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Old 12-04-2009, 04:23 PM
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Mods please close down this thread!!! It's too much if a hassle dealing with mods that like to abuse thier powers.

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Hi Snap, good idea for a thread. I will post some pictures soon.

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I have one of the late model Testors Silver Wing or something. The chrome is rather poor but it is still solid. And Ihave several Testors McCoy engines.
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What about OK cub...? I can come up with a couple of pics of a "kart" and it's associated literature (at least it is american made)....
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Ok Snap, here's a few pics of some cars. There's a sample of Cox, Testors, and a Comet. I'll get some airplane pictures up soon. I have some of my gas powered models setting around our house, my wife insists I have no taste in home decor...


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Shawn,
I might have a Testors needle valve, but I can't remember which one is used on the Testors Chevy (the black one, correct?). If you can get a description, maybe I have something that would work.

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Ok...thanks...the "cub kart" looks pretty good for its age. It has an .024. The literature that didn't photograph well says it sold for a wopping $8.95 and that is when you could buy an ok cub .049 assembly kit? for $3.95 or a fully assembled and tested unit for $4.95!

Hope the pics come out "OK"...get the pun...

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I remember in the mid 70's my father got my oldest son a Red Corvette Stingray fast back (I think a 1963 because if I recall it had the split rear window) for Christmas. The motor ran great but we could never find a smooth enough parking lot to run it on. After a few laps on the tether is would flip and crash. Ran way too fast even running slobbery rich. Dont know what happened to it, would probably be a great collectors item now though.......

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Bob, you need to get yourself another. They come up frequently on $bay and in used condition are very reasonably had. Right now there are several red, a blue and black one.

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Shawn,
I might have a Testors needle valve, but I can't remember which one is used on the Testors Chevy (the black one, correct?). If you can get a description, maybe I have something that would work.

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Cool, How much and can you post a pic? and yes it is the black one.

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Shawn, if I have the right one, I'll just send it to you. Maybe you can ask your uncle if he remembers what it looked like. Some are solid, straight types. Others have a flex cable attached.

John
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Here are some Cox airplanes. These are TD-1's, made around 1954-1956. Interesting use of aluminum and plastic together.
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Here's a Cox Comanche, powered with a Sportsman .15 including a very high pitched prop.

Then, here's the infamous P-40 Warhawk. I wonder how many of these were sold?? This one is a bit unusual because the fuselage was also factory painted.

Next is the Cox Mini Stunt, "A new dimension in gas powered models." A production (silver tank) Pee Wee .020 flew this model.

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Last up for today is an early model (1961-1964) Thimble Drome Spitfire. This model has a very scale profile, meaning a fairly short nose for a CL model. A factory installed steel slug is located in the nose to adjust CG. This model's wing roundels have been reapplied.

More soon!
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Shawn,
I might have a Testors needle valve, but I can't remember which one is used on the Testors Chevy (the black one, correct?). If you can get a description, maybe I have something that would work.

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Very cool pictures guys!! The OK Cub Kart is really neat. I've never seen one of those.
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Here's a Cox Comanche, powered with a Sportsman .15 including a very high pitched prop.

Then, here's the infamous P-40 Warhawk. I wonder how many of these were sold?? This one is a bit unusual because the fuselage was also factory painted.

Next is the Cox Mini Stunt, ''A new dimension in gas powered models.'' A production (silver tank) Pee Wee .020 flew this model.

I tried bidding on a 50th anniversary .020 Pitts bipe but it ended up going for over $300.00
But it was a really neat looking plane that was a cool shiny gold.

I also found this, http://www.mh-aerotools.de/airfoils/cox_frameset.htm
It's really neat site about the history of Cox Models.
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That Spit is one sleek bird but my heart belongs to the P-40
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Thanks for the tread, took me back a little ways! My first plane was a Faulker triplane by Cox. took me two years to get started it and 2 seconds to crash it! But it was a start!



Want to keep from crashing? take off and land higher!
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Wow that pitts bipe brought back some memories...I had a red one......and a P40....the bipe went to a kid up the road when I moved and the P40..well it flew for a while and disassembled..quickly...
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Wow that pitts bipe brought back some memories...I had a red one......and a P40....the bipe went to a kid up the road when I moved and the P40..well it flew for a while and disassembled..quickly...

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