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My first radio... World Engines "Phoenix"

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Old 11-26-2002, 05:45 AM
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I rescued this radio from my older brother a few months ago. This was my first radio back in the early 70's. Anyone know anything about this radio? I have all of the original servos, receiver, batteries (I'm sure they have long ago gone bad) and charger. I can still remember sitting looking at this radio for hours dreaming of flying that plane we were building with Dad.
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Old 01-01-2003, 04:45 PM
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Bird Dog,

Great Pictures of that old radio.

I have never seen that radio before, but Dave Brown, who is the current President of the "AMA" used to fly World Engine Radios back in the 70's and was the Pattern champion for a few years running.

Maybe he would know something about it. You could possibly write a letter to him at the AMA address.

Good Luck.

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That thing has to be around 7 or 8 lb lol
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Yeah it probably does weigh that much, but it looks like a nice old metal TX.
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I flew WE stuff from the early/mid 60's thru 1984 and I don't specifically remember the Phoenix. It looks a lot like one of their Blue Max radios from the early 70's, except the BM came in a black case. What does the print say under the Phoenix logo?
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It was designed and build by World Engines for Hobby Shack in Tennessee.
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Ok, didn't know/remember WE did the store brand thing back then.
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The small print under the "Phoenix" label reads "Hobby People, L. A. Calif. and then "Serviced by World Engines"

Yes, it is a little heavy
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