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10-26-2013 11:09 PM  4 years agoPost 1
red_z06

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http://www.rcuniverse.com/market/item.cfm?itemId=943883

Over $5800 invested!!

www.JustinJee.com

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10-28-2013 03:14 AM  4 years agoPost 2
Rob43

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Bargain or not, that's a chunk of dough for an RC plane.

Rob

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10-28-2013 03:39 AM  4 years agoPost 3
red_z06

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Bargain or not, that's a chunk of dough for an RC plane.
It would be difficult to get to that price unless all metal parts were gold plated.

It is worth no more than $1200 to $1400 tops.

www.JustinJee.com

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10-28-2013 05:04 PM  4 years agoPost 4
SuperSixTwo

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It's a nice plane, but the ad turns me off.

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10-28-2013 05:05 PM  4 years agoPost 5
fla heli boy

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right on. That's the exact plank I'm looking at building right now. Well, between that and one other. You should be able to put that together brand new for about 16-1800 bucks. Maybe another bill or two because it's got a DA.
It's a nice plane, but the ad turns me off.
Maybe because he spells like a 6 year old???

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10-28-2013 05:14 PM  4 years agoPost 6
red_z06

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Only thing I can think of is his investment of roughly 50 hours spent on assembly.

He is probably thinking his time was worth $50/hr adding $2500 to the cost of his equipment. He was touting that it sold for $2300. If this was true, either the buyer was an idiot or was fooled.

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10-28-2013 06:06 PM  4 years agoPost 7
Ladymagic

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That is a nice plane, but terrible pricing. I wonder how they came up with that price? I'd pay maybe $1500 for that one.

I also wonder if they realize how resale pricing works in the R/C world. In most cases, you rarely ever get back what you pay for stuff even if it is in excellent condition. R/C is definately a buyer's market. I am looking for an aircraft like this, but not this one at that price. I'd rather build off of a kit anyways, but kits are hard to find these days; ARFs and RTFs seem the be what people want.

Mellisa

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10-28-2013 06:59 PM  4 years agoPost 8
fla heli boy

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the only kits still around are the old style Top-Flite or Sig stuff. Or you have to go to a Carden or have something custom cut. I LOVE building, but there just aren't many options out there.
I've built 3 30 cc Red Aero MSXR's and the last one I built in a leisurely weekend. They've got a sweet new 60cc MSXR but I want something different, so I'm leaning towards that 300, which is an Aeroworks.....runs about 7-750 plus about 100 for shipping. A guy at my field just maidened his 50cc Yak and those Aeroworks are REALLY well done.
But the 60cc MSXR is sold by a local guy and he gives REALLY good cash-n-carry deals...
Plus it's just enough bigger that it will fit the new 60cc twin DLE. I'm hankering for a twin....
My DLE 35 RA is a BEAST.....and it's till breaking in. Gets better every flight.

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04-26-2014 02:30 PM  4 years agoPost 9
jharkin

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$5800 for a 30% er? really?

I built a 30% BME Edge 6 years ago (still have it) and went absolutely nuts blinging it out with crazy $*(&%$$ like titanium and carbon hardware, corbon firewall, carbon spinner. DA50, very expensive at the time Futaba synthesized PCM RX ($250), all digitals, fromeco dual LiIons and regulators, etc etc... and even so I ended up all in only around $3000.

$5800 is a 40%er / 150cc budget. You could get into a CompositeARF even for that kind of money.

-Jeremy
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04-26-2014 02:37 PM  4 years agoPost 10
jharkin

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the only kits still around are the old style Top-Flite or Sig stuff. Or you have to go to a Carden or have something custom cut. I LOVE building, but there just aren't many options out there.
there are actaully more options out there than you think.. but you have to hunt. A lot of the kit companies still in business are scale, and there is some really high end stuff in that space (Top Flite,Meister scale, BalsaUSA, Proctor, Glenn Torrance, Vailly, Yellow Aircraft, Mick Reeves, Toni Clark, Vogelzang, Skyshark, Fliteskin etc).

For giant scale aerobatic in addition to Carden, you still have Dalton Aviation making kits. Both of them deal in only 35% and up however.

For sport yes there is Great Planes and Top Flite, also Sig is still going strong and Balsa USA. Somebody bought out the Bridi name and still makes their classic pattern designs, and you also have Bruce Tharpe who makes some sport designs as well as the only Balsa turbine kit still around.

-Jeremy
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T-Rex 450 fbl conversion
alot of planks

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