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Geoff Sleath28/02/2017 21:31:05
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Posted by Peter Miller on 28/02/2017 19:29:54:

They are so possibly worth it

Snap them up Peter before they disappear

Geoff

Peter Miller01/03/2017 08:20:59
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Posted by Geoff Sleath on 28/02/2017 21:31:05:
Posted by Peter Miller on 28/02/2017 19:29:54:

They are so possibly worth it

Snap them up Peter before they disappear

Geoff

Everyone should know that I don't do giant scale. But there are aircraft restorers who might want them.

Jim Carss01/03/2017 08:59:09
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Looks like I owe an apology,first glance just looked like a tatty model.

Andrew Price 201/03/2017 15:47:37
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Apparently they are full scale and supposedly off Moths that had been used for cropdusting. Apparently, they have been in the corner of a hanger for some 40 years. The seller states that they will need recovering and the structure will need checking over!! Cant see why on earth he's saying that. smile d

Peter Miller04/03/2017 10:12:06
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THis one is interesting.

An OS Max FP and probably worth the asking price as it looks to have had very little use

But I like the way the nose has just been sawn off in one piece and all the servo plugs are missing..

Could this be a lost model found??

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John Privett04/03/2017 10:23:31
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That's a strange one Peter!

If a non-flyer has found it I can kind of understand them sawing the front off - if it looks like that's the "valuable" end and the rest of the fuz is just a crumpled mess. But cutting off the servo plugs? Weird!

Denis Watkins04/03/2017 10:37:35
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£40 is way way too much boys, that would be a tenner at Barkston!

Peter Miller04/03/2017 10:42:47
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I believe that FPs are quite desirable, unlike LAs to those who know

Denis Watkins04/03/2017 10:59:16
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You are absolutely right Peter,

FPs are a good motor, its just that particular one could have been up a tree for a year and does look a mess

It will clean up, but you would get a clean motor cared for at £40, not from. a tree

The appearance of absolutely no care, for whatever length of time really drops its value

Peter Miller04/03/2017 11:24:34
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Therre is no corrosion on it and the wood looks pretty good too. Admittedly the servos do not look to good

Martin Harris04/03/2017 11:32:43
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Posted by Jim Carss on 01/03/2017 08:59:09:

Looks like I owe an apology,first glance just looked like a tatty model.

In your defence Jim, it was posted under "Toys & Games>Radio Control & RC Toys>RC Model Vehicles & Kits>Aeroplanes"....

Edited By Martin Harris on 04/03/2017 11:35:00

David Davis04/03/2017 12:57:31
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I'm pretty pleased with my OS 40FP which I boughtas an eBay purchase from an elderly couple in the Brecon Beacons. It belonged to their son who had left home and given up the hobby. I have it installed in a SLEC Fun Fly. At first it was a bit of a barker until I fitted a Just Engines Super Quiet silencer. I use the model as a general sport flyer and an advanced trainer for those beginners who are not quite A Cerificate standard.

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£40 is about as much as I'd expect to pay for an FP. £20-£25 would be nearer the mark for one in that condition.

Edited By David Davis on 04/03/2017 12:58:14

David Davis04/03/2017 13:53:39
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PS. £40-£45 is the going rate for a good 40-52 four-stroke. There are lots of nice second-hand two-strokes available for even less.

Peter Miller04/03/2017 18:08:52
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Well I have to say that I watch for four stroke on Ebay and haven't seen any down as low as that, Even the pre4 Surpass 40s go for more that that

£70 seems tbe the going rate

Peter Miller04/03/2017 18:10:49
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I see that the OS FP engine price has droped to £25.

Maybe the seller is watchig this forum

David Davis04/03/2017 18:35:55
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Posted by Peter Miller on 04/03/2017 18:08:52:

Well I have to say that I watch for four stroke on Ebay and haven't seen any down as low as that, Even the pre4 Surpass 40s go for more that that

£70 seems tbe the going rate

Well perhaps it's been some time since I bought a four-stroke on eBay but I recall giving £60 for a Penn Models Super 60 with a Magnum 52 in it.

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Don Fry04/03/2017 18:55:54
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I am part of the teaching process is a petrolhead, I told him to do electric, but to engine his plane I sold him a long hour FP 40. It goes like a watch, but 30 Euro was the price.

Bob Cotsford05/03/2017 09:36:10
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From my experiences buying small four strokes it's often cheaper to buy a complete model with engine than it is to buy the same engine advertised on it's own! If the airframe is airworthy then it's just a bonus.

cymaz14/03/2017 06:02:38
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This is a rare find indeed. They have not been made for several years. They are really lovely.

mightypeesh06/04/2017 19:12:23
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Lovely little OS Max 10...... Which brick wall did it fly into? **LINK**

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