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Old 01-14-2009, 05:35 PM
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I would like to welcome Heads UP RC to Wattflyer. Heads UP RC has gratiously joined us and will be monitoring this forum to support WattFlyer members.

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Heads Up RC is a family owned company located near Ashland, Wisconsin. We began selling RC products on eBay in April 2006, and have grown steadily by providing quality products at reasonable prices, with low shipping fees, and top notch customer service. We have maintained an excellent feedback rating on eBay, and have shipped over 99% of all orders on the same day or the next business day. We intend to provide the same great service here in our new Web store. Please feel free to contact us with comments or questions.

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We accept online orders only, and we prefer to communicate by email. You may contact us by phone at (715) 203-4250 if you feel it's necessary.

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Old 01-14-2009, 05:54 PM
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Jeff,

Great to have you on board! You are a stellar vendor, always providing INCREDIBLE service at a great price!
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Old 01-14-2009, 06:21 PM
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Welcome! My checking account and Heads UP RC have been friends for a few years now. Looking forward to many more -
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Old 01-14-2009, 09:37 PM
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Welcome Jeff!

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Old 01-14-2009, 10:35 PM
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My two cents.........Jeff is great and very, very helpful!!! Welcome!!
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Old 01-14-2009, 10:47 PM
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I agree completely. In my endeavor to return to RC Jeff has answered emails promptly as well being extremely helpful and informative even with a whole host of questions I had for him.
Super guy, reasonable prices, and GREAT shipping costs.
What more can you ask.
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Old 01-15-2009, 12:36 AM
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WOW Jeff, getting up in the world with your own forum!! Welcome!!
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Welcome aboard Jeff.
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Old 01-15-2009, 02:04 AM
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Jeff's the Best!!!!! bub, steve
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Old 01-15-2009, 02:09 AM
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Jeff, thanks for the last email. Have you got that inrunner for the easy* yet? Himax has a drop in (2815-2000) just checking. I may go with a inrunner conversion sleeve I saw on RCG I think, but it will allow you to run any outrunner, so you will get my motor money either way. Welcome to your WF forum.
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Old 01-15-2009, 11:13 PM
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Just to add a little more. I made my first order of things recommended by Jeff on Sunday night (11th) and recieved the parts from him today. Three days to see the order process it and get it to my door pretty good I think.

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Old 01-17-2009, 08:24 PM
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Wow, it's great having my #1 supply house right here on my #1 RC site! I'll be placing an order with ya as soon as the UBEC's are back in stock. Good luck in the new year Jeff.
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Old 01-17-2009, 08:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Relsom View Post
Wow, it's great having my #1 supply house right here on my #1 RC site! I'll be placing an order with ya as soon as the UBEC's are back in stock. Good luck in the new year Jeff.
...Chris
I was just about to send an email asking about the UBEC's. Any idea when they may be coming in Jeff?
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Old 01-17-2009, 09:44 PM
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Originally Posted by smokejohnson View Post
I was just about to send an email asking about the UBEC's. Any idea when they may be coming in Jeff?
I haven't seen Jeff respond in this thread. It was an announcement from Mike if I read it right.

Try emailing him he answers quickly.. Link . [email protected]

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Old 01-17-2009, 10:32 PM
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Welcome onboard Jeff Glad to have you here finally Take care, Chellie
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Old 01-18-2009, 03:43 PM
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Originally Posted by C130 Load View Post
I haven't seen Jeff respond in this thread. It was an announcement from Mike if I read it right.

Try emailing him he answers quickly.. Link . [email protected]

Emailed Jeff about that yesterday. He says they're about 10 days out on the UBECs.

...Chris

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Old 01-18-2009, 04:02 PM
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I just received a PM from one of the moderators asking if I had seen this thead. Wow! I wasn't expecting so many responses!!! Also, I thought that I was automatically subscribed, and I hadn't received any email notifications for new posts, so I assumed all was quiet here. I'm really sorry for the delay in responding.

Thank you all for the very warm welcome. Wattflyer members have been very kind to me, and I appreciate all the support you've shown.

I'll try to be prompt and helpful in my replies here, and I will appreciate your advice or honest criticism of my business.
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Old 01-18-2009, 04:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Relsom View Post
Emailed Jeff about that yesterday. He says they're about 10 days out on the UBECs.

...Chris
That's correct. My supplier says that the 3A UBECs will be shipped sometime this week, and I usually receive them in about 4 or 5 days.
For those of you not familiar with ESCs and UBECs, here's the information provided in the listing:

3 Amp UBEC - Universal Battery Elimination Circuit

This3 amp Universal Battery Elimination Circuit (UBEC) is a 'switch mode' DC regulator that takes the high voltage (up to 23 volts) of the main battery pack and converts it to a consistant and safe 5 or 6 volts (selectable) for your receiver and servos. A UBEC is needed if the Electronic Speed Control (ESC) being used for the motor does not have a built in Battery Elimination Circuit (BEC), or if the BEC of the ESC is inadequate to power the number and/or size of servos being used.
Using a 3A UBEC is a safer way to go on large models for the following reasons:
1. Most built-in BEC circuits are 1 to 2 amp 'linear mode' circuits which are only useful for 2 or possibly 3 standard size servos when using a 3 cell Lipo battery. If you use more servos, or a higher voltage battery pack, you will almost certainly overload the BEC, causing a crashed model.
2. In an ESC with a built-in BEC, excessive heat generated in the ESC by the current draw of the motor and/or BEC can cause total loss of power to the receiver/servos, resulting in a crashed model. The chance of total loss of power is greatly reduced when a separate receiver battery pack or UBEC is used. If the ESC overheats and shuts down (no power to the motor), you will still have power to the receiver/servos, and will be able to maintain control of the model.
The UBEC is connected directly to the main battery pack of an electric model, the same as the ESC. In fact, the power input wires of the UBEC are often spliced into the power input wires of the ESC. The power output wires of the UBEC have a receiver connector on them, and this is usually plugged into any open channel of the receiver. If the ESC being used has a built in BEC, that BEC must be disabled when using a UBEC. To disable the BEC of an ESC, simply disconnect the red wire on the receiver plug of the ESC.

Also, I'd like you all to know that I will be adding a line of Electronic Speed Controls that have a built-in 3A 'switchmode' battery elimination circuit. I expect to be selling a 40A version in about 2 weeks, and I will eventually be adding other sizes as well. A
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Old 01-18-2009, 04:16 PM
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Jeff,

Glad to have you aboard. Do you have a problem with people posting product questions in new threads in this forum? Things like "I am getting such-and-such a plane, what setup do you recommend?"
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Old 01-18-2009, 04:28 PM
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Originally Posted by gfdengine204 View Post
Jeff,

Glad to have you aboard. Do you have a problem with people posting product questions in new threads in this forum? Things like "I am getting such-and-such a plane, what setup do you recommend?"
No problem at all. In fact, that would be very helpful, as I could refer customers to the forum thread where I answered questions about power systems for the model that they are asking about.
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Old 01-18-2009, 06:13 PM
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I must'a got the Last UBEC Jeff had, HaHaaa! But their good ones and don't get extra hot like my HC El-Cheapo I got a while back, bub, steve
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Old 01-18-2009, 09:45 PM
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Originally Posted by all_up_in_the_air View Post
No problem at all. In fact, that would be very helpful, as I could refer customers to the forum thread where I answered questions about power systems for the model that they are asking about.
Kinda my thought as well.
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Old 01-19-2009, 12:44 AM
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Jeff is perfect for that.....I send him plane info all the time and he comes back with a motor match from his selection. Unfortunately I had pulled the trigger and bought one lately. Soon Jeff....Soon!!!!
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Old 01-19-2009, 02:25 AM
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Hi Jeff A few Items that us Rcrs are always looking for, is aluminum landing gear, for profile planes and regular rc planes, and wheel axles, 4mm and smaller, this might be a great addition to your store, as you already sell wheels, I have pointed a lot of people to different places to get landing gear for a prolile planes, as not very many vendors carry profile landing gear, it might be a nice nitch market for you, just my 2 cents worth, Take care, Chellie

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Old 01-19-2009, 02:48 AM
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Originally Posted by CHELLIE View Post
Hi Jeff A few Items that us Rcrs are always looking for, is landing gear, for profile planes and regular rc planes, and wheel axles, 4mm and smaller, this might be a great addition to your store, as you already sell wheels, I have pointed a lot of people to different places to get landing gear for a prolile planes, as not very many vendors carry profile landing gear, it might be a nice nitch market for you, just my 2 cents worth, Take care, Chellie
I'll check into adding landing gear next month
Thanks for the input.
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