Cox Engines Forum
You are not logged in! Please login or register! Guests are limited to posting in the "General Questions (Guest Posting Allowed)" section only. Becoming a member is fast, easy and FREE!


Log in

I forgot my password

Search
 
 

Display results as :
 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Cox Engine of The Month
August-2017
balogh's

Throttle-Dees



PAST WINNERS
CEF Traveling Engine

Tach Race 2017 Updates
Ready for Tach Race 2017?
Profile Scale Reed Speed
Gallery


Win This Engine!
The Traveling Prop
World of Aviation

One of many Line reel options worth considering

View previous topic View next topic Go down

LOL One of many Line reel options worth considering

Post  fredvon4 on Thu Dec 29, 2016 12:16 pm

I know there are many here who do not regularly peruse some of the other web sites

I highly recommend Stunt Hangar...there a many CEF dizdens on that site

Back to line reels... recently a fellow found China sourced Kite line reels--- they are exceedingly cheap ----AND readily adaptable to control Line use

A link to the thread---
http://stunthanger.com/smf/open-forum/ball-bearing-line-reel-44864/

A link to the E-bay store....(not the only source)  
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Outdoor-Kite-Twisted-String-Line-Grip-Wheel-Winder-Tool-Reel-Ball-Bearing-Handle-/231870518062

The item image....


We went from 87F yesterday to 42F this morning ( High might get to 50F) so I am fussing about in the shop modifying my Kite reels to CL use as per the great ideas above
avatar
fredvon4
Diamond Member
Diamond Member

Trusted Seller
Posts : 2020
Join date : 2011-08-26
Age : 62
Location : Lampasas Texas

View user profile

Back to top Go down

LOL Re: One of many Line reel options worth considering

Post  KariFS on Thu Dec 29, 2016 12:37 pm

Nice!

The seller has already sold 633 of them and still has 3 left. I wonder how many of them ended up in kits use and how many got hoarded by C/L folks Very Happy
avatar
KariFS
Platinum Member
Platinum Member

Posts : 1082
Join date : 2014-10-10
Age : 45
Location : Finland

View user profile

Back to top Go down

LOL Re: One of many Line reel options worth considering

Post  batjac on Thu Dec 29, 2016 8:56 pm

I got three of them a couple of weeks ago. I still haven't modified them yet. Still trying to decide how I'm going to mod it.

The Indecisive Mark
avatar
batjac
Diamond Member
Diamond Member

Posts : 1396
Join date : 2013-05-22
Age : 54
Location : Portland, OR, USA

View user profile

Back to top Go down

LOL Re: One of many Line reel options worth considering

Post  RknRusty on Thu Dec 29, 2016 10:05 pm

I always have to use a pen or something to stick through the holes to reel in the lines(my permanently bent fingers won't fit). I have a much more crude but effective wooden crank with an axle and knob that works on both the narrow 4" and the wide 5" reels. Without it, it goes kinda like; turn wobble wobble crap, turn wobble wobble crap, turn wobble wobble crap...

If you aren't used to using wires, and you make the mistake of overhand wrapping them onto the spool... Lol, you'll have an unfixable bird's nest next time you try to unwind them.

_________________
Don't Panic!
...and never Ever think about how good you are at something...
while you're doing it!


My Hot Rock & Blues Playlist
avatar
RknRusty
Moderator

Posts : 10305
Join date : 2011-08-10
Age : 61
Location : South Carolina, USA

View user profile

Back to top Go down

LOL Re: One of many Line reel options worth considering

Post  roddie on Thu Dec 29, 2016 10:41 pm

RknRusty wrote:I always have to use a pen or something to stick through the holes to reel in the lines(my permanently bent fingers won't fit). I have a much more crude but effective wooden crank with an axle and knob that works on both the narrow 4" and the wide 5" reels. Without it, it goes kinda like; turn wobble wobble crap, turn wobble wobble crap, turn wobble wobble crap...

If you aren't used to using wires, and you make the mistake of overhand wrapping them onto the spool... Lol, you'll have an unfixable bird's nest next time you try to unwind them.

I really need help with this. The last synthetic-braid line-set that I made, is wound-onto a Planter's Peanuts can.. with scotch tape securing the terminations.. Embarassed

avatar
roddie
Top Poster
Top Poster

Posts : 5010
Join date : 2013-07-17
Age : 57
Location : N. Smithfield, Rhode Island

View user profile http://www.stilburnin.com

Back to top Go down

LOL Re: One of many Line reel options worth considering

Post  Cribbs74 on Fri Dec 30, 2016 11:30 am

Roddie,

Do you use Cox handles? I never reel Spectra just wrap it around my SIG or Cox handle. It never tangles.
avatar
Cribbs74
Moderator

Trusted Seller
Posts : 9420
Join date : 2011-10-24
Age : 43
Location : Tuttle, OK

View user profile

Back to top Go down

LOL Re: One of many Line reel options worth considering

Post  rsv1cox on Fri Dec 30, 2016 12:32 pm

fredvon4 wrote:I know there are many here who do not regularly peruse some of the other web sites

I highly recommend Stunt Hangar...there a many CEF dizdens on that site

Back to line reels... recently a fellow found China sourced Kite line reels--- they are exceedingly cheap ----AND readily adaptable to control Line use

A link to the thread---
http://stunthanger.com/smf/open-forum/ball-bearing-line-reel-44864/

A link to the E-bay store....(not the only source)  
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Outdoor-Kite-Twisted-String-Line-Grip-Wheel-Winder-Tool-Reel-Ball-Bearing-Handle-/231870518062

The item  image....


We went from 87F yesterday to 42F this morning ( High might get to 50F) so I am fussing about in the shop modifying my Kite reels to CL use as per the great ideas above

Do you ever wonder why shipping rates from China to the USA are so cheap?  

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/storyline/wp/2014/09/12/the-postal-service-is-losing-millions-a-year-to-help-you-buy-cheap-stuff-from-china/?utm_term=.07be5ac81e69

I had 10 servos mailed from China proper for less than that $1.39.  Uncle (meaning us) is on the losing end again.  Think of how many products are shipped here from China and how many we ship back to them from here.  Reciprocity, I don't think so.  

Bob
avatar
rsv1cox
Diamond Member
Diamond Member

Posts : 2287
Join date : 2014-08-18
Location : West Virginia

View user profile

Back to top Go down

LOL Re: One of many Line reel options worth considering

Post  rsv1cox on Fri Dec 30, 2016 12:38 pm

RknRusty wrote:I always have to use a pen or something to stick through the holes to reel in the lines(my permanently bent fingers won't fit). I have a much more crude but effective wooden crank with an axle and knob that works on both the narrow 4" and the wide 5" reels. Without it, it goes kinda like; turn wobble wobble crap, turn wobble wobble crap, turn wobble wobble crap...

If you aren't used to using wires, and you make the mistake of overhand wrapping them onto the spool... Lol, you'll have an unfixable bird's nest next time you try to unwind them.

Rusty, Honestly I don't see how the heck you do it. Build airplanes and then fly them. Between your bent fingers and my shakey ones, we would make quite the pair.

I'm going to stop complaining.

Bob
avatar
rsv1cox
Diamond Member
Diamond Member

Posts : 2287
Join date : 2014-08-18
Location : West Virginia

View user profile

Back to top Go down

LOL Re: One of many Line reel options worth considering

Post  RknRusty on Fri Dec 30, 2016 5:48 pm

rsv1cox wrote:
RknRusty wrote:...it goes kinda like; turn wobble wobble crap, turn wobble wobble crap, turn wobble wobble crap...

Rusty, Honestly I don't see how the heck you do it.  Build airplanes and then fly them.  Between your bent fingers and my shakey ones, we would make quite the pair.  

I'm going to stop complaining.  

Bob
lol!  The geek squad.
I bet we both have special parking privileges too. Though, I try never to use mine. I try to do most everyday things the hard(er) way, just to keep the achy parts moving.

_________________
Don't Panic!
...and never Ever think about how good you are at something...
while you're doing it!


My Hot Rock & Blues Playlist
avatar
RknRusty
Moderator

Posts : 10305
Join date : 2011-08-10
Age : 61
Location : South Carolina, USA

View user profile

Back to top Go down

LOL Re: One of many Line reel options worth considering

Post  rsv1cox on Fri Dec 30, 2016 6:15 pm

RknRusty wrote:
rsv1cox wrote:
RknRusty wrote:...it goes kinda like; turn wobble wobble crap, turn wobble wobble crap, turn wobble wobble crap...

Rusty, Honestly I don't see how the heck you do it.  Build airplanes and then fly them.  Between your bent fingers and my shakey ones, we would make quite the pair.  

I'm going to stop complaining.  

Bob
lol!  The geek squad.
I bet we both have special parking privileges too. Though, I try never to use mine. I try to do most everyday things the hard(er) way, just to keep the achy parts moving.

HA.  I tell my kids I will crawl on my hands and knees into Walmart before I get a handicapped plaque.  (pride can be stupid) I see so many jaunt out of their vehicles with the things hanging from the rear view mirror.  BUT.. for those that really need it, i'm happy that that option is available.  

Bob
avatar
rsv1cox
Diamond Member
Diamond Member

Posts : 2287
Join date : 2014-08-18
Location : West Virginia

View user profile

Back to top Go down

LOL Re: One of many Line reel options worth considering

Post  dckrsn on Fri Dec 30, 2016 7:04 pm

Coincidence? My wife is in the process of getting a handicap parking permit, as she
is my 92 yer old dad's chauffeur now. I hope I'm around to need one in 30 years.
Regarding the line winder, I just ordered one. I've been a kite collector for a while
now, and this looks like a pretty neat item.
Bob Rolling Eyes


Last edited by dckrsn on Fri Dec 30, 2016 10:00 pm; edited 4 times in total
avatar
dckrsn
Diamond Member
Diamond Member

Posts : 1753
Join date : 2010-10-21
Age : 64
Location : Long Island, NY USA Earth

View user profile

Back to top Go down

LOL Re: One of many Line reel options worth considering

Post  RknRusty on Fri Dec 30, 2016 7:27 pm

Next time I visit the shop I'll snap a picture of my simple winder. No bearings, just a handy crank.

_________________
Don't Panic!
...and never Ever think about how good you are at something...
while you're doing it!


My Hot Rock & Blues Playlist
avatar
RknRusty
Moderator

Posts : 10305
Join date : 2011-08-10
Age : 61
Location : South Carolina, USA

View user profile

Back to top Go down

LOL Re: One of many Line reel options worth considering

Post  Oldenginerod on Fri Dec 30, 2016 8:47 pm

This is what I used "back in the day", as did pretty much every other casual Aussie C/L flyer.


Locally produced "Aeroflyte" handle and winder in one.  It has two separate grooves for the lines.  Uses a single line anchored on the middle of the handle.  Central winder handle one side, off-set on the other.  You could hand-wind the lines in individually to shorten them, and then most people just jammed a small peice of fuel line into the groove to stop the steel lines from "unspooling".  Line spacing was set.  Very comfortable to use.  If you look up any Aussie youtube clips of C/L flying there's a fair chance you'll see one of these.
avatar
Oldenginerod
Diamond Member
Diamond Member

Posts : 1767
Join date : 2012-06-15
Age : 54
Location : Victoria, Australia

View user profile

Back to top Go down

LOL Re: One of many Line reel options worth considering

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum