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Paul Marsh26/02/2012 11:22:30
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Saw this. Says it's used, but can you spot what's wrong with it?

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Edited By Paul Marsh on 26/02/2012 11:24:22

Steve W-O26/02/2012 11:26:13
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Posted by Spice Cat on 12/02/2012 21:02:43:
Posted by Peter Miller on 12/02/2012 18:41:28:
I see that this has been relisted yet again, now down to £80, Almost getting worth a bid.
Maybe it will get low enough for someone to bid on it.

Check his feedback and other items he has for sale. Odd collection.

Have you noticed the "housekeeping" in the photo?

Spice Cat26/02/2012 16:08:53
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I think if I ever collected anything in person I would decline the offer of food and drink.....

Steve W-O26/02/2012 16:34:53
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Posted by Paul Marsh on 26/02/2012 11:22:30:

Saw this. Says it's used, but can you spot what's wrong with it?

Ebay

Edited By Paul Marsh on 26/02/2012 11:24:22

It's used, all used up.

Uses the new silent prop, or is it air drive, similar to fluid flywheel. Sure it's fine, just have to understand how it works.

Daithi O Buitigh26/02/2012 16:42:52
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Posted by Steve W-O on 26/02/2012 11:26:13:
Posted by Spice Cat on 12/02/2012 21:02:43:
Posted by Peter Miller on 12/02/2012 18:41:28:
I see that this has been relisted yet again, now down to £80, Almost getting worth a bid.
 
Maybe it will get low enough for someone to bid on it.
 

Check his feedback and other items he has for sale. Odd collection.

I see it's down to 70 (with 45 minutes left)

I'm curious about that lump of white foam in the middle of the wings tho - a botched diy repair maybe?

 

 

 

Edited By Daithi O Buitigh on 26/02/2012 16:43:17

John Privett26/02/2012 18:09:17
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Posted by Daithi O Buitigh on 26/02/2012 16:42:52:

I see it's down to 70 (with 45 minutes left)

I'm curious about that lump of white foam in the middle of the wings tho - a botched diy repair maybe?

Edited By Daithi O Buitigh on 26/02/2012 16:43:17

Unsold at £70. Stand by for a relisting at £60? Eventually he's going to have spent more in listing fees that he gets for it! dont know

The wing looks to me like it's upside-down and off a low-wing model. So the "lump of white foam" is a fairing to blend it in to the fuselage, and not a botched repair. Probably!

Bob.....26/02/2012 18:38:14
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he does state the wing is off of a different plane,but still,pic could be quite misleading.

John Privett26/02/2012 18:54:06
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He does now Bob. But I'm sure he didn't the first time it was listed.

Peter Miller27/02/2012 09:38:10
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Now here is a stange one. The seller has over 200 feedback and he is selling three identical lots.

Just "Boxed Engine" witha Starting bid of £50.

I have sent him a "question"

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Edited By Chris Bott - Moderator on 27/02/2012 20:02:15

Pete B - Moderator27/02/2012 09:44:28
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Wasn't there a 'Zero Listing Fee' day over the weekend? Perhaps he starts the listing to get a freebie and then edits the info at his convenience.

Pete

Peter Miller27/02/2012 10:49:31
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Yes, the seller has said that is why. I did say that at least a name would have helped.

GrahamC27/02/2012 19:53:33
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Well this one has a useful feature...

...and I quote "It is also possible to fly these planes at low altitude, great for when you're learning so those crashes aren't too severe!" Hmm!

Bob.....27/02/2012 19:57:09
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Posted by GrahamC on 27/02/2012 19:53:33:

Well this one has a useful feature...

...and I quote "It is also possible to fly these planes at low altitude, great for when you're learning so those crashes aren't too severe!" Hmm!

i think a 1600mm wingspan is way too big for me.think i'll just stick to my mercury tiggie.

(or my DB major mannock and 1/5 scale DB auster!!!!)

Alan Cantwell27/02/2012 20:50:16
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just read the description of this huge mustang, its horrifies me, easy for a learner, fly at low altitude, takes 8 batteries, the foreboading goes on, this is why our national body fought for years to keep flying toys off model shop shelves, deffo dodgy times ahead

Erfolg27/02/2012 21:06:17
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Thank fully not many inexperienced people will spend +£300 on a model.

The idea of restricting sales, is I think impractical. I do not even like the concept as an objective.

I guess it is a similar position with respect to full size yachts. It is possible to regulate, but at what cost?

We can all take some reassurance, that by far the majority of people who buy a model as an impulse buy, turn up at local clubs. As for the rest, thankfully many do not leave the ground for a variety of reasons.

In fact I do not think I have read of any reckless incidents in a newspaper, thankfully and hopefully never will.

I do however have doubts about EBay.

Alan Cantwell27/02/2012 21:22:47
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believe me, you dont know the half of it, you never hear reports of insurance claims within our ordered structure, you would be very surprised if you knew just how many claims there are, and that is within the regulated side of model flying, stll the biggest claim was for a chuck glider taking out a proffesional eye, the flood, and it IS a flood of toy imports is damning, no-one has insurance, no-one cares, i dare say that there are members of this forum, who have come our way with a flying toy, that do not carry insurance i hope we, in a small way, can steer them on the right path

Erfolg27/02/2012 22:13:24
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Alan I think you are going slightly of thread.

Alan Cantwell27/02/2012 23:30:52
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yes, We are, arnt we, hey hum, back on thread

Peter Miller28/02/2012 08:37:23
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Looking at that "giant" Mustang, I can't help feeling that it just does not look quite right, the proportions seem to be wrong in the nose/cockpit area.

Steve W-O28/02/2012 17:01:46
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Posted by John Privett on 26/02/2012 18:09:17:
Posted by Daithi O Buitigh on 26/02/2012 16:42:52:

I see it's down to 70 (with 45 minutes left)

I'm curious about that lump of white foam in the middle of the wings tho - a botched diy repair maybe?

Edited By Daithi O Buitigh on 26/02/2012 16:43:17

Unsold at £70. Stand by for a relisting at £60? Eventually he's going to have spent more in listing fees that he gets for it! dont know

The wing looks to me like it's upside-down and off a low-wing model. So the "lump of white foam" is a fairing to blend it in to the fuselage, and not a botched repair. Probably!

As predicted

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