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01-10-2013 08:45 PM  7 years ago
str8jakkit

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well, I really like old warbirds, the P-51 would be the only real style I'd be interested in, not much for the planes but willing to try, the ones I'm absolutely giddy about trying is a good helo rc, but pockets aren't all that deep and as someone said earlier, I'd really hate to put all that work in just to wreck it on the first flight. I have a few hours on helo simulators, always wanted to fly a real one, but that never panned out, I have a passion for helo's, but appearantly these are not for me. I understand the mechanics of operating a real helo, and had fun with the real cheapo helo's they sell a 5 year old can fly (if u call it flying), but I want something more realistic, these may just be a little too much is all
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01-10-2013 08:53 PM  7 years ago
JKos

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str8jakkit,
Get yourself a Blade mCX2 and have some fun flying around the house. They are super stable but you have full control. It'll get your heli skills going in a low cost way.

- John
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01-11-2013 06:30 AM  7 years ago
MADGUNS

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For what its worth.
Very cool aquisition you made.

Everything you have is valuble.

If you're interested in getting into the hobby, I'd recommend the following based on your budget.

If you have the funds and you like what you have, dont get rid of it. Buy a simulator, then get yourself a dencent machine to learn on and transition. By decent I mean 500 sized electric or .30 sized if you're into the nitro thing. Save your stuff and build it when you have the skill

If you dont have the funds to dive in.
Carefully list your item on ebay with no reserve. Kind of nerve racking at first but you will get more bids that way. Be careful about putting a high starting bid. That too will run people off.

Take the money and get yourself some quality (nice) RC gear. I recommend used. This way you can maximize your dollars and enjoy. Get a simulator too.

Just my 2 cents. Ive seen your stuff listed on Ebay and I have seen it pull some serious money. Its all on how and when its listed and when the auction ends.

Welcome to Runryder
-John
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01-14-2013 01:07 AM  7 years ago
str8jakkit

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well, the planes are gone, I really couldn't see messing them up just trying to build them, and the planes really aren't my thing... this guy offered me 500 for the 3 of them so I said take them. I'm really torn with the helos, I want them, but I'd really feel awful if I just tear them up, lol. I do appreciate all your words of wisdom, been taking it all into account, at this point I don't think I will keep them. My next trip out to california is next weekend, so I'll see if I can't find anything a little less advanced, it sounds like he's not gonna have any beginner kits though.
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01-14-2013 03:38 AM  7 years ago
slickporsche

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dkshema
Not all those Pt17's are what I was talking about. Most of those pt 17's are the little rubber powered stick model. I was talking rc kits not the 3 in one crap. I will gladly keep you posted as to the price of the kits. DO you know what that Sterling RC kit with the 64" span retailed for? Less than $100. One of those is starting at $247. TOO darn much for that kit. And that is the cheapest I have seen. Keep track of the others and see what they go for when the auction is done.

A person needs to remember what these old kits sold for retail. Balsa will deteriorate over time if not stored in a dry environment.

Well anyway I have noticed over the last 6 weeks, the prices have been getting lower, but will go up I'm sure. I would pay $150, and maybe as high as $200 for that Sterling PT17, but $200 is a stretch. I would more than likely need to modernize some of the build and buy all new hardware for it, so in my mind I need to pay less for it.
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01-14-2013 11:28 AM  7 years ago
str8jakkit

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Well as I said, the planes are gone, and I could tell the way this guy was drooling and inspecting them I know they went into good hands, the helo's will probably end up on CL, just not comfortable with eBay.
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