|What’s the difference between RTF, ARF, and KIT?|
The main difference is what is included in the package. Since there are no set parameters for packaging options in this hobby, different manufacturers may vary their definitions of what is included.
KIT indicates that all the foam pieces along with the crucial components of aesthetic appearance are included in the package. Some on-board electronics may be included with a KIT such as the electric retracts and will be noted on the specifications of the model. Note that this packaging option is recommended for advanced individuals with knowledge in customizing their onboard electronic components or for those not intending to fly this model.
ARF indicates that all the foam pieces along with the crucial components of aesthetic appearance and electronic components are included with the exception of the battery, balance charger, and radio system (transmitter and receiver). Most on-board electronics are pre-installed by the manufacturer. Note that this packaging option is recommended for those who already own a radio system, battery and balance charger.
RTF includes all the foam pieces along with the crucial components of aesthetic appearance, electronic components, battery, balance charger and radio system unless noted otherwise. Most on-board electronics are pre-installed by the manufacturer. Note that this packaging option is recommended for beginners or first-time pilots. Be aware of balance charger accessories that are not included (wall adapters usually sold separately). Advanced models with the RTF option may or may not come with a battery or charger. Please read the ‘Package Includes’ area carefully under the item’s for clarification of what is included with the package.
Does RC Jet also sell RTF?
Yes! You can order most ARF model also as RTF. These comes with standard and basic transmitters. They have good quality but we want to give you the opportunity to make your own choices concerning radio equipment based on your (future) demands.
What does EDF means?
Electric Ducted Fan
What is the reason for the price differences between the US, China and Europe?
It is clear that high end / high quality has a price but why are prices lower in China or the US? Mainly VAT and Transport. Lets illustrate with an example buying a plane in China or US and ship it to the BENELUX (besides the shipping costs there are other costs as well):
HSD F16 105mm, [ (price 799,90$ + 125$ shipping) x 4,7% import rights based on TARIC 95030070] x 21% VAT = 1172$
1172$ = 1100€ +13€ Custom fees = 1113€ for HSD F16 105mm EDF.
With us 999€ including VAT.
I find various prices on the internet for the same product?
LX and HSD are keeping improving their products. So per existing model there are 2 or 3 updates since technology is always moving.
Also there is the choice concerning the quality of the landing gears, servo’s( plastic or metal), motors, EDF (plastic or metal), speed controllers and other electronics.
With us you buy the latest version of the model containing the highest quality of electronics. So make sure at which model you look when you are searching the internet. The standard version verse the upgraded version. Also make sure you have the most recent update. The first versions are sold much cheaper.
Can I buy the standard version of the models with RC Jet?:
Yes you can. Altough we wan’t to sell the highest quality of the models it is also possible to order the standard equipt version. Ask us for the price since only the most expensive versions are published on the site.
How do they make a foamy jet?
Watch this movie.
Is a foam jet strong and rigid?
Yes! Due the latest technology they are very strong and also much better developed to give them a beautiful finish.
Watch this movie.