Go Back  RCU Forums > RC Airplanes > Beginners
Reload this Page >

What to do with my .049

Notices
Beginners Beginners in RC start here for help.

What to do with my .049

Old 05-17-2011, 10:01 AM
  #1  
mckibben
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Versailles, OH
Posts: 89
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default What to do with my .049

I have been flying for 5 years now. It's unreal the amount of stuf one has. I have four .049 cox motors. and would rather use them and not sell them. It is hard for me to have something and not use it. I need some ideals on planes ect. to put them in. Rc-control line- gliders. I am a builder by heart. Not to many of us left. It's buy and fly now days. Thanks for reading this Tom
Old 05-17-2011, 10:07 AM
  #2  
oldtyme
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Bend, OR
Posts: 1,052
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: What to do with my .049

Hi Tom,

What I did with my .049 is mount it in the nose of a glider. Once it runs out of fuel, it's a nice quiet relaxed flight.

Cheers,
Andy
Old 05-17-2011, 10:15 AM
  #3  
Gray Beard
My Feedback: (-1)
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Hemderson, NV
Posts: 14,385
Likes: 0
Received 2 Likes on 2 Posts
Default RE: What to do with my .049

I used mine in a glider and some of the 2 channel House of Balsa kits. If you have any of the TEE DEEs I made up some fuel tanks from those little shampoo bottels from hotels so I had longer powered flights. Once the tanks are dry they are gliders too or free flights with controls. A lot of fun.
Old 05-17-2011, 12:34 PM
  #4  
ChuckW
Senior Member
 
ChuckW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Clovis, CA
Posts: 5,165
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: What to do with my .049

Check the 1/2A forum. Those guys likely know of all sorts of plans and kits appropriate for an .049.
Old 05-18-2011, 07:45 PM
  #5  
cutaway
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Lake Worth, FL
Posts: 1,009
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: What to do with my .049

A Charybdis is easy/quick to make and a hoot to watch ummm..."fly"
Old 05-18-2011, 08:13 PM
  #6  
ho2zoo
My Feedback: (5)
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Louisville, KY
Posts: 1,095
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: What to do with my .049

I too have a box of old Cox .049's laying around. They're all that's left from the plastic planes I had as a kid. I have been thinking it shouldn't be too hard to mount one on the front of one of those styrofoam gliders you can get at the toy store. The ones that have about a 3 foot wingspan. Strengthen it with some of that reinforced strapping tape, modify the rudder and elevator to function, and mount a radio system with micro servos. You could cut the nose off flat and epoxy a thin plywood firewall on to mount the engine to.

Could be a fun, cheap-o plane to putter around with! Probably have to guess at the balance point though. But that's part of the fun!



Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.