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Old 12-22-2009, 10:24 AM
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Default The FIRST Glow Engine You Ever Owned-remember?

This ought to be interesting....

Let's see what the first glow engine you guys ever owned was!!

Mine was a Cox .049 that came in one of those plastic Ukies from back in the day (back in the day for me being age 9, about 1992) I think it was the PT-19

The second was an O.S. .25
Old 12-22-2009, 10:35 AM
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first was a Babe Bee .049 (cox) in a PT-19 C/L plane. I was probably about 13, about 1970 or so. Next was a various succession of 1/2A's, all cox, including TD's, black widows, etc. Did 1/2A mouse racing for a while with the local club, before most of us gravitated to RC planes. First throttle equipped engine was an OS 10 in a Golberg Ranger 42. 1973.
Old 12-22-2009, 10:38 AM
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Hi my first engine was an enya ss 40 that i aquired from my uncle when i decided to learn to fly rc planes at the age of 11
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Thimble drome .049 in a plastic piper cub in 1959, Later on Cox bought out the line and renamed them.
Old 12-22-2009, 10:49 AM
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First engine was an OS .40LA and .46LA. Both still going well despite abuse[sm=punching.gif]
Old 12-22-2009, 10:54 AM
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Mcoy 29 , no compression right out of the box , junk
Old 12-22-2009, 10:58 AM
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Cox 049 in a plastic C/L P-39. motor ran nice, plane flew like a rock on the end of a string, I also got a OS free flight at the same time something like an 070 for a comet kit in the late 50's.
Old 12-22-2009, 11:04 AM
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The first engine I was given was a Pee Wee .020 with a CG Ranger 30 kit on my 9th birthday. Lost it on the first flight.. . I also got a Jetex Scorpion 600 the same day. Score!!! That was abit much for my airplane skills, but snow sleds and cars were okay, though I think at least half of all the pellets burned was were expended in the rubble pile down the road or upside down after wiping out. Fun!

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Old 12-22-2009, 11:14 AM
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Cox PT-19 control line with a 0.049 engine................ I was very young when i got it, and could not make it run. I just swung the plane around without the engine running....that was good enough for me at the time
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Old 12-22-2009, 11:24 AM
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I'll bet they get a fortune for the PT-19 nowadays - IF you can find one!
Old 12-22-2009, 11:25 AM
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My first engine was a Webra Winner 2.5 cc diesel pulling an UC plane in 1957. My first glow was an Enya .15 for another UC plane. next I installed it in a RC plane from my own design (1975)
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ORIGINAL: SJN

Cox PT-19 control line with a 0.049 engine................ I was very young when i got it, and could not make it run. I just swung the plane around without the engine running....that was good enough for me at the time
Wow....that was the one. The little red rubber spinner over that round, slotted nut. Thanks for the flashback.
Old 12-22-2009, 12:17 PM
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Mine was a Wen-Mac .049 in a Wen-Mac SBD Dauntless plastic U-Control. Like the Thimble Drome and Cox airplanes, Wen-Mac was a huge player back in the day. I had mine when I was 8 or 9 years old, back around 1960 and no one to help me get it running. So like SJN I swung it around on the lines and had a great old time 'flying' it.

That airplane made such an impression on me, that I have never forgotten it. For that reason, earlier this year I purchased one for my collection.
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Old 12-22-2009, 12:25 PM
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A Fox .15 baffel piston, as Duke called it. I had it on a Sig Acromaster. Now I have Five Fox .15's just to keep the memory alive.
Old 12-22-2009, 12:36 PM
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Cyberwolf
Beat you by a year.  1958 Cox Pipercub, .049. Still have the engine.
Old 12-22-2009, 12:44 PM
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A Wen Mac .049 Mk. XIII in their P-26 Peashooter...IIRC it was my 8th birthday, so that would be '68.

It was/is a heavy plastic RTF and didn't fly well...my older brother crashed it, so he built a Scientific "Kingpin" and we put the engine in that. Still have the engine.

Last year I found another Peashooter on epay in very nice condition (needs decals though )
Cost a heck of a lot more than it did back then...about 10 times as much.

Nice Dauntless Tom...[8D]
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WenMac 0.049 as part of an Aeromite. Year - 1949. Still have the engine.

Paul
Old 12-22-2009, 12:56 PM
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I got about 3 used engines in 52. Can't remember which was first. K&B infant .020. Baby Spitfire .045 or OK cub .049. Next I went big with a brand new O&R .19.

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My first engine was a Wen Mac .049 with recoil pull cord that came on a Turbo Jet plane in 1956 my next was an Enya 29 C/L sent to me for Christmas 1956 direct from Japan by an older brother stationed there in the Marines.
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A cox .049 in a plastic LC F4-U corsair. Unforgetable times.
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Am Ithe only one that flew a Testors P-40 Warhawk? Engine ran great, started easy and went on to power a profile C/L model. I think it was even the late model reedie but my memory is really hazy.
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Mine was an old OS Max .80 that was in a Sterling Stearman my dad had build (in the 60's or 70's). Still have the engine in my basement.

[link=http://www.rojobcn.com/technic/avion/low/lo_DSCN8645mod.jpg]OS Max .80[/link]
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Mine was a Cox babe bee .049 on a lil' toot C/L plane. That .049 bit me so many times, ran backwards, but took hundreds of crashes while I learned not to get dizzy! It taught me to respect a prop, especially as I increased displacement size.
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First one Fox 15 for u/control. Fox Eagle 60 for R/C. Still have them both (the 60 is in pieces). See the story in the My favorite glow engine forum
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Hi!
My first venture into this wonderful hobby was my younger brothers Mc Coy .049 in 1962 when he was six and I eight.
Then when I was nine I got my own engine, an 1,5cc OS PET. I can still remember the joy when I finnaly got it running. I still have the big red 10x4 plastic prop laying that the hobby shop emplyee suggested to my mother. Tank was plastic plaster box.
Last year I bought a mint ex of that engine on e-Bay.

When I was ten I got a Webra winner 2. Never flew it but I run around the garden with the engine mounted on a wooden plank!

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