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Old 04-27-2008, 12:39 AM
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So, a local person is willing to sell me his entire setup of RC equipment..

1 Sig Trainer, with 4 channel radio, complete and flown ~10 times. No damage
1 High Wing sport aircraft, 7 channel radio, 4 stroke OS .46 Engine. Never flown. Self covered.
1 6 Channel airtronics Radio system, new, in box. Approximately 2 years old.
1 new, in box .60 4 stroke engine (brand unknown atm)
Field box, starter, glow igniter.
a few gallons of gas (aprox 2 years old, but sealed)
a .30 sized corsair kit. not arf, not assembled.
a box of assorted balsa pieces.

The seller wants $300 for all of it.

Is this a good deal? I'm thinking the servos, and 2, 4 stroke engines are worth $300 easily.

I could donate the trainer setup to our local RC Club and i might end up liking the sport plane.
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Old 04-27-2008, 12:48 AM
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The motors will be worth the asking price or close enough that the other stuff is a wash. I would NOT trust the batteries. The fuel should be ok for breaking in the motors but I would be cautious with it for actual flying. Good luck don't forget to share with the NEWBIES
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Old 04-27-2008, 01:55 AM
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When buying used RC equipment, much depends on the character of the person selling it. IF the history of the equipment is reliable and the person is honest and you know them, then yes, its a good price. However, buying RC equipment from a stranger is a real pig in a poke. And as such is worth very little.
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A steal of a deal!!! Man, if I was closer I'd be all over this. The motors and radio gear alone are worth that. As far as the batteries go, cycle them a few times to make sure they are good, and if in question, throw them out and get a couple new ones. I wish there were deals like this north of the border.

Good luck and fantastic find also

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Old 04-27-2008, 07:46 AM
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Sounds like a good deal to me, I would replace all the batteries and start them fresh. I have never lost a plane to a bad battery and don't plan to start now, if I am not 110% sure about a battery I get a new one.
just my .02.

I have done some wheeling and dealing and it looks like you could turn around and sell some of the stuff and get your money back down the road.
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