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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 4-60 Ace 4-60

WP191032 Ace 4-60 A70" wingspan kit intended for a 60 size four stroke. It is an undisturbed kit that was shipped new from Balsa USA to the man who's estate we bought it from. Note that the photo looks like the plans are missing. That is because they are wrapped around bundles of wood, as it came from Ace. I didn't take them out because it would disturb the contents. The box has some old tape on it, and a shipping label from BUSA, but it is a good solid box and kit. Fine- $99




Alfa Wildcat Canopy/Hatch

WP191034 Alfa Wildcat Canopy/Hatch This is the hatch from my Alfa Wildcat, which I destroyed. The hatch is in good usable condition. I hate to see it wasted, so it is free to anyone who needs it and is a nice person. You only need to pay the shipping, which our website will quote as $5.99 for US mail. G++ $0




AAmco X-Ray AAmco X-Ray AAmco X-Ray

WP191045 AAmco X-Ray Another great Lou Andrews design, the X-Ray also uses box-lock construction like the famous H-Ray, but it is a larger, higher performance 4 channel model with a 56" wingspan and intended for .35 - .45 motors. The kit is undisurbed. The box has some old tape residue and some splatter on it so I rated it G++ $129



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


Balsa USA Kit 417 Fokker E. III Eindecker Balsa USA Kit 417 Fokker E. III Eindecker

WP191035 Balsa USA Kit 417 Fokker E. III Eindecker This is the 80" wingspan version that calls for a .46 - .61 two stroke or a .61 - .91 four stroke. If you want anything like scall performance I would think that a 60 size four stroke would be more than enough. Nothings more silly to me than an overpowered scale plane. The contents are as new. The box shows light wear. It was shipped directly from Balsa USA via UPS about 20 years ago and the label is still on the box. New this kit is $50 more. Fine- $179


Berkeley Buhl Pup Berkeley Buhl Pup

WP191024 Berkeley Buhl Pup A 37 1/2" wingspan kit for free-flight, control line, or rubber power. It calls for a 1/2A motor. The kit looks undisturbed to me. The box has no torn cornoers but does shows some light wear commensurate with its age. The plans are copywrite 1955. G++ $49




Berkeley Aeronca C-3 Berkeley Aeronca C-3

WP191026 Berkeley Aeronca C-3 A 36" wingspan kit intended for free-flight or control-line but easily converted to RC with modern equipment. A particularly clean box that looks like it was stored in a drawer or something that completely protected it. The contents look undisturbed. Fine $49




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++ $69


Bridi Warlord 25 Bridi Warlord 25

WP191043 Bridi Warlord 25 An original Bridi kit, not one of the later ones. The plan are a bit yellowed but the wood looks great and it should build well. I would call it undistrubed but the plans have been unfolded and rolled up instead. Fine $95




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 apparently 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 Genrle Lady Carl Goldberg Genrle Lady Carl Goldberg Genrle Lady

WP191039 Carl Goldberg Gentle Lady An classic Goldberg kit, the Gentle Lady is a 2 meter sailplane that is intended for tow-launch or as a powered glider with .049 - .10 motors or for electric. One of the all time great Goldberg kits. The content are undisurbed but there is old tape residue on the box so I rated it G++ $79




Clancy Aviation Lazy Bee Clancy Aviation Lazy Bee

WP191031 Clancy Aviation Lazy Bee This is the 40" wingspan version of this kit, "The original Lazy Bee kit". The box claims that this is the easiest to fly RC plane ever. I have seen these bring over $150 on eBay, but that seems too much to me. This is a nice clean kit and I hope that somebody will build it. Fine SOLD




Dave Platt Models Waco YMF.3 Dave Platt Models Waco YMF.3 Dave Platt Models Waco YMF.3

WP191042 Dave Platt Models Waco YMF.3 This is a pristine untouched kit that I bought from the estate of the original owner. You won't find another one. To my eye, the WACO YMFs were about the most attractive planes of the "Golden Age of Flight". It builds a 60" wingspan plane that calls for a .45 to .60 2 stroke. I plan to build one of these at some point. Of course I would use an electric motor. Fine SOLD



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

WP1902103 deBolt Model Eng. Co.: Live Wire Trainer An apparently undisturbed in the original box Live Wire Trainer. It even still has the original Citizenship brochure and a card to get 3 years of Popular Electronics for 5 dollars. The wingspan is 48 inches and it was designed for a .09 motor. The box lid has one torn corner and some very minor staining, which is why I gave it the minus. Really a nice example of a very early RC kit. Fine- SOLD



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


Direct Connection Tsunami Direct Connection Tsunami Direct Connection Tsunami

WP191029 Direct Connection Tsunami A 58 1/2" wingspan RC model intended for .40 - .46 2 strokes, although clearly a good choice for electric. The contents are clean and undisturbed. The box shows light wear, but this is one to build not collect so who cares about the box anyway. Fine- $175




Flight Line Products:  Super Joy Stick Flight Line Products:  Super Joy Stick Flight Line Products:  Super Joy Stick

WP190149 Flight Line Products: Super Joy Stick A less common 61" wingspan sport/pattern plane in the style of kits from the 1970s, although a bit of newspaper that was used at the factory to stuff the box is dated 1984.. Undisturbed condition. Intended to be easy to build with a constant chord wing. Intended for .45 - .60 2 cycles or .60 - .90 4 strokes. The box shows minor shelf wear and a few bits of tape, one of which is on the label. Fine- $145




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


Micro Models:  The "1938" Mercury 1/2 Scale Micro Models:  The "1938" Mercury 1/2 Scale Micro Models:  The "1938" Mercury 1/2 Scale

WP181237 Micro Models: The "1938" Mercury 1/2 Scale This is a 1970s half scale kit of a famous design from 1938. This kit has a 36" wingspan. It is a free flight model for .020 - .049 motors, but clearly could be built today as an RC kit with an electric motor. The plans are missing. It is probably complete otherwise, but it HAS NO PLANS. The box is browning from age but has no marks on damage. G++ $38



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


Pica Enterprises  WACO-YMF.3 Pica Enterprises  WACO-YMF.3 Pica Enterprises  WACO-YMF.3

WP191075 Pica Enterprises WACO-YMF.3 This is the classic Pica kit of the "Golden Age" WACO YMF biplane. It builds a 60" wingspan kit and calls for a .45 - .60 2-stroke motor. The contensts look complete, but they don't look totally undisturbed. The cowling is fiberglass. I don't know if this kit ever came with a fiberglass cowl or if somebody has substituted this one. It is nicer than the plastic one that is normally seen with the kit. The box shows its age and has some light water damage at one end, but not affecting the contents in any way. If you have been looking for one of these to build and dont' want to pay for a collectors condition box, this is the one. G+ $189


Pro Line Electronics:  Challenger Series Pro Line Electronics:  Challenger Series

MI181257 Pro Line Electronics: Challenger Series This is an old analog transmitter, operating at 72.960 Mhz. I don't know if it is AM or FM. It is in very clean condition. The screw on antenna is missing. I probably have one lying around but where is always the question. This came from an estate sale and I dont' know anything about it, but it is in very clean well cared for condition. I love the simplicity of these old radios. I am tempted to get this box converted to DSMX. Fine $59


SIG Kit SIGRC65  Four-Star 120 SIG Kit SIGRC65  Four-Star 120

WP191028 SIG Kit: SIGRC65 Four-Star 120 A new the box kit, still in the cellophane wrapping. This is an 81" wingspan kit that calls for a .90 - 1.20 two cyle or a 1.20 to 1.60 four cycle. Mint $185





SIG Kit RC-30 Citabria SIG Kit RC-30 Citabria SIG Kit RC-30 Citabria

WP191030 SIG Kit RC-30 Citabria A 69" wingspan RC kit. The contents are clean and look undisturbed. The box has some shelf wear and looks appropriate for its age. G++ $109





SIG Kit RC-35 Kougar Mark II SIG Kit RC-35 Kougar Mark II

WP191038 SIG Kit RC-35 Kougar Mark II An undisturbed in the original box kit that builds a 51" wingspan plane intended for .40 - .50 motors. I can imagine that with a similar sized electirc motor this will be a very fast plane! THe box has some old tape on it so I rated it G++ SOLD




SIG Kit FF-9 Fairchild-24 SIG Kit FF-9 Fairchild-24 SIG Kit FF-9 Fairchild-24

WP191025 SIG Kit FF-9 Fairchild-24 A 36" wingspan kit intended for free-flight or control-line, but easy convertible to RC with modern equipment. It calls for a 1/2A motor. The kit appears to be undisturbed. The box is crisp and undamaged, with moderate age staining. G++ $39




Top Flite Kit RC-16 P-51 Mustang Red Box Top Flite Kit RC-16 P-51 Mustang Red Box Top Flite Kit RC-16 P-51 Mustang Red Box

WP191036 Top Flite Kit RC-16 P-51 Mustang Red Box A classic Top Flite kit, the 60" P-51. It can build a P-51A - D model. Top Flite kits are shooting up in price now that they are out of production, so I would guess that this will be a good invenstment. This kit is undisturbed in the box. The box shows a bit of wear so I didn't rate it Fine but the contents are certainly Fine. G++ $199



Top Flite RC-25 A6M2 Zero Red Box Kit Top Flite RC-25 A6M2 Zero Red Box Kit Top Flite RC-25 A6M2 Zero Red Box Kit

WP191074 Top Flite RC-25 A6M2 Zero Red Box Kit A superb condition kit with a crisp clean box and undisturbed contents. This builds a 61" wingspan plane and calls for a .60 - .90 2-stroke. The zero is said to be the best flying of the Top-Flite red box kits but ironically is also the most scarce. You won't find a better example. Fine $349




Top Flite Cessna 172 Top Flite Cessna 172

WP150889 Top Flite: RC-6 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++ $129



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 Co. Navajo VK Model Aircraft Co. Navajo VK Model Aircraft Co. Navajo

WP191040 VK Model Aircraft Co. Navajo Builds a plane with a 64" wingspan and intended for .40 - .61 motors. The kit is undisturbed in the box with a nice box that shows only minor signs of age. A scarce VK kit . Fine $149





VK Model Aircraft Co. Corben Super Ace VK Model Aircraft Co. Corben Super Ace

WP191041 VK Model Aircraft Co. Corben Super Ace Builds a 56" wingspan model of the "Golden Age" classic. Intended for a .35 - .46 motor. Undisturbed in the original box. The box has old tape residue on it and some tears from the tape so I rated it G++ $159






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



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 an old school kit with lots of parts and shaping of balsa. I love it! G++ $199


Graupner:  Cirrus Graupner:  Cirrus Graupner:  Cirrus

WP181266 Graupner: Cirrus This is one of the most famous sailplane kits of the 1970s, and the plane that I learned to fly on. My father built one in 1971 and taught me to fly standing in front of him and sharing the transmitter. This kit looks to be undisturbed in the box. This plane has a 3 meter wingspan! It can thermal when other planes are grounded. The ABS fuselage still has most of the original tissue paper around it. Some of the hardware is loose in the box and I suspect that a hardware bag has ruptured. The bags are more like cellophane and they do crack. It is missing the assembly manuals, however, I photographed all of the photos from the assembly manual of the other Cirrus kit that I had before I shipped it, and I will include a CD with those photos. Everything else seems to be there including the instrument panel, and the decals. The catalog, which Graupner always included, is dated 1970/71. The box is quite clean, with no tape marks and only light shelf wear. The canopy is a bit distorted but the way that it is glued to a framework it should be fine, especially if you warm it up a bit with a hair dryer. I also have the optional motor pylon kit. I will sell this to the person who buys this kit for an additional $100. I do not wish to sell it separately as long as I still have this kit. Fine- $1695


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


OK Model Co. Pilot Kit No. 304 Crown 300 OK Model Co. Pilot Kit No. 304 Crown 300 OK Model Co. Pilot Kit No. 304 Crown 300

WP191044 OK Model Co. Pilot Kit No. 304 Crown 300 This is an early Pilot kit of a plane that was imported by Nelson Model Products but the intruction booklet is still in Japanese. It is very similar to a scalled down Taurus, except for the top of the fuselage. It could easily be build to look just like a Taurus. The wingspan is 1420mm (57 inches). The kit is very clean sith a crisp box and with all of the parts still bundled in the way that the Japanese do their kits. This kit is of superb quality, at least as good as a Top Flite kit of the period. This is the only example of this rare kit that I have seen. Fine $295


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


RCM&E Magazine: Complete Year 1993

WP19042 RCM&E Magazine: Complete Year 1993 This is a compete run of 12 magazines of one of the great RC publications of all time, RCM&E, which went bust not that long ago. The cover price in 1993 was 1.70 Pounds Sterling. Fine $29





RCM&E Magazine:  Complete Year 2009

WP19031 RCM&E Magazine: Complete Year 2009 This is a compete run of 12 magazines of one of the great RC publications of all time, RCM&E, which went bust not that long ago. Every issue has a complete set of full sized plans in the center, and the plans have never been taken out of any of these. The cover price in 2009 was $9.95. So, I am selling them for 75% off of the cover price! Fine $29



Veron:  Hawker Tomtit Veron:  Hawker Tomtit Veron:  Hawker Tomtit

WP1812100 Veron: Hawker Tomtit One of the best of the famous Veron kits, this kit was made into the 1980s but this is one of the original kits from the early 1970s. It is complete and essentially undisturbed. I say essentially because I built a Tomtit from a short kit and I used the bent wire parts in this kit as patterns to bend my own, so I did remove them from the box. I also copied the plans in this kit. I can tell you that this is not the plane for a beginner to build, but it is a very enjoyable build. Mine came out great. Of course I built it electric. It balances well with the battery mounted through the forward cockpit. The earlier Veron biplanes did not have ailerons but this kit was designed for ailerons. It is close to scale, but the tail was somewhat enlarged. I reduced the size of the tail back to scale. The box has one torn corner and a small spot where there is a tear in the outer surface near the top edge, but is overally a very nice box with great contents. If I had it to do over again, I would have built this kit, since there are a lot of prefabricated parts in this kit that you don't get with a short kit. Fine- $195


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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Model Airplane Motors
Listed in alphabetical order by manufacturer.



Enya Model 6001 35-II Enya Model 6001 35-II

ME190338 Enya Model 6001 35-II An as found Enya 6001 35-II control line motor. I believe that this motor was only made in the early 1960s. That is consistent with the estate from which it came to us. It has not been touched since at least the early 70s because the owner died in the early 70s. It should clean up to better than G+ SOLD



Fox 35

ME190343 Fox 35 An as found Fox 35 C/L motor. It has 6 head screws, for whatever that is worth. I believe that it is late 50s or early 60s vintage. It is pretty gummed up. It has an aluminum spinner and a nylon prop of a brand that I have not seen before. It seems to be "Proper Prop". Free to the first person who orders it and spends $100 on this page. G+ SOLD



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





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



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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