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Post  TLAnderson on Mon Dec 05, 2016 11:31 pm

Does anyone have one they could post photos of? I had one as a kid, way back in about 1963 or so. It was red and white. Have never seen another one. Also had a Wen Mac hovercraft, and later, a Cox Spitfire, and Buick Riviera. I think my mom tossed all that stuff when I got older and moved out on my own. Sure wish I still had them.
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Post  TLAnderson on Tue Dec 06, 2016 7:11 pm

That's the one. Very Happy  Thanks. Been a long time since I saw one of those.
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Post  Mark Boesen on Tue Dec 06, 2016 7:51 pm

It's a pretty rare toy, Aurora bought several plastic molds from Comet, the Tripacer, the F-51, P-40, D-7, Se-5a and the B-25, the last five were then sold as 'giant' scale screw together models kits.
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Post  getback on Wed Dec 07, 2016 6:03 am

That's a pretty cool looking toy there windows rubber tires and i had wondered if the K&B Stallion engine had a plane it went with . Nice ! This Site Rocks!
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Post  Mark Boesen on Wed Dec 07, 2016 9:36 am

The K&B Stallion .049 was primarily sold as a 'hobby' engine, with the exception of the Tri-pacer. I'd bet it was about the only overpowered plastic RTF ever made!
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Post  TLAnderson on Wed Dec 07, 2016 7:25 pm

Mark Boesen wrote:The K&B Stallion .049 was primarily sold as a 'hobby' engine, with the exception of the Tri-pacer. I'd bet it was about the only overpowered plastic RTF ever made!

I never flew mine.  Sad  Seems to me I saw a copy of the instructions that came with it, on the web, and they called for 18 foot lines.
Might have gotten a little dizzy if it was overpowered. drunken
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Post  Mark Boesen on Wed Dec 07, 2016 11:28 pm

18' lines does seem pretty short...from what I've read/heard the Stallion was a pretty strong engine, probably somewhere between a Babe Bee and a Black Widow.
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Post  GWILLIEFOX on Fri Dec 09, 2016 1:41 pm

Aurora did a fine job on the cowl for the Stallion. Nice and snug.
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Post  Mark Boesen on Fri Dec 09, 2016 4:24 pm

I think the Aurora stuff while very heavy was definitely the coolest of the bunch, the Comet stuff (Tri-Pacer) was also very scale like.




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Post  rsv1cox on Sat Dec 10, 2016 9:50 am


ohoooo that's going to go for a lot more than it's present $34. I have to admire those of you that get caught up it this area of collecting. Seems like it would be the most interesting aspect of this model aviation hobby, but it exceeds my ability to cope.

However, I do have/had a small collection of beat and battered plastic airplanes the most battered of which I sent to Ron.

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Post  NEW222 on Sat Dec 10, 2016 9:57 am

Now that is cool. I wonder how those actually did in the air?
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Post  Mark Boesen on Sat Dec 10, 2016 8:56 pm

Mark Boesen wrote:I think the Aurora stuff while very heavy was definitely the coolest of the bunch, the Comet stuff (Tri-Pacer) was also very scale like.




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Post  TLAnderson on Sat Dec 10, 2016 9:34 pm

Man, would I love to find some of those planes at an flea market, or garage sale. The Testors planes I have (Sopwith Camel, and Albatross), were acquired at a flea market for $8.00 each.

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Post  GWILLIEFOX on Sun Dec 11, 2016 9:03 am

Mark

Quit teasing me with that Fox powered Comet Mustang
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Post  Mark Boesen on Sun Dec 11, 2016 11:57 am

TLAnderson wrote:Man, would I love to find some of those planes at an flea market, or garage sale. The Testors planes I have (Sopwith Camel, and Albatross), were acquired at a flea market for $8.00 each.


nice! .....could be a start to a nice collection?
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Post  Mark Boesen on Sun Dec 11, 2016 12:09 pm

GWILLIEFOX wrote:Mark

Quit teasing me with that Fox powered Comet Mustang


I eBay'd the Fox F-51 couple years ago or so, as you know most of the Fox powered were the later red/white version.

The Comet and many others may had the better, more scale look, but got there by adding a lot of lead to the nose of the plane, Cox's scale models may not of looked so good with the wing so far back, but likely flew a lot better.

Here's a internet buddie's 'custom' versions:



(old photos, Shawn Magrini) Factory models:


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Post  getback on Sun Dec 11, 2016 3:07 pm

O man i will have to get back to this one ,cleaning engines right now . I see some stuff i have never seen Huh... and is good to see where some these engines went to .
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Post  Mark Boesen on Sun Dec 11, 2016 8:44 pm



Here's the Comet P-40 with the Cub .059 'Reedie' and steel 'heavy hub' for nose weight instead of lead in fuselage...and 'deluxe' paper anti-slip gasket!
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Post  GWILLIEFOX on Sun Feb 19, 2017 12:14 pm

Mark,

You showed a picture of a Cub 049B powered aeromodeling a while ago and I can'think find.  Can you post it again.

I would like to get back on 049groups, but Yahoo doesn'the recognize any of my old info.  You are a saint running a forum for them
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Post  Mark Boesen on Sun Feb 19, 2017 8:49 pm

thanks sir, 12-14 years ago it was a great forum to post what grew to 5000+ photos, but there's so many issues with yahoo...that and just about everybody that was on there is here.

I'm not sure what photo it was, only one i can think of was the free flight engine Robert Beecroft posted?




Lol, Also, while we're on the subject of Cub .049A vs. .049B, why did the 'B' model come before the 'A'? This a question that i've always wondered about...
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Post  Oldenginerod on Sun Feb 19, 2017 9:30 pm

Mark Boesen wrote:
Lol, Also, while we're on the subject of Cub .049A vs. .049B, why did the 'B' model come before the 'A'? This a question that i've always wondered about...

Maybe it had nothing to do with alphabetical order. Could it be that "B" stood for "Beam" mount? Then subsequent models had to be identified somehow, so they reverted to alphabetical??? Just thinkin'

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Post  GWILLIEFOX on Mon Feb 20, 2017 7:27 am

Mark, My bad spelling. I was looking for the 049B mounted in a Wenmac Aeromite. I never thought about the B preceding the A. What I found interesting was the way the radial and beam patterns of the Cub and Wenmac matched.
Do you know if the Aeromite Cub had a plain or red Tank? I just won a very early Wenmac engined Aeromite and want to make it into a Cub Aeromite (for myself, not to fake out anyone).

I use an IPhone, a Galaxy Nook, and a Windows 7 PC depending on what I'm doing. On the Nook, I tried to get onto 049. Yahoo asked for my email. It did not recognize it and started giving me warnings. Later on I was on the desktop and tried to get on the same way. This time I 049 asked for my username and password. I got on!

I love the various forums, the instant response, and new group of friends. I do worry about the loss of the knowledge base should the forum cease existence. This happened when Isky's board went down. Threads from George Aldrich and many other control line personages from the 50s and 60s were lost.
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Post  roddie on Mon Feb 20, 2017 12:49 pm

I have these pics.. but I don't know much about the models/engines. Sorry if they're not correct. Some had a Baby Spitfire..



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