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  • Drone For Sale; Blade 350 QX3 quadcopter Tall landing gear 4 extra propellers 5.8 ghz video transmitter for FPV Black Pearl monitor/receiver with charger GoPro 3 sport camera, water proof case, 2 batteries & charger Insulated foam carry case 6 channel 2.4 ghz transmitter required!!! Pictures available. Dave Hartley
  • Built 2 oldies but goodies this winter. My first RC plane was a Falcon Jr. with a Babe Bee .049, covered in silk and dope. This was 1966! My dad was a Ham operator so he decided to build the transmitter on 6 meters and we purchased a Citizenship receiver to activate the rubber powered escapement, probably a Bonner. The transmitter had tubes and ran off an inverter, all to send a simple tone when one button was pushed. Well, the Tx never worked well and max range ended up being about 50 yards. So I ended up flying it free flight one spring day over a farmers plowed field. Plane flew great. Started up in a nice circle and ran for about 3 minutes. Trouble started when after the engine quit, it kept climbing higher. Got into a thermal and that was the last I saw of it until the next fall when the farmer called to tell me it had be found over a mile away. Good thing I had a phone number on it. So, couldn't locate a Falcon Jr. to build but saw the 56 on Ebay and was fortunate enough it didn't get to expensive. Hope this one doesn't fly away! My first successful RC was a Sig Kadet I built in 1973 while in the Navy in Puerto Rico. I purchased and built a Heathkit 3 channel for this Kadet. After leaving the Navy and when I had a few extra $$ I built a Midwest Strikemaster as my first 4 channel plane. I bought a Cox/Sanwa 6 channel radio for it, and if memory serves me, it cost about $300, a lot for 1977. But it was a great flyer, even competed in my first pattern contest with it. So when I saw this kit for sale on RC Groups, I broke down and bought it. So this winter is my winter of nostalgia builds. I located a picture of my first Strikemaster and a handsome young man to go with so have posted that as well as the 2019 builds.
  • These were the ones that I removed from the OV-10 Bronco when I upgraded to the DLE35RA engines. Price reduced to $180 each. ( Includes optional 90 degree adapters for the silencers) click to email or call 616 813-4212

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