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Offline Richard Imhoff

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Carrier guys you need to jump on this
« on: March 07, 2019, 04:37:40 PM »
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Re: Carrier guys you need to jump on this
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2019, 07:24:03 PM »
It looks like it was built by somebody who knows what he's doing.

I built one of those from a Brodak kit and also just finished another that was abandoned half-done. 

It's about an $80 kit or $15 for the plans.

At $800 "buy it now"  (no fuel tank) the owner seems to have something of a love affair with his model.
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Re: Carrier guys you need to jump on this
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2019, 11:29:13 AM »
It looks like it was built by somebody who knows what he's doing.

I built one of those from a Brodak kit and also just finished another that was abandoned half-done. 

It's about an $80 kit or $15 for the plans.

At $800 "buy it now"  (no fuel tank) the owner seems to have something of a love affair with his model.
Hi Paul!  Thanks for the kind words.  Yep, I'm the one who built it and test flew it .... a couple of times!  Yes, for the record, the fuel tank is included, just not the engine as I'm sure real competitors wouldn't want this old but really reliable engine, that I use for nearly all of my test flights.

Actually, just adding the advertised Brodak prices for the items listed on the box cover under "Other Items Required" one comes to a total of $320, not including postage / shipping  :o :o  That's why I felt $350 would be a fair starting price.  I'm just looking to recover my costs so I can build something else .... hope that's not unrealistic  :-\ !!

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Re: Carrier guys you need to jump on this
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2019, 12:16:00 PM »
I would probably charge even more if I hoped to recover my labor at the new $15 minimum wage.
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Re: Carrier guys you need to jump on this
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2019, 12:38:42 PM »
I would probably charge even more if I hoped to recover my labor at the new $15 minimum wage.
;D  Thanks, but ....  :-\ :-\!!

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Re: Carrier guys you need to jump on this
« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2019, 07:41:47 AM »
One can never recover the cost of building a model. The time , the labor , the love that goes into building from a kit or from scratch can never be recovered. My opinion is to sell cheap and take the loss and give someone else a chance to get into the sport. You could sell at a local swap meet and talk with those who might purchase and find it a good home.


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