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03-06-2017 02:08 PM  6 months agoPost 1
Flying Brian

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St. Clairsville, Ohio

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I have a mint condition X-CELL 99SE with the orginal YS 4 stroker supercharged engine. In a short while, this will become a true Vintage helicopter.

For some reason they don't seem to gain in price, thus they become reduced to next ta nothing. I see a 99SE in the current adds that is selling for next to nothing. Very frustrating to me. Apparently there is no market or interest in vintage rc helicopters anymore.

Am I correct in my statements?

"I just don't Listen" "

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03-06-2017 04:51 PM  6 months agoPost 2
BarracudaHockey

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Jacksonville FL

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It's strange. I've seen a Kavan Jet Ranger kit not make reserve on Ebay for 300 bucks, relisted 2 weeks later and it closed at 1100 bux.

But in general I think people dont see something being worth more money when called 'vintage' they see 'old heli I can't get parts for'

Andy
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http://www.jaxrc.com

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03-06-2017 09:19 PM  6 months agoPost 3
MDSCUSTOMS

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North Wales, U.K.

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It's strange. I've seen a Kavan Jet Ranger kit not make reserve on Ebay for 300 bucks, relisted 2 weeks later and it closed at 1100 bux.
But in general I think people dont see something being worth more money when called 'vintage' they see 'old heli I can't get parts for'
Andy
AMA 77227
Not that unusual really, pretty much the same as any real life auction, if you have the right target audience of people looking for a particular model then it's going to attract more bids. You could go to the same auction maybe a week before and have hardly anyone bidding if they aren't after that particular item.

Mark

I'm only here coz I'm not all there !!

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03-07-2017 12:42 AM  6 months agoPost 4
Flying Brian

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Wow. Just got off of work, and checked in. I've been blown up with PM's. Yet there still is a crew of Vintage enthusiast out there. I'm very encouraged again with this hobby. Thanks so much.

I think Ill just keeping dusting the old, and from time to time, let a true pilot like Santiago, bring back the true FAI out of this amazing built helicopter, way back in 1999.....

And NO, I will not sell this helicopter, at least, not until the apocalypse and that I need water to stay alive....

Thanks fellows....

"I just don't Listen" "

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03-08-2017 04:57 PM  6 months agoPost 5
hrc37

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Derry, PA

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Curious

Flying Brain,

I'm curious as to why you made this post if you have no intentions on selling your 99SE. What does it really matter what the market is or what your machine may be worth on the open (or auction) market. If you have no intentions on selling it no matter what, then it means that it's priceless to you and that's all that really matters.
Mark

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03-08-2017 11:35 PM  6 months agoPost 6
Flying Brian

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I'm actually interested in selling to the RIGHT COLLECTOR. Furthermore, I would never sell this machine for pennies on the dollar. Just can't do it.

"I just don't Listen" "

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03-09-2017 01:12 AM  6 months agoPost 7
tgreen

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Western Pennsylvania

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I guess I'm either not the right collector or just didn't say what you wanted to hear. Our PM's back and forth last evening led me to believe that you would sell the heli as long as I promise to love and cherish it.
"Flying Brian wrote on 03-06-2017 08:11 PM:
Hi tgreen

Years ago. When I bought this full kit. I told the original owner that Id love and cherish this machine. And I have for years. Those words helped the sale forward. Let me ask you, would you do the same?"

I guess I'm just frustrated that I allowed you to waste my time. You should really make up your mind before you waste the time of others.

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03-09-2017 03:27 AM  6 months agoPost 8
slickporsche

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American/Philippines

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Flying Brian

You are correct in think there is no value in vintage helicopters. I have been able to purchase several for very reasonable prices, on new never seen fuel helicopters.

It appears the interest is in what most believe is modern, and a re-invention of the helicopter. In addition many of todays heli pilots are too young to know how great some of the vintage heli's fly. Of course we participate in a very "trendy hobby", which does not help the vintage helicopter sales.

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03-16-2017 04:19 AM  6 months agoPost 9
MDSCUSTOMS

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North Wales, U.K.

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I would rather buy vintage machines any day and indeed still do so. Most of my fleet are vintage. Simple to work on and maintain and not over-engineered like a lot of the newer machines...that said they also don't need all the fancy extra electronic stabilization devices as used in the newer machines. (Except maybe a tail gyro, I learned to fly without one so I'm happy)

Mark

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03-17-2017 04:31 PM  6 months agoPost 10
slickporsche

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MDSCUSTOMS

Me too on the gyro, and also only a tail gyro on my Legend.

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