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    american made helicopter

    Are there any good American made helicopters? It seems that they are all made in Asia.
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    RE: american made helicopter

    Minature Aircraft, Avant RC, and Audacity are American companies but mass production and economics what it is, I think you will find most of the parts are made overseas.
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    RE: american made helicopter

    Thanks for the info. I think it is called apartheid. but we call it different these days. I lived in ASIA for 10 years and have seen both ends of that whole economic madness. But I guess we all want cheap parts for our crashes,,,,,,, I just kind of want to patronize American companies, but it seems hard in this particular hobby. Also figure parts will be more available..but that might not be true either.

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    RE: american made helicopter

    Actually, companies like Align and Thunder Tiger have the best parts distribution of any make of helicopter.
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    RE: american made helicopter

    Bergen is American made and supported. I doubt any of their parts are made overseas

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    RE: american made helicopter

    apartheid ???

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    RE: american made helicopter

    apartheid is where they separate people by race or social class or financial class. People take advantage of the lower class by having them work for pennies so the rich can get cheaper helicopter parts! Walmart is the king of apartheid. buying goods made by poor underpaid over worked people who have no better options like in Honduras or china or other third world countries........ I lived over seas for 10 years seen a lot of greed and poverty....Mostly was just a smart remark I made...I think it sucks that we can get parts cheaper over seas than to make them here in America where we don't even have to ship them very far......


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    RE: american made helicopter

    Problem is we here in America won't work for $1.10. If these helis, parts (DVD players, ipods, TVs, on and on and on...) were made by Americans making $8.00+, we would not be willing to pay the $3000+ sticker price for one. We can't it both ways. No one took American jobs, I'm afraid our demand for cheap goods gave them away.



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    apartheid is where they separate people by race or social class or financial class. People take advantage of the lower class by having them work for pennies so the rich can get cheaper helicopter parts! Walmart is the king of apartheid. buying goods made by poor underpaid over worked people who have no better options like in Honduras or china or other third world countries........ I lived over seas for 10 years seen a lot of greed and poverty....Mostly was just a smart remark I made...I think it sucks that we can get parts cheaper over seas than to make them here in America where we don't even have to ship them very far......


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    RE: american made helicopter

    We are moving towards a political discussion, please keep it about helicopters.

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    RE: american made helicopter

    you are absolutely right kentoby. MODERATOR< sorry or the politics,,,,,newbie here,,,

    Ok anyhow I think all in all I am going to get the Gaui 200. Turns out my LHS stocks full parts and it seems the parts are cheap..
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