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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 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++ $129


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 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- $129



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


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




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++ SOLD


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


Jasco Models:  Floater (Two Kits) Jasco Models:  Floater (Two Kits)

WP190230 Jasco Models: Floater (Two Kits) This is a Frank Ziac design called the Floater G-89/99/110, made by Jasco Models of Northridge, California in the early 1970s. The plans allow for all three sizes to be build and I think that the kit is for all three, but I am not sure about that. Somebody more familiar with this kit could perhaps let me know. This sale is for two kits, but one of them is missing at leaste some of the fuselage parts, if not something else that I missed. Having the complete kit, you should be able to easily get two planes out of this. These kits are also from the estate where the plans were all missing. A friend of mine has printed one set of plans on a plotter so that you don't have to piece them together. Note, it is one set of plans for both kits. The plans are multiple sheets and I couldn't ask him to print two sets. One was bad enough. At less than $95 each this seems cheap to me. G++ SOLD


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+ $49




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


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+ SOLD


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


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 designed 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 SOLD



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 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++ $135



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.



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


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 $139


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


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



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:  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+ $29



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 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+ $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





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

Testors McCoy 35

ME190333 Testors McCoy 35 A clean C/L motor that looks like it has seen little use, but the needle valve is broken off and the cooling fins on the head are damages on the right side. Free to the first person who orders it and spends $80 on anything else that we sell. G+ $0




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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