‘Pawn Stars’: Corey Takes Flight on a Radio Plane Deal

by Amy Myers
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Pawn Stars employee Corey Harrison found a sky-high deal with a Virginia resident who had quite the radio-controlled plan collection. Harrison flew from the Las Vegas shop to King William, Virginia to check out just how remarkable these planes were and whether they were worth taking back to Nevada.

Once the Pawn Stars employee met with owner Ross, he quickly found out that this wasn’t just a small collection of four or five planes. Rather, Ross dedicated his entire garage to the toys. The man revealed that he had “anywhere from 60 to 70 planes” in his possession, and every one of them was in immaculate shape.

Originally, these collector’s items acted as artillery target drones in World War II, striking enemy targets while the operator maintained a safe distance. Now, they not only serve as a reminder of that crucial era in military history, but they also lend themselves to the model airplane fanatics, too. For Harrison, this was great news because he could market the items to two different audiences, ensuring him a quicker sale and perhaps a higher profit.

Ross had two planes, in particular, that he was looking to sell, and they weren’t as small as the average toy airplane. In fact, the Pawn Stars attendant even admitted that the crafts were not much smaller than some planes he had ridden in.

‘Pawn Stars’ Tests Out the Merchandise

Among the planes that Ross had for sale was the Pilot Decathalon with a 122-inch wingspan. According to the seller, air shows often use these crafts because they tend to be more aerobatic and can complete more complicated tricks.

Another craft that he had for the Pawn Stars representative was the QQ Yak 54 with a 106-inch wingspan. The shape and design of this plane caught Harrison’s eye. So, Ross offered to start the motor and give him a demonstration of how the two crafts could handle the skies.

Following a crash course on the remote’s controls, Ross handed the device over to Harrison. With just a slight turn to the right and a light hand on the throttle, the Pawn Stars employee nailed a barrel roll and wide turns around the airfield. Of course, wanting to keep the merchandise in one piece, he handed the remote back to its current owner for the landing. Ross brought the plane back to safety with a smooth landing, keeping the wings perfectly parallel to the ground.

In the end, after some haggling, Harrison brought the price of the two planes down from $3,500 to $2,800. Ross tried his best to bring the Pawn Stars buyer up another $100 but finally settled once Harrison reminded him that he had to fly out here, himself, to see the planes.

The only question now was, how was Harrison going to bring them back home?

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