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  1. SkyPod.nyc

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    Just a quick heads up.

    I sent a DJI Controller to these folks to be modified with SMA connectors for an external antenna. The website looks legit but they disappeared. They have my controller and I'll likely never see it again. Just fair warning because they show many seemingly useful DJI accessories on their website. There's even a phone number for a guy named Freddy. Should be named Fraudy!

    You can leave messages and emails but you'll never get a response. After a little detective work it appears he ran another bogus operation.

    I opened a claim with PayPal and they were able to recover the money, but the brand new controller I sent him to modify is a lost cause I'm afraid.

    Deadbeat. Be forewarned
     
  2. JustinB

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    Thanks for the heads up. Hope everything works out for you.
     
  3. normr

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    I looked up the info on the website which came up with this



    Domain Name: FDRDRONEMODS.COM
    Registry Domain ID: 1941296132_DOMAIN_COM-VRSN
    Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.godaddy.com
    Registrar URL: http://www.godaddy.com
    Update Date: 2015-09-06T04:17:23Z
    Creation Date: 2015-06-23T12:02:04Z
    Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2017-06-23T12:02:04Z
    Registrar: GoDaddy.com, LLC
    Registrar IANA ID: 146
    Registrar Abuse Contact Email: abuse@godaddy.com
    Registrar Abuse Contact Phone: +1.4806242505
    Domain Status: clientTransferProhibited http://www.icann.org/epp#clientTransferProhibited
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    Registry Registrant ID:
    Registrant Name: Finis West
    Registrant Organization:
    Registrant Street: 5107 Wakefield Lane
    Registrant City: Wichita Falls
    Registrant State/Province: Texas
    Registrant Postal Code: 76310
    Registrant Country: US
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    Name Server: DNS.SITE5.COM
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    DNSSEC: unsigned
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  4. normr

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    He's pretty dumb to have all this info so easily available if he is indeed guilty

    Go to his Facebook page at 需要安全验证

    You'll get his name Freddy Del Rosario, and then his personal Facebook page, and you'll see he is owner of Tropical Plumbing & Air

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  5. fastfed

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    I live here, give me an address I'll knock on the door this weekend
     
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  6. WilsonFlyer

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    Seriously doubt he would have missed his cover that bad if what everybody says is going on is really going on. I certainly wouldn't have. My bet is that guy has no idea he's linked in any way. That's a helluva dice to roll if you're wrong.
     
  7. apex1

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    I am not being critical at all, but others should know that installing SMA connectors is very straightforward with Jake's clean install kit. There is more than one great YouTube video. Cost? About $35 if you want the external cables--less if you don't.
     
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  8. Brockrock

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    Dexter! We need you back!
     
  9. phantom13flyer

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    He has also stolen thousands of dollars from people who pre ordered the Titan antenna . He has had one excuse after another and no one has received their antenna and never will . Also many people are having difficulty getting their refund from PayPal . Freddy del Rosario is a thief and a liar. Stay clear of his company fdrdronemods. Also I have seen dozens of similar stories like the one told above. This is a common theme. Freddy is a piece of trash!!


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  10. Fdnyfish

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    Apparently some people think I am Freddy, or work for him. I am not!

    I was a one time customer over a year ago, and posted a link to his website.

    I urge you guys to contact Paypal for refunds.

    Sorry for the confusion, hope it all works out.
     
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  11. dotster77

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    Fdnyfish.. IS NOT Freddy nor does he work with him. Fdnyfish is a well known guy in the DJI Phantom Community. He's done a lot of good things for the hobby.

    Johnny
    Evolution3D.com
     
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  12. DocSteveMaxi

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    i havent yet unloaded or shared my experience, which is pretty clear cut, still waiting and hoping he will do the right thing for me but, if we put our cases together Freddie will have a serious problem to deal with, im not sure what its called but it sure cant be legal.
     
  13. TheLightSpeedz

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    How do you know he's not shipping ? I mean Kickstarter does this all the time! Tons of pre order monies and taking months to fill the orders with no communication!

    Even DJI Doesn't communicate!


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  14. DocSteveMaxi

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    Have you read these posts? Arent you curious why people are all saying this? Lets put it this way, their not just writing this about him for no reason. I promised myself i would not share my experience and its hard not to so ill just say, read what others have said again, good luck.
     
  15. fcat

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    OK , I'll bite. Whats the big deal about not sharing your experience, ? Why don't you want others to know ?
     
  16. DocSteveMaxi

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    You are right, i guess its dumb to not explain more. I never write bad reviews on restaurants or anyone really , thats why i kept it short.
    I also dont want to hurt others . Ill just say that my experience was not good . If he does something dumb that affects me or my family,
    or sends anything crazy in the mail, then i will share.