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Richard Jones 715/05/2010 09:25:09
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hi can any one help me i have some old plane kits and would like a rough price of them:
Bud Nosen Trainer 102" span Original from 1977
Cambria Scimitar 70" Slope Soarer
Robbe Puma 40 Trainer model 3164
Pilot Ace 40s
David perry 115/05/2010 11:23:27
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The rough answer is they are worth what you can get someone to pay!  My own bench mark is fifty quid for a second hand model!  Much above that I get twitchy!!  I did offer Ali Masc, Machin, Masins, that Ali bloke, fifty quid for his loadmaster at Cosford last year, but then he got twitchy!
Klippy15/05/2010 12:40:59
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I think David is right, I buy kits but the Postage kills me. I'm guessing about about 100 for the Bud Nosen, if the plan is still in A1 condition, about 50 for the others. I bought a 1980's kit (Chris Sweatman Starfire) a little while ago, I didn't check the plan. It was eaten to nothing by Fish moths, and therefore the thing was worth nothing
Nazaire Larue28/10/2016 22:21:34
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Richard: Do you still have the Puma 40 kit available?


Biggles' Elder Brother - Moderator29/10/2016 05:23:35
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After 6 years? Now there's an optimist!
Mind you on this forum nothing would surprise me any more!
Percy Verance29/10/2016 08:18:02
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I remember the Puma well. It got good reviews at the time. Robbe were a bit radical back then in using their Plura material for the fuselage on these models. I had their Piper Cub at the time (late 80's-ish), and this had the Plura fus too. Very light and strong, but only one adhesive would work on it, that being Stabilit Express.

I'd echo the previous comments regarding the value of the models. The big Bud Nosen trainer is worth what you can get for it. You have to remember that such a large trainer won't necessarily suit everyone, and that it's sheer bulk might be considered a disadvantage by some, as big models can present storage and transport issues. As already mentioned, the others are in the area of £50 each I'd have thought, with perhaps the exception of the Pilot kit. These do have a bit of cache these days, with collectors looking out for certain kits.





Edited By Percy Verance on 29/10/2016 08:34:02

Peter Miller29/10/2016 09:14:04
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One way is to go on bay and do an advanced search. THis allows you to search "completed listings" and also "Sold" items and see what they made.and if they sold.

Peter Christy29/10/2016 09:36:48
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My son had a Puma, but the plastic that the fuselage was made from deteriorated over time. Not sure if it was UV, heat or what, but the last time I picked it up, the fuselage turned to confetti in my hands!

Check thoroughly if you are buying one!



Tony Richardson29/10/2016 11:06:12
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Don't know if this helps or not but I bought a Duncan Hutson SE 5a kit (almost 1/4 scale) 74 inch span for $300 Canadian, a little less than 150 quid your side of the pond, the same kit less a lot of the hardware, wheels and decals is over $800 plus tax from Traplet both in the US and UK. I would think the Bud Nosen is easily worth that.

Just my nickel's worth.

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