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Old Jan 10, 2005, 10:11 AM
jmvannoy@gmail.com
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What's a Raptor 30 v1 worth? (ready-to-fly)

I have a version 1 Raptor 30 that I'm needing to sell. Wonder if
anyone could comment on the "street value" of this ready-to-fly setup:

Raptor 30 v1
OS 32 SX
Futaba 8UHP
gyro (can't remember brand right now)


I have posted it for sale locally and said "Reasonable offer accepted."
I have had someone ask me for my asking price, and I don't really have
one. What do you think.

Thank you,
John

Old Jan 10, 2005, 12:11 PM
John T
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Re: What's a Raptor 30 v1 worth? (ready-to-fly)

If its in reasonably good shape, no broken or damaged parts, and it
doesn't "look worn", with everything working, could be around $300.00
more or less. Check ebay for V1 prices, they come up fairly often.
It won't be hard to sell, its fairly popular, even as a early version.

Helis are somewhat difficult to sell for what you might think they are
worth...they wear out faster or get more easily damaged than a plane,
lots of potential abuse, so prices on ebay tend to be what I'd consider
on the low side, due to the pig-in-a-poke factor. A face to face
meeting, such as at a swap meet, may go better cause the buyer can
inspect it first.

"First impressions" make a big difference, IMHO. That means a CLEAN
heli. The canopy should be neary pristine, no cracks, peeling decals,
flaked or chipping paint. Grease at a minimum. Clean the dust and dirt
out of the nooks and crannies. Replace stained fuel tanks.

oops...got carried away here! Not what you were asking.

John

Old Jan 10, 2005, 12:11 PM
kodi946
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Re: What's a Raptor 30 v1 worth? (ready-to-fly)

Sorry, but I don't have enough experience with the used market to give you a
good estimate. However, I think you will need to provide a little more
information to get an accurate estimate form someone who knows the street
value on a used Raptor. (I'd like to pick up a used V2 someday) First off
list any modifications you have made or just mention that it's stock. Also
the brand and model of gyro, brand /model servos and receiver. Are the
blades stock (wood) or glass/carbon? How used is it? Has it been crashed?
Does it have a good high capacity battery included? Of course you can also
get an idea by looking at the prices on Ebay.

<jmvannoy@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:1105368814.166493.14100@c13g2000cwb.googlegro ups.com...
> I have a version 1 Raptor 30 that I'm needing to sell. Wonder if
> anyone could comment on the "street value" of this ready-to-fly setup:
>
> Raptor 30 v1
> OS 32 SX
> Futaba 8UHP
> gyro (can't remember brand right now)
>
>
> I have posted it for sale locally and said "Reasonable offer accepted."
> I have had someone ask me for my asking price, and I don't really have
> one. What do you think.
>
> Thank you,
> John
>



Old Jan 10, 2005, 02:11 PM
jmvannoy@gmail.com
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Re: What's a Raptor 30 v1 worth? (ready-to-fly)

Thanks for the responses. I've checked eBay but it's hard to get any
meaningful numbers there (e.g. one might be $183 with reserve not met,
and another is $1000 with no bids; etc.) I should have mentioned that
mine is totally stock, built from the kit (not ARF), has the full
bearing upgrade, and has the receiver, servos and battery that came
with the 8UHP. Flown but never crashed; about 5 tanks worth.

I don't know what improvements/fixes they made in the v2, but hopefully
the v1 is still a viable heli for a beginner.

John

Old Jan 10, 2005, 02:11 PM
Joe Bill
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Re: What's a Raptor 30 v1 worth? (ready-to-fly)

Did you look at the completed listings on eBay?

Item 5948150792 sold for $500 (+ $30 shipping) on Jan. 8 - nice looking V1
with all electronics plus Skysport 6H radio and OS 32 engine

Item 5947053823 sold for $370 on Dec. 31 - nice looking V1 with TT39 engine
"upgraded" with a Raptor 50 tailboom and main blades. Includes servos and
CSM gyro, but no receiver or transmitter.

Someplace else to go look is www.runryder.com in their classifieds section.

Based on those eBay items and having a better radio I'd think you should be
able to get at least $500 assuming it's in good condition.

Jim

<jmvannoy@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:1105384391.326613.37940@f14g2000cwb.googlegro ups.com...
> Thanks for the responses. I've checked eBay but it's hard to get any
> meaningful numbers there (e.g. one might be $183 with reserve not met,
> and another is $1000 with no bids; etc.) I should have mentioned that
> mine is totally stock, built from the kit (not ARF), has the full
> bearing upgrade, and has the receiver, servos and battery that came
> with the 8UHP. Flown but never crashed; about 5 tanks worth.
>
> I don't know what improvements/fixes they made in the v2, but hopefully
> the v1 is still a viable heli for a beginner.
>
> John
>



Old Jan 10, 2005, 04:11 PM
PlaneMan
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Re: What's a Raptor 30 v1 worth? (ready-to-fly)

Try the rec.models.rc.helicopter news group
<jmvannoy@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:1105368814.166493.14100@c13g2000cwb.googlegro ups.com...
>I have a version 1 Raptor 30 that I'm needing to sell. Wonder if
> anyone could comment on the "street value" of this ready-to-fly setup:
>
> Raptor 30 v1
> OS 32 SX
> Futaba 8UHP
> gyro (can't remember brand right now)
>
>
> I have posted it for sale locally and said "Reasonable offer accepted."
> I have had someone ask me for my asking price, and I don't really have
> one. What do you think.
>
> Thank you,
> John
>



Old Jan 10, 2005, 06:11 PM
Fritz the Cat
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Re: What's a Raptor 30 v1 worth? (ready-to-fly)

jmvannoy@gmail.com wrote:
> I have a version 1 Raptor 30 that I'm needing to sell. Wonder if
> anyone could comment on the "street value" of this ready-to-fly setup:
>
> Raptor 30 v1
> OS 32 SX
> Futaba 8UHP
> gyro (can't remember brand right now)
>
>
> I have posted it for sale locally and said "Reasonable offer accepted."
> I have had someone ask me for my asking price, and I don't really have
> one. What do you think.
>
> Thank you,
> John
>



Go to :
http://www.runryder.com
you can see what similar helis fetch in the classifieds.

Fritz
Old Jan 10, 2005, 06:11 PM
quietguy
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Re: What's a Raptor 30 v1 worth? (ready-to-fly)

John, to get an idea you need to look at the completed sales, not those
currently open, to see what the item actually sold for.

David

jmvannoy@gmail.com wrote:

> Thanks for the responses. I've checked eBay but it's hard to get any
> meaningful numbers there (e.g. one might be $183 with reserve not met,
> and another is $1000 with no bids; etc.) John,


 


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