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John Emms 122/10/2017 21:00:27
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Here is the link: **LINK**

And the other one for a matching pair! **LINK**

Geoff Sleath22/10/2017 21:11:13
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Amazing value ... for the seller! Actually the wingspan for a Puppeteer is 60" rather than 58" but I see both have a Flair 'Albert' pilot fitted. No mention of what engine is fitted to either model though the DVIII has a four stroke of some sort.

Will anyone pay almost £1000 for what seem to be quite nice models but grossly overpriced?

Geoff

cymaz22/10/2017 21:58:36
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1/3 scale I consider large..that's a baby. Someone tell him to glue the rudder back on the Sopwith dont know

Edited By cymaz on 22/10/2017 22:00:21

Jon Harper - Laser Engines22/10/2017 22:06:40
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clearly no idea what it is he has got.

And Geoff, the model is supposed to be 60 inch but when my dad built his it was 58. He did phone flair and ask where the extra inches went but they didnt seem to know

Geoff Sleath22/10/2017 22:08:59
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Cymaz, it depends on the model rather than just the scale. Ian Redshaw's HP42 is a pretty sizeable model with 4 23cc Zenoah engines but it's only 1/6th scale Though I agree with you in this case. I regard a 60" was as medium sized and about the size I like for an everyday model.

Geoff

Martin Dance 122/10/2017 22:14:53
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Clearly an antique dealer judging by his/her name. We all know what antiques are worth. He should drill some no60 holes to simulate woodworm and french polish the instrument panel if he wants to achieve that pricesmiley

John Emms 123/10/2017 08:32:53
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The D3, of course, has a four stroke engine, but it looks like the Pup was built purely as a static model. I was left thinking that I have seen far nicer Pupeteers, and I have flown a far nicer Pupeteer! Thinking about this shortly after I started the thread, I am convinced these descriptions are illegal, as the D111 is quite clearly nothing like a D111, and the Pupeteer was always intended as a Pup like sports model.

I suspect these will end up on the wall of an upmarket pub somewhere (I always cringe when I see less than good models displayed this way), and yes, the antiques and curios market is, thankfully, very different to our own....

Paul james 823/10/2017 12:31:56
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Mein Gott!!!! Which dastardly deedster has made a Flair Puppeteer and fitted German crosses!!

 

Stone the heretic!! LOL

 

Can't see the D3 on his listings, just the two Pups?

Edited By Paul james 8 on 23/10/2017 13:01:44

Robert Welford23/10/2017 13:20:05
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I have a new boxed Flair Puppeteer II kit - £1000 bargain no offers!

John Emms 123/10/2017 19:01:43
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Posted by Paul james 8 on 23/10/2017 12:31:56:

Mein Gott!!!! Which dastardly deedster has made a Flair Puppeteer and fitted German crosses!!

Can't see the D3 on his listings, just the two Pups?

EXACTLY! He (or she) is saying that the red Pupeteer is a scale model of a Fokker D111. I would have really struggled to find a German WW1 bipe with a radial engine, and I am sure the D111 must be the only one - and with wing warping too.

Paul james 823/10/2017 22:37:55
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Posted by John Emms 1 on 23/10/2017 19:01:43:
Posted by Paul james 8 on 23/10/2017 12:31:56:

Mein Gott!!!! Which dastardly deedster has made a Flair Puppeteer and fitted German crosses!!

Can't see the D3 on his listings, just the two Pups?

EXACTLY! He (or she) is saying that the red Pupeteer is a scale model of a Fokker D111. I would have really struggled to find a German WW1 bipe with a radial engine, and I am sure the D111 must be the only one - and with wing warping too.

You've got me confused now....I thought the red Pup was listed as an Albatross?? wink

i12fly23/10/2017 23:00:29
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Did you see the price of old Airfix kits at the bottom of the listing...... £180 for a Hawker Hurricane.

I wish I'd saved mine, it was only 1/-

Peter Miller24/10/2017 08:37:59
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The red Pup/Fokker/Albatross does actually have ailerons. The UK Pup needs some work with a heat gun on a wing tip and rear fuselage. I notice that the German one has a Vickers gun fitted. Tut Tut!

ken anderson.24/10/2017 09:25:38
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I've got an Acro Wot c/w a OS91 4/st fitted for £3K......or buy it now for £2 K...collect only....

ken Anderson...ne...1... bargains dept.

Paul james 824/10/2017 09:58:35
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Posted by Peter Miller on 24/10/2017 08:37:59:

The red Pup/Fokker/Albatross does actually have ailerons. The UK Pup needs some work with a heat gun on a wing tip and rear fuselage. I notice that the German one has a Vickers gun fitted. Tut Tut!

I couldn't help but write to the seller asking what it was all about and suggesting that if he got anywhere near the asking prices that I'd got a couple of much tidier ones he might like to sell for me.........no reply so far smile

John Emms 124/10/2017 12:05:34
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Posted by Paul james 8 on 23/10/2017 22:37:55

You've got me confused now....I thought the red Pup was listed as an Albatross?? wink

I am sure you are right Paul, I can't access E-Bay at work wink

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