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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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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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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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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://coxengineforum.forumakers.com/t991p20-wtb-correct-crankcase-for-58-babe-bee
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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.
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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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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.
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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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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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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.
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kept this one :^)...
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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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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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Post  WingingIt74 on Fri Dec 30, 2011 3:16 pm

I don't see a brass drive plate??
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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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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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Hanging from the ceiling in the history museum at the Minnesota State Fair

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

Brilliant Wilf
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Post  Ivanhoe on Mon Feb 06, 2012 10:48 am

One amusing thing in that video is that, after the Curtis leaves the ground, the car doing the filming is actually overtaking it!
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Post  WingingIt74 on Mon Feb 06, 2012 11:22 am

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Post  SuperDave on Mon Feb 06, 2012 11:24 am

Totally elegant in it's simplicity! Thanks for sharing.
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Post  fredvon4 on Tue Feb 07, 2012 11:17 am

If the OP can post more photos and include a ruler I would greatly appreciate it

I liked this so much that I would like to try and make one from balsa and silk

Not enough detail for the aft end tail feathers

I might even scale it up a tad to add the new micro radio gear and servos

Our club has a few real old timers who probably are old enough to see the real deal fly in their youth....grin

some days at age 56 I feel real young
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Post  Ivanhoe on Tue Feb 07, 2012 2:32 pm

fredvon4 wrote:If the OP can post more photos and include a ruler I would greatly appreciate it

I liked this so much that I would like to try and make one from balsa and silk

Not enough detail for the aft end tail feathers

I might even scale it up a tad to add the new micro radio gear and servos

Our club has a few real old timers who probably are old enough to see the real deal fly in their youth....grin

some days at age 56 I feel real young

There is a plan available for a flying Curtis Pusher, if you want it I'll find it for you

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