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08-22-2007, 11:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 902
Posted By Randy W.

RE: Magazine name change

I am a little hazy as to the exact time it changed, but Dick Tichenor came aboard from RCM for a very short stay and this is when the change was made.
05-31-2007, 11:23 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 73,331
Posted By Randy W.

RE: Cox R/C Aircraft Collection

I own a Thermal Hawk, Spyder and Ridge Hawk, the latter being a slope glider. One day at the local school yard, I launched the Thermal Hawk with a Cox 1/2 Texaco motor and 7 x 3 prop. Managed to...
05-29-2007, 12:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,929
Posted By Randy W.

RE: multi engine 1/2a airplanes?

I saw what has to be the wildest multi engine control line model fly at the 1967 Nationals in Los Alamitos. I think it was a much modified Ringmaster. Mounted to the leading edge of the wings were...
04-30-2007, 10:22 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 14,912
Posted By Randy W.

RE: Cermark F-18 - preview

You completely missed the point of the trailing antenna. Much the same as Mark Twain used the rope to determine the depth of the Mighty Mississippi, Alex our pilot uses the antenna to determine just...
04-27-2007, 02:00 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 14,912
Posted By Randy W.

RE: Cermark F-18 - preview

F-18 landing, 25mph gusting cross-wind. Arrived alive and undamaged, see what we do for you guys!
Forum: AutoGyros
04-16-2007, 04:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,511
Posted By Randy W.

RE: how does a autogyro fly?????????

Funny, I always thought it was smoke and mirrors.
03-27-2007, 01:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,675
Posted By Randy W.

RE: new Roy Clough Model

I just got a 1948 issue of MAN. It has a gumband free flight autogyro designed by Roy. Email nme your address and I will send you a copy.
03-15-2007, 12:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,003
Posted By Randy W.

RE: Midair collision today

Way back in 1972 I was flying a slope glider. Two Hobe Hawks collided head on. One was still flyable and landed safely. The other spun down and mid-aired a Windward which had just been repaired...
Forum: Control Lines
03-14-2007, 02:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,491
Posted By Randy W.

RE: Left Handed Flying(Stunt)

Im left handed by birth, learned to fly left handed. Broke my wrist as a kid and flew one whole summer right handed. Now I can fly with either hand. Just not very well!
Forum: Control Lines
03-14-2007, 02:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,034
Posted By Randy W.

RE: Control line at Disneyland

Hard to believe, but Wen Mac was the first to fly at Disneyland! My old boss in Customer Service when I worked at Cox was Don Hatcher. He was the one that flew 2 models at once! Later he flew 3,...
03-13-2007, 10:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,862
Posted By Randy W.

RE: insane multi-engine

I attended the 1967 nats as a kid. One of the demonstrations was a large u-control model with 13 Cox Babe Bee engines mounted on the wings leading edge! The crew would call for volenteers, small...
Forum: AutoGyros
03-07-2007, 02:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,985
Posted By Randy W.

RE: Why do you fly autogyros?

My first gyro must have crashed at least 20 times before it came down in one piece! I was so thrilled I drove over to my wifes job and showed her it was undamaged! Generally speaking the gyro guys...
02-21-2007, 07:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,040
Posted By Randy W.


Cermark is looking for a few honest builder/pilots to review our OMS series electric models. The ideal candidate would fly frequently, attend local events to showcase our products and write...
01-10-2007, 03:59 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,279
Posted By Randy W.

RE: Colorful Cox engines in display boxes

Heres a tasty tidbit....
When Cox built their building at 1525 E. Warner, Santa Ana CA they needed fill for the loading dock. My old boss Don Hatcher was there at the time and the call went out to...
Forum: AutoGyros
12-19-2006, 11:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,528
Posted By Randy W.

RE: "Scamp" ARF Review in Fly R/C Magazine

I have a Soda Pup-E kit. Fantastic wood selection and very easy to build! Hope to have mine flying very soon. I saw Steve fly several versions of the Pup and all do well even at altitudes...
Forum: AutoGyros
10-19-2006, 02:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,105
Posted By Randy W.


Thanks Grampaw!
After all those years of dead stick landings caused by engines that just didn't want to idle well, electric is a real pleasure! I work for Cermark, and use their motors. They are...
08-18-2006, 05:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,097
Posted By Randy W.

RE: Miss Philadelphia IV Plans?

RCM published an electric Miss Philly IV back in the late 70's or early 80's. I built one, it flew great on an old Astro belt drive brushed 05 can motor.
Forum: AutoGyros
05-09-2006, 04:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,105
Posted By Randy W.


Forum: AutoGyros
12-29-2005, 03:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,105
Posted By Randy W.


I am just about finished modifying my "wet" Gyro Shtick to electric power. I am using a Cermark 2814-1030 outrunner motor bolted the the firewall. A 3 cell 1300mah li-poly battery will supply the...
06-15-2004, 09:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 706
Posted By Randy W.

RE: Manx Cat

The Manx Cat was kitted by Consolidated models for a short time. It was designed by Bob Buragas and publlished in Flying Models Magazine back in the late 50's. It could be scaled up or down from...
Forum: ARF or RTF
05-21-2004, 12:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,778
Posted By Randy W.


I picked this up in Europe last week. I am in the process of assembly Wow! Can't wait for the first flight! Planning on a TT Pro 120 2-stroke for power, fits in the cowl with room to spare! A bit...
12-05-2003, 10:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 917
Posted By Randy W.

RE: Name this plane

The model is a Buzzard Bombshell. John Pond used to sell plans... 4-K made a kit sometime ago too.
12-03-2003, 06:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,544
Posted By Randy W.

RE: 1/2A four strokes We already did it!

During my days at Cox back in 1984 a fellow Customer Service employee named Kevin Kline and I decided to build a 4-stroke .049. We used a stock crankcase, and an unported cylinder we had to get from...
11-20-2003, 04:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,431
Posted By Randy W.

RE: old cox .020

The traditional 2 vent backplates were eliminated from all the reed valve engines in the early 70's as I recall. This was done to prevent someone dumb enough to bend over the engine and fuel it from...
10-23-2003, 11:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,391
Posted By Randy W.

RE: Jetex Free Flight

I remember once at Cox Hobbies back in the early 80's, in a batch of returns from Toys 'R' Us was a control line P-51 Mustang, our #7400. Taped to the bottom of the wing was the fired case of...
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