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eBay it or sell it to someone local. 9 12.00%
Give it away to a friend or club memeber. 11 14.67%
Donate it to your club or a school. 1 1.33%
Just keep it forever to collect dust and hope to find a use for it someday. 54 72.00%
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Old Oct 31, 2006, 07:33 AM
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buyers remorse

What do you do with stuff that you buy 'accidently'? Wrong motor for your project? Batteries you thought had a little more juice? A plane that looked great online, but once you opened the box, it was less then desireable? What do you do?
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Old Oct 31, 2006, 08:10 AM
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Chalk it up to the "learning curve", and vow to do more research, next time!
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Old Oct 31, 2006, 08:12 AM
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I'm a pack rat. I keep it and try and find a use for it.
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Old Oct 31, 2006, 08:14 AM
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Depends how much it was really, smaller items I'll just leave lying around and try to avoid mentally adding up their value.
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Old Oct 31, 2006, 08:17 AM
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I have 2 pos. shift recievers I can't use.....yet!
One came from a vendor by accident...I have JR, ( an Electron 6.I kept it without the vendor knowing they sent me the wrong RX.)......And one came with a used hotliner I bought (Quantum 8)
Maybe someday I'l get a Futaba radio........NOT!
Matbe someday, JR will make a 12 channel radio that allows pos. and neg. shift!
I keep everything.
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Old Oct 31, 2006, 08:21 AM
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Originally Posted by kkens4
I have 2 pos. shift recievers I can't use.....yet!
One came from a vendor by accident...I have JR, ( an Electron 6.I kept it without the vendor knowing they sent me the wrong RX.)......And one came with a used hotliner I bought (Quantum 8)
Maybe someday I'l get a Futaba radio........NOT!
Matbe someday, JR will make a 12 channel radio that allows pos. and neg. shift!
I keep everything.
Futaba is negative shift, JR is positive. You can use those right now
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Old Oct 31, 2006, 08:25 AM
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I immediatly buy more stuff that will make a balanced system and then build a plane for it.
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Old Oct 31, 2006, 09:31 AM
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I bought an ESC for the first plane I built. It took awhile to build, and somehow I managed to forget that I had already bought it. I bought a second one. When I found the first I decided I needed a plane to put it in.

I would have thought that was obvious!

Bill
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Old Oct 31, 2006, 09:47 AM
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I usually realize it was the wrong part when it burns up and becomes completely useless. Then the answer is obvious. I donate it to a school.
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Old Oct 31, 2006, 11:33 AM
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Hmmm... usually when I buy the "wrong part" it's something small and under $10.00. I'll generally keep it in the hopes that I'll find a use for it somewhere down the line.

Even the more expensive parts (I have a couple of Himax brushless motors not doing much of anything) tend to stay in a drawer in the hopes that I'll find a use for them somewhere down the line.
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Old Oct 31, 2006, 11:38 AM
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I belong to a Sailplane club and I usually offer it up for a raffle.
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Old Oct 31, 2006, 12:43 PM
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Originally Posted by wmcharg
I bought an ESC for the first plane I built. It took awhile to build, and somehow I managed to forget that I had already bought it. I bought a second one. When I found the first I decided I needed a plane to put it in.

I would have thought that was obvious!

Bill
Gee. That's similar to the way I fond lost parts - I buy another and the original shows up.

- Roger
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Old Oct 31, 2006, 12:45 PM
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I normally just add it to the spares box. Then if I meet a new pilot that doesnt have a plane, and wants to get started. I donate parts from the spares box to get them airborne.
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Old Oct 31, 2006, 12:53 PM
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Futaba is negative shift, JR is positive. You can use those right now
You know what I mean.
I always get them confused.....which is probably why I have one of the two.
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Old Oct 31, 2006, 01:11 PM
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Sell it on Ezone for a fair price and chalk it up to lesson learned.
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