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Old Jul 15, 2004, 12:28 AM
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Hey guys, Look what I scored on ebay!!!

This will keep me busy while I gather the parts for my Hangar 9 Corsair
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Old Jul 15, 2004, 12:38 AM
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Hey guys, Look what I scored on ebay!!!

Oh, I forgot to add the diminsions:

Name: Bobcat
Wingspan: 57"
Length: 48"
Wing Area: 584 sq. inches
Flying Weight: 5.4 lbs
Engine: 40---46 (Not really sure)
Fuel Tank: 12 oz (or 320cc)


She came complete with a Focus 4-Channel radio, Glow Plug Quick Start, Fuel pump (to fill tank with) and extra servo's and spares parts for servo's

All this for $400

As soon as I can ger her in the air, I'll come straight back here and let you all know exactly how she flies
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Old Jul 15, 2004, 05:18 PM
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Did you mean to put this in a Glow Power forum?
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Old Jul 15, 2004, 06:10 PM
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Oops!!! Yes I did..Sorry

Would you do me the Honor of moving it for me ? (I don't know how)
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Old Jul 16, 2004, 06:00 AM
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Scored on Ebay???

That's about a $100.00 airplane, a $100.00 radio system, and a $50.00 engine, if you actually got an engine with the package.

Even with the "extras" , I'd consider this to be a pretty low score...

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Old Jul 16, 2004, 11:34 AM
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Too much money

I agree. I wonder if shipping was included in that $400. A big package like that is expensive to ship.
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Old Jul 16, 2004, 11:55 AM
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WHAT!? I think you did really good! Looks like it was hardly ever flown! Great looking! I'd say the price was about right if you were buying a RTF. Plane looks like it's about 100+, radio gear is worth 200, engine and stuff about 200 since you've got all the starting equipment and spare servos, and a complete radio setup! With all that stuff you get, how much better could you do? Not much.
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Old Jul 16, 2004, 03:01 PM
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radio gear is definetly not 200 dollars sorry. for 200 you can get some of hitech's programable radios. well, even if you may have got the bad end of the stick, you didn't get it by too much.

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Old Jul 16, 2004, 03:13 PM
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Hey, as long as the guy's happy with his "score", that's all that matters. Doesn't matter if we think he got ripped off or not. It's his money. Happens all the time on eBay.

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Old Jul 16, 2004, 11:32 PM
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I think he got a fair deal, not great, but certainly fair.
And as long as he's happy, that's great.

I tend to buy used stuff too and try to never pay more than half the new value.
My latest buy was at the local hobby shop. Sig Hog Bipe built really nice with pro looking covering ( starburst , etc.) and Super Tiger 75 installed. Paid $250 Cdn. ( about $180 U.S.). And yes, it had a piggy for a pilot.


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Old Jul 16, 2004, 11:49 PM
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Yep, got to have a pig for the hog. This isn't a slam agianst anybody but I always build my own stuff either from kit or scratch. If something is wrong with it Me and everybody else in the club know exactly who to blame. In all honesty, that deal wasn't bad. You figure $75-80 for the kit, at least that much for covering, CA, and hardware that didn't come with the kit (or hardware that came with the kit that you don't want to use) I almost always spend more than the price of the kit in hardware and extra materials, but thats just me. A Good engine that size $75-125. 4 channel with extra servo $160. I know some people are saying, but he bought all used stuff. True, but he didn't spend a couple of weeks building the plane either.
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Old Jul 17, 2004, 06:02 AM
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Chevy, what engine is it? If it happens to be an OS .46, then the deal is pretty good. I bought a new OS .46 AX from LHS and it was $105. Standard servos
are about $10 each new. Most important part is the radio system. An area where I don't like to skimp on.

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Old Jul 17, 2004, 07:14 AM
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Dave, that was a good deal on the AX engine! Around here they go for $119.
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Old Jul 17, 2004, 07:56 AM
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Some of youz guys really know how to take the wind out of a fellow's sails!

I think he got a fair deal. I might even say he got a great deal if I knew the specs on engine and servos (extra ones, too).
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Old Jul 18, 2004, 11:34 PM
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Not to sound hurtful, but...
The Cermark Bobcat comes with the Hitec radio and a 42 engine, everything installed, for $299. Sometimes less on sale.
Enjoy the airplane, that's all that really matters.
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