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Kingtech presents the all new T1 sports jet

Old 05-18-2020, 06:48 AM
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I also spoke to Dirk last week and received the same information. I ordered mine late December. Dirk said it was built and ready to ship and gave me the same info. The only thing I'm a little concerned about is the relations between China and the USA. What if the tariff starts again or flights can't happen, etc.? Even though everyone tells me not to, I'm seriously considering paying the extra $600 (Dirk said $900 to ship a T1 UPS at the time but the rates drop weekly). I paid for my PNP T1 with all the bells and whistles. I trust Dirk completely but I'm out $4500+ right now and just worried that things aren't going to get better between China and USA.
Old 05-18-2020, 07:07 AM
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I own a lithium battery business and have the same problems. My shipping quotes just doubled from $500. to $1000. The option to ship by sea has opened up which will cost $400. but take 4 weeks to get here. I will opt for the sea route for my next shipment. The factory tells me that shipping will get back to normal when the pandemic is over. I hope that means another month or two
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A friend has already converted the T1 using a Schubeler 128mm fan on 14s. It fly's well. He will get a better video when he can fly it again.

I will use a jetfan 130mm on 22s which will up the performance level a fair amount.

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Old 05-22-2020, 01:06 PM
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Just out of curiosity, how much does an EDF setup like this cost? Thanks, Tom.
Old 05-22-2020, 03:27 PM
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My Jet fan set up was $1700 and that's with an APD esc that cost $1000. just for that. A flier ESC would be around $350. Total cost for my jet will be close to $5000. RTF and that's with a set of batteries that will give me the equivalent of 3 to 4 years worth of fuel and oil.

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Old 05-22-2020, 05:50 PM
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My Schubeler setup was $1650ish ready to run and $350 for a 14S 10,600 mah flight pack. Their prices on their site include VAT which you have to back out. That is my T1 in the video.
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Thanks for posting in the thread Ken. I'm not sure why I thought your set up was more.
Would love to see another video when you get the chance
Old 05-24-2020, 02:57 AM
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Probably an import tax for sure on value. $2400 jet quickly turns out to be really expensive. Kind of sucks and talk about bad timing. Good luck
Got mine delivered like 2.5 years ago. Way before the virus crap. Sitting in an air conditioned garage awaiting build in maybe 2-5 years not in any hurry whatsoever. These have gone up in value since nobody can get them to the states at any reasonable cost.


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