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Post  Eddy on Tue Feb 25, 2020 11:37 am

Hi, your first choice looks somewhat like a work in progress, mmm I don't know. The second is equally work involved, along with a slab wing, but you are bidding on the Cox as well. Have you l looked at the Lil Jumping bean that Brodak sells. A nice 21" span, along with a 5/8" thick built up wing, perfect for the Cox engine. It is about the cost you are bidding on. Tell you what, the Baby Lightning Streak, is a much better performer yet, with a Cox engine at the same price. The Baby Lightning Streak is one stunting 1/2 A plane, and so much fun to fly, IMO.
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Post  rsv1cox on Tue Feb 25, 2020 12:22 pm

Eddy wrote:Hi, your first choice looks somewhat like a work in progress, mmm I don't know. The second is equally work involved, along with a slab wing, but you are bidding on the Cox as well. Have you l looked at the Lil Jumping bean that Brodak sells. A nice 21" span, along with a 5/8" thick built up wing, perfect for the Cox engine. It is about the cost you are bidding on. Tell you what, the Baby Lightning Streak, is a much better performer yet, with a Cox engine at the same price. The Baby Lightning Streak is one stunting 1/2 A plane, and so much fun to fly, IMO.

Hi Eddy,

My history here is to pick up the occasional neglected cast aside be it engine or model airplane and bring it back to life. It's what I do and something that gives me great pleasure.

Bob
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Post  Oldenginerod on Tue Feb 25, 2020 3:01 pm

Eddy wrote:Hi, your first choice looks somewhat like a work in progress, mmm I don't know. The second is equally work involved, along with a slab wing, but you are bidding on the Cox as well. Have you l looked at the Lil Jumping bean that Brodak sells. A nice 21" span, along with a 5/8" thick built up wing, perfect for the Cox engine. It is about the cost you are bidding on. Tell you what, the Baby Lightning Streak, is a much better performer yet, with a Cox engine at the same price. The Baby Lightning Streak is one stunting 1/2 A plane, and so much fun to fly, IMO.

Eddy. You're missing the point. Bob doesn't pick up airplanes because they're practical or economical. Heck, most of the planes he buys should probably otherwise end up in the rubbish bin. No, Bob's a saviour of old decrepit and useless models, just 'cos he can. More work involved makes it even more of a challenge.
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Post  Eddy on Tue Feb 25, 2020 3:42 pm

Thanks much for the info, I guess I have no words then. I thought at my age, I might share some wisdom, but then again. I guess I'll just pour another cup of coffee and watch the snow come down. You do know that there are no two snow flakes that are identical, right. Don't surprise me now.
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Post  Cribbs74 on Tue Feb 25, 2020 4:48 pm

Whoever said you can’t polish a turd has never met Bob.
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Post  rsv1cox on Tue Feb 25, 2020 4:51 pm

Thanks Rod, couldn't have said it better myself. Smile

And Eddy, not a problem. Knowledge is to be shared and I appreciated the advise. We are contemporaries but I must admit 75 is about 7 years in my review mirror. Hang in here pardoner someone has to keep these whippersnappers in line.

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Post  rsv1cox on Tue Feb 25, 2020 4:57 pm

Cribbs74 wrote:Whoever said you can’t polish a turd has never met Bob.

Come on Ron...………. Smile

So what are these models' that You have id for me before, my memory fades.  This time I'll mark them.  All have been rebuilt from less than perfect examples.

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The tragedy is the buyer will probably salvage the sparker and accessories and trash the airplane.

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The more I look at this the more it intrigues me.  Look at the connections to the engine especially the front case.  The spark advance looks like it can't rotate anything. Ah but maybe there is a seam there.

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anyone have a clue?
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Post  NEW222 on Tue Feb 25, 2020 9:27 pm

Sorry I cannot help out with your questions, but one thing I have to say is that I would love to see that prop shaft in it entirity. Even to see the engine run with it. I cannot honestly believe that it would run true, or would it have a 'wobble' on the end while running. To me, that is a mystery in itself.
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Post  NEW222 on Tue Feb 25, 2020 9:30 pm

And after a closer look at the 1/2a balsa model, I was wondering about the Cox engine. It would appear to me that the owner had soldered a tab onto the top post of the glowhead to clip onto for starting. Or does anyone think it is something else?
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Post  rsv1cox on Wed Feb 26, 2020 7:24 am

NEW222 wrote:And after a closer look at the 1/2a balsa model, I was wondering about the Cox engine. It would appear to me that the owner had soldered a tab onto the top post of the glowhead to clip onto for starting. Or does anyone think it is something else?

I agree, looks like something you would stick an alligator clip on instead of the Cox connector.  Maybe to keep fingers away from a spinning propeller.  

My first Cox engine I used alligator clips, scarred up the case really bad before I finally broke down and bought the Cox clip.  Space Bug Jr. with a red plastic tank.  I think it was my first fly-away when I got sick of going around in circles and hand launched it with no strings attached.  I can still see it slowly circling away.  New Hampshire is hilly and full of trees.  If it was Nebraska or Kansas I probably would have found it.

And yes, I would love to see that prop shaft in action, but $83 shipping...…………….I think that's the most I have ever seen for a C/L model plane.
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Post  fredvon4 on Wed Feb 26, 2020 8:36 am

Bob I don't know this, but I think the rod in the nut is not threaded into the nose. loosen rod, advance or retard, screw rod in to hold position


what I also find intriguing is thin wall aluminium push rod. Very clever
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Post  rsv1cox on Wed Feb 26, 2020 9:17 am

fredvon4 wrote:Bob I don't know this, but I think the rod in the nut is not threaded into the nose. loosen rod, advance or retard, screw rod in to hold position


what I also find intriguing is thin wall aluminium push rod.   Very clever

Pretty sure that it rotates Fred.

This fellow is extremely careful. Note the wooden rod to adjust spark/speed.

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So much to like about this auction. Kills me that the buyer will trash the airplane.  But I'm not a buyer, I'm not a buyer, I'm not a buyer......
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