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Geoff S19/10/2019 15:15:06
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Posted by leccyflyer on 19/10/2019 13:26:04:

£200+ for a Flair Scout kit NIB isn't unusual at all - not just on eBay either. they are very sought after.

Here's a different kettle of fish altogether.

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Flat finish Oracover covering with accurate and scale colour scheme?

16 Channel Futaba radio set ( looks more like 6 channel to me)

Not only that but the seller claims it's on 2.4gHz when the transmitter is 35Mhz (unless it has a 2.4gHz module)

Geoff

leccyflyer19/10/2019 16:48:37
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The RX is a Frsky 2.4ghz unit Geoff, so the Futaba tx most likely has a module.

Martin Harris19/10/2019 21:53:53
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Might fetch £30 at a club auction if the engine turns over nicely...

Brian Stevenson 120/10/2019 07:37:00
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Posted by Peter Miller on 19/10/2019 15:14:33:

And painted as a Fokker DVII. I know but you have to allow for the ignorant. Actually suprising that he had heard of the Albatross.

The Spitfire is a nightmare.

cymaz20/10/2019 09:00:45
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I’ve taken the unusual step of reporting the item...it’s just a plain lie.

Peter Miller11/11/2019 09:00:53
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This one should have been on the bonfire!!!!

It does have an engine...sorry, corroded lump of aluminium in the cowl.

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Cliff 195911/11/2019 10:18:40
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Posted by Peter Miller on 11/11/2019 09:00:53:

This one should have been on the bonfire!!!!

It does have an engine...sorry, corroded lump of aluminium in the cowl.

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The model is based on a Pawnee of the same reg based at a full size gliding club in the Brecons according to the caa database fyi.

Martin Harris11/11/2019 10:41:23
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That's the Black Mountains Gliding Club at Talgarth - a rather "compact" site where the performance of the 235hp Pawnee is rather useful. Let's hope they've kept it in better condition than the model. I had a few tows behind it in the mid 80s...they've certainly had their money's worth!

Geoff S11/11/2019 10:50:52
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It's a shame, really, because once upon a time I bet that was a very nice model but, as Peter writes, it would be better sent up in smoke to take to the air for one last time

Geoff

Peter Miller11/11/2019 11:34:39
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Posted by Cliff 1959 on 11/11/2019 10:18:40:
Posted by Peter Miller on 11/11/2019 09:00:53:

This one should have been on the bonfire!!!!

It does have an engine...sorry, corroded lump of aluminium in the cowl.

**LINK**

The model is based on a Pawnee of the same reg based at a full size gliding club in the Brecons according to the caa database fyi.

I hope that the one at the gliding club is in better conditionwink

McG 696911/11/2019 12:48:24
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... it just needs a bit of love, me thinks...

Cheers

Chris

Daithi O Buitigh13/11/2019 13:44:41
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I think this one doesn't so much need 'some assembly' as much as last rites (but then again, it's on the US site)

Jon - Laser Engines13/11/2019 15:19:18
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Posted by Daithi O Buitigh on 13/11/2019 13:44:41:

I think this one doesn't so much need 'some assembly' as much as last rites (but then again, it's on the US site)

it looks like its been up a tree for a year.

Im watching a few engines on ebay with rather interesting prices on them. A laser diesel at £750 (i think it was 300 new from us) and some enya V twins (drool) for around £1500. as much as i would like one, 1500 for a 1980's engine with very few spares and no support available is too much. I dont care how collectable it is, its an engine first and on that basis its too expensive.

cymaz13/11/2019 17:00:04
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Posted by Daithi O Buitigh on 13/11/2019 13:44:41:

I think this one doesn't so much need 'some assembly' as much as last rites (but then again, it's on the US site)

A Swan Vesta is too good for it

Roger Marshall13/11/2019 18:15:16
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A new modeling acronym

CRTB

Crashed Ready To Burn

RottenRow13/11/2019 18:40:54
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Posted by Daithi O Buitigh on 13/11/2019 13:44:41:

I think this one doesn't so much need 'some assembly' as much as last rites (but then again, it's on the US site)

I found most of the "models" advertised amusing but this one really had me laughing!!! The Mustang / Harvard or whatever it once was....

I love the seller's (well, the hopeful seller's) description and the sheer optimism that he must have had when he wrote it....

"Just needs some wood and glue" and "can't find the cockpit cover or the guy that was in there"; you can't read it, or look at some of the photos, without smiling.

I've just added it to my watch list... and see there are 11 others watching it too.

Brian.

Geoff S14/11/2019 15:36:49
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It'll be interesting to see how much this Flair Puppeteer Kit will fetch. It's unstarted which is always a good thing IMO but it's the same size (though non-scale) as the DB S&S Sopwith Pup I'm currently building which cost £210 IIRC.

Geoff

Peter Miller14/11/2019 18:08:02
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A club member has been watching Puppeteer kits for some time. He is always hoping for a cheap one but they all end up around £200

Geoff S21/11/2019 17:26:59
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I happened to be browsing eBay when the Puppeteer auction ended. It went for £111 which I think is a bargain. I was expecting a last second bid to up the price but it didn't happen - perhaps because it was timed mid-afternoon rather than evening. They build into quite nice models. If I wasn't building a DB Pup right now, I'd have been tempted.

Geoff

Peter Miller21/11/2019 18:11:43
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I wonder if it was one of our members. He has been searching for one at about that price

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