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Forum: Glow Engines
10-15-2020, 08:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,849
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: 6,706
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: 28
Views: 7,888
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: 28
Views: 7,888
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: 12,467
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: 1,110
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: 771
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: 771
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: 771
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: 408
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: 1,368
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: 1,368
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: 28
Views: 7,888
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: 9,195
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: 4,748
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: 4,748
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: 4,748
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: 4,272
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: 4,272
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: 704
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: 4,179
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: 4,179
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...
04-13-2015, 03:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,461
Posted By Dan Vincent

George cautioned me to go very easy because you...

George cautioned me to go very easy because you might not need to polish it too much.
04-12-2015, 07:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 799
Posted By Dan Vincent

Back in the '90's there were many tiny diesels...

Back in the '90's there were many tiny diesels made by Arne Hende' from Sweden and VA from Russia that were imported by several sources. They turn up often on Ebay and most are still new in the box....
04-12-2015, 06:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,461
Posted By Dan Vincent

Years ago I was discussing small diesel engines...

Years ago I was discussing small diesel engines on a phone call with George Aldrich and mentioned I had picked up a VA Mini-Elfin engine and the contra-piston was very tight. George said he had the...
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