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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.



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


Berkeley:  Mini Hogan 34 Berkeley:  Mini Hogan 34

WP180753 Berkeley: Mini Hogan 34 A 34" wingspan free flight model designed for .035 to .074 motors. This is a 1950s kit from when Berleley was still being made in Brooklyn. The plans are browned, the box shows its age, with browning and light staining, with some torn corners. It appears to be a complete kit that you could build or collect although you would probably want to do some work on the box if you are a collector. G+ $45



Berkeley Interceptor 15 Berkeley Interceptor 15

WP180757 Berkeley Interceptor 15 This kit builds a 33 1/2" control line kit that called for a .15 to .25 motor. This is from when Berkeley had moved from Brooklyn to Fort Smith, Arkansas. The box has serious staining on the lid. The bottom of the box has 4 torn corners and the contents are disturbed, but appear to be more or less complete. I can't promise that some minor piece hasn't fallen out, but it is certainly can't be missing much. The one thing that I notice is that there doesn't seem to be enough ribs. The box would needs attention if you are a collector, but for a builder this is a bargain for a scarce old kit. G+ $39


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


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 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


deBolt Model Eng. Co.:  Live Wire RC Trainer deBolt Model Eng. Co.:  Live Wire RC Trainer deBolt Model Eng. Co.:  Live Wire RC Trainer

WP180747 deBolt Model Eng. Co.: Live Wire RC Trainer This is quite early for an RC kit, a 48" trainer designed for a .09 and an escapement (rudder only) radio system. The kit contents look undisturbed. The box is moderately shop worn and has staining on the lid. There is some more recent Scotch tape around the edges that was used to hold the lid in place, but it isn't bad. For what is a pretty scarce kit this is a good example, not pristine, but respectable. G++ $129


Dynaflite - Skeeter R/C Dynaflite - Skeeter R/C

WP180186 Dynaflite - Skeeter R/C A 56" wingspan kit that the box tells us is for hand-launch competitions, 2 meter upstart launch, slope soarable, etc. It is as new in the box. The box has tape on the sides and shows light wear and fading commensurate with its age. Fine- $55




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





Great Planes:  Spirity Great Planes:  Spirity Great Planes:  Spirity

WP180134 Great Planes: Spirit A 78 1/2" sailplane of relatively recent manufacture and still new in the box. 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 $57






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


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




Midwest:  Kit FG-2, Fubar 36 Midwest:  Kit FG-2, Fubar 36

WP180744 Midwest: Kit FG-2, Fubar 36 A 36" wingspan free-flight model designed for .020 - .060 motors. This kit was in production for a while but I believe that this example is from the around 1960. Midwest has been in Hobart Indiana for as long as I can remember. They were in Chicago when this kit was made. The kit looks complete. The box is browned from acidic paper and has a torn out corner and a bit more tearing, as well as a hole in the top. The plans are browned too. I would say that the condition of this kit makes it an ideal candidate to build rather than to collect. G+ SOLD


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




Pica T-28B Pica T-28B Pica T-28B

WP180421 Pica T-28B A 65" wingspan kit intended originally for a 60 size glow motor. Designed with retracts in mind. The box has some minor writing on it, the weight and dimension of the box, and there is some tape on the box from it being shipped. The contents are clean and undisturbed. G++ SOLD




SIG - Kit No. SIGRC90  1909 Demoiselle SIG - Kit No. SIGRC90  1909 Demoiselle SIG - Kit No. SIGRC90  1909 Demoiselle

WP180182 SIG - Kit No. SIGRC90 1909 Demoiselle The copyright on this kit is 2002. I think that ipre-dates SIG being bought out by Hobbico though. The kit is as new in the box. My friend bought it new and other than normal creasing on the box it is mint. It has long struck me as odd that more planes from the Edwardian era were not kitted. These pioneers of flight are grossely under represented while warplanes are ubiquitous. I guess that tells you something about humans. 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:  Kit S-3  Yak-9 Sterling Models:  Kit S-3  Yak-9

WP180750 Sterling Models: Kit S-3 Yak-9 A 40" Combat Stunt Control Line Model. The motor size is not specified on the box but the plans show a K&B .19. The kit looks undisturbed. The ribs are not in sheets, but I don't know if they came this way or were removed. The box is a bit beat up with the corners torn. I would rate this one more of a builder grade than collector's grade. G+ SOLD



Sterling Kit FS14-2750 Supermarine Spitfire Sterling Kit FS14-2750 Supermarine Spitfire Sterling Kit FS14-2750 Supermarine Spitfire

WP180229 Sterling Kit FS14-2750 Supermarine Spitfire A 64" wingspan kit for .35 - .60 motors. This kit is very clean inside and out, having been stored in a clean and dry environment. Fine $149





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 Kit RC-17 P-40 Top Flite Kit RC-17 P-40 Top Flite Kit RC-17 P-40

WP180215 Top Flite Kit RC-17 P-40 This is a red box example of the famous Top Flite kit. My understanding is tha tthe red box kits came before the yellow box ones. This kit ihas some water damage to the box as the left end but the contents are clean and undisturbed. The box is otherwise clean, but I wouldn't hesitate to build this one since the box is not pristine. G++ $169



Top Flite - Kit RC-17  P-40 Warhawk Top Flite - Kit RC-17  P-40 Warhawk Top Flite - Kit RC-17  P-40 Warhawk

WP180191 Top Flite - Kit RC-17 P-40 Warhawk A yellow box vintage Top Flite kit for the P-40 Warkhawk. T his kit has a 60" wingspan and was intended for a .40 - 60 motor. With a 40 it would probably be struggling, but then the originals were underpowered. The box is somewhat faded by the contents appear undisturbed and really nice. I also have with this kit a new Fiberglass Specialties cowling. If you want to build it electric, this cowling is much more suitable to adaptation for easy removable to create a battery hatch. There is one piece of old dry masking tape right through the label. The rating reflects the box condition, not the contents. G++ $199


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++ $159



Tower Hobbies: Fun 51 Tower Hobbies: Fun 51 Tower Hobbies: Fune 51

WP18013 Tower Hobbies: Fun 51 A 44" wingspan profile kit, meaning the fuselage is flat with the profile of a P51 Mustang. It is designed for 4 channels with 5 servos and a 40 - 46 size glow motor. This kit is as new and looks like it could be sitting on the shelf in a hobby shop. To be clear, this is a US made kit, probably made by Great Planes, which is under the same ownership as Tower Hobbies. The box says copywrite 2002 so it is no older than that. 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 $49


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







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



Balsacraft Model Designs - Hawker Hurricane Balsacraft Model Designs - Hawker Hurricane Balsacraft Model Designs - Hawker Hurricane

WP180184 Balsacraft Model Designs - Hawker Hurricane A 46" wingspan kit that was designed for electric. The Balscraft kits came on the market right when electric was really taking off, (great pun) and simultaneously kit building was plummetting, so the company did not survive. This is an English made kit. For some reason, the Hurricane, to which the free world owes so much, has really not been kitted very often vs its glamorous companion, the Spitfire. It is intended to be built for hand launch but if I were to build it I would install some modern electric retracts. Fine+ $145


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


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 shef wear on the ends. Fine+ $48





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


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. There is a free upgrade available for the firmware on this radio to the XG menus. It will still be DSMX after the upgrade, but the menus will change. I have not implemented this upgrade, however if you buy this radio, and want the upgrade, but are afraid of doing it youself, I will upgrade it for you before shipping the radio. It comes just as I got it, with all of the original packaging and paperwork. It is still under warranty. 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


Pilot:  Fairchild PT-19 Quick Built Series Pilot:  Fairchild PT-19 Quick Built Series Pilot:  Fairchild PT-19 Quick Built Series Pilot:  Fairchild PT-19 Quick Built Series

WP180161 Pilot: Fairchild PT-19 Quick Built Series A 53" wingspan model, designed for 19 - 25 motors. Clearly anyone building it today would go electric. This kit was one of the last kits made in the old factory before it burned and is in absolutely pristine, new condition, with the exception that the decal sheet has been cut. Everything is there but the sheet was cut to make a copy of one decal, as the photo shows. The box looks like it did the day that my friend bought it new in our local hobby shop. Mint SOLD



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 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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Model Airplane Motors
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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 $159



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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