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Sep 17, 2012, 06:33 PM
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I think this is a good deal for $500. do you? I would probably sell half of them and convert the rest to brushless b/c nitro is waayyy to expensive for me. do you think I could get my money back by selling 3-4 planes and 2 radios?

http://london.kijiji.ca/c-buy-and-se...AdIdZ413410815
Sep 17, 2012, 06:38 PM
use the 4s luke, use the 4s...
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Originally Posted by Jeremy Kamutzki
I think this is a good deal for $500. do you? I would probably sell half of them and convert the rest to brushless b/c nitro is waayyy to expensive for me. do you think I could get my money back by selling 3-4 planes and 2 radios?

http://london.kijiji.ca/c-buy-and-se...AdIdZ413410815
Very nice. I would count on getting most of your money back. But it is in london isnt it?
Sep 17, 2012, 06:55 PM
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well, the ad is in london, but the posted location is midland which is 3 hours north of me. london is 45 minutes south. I will be going on a camping trip this weekend and we'll go right by there. would a brushless conversion for one of these things be around $75 from hobbyking including ESC, battery, motor and orange rx/satellite??
Sep 17, 2012, 06:55 PM
Agressive driver
not sure about the price of brushless conversion. When you are doing an estimate, make sure you factor in an external BEC. Hk escs are pretty good, but if one fails the bec does to and you lose your plane
Sep 17, 2012, 06:59 PM
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ok. those aren't expensive are they? and what happens if the BEC fails???
Sep 17, 2012, 07:00 PM
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I think this is a good deal for $500. do you? I would probably sell half of them and convert the rest to brushless b/c nitro is waayyy to expensive for me. do you think I could get my money back by selling 3-4 planes and 2 radios?
It's hard to tell for sure. The radios aren't really new enough to be useful or old enough to be valuable; in total you might get $50-75 for a pair of them if you're lucky. You'd have to find someone who's still on 72MHz, and by now most of those guys have top-of-the-line radios that they bought for cheap from people who switched to 2.4GHz. Depending on what's in the planes (engines, servos, receivers etc.) you may be able to part them out, but to break even you'd need to make over $100 per plane. The airframes mostly look old and probably have some fuel residue and crap on them. Assuming they're in good flying condition, you might be able to get like $50 each depending on exactly what planes they are.

This is also assuming that everything works. You'll have to be able to test and diagnose the engines, especially if they've been hanging in that garage for awhile.
Sep 17, 2012, 07:02 PM
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Originally Posted by C₄H₁₀
It's hard to tell for sure. The radios aren't really new enough to be useful or old enough to be valuable; in total you might get $50-75 for a pair of them if you're lucky. You'd have to find someone who's still on 72MHz, and by now most of those guys have top-of-the-line radios that they bought for cheap from people who switched to 2.4GHz. Depending on what's in the planes (engines, servos, receivers etc.) you may be able to part them out, but to break even you'd need to make over $100 per plane. The airframes mostly look old and probably have some fuel residue and crap on them. Assuming they're in good flying condition, you might be able to get like $50 each depending on exactly what planes they are.

This is also assuming that everything works. You'll have to be able to test and diagnose the engines, especially if they've been hanging in that garage for awhile.
really? only $50 for an airframe? they're like $300 new!
Sep 17, 2012, 07:03 PM
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and the nitro engines are expensive too!
Sep 17, 2012, 07:06 PM
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soldering bullets is super easy. just watch this video. Also, the ESC looks nice.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B9yY9Kk4bEA
Yeah that's what I did. Had my dad drill a small hole in a piece of scrap wood... before that I was holding the bullet with a wrench, and the wrench was doubling as a heatsink, so I couldn't even melt the solder inside the bullet! LOL!

No more comments on it? I think it looks rad

Anybody notice the RX wire on the winglet?



Dan
Sep 17, 2012, 07:18 PM
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really? only $50 for an airframe? they're like $300 new!
Ummm yeah, but the value tends to go down once somebody's flown them, maybe crashed and repaired them, and blown a bunch of sticky glow exhaust over them. I'd laugh if anyone tried to sell me a used ~.40-.61 sized sport airframe for more than about $50. If these were molded pylon racers or something then they'd retain some value, but common wooden planes are cheap fare.

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and the nitro engines are expensive too!
Again, they're expensive when NEW. A nitro engine of unknown background with an unknown amount of runtime on it is not something that'll typically sell for a lot of money. If I was gonna buy an engine, I would A) want it to come from someone that I know took good care of it and can assure me that it's in good condition, or B) want to spend so little on it that I can't possible lose.

Brushless motors retain excellent secondhand value because there's nothing on them to wear out other than the bearings. I can buy a new Mega for $100 or a used one for $95. Nitro engines are wearing-out machines. All those hot moving parts, explosions, and residues... Ick.
Sep 17, 2012, 07:20 PM
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Originally Posted by C₄H₁₀
It's hard to tell for sure. The radios aren't really new enough to be useful or old enough to be valuable; in total you might get $50-75 for a pair of them if you're lucky. You'd have to find someone who's still on 72MHz, and by now most of those guys have top-of-the-line radios that they bought for cheap from people who switched to 2.4GHz. Depending on what's in the planes (engines, servos, receivers etc.) you may be able to part them out, but to break even you'd need to make over $100 per plane. The airframes mostly look old and probably have some fuel residue and crap on them. Assuming they're in good flying condition, you might be able to get like $50 each depending on exactly what planes they are.

This is also assuming that everything works. You'll have to be able to test and diagnose the engines, especially if they've been hanging in that garage for awhile.
Do you think I'd have trouble selling them? I will know more about them after I talk with the guy, hopefully tonight
Sep 17, 2012, 07:25 PM
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so it looks like I could do an electric conversion for less than $100 with stuff from hobbyking (ESC, UBEC, LiPo, Motor, Rx/satellite)
Sep 17, 2012, 07:27 PM
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Ummm yeah, but the value tends to go down once somebody's flown them, maybe crashed and repaired them, and blown a bunch of sticky glow exhaust over them. I'd laugh if anyone tried to sell me a used ~.40-.61 sized sport airframe for more than about $50. If these were molded pylon racers or something then they'd retain some value, but common wooden planes are cheap fare.



Again, they're expensive when NEW. A nitro engine of unknown background with an unknown amount of runtime on it is not something that'll typically sell for a lot of money. If I was gonna buy an engine, I would A) want it to come from someone that I know took good care of it and can assure me that it's in good condition, or B) want to spend so little on it that I can't possible lose.

Brushless motors retain excellent secondhand value because there's nothing on them to wear out other than the bearings. I can buy a new Mega for $100 or a used one for $95. Nitro engines are wearing-out machines. All those hot moving parts, explosions, and residues... Ick.
ok. I see your point. so it's not really worth that much. is $500 a decent deal, but If I was to get my money back I would have to sell everything?
Sep 17, 2012, 07:35 PM
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Hey guys, I just got a free delta airframe! Can't wait to get it!
Sep 17, 2012, 07:36 PM
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Hey guys, I just got a free delta airframe! Can't wait to get it!
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