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Old 01-07-2022, 05:43 AM
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Old 01-07-2022, 06:15 AM
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Just goes to show how "real" these "reality" shows are.

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Old 01-07-2022, 04:07 PM
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$2800 probably barely covered the cost of the two engines.
I would have loved to see the 262, hanging from the rafters, actually fly as well
Old 01-07-2022, 04:31 PM
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Hmm, he only saw one of the two run & fly, and as per the "drones taking over" spiel he kept pushing he may well have a hard time making any real money there. I've watched Pawn Stars enough to know that they want to at least double their money on each transaction, does anyone here really think he's gonna get $5600 for those two planes
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Hmm, he only saw one of the two run & fly, and as per the "drones taking over" spiel he kept pushing he may well have a hard time making any real money there. I've watched Pawn Stars enough to know that they want to at least double their money on each transaction, does anyone here really think he's gonna get $5600 for those two planes
He overpaid at $2,800.00. The market is soft.

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Old 01-07-2022, 05:28 PM
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Don't know if he overpaid or not but I figure he'll get his money back to maybe $3500, not much beyond that
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Fluff piece. I doubt there was actually any sale at all. Cory would have had to find a local buyer as shipping to Vegas would have eaten any profits. Vegas is a poor market due to there being two very well known flying sites there that are predominantly giant scale, home of the TOC, only 4 hours from LA where there is a saturated market as well. There was nothing out of the ordinary about those airplanes that would have made the worth more then average money,
Old 01-08-2022, 09:01 AM
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Originally Posted by astrohog View Post
He overpaid at $2,800.00. The market is soft.

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Exactly, if the deal was real at $2800, and if as Hydro said he ended up getting let's say $3500 for them, he's gonna make $700? I'll bet the camera crew eats that for lunch!!!

Originally Posted by speedracerntrixie View Post
Fluff piece. I doubt there was actually any sale at all. Cory would have had to find a local buyer as shipping to Vegas would have eaten any profits. Vegas is a poor market due to there being two very well known flying sites there that are predominantly giant scale, home of the TOC, only 4 hours from LA where there is a saturated market as well. There was nothing out of the ordinary about those airplanes that would have made the worth more then average money,
And yes Speed, I too am skeptical of a couple of things, I hope the story line went that Cory has had some previous RC plane experience, I don't know his past hobbies but he did pretty well playing "pass the TX" with the seller to be a total RC newb. I recall one of those "storage wars" shows a good while ago getting busted in the RC forum community for planting a thousands of dollar RC jet that someone recognized and knew the owner of. Long ago I came to believe the only honest television is the one that is safely switched off and unplugged

And lastly, Pawn Stars lost a good bit of it's character when the old man died, I'm not as much of a fan of the new dynamic...
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Or Chumley.....
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Init, entertainment industry is all about what can be faked. I assure you at no point was Rosie flying this blimp.


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Originally Posted by init4fun View Post
Exactly, if the deal was real at $2800, and if as Hydro said he ended up getting let's say $3500 for them, he's gonna make $700? I'll bet the camera crew eats that for lunch!!!
Max value of those two planes would be around $2,400.00. Of course, value is determined by what someone is willing to pay….

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If you watch the video closely the airborne shots show a smaller wheel with no wheel pants (Which would be the Yak). He was ‘flying’ the Decathlon, which has wheel pants.

Me thinks there was some creative editing going on here. I doubt he knows anything about flying R/C. If he did he’d know that each aircraft was worth about $3K w/radio gear.

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Originally Posted by R_Strowe View Post
If you watch the video closely the airborne shots show a smaller wheel with no wheel pants (Which would be the Yak). He was ‘flying’ the Decathlon, which has wheel pants.

Me thinks there was some creative editing going on here. I doubt he knows anything about flying R/C. If he did he’d know that each aircraft was worth about $3K w/radio gear.

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It was very obvious that Corey wasn’t flying. Those airplanes were not worth anywhere near $3K each.

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Well, that’s probably what was originally invested, market value of course would be much lower. Unless someone who was a big fan of the show and flew R/C was willing to overpay to have one of them. Very unlikely though. I’m sticking with my original thought that it was a fluff piece.
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Originally Posted by astrohog View Post
It was very obvious that Corey wasn’t flying. Those airplanes were not worth anywhere near $3K each.

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Well, what someone invests in something, and what the market will pay are not always the same. Between the engine costs ($1,500 ?), the airframe ($500-$700), servos/radio gear ($300-$400), one is approaching the $3000 mark for each one. All I’m sayin.

And I was primarily pointing out the inconsistencies in the in-flight video. The lack of detail in editing is sad.

Unfortunately a lot of people watch shows like Pawn Stars. They may now come away with a distorted impression of the hobby because of that segment.

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Old 01-10-2022, 02:58 AM
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Originally Posted by R_Strowe View Post
Well, what someone invests in something, and what the market will pay are not always the same. Between the engine costs ($1,500 ?), the airframe ($500-$700), servos/radio gear ($300-$400), one is approaching the $3000 mark for each one. All I’m sayin.

And I was primarily pointing out the inconsistencies in the in-flight video. The lack of detail in editing is sad.

Unfortunately a lot of people watch shows like Pawn Stars. They may now come away with a distorted impression of the hobby because of that segment.

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Good morning Captain Strowe, Yes indeed, setting up both of those from all brand new parts would easily run into $3K each if quality parts are used. Cory's problem (if the segment was for real) is that the resale value of all RC toys is typically less than or just up to 50% of the new cost, so now those used planes are likely gonna bring perhaps $1500 each, getting $3K on planes he spent $2.8K on ain't gonna make Rick a happy man, considering the overhead of running both the business and the TV show.

PS, the show "American Pickers" has done more to ruin the hobby collecting of antiques than any damage Pawn Stars could possibly do to our hobby, so I guess we should consider ourselves grateful that we don't receive the exposure on shows like AP .....
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Originally Posted by init4fun View Post
Good morning Captain Strowe, Yes indeed, setting up both of those from all brand new parts would easily run into $3K each if quality parts are used. Cory's problem (if the segment was for real) is that the resale value of all RC toys is typically less than or just up to 50% of the new cost, so now those used planes are likely gonna bring perhaps $1500 each, getting $3K on planes he spent $2.8K on ain't gonna make Rick a happy man, considering the overhead of running both the business and the TV show.

PS, the show "American Pickers" has done more to ruin the hobby collecting of antiques than any damage Pawn Stars could possibly do to our hobby, so I guess we should consider ourselves grateful that we don't receive the exposure on shows like AP .....
Yeah, I know you’re right about that. I just hate seeing the hobby being cheapened so much.

I did some consignment building in the past. But recently in all but 1 case, the potential customer simply wasn’t willing to pay even a reasonable rate. My father years ago ran into a similar issue with a series of products he was trying to market for R/C. They actually performed to spec, yet people were constantly saying they were too expensive.

Oh Well…

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Three degrees isn't a temperature, , , it's a Sentence, just doin time in the frozen wasteland ......


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Three degrees isn't a temperature, , , it's a Sentence, just doin time in the frozen wasteland ......
three degrees but clear and calm? That is like a Caribbean vacation compared to the calamities we've been suffering through in the PNW!!

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I know that feeling. Couldn't get a vehicle out of the yard until either Thursday or Friday before New Years. Since the wife and I had gone grocery shopping just before the snow hit, didn't really need to go out for that week anyway but, truth be told, it did suck being stuck at home
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Originally Posted by Hydro Junkie View Post
I know that feeling. Couldn't get a vehicle out of the yard until either Thursday or Friday before New Years. Since the wife and I had gone grocery shopping just before the snow hit, didn't really need to go out for that week anyway but, truth be told, it did suck being stuck at home
sounds like a very personal problem, to me...
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You had your time with ice and snow, now we had ours
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You had your time with ice and snow, now we had ours
I didn’t think yours would be too different then ours. We had our couple days of snow now we are back to rain. Had a break in the rain last weekend so I went flying on Saturday and worked on my car and a couple models on Sunday. Weather looks flyable this weekend but depending on test results I may be stuck in the house with the wife. Which truth be told is not a bad deal at all.
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Technically, I could have gotten the truck out but it was blocked by one of the cars that was "snowbound". Both of my cars have a low amount of ground clearance, from the factory, so trying to drive them would have done a good amount of body damage, making it not worth it. I also had close to a foot of snow in my yard and a packed snow and ice sheet for a street, again making it not worth going out
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Technically, I could have gotten the truck out but it was blocked by one of the cars that was "snowbound". Both of my cars have a low amount of ground clearance, from the factory, so trying to drive them would have done a good amount of body damage, making it not worth it. I also had close to a foot of snow in my yard and a packed snow and ice sheet for a street, again making it not worth going out
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