Originally Posted by Arcteryxxx
If saving money is the goal, this is the wrong hobby in the first place
True, but you don't need to on purposely buy expensive stuff for something if something cheap will do. Sounded like he was trying to save money trying to keep the plane as-is. In brushed form, that plane only went about 50 maybe 60 mph. So if you're trying to keep your garage sale bargain to still be a bargain then you don't want to turn around and dump several hundred more into it. Then ya might as well go out and buy a new one.
(granted you can't get this particular model anymore except maybe in blank foam bodies wherever you can find them)