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Old 09-17-2008, 12:07 AM
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Default Sole Factory Authorized Heng Long Distributor in US

I'd like to take the opportunity to announce that we have just become the only Factory Authorized Distributor of Heng Long tanks in the US.

We are very proud Heng Long has shown enough trust in us to make this decision. Our ability to sell their products and also our track record of support were key components in their decision. "What does this mean for me?" you might ask - We will be working closely with Heng Long to bring you exciting new products. We will compile and present customer feedback to HL engineers, whether it be complaints (hopefully not) or suggestions for product improvements. It's only reasonable to assume that all suggestions may not result in changes being made, but with the compilation of the feedback, it will certainly carry more weight and present a much greater chance of the consumer feedback ending with more positive results. In addition, Heng Long will be providing us with many more replacement parts - parts that are typically not available for sale: stock hulls, turrets, barrels, accessories, etc. Over time, we also anticipate better pricing for us, which directly translates to better consumer pricing.

Of course, you may still see HL products being sold by other vendors in the US for a period of time - these retailers will continue purchasing their products from trading companies in China, not direct from Heng Long.

Thank you all for your continued support. Without you, this would not have been possible.

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Old 09-17-2008, 01:42 AM
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Hobby Havoc Australia was offered this position, but the problem is they say you'll be the only distributor in the country, but will happily continue to supply any and every other retailer out there - at the same wholesale/distributor prices (thus negating any benefit of you being the central supplier)...
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That is awesome news Bill and a dream come true for many of us! Sure first time buyers may try other spots but the educated consumers will have a spot to go! Almost a one stop shop! RCTanWars.com is happy to be working with RCCommand even in the smallest capacity he is doing things right and his hard work has paid off!
Much success and lets all save our lunch money because Santa has come early this year![sm=shades_smile.gif]

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Very cool! I look forward to having a local source for tanks and replacement parts. I hope that wacky's prediction doesn't come true this time. [>:] It would be nice to be able to have a US source for replacement hulls, struts, "snap-on" parts, etc when they break off during use or modelling accidents. []
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Nice going Bill. Keep up the good work. Will be nice to have a full range of replacement parts.
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It is good to have an official distributor working so closely with ppl on this forum, which will be a precious source for suggestions and improvements.
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Nice One Bill Keep up the good work .Sugestion ask heng long to make more channels available 4 just isnt enough tell them to use 40mhz that can use futaba crystals



regards pete
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here's one make the wheels direct bolt on so when you upgrade to metal suspension you dont have to cut them to get them apart how many of you have screwed up a wheel that way .

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great news, Bill. Nice to have a home base. Are you planning stock conversion kits etc ?
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Digital High Five, Bill! Congrats! I will be purchasing my first tank from you next month.
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great news, Bill. Nice to have a home base. Are you planning stock conversion kits etc ?
Thanks, Bill. Too coincidental you typed this as I was sending you a related email.

With regards to conversion kits, in a word, yes. I've been actively pursuing sources for many different parts. We have some of the Imperial line-up enroute, which includes the T34/SU85/SU100 conversion kits. I hope many more to come.

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This is great news Bill, congratulations and keep up the great work.[8D]
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I'd be interested in one of the Sturm-Infanteriegeschutz 33 kit for the PIII chassis Bill.
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here's one make the wheels direct bolt on so when you upgrade to metal suspension you dont have to cut them to get them apart how many of you have screwed up a wheel that way .

thanks
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Thanks Jimmy. Agreed. Will add to list.

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Nice One Bill Keep up the good work .Sugestion ask heng long to make more channels available 4 just isnt enough tell them to use 40mhz that can use futaba crystals



regards pete
Good suggestion, Pete. Thanks.

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Thanks to everyone so far that have posted and emailed their well wishes. I don't want all of you to be inundated with subscription notifications for my individual responses of gratitude so I'll sum up my thanks here for future well wishes as well. I will continue to monitor the thread, pm's and emails for your suggestions and will take appropriate action with each. Keep 'em coming.

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I'd be interested in one of the Sturm-Infanteriegeschutz 33 kit for the PIII chassis Bill.
Thanks J,

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How about they stamp out some steel or aluminum chassis for their tanks?
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I have one more give use a panther tank that is right to scale and looks .

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The spare parts aspect will be fantastic. Hopefully your warehouse will look like this.
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The spare parts aspect will be fantastic. Hopefully your warehouse will look like this.
Nice storage room you have. Me too!
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So what about all the unauthorized ones?!
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I'd rather see it look like this
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Hobby Havoc Australia was offered this position, but the problem is they say you'll be the only distributor in the country, but will happily continue to supply any and every other retailer out there - at the same wholesale/distributor prices (thus negating any benefit of you being the central supplier)...

so was Creepingdeath offered in 2006 and we respectfully declined as it did negate any benefit or advantage much like wacky had said. at the time hl had a quota that we had to purchase. this included some really lame helicopters and trucks. we said the heck with it and we'll manufacture our own stuff.
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