Amazing how people on this web site attack every product. Hay people if you don't like Hobby King go shop at Tower or where ever and pay 10 X the price. Thank You Hobby King for making this hobby cheaper and I can own more planes to fly.
You get what you pay for instead of paying for the advertising to snow you. When I put this business model to on of the biggest hobby suppliers they shouted me down and went instead for a glitzy web sit and the same old exorbitant prices and no real background on the product.
The best products here at HK get the best reviews and the dodgy ones get replaced with better ones through our feed back.
I am sure that the HK management can read between the lines and ignore our friendly banter when we all pick on a product for fun and when there are genuine deficiencies in the description and it performance in the field. Support docs usually get supplemented by an articulate modeler who posts a good file or video on how to etc.
Only complaint is delivery times and backorder delays. A shorter time to remove a backorder from a $600 order would help. These scales are blocking one of those orders for me now for 2 weeks!
besy way to see if it is out is weigh something you know the weight of. Then from time to time check it. For 6$ it will give you a ball park what your plane weighs in at. I just ordered one since I run electric where weight is a bigger factor
If you manually lift up your model by this hook, you will have jerks and shocks that will be record a larger weight than it actually is. So a max reading would be pointless, IMHO. Also, did you notice the price...?
IYHO you sound like you are unfamiliar with this technology. Most which cqan sample and hold get past your kid like understanding by averaging the the samples and waiting for some consitency in the reading BEFORE holding the sample.
The question is not How it works, but does it do it to the industry accepted standard.
The hooks on this scale are very strong. I take thrust readings from all my models using this scale. It is very easy to do. Just attach a loop of cord around the tail, and hang the model from the scale. To take thrust measurements I turn on the scale after the model is hanging. I throtle up the motor and tap the wing with my fingers to keep the model from rotating. The scale reading is easy to see, and does not bounce around.
Waiting...waiting... paid this on 28 March, and still waiting... waiting
Received the scale today.
Max mass is 20 kg instead of 40 kg :-(
Resolution 0.01 kg (10 g) o.K.
Selectable units: kg, lb, oz, Jin
Locking function (max mass) does not work as described :-(
Colour is black
According to package following colours are available:
Silver, black, orange, white, blue
According to package following configs max mass/resolution are available:
- 20 kg / 10 g (received)
- 40 kg / 10 g (ordered)
- 40 kg / 20 g
- 50 kg / 10 g
- 50 kg / 20 g
Cannot use it to check max mass of my travel luggage due to 20 kg mass limitation
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Unfortunately the scale is only rated for 20kg, not 40kg as advertised. I bought it for travel and weighing my luggage, but 20kg is not enough.
5.85$ is not so much, but for me it is a waste of money.
Great little scale.
Be careful, the weight capacity is only 20Kg.
My girlfriend love this smily face of the scale.
Its perfect if you want to know how heavy your model is.
You cant go wrong with this scale.