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Old Sep 09, 2013, 06:15 PM
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That, and you fly quads. The horror!
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Old Sep 11, 2013, 06:09 AM
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Spaying those plastic things with armourall would get the plastic a bit flexable ,
if your going to risk flying them , or in case you dropem .
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Old Sep 11, 2013, 01:05 PM
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Some are brittle, some are surprisingly resiliant.

I have been flying several old Wen Mac and Cox planes with no issues. It really depends on the original material they were molded from, and how they were stored in the intervening 20-50 years, or so.

I have two Cox Sabres: One is fine and could probably be flown, the other just about breaks of you try to pick it up.
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Old Sep 11, 2013, 04:51 PM
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Neutering and spaying

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Spaying those plastic things with armourall would get the plastic a bit flexable , if your going to risk flying them , or in case you drop 'em .
Hey, I know ships are spoken of as females, but it isn't necessary to sterilize planes or ships; they aren't going to have a litter of kittens / pups.

But seriously, I wonder if anyone ever tried dope plasticizer, whatever the stuff is that Brodak sells to keep old dope finishes from becoming brittle, to treat any old plastic models that are now so brittle?
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Old Nov 01, 2013, 11:22 PM
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Hello All, This is my first post and I will start with a question. I have a Testors P-38 in chrome that is in great shape and never fueled, can someone tell me its value?[IMG]p1010623.jpg[/IMG]
i would be a buyer at $400 to 600 depending on condition of chrome finish.maybe more if very very nice.
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Old Jan 26, 2014, 06:38 PM
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I just picked up a very tired Testors P-38 from EBay very inexpensively. Some of the black paint is gone and the fuel tank in the left engine nacelle appears to be melted from the inside (I suspect someone in the past tried gasoline or something else that the plastic did not like for fuel). The left wing is also cracked at the center pod (never had this happen in years of flying my old one).

All of this being said, my goal is to get this one flying again! I miss flying these, although they were not great performers, they did fly well and very reliably (just not aerobatic).
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