Need some help with my father's planes

by Aaron
(Hawthorne, NJ USA)

I'm trying to sell my father's planes. About 16 of them. Do I need to worry about which controller is paired with which plane? Are the transmitters on each plane interchangeable?

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by: rcdude07

Hi Aaron,

I'm sorry you are having to sell these items. In general you don't have to worry about the TX with the planes. Matter of fact, if you unplug all the wires from the RX in the plane, removing the RX and selling what is referred to as a PNP (plug 'n play) airframe will help sell them faster.

I'm guessing many of these TXes have silver antennas you pull out to be 5-6' in length and have big black numbers on them. These are known as 72MHz transmitters. They just don't sell well these days because most everyone is using 2.4GHz (transmitters with little black stubby antennas or no visible antennas at all). You may find a collector willing to buy the TXes, but it'll be hard.

TX and RX brands do matter. All manufacturers have little differences (both 2.4GHz and 72MHz) that prevents interchangeable use without tinkering.

I recommend you got to www.modelaircraft.org, find the events calendar link, then find a non-flying event (known as a swap shop) and setup a table there to sell the stuff. Or at least, find a local AMA club, contact them to help you locally price and distribute the items.

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