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#1 atsiang Jun 20, 2001 09:23 PM

What should I do with my old RC equipment???
Hi all,

I'm not sure what I should do with my old RC transmitter, receiver that I purchased in 1986. Can I donate this or sell it or what??? It seems like a big waste.


#2 dave_lilley Jun 20, 2001 10:09 PM

Have it bronzed.

#3 sf_247 Jun 20, 2001 10:21 PM


Originally posted by dave_lilley:
Have it bronzed.

It WOULD make a very nice paperweight.

#4 realglow Jun 20, 2001 10:37 PM

Sell it on ebay. Lots of people collect
vintage rc equipment. Don't expect to get
a lot for it, but it may be worth the bother... http://www.ezonemag.com/disc/smile.gif

[This message has been edited by realglow (edited 06-20-2001).]

#5 BillM Jun 20, 2001 11:37 PM

If it is a piece of equipment that you enjoy using you may be able to have it upgraded. It is being done especially to single stick equipment. Kraft radios are popular upgrades as are Poro Line ans some Ace sets.

#6 atsiang Jun 20, 2001 11:47 PM

How can I get it upgraded? The systems that I have are old 4 channel Futaba radios.


#7 All__talk Jun 21, 2001 01:01 AM

Hell, give it to me, it's probably newer than most of my stuff http://www.ezonemag.com/disc/smile.gif

#8 fisher Jun 21, 2001 05:22 AM


Originally posted by atsiang:
How can I get it upgraded? The systems that I have are old 4 channel Futaba radios.


If it's not gold stickered you can't. I have a 6 channel paperweight. http://www.ezonemag.com/disc/frown.gif
I'm gonna use mine for computer simms.

#9 e-flyer Jun 21, 2001 06:21 AM

You could give it to me!!!
I have only one radio http://www.ezonemag.com/disc/frown.gif ::sniff::

Alex http://www.ezonemag.com/disc/smile.gif

#10 procrastination inc Jun 21, 2001 07:03 AM

Me! me! give it to ME!

I'm still stuffing about with a 2 channel

#11 atsiang Jun 21, 2001 10:13 AM

What is gold stickering???


#12 Tim O Jun 21, 2001 11:33 AM


Originally posted by atsiang:
What is gold stickering???


In the late 80's the FCC changed the specs on transmitters. The ones that met the new spec had gold stickers affixed to them to let you know that they were the new style.

Now, if you put batteries in a transmitter that isn't gold stickered, you will be immediately detected by these guys that ride around with dozens of antennas and receivers on blacked out vans. They'll swoop in, pull the radio out of your hands, smash it on the ground, then throw you in the van and haul you away for cross examination.
Usually takes about 20 seconds from the time the Tx is switched on until their arrival.

Hold on, somebody is knocking on my door...
Hey! Who are you gu... Mmmph, Aaaah! Thump!


[This message has been edited by Tim O (edited 06-21-2001).]

#13 Mark Wood Jun 21, 2001 02:00 PM

Tim O:

Pretty darned funny. Thanks!
We used to think that about "Uncle Charlie" in the old CB days too.

mw http://www.ezonemag.com/disc/biggrin.gif

#14 MrBungle Jun 21, 2001 02:43 PM

HAHAHA thanks Tim, I needed that http://www.ezonemag.com/disc/smile.gif

#15 Mike C Jun 21, 2001 04:08 PM

Do I hear the mission impossible theme playing in the background?

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