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11-22-2006 11:20 PM  11 years agoPost 1
tim deakinrrVeteran - gloucestershire uk - My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

Is this one of the most under rated heli's on the market.It is an amazing heli in my opinion,outstaning value for money ,incredible build qaulity and absolutly flighs like a dream.BUT ,I recently tried to sell mine on Ebay-with
811 ds x3
490 t gyro
r900 pcm reciever
hatori exhaust
os hyper engine
Carbon blades inc tails
ECT ECT.
FOR £500 or best offer! does this seem expensive? it cost twice that to buy.Not one offer!

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11-23-2006 04:28 AM  11 years agoPost 2
TEC

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It's only worth what someone is willing to pay for it, i always sell my old gear at half of what I paid for it. Ebay kinda sucks! to many dreamers.

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11-23-2006 10:11 AM  11 years agoPost 3
Nightstalker

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sounds like fair price to me, but as TEC said It's only worth what someone is willing to pay for it, i wouldnt have a problem paying that much for ur gear, bec i know what there like and how they fly,
yes ebay does suck when it comes to getting a good price,
why not put it on the BMFA for sale part, at least you will only get ppl that do models looking on there (well there is scammers as well)

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11-23-2006 03:55 PM  11 years agoPost 4
SubSailor

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I've been eyeballin that heli for a while. Sounds like it's one really nice flying bird. Out of curiousity why are you selling it?

John

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A day without sunshine is, well.., alot like night time.

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11-23-2006 05:50 PM  11 years agoPost 5
tim deakin

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it realy is a great heli,the reason i've sold it was to fund new prodjects! ie. VIBE. I really wish i could of afforded to of kept it.

my point is the price on ebay was alot less than half price,and there was no interest at all? At the same time there was a Raptor 50 standard with stanard radio gear ect which fetched £750 or so!!!!!

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11-23-2006 06:42 PM  11 years agoPost 6
onemetre

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Hurrican 50 = Lower cost Airskipper
I was going to get the Hurrican 50 instead of the Airskipper as it's the same thing other than the canopy. I found a smoking deal on another Voyager so I'm doing that for awhile.

Helibrite can hook you up.

Rob

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11-23-2006 07:12 PM  11 years agoPost 7
MJWS

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You might get more money out if you split it up.

Lots don't want the 811's, your gyro, or receiver. You're at almost $1000 US on a used 50 size heli that isn't very popular. They can grab a new Titan with a Hyper for $629. Leaves plenty left for a good gyro and pipe.

New Airskipper with a Hyper is only $689 at heliproz.

It's what you're up against, not trying to be cruel. Not really a wonder you aren't getting much action at near $1000. Sorry if you spent double that when you bought it. If it had good digitals and a 401 you'd see a little more interest as well.

Mike

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11-23-2006 07:26 PM  11 years agoPost 8
tim deakin

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I painted the canopy and sold it before I started this post for £600-RESULT. But thats not the topic,the topic I supose is that it is not very popular and the question is WHY.A fully loaded raptor SE would cost more than an Air Skipper and in my opinion the airskipper is 'better',This is coming from a man who owns two Raptor 50 SE's and A Raptor 30.Regards the gyro ect what you are saying is also a matter of opinion.I also have tried various types of gyro and to be honest the 401 is no different than the 490T.the good thing about this JR heli is that it is pure JR,not a mongeral(lol).

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11-23-2006 07:29 PM  11 years ago •• Post 9 ••
tim deakin

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I should of said in the first place that the tail servo is an 8700

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11-23-2006 08:33 PM  11 years agoPost 10
MJWS

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Obviously my statements are just opinion. Not even mine, just what sells quickly and generates interest. The net and ebay seem to do a pretty good job of showing value and popular opinion. No market is perfect but at least there are enough users to come up with reasonably consistent results.

I have no idea why it isn't popular. Too much plastic when the rest of the heli is so nice. Too heavy. Poor marketing. Poor name. Poor pricing structure. Parts are too expensive. Little innovation. Poor after market upgrade support. KSJ is nice but pricey.

Only thing going for them is that they say JR. And that isn't nearly as big a deal as it may have once been.

401 vs 490... who cares (I agree with you). But which one sells first used is a no brainer.

I have a buddy that has done most of the JR heli's. They are good quality, but it is hard to say they are a good VALUE. Support from Horizon is world class. But I'm not sure that many people want to pay extra for it.

Another friend just picked up another VIBE. Very very nice heli. But once again for that dough it isn't really new or hot. I'd rather do the N9, Aurora, or one of MA's if 'ULTIMATE' is my goal. Once again just a common opinion not gospel.

Hilarious that painting a canopy got the deed done for ya. Nice work.

If it truly was a GREAT VALUE, the masses would have figured it out. It isn't like it is hard to find these things out these days.

Mike

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