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05-28-2017 04:09 PM  4 months agoPost 1
Restorium

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Can anyone identify this helicopter?

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05-28-2017 04:22 PM  4 months agoPost 2
Keygrigger

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It could be a Century/Fun-Key Sea King helicopter body but the internals would be hard to identify without some pictures of the mechanics. Good luck with the sale.

Don

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05-28-2017 04:42 PM  4 months agoPost 3
Restorium

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Thanks Don. I'll take some pictures of the mechanics when I get back home.
Here's what came with it;

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05-28-2017 07:21 PM  4 months agoPost 4
Restorium

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From looking at the Century web site, it doesn't look exactly like the Sea King. Here's a picture of the other side;

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05-28-2017 09:04 PM  4 months agoPost 5
Keygrigger

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What you have to remember that only a small number of the kits made were the pre-painted versions. The pre-painted kits were almost double the cost and most liked to re-create Coast Guard versions. The kit was around 54in. in length so if yours is near that from nose to tail fin, it most likely is that kit. There were a few kits made by other companies but most were smaller. Hope this helps.

Don

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05-30-2017 09:54 PM  4 months agoPost 6
MDSCUSTOMS

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The Heli with the Blue canopy is a Kalt Baron - hard to tell if it is the 20 or the 50 sized model from that pic. A quick look at the engine should reveal all.

As for the SeaKing, really need better pics of the mechanics / rotorhead to be able to give you a better idea.

Mark

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05-31-2017 12:18 AM  4 months agoPost 7
R.J.

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Blue heli looks like the Kalt Baron 20 based on the size of the paddles. Scale heli looks like Hirobo paddles/head, maybe GMP Cobra mechanics in the fuselage.

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05-31-2017 01:52 PM  4 months agoPost 8
Restorium

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Thanks for all the help guys. I will post some more pictures soon. Just haven't had time.
Eventually they will be going up for auction on eBay. I would like to see these two helicopters and accessories go to someone who can totally enjoy them.

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05-31-2017 06:45 PM  4 months agoPost 9
Restorium

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They are on eBay now with more pictures.
Thanks again for your help.
Here are the links to the three auctions;

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Hir...SgAAOSwK6RZLePT

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-RC-...OAAAOSwrhBZLeAa

http://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-FUT...OIAAOSwZ4dZLfcZ

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06-01-2017 06:25 AM  4 months agoPost 10
slickporsche

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Estate Sale Helicopter Identification

I need a restorium just for looking at the prices you are asking for these items.

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06-01-2017 12:10 PM  4 months agoPost 11
Restorium

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Keep in mind the auctions are for the price listed OR BEST OFFER. And shipping is included. Shipping on a 54" helicopter can get pricey.

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06-02-2017 05:01 AM  4 months agoPost 12
slickporsche

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Restorium

Most of the time on Ebay, people like to bid, and not reply to best offer. If you reduce the starting price a lot, it will allow people to bid. That really is what Ebay is about, and you will more than likely get what you want, by allowing bidding. Allow them to get into a bidding war, and watch the price climb!

I agree the Sea King will be expensive to ship, if you want it to arrive in undamaged condition. It would be better to take more photos of the internals, and the rotor head, and tail rotor. Post the pics on RR so people can identify what mechanics you have. Once people on RR know more about the helicopter and what engine it has, you might develop some interest.

The blue helicopter is a Kalt Baron, and it looks like a 20 size. If you look on the muffler side of the engine, it should tell you what size. Maybe 28 or who knows. Also for a helicopter to survive shipping, they need to be dismantled. I think there are a lot of good people here on RR, that could give more help with more pics.

Good Luck

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06-02-2017 02:55 PM  4 months agoPost 13
Restorium

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Also for a helicopter to survive shipping, they need to be dismantled.

Thanks. Can you post some instructions for dismantling them for shipping?

If anyone needs more pictures they can request specific areas to photograph using the question and answer option on the auction.

I'm getting some decent offers. If I could get the shipping down it would help the process.

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06-02-2017 06:08 PM  4 months agoPost 14
helitoyz

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You need to post some close up shots of the machine as you can't tell what the workmanship is like. The workmanship on the fuse looks sloppy but it might not be ... just really hard to tell.

You also need some shots of the mechanics. I would guess that it contains Cobra mechanics but just can't tell. And a shot of the engine would help.

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06-02-2017 06:17 PM  4 months agoPost 15
Restorium

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Did you look at the auction? There are more pictures there. And as I said earlier, if you want more pictures ask through the auction question and answer. You can get as many pictures as you would like to decide if you want to buy it. Thanks.

The mechanics are Hirobo.

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06-03-2017 03:01 AM  4 months agoPost 16
Mike0251

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That's some sad auctions and prices to go with it too...lmao. Must have won a local storage locker war. Thanks for the laugh!

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06-03-2017 04:41 AM  4 months agoPost 17
MDSCUSTOMS

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$349.99 for a 35 Mhz (or possibly 72 Mhz) set ? People are practically giving those away these days as they have all moved onto 2.4 Ghz. I still fly on 35 Mhz here in the UK but can pick up a decent set for a 10th of your asking price.

You might want to drop the price on the Kalt Baron 20 as well as there are still plenty around at much lower prices. I have 2 and have loads of spares for both of mine. I can still find them for a lot less if I need more.

As for the SeaKing, again way overpriced. Nice fuselage but they do appear more than you think. Vintage Hirobo mechanics are nice but again not worth it unless you can get the spares for them. I suspect there are a few out there with tons of spares already, especially in the US where these machines were more popular and still are.

Price these at more realistic levels and you might actually get a sale or two.

Mark.

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06-03-2017 11:56 AM  4 months agoPost 18
Restorium

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There is no set price. All three auctions say; Best Offer. That means you make an offer of the price you want to pay.
If you are broke (no money $$$) then I can't help that. lol No begging please.

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06-03-2017 06:04 PM  4 months agoPost 19
marcw

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Its all about supply and demand

some guys on ebay (or other auction sites) actually enjoy setting an unrealistically high price and like to spend their time responding to (and mostly shooting down) best offers. Makes them think they have an item of great value that they were shrewd in their purchase of said item for pennies on the dollar of their asking price. I see the same thing on gunbroker.com all the time. It’s fun to live in a fantasy world, I suppose, and who knows, someone may come around and take the bait.

On the other hand, if you set it at a no reserve auction starting at a penny, you run the risk of someone stealing it for significantly less than what it’s worth. My Falcon 555 is still only at $71:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/232347920822

Fingers crossed there!

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06-03-2017 06:10 PM  4 months agoPost 20
Restorium

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And then there are people like me who picked up some helicopters I knew nothing about at an estate sale.
Just couldn't pass them up. They were cheap. And now trying to pass them on to someone who would like to own them.
Honestly passing them on to helicopter enthusiasts. Taking best offers. No hurry. Getting the lay of the land here.
Thanks for the help guys.

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