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07-17-2021, 12:40 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 20,045
Posted By Dan Vincent

I have a biplane U/C kit that is very rare. I...

I have a biplane U/C kit that is very rare. I can only find it advertised for one month in a 1953 Model Airplane News magazine.

I flew one of these, powered by a McCoy .098 for an entire season...
05-22-2021, 01:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,154
Posted By Dan Vincent

An OK Cub .14 cylinder removal tool fits a Mc coy...

An OK Cub .14 cylinder removal tool fits a Mc coy .09 diesel perfectly.
Usually a little heat helps break a muff loose.
...
05-20-2021, 09:56 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 10,302
Posted By Dan Vincent

Hi UT, When I see a "Seized up" engine...

Hi UT,
When I see a "Seized up" engine reference it's usually the result of dried-up oil. Try placing the engine on a 60 to 100 watt light bulb for about 15 minutes and that will usually free it up....
Forum: Glow Engines
10-15-2020, 08:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,726
Posted By Dan Vincent

In Arne’s last few years he purchased a small...

In Arne’s last few years he purchased a small Hotel in Slovakia. Sorry I never got to take him up on his offer to visit.
09-20-2020, 12:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 8,335
Posted By Dan Vincent

Pondskipper, I was looking at the MECOA Atwood...

Pondskipper, I was looking at the MECOA Atwood parts for sale and noticed their Atwood tank assy. is actually an Atwood Wasp tank.

Only the Wasp had a brass pickup tube at the bottom of the tank....
01-14-2018, 02:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 10,302
Posted By Dan Vincent

I like socket head screws and wish I had some...

I like socket head screws and wish I had some back in the early '60's for the red head Testors .19. I was using the early shiny case version that blew fiber head gaskets at least once a week. Today...
01-14-2018, 01:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 10,302
Posted By Dan Vincent

Old threads and K&B Greenheads never die. Glad...

Old threads and K&B Greenheads never die. Glad to see we still love them.

My old .29, .19 and .15 were about as close to fool-proof and dependable with as much or more power than others of that...
12-07-2017, 11:40 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 14,867
Posted By Dan Vincent

Very old thread but I recently found out that...

Very old thread but I recently found out that MECOA now offers a conversion head for the Cox .15 which means the same part will fit the Fox .09, Fox .10, Hustler .10 and the Gilbert .11.

This...
12-01-2017, 06:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,402
Posted By Dan Vincent

Wish I had a nickel for all of them I saw with a...

Wish I had a nickel for all of them I saw with a Supertigre .15 1n the nose.
02-28-2017, 04:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 999
Posted By Dan Vincent

Thanks for that, I thought a .40 was not a...

Thanks for that, I thought a .40 was not a typical displacement for that period.

my only other question was the number made. I was told there were two, one campaigned by Hal DeBolt and the other...
02-27-2017, 04:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 999
Posted By Dan Vincent

I was told it was a 40 but who knows? I know a...

I was told it was a 40 but who knows? I know a McCoy 49 was a lot thicker than a .29 so from comparing the two Drones they looked fairly close. It did have a long stroke so maybe that's where the...
02-23-2017, 05:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 999
Posted By Dan Vincent

DRONE .40 Diesel

Back in the mid-90's Frank Anderson asked me to take some pictures of a Drone .40 diesel.

I ran across this leftover shot of the .40 with a .29,

From what I remember, Leon built two of these...
Forum: Glow Engines
02-15-2017, 05:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 449
Posted By Dan Vincent

O&R .60 parts

Guys, I have a friend who is looking for a set of prop and drive washers for an old O&R Sideport .60.

Is anyone still making repro parts?
01-09-2017, 07:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,674
Posted By Dan Vincent

I didn't know V A did that one. I made some...

I didn't know V A did that one. I made some boxes for the VA http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=2196098 mini 1.8cc in.41cc. VA later made an .020 version but I missed out...
01-08-2017, 06:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,674
Posted By Dan Vincent

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/attachment.php?att...

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=2196053Arne Hende' made Elfin 50 replicas. I made the display boxes for him.

After Arne assembled about 30 engines he decided to...
10-12-2016, 02:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 10,302
Posted By Dan Vincent

I love the way these threads go on over the...

I love the way these threads go on over the years. When you're talking about engines from the 1950's it's barely a tick of the clock.

Hard to to believe I turned 77 in July and my old engines can...
Forum: Glow Engines
05-15-2016, 05:21 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 12,104
Posted By Dan Vincent

I loved flying my .09's in CL models. You'll be...

I loved flying my .09's in CL models. You'll be surprised at how good they really are.

Have fun.
Forum: Control Lines
03-24-2016, 10:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,725
Posted By Dan Vincent

Most American engines in the fifties ran on Nitro...

Most American engines in the fifties ran on Nitro fuels. Europe didn't have nitro.

I see above you are running a 9-4, that is more of a prop for a .19 than a .29.

I ran 10-6 props on .35...
Forum: Control Lines
01-20-2016, 12:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,725
Posted By Dan Vincent

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/attachment.php?att...

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=2142520
The needle valve is usually placed on the opposite side from the exhaust port. A Fox .35 exhaust was to the right while a K&B...
Forum: Control Lines
01-19-2016, 12:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,725
Posted By Dan Vincent

I flew a K&B Greenhead .29 for many years and it...

I flew a K&B Greenhead .29 for many years and it never let me down.

Your engine is the earlier version, before they painted the heads green. K&B also made a ,32 so you could swap engines with the...
11-11-2015, 05:25 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,685
Posted By Dan Vincent

OK, now I'm confused. The title of the thread...

OK, now I'm confused. The title of the thread says " One flick starts, is this a myth?"

I took this to mean a first start and not a re-start. My reply was for a cold engine that was not warmed...
11-09-2015, 05:38 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,685
Posted By Dan Vincent

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/attachment.php?att...

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=2129911http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=2129912I had two...
05-03-2015, 03:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 860
Posted By Dan Vincent

I have an early Irvine .25 with Dykes ring. This...

I have an early Irvine .25 with Dykes ring. This one is very early with an aluminum carb rotor. Never have run it.
04-14-2015, 01:17 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,960
Posted By Dan Vincent

No, never did run that Dart and sold it off on...

No, never did run that Dart and sold it off on ebay a couple of years ago. I posted the picture in case some ot the sharp-eyed guys might see some difference, like the beveled venturi you noticed. ...
04-13-2015, 06:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,960
Posted By Dan Vincent

Darts are sweet little engines. I believe the...

Darts are sweet little engines. I believe the last Quickstart Darts had a gold muff, white plastic tank and a spring starter.

Here is the one I had with a size comparison to an Arne Hende' Elfin...
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