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FS: Goldberg Eagle 2 RC Trainer Kit Plane w/ Transmitter

I am selling my remote controlled airplane and transmitter remote.

I really don't know all too much about the plane itself, I used to be in an RC club in middle school. Our teacher retired that year and raffled off his personal collection of planes to the students. This is the one I won. It was the biggest plane he owns. I have had it hanging off the ceiling in my garage for the past, 8 years. The last I knew it was running. It has a 7.5 foot wingspan and I believe it is a Goldberg Eagle 2 Training plane. Please ignore the yellow twine in the pictures, that was what I used to hang it from the garage.

Also, there are a few tears in the body and wing of the plane. I see that some were repaired, others were not. The plane needs a little bit of TLC but in the end will be a pretty nice plane to fly.

I wish I knew more about the plane but my knowledge is limited. The plane was given as a gift to my teacher and may have been custom built, there is lettering on the top of the wing dedicating it to "Archie and his kids" but i am sure that can be taped over with white repair tape.

The Transmitter is a Futaba Skysport 4 for 72Mhz aircraft.

Make me an offer, I need this thing gone, its huge, and I'd love some cash to put into my car or whatnot. I'm looking for a couple hundred for this though so please, serious offers only. And i would rather do local pickup, but willing to ship at buyers expense. Thanks for looking!

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Re: FS: Cessna RC Plane w/ Transmitter

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Re: FS: Cessna RC Plane w/ Transmitter

Perhaps I can shed a little more light to potential buyers. I used to fly R/C airplanes but stopped a few years ago (AMA #808876, NCCC fun fly champion, 2007).

For some general information, that is a trainer plane, which is what most people fly as their first R/C plane (me included). R/C planes are mostly made of balsa and light ply wood and covered with iron-on film. They are definitely not toys that you can fly at the park though (especially a plane that big). You'd need at least a couple acres of open land to fly safely. Even trainer planes can easily go 65+ MPH. I HIGHLY suggest you join a local flying club (find one at www.modelaircraft.org ) and have an instructor teach you. Otherwise your plane will turn into a pile of sticks in a few seconds (that is, if you don't injure/kill anyone).

It looks like a Goldberg Eagle 2 kit built plane, but don't quote me on that. I say that because it has the cutouts for the clear side windows, but everything was covered except the windshield. Definitely not a Cessna though, since trainer airplanes are almost never modeled after real airplanes (scale airplanes are really difficult to fly, but that's another story).

The engine looks like an older O.S. FS .52 four-stroke, but it could be a different displacement (hard to tell without seeing it in person). Hopefully it was prepped for storage, because 4-strokes typically don't fire back up after long-term storage without taking the engine apart and thoroughly cleaning it. It's mostly because the fuel that model airplane engines burn is usually 5-10% nitromethane, and the rest is mostly oil and alcohol, so it gums up after a while.

The servos controlling the rudder/nosewheel and elevator are older Futaba analog bushing servos, and the servo controlling the throttle is a slightly newer analog bushing servo. For the record, Futaba switched from "FP" servos (like FP-S14B model) to "S" servos (like S3004) sometime in the late '90s or early 2000's.

The transmitter is (obviously) a Futaba SkySport 4. Good, basic radio for what it is. I learned to fly airplanes with a Futaba SkySport 4. Definitely an older version, but there's nothing different between that and a newer one except the color of the faceplate and the trainer button.

Propeller looks like a composite Master Airscrew (probably 10x4 since the engine is a 4-stroke). I have a ton of those in my spare parts bin.

The damage to the covering definitely looks superficial. My airplanes get tears in the covering just from flying around, so that's definitely nothing to worry about. Heck, my trainer (Hobbico Avistar .40 RTF) has some serious battle scars and patches in the covering, but she's still 100% airworthy.

Overall, I'd say that plane is definitely airworthy if you just give her a good once-over. Personally, the pushrods going to the elevator and rudder look kind of sketchy (since it looks like a metal pushrod tied to a piece of pine and then another metal pushrod at the other end) to me, but that's easily fixable for a few bucks.

I'd say you could probably get $100-150 for it, but $150 is definitely at the upper end of what you could get. For reference, I'd be lucky to get $250 for my like-new Hangar 9 Ultra Stick .60 with an O.S. 60FX engine (that runs, and runs STRONG) and Futaba 6YF radio with S3004 servos, and my Ultra Stick .60 is probably at least 5 years newer than this bird.

The thing is, now that 2.4gHz radios are dirt cheap, all the low-end 72mHz stuff is pretty much worthless, so you'd basically be buying this for the airframe and engine (which I'm kinda doubtful if it will run or not). That and building airplanes is (more than) half the fun of flying them, so the resale market isn't that great since people just prefer to build their own (the old timers anyway, I usually bought 90% prebuilt ones since I was lazy and also didn't have as much free time as a retired person).

Hope this helps you some.
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Re: FS: Cessna RC Plane w/ Transmitter

Thanks a million IBrakeForNobody I really had no idea what I was sitting on and it looks like you know your stuff. Sure you don't want to buy it? lol

I guess then as a price I'd cross my fingers asking for $150 OBO for it.

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