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Old 04-01-2022, 09:51 AM
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Cool Cox Mini Stunt...

Hi all,

My first was the .020 powered chartreuse Cox Mini Stunt. I was 10 in '70 at the time.
It only rolled along the ground! Next was a Goldberg L'il Wizard and a Babe Bee. Once I
learned to not over control during take off and walk in a circle as opposed to turning in place, it all came together.

Flew many of the Sterling 1/2A's, all of the 1/2A Goldberg jobs. The Little Toot, D-7, and Ringmaster bipes were favorites.
A buddy and I used to fly back in high school; we'd trade start/launch duties-what fun! I've even flown two at once...not now! ;-)

Had a Cox PT-19, it was o.k. The best Cox in the 70's was the ME-109 with the light blue hollow foam wing; lightweight for a plastic RTF!

Looks like I may visit Brodak's website soon and get another L'i Wizard! Man they have a lot of stuff!

Bob
p.s.Looped the Wizard first take off. The rubber band mounted engine and L/G worked...My dad flew next, had never flown
c/l before but nailed it! Memories.





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Here is an original story................ This was not my very 1st, but I define this as the beginning, as it is when I completed the model and flew it many many times. It was a success.

1984, mowed lawns for 2 months to earn the money to buy a Sterling Ringmaster (the newer version with photos on box) and a Fox .35 stunt. Covered it with silkspan and dope which my dad showed me how to do in the garage. He tried to talk me into a smaller engine for some reason ( I did not understand this at the time). I went with the full the .35 though! Of course.

Then my next build was a Sig Banshee. For Xmas in 1985 my dad got me an RC package set with a Goldberg Eagle 63, radio and engine. So I did RC for the next 5 years and beyond.

1994 I attended my 1st nats flying in 4 CL combat classes. Got back in 2014 and flew RC scale. 2016-2017 flew CL combat again, and then in 2018 got back and flew RC scale. I plan to attend the Nats this year again and fly 2 classes of RC scale.

My aspiration now is to make the U.S. Scale team to compete in Norway 2024. We must keep challenging ourselves, but I will never forget my roots, and how much fun I had, and the help and support my father provided.
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Old 04-20-2022, 06:53 PM
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Hey, good luck to you in competing in Norway.
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Thanks, but I need to make the team first! Heck, I need to finish building my plane! I have a bit of time though.
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Yeah, go for it!

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