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In this issue
I thought I would discuss the issue of shipping charges. Many time it
can break the deal on the purchase of an item over the internet. I hope
it gives a little insight on the subject.
I also thought I'd mention a couple of outstanding
freeware aircraft for FS9.
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Shipping expense is a very
important part of any purchase on line. The cost of shipping has
rose dramatically over the past several years due to several
factors. These factors include inflation, fuel costs and the
carrier's bottom line. There is also the fact that
to half of the biggest online retailers are making a profit by
charging shipping fees in excess of cost. I'll attempt to
give some enlightenment on shipping costs for those that may be
interested, after all you should know what you're paying for..
Over the last several years we have seen an average of 18%
increase in shipping costs . The following increases for
this year are typical of what's been occurring.
UPS Ground commercial net increase 4.9%, FedEx Ground commercial
net increase 5.9%.
There is also a special UPS and FedEx rule for oversize
packages, a $45.00 surcharge is added to the delivery cost for
The concept of
Dimensional Weight has been adopted by the transportation
industry worldwide as a uniform means of establishing a minimum
charge for the cubic space a package occupies. Dimensional
weight is a calculation of a theoretical weight of a package.
This theoretical weight is the weight of the package at a
minimum density chosen by the freight carrier. If the package is
below this minimum density, then the actual weight is irrelevant
as the freight carrier will charge for the volume of the package
as if it were of the chosen density. These calculations
generally work out to the carrier's advantage.
sheds some light on the mysterious and often frustrating
shipping charges. Here at KwikPit we do not charge a handling
fee nor do we ship flat rate. When you use the postage
calculator to calculate shipping it is directly from the carrier
and that is the total shipping fee.
all that we would like to offer 1/3 off the shipping cost on
the purchase of a KwikPit kit. This is our way of hopefully
helping to ease some of the burden of shipping costs. When you place your order we will
calculate and deduct 1/3 from the total shipping and refund you
that amount. Enjoy!
In this issue I
also wanted to mention two great freeware packages for FS9. So
on with it.
CLS Piper Arrow
Here's a great find on the web. It's the CLS piper Arrow add on
aircraft for FS9 or FSX. It's released as freeware and
is available on the
SimShack.net flight sim store. This was previously a
package for $15.00. It has become a little dated but is still a
fantastic package. You can also download it at
https://www.commerciallevel.com. just fill out the order
form with no payment.
Another great freeware add on that could easily be payware is
the Bull Stearman by Touch The Sky Simulations. Some of the
things said about it are "Definitely payware
worthy! The animation in the VC is awesome (aircraft shakes
while idling, vibration on cables, etc). If you hit the runway
too hard while landing, the prop blade-tips will actually bend!"
"Featuring an unbelievably detailed
exterior model, frame rates in the VC gauges that were
impossible even in FSX and many other gorgeous details (dimmable
VC lights in FS9 anyone? it has that too! ) that were previously
considered impossible in FS9, not only does it make my day
flying it low and slow, but also makes me look to the future of
FS9 add-ons in awe and great expectation!"
If you enjoy slow and low flying give
this aircraft a try. There may be a version for FSX although the
aircraft should be fine for both versions.
This aircraft can be downloaded from
the great folks at Simviation.
Well that's it for this time, enjoy
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