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Post  microflitedude on Fri Feb 10, 2012 1:08 pm

Almost got this one.... was outbid. Somebody got a great deal - it's mint. Scroll down for pictures.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/230740589908?ssPageName=STRK:MEDWX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1435.l2649
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Post  nitroairplane on Fri Feb 10, 2012 1:27 pm

Unlucky!
Thy went so so low and they are so so rare Leroy only made a few!
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Post  Cribbs74 on Fri Feb 10, 2012 1:28 pm

Funny,

Totally impractical, it looked complete and went for a stupid good price. Sorry you didn't win Matt.
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Post  nitroairplane on Fri Feb 10, 2012 1:31 pm

I mean honestly though they can be worth A LOT OF MONEY I mean if kris original I would have easily payed $200 for it!
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Post  Cribbs74 on Fri Feb 10, 2012 2:43 pm

nitroairplane wrote:I mean honestly though they can be worth A LOT OF MONEY I mean if kris original I would have easily payed $200 for it!

Are you saying the clasp came from Leroy himself? Or are you saying you would pay $200 for an early .010

If it's the latter my .010 is suddenly for sale.
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Post  nitroairplane on Fri Feb 10, 2012 2:45 pm

Doubt it was Leroy himself but cox made a few of these as a promotional thing.
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Post  nitroairplane on Fri Feb 10, 2012 2:53 pm

Info from other sources.
"The .010 had no fuel tank so it could be used with light, thin-wall brass tanks. It could turn up to 30,000 RPM and sold for $7.98. (It was sometimes offered with a brass tie clip in case the user wanted to wear it to work instead of use it to power an airplane—a testament to its tiny size.) The .020 sold for $6.98, the .049 for $7.98 and the .15 for $12.98. These engines have sold in huge numbers and brought the company a lot of financial success."
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"Yes, I have used a number of Cox engines in my early years of aeromodelling. In fact, my third engine was Cox Medallion .15, so was my fourth. Had plenty of Cox Black Widow, Cox 049s. Recently, I have purchased I think 6 pcs of Cox 049. I do have a number of Cox Tee Dee 049s, 051s, 09s and would you believe 020s,010s!! Some made a tie pin out of the 010!"
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This auction is for a new Cox .010 gas engine converted to a tie clip by an former employee of Cox in the late 60s. This would be a great gift for someone who has everything and you don't know what to give him or her. It could be converted back to a running engine with a prop and gas tank but who would want to. Although we do our best to describe items accurately please ask question before buying. Shipping is free to any of the 48 states. Out of country shipping cost so please contact us for the amount. Paypal is accepted and please see our other auctions. "
That one there went for the BIN of $125 and very soon after listing!
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Post  microflitedude on Fri Feb 10, 2012 3:07 pm

Dang, I sure wish I had bid higher. The engine alone is easily worth $75.
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Post  Cribbs74 on Fri Feb 10, 2012 3:17 pm

nitroairplane wrote:Doubt it was Leroy himself but cox made a few of these as a promotional thing.

Ok, I see,

Personally though, I would remove the tie clip and drop kick it. then clean and fire that little bad boy up!!!!!
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Post  microflitedude on Fri Feb 10, 2012 3:18 pm

cribbs74 wrote:
nitroairplane wrote:Doubt it was Leroy himself but cox made a few of these as a promotional thing.

Ok, I see,

Personally though, I would remove the tie clip and drop kick it. then clean and fire that little bad boy up!!!!!

That was going to be the plan. Smile I actually started to devise an RC twin....
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Post  Cribbs74 on Fri Feb 10, 2012 3:37 pm

No worries Matt,

There will be others. The price however may not be the same. If you keep finding stuff obscure an off the beaten path like you do then it's only a matter of time.

Still can't thank you enough for those .15's cheers
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Post  microflitedude on Fri Feb 10, 2012 4:04 pm

cribbs74 wrote:No worries Matt,

There will be others. The price however may not be the same. If you keep finding stuff obscure an off the beaten path like you do then it's only a matter of time.

Still can't thank you enough for those .15's cheers

Yeah, sometimes it's harder than other times.

No problem! They were already way out of my price range anyway.
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