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Old May 31, 2012, 03:08 PM
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MK Skymaster 20

Needing your opinion on what an MK Skymaster 20 is worth?

*No, I dont have one for sale...
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Old May 31, 2012, 03:47 PM
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Interesting question...

As the saying goes, 4s lipo's? $20. An OS 25 VF? About $100. An original MK Skymaster 20? Priceless...

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Old Jun 01, 2012, 01:56 AM
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Since these MK kits are rather rare the price could go rather high I suppose.
I bought an MK Curare 20 in 2009 for $216 and I agree it was expensive but it is probably up there one can get if it sold it on ebay and such places with internatiional shipping accepted to get a broad bidding base.

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Old Jun 01, 2012, 09:16 AM
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Need more input please.

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Old Jun 01, 2012, 04:05 PM
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I agree with the above, it's a rare model and you will be lucky to find one for sale. I'd say anywhere from $250 to $300.
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Old Jun 02, 2012, 12:21 PM
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I paid about $400 for mine over 5 years ago. It came with the 25 VF, but those were all over Ebay back then. I remember hesitating, thinking I could get a 60 size MK kit for the amount I bid (back then, before the crazy prices hit), but also thought, when will I ever see another SM 20? I haven't seen or heard of another that sold yet. I would say if one were to go for sale, it would go well beyond $300.

I started mine and stopped when I wasn't sure how I wanted to set up the wing servos. Now its all packed up waiting until we (me and the other planes) move to the mainland. Here are some pics of the build.

I did copy all the parts while I was building. I also had the plans scanned but I lost the files due to lack of external backups when my hard drive retired.

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Old Jun 02, 2012, 12:49 PM
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Based on my experience on open market MK kits for sale (and some corresponding purchases), the prices are as follows:

20 size kits: $200-400

40 size kits: $300-450

60/120 size kits: $350-700

The older classic BPA designs fetching higher prices than the later long stroke/four stroke era designs.

Yoshioka kits go for roughly 20-30% lower prices than the MK kits.

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Old Jun 02, 2012, 12:57 PM
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But the availablity does factor in this. The kits that you just cant find will sell for... who knows? Especially if 70s flyer is looking for one.
My pride and joy collctable kit is my MK Thunderbird II. I wouldn't take $1000 for it, not because its that good, but because I really dont think there is another one left.

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Old Jun 02, 2012, 11:25 PM
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Interesting discussion. I have an old FK Career 60 (Curare clone), fiberglass and foam construction, that I think I bought from Mutchlers Hobbies back in '84?...Rossi ,61 w/pipe. Rom-air retracts. Two flights on her since I built it in '86. Turn-around pattern hit and I put it up. If it isn't worth much, I will start flying it in SPA or CPA.
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Old Jun 03, 2012, 01:11 AM
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It really depends on how bad you need this plane, but 200/250 is reasonable I guess. I'm not a fan of the smaller ships though, they just are not my thing today.

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Old Jun 03, 2012, 09:50 PM
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Are you looking to buy one All the good names?
If you're just wanting to build one, I could set you up with plans and templates for your build..

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