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Post  cstatman Tue Jan 04, 2022 4:32 pm

anyone have a stash of metal postage stamp backplates they'd like to part with - cheap?

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Post  Marleysky Tue Jan 04, 2022 6:34 pm

The only one I'm aware of is the aluminum mount made for the " spook".
Otherwise there are some Homemade one's like Roddie's or this one: https://www.coxengineforum.com/t1004p20-postage-stamp-backplate-mount#115039
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Post  Jason_WI Tue Jan 04, 2022 7:27 pm

cstatman wrote:anyone have a stash of metal postage stamp backplates they'd like to part with - cheap?

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Unobtanium and cheap shouldn’t be used in the same sentence.

Spook engines usually go for good money especially new. You might get lucky spotting one in a lot of parts on eBay tucked away but if it’s in the open will drive the price up for sure.
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Post  Cribbs74 Tue Jan 04, 2022 7:45 pm

As already mentioned they only came on the spook designed engine. The engines themselves are kinda rare.

Is there a reason you want a bunch of steel ones? They were designed to add nose weight for the Spook. They don’t work any better than the standard ones.
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Post  cstatman Tue Jan 04, 2022 9:28 pm

wow!  I had NO idea they were from a rare engine.

I've been polishing up some .049's and making "desk art" for display

trying to sell on eBay to help re-finance some of my addiction.  
My thought was polish up a non-runner, advertise as art-only, not running,  and try to make $50-ish per motor,    which I could toss back into the fund buying more motors I want.

its not like I MUST have the money?   .... we all know $50 ain't gonna make much difference either way.. but it makes me "feel better" about what I am spending on engines that will eventually go on FF or CL planes for me.

I don't want to polish and sell a tanked back end,   cause?  well, they are like, $25 from Bernie or Matt.  (which is a great price, and I totally support both those businesses - we are lucky to have them) -  but i can't afford to buy $25, then sell at $50...

my current listing is at $37.   so I thought if I could find more of these metal back ends?  it would make easy to polish up to shiney and sell

https://www.ebay.com/itm/334274739488

now that I know they are rare?  I feel a bit ridiculous about selling this one... however?  I have a bidder, and need to honor that.

well, I gotta find another idea for mounting them - the grey 'sure start' back ends?  just aren't as 'pretty'

Thanks for the info guys -- very appreciated...

learning more every day
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Post  Admin Wed Jan 05, 2022 2:06 am

It probably wouldn't be a bad idea to edit the listing and add that it has a metal Spook backplate. Those with eBay watch alerts looking for a Spook engine/parts may get an email about it. Might help drive the ending price up a bit for you.

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Post  cstatman Wed Jan 05, 2022 9:23 am

wow - great idea   -- eBay wont let me change the title, but added to the description. OH well, someone will get a shiny backplate, and probably toss the motor

I'm gonna keep on trying this. its fun to shine them up. but ! now! only with NOT rare parts! Very Happy
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Post  aspeed Wed Jan 05, 2022 2:38 pm

I have often thought of machining one up from aluminum much like the red or grey plastic ones but with the Bee bolt pattern. Biggest problem is getting a bunch of fine thread needles. The G clip and reeds are still around. CNC would be better. Alan
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Post  william3590 Wed Jan 05, 2022 4:22 pm

C'mon Al, you can do it. Huh...

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Post  aspeed Wed Jan 05, 2022 8:02 pm

Busy moving, and it is really cold in the shop.
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