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Post  WingingIt74 on Thu Dec 29, 2011 2:30 pm

Mark Boesen wrote:The only pusher Cox made prior to that was a the 'kit' 1911 Curtis and that was the same Babe Bee case.

When was that made and what did it look like?


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Re: COX 1911 Curtiss Pusher

Post  Mark Boesen on Thu Dec 29, 2011 7:27 pm

WingingIt74 wrote:
Mark Boesen wrote:The only pusher Cox made prior to that was a the 'kit' 1911 Curtis and that was the same Babe Bee case.

When was that made and what did it look like?

1960-62, it was the first 'ARF' Cox made, followed up by the Dale Kirn designed Spook. The kit was sold with and without engine.


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Re: COX 1911 Curtiss Pusher

Post  WingingIt74 on Thu Dec 29, 2011 7:33 pm

Wow! That is really cool! Do you have a close-up of the engine?

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Re: COX 1911 Curtiss Pusher

Post  Mark Boesen on Thu Dec 29, 2011 8:39 pm

WingingIt74 wrote:Wow! That is really cool! Do you have a close-up of the engine?

http://www.coxengineforum.com/t991p20-wtb-correct-crankcase-for-58-babe-bee

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Re: COX 1911 Curtiss Pusher

Post  Ivanhoe on Fri Dec 30, 2011 3:18 am

Mark Boesen wrote:
WingingIt74 wrote:
Mark Boesen wrote:The only pusher Cox made prior to that was a the 'kit' 1911 Curtis and that was the same Babe Bee case.

When was that made and what did it look like?

1960-62, it was the first 'ARF' Cox made, followed up by the Dale Kirn designed Spook. The kit was sold with and without engine.


This must be the classiest plastic c/l model EVER! I'd heard of it but never seen it before, does anyone ever remember seeing one fly? DID it fly?! Flying

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Re: COX 1911 Curtiss Pusher

Post  Admin on Fri Dec 30, 2011 3:58 am

Ivanhoe wrote:
Mark Boesen wrote:
WingingIt74 wrote:
Mark Boesen wrote:The only pusher Cox made prior to that was a the 'kit' 1911 Curtis and that was the same Babe Bee case.

When was that made and what did it look like?

1960-62, it was the first 'ARF' Cox made, followed up by the Dale Kirn designed Spook. The kit was sold with and without engine.


This must be the classiest plastic c/l model EVER! I'd heard of it but never seen it before, does anyone ever remember seeing one fly? DID it fly?! Flying

No, but they have one hanging in the history museum at the Minnesota State Fair, I took a picture of it and I'll post it as soon as soon as I find it. I would love to see one fly but would hate to risk flying one today just to see.

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Re: COX 1911 Curtiss Pusher

Post  Ivanhoe on Fri Dec 30, 2011 5:33 am

The pilot on the Curtis pusher is a work of art! I want one! (Not the model, just the pilot!)

And how on Earth did you start the engine?

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Re: COX 1911 Curtiss Pusher

Post  Mark Boesen on Fri Dec 30, 2011 10:11 am

Hello,
Those were painted. You used the spring starter.

sold this one to a guy in Canada, got chrushed, spent two months fighting USPS for insurance money.


kept this one :^)...

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Re: COX 1911 Curtiss Pusher

Post  Ivanhoe on Fri Dec 30, 2011 11:14 am

Mark Boesen wrote:Hello,
Those were painted. You used the spring starter.

sold this one to a guy in Canada, got chrushed, spent two months fighting USPS for insurance money.

Well, whoever painted that one did a first class job of it!
Ah, a starter spring, obvious answer, should have realised that, Duuuhhh!

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Re: COX 1911 Curtiss Pusher

Post  Mark Boesen on Fri Dec 30, 2011 1:17 pm

Went back and looked, they look almost the same! I guess some people are better then others at keeping it inside the lines.

FYI, The Aurora gas powered Se-5a and D-VII from the early sixties, had the pilot figures painted by the workers, as a take home job for extra income.


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Re: COX 1911 Curtiss Pusher

Post  WingingIt74 on Fri Dec 30, 2011 3:16 pm

I don't see a brass drive plate??

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Re: COX 1911 Curtiss Pusher

Post  Mark Boesen on Fri Dec 30, 2011 4:01 pm

The only pusher Cox made prior to that was a the 'kit' 1911 Curtis and that was the same Babe Bee case.

From what I've been told...they flew, but were unable to complete the pattern, lol!

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COX Curtis 1911

Post  Ivanhoe on Fri Dec 30, 2011 5:22 pm

WingingIt74 wrote:
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That's at Disney World, wasn't it?

Ah, the Golden Age of model flying!

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Re: COX 1911 Curtiss Pusher

Post  Admin on Fri Dec 30, 2011 10:43 pm



Hanging from the ceiling in the history museum at the Minnesota State Fair


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Re: COX 1911 Curtiss Pusher

Post  WingingIt74 on Thu Feb 02, 2012 7:24 pm

My first business as a Moderator is to bring this beautiful plane and info out of my wanted ad and into it's own thread since it really deserved it's own topic.

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Re: COX 1911 Curtiss Pusher

Post  Mark Boesen on Thu Feb 02, 2012 10:25 pm

yep, it is kind of a piece of Thimble-Drome history, photo from the '61 catalog.



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Re: COX 1911 Curtiss Pusher

Post  WingingIt74 on Fri Feb 03, 2012 9:09 am

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I have $10, can I buy it Smile

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Re: COX 1911 Curtiss Pusher

Post  Ivanhoe on Fri Feb 03, 2012 9:19 am

Just for interest, has anyone here ever seen one of these actually fly?



Take a look at this.

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Re: COX 1911 Curtiss Pusher

Post  Cribbs74 on Fri Feb 03, 2012 9:45 am

Ivanhoe wrote:Just for interest, has anyone here ever seen one of these actually fly?



Take a look at this.

Very cool, what fun that must be.

When I was stationed at Wright Patterson AFB the Wright "B" model would make a couple passes over Huffman prairie a couple times a year. It was a sight to behold. Kinda miss that sometimes. It was neat to work within a stones throw of the beginning of aviation history.

Sept 11 2001 changed all that and now Huffman prairie is only open to visitors a couple times a year. They have a plaque and a small bike shop built up in the middle of the field.

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Re: COX 1911 Curtiss Pusher

Post  John Goddard on Fri Feb 03, 2012 9:48 am

Brilliant Wilf

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