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Old 07-04-2012, 10:13 PM   #1
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Default Is this a Gryphon 7020????

http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=..._u=51pgvvg893a

Or the Chinese are at it again...?
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Old 07-05-2012, 12:51 AM   #2
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That's no Gryphon reg. 99% sure its a clone.
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Old 07-05-2012, 07:07 AM   #3
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Too low volume for being cloned. I am thinking more on the lines that Gryphon products are OEM'd in southern China.
These BECs could be either demo units or their Chinese OEM is diverting part of its production to its own profit selling them for $60...
Notice that has no brand name? My vote goes to demo units.
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Old 07-05-2012, 07:31 AM   #4
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I think Gryphon units made in Korea so I agree with Timmy it's likely a clone
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Old 07-08-2012, 07:50 PM   #5
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Its not 100% likeness, but there are a lot of elements which are identical.

FYI all Gryphon products are made in Korea, nothing (except maybe raw components / materials) is sourced from outside.
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Old 07-09-2012, 09:50 AM   #6
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Well, I bought one.
The pcb is the same. Same color, number and type of components. The markings are different, though. You can fit it perfectly in the Gryphon case.
The "on" led's are green, not blue. The pin-flag switch with low battery, high power led is included in the price. Of course, all the switches and indicators are compatible with those of Gryphon brand.
And the only difference, other than the color, is that the Chinese one has led's indicating the servo voltage selected. A nice touch!
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Old 07-12-2012, 03:40 AM   #7
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How about after sales service ?

Gryphon Brand is not only high-end product but they already proved for after sales service !!!






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Old 07-14-2012, 02:47 AM   #8
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No argument there. I gladly pay the difference for an after sale service that has proved already to be second to none.
The point is: Heads up for a nearly identical product coming to the market. I just thought someone at gryphon would like to know about this....
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Old 07-20-2012, 11:48 AM   #9
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Hi,

i confirm this is a pure copy of the GVR-7020 but they did add a small led for the voltage selection so we have to come with something even better now ))).

In this hobby, beeing copied is someways meaning that your product are good enough to give an interrest to copy it so we take it as a compliment lol !

The best way to fight with this kind of tings is to simply not focus on that kind of things and instead, develop new products and improve continuously, and this is what we try to do

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Old 07-21-2012, 10:26 AM   #10
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super good Spirit Fabien !
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Old 07-21-2012, 11:43 PM   #11
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Cheer GRYPHON !!!
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Old 07-22-2012, 01:57 PM   #12
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Thanks

Sooo we are working now on the GVR-9020... I will not say too much right now ( lol ) but let's say that it will be something like a 3 in one thing )))

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Old 07-24-2012, 12:53 PM   #13
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ouch don t be to hard on ourselves, playing with our nerves and curiosity !!!
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Old 07-24-2012, 04:22 PM   #14
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Well, if we can avoid Sky Rc to release our next product beofre us by reading our announcments, that would be nice lol !

Let's simply say that we took into consideration some requests from customers to make their life and wiring easier in Nitro helis

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Old 08-29-2012, 12:39 AM   #15
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I would not worry about Sky RC by now...
That thing, at the moment of plugging the deans, produces a spike that fry the servos if in 7.4v mode.
I know at least two people who did lost several servos until they realized it was the regulator...
Mine is in the local dumpster already, just in case...
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