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Old Jun 20, 2001, 09:23 PM
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What should I do with my old RC equipment???

Hi all,

I'm not sure what I should do with my old RC transmitter, receiver that I purchased in 1986. Can I donate this or sell it or what??? It seems like a big waste.

Thanks
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Old Jun 20, 2001, 10:09 PM
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Have it bronzed.
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Old Jun 20, 2001, 10:21 PM
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Have it bronzed.

It WOULD make a very nice paperweight.
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Old Jun 20, 2001, 10:37 PM
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Sell it on ebay. Lots of people collect
vintage rc equipment. Don't expect to get
a lot for it, but it may be worth the bother...


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Old Jun 20, 2001, 11:37 PM
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If it is a piece of equipment that you enjoy using you may be able to have it upgraded. It is being done especially to single stick equipment. Kraft radios are popular upgrades as are Poro Line ans some Ace sets.
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Old Jun 20, 2001, 11:47 PM
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How can I get it upgraded? The systems that I have are old 4 channel Futaba radios.

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Old Jun 21, 2001, 01:01 AM
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Hell, give it to me, it's probably newer than most of my stuff
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Old Jun 21, 2001, 05:22 AM
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How can I get it upgraded? The systems that I have are old 4 channel Futaba radios.

Al
If it's not gold stickered you can't. I have a 6 channel paperweight.
I'm gonna use mine for computer simms.
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Old Jun 21, 2001, 06:21 AM
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You could give it to me!!!
I have only one radio ::sniff::


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Old Jun 21, 2001, 07:03 AM
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Me! me! give it to ME!

I'm still stuffing about with a 2 channel
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Old Jun 21, 2001, 10:13 AM
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What is gold stickering???

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Old Jun 21, 2001, 11:33 AM
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What is gold stickering???

Al
In the late 80's the FCC changed the specs on transmitters. The ones that met the new spec had gold stickers affixed to them to let you know that they were the new style.

Now, if you put batteries in a transmitter that isn't gold stickered, you will be immediately detected by these guys that ride around with dozens of antennas and receivers on blacked out vans. They'll swoop in, pull the radio out of your hands, smash it on the ground, then throw you in the van and haul you away for cross examination.
Usually takes about 20 seconds from the time the Tx is switched on until their arrival.

Hold on, somebody is knocking on my door...
Hey! Who are you gu... Mmmph, Aaaah! Thump!

RETURN TO YOUR BUSINESS FOLKS. NOTHING TO SEE HERE...



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Old Jun 21, 2001, 02:00 PM
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Tim O:

Pretty darned funny. Thanks!
We used to think that about "Uncle Charlie" in the old CB days too.

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Old Jun 21, 2001, 02:43 PM
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HAHAHA thanks Tim, I needed that
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Old Jun 21, 2001, 04:08 PM
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Do I hear the mission impossible theme playing in the background?
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