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Post  balogh on Thu Feb 27, 2020 4:26 am

Lookie lookie what the postman has just delivered to my door !!!!!!

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My childhood one-and-only COX plane a brother of which I bought from a UK ebayer now, i.e. 45 years later. The guy got this model around the same time as I in 1974-75, and has never flown it...just started the engine once and then put it aside for the following 45 years.

The Super Sport Trainer was the first - and last - COX model I have ever had. Back in the day I flew it in the open-air basketball field of the high school I went, to the astonishment of people living in the neighborhood, and to the surprise of our local basketball teams slipping on the asphalt where my engine left castor streaks lol! (I still have the fragmented wing of it, but the engine flew away in a Lil Roughneck 3 or so years ago thanks to a short RX battery on board. Dammit...)

I cannot say how happy I am with this plane...only one elevator hinge broken that I will repair, and a brand new horse shoe back plate 049 reedy having only a few minutes on its clock, (all this for about 88 USD plus shipping!!!).

Wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww !!! I will revert once the refurbishment project is completed.
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Post  rsv1cox on Thu Feb 27, 2020 7:22 am

Nostalgia buy Andras, I have a few of them myself. Got some balsa kits up in the loft of model airplanes that I built and flew as a kid.

Contrary to popular opinion - you can go home again.

Congratulations on your purchase.

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Post  balogh on Thu Feb 27, 2020 7:30 am

Thanks, Bob,

I have never thought to see and hold this in my hands again. I will restore - mainly wash and repair the elevator hinge -  it and make her a shelf queen..I am not a CL guy anymore, fly RC instead,and would not take the chance of breaking it.

The engine has been cleaned already..practically new, nice tight cylinder/piston fit. These hand matched tight fit engines from the 60-s and 70-s in my experience  break in just to reach the optimal fit then last very long...

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Post  rsv1cox on Thu Feb 27, 2020 7:44 am


I have never thought to see and hold this in my hands again.

I have many like that Andras that I will probably never fly. I just like to look at them. We are just caretakers after all.

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Post  getback on Thu Feb 27, 2020 7:44 am

bounce bounce bounce You sound VERY Happy !! And if ur happy so am i ! The model looks in really good shape and a new engine Hand Shake Beer Cheers This Site Rocks!
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Post  balogh on Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:38 am

Thank you Eric, very kind of you! The plane cleaned up really nice, and now I look to see how the original box can be upgraded a bit..

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Post  balogh on Thu Feb 27, 2020 9:20 am

rsv1cox wrote:
I have never thought to see and hold this in my hands again.

I have many like that Andras that I will probably never fly.  I just like to look at them.  We are just caretakers after all.  

Bob

You are right Bob, we fiddle with them and take care of them because they deserve.... and we deserve..jut too bad to even think of what their destiny will be after we are gone.
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Post  rsv1cox on Thu Feb 27, 2020 9:49 am

There is a science to repairing boxes and tape isn't involved.

A warm iron (a Monokote iron in addition to a standard iron works well) a damp paper towel and Elmer's white glue and/or CA is about all you need.
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Post  MauricioB on Thu Feb 27, 2020 9:53 am

Congratulations friend !! ... I know what it feels like ... immense joy! ...
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Post  MauricioB on Thu Feb 27, 2020 9:57 am

balogh wrote:
rsv1cox wrote:
I have never thought to see and hold this in my hands again.

I have many like that Andras that I will probably never fly.  I just like to look at them.  We are just caretakers after all.  

Bob

You are right Bob, we fiddle with them and take care of them because they deserve.... and we deserve..jut too bad to even think of what their destiny will be after we are gone.

Small Cox Logo I always wonder the same! ... what will happen next .... ??? ... is that it has cost me a lot to get some pieces ... is that I dreamed up with them ... is that life becomes super fun for me with these things ... is that I make great efforts to get them ... I always wonder: ... what will happen next? .... then I am seeing if eBay sells years of life. ... hahaha able to buy some reserve hahaha I Love This Forum!
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Post  Kim on Thu Feb 27, 2020 11:15 am

MauricioB wrote:I always wonder: ... what will happen next? .... then I am seeing if eBay sells years of life. ... hahaha able to buy some reserve hahaha I Love This Forum!

Yeah Mauricio, I'd be in for buying a few of those myself!!! Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
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Post  Kim on Thu Feb 27, 2020 11:23 am

balogh wrote:Lookie lookie what the postman has just delivered to my door !!!!!!

COX Super Sport Trainer Super_10



My childhood one-and-only COX plane a brother of which I bought from a UK ebayer now, i.e. 45 years later. The guy got this model around the same time as I in 1974-75, and has never flown it...just started the engine once and then put it aside for the following 45 years.

The Super Sport Trainer was the first - and last - COX model I have ever had. Back in the day I flew it in the open-air basketball field of the high school I went, to the astonishment of people living in the neighborhood, and to the surprise of our local basketball teams slipping on the asphalt where my engine left castor streaks lol! (I still have the fragmented wing of it, but the engine flew away in a Lil Roughneck 3 or so years ago thanks to a short RX battery on board. Dammit...)

I cannot say how happy I am with this plane...only one elevator hinge broken that I will repair, and a brand new horse shoe back plate 049 reedy having only a few minutes on its clock, (all this for about 88 USD plus shipping!!!).

Wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww !!! I will revert once the refurbishment project is completed.

Beautiful!!!!! Congrats Andras!!!!!!!!!
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Post  balogh on Thu Feb 27, 2020 11:51 am

rsv1cox wrote:There is a science to repairing boxes and tape isn't involved.

A warm iron (a Monokote iron in addition to a standard iron works well) a damp paper towel and Elmer's white glue and/or CA is about all you need.

Thanks, Bob, I have never heard about it, but will try!!!
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Post  rsv1cox on Thu Feb 27, 2020 12:11 pm

balogh wrote:
rsv1cox wrote:There is a science to repairing boxes and tape isn't involved.

A warm iron (a Monokote iron in addition to a standard iron works well) a damp paper towel and Elmer's white glue and/or CA is about all you need.

Thanks, Bob, I have never heard about it, but will try!!!

Iron out wrinkles with a warm/very warm iron, use the Monokote iron for hard to get at places using damp paper towels if necessary.  Apply white glue to underside of lifted areas, clamp and let dry.  Corners, apply white glue to each broken edge, remove excess with a paper towel. Clamp or push into a 90 degree corner and secure.  Use wax paper if required.  Other measurers as dictated by circumstances.

Most of the time it's best to leave previously applied tape (especially clear tape) in place. Removing it invariably pulls up the surface decoration.

Mostly just common sense.
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Post  balogh on Thu Feb 27, 2020 12:39 pm

Thanks, Mauricio and Kim,

every time I get hold of a COX product I am amazed at how much care and precision went into these toys...nothing like just satisfying the short cycle, throw-away society consumerism of the recent decades.. dependable and lasting performance is what I prefer to competitive price for superficial quality and short life cycle. So I did not hesitate at all when entering the bidding for this beauty.

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Post  balogh on Thu Feb 27, 2020 12:40 pm

rsv1cox wrote:
balogh wrote:
rsv1cox wrote:There is a science to repairing boxes and tape isn't involved.

A warm iron (a Monokote iron in addition to a standard iron works well) a damp paper towel and Elmer's white glue and/or CA is about all you need.

Thanks, Bob, I have never heard about it, but will try!!!

Iron out wrinkles with a warm/very warm iron, use the Monokote iron for hard to get at places using damp paper towels if necessary.  Apply white glue to underside of lifted areas, clamp and let dry.  Corners, apply white glue to each broken edge, remove excess with a paper towel. Clamp or push into a 90 degree corner and secure.  Use wax paper if required.  Other measurers as dictated by circumstances.

Most of the time it's best to leave previously applied tape (especially clear tape) in place.  Removing it invariably pulls up the surface decoration.

Mostly just common sense.  

Thanks Bob, indeed useful tips..
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Post  1/2A Nut on Thu Feb 27, 2020 12:48 pm

Nice to see you found one a sexy plane for sure!!!

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Post  balogh on Thu Feb 27, 2020 1:00 pm

1/2A Nut wrote:Nice to see you found one a sexy plane for sure!!!

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Thanks Brad I remember you also got one on ebay! Wink
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Post  Ken Cook on Thu Feb 27, 2020 5:50 pm

Mine hangs over my workbench. I received mine as a b-day gift. My dad and I tried to fly it and it wouldn't get off the ground. It ran one time and it's been hanging ever since. We just had this conversation at our flying field in regards to certain Cox planes. My buddy Dan has a Rivets which is close to being flight ready, Rich has a Stuka and Skip with the P-40. We need to get these on video. I might just give it a whirl one more time.
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Post  dckrsn on Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:04 pm

Andras, I can look to the east tonight and see a light still coming
from your happy grin. I'm happy for you. Beer Cheers
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Post  David S on Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:25 pm

That's a very nice looking plane! You did real good!

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Post  NEW222 on Thu Feb 27, 2020 10:39 pm

Yes indeed a very nice looking plane. Even the shine on the wings.
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Post  balogh on Fri Feb 28, 2020 1:09 am

Gents thank you for your sympathy...it is really good to feel there are friends out there..the plane and its engine both cleaned up beautifully. The cylinder inside wall is as shiny as if it were made today. The honing marks are untouched. It must have run less than a full tank. The owner may have put it aside with the tank half full with fuel. The fuel line has rotted away and castor from the unspent fuel collected and condensed in the belly but was easy to wash off. I wish more and more such COX relics be saved from destruction.
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Post  balogh on Fri Feb 28, 2020 3:10 am

Ken Cook wrote:                  Mine hangs over my workbench. I received mine as a b-day gift. My dad and I tried to fly it and it wouldn't get off the ground. It ran one time and it's been hanging ever since. We just had this conversation at our flying field in regards to certain Cox planes. My buddy Dan has a Rivets which is close to being flight ready, Rich has a Stuka and Skip with the P-40. We need to get these on video. I might just give it a whirl one more time.

Ken, mine flew well back in 1974-75 even if I only had straight mix of methanol and pharma castor to home-blend, no nitro in it. I cannot recall if it was a champ or not because I did not even have  reference planes to compare it to. I know the Stuka a German classmate of mine (from whom I got my red postage stamp back plate reedy, still the queen of my ancient COX engines) had did not survive too many attempts to fly..but the Super Sport Trainer was good enough to hurl me into the CL modelling hobby back then.
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Post  MauricioB on Fri Feb 28, 2020 8:37 pm

Kim wrote:
MauricioB wrote:I always wonder: ... what will happen next? .... then I am seeing if eBay sells years of life. ... hahaha able to buy some reserve hahaha I Love This Forum!

Yeah Mauricio, I'd be in for buying a few of those myself!!!  Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

We are already two interested! haha
but really if possible ... many more would join to order! haha
you a great friend Kim ....
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