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Old 03-29-2010, 10:32 PM
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Lead time on custom Pilot RC scheme?

Hey guys.....Once you have your scheme all figured out , and you get the plane paid for....About how long does it usually take to get a certain plane , covered and then shipped to the states?

I'm in no hurry.....just thinking down the road for a mid summer build , and when i may need to place an order.

Talking 35% bird here as well. What was the cost of the custom scheme and to get it actually shipped here?

Just wanted to know if it would be worth doing it at all , or just order it from Chief.
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Old 03-29-2010, 11:57 PM
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Re: Lead time on custom Pilot RC scheme?

I got my Pilot 37.5% Yak54 in about 8weeks. I had pearl red as one of the colors, so getting that ordered from germany cost about 2 weeks right there. I think 6weeks would in the ballpark.

Tony sent my plenty of pics to be sure the scheme was OK with me.
Incredibly shipping took 3 days from china to phoenix, az!

Shipped out of China on a Tuesday....arrived in LA by thursday....came into PHX on an early morning flight on friday...and DHL delivery guy was at my front door by 9AM.
I don't know how DHL does that....really neat.

Both boxes had no damage, and the internal packing was great.

I didn't use the hardware....got my own dubro stuff. Did use their control horns since the surfaces are already slotted for them.

I got this in Oct'09.
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Old 03-30-2010, 12:00 AM
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Re: Lead time on custom Pilot RC scheme?

Forgot to mention...I paid 1899 for the plane, custom scheme and shipping.
Not sure if Pilot has similar specials now....but the website has generally only shown about extra 100-150 for custom scheme....shipping will probably be 150-200 for a 35% I think....but you can check the pilotRC website.
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Old 03-30-2010, 06:48 AM
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Re: Lead time on custom Pilot RC scheme?

It depends on how busy they are at the time you place your order.
I just ordered a custom scheme 35% Extra 260, and was told it would take about 20 days.
Pricing for custom schemes and shipping are on Pilot R/C's website:
http://www.pilot-rc.us/

Is it worth it? I guess that's a personal decision, but a custom scheme means a lot to me. I love the fact that Pilot R/C offers us a custom scheme for just a little more money.


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Old 03-30-2010, 07:25 AM
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Re: Lead time on custom Pilot RC scheme?

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Hey guys.....Once you have your scheme all figured out , and you get the plane paid for....About how long does it usually take to get a certain plane , covered and then shipped to the states?

I'm in no hurry.....just thinking down the road for a mid summer build , and when i may need to place an order.

Talking 35% bird here as well. What was the cost of the custom scheme and to get it actually shipped here?

Just wanted to know if it would be worth doing it at all , or just order it from Chief.
Send Tony a pm or email, he is a great guy and will take care of you for sure. He is also the best one to ask these questions about cost and lead time.
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Old 03-30-2010, 09:32 AM
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Re: Lead time on custom Pilot RC scheme?

Ok , thanks guys. And again , i'm in no hurry at the moment , as i have to many un-finished birds already.

Jim , did you ever sell that Carden or Dalton in your avatar?
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Old 03-30-2010, 09:42 AM
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Re: Lead time on custom Pilot RC scheme?

That's a 42% Dalton Extra 260 in my avatar. I sold it a couple of years ago.

Here's my newest bird. A Pilot R/C 40% Extra 260. It took about 5 weeks to get after I ordered it. (Although I was told 3 weeks)( They had some problems matching the Pearl Blue paint. I'll gladly wait a little while longer and let them get a good match though)
Only weighs 35 lbs 5 ozs with a DA 170.

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Old 03-30-2010, 09:59 AM
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WOW!....that's an awesome looking bird Jim! 35lbs on a 40% must fly like a maple leaf with a motor attached to it!
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Re: Lead time on custom Pilot RC scheme?

Thanks, I'm definitely happy with it.

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