View Full Version : Is this for real?
01-09-2007, 12:04 PM
Ive seen this one in the magazines. Seller has Zero feedback. Does anyone have any info on this???
You are bidding on a very nice Vario BK 117 Heli built by AirStar International.
It has all Futaba radio equipment installed (401 Gyro, Receiver, & Servos), and Vario blades for the 4 blade head. The strobe lights and nav lights are on a seperate battery than the radio equipment. All you need to fly is add fuel. It has only been flown a couple of times, mostly sitting as an awesome display, but it flies great and has never been wrecked or repaired. Take a look at the pics for yourself, if you want a stunning heli for your collection, look no further. It has show winning detail.... The length of the fuselage w/o blades is 60". If you have any more questions or want to see other pics please feel free to ask...
01-09-2007, 12:44 PM
Buyer beware. I do not buy anything from anyone with zero feedback.
01-09-2007, 01:25 PM
Well people with zero feedback sell stuff, they have to start somewhere but that sure looks, walks and quacks like a duck.
The best way to tell is email the seller asking for a closeup picture of something, or say you have a friend in his area and ask for a phone number to make arrangements for your friend to look it over and take some additional pictures. If you get some run around about it being in storage or some bs like that you know, if he comes up with a real number and is willing to meet or whatever it may just be someone that is selling for thier first time.
01-09-2007, 02:53 PM
It's too easy for someone to "borrow" a picture of a high-ticket item and sell it on a brand new ebay account. I dont want to be the first guy to take the risk so to speak.
I remember seeing this particular model (this paint scheme at least) either in a magazine or on the web somewhere. Ill bet that because there are so few Vario owners in the US that someone here knows the owner of this model and can vouch for wether this is legit.
01-09-2007, 09:52 PM
Hey there everyone....I called Josef of Airstar International to ask him about that helicopter that is posted. He did build a couple like that one, but one like that was never originally sent to the east coast.
There was an auction on eBay within the last few months for that helicopter, or an almost identical one. The original owner was from Northern California and he placed it on eBay a few months ago for something around $3500-$4000.
This may be a different helicopter or it could be someone who may have purchased it second hand from the original owner.
The best thing to do would be to correspond with the person who posted it and see how legit it seems. If you have your heart set on it, then you may want to consider requesting COD and verifying the contents of the package before paying the deliver person.
01-10-2007, 03:28 AM
It was a duck! ;)
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01-22-2007, 11:03 AM
Wow! Just when you thought it was safe, here's another Zero Feedback (user registered 1/20/07) listing for a LEN MOUNT COBRA AH-1S RC HELICOPTER VARIO RTF
LEN MOUNT COBRA AH-1S RC HELICOPTER READY TO FLY
THIS IS A SPORT SCALE BUILD COBRA, NOT SUPERSCALE. IT HAS BEEN FLYING FOR 2 YEARS.
* 24LBS. 84'' L 25'' H
* 72'' ROTOR SPAN
* ZENOAH 23CC GAS PULL START ENGINE FOR POWER.
* VARIO BENZIN MECHANICS
* AIRSTAR CCPM FRAME SET
* ZENOAH 23CC GAS ENGINE (Pull Start)
* 90-18 RAITO GEAR SET, VARIO PIPE
* VARIO 815 MM SCALE ROTOR BLADE SET
* CARBON 105 MM TAIL BLADES
* 5 MM FLEX DRIVE TAIL DRIVE
* VARIO TAIL GEAR BOX
* FUTABA 501 GYRO
* FUTABA 9205 TAIL SERVO
* 3 HITEC HS-615 MG ON CCPM
* 1 FUTABA 3003 THROTTLE SERVO
* JR 1800 MAH BATTERY
I WILL INCLUDE A JR 9CH SPCM RECIEVER FOR IT.
THE ROTOR BLADES HAVE BEEN PAINTED 1 WHITE 1 BLACK, THIS GIVES IT A SCALE LOOKING ROTOR SPEED WHEN FLYING.
A FEW CHIPS IN PAINT BUT LOOKS REALLY GOOD. VERY SMOOTH RUNNING ON COLEMAN CAMP FUEL AND AMSOIL 100 TO 1 PRE MIX OIL. IT IS A PULL START ENGINE.
01-22-2007, 10:55 PM
And yet another high-dollar scale RC heli being sold by a zero feedback ebay seller:
01-23-2007, 09:50 AM
And this seller has been registered for one whole day! :arggg:
BELL 222 SCALE RC HELI HELICOPTER 60 SIZE
Heim Bell 222 Scale RC Heli Helicopter 60 Size.
Heli is an astounding 6 feet 3 inches long from rotor to rotor. 17" wide and 18" tall!!!
Heim Bell 222 scale is a HUGE 60 size helicopter with retractable landing gear. You will no doubt be the envy of your club. The Bell features the rock solid TSK mechanics, which will set this heli apart from others running the cheaper plastic ones.
-Painted Heim Bell 222 fiberglass fuse
-New in Box CMT 680mm fiberglass main blades
-Scale looking operatonal retract gear with spring-like shocks, not the cheap wire type
-YS 61 ST II engine
-One piece 60 size pipe
-Carbon tail rotor blades, not pictured but included
-6 High torque servos
-3300Mah NIMH battery pack
01-23-2007, 08:21 PM
I don't buy scalers unless I know the owners personally.