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Old 07-17-2012, 07:32 PM
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A guy I know has a 106 inch Hanger 9 Cub never flown with a slightly used Saito 1.80 4s and probably Futaba servos (it's hanging in the garage) for sale. He has no idea what he wants for it, just told me to make him an offer and also not to break my bank. He doesn't seem interested in getting top dollar in fact he gave me a Sig Somethin' Extra not long ago.

Any ideas what it might be worth if it were hanging in the LHS?
Old 07-17-2012, 09:41 PM
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Default RE: What might it be worth?

probably somewhere in the 500.00- 700.00 range
Old 07-18-2012, 07:09 AM
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Figure 50% of retail for the airplane and engine.
Old 07-18-2012, 07:51 AM
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Around here any ARF out of the box is selling for really low bottom dollar. And try to sell a big four stroke engine! But this would be a great flying combo and I love my Saito 1.80 and the way it sounds in the air. I would think $500 would be a generous offer.
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Default RE: What might it be worth?

Thanks, those numbers are in the same range I was thinking.
Old 07-18-2012, 06:48 PM
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Default RE: What might it be worth?

I forgot to say that my buddy has the old Hangar 9 Super cub and it is a really great flying plane. I am the only person to have flown it, ha, ha. The yellow cub ought to be just as much fun, and the 1.80 should be just right for scale power plus a little bit extra.
Old 07-19-2012, 07:29 AM
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Default RE: What might it be worth?

RCU has a buy and sell section with a market values tab, the prices given here are right in the ball park. Often unloading used RC equipment is a real chore, hard just to find a buyer much less get much money. Since your friend has no expense involved selling it to you I would lean to the low end, but since he has already given you other stuff maybe the high side is fair also. Anyway used RC stuff in my aera sells very cheap or even not at all, getting $400 here would be a good sale, but if the plane is perfect and the engine new $600 is also fair. However, staying freinds is worth more than $200 to either of you.
Old 07-20-2012, 09:54 AM
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I offered $600 for the Cub.  It is now on my rack.
Old 07-20-2012, 09:58 AM
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You won't regret this purchase.
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The plane came with Futaba s 9202 servos on the ailerons and rudder and s9303 on the elevator.  The torque on the 9202 is less than the recommended JR servos.  The 9303 has enough torque but appears to be rated at 4.8v and the plane came with a 5 cell NIMH and since I run Spektrum I would like to use a 5 cell or a LifePo4.

I like to fly scale, not gonna 3D it for sure.  Do I need to upgrade the servos? 
Old 07-20-2012, 10:35 AM
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Default RE: What might it be worth?

Yeah, there are some Futabas that are only rated for 4.8 volts. I'd hate to burn out my elevator servo in the middle of a split "S". Maybe put it on the rudder and see what happens? I'd get a decent metal gear servo for the elevator of a plane this size. The 9202s are probably ok for the ailerons. But I'm sure you will get differing opinions on this. I like metal gear servos on any control surface of a large aircraft.
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The elevator has two of the 4.8v  s9303 on it.  I could run one of these dual output JR voltage regulators, continuous 2 amp, 3 peak.  How much current might these servos draw?  Or I could just upgrade those two servos and call it good.


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