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Old 09-25-2012, 06:10 AM
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I've recently come into possesion of a Megow Towline sailplane kit no. Z4. I've been told by some oldtimers it may be a collector's item but can't find any info on it. The box isn't in great shape but it appears to be complete.

Anyone have any info on it?

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Old 09-25-2012, 10:13 AM
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Default RE: Megow Towline sailplane

A lot would depend on what the model is. A picture of the box or plans clearly showing which model design it is would help a lot.

But having said that anything by Megow is at least somewhat collectable IF the kit is complete. Otherwise it's going to be a LOT less for the box and plans. Even if it is complete it won't put your kids through college or buy you a new car. But it may sell for enough to buy all or most of the next engine you want.
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A lot would depend on what the model is. A picture of the box or plans clearly showing which model design it is would help a lot.

But having said that anything by Megow is at least somewhat collectable IF the kit is complete. Otherwise it's going to be a LOT less for the box and plans. Even if it is complete it won't put your kids through college or buy you a new car. But it may sell for enough to buy all or most of the next engine you want.
All I can say for sure is the plans have not been used to build the model and there are 4 maybe 5 printed sheets of parts. There are also sticks, sheets and blocks in the box plus a paper bag of screws. There was also a 1942 wheat penny ; )

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Default RE: Megow Towline sailplane

There's no doubt that it's a pretty looking thing.

As for value from what I've seen around at swap meets if the kit wood has not been partly cut out then you're likely looking at a value of around $100 to $120. If you held out for just the right person you MIGHT get $150. Or you could have it sitting around at $100 for months and sell it right away at $80. But then I could be out to lunch on this since I only notice such things in passing as I'm not into collecting these old kits.
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Default RE: Megow Towline sailplane

Thanks for the info, I'll keep it in mind. It doesn't seem to have generated any interest here.

I am more interested in getting it to someone who might do something with it than anything else.

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