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Old 10-11-2019, 07:01 PM
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Nope,
I'm the world famous Sparky.
I havent flown CL for around 45 years I gave two brand new .35 stunters ready to go. I got them at an estate sale they are both much nicer than I could ever build.
I think the Thimble Drone was some sort of a trade mark that Cox used. So likely that's the handle I'm referring to.
Yes I think Spider wire would be a great fit for current small CL airplanes.
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Old 10-11-2019, 08:36 PM
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Sparky, We need to do some control line after one of our races. If you bring one, I'll being one. It'll be famous Sparky, and famous Greg!
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Old 10-12-2019, 07:29 AM
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Already Pylon racing famous Sparky and Greg. You'll have competition from the previously famous Control Line stunt Sparky.
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Old 11-01-2019, 05:20 AM
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Back in 1965 when i was 8 years old my cousin Mark ( who my wife calls the "good Mark" as opposed to me the "evil Mark") went off to join the navy and gave me his Wen-Mac Turbojet control line plane. I tried for many hours to get the engine started and after getting some help and finding out that a 6 volt lantern battery instantly fried the glow plug I was able to make a few short attempts at flying before it was destroyed. So it was on to various Cox RTF's up to the highly prized Stuka. After those models were all "used up" I had a collection of Cox 049s around. I went to a local hobby store in Clinton Connecticut named Dave's Hobbies and purchased a Sterling Beginners Spitfire and a Dave converted one of my 049's to a tank mount. The rest is history as they say. From there it was many 1/2a planes then onto a Sterling Ringmaster my first "Big" C/L kit. I wanted a Fox 35 but couldn't quite deliver enough newspapers to afford the $11.95 price tag so I got a K&B Stallion 35 fro $7.95. I still have that engine not because it was so good but to remind me of how many Ringmasters it cost me when it quit doing an overhead maneuver. I still have a Ringmaster but this one has an L&J Fox 35 up front. Been a modeler ever since. Both RC and CL.
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