Oldest model you have in your collection

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  1. Apr 25, 2013 #21

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    Pics?................anyone??????????????
     
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    1/3 scale cub scratch built from full scale plans by an old boy by the name Herb Smith just norht of Denver Co. in 1989 or 90 I tyred to leave it as close to original with just upgraded gear.
     

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    Riverfront, I really like that one! What a great looking plane!
     
  4. Jun 14, 2013 #24

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    I think that my old Sig Kadet Senior dates from around 1986. But my old Challenger Biplane is a late 1970's early 1980's plane too. My two Combat Airmadillo planes date from 1991 too. Now in 1986-87 I got five low wing sport pattern planes to use. I am down to two of them left now.

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    Oh yeah, I still have my old 1/2a Pylon Racing trophy from 1979 too. That was back when Quickie 500 racing and 1/2a racing was popular in our area at the time.
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  5. Jun 15, 2013 #25

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    What an awesome way to store extra propellers! (joke)
     
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    Interesting I never thought about it that way. LOL
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  7. Jul 9, 2013 #27

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    Not a model but its close! Does anyone know anything about this?
     

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    That looks like it's worth some BIG MONEY!
    I'd find a collector to sell it to, if it were mine, and go buy me-self another toy.
     
  9. Jul 10, 2013 #29

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    Where would i find one of those? i could use some $ :) im sure cody could use the rest of his too!
     
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    Throw it on ebay, and put a minimum price your willing to part with it for.
    My guess......at least a few hundred, and that's probably giving it away.
    I've seen some rare vintage radios, fetch over $1000.00
    A few days ago, a Ross 6 cyl 36cc nitro engine closed at $3700.00 (That is correct, I didn't put any extra zeros)
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/151073887591?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649
    Personally, yours is the first O.S. radio I've seen. Being that you have the box and other pieces....I wouldn't be surprised to see it go into the 2 grand range. If it were mine, I'd list at the higher end for a starting price. I know it's rare, and I'd rather take a chance that someone will send me an email telling me I'm crazy, or some other lame attempt for me to lower my price (People should just ask nicely) Maybe, the market isn't there....or, is unaware of the item.
    If it doesn't sell, you don't have to pay anything.....so just relist it for a different price.
    Are you familiar with selling on ebay?
     
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    Well if I could get 2 grand for it then its worth it! My parents boss knew I flew and gave me all he had, I also have a vintage o.s .30 with a moving baffle instead of a muffler. Isn't there a way I could reserve to not sell it also? Slightly used to eBay.
     
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    Reserve auctions......suck.
    Personally, I'd just rather see the minimum selling price. I won't even bother bidding on reserved items. I feel it's a waste of my time.
    Most private seller accounts on ebay, can post 50 items per month, without a listing charge. They only charge if it sells. Then, it's 10% plus paypal fees, so figure, it costs 13% to do business. (Ebay is getting greedy, but, it works)
    I'd probably list it for $750.00.....and see what happens. It might sell for $750.00, it might not sell. It might take a few weeks worth or relisting it. It could also fetch way more. A lot depends on the amount of exposure. Key words like "Rare Vintage O.S. Engines Radio Control Transmitter."..etc. etc. plus, make sure you list the model number in the ad. Helps pull up in a search.
    But, you have to decide how much it's worth to you. I'm not an appraiser, and, this is a rare item. So, I really have no idea. The funny thing about timing.......I've started sales trends in the past, where there was no info on a rare item....I've started the ball rolling, and collectors started selling their stuff when the see some of the prices. And, in those cases, sometimes they get more money, for worst condition items. Then, just as fast, the market can cool off, and can drag on to take 1 1/2 years to sell the next one. Market supply and demand. Economics 101.
     
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    Il ask how my dad feels about that and see what I can do be it keep it and sell it later or try to sell it now
     
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    Don't worry, I'm gonna unbuzzkill the buzzkill (no offense), by saying, that $400.00 was transmitter only.
    With a receiver and a couple servos, I think $700something is reasonable....to the collector.
    Me, I'd rather buy another set of BLS servos...or a plane ticket to Hawaii, with hotel.
     
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    Oh, and I noticed you have the book to it!
    That increases the value too!
     
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    I'm thinking pay off my spinner Cody my new prop and then put the rest into a car or a new airframe.
     

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