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Old Jan 13, 2013, 07:36 PM
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A blast from the past!

I remember when those came on the scene. The first of the RTFs - radio, engine, plane. I flew a couple with guys new to the hobby. They were so beautiful, but were a tad bot on the heavy-side.

IMHO, this would be best as a part-out in the same order above.

The radio:
Unfortunately, not usable. We're talking a '70's radio here. Batteries (receiver and transmitter) are unusable. Electronics have a shelf life, and again, we're talking a '70s radio. It may fetch something from a collector via an auction site, but don't count on it.

The engine:
Even thought its been idle for a long time, it may be rebuildable. Again, the right buyer has to come along. Enya engines were, and still are, contenders.

The plane:
These planes were durable trainers. But they are just that - trainers. There is a flood of these in ARF/RTF form on the market now, and they're lighter and more easier repairable than the painted fiberglass Cardinal.

IMHO you're looking for a nostalgic buyer that wants to upgrade the radio and (possibly) the engine and get this model back in the air. Being a trainer, you're in competition with planes that cost $100-125 (minus radio and engine). Want you want to do is gather as much information as it comes in here and market it as the classic that is is.

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