SOLD - Rare, Vintage Astro Flight Kit ASW-17 - SOLD - RC Groups
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May 28, 2010, 02:48 PM
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SOLD - Rare, Vintage Astro Flight Kit ASW-17 - SOLD

Up for sale: Vintage/Rare Astro Flight ASW-17

This is an older kit produced in 1972 (38 years ago)

I purchased this kit from the original owner years ago at an estate sale in Los Angeles and it has been in storage ever since.

Specs from the rolled plans:

Astro Flight Inc.

Copyright 1972

Wing Span: 132 Inches
Wing Area: 950 sq. Inches
Aspect Ratio: 19 to 1
Airfoil: Eppler 387
Length: 49 In.
Flying Wt: 64 oz

Designed by: Boucher
Drawn by: H.D. Myers

The Astro Flight ASW-17 is a 1/6 scale model of the full-scale open class sailplane. The ASW-17 was the second open class design of Gerhard Waibel. Full-scale performance L/D max. 48/1 at 54 kt, span 20m (65.6 ft)

The ASW-17 kit placed 1st, 2nd and 3rd at the 1972 North-South Radio Control Challenge in Bakersfield, CA.

The kit includes:

- Fiberglass fuselage
- Spruce & Balsa wing
- Clear Canopy
- Hardware package
- Rolled plans, Instructions, ASW-17 info,histroy, drawings, etc..

The kit box and original box label are still in great condition; the plans are not damaged (No tears etc.) Fuse looks good with no damage of any kind. Overall the kit appears to be in great shape.

As a side note:

I will ship this item double boxed! Since this kit could possibly be a collector's item, I don't to harm the original kit box by placing mailing labels, or tape on it. As a result, shipping will be a couple extra dollars higher due to the added weight.

I like paypal but will take money orders as well.


Last edited by rcGman; Jun 22, 2010 at 02:09 PM.
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May 29, 2010, 01:11 PM
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I adjusted the price.

--> Lowered Price ($275 + $25 Shipping anywhere USA) (The Box is over-sized)

If no interest maybe ebay or back in storage for awhile.

Last edited by rcGman; May 29, 2010 at 06:44 PM.
May 29, 2010, 01:39 PM
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That is a very cool vintage glider! Any way to get a copy of the plans so I can restore mine?
Jun 02, 2010, 07:21 AM
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I'd like to see you give EBAY a try.............I'd certainly bid on it.

Best Regards,

Jun 05, 2010, 09:44 PM
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So that's how you throw a DLG!
Has the 17 been sold?
Jun 14, 2010, 04:01 PM
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Still for sale?

Do we know if the Astro ASW-17 is still for sale or not?
Jun 16, 2010, 05:42 PM
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The ASW17 is still for sale.
Jun 22, 2010, 02:08 PM
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Now Sold.... Thanks

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