Re: Another Brushless perkasa... and some more brushless advice...
« Reply #30 on: October 07, 2012, 09:02:31 PM »

Had some fun with the un-known brushless motor today, uploaded some videos here:

http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=39687.0
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Re: Another Brushless perkasa... and some more brushless advice...
« Reply #31 on: November 04, 2012, 02:29:52 AM »

I finally got my order from HobbyKing today, did get caught by customs, and with Royal Mail giving themselves 8 I had to pay 20. But that still brought the total for all these items and postage and customs charges to about 92!


The 2 motors for the MTB are really tiny, about the size of a 280 brushed motor, the other motor for the green boat is HUGE! Here's a pic of everything I got, and theres a 50p piece to give an idea of scale...


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Re: Another Brushless perkasa... and some more brushless advice...
« Reply #32 on: November 04, 2012, 09:26:47 AM »

are there some bits missing? what about esc's for the mtb and what are the batteries for?
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Re: Another Brushless perkasa... and some more brushless advice...
« Reply #33 on: November 04, 2012, 10:22:47 AM »

Please excuse me for butting in Bikerdude, but having never made a purchase from Hobbyking, could you advise what other costs are incurred when buying from the states / abroad e.g. postage, duty payable, or surcharges of any sort that could affect the total cost?  Am always a tad wary of the hidden bits  %) {-)

                        Regards, Tony.

I have bought a lot of kit from Hobbyking and provided it doesnt need to
be posted in a big box the postage charges are very good.

typical order
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Code                   Description                                                       Qty   STATUS   
RB20A-ESC          HobbyKing Red Brick 20A ESC                        2    Reserved   
OR3-0201-6BP     EDF55 with 4300kv Motor Assembled                1    Reserved   
OR3-204-4BP       EDF65 with 2730kv Motor Assembled                   1    Reserved   
HK401B               Hobby King 401B AVCS Digital Head Lock Gyro      1    Reserved   
26g Servo           Turnigy Digital high torque bearing servo 26            1    Reserved
   
Shipment             International (Registered) Air Mail 201-300g $6.99
Taxes                  $0.00
Total                   $68.34
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by the way I recommend the redbrick ESCs although they are forwards only

bikerdude999
I must have been lucky - I didn't get done for customs/import charges on any
of the five orders I've placed with HobbyKing (hope I haven't spoken too soon!)

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Re: Another Brushless perkasa... and some more brushless advice...
« Reply #34 on: November 04, 2012, 10:49:58 AM »

Are these items not available in the UK branch of Hobbyking?...
 

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=25986
 

Regarding Customs Duty....I think you will find that UPS/Fedex/Parcel Force etc automatically apply the duty. If it is sent via the Local Post Office in the country of origin, you rarely have to pay customs duty.
 

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Re: Another Brushless perkasa... and some more brushless advice...
« Reply #35 on: November 04, 2012, 11:05:18 AM »

yep got stung the other day when I ordered a mini camera from ebay for my dad.

Camera acost 27.00inc postage
duty and "admin fee" 16.83 :(

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Re: Another Brushless perkasa... and some more brushless advice...
« Reply #36 on: November 04, 2012, 05:34:09 PM »

I think it's the amount of packaging they use for the lipo's, needed to be in a box, had I ordered just the ESC, motors and and low voltage warning things, I probably would've away without charges, I think in future I'll get the motors and bits from HK but buy batteries from the UK.


No nothing missing from the picture, I've got a couple of ESC's on order from elsewhere for the MTB, no rush though as it's a bit late in the year for me to be down to lake testing boats and I still need to fit out the inside of the hull with motor mounts, battery holders, servomounts....


I'll resurrect this thread when it's on the water and put up some videos of how it goes, hopefully pretty quick...
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