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Vintage RC Planes at The Best Things


RC Model Plane Kits & Motors

Our vintage tool expert, Lee Richmond, is also an avid RC modeler, and has been for many years. Lee has been flying model planes ever since he can remember, and has been collecting RC kits ever since he could afford them. Now there is no room left and it is time to start selling some of that collection. What better place to list these RC kits and motors than right here on The Best Things website.

A note from Lee: In the time that I have been involved with RC, there have been some huge changes. Some of them for the better, others, I am not so sure. There are two technological advances that I embrace wholeheartedly, the use of spread spectrum modulation technology, and the use of brushless electric motors with Lipo batteries. In this same time, I have seen a move away from craftsmanship and building, to buying ready made kits. Along with this, there has been a shift in the production of RC products from the US and Europe to low production cost Asian countries. Both of these changes break my heart. I thought that the RC hobby was about more than just flying, it was a whole package deal, that involved creating an airplane that you were proud of, and then flying it. Of course many of us still do that, but many others have missed out on this experience. On the bright side, laser technology and CAD software has opened the door for small companies, often a single person, to bring model airplane kits to market. In the old days, when kits were usually die cut, the tooling costs were typically prohibitive for small companies, and even for large companies, production runs had to be large to make the investment worthwhile. If you want spend quality time with a child, and at the same time teach them some skills that will help to prepare them for the high tech work world that awaits them, I can't think of a better thing to do than to build and fly a model plane with them.



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American Model Airplane Kits
Listed in alphabetical order by manufacturer.



Ace: All Start Sport Biplane Ace: All Start Sport Biplane Ace: All Start Sport Biplane

WP181235 Ace: All Start Sport Biplane This kit cost $27.90 in March 1974. The original invoice is in the box. The kit looks complete but it is from the estate were all of the plans were removed. I have reprinted plans from Outerzone. The wings are foam and you don't even need plans for them. This is a quick kit to build. It has a 34" Wingspan and calls for an .049 to a .15. It would scream with .15 equivelant power. G++ $49



Ace:  Ace High Wing Set

WP181137 Ace: Ace High Wing Set The Ace High is foam wing glider. This just the foam wing. The box has a complete wing, and one extra wing panel that has a few dings in it. All of the panels are new, but somebody must have gotten another panel to replace the dinged one, although it is fine to use as well. I only listed this because I hate to waste things and I hope that somebody out there can use these. I can ship them cheaper if we dispose of the box, which is in terrible condition anyway. The shipping quote that you will get assumes that we are only sending the wing, and disposing of the box. Fine $20


Ace Whizard Ace Whizard Ace Whizard

WP18118 Ace Whizard This is a small trainer plane originally intended for a .049 motor. It has foam wings and a simple fuselage. This is a kit that could be built quickly by a novice. This kit came from an estate where the owner inexplicably took all of the plans out of his kits. The kit looks complete, although I did not do an inventory. ( I never do.) I have printed out the plans from Outerzone using 13" by 19" paper that will have to be pieced together. This should be a great kit to build and I have priced it to reflect the plans being repro. G++ $49


AMCO Andrews Model Co: A-Ray AMCO Andrews Model Co: A-Ray AMCO Andrews Model Co: A-Ray

WP18116 AMCO Andrews Model Co: A-Ray This is the aileron version of the famous H-Ray. It has a 52 1/2" wingspan and calls for a .19 - .35 motor. I used to fly an OS 25 in my H-Ray with great performance. That was my first powered plane and it took a lot of abuse. I had so much fun with it. This kit came from an estate where the owner inexplicably took all of the plans out of his kits. The kit looks complete, although I did not do an inventory. ( I never do.) I have printed out the plans from Outerzone using 13" by 19" paper that will have to be pieced together. This should be a great kit to build and I have priced it to reflect the plans being repro. G++ $119


Andrews Models:  Trixter Andrews Models:  Trixter

WP180425 Andrews Models: Trixter I am guessing that this kit is 1940s or early 50s. The picture on the box shows an ignition motor. The box is also marked with an ink stamp, "Class-A, Baby, Class-B, Junior, Price: $3.75." The box has normall browning from age and the lid has a few creases, but really it is quite OK. The contents look complete, but not perfect. I see a chap out of one side piece and one sheet of die cut ribs is broken in half. No parts are broken on the sheet, it broke along a cut line. In short, this is not a pristine example but it is a nice example of a very hard to find kit. G++ $99


Berkley:  Super Privateer 15 Berkley:  Super Privateer 15

WP181156 Berkley: Super Privateer 15 A radio-control or free-flight flying boat kit from the early 1960s. Berkley was in Ft. Smith, Arkansas when this kit was made. The bottom and top of the box have clear tope reinforcing the edges and some edges are torn that are not taped up. It looks like a good complete kit, but a lousy box. It even has a metal engine cowling. A good one to build. G+ $85



Berkeley Brigadier RC-38

WP151025 Berkeley Brigadier RC-38 This 1950s box shows light shelf wear. One corner is torn out. There is some yellowing clear tape sides and ends, that was taping the box shut way back when. The plans look like they were never even unfolced and the box contents look undisturbed except for one piece of thin plywood for the firewall. The firewall has became detached and is now loose in the box, separate from the piece it was cut from. The box lists complete hardware, wheels, and covering material, but if it ever had these things, they are gone now. A scarce kit from the beginnings of RC. G++ $189


Bridi Aircraft Designs Inc:  Bre-Zee Bridi Aircraft Designs Inc:  Bre-Zee Bridi Aircraft Designs Inc:  Bre-Zee

WP18114 Bridi Aircraft Designs Inc: Bre-Zee An apparenlty untouched kit in a clean box. One of the corner tabs of the box has torn off and is in the box. The contents look untouched. This is a biplane with a 51 1/2" wingspan and calling for a .50 - .60 2 cycle glow motor. The wings bolt on. The instruction sheet has the Bridi name pasted over the Kraft name. These kits were originally marketed by Kraft. Fine $169



Carl Goldberg Models - Shoestring - Kit G26 Carl Goldberg Models - Shoestring - Kit G26 Carl Goldberg Models - Shoestring - Kit G26

WP18014 Carl Goldberg Models - Shoestring - Kit G26 This is a classic kit of the 1960s, and on ene of Goldberg's best kits ever. It has a 54" wingspan and could handle motors from .19 - .40. The label mentions that it is for the older reed style radios or proportional, which makes me think that this particular kit is early to mid-60s. The contents are undisturbed. The canopy is starting to yellow and has a small wrinkled spot at the top. There is one decal removed, as shown by the arrow. The box has an added label that this is a deluxe kit. I don't know if they all were or if this was special. I don't think that you could improve upon this kit. It is a connoisseur grade example. From a local collection of kits that were mostly bought new and are all very clean and well cared for, stored in a dry climate controlled environment. Fine $199


deBolt Model Engineering Co. Live Wire Jr. Champ deBolt Model Engineering Co. Live Wire Jr. Champ deBolt Model Engineering Co. Live Wire Jr. Champ

WP181234 deBolt Model Engineering Co. Live Wire Jr. Champ A 35" wingspan verson of the deBolt Champ, a kit based on the Aeronca Champ. The side of the box has Buffalo 15 and the lid has a zip code. so it must have been made right around when we switched over. This is from the estate that I bought with the plans removed from the kits. The kit looks complete other than the paperwork being missing. G+ $39



deBolt Model Eng. Co. DMECO All American Senior deBolt Model Eng. Co. DMECO All American Senior deBolt Model Eng. Co. DMECO All American Senior

WP180751 deBolt Model Eng. Co. DMECO All American Senior A 51 inch wingspan control line model designed for .29 - .49 motors. This was of course a famous plane of the 1950s. The contents look intact and are in nice condition.. There is one simple die cut peice that is missing from its sheet. The box has torn corners and staining on the top. The careboard isn't in bad condition and the box could be conserved for a collector or you could just build it. G+ $129


Dynaflite:  Giant Fun Scale Spitfire Dynaflite:  Giant Fun Scale Spitfire Dynaflite:  Giant Fun Scale Spitfire

WP18115 Dynaflite: Giant Fun Scale Spitfire A very clean kit in untouched condition. This kit builds an 81" wingspan Spitfire that calls for a .90 2 Cycle or a 1.20 4 Cycle. From the estate of the original owner. Fine $229





Great Planes:  Kit BS40  Big Stik 40 Great Planes:  Kit BS40  Big Stik 40 Great Planes:  Kit BS40  Big Stik 40

WP181078 Great Planes: Kit BS40 Big Stik 40 A very clean undisturbed kit from the famous blue box period when Great Planes kits were reknown for their quality. There is two small tape tear on one side, but this is close to a pristine box. Fine $159





Great Planes:  Super Sportster EP ARF Great Planes:  Super Sportster EP ARF Great Planes:  Super Sportster EP ARF

WP180163 Great Planes: Super Sportster EP ARF A new in the box ARF, with a 48" wingspan, that comes with a brushed 550 motor, a speed control, and a NiCad battery. Cearly you will want to upgrade that battery! The Super Sportster is a classic. The box has a few very minor mark in it, but it is essentially Mint $99




Great Planes GPMG1041 Small Adjustable Engine Mount

WP180210 Great Planes GPMG1041 Small Adjustable Engine Mount A new in the package motor mount for motors from .25 - .46. Free to the first person who orders it along with a kit. Fine $0





Guillows - Trixter Barnstormer Guillows - Trixter Barnstormer Guillows - Trixter Barnstormer

WP180181 Guillows - Trixter Barnstormer A very scarce early 1950s kit by Lou Andrews, which won the 1948 & 1950 control line stunt championships. There is a smaller and cheaper version of this kit, but tis is the lager one, with a 47" wingspan. The original retail price of $6.50 is stamped on the box. This was a relatively expensive kit for its time. There is some masking tape on the box, but the box is quite crisp and the label is nice, with only minor shelf wear at the edge where it wraps over the side, and there is some abrasion to the label on the end of the box. The contents look undisturbed. This would not be an easy kit to replace. G++ $149


Hobby Lobby / Tidewater Electric Pronto Hobby Lobby / Tidewater Electric Pronto Hobby Lobby / Tidewater Electric Pronto

WP181236 Hobby Lobby / Tidewater Electric Pronto The scarce 64" wingspan version of the Pronto designed specifically for electric. The kit is in nice clean condition and looks to be all there, except for the plans. This kit is from the estate that I bought where all of the plans had been removed. Just to be very clear, the plans are missing. G++ $59




Home and Hobby Solutions:  Primus (Taurus) Home and Hobby Solutions:  Primus (Taurus) Home and Hobby Solutions:  Primus (Taurus)

WP18113 Home and Hobby Solutions: Primus (Taurus) This is a modern reproduction of the legendary Top Flite Taurus that was kitted by Jeff Petrowski. Jeff did simplify the original kit a bit, but the plane is dimensionally identical to the original Taurus. I bought this kit new from Jeff and I have never touched it. I still fly the Taurus that my father built when I was in the crib, so I am realizing that buying this was really overkill. It might as well go to somebody who is ready to build it. I did build the Quick Fli 3 that was also kitted by Jeff and I can vouch for the quality of the kit being superb. Fine $249


House of Balsa:  Nomad House of Balsa:  Nomad House of Balsa:  Nomad

WP181138 House of Balsa: Nomad This appears to be a complete kit, however it is another kit from the estate were the owner removed all of the plans. I have printed out plans from Outerzone, but they are from the original magazine article. The House of Balsa kit may have minor differences, but I am sure that any experiences builder will be able to handle it. There is some writing on the label. Priced to be cheap enough to not have to sweat it. G++ $48



Jetco Models, Nordic A.2 Jetco Models, Nordic A.2 Jetco Models, Nordic A.2

WP180746 Jetco Models, Nordic A.2 This 1950s kit is for a 70" wingspan towline free-flight glider. I would imagine that it could be adapted to RC. The box has a wood grain finish with the label attached as a separate sheet. The kit looks complete and undisturned. The box shows shelf wear. G+ $50




Mark Mark Mark

WP181135 Mark's Models Windward A 72" wingspan sailplane from about 1970. Looking in the box this kit looks like it is probably complete, but I don't inventory kits and this kit is from a collection where all of the plans had been removed from the boxes. That of courses makes me a litlte nervous, which is why I mention it. Also, there is no hardware in the box. I don't know whether it came with a hardware pack or not but a different Mark's Models kit that I have, the Windfree, does have a hardware pack. I have reprinted the plans on multiple 13 X 19 sheets, as downloaded from Outerzone. It is priced to be cheap to reflect the missing plans and my apprehension about the completeness. G++ $75


Mark Mark Mark

WP181136 Mark's Models Windfree This is a 99" wingspan glider from the early 1970s. The contents appear to be undisturbed. The box is crisp but does have some abrasion to the label. This is really a great example of a kit that isn't easy to find. Fine $169




Midwest Flea Fli +10 Midwest Flea Fli +10 Midwest Flea Fli +10

WP180214 Midwest Flea Fli +10 This plane was designed by Phil Kraft as a scaled down version of his legendary Kwik Fli 3. The original Flea Fli was half size, so the +10 refers to this one being 10% larger than the half size model. It has a 42" wingspan, making it an ideal small field pattern ship for vintage pattern flying or fun. I find it to be one of the most attractive models ever. This kit is undisturbed inside. The box is browning with age and has a band of tape residue through the label. There is alos some paint spattering on the box. The canopy is yellowed. Every one of them that I have see has been yellowed. Also, Midwest shipped them with a canopy that was being used on another model and doen't really match the photo. All of them as this way. This one is good enough to collect but the box is not so pristine that you wouldn't want to build it. G++ $139


Model Shipways Elsie Gloucester Fisherman Model Shipways Elsie Gloucester Fisherman Model Shipways Elsie Gloucester Fisherman

WP180758 Model Shipways Elsie Gloucester Fisherman A 1950s model ship kit. The original price was $2.00. The box has staining and one torn out corner. There is a box inside the box full of what you need to do the rigging. It would be a big project to build this kit well. This is a display model, not a pond yacht. G+ $29




Monogram Monogram

WP180193 Monogram's Aeronca Sedan Kit C-4 This is a very unusual kit that buids a 35" span controline model. The wings are machined from solid balso with spars that are inegral to the single piece of wood. The kitis meant to be very easy to build. It appears complete, but the original plans are missing. It will be sent with a clean new reprint of the original plans. The box has Copyright 1948 and I am would think that this kit dates to some time between then and 1960. The box is faced and a bit worn, with one corner torn out and much more worn than the rest of the box. G+ $79


Peck-Polymers Kit PP-040 Genesis Peck-Polymers Kit PP-040 Genesis Peck-Polymers Kit PP-040 Genesis

WP180197 Peck-Polymers Kit PP-040 Genesis A 59" wingspan flying wing glider designed for elevon use. This is a 1990s kit but with today's micro equipment will really go well with this plane. My friend bough tthis one new and it is still as new. The only tape on the box is that which was applied at the factory. Fine $89




SIG:  Kit RC-38  Smith Miniplane SIG:  Kit RC-38  Smith Miniplane SIG:  Kit RC-38  Smith Miniplane

WP181077 SIG: Kit RC-38 Smith Miniplane A very clean and undisturbed kit. I am not sure of the exact age of this kit, but I think that it is pre-2000. It has been well stored and except for some tape on the sides of the box is really superb. The wingspan is 44" and it calls for a .40 - 45 motor. Fine SOLD




Sterling:  Kit C-2, Ben Howard Sterling:  Kit C-2, Ben Howard Sterling:  Kit C-2, Ben Howard

WP180745 Sterling: Kit C-2, Ben Howard's Pete An apparenlty untouched Sterling Pete 30" wingspan control line model. I am not an expert on these kits that pre-date me, but I think that it is 1950s. The box has no tears, but it has shop wear, some fading, and some staining. There is some clear tap on the sides that were used to hold it shut, but can probably be removed with a hair dryer as it doesn't look that old. As old kit boxes go, I find this one to be quite attractive. G++ $129


Sterling Models:  Cosmic Wind  FS11-695 Sterling Models:  Cosmic Wind  FS11-695

WP151029 Sterling Models: Cosmic Wind FS11-695 This is a complete kit from the early 1960s. 34" wingspan. The paperwork is all pre-zip code. It also has a little Sterling leaflet catalog and an AMA application. The decal sheet is in nice conditon and the plans crisp and not yellowed. The top sheet of die cut balsa has had a few parts fall out of it, but they are still in the box. The die cutting is very good, making me think that this was one of the first kits made, before the dies got dull. The negative thing that I can say about the contents is that the white plastic sheet of parts, has been pressed down and the two cylinder covers, one on each side of the plane, are compressed and damaged. Otherwise the contents rate fine. The box however has all for corners torn out on the lid, who corners torn out on the bottom, and one side separating on the bottom. The box is easily restorable but now I rate it G+ $79


Stevens Aeromodel - SHAFT

WP18015 Stevens Aeromodel - SHAFT The SHAFT is an aerobatic trainer that is ideal for somebody wanting to learn 3D flying or just acrobatics. It has a 39" wingspan and is desinged for electric flight with a 450 class motor. This is a new in the package kit. From a local collection of kits that were mostly bought new and are all very clean and well cared for, stored in a dry climate controlled environment. Mint $99



Top Flite:  RC-7-2995  Taurus Top Flite:  RC-7-2995  Taurus Top Flite:  RC-7-2995  Taurus

WP181229 Top Flite: RC-7-2995 Taurus This is one of the most legendary kits of all time, Ed Kazmirski's Taurus, winner of the 1962 Nationals. This kit has a 70" wingspan and calls for a .45 motor. Despite being a large plane, the target weight is only 5 3/4 pounds. The kit really does build light. The wing leading edges are steam bent rather than solid to save weight. One of my earliest memories is that of my dad building a Taurus from the Top Flite kit. Recently I recovered it, the silk having all deteriorated, and I convered it to electric. The front needed some rebuilding anyway because of the fuel soaking into the wood. This kit looks to be undisturbed in the original box, except that I don't see the booklet on how to fly the Taurus. The box has a hand written address to the AMA when they were still located in DC. That goes way back. The box has tape on it and clearly the plane was shipped in the box with no overbox. There is also some staining on the box and a tear to the label. The contents rate Fine but because of the box not being in collector's condition I lowered the overall rating. G++ $399


Top Flite: RC-34  Holy Smoke 40 Top Flite: RC-34  Holy Smoke 40

WP181230 Top Flite: RC-34 Holy Smoke 40 This is a delta wing speed demon that calls for a .25 - .45 glow motor with only a 36" wingspan. The mere thought of it scared me. The kit looks undisturbed in the box, but somehow the wrong lid got put on the box. It has a lid from a Top Flite Elder. This the kit really has no collector's value and you can go build it without any regrets. G++ $129



Top Flite: Kit No. RC-21 F4U-1A Corsair Top Flite: Kit No. RC-21 F4U-1A Corsair Top Flite: Kit No. RC-21 F4U-1A Corsair

WP18119 Top Flite: Kit No. RC-21 F4U-1A Corsair A pristine red box Top Flite Corsair from a carefully stored kit collection. The box has clear tape on each side holding it closed, but is in crisp condition with no damage. The contents appear undisturbed. This is a collector's quality example. Fine $295




Top Flite:  Kit No. RC-19 P-47 Thunderbolt Top Flite:  Kit No. RC-19 P-47 Thunderbolt Top Flite:  Kit No. RC-19 P-47 Thunderbolt

WP181110 Top Flite: Kit No. RC-19 P-47 Thunderbolt A pristine red box Top Flite Thunderbolt from a carefully stored kit collection. The box has clear tape on each side holding it closed, but is in nice condition with no damage. The label has some very minor losses along the right edge. The contents appear undisturbed. This is a very clean example. Fine $229



Top Flite: Kit No. RC-11 Headmaster Top Flite: Kit No. RC-11 Headmaster

WP18117 Top Flite: Kit No. RC-11 Headmaster A Top Flite red box kit of the famous Headmaster trainer designed by the famous Ken Willard. The kit has a 48" wingspan and was intended for .09 to . 35 glow motors. The bottom of the box is perforated to act as a jig for building the fuselage. This kit came from an estate where the owner inexplicably took all of the plans out of his kits. The kit looks complete, although I did not do an inventory. ( I never do.) I have printed out the plans from Outerzone using 13" by 19" paper that will have to be pieced together. This should be a great kit to build and I have priced it to reflect the plans being repro. G++ $109


Top Flite Cessna 172 Top Flite Cessna 172

WP150889 Top Flite Cessna 172 The box has slight wear on all of the edges, but the surfaces look clean apart from some minor pencil scribbles on the top near the C in Cessna. There are pieces of clear tape at the middle of the box that was once holding it closed. This could probably be removed with no damage with a hair dryer. It is across the bottom and comes up the sides at the middle. it is not on the top. The kit is complete and looks undisturbed, including a "How-to-fly R/C Operation & Flight Manual" and the decal sheet. I bought this plane from the original owner, who is in his 80s now. Single channel with a wingspan of 30" and for engines .020 to .024. G++ $149



Veco - Henry Engineering Company:  The Comanche Veco - Henry Engineering Company:  The Comanche

WP180748 Veco - Henry Engineering Company: The Comanche A 36" free flight kit from the 1950s and designed for .035 to .074 motors. Some of the ribs are removed from one of the sheets, but it looks to be an intact kit. The box is browned from age and has scattered stains on the lid. This isn't a common kit so I cut it some slack. G+ $59




Veco - Henry Engineering Company:  The Sioux Veco - Henry Engineering Company:  The Sioux

WP180749 Veco - Henry Engineering Company: The Sioux An apparently undisturbed in the box 36" free flight kit from the 1950s. The box is lightly browned from age and has some scattered staining. Rates a strong G+ $79





VK Model Aircraft Company:  DR-1 Triplane VK Model Aircraft Company:  DR-1 Triplane VK Model Aircraft Company:  DR-1 Triplane

WP18111 VK Model Aircraft Company: DR-1 Triplane A pristine VK Fokker DR-1 Triplane kit that I acquired from the original owner. This kit was well stored and never removed from the box. There is one slight blemish to the box where a price sticker was removed, but that is on the cardboard, not the label, which is perfect. This is a superb example. Fine $195



VK Model Aircraft Companyy VK Model Aircraft Companyy VK Model Aircraft Companyy

WP18112 VK Model Aircraft Company: Nieuport 17 A clean and untouched kit that I bought directly from the original owner. Except for a small mark where the pricetag was removed, the box if fine. This is a superb example. Fine $195





VK Model Aircraft Co. Cherokee VK Model Aircraft Co. Cherokee VK Model Aircraft Co. Cherokee

WP181111 VK Model Aircraft Co. Cherokee This is the larger VK Cherokee with a 65" wingspan and designed for a .40 - .51 2 cycle glow motor. This kit came from an estate where the owner inexplicably took all of the plans out of his kits. The kit looks complete, although I did not do an inventory. ( I never do.) I have printed out the plans from Outerzone using 13" by 19" paper that will have to be pieced together. This should be a great kit to build and I have priced it to reflect the plans being repro. G++ $125




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British, European, and Japanese Model Airplane Kits
Listed in alphabetical order by manufacturer.



Balsacraft Model Designs - Spitfire Mark IX Balsacraft Model Designs - Spitfire Mark IX Balsacraft Model Designs - Spitfire Mark IX

WP180189 Balsacraft Model Designs - Spitfire Mark IX This is a 48 1/2" wingspan kit of the most iconic aircraft of all time, and my personal favorite. The profile is so unmistakable that all but the most dull of observers will recognize it at a glance. This kit was made for electric, although it comes with parts to build it IC if you so desire. It is meant to hand-launch but I would put in some modern electric retracts. This kit was made in England and came out when electric was starting to take off, but at the same time ARFs from Asia were decimating the traditional kit market, and they did not survive. Thus this kit is not common despite not being that old. It is a deluxe kit and comes with lots of hardware.The contents are undisturbed and pristine like new, but the box has some shelf wear, primarily at each end. I rated it low because of the box condition, the kit is perfect. G++ $129


C.A.P. Kit 4 Republic P-47 Thunderbolt C.A.P. Kit 4 Republic P-47 Thunderbolt

WP180195 C.A.P. Kit 4 Republic P-47 Thunderbolt A 61" wingspan model originally intended for .61 - 80 2 cycle motors. C.A.P., or Complete A Pack, was a Scottish kit maker that began in the 1960s, with a rather novel concept of selling planes and wood packs to complete the kit. I don't think that this concept last long and they went to selling cut kits rather than just packs of wood. This is a nicely cut kit with a well made fiberglass cowl. It was my intention when I bought this kit to build it but it seems so rare that I hesitate to do so. It looks like it will make a marvelous model. Also in the box is a piece of cut aluminum from Top Flite for trimming the canopy. It certainly looks complete with two big plan sheets. This is ah old school kit with lots of parts and shaping of balsa. I love it! G++ $249


Eureka Hobby Supply Kyo B-29 Eureka Hobby Supply Kyo B-29 Eureka Hobby Supply Kyo B-29

WP180760 Eureka Hobby Supply Kyo B-29 An 82 1/2" wingspan B-29 control line kit from around 1960. I can't imagine actually flying a four engine control line model. This kit was made in Japan, by Kyo, but was sold in Western countries as Eureka. The kit has outboard wings that plug in after where the outboard motor is located. These outboard wings have been built, as well as some of the tail feathers. The box itself is deteriorated. I would say that having been started, and with the box in shabby condition, that somebody ought to buy this kit to build it. I hope that they will. I have seen this kit sell for a small fortune in collector's condition, so this is a great chance to get one as a builder. Good $159


Graupner Nr. 107            Pylon Engine Mount for the Amigo Graupner Nr. 107            Pylon Engine Mount for the Amigo Graupner Nr. 107            Pylon Engine Mount for the Amigo

WP180759 Graupner Nr. 107 Pylon Engine Mount for the Amigo This is a power pod for the original Graupner Amigo. Inside there is a Graupner catalog that is for 1962. The catalog is in beautiful condition. The box is relatively cleaned but it was crushed and some of the corners are blown out. There isn't much to the kit, but I think that one piece is missing, the firewall. According to the instructions, the firewall was made from beech wood. It isn't in the box and must have fallen out. It looks like the rest of it is there. G+ $69


GWS - F4U Corsair GWS - F4U Corsair GWS - F4U Corsair

WP180183 GWS - F4U Corsair An as new in box Taiwanese made ARF that comes with an electric motor. The wingspan is 45". The box has only the most minor of shelf wear on the ends. Fine+ $48





JR 11X DSMX Transmitter JR 11X DSMX Transmitter JR 11X DSMX Transmitter JR 11X DSMX Transmitter

WP16053 JR 11X DSMX Transmitter I bought this transmitter new when JR was switching away from the DSM system in favor of their own system. I had always wanted to try a JR and I thought that this was my chance. In September of 2014 I paid $490 for it on a closeout deal. It was regularly much more. The inovice is included with the unit. I used it for about a month in the summer of 2015, around 10 - 20 flights max. The menus are very different from the Spektrum menus and I found it annoying, switching back and forth between the two. Since I own a few Spektrum transmitters, I decided to keep those and sell this one. It looks new and still has the original plastic protective film over the LCD. It has been upgraded to the XG menus. It comes just as I got it, with all of the original packaging and paperwork. Mint $299


Performance Kits Sun Bird Performance Kits Sun Bird Performance Kits Sun Bird

WP130668 Performance Kits Sun Bird I have never seen another example of this kit. My father received it as a gift in 1979 when he was in the hospital. I don't think that it was new then. It builds a 51" stunt biplane. The kit is a classic old school British kit in the tradition of Veron. The labels are some kind of plastic material that has wrinkled. The box has one tear in the side that runs half way up the side. The contents are wonderful and include more accessories than most kits, including a fuel tank, fabric covering, and big rubber wheels that are still like new. The plans have been opened and put back, but the kit has never been removed from the box. I think that this is a real gem. G+ $595


Royal - Kawasaki Ki.61 Hien Royal - Kawasaki Ki.61 Hien

WP180190 Royal - Kawasaki Ki.61 Hien A 55" wingspan mdoel for .35-40 motors. The box has a 1976 copywrite on it. The contents look undisturbed. The plans and the canopy are lightly yellowed, as would be expected. The exterior of the box has some normal marks and some old tape that was holding it closed. Overall this is a nice exampl eof a superb quality kit. The Japanese kits really were something very special. When I heard that Tangiku has closed a few years ago I was really sorry. They were the last of the traditional Japanese kit makers that made kits like this one. G++ $269


Royal Supermarine Spitfire Royal Supermarine Spitfire Royal Supermarine Spitfire

WP180213 Royal Supermarine Spitfire This model has a 64 1/2" wingspan and is designed for .60 - .80 2 cycle motors. The box graphic is copyright 1976 and the original price sticker reads $86.95. It has the cockpit kit in the box. I don't know if this was standard or not. The box is in nice condition except for the very left end which has some water damage, which does not extend into the box. The conntents are cleand and undisturbed, except that silver fish have gone to town on the paperwork. The plans and the instructions have extensive silver fish damage. I have reprinted the plans and these are included as well. This is a good one to build since the silverfish have really impaired the collector's value. G+ $199


Veron:  Fokker DVIII Veron:  Fokker DVIII

WP181232 Veron: Fokker DVIII A 46" span model of the famous Fokker that caused so much grief on the Wester Front just over 100 years ago. I like to buy kits that are undistrubed in the box. Well, I know this one isn't any longer, because I knocked it off the shelf. The contents are now replaced. It is still a complete kit, but I never seem to be able to recreate that tight fit from the factory. The kit calls for .09 - .15 motors. It always irks me when people overpower scale models. WW1 planes were not all that powerful, so an electric motor comparible to a .10 size should be great. G++ $99


Veron:  TIger Moth Veron:  TIger Moth Veron:  TIger Moth

WP181079 Veron: Tiger Moth A very clean and undisturbed kit of the Veron Tiger Moth. This is a later kit when Solarbo owned Veron. I am not sure when that transition took place. The plane has a 50" wingspan and is designed for .20 - 40 motors, although I would build it with a modest electric motor to maintain a classic scale feel. A .40 power motor would be ridiculous in this plane. The box has minor tape stains on each side, and an auction lot was written on one side. Fine $199


Veron Sopwith 1 1.2 Strutter Veron Sopwith 1 1.2 Strutter Veron Sopwith 1 1.2 Strutter

WP181080 Veron Sopwith 1 1.2 Strutter A clean kit with undistrubed contents. There are a few light stains on the lid and one corner is torn out. Inside is pristine. The plane has a 48" wingspan and the kit is for .15 - .21 motors. Fine- $199





Veron Concord Veron Concord Veron Concord

WP130666 Veron Concord This was one of the great designs of its time, and was demonstrated around the world in a world tour. It is of the period of the great Taurus, and has some resemblance to that great plane. My father bought this kit new in London in the early 1960s, and it still has the Pan Am luggage tag on the box from his bringing it back. As a child I love to look at it and dream of one day building it. Later, when I was old enough to build it, I couldn't bear the thought of doing so, its having remained untouched for so long. I still enjoy just gazing at the box. I know that I priced this one a bit high, but it has become a very scarce kit, and it is an imporant kit for a number reaons. And finally, I will hate to see it go! The plans are yellowed with age. The kit has never been removed from the box, and is complete down to the spinner, and original wheels, which suprisingly are still supple. I have over the years unfolded the plans and dreamed over them, but that is it. This is a magnificent old school kit, with lots of thick pieces of milled balsa, including the top of the fuselage and the wing leading edges. The box has some tape on it where it was taped to carry it back from London. One end of the box now has torn corners. The label is wonderful, priceless really. I hope that somebody who will love this kit as much as I have buys it. G++ $695


Veron Deltaceptor Veron Deltaceptor

WP150660 Veron Deltaceptor This must be one of the first ducted fan kits. It is a free flight delta wing ducted fan design. I can't imagine a less practical concept. Starting the motor must have required superpowers. I am tempted to copy this kit and build it as an electric RC plane. I think that it would be great for that. The contents of the kit are very clean, including the plans and an instructions sheet. It also has a Veron type B impellor in the box that may have been an optional accessory, I don' t know. The impellor includes an instruction sheet, in German. The decals are old and yellowed. The outside of the box shows normal wear, but then an idiot put tape accross the middle and then another idiot put tape over the damae. The clear tape should be easy to remove with a hair dryer but the damage below it will still be there. I don't see a date anwyere, but I am thinking late 1950s. I am sure that an expert out there can educate me. Fine $199


Yushu Model Airplane Silk

WP131269 Yushu Model Airplane Silk This is 6 sealed packages of silk. 4 are red and one is dark blue. They are all marked "Yushu Brand, Model Airplane Silk, an International Product, Made in Japan" The packages are sealed and I don' t know how much silk each contains. I think that these are from the early 1960s. New $100






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E Z - Just Test Stand

ME180842 E Z - Just Test Stand A wooden test stand for I.C. motors. Free to the first person who orders it and spends $100 on this page. It is dirty but it should clean up to at least G++ $0





Fox .59 Stunt Motor Fox .59 Stunt Motor Fox .59 Stunt Motor Fox .59 Stunt Motor

ME180754 Fox .59 Stunt Motor A 1950s example that is fresh from an old estate that was in storage and has probaby not been touched in over 50 years. It needs a light cleaning but underneath you should find a pristine example. The motor turns freely and has good compression. This is one of the great American motors of all time. Fox is still in business but they were driven out of the model motor business by Chinese imports. Fine- $79


Forster 29 Forster 29 Forster 29

ME180761 Forster 29 I bought this motor still in the plane, a 1950s stunt plane. The plane was a total wreck, not from being crashed but from storage, so I cut the wings off. The tail was already broken up. However, I left it in the plane so that you can have the excitement of a virgin find. It has a Champion glow plug installed, that looks just like an ignitiion spark plug. I did take the plug out and confirmed that the filament looks good. I didn't test it, I don't even have the right gear anymore to start a glow motor, but in my expeience when they are bad it is visually obvious. That is all that I did. The motor is just as I found it, still with a Top Flite wooden prop installed. G+ $39


Frog 500 Frog 500 Frog 500

ME180763 Frog 500 An as found Frog 500 stunt motor from an old estate. Like most of this estate, it hasn't been touched since the early 1960s. It is dirty and gummed up so that it doesn't turn easily. The outermost cooling fin on the left side of the head is bent inwards. There is a heavy scrape on the bottom of the crank case. The flexible end of the needle valve is gone. It looks to me like this motor will clean up and be a running motor, but for the reasons listed, it will never be a pristine example. G+ $39


Fuel Tanks

ME180755 Fuel Tanks This is a lot of 5 old Perfect type tin fuel tanks off of old stunt planes from the 1950s. The lot is free to the first person who spends $100 with us and orders this lot. G+ $0





McCoy 35

ME180762 McCoy 35 A red head McCoy stunt motor from the 1950s. It turns over and has good compression. As found and quite dirty, but would surely run fine once the carburetor is cleaned.. There is a chip out of the exhaust port that will not affect running but might cause a muffler to leak. Free to the first person who orders it and spends $100 with us. Good $0



OS Max-H 40  RC OS Max-H 40  RC OS Max-H 40  RC OS Max-H 40  RC

ME180752 OS Max-H 40 RC A new in the box OS motor from the early 1970s. The bottom of the box has the Graupner label from when they were the distributors for Europe. I presume that this motor was bought new in Europe. The label has a 10/72 date on it. It is complete as it came and has never been mounted. It has never changed hands before now. Mint $129



Perfect Fuel Pump

ME180756 Perfect Fuel Pump A new in the box Perfect brand fuel pump for filling model tanks. Free to the first person who orders it and spends $100 with us. Mint $0





Spitfire .049 Spitfire .049

ME130676 Spitfire .049 A pristine motor that I acquired from the estate of the original owner, an avid kit & motor collector who started collecting in the 1930s. Looking at it I would not be suprised if it had never been run. It is immaculate. It is gummed up and won't turn over by hand. I have not tried to force it. I have dealt with this many times with more modern motors that I let sit a bit too long. Fine $35



Super Tiger - .51 RC Super Tiger - .51 RC

ME130670 Super Tiger - .51 RC This is an early production Super Tigre .51 that was purchased in the early 1960s, and never used. I bought it along with an unbuilt Top-Flite Orion. It has the original price of 24.98 written on the box. It has "chromed" stamped on the box, and stamped into the side of the right motor mount. It has two rings on the piston and a most unusual carbuerator arrangement, whereby the RC linkage moves the exhaust port, which is linked to the throttle. The paperwork in the box indicats tthat this is one of the earliest of this type of motor. It included a letter from the importer, "World Engines", with a pre-zip code address, and two sets of instructions, one English, and one Italian. A close examination of this motor shows me that it has never been moutned. Also in the box is a prop wrench that I assume came with it and a small slp talking about installing the carbuerator. Fine $149

Torpedo Special  (probably a 30) Torpedo Special  (probably a 30)

ME130675 Torpedo Special (probably a 30) A beautifully cleaned motor that I acquired from the estate of the original owner, an avid kit & motor collector who started collecting in the 1930s. The piece that rotates to set the timing is clearly a purpose made replacement, but is only a place holder; it is not functional. The displacement is not marked on the motor but it looks to be a 30 size to me. I would rate it fine but for because fo the replaced piece I rated it G++ $145


Veco 29 Veco 29 Veco 29

ME180764 Veco 29 One of the all time classics, a Veco 29 stunt motor. This motor is as found and untouched since the 1960s. It is a bit dirty and gummed up, but should clean up nicely. The only problem that I see is that the flexible end of the needle valve is broken off and the end has been slotted to use a screwdriver. The serial number is B5376. If anyone knows that date that corresponds to, please let me know. Should clean to G++ $36



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