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Post  ScottyBoy Sun Dec 06, 2020 5:20 pm

Apologies if this is not the correct forum.
I've been moving this airplane (COX, Thimble Drome Spitfire) on my travels from Scotland, NH, CA, OR.... finally time to find it a new home.
Asking here for any guestimates on pricing and best way to sell, Ebay? Never fired up, in the original box.
Thanks.
Would post pics if I could figure out how to :-(1960's ? Line Control Spitfire Img_2010
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Post  rsv1cox Sun Dec 06, 2020 6:32 pm

ScottyBoy wrote:Apologies if this is not the correct forum.
I've been moving this airplane (COX, Thimble Drome Spitfire) on my travels from Scotland, NH, CA, OR.... finally time to find it a new home.
Asking here for any guestimates on pricing and best way to sell, Ebay? Never fired up, in the original box.
Thanks.
Would post pics if I could figure out how to :-(

That's quite an itinerary with my home state of New Hampshire being the highlight of course.

Check ebay for a good guesstimate.  But prices there are wildly overvalued seeing common varieties of NIB Cox airplanes with asking prices up to $1000.

Wait a few days, then post pictures.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/COX-FOKKER-049-gas-powered-Bi-Plane-Control-Line-Thimble-Drome-Vintage/224204077239?_trkparms=aid%3D1110006%26algo%3DHOMESPLICE.SIM%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20200520130149%26meid%3D82fcee5c60254aacb8378e54fa29ce7f%26pid%3D100012%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D12%26sd%3D324397071611%26itm%3D224204077239%26pmt%3D1%26noa%3D0%26pg%3D2047675%26algv%3DSimplAMLCvipPairwiseWebWithBBEV2bDemotion%26brand%3DCOX&_trksid=p2047675.c100012.m1985
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Post  rsv1cox Mon Dec 07, 2020 10:44 am

Ah pictures.

Desirable model.  You could post it here on "for sale" or list it on ebay.  Set your own price after doing some research.

These are a couple of fair comparisons. I would guess somewhere in the middle for yours.

You could list it here and avoid the hassle of ebay.

Good luck.


https://www.ebay.com/itm/Cox-E-Z-Flyer-Firebird-Airocobra-RTF-049-Control-line-Airplane-Kit-used-in-box/274599695630?hash=item3fef6ad50e:g:UMoAAOSwD8FfyQTy



https://www.ebay.com/itm/Cox-P-40-Airplane-Fueled-and-Not-Flown-Original-Box-Overhauled-Engine/293877631899?_trkparms=ispr%3D1&hash=item446c78cb9b:g:cLYAAOSwvrRfy9S8&amdata=enc%3AAQAFAAACYBaobrjLl8XobRIiIML1V4Imu%252Fn%252BzU5L90Z278x5ickkvjzWOStkxwnlDuxSI1PVVjc5Bz4cGsLRiCBUQgQzzrOyqgV%252F3Z2oIuA2SMzGrCPbtAlaPpwWsju1QT5EWULukS8NWpDl6eihbQp6tDQd0ODNB%252FFKAy6hmfiryDKda9NfD4g8iqtXaDhV3s606fgd7XOcBm9w6N8GAm5rQSNU56jSKM10xddjFHAj4bHcR5YOwH1fybphWNA2D2j4uQV8GtVxRNdoW%252B8orPZFJsekSVJOxc25NDCmsrGxB6DFDILwgZUGfpQdqp7M0uzsRy1OY%252F1vxGvHWmqZlCIogLDBmpdjPf%252FazVaNLKiNrirJlbdLnMwEzEG1AAB63Os1E1T%252FXpyWsMSUyKIHEEBnINmOGCEt2MD38d0WnmPyEYcWcSnxaGMMNoiJ6YDB%252BvuAr0zpwiwsRIZf35RbP099ym%252BINdELGtpMJVdVtrp2z8GbT%252F5Y435VdTwgb4iYLfldBNktWjagEmUPrRZa3mEXsUVQXr7pthkN6rT%252FTx1%252F1Hk6E4EaLvVrwy3XVq1STIfKuCptI8uaks4do%252BE4hbDbifNpoNHKoGLBSD9LGR%252BEOwrCL5U6usy9BvR4Ds4nQVF3BraK2sM7vUGlZEk8%252Bcx5mPJJOnjtzs8h6wpjXbWRRaGE6tyfpJyWghU8JS0yBZvvZO2EKSCIGG1Y45rw0r1ve0iKmRsn7%252B7UcoceH1OhSGfagrLOxqz7jIc0vaPxmnZTpG6PaHNiKLrGLPPkjw9L2Bc5dVnmrU36xeiM29%252F0M0gdDShb%7Ccksum%3A293877631899510d97fcaa6f4fbea4734ad1bcd6bec2%7Campid%3APL_CLK%7Cclp%3A2334524
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Post  Cribbs74 Tue Dec 08, 2020 12:25 am

Doomed to a life in a box. Sad It does have value, more so to a collector. Prices are all over the place. Ebay is a rough guide, asking prices aren’t always selling prices.
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Post  Ken Ship Tue Dec 21, 2021 8:12 pm

Hi ScottyBoy

I am interested in this Spitfire if you are selling?

Trying to relive my youth and prove that I can actually fly it !! Had the exact one in my youth but my inept flying skills sadly resulted in its short life span .

If you are interested in selling and have price in mind please reach out to and we can discuss.

Take Care

Ken

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Post  944_Jim Tue Dec 21, 2021 9:44 pm

Scottyboy,
Welcome to the CEF! Hope you stick around for a while.

Ken Ship,
Welcome to the CEF!
May I recommend you knock together a trainer plane that has little value beyond the parts before you sling a brittle antique around? I have a flat plate Spitfire plan from a guy on RCGroups that will provide you with roundie-roundie time and will basically bounce in a crash. A few sheets of balsa, a square of 1/8" hobby plywood (or fruit crate plywood), and an engine should be just about expendable, rebuildable, and replaceable. Once you get your "gimble bearings" spinning without falling over, you will be able to handle this antique and hard to replace model. See first page near the bottom. I think I have a scan of it someplace. Of course, there are other attractive flat plate planes that would build fast, and even do some stunt, like the 1/2A Ambush.

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?2408409-CL-project-for-the-family-this-summer-%28Plans-Help%29#post31559740

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Post  Oldenginerod Tue Dec 21, 2021 11:29 pm

You will note that the original post was over a year ago and I don't recall us hearing from Scottyboy again. I don't like the chances that the Spitfire is still around.

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Post  944_Jim Wed Dec 22, 2021 5:23 am

Rod
That's too funny! I saw December 6th, wondered how I missed a post from "two weeks ago" and never caught the year. Doh!
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Post  ScottyBoy Wed Dec 22, 2021 9:53 am

Hi Ken, I sold the spitfire 2 weeks ago, I had just put it up on Ebay 3 weeks ago. I was delayed in selling due to health issues, (I was diagnosed with C in December last year)
Good Luck in your search
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Post  Ken Ship Wed Dec 22, 2021 10:57 am

Hi ScottBoy,

Thank you for the reply.... Not the reply I had hoped for.lol....

Sorry to hear of your C. Its an evil indiscriminate disease. I too have the same issue battling 3 bouts of it over these pandemic lock down times. A triple whammy I guess you'd say but with every day brings the hope of a brighter tomorrow. But on the upside I had a lot of time of down time to recall the innocence of my youth and scour the internet for the toys that I recall so fondly.

Stay well

Ken
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Post  Ken Ship Wed Dec 22, 2021 11:19 am

Hi to 944_Jim

I watched my brother with great patience build his RC aircraft from balsa wood, fabric and what he called "dope" to harden the aircraft's skin. Then with him on Tuesday evenings and weekends at the RC field with his flying club. Started as a grass strip, then over the years became gravel then asphalt, viewing stands, covered pilot / aircraft staging area. It was he who bought me my Spitfire Control line and schooled me on how to fly it. I was good for a few dozen flights and in a moment of misstep it was straight up and straight down.. Carrying the pieces home from our local sports field I was thinking he'd be more than annoyed. Until he took me to his work bench area in the basement and pointed to his recently completed Citabria. I hadn't known he had recently run out of RC range, crash causing damage to the wings and eventually required extensive repair.

What caused me to pursue looking for a Spitfire was he recently, some 60 years later, gave me the engine for that exact same Spitfire I had crashed. He'd kept it and all his other RC stuff all these past years. Ive since located an original 60's era COX .049 engine display mount so the two pieces are a nostalgic match. The quest for the actual Spitfire is more for a trip down memory lane as opposed to actually flying it.

Hope everyone on this forum has a safe and happy holiday season.

Be well

Ken

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Post  getback Thu Dec 23, 2021 8:58 am

Cool story Ken , its funny how things come together after so long a down period ! I know i use to love to build but with some health issues that makes it more of a pain than a joy not so much anymore . This Site Rocks!
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Post  Eddy Thu Dec 23, 2021 3:16 pm

Wow! Not only the 1960's, but I still have hanging, and not flown in Gee??? 55 or 60 years now, the Berkeley Supermarine Spitfire control line, with the 27 in. wing span. The wing, body and tail were sheeted, as no silkspan  per instructions, similar to a Comet or Guillow's kit of the day. Flew with a Cub 14.9, don't remember a lot from then, maybe, it would loop, not much more. Lots to choose from in those days as to kits.
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