HK OrangeRx DSM2/X Futaba-style modules on offer

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HK OrangeRx DSM2/X Futaba-style modules on offer

Post by Phil_G » 15 May 2019, 12:17

See edit, not the bargain it first appears...

HobbyKing have the OrangeRx DSM2/X Futaba-style modules on offer at £20:
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/orangerx-sw ... tible.html
Its the switchable version which makes it more versatile. Using the DIP switch you can set the RF output power, set the protocol to DSM2, DSMX, Walkera or 'auto', enable/disable channel mapping (eg AETR to TAER), choose the framerate (11ms or 22), resolution (1024 or 2048)...
I'm not a Spekky fan but for only £20 I thought I'd buy one for my stash :D
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Phil

Edit: You were right Allan - £12 import duties to pay making this cheap £20 module an expensive £32 module.
I didnt even need one, I only bought it cos it was cheap.... I dont generally do Spektrum stuff.
Lesson learned. Come back Rob Carpenter all is forgiven
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Re: HK OrangeRx DSM2/X Futaba-style modules on offer

Post by Carl » 15 May 2019, 12:46

Won't you get clobbered with import duty as it's over £15? It's only available from the China warehouse.
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Re: HK OrangeRx DSM2/X Futaba-style modules on offer

Post by jackdaw » 15 May 2019, 13:46

'Fraid so. 20% on £20.54 = £4.108. To which they could charge 20% on the shipping cost and then the GPO will charge you between £8 to £12 to collect it. Or, you could be very lucky and it could slip through.

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Re: HK OrangeRx DSM2/X Futaba-style modules on offer

Post by Colonel Blink » 16 May 2019, 07:52

You actually used to be able to specify what percentage of the true value that would be put on the customs label, but that is long gone. However, they do seem to put an arbitrary low value on for the stuff I have bought.

I'm not sure how many orders I have made on the HK Worldwide Warehouse, but it's quite a few and I've only been stung for the VAT/import duty once, just after they got rid of the aforementioned 'percentage of true value' option and were I think marking the true value. They probably stopped that once they saw the average order value plummet! Mind you, I have only bought small packages where the sub £15 value is believable to anyone handling the package - I would think that would be unlikely were you to be silly enough to buy a kit.

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Re: HK OrangeRx DSM2/X Futaba-style modules on offer

Post by jackdaw » 16 May 2019, 08:33

https://www.gov.uk/goods-sent-from-abroad
Work your way through this lot. First mention of the £15 limit on personal imports is on page 2. But, what I put in my previous post is correct. Its' just luck if you get through without paying when you should. Possibly more chance from China/HK of escaping but I've found that anything coming from the USA you get caught.

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Re: HK OrangeRx DSM2/X Futaba-style modules on offer

Post by jackdaw » 10 Jun 2019, 19:03

Phil_G wrote:
10 Jun 2019, 15:32
Come back Rob Carpenter all is forgiven :D
No chance of that. If he gets his crystal balls from the same place I do then there is little chance of making money in a contracting market place.

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