Cox Engines Forum
You are not logged in! Please login or register.

Logged in members see NO ADVERTISEMENTS!


Please help me to identify this COX engine Cox_ba12




Please help me to identify this COX engine Pixel

Log in

I forgot my password

Search
 
 

Display results as :
 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» K&B Torp Jr 035 glow plug(s)
by Oldenginerod Today at 1:55 am

» Scientific Gulfhawk
by duaneh Today at 1:21 am

» Sold out Cox .049 silencers for sale
by 1/2A Nut Yesterday at 7:24 pm

» Roddie tears-down his recent bench-run engine
by davidll1984 Yesterday at 7:11 pm

» Nostalgia alert, my 1959 Corvette revisited
by rsv1cox Yesterday at 6:19 pm

» Does this book interest anyone?
by GallopingGhostler Yesterday at 6:13 pm

» Cox Ryan ST 2.0
by GallopingGhostler Yesterday at 3:47 pm

» Gut instinct
by Onelife Tue May 21, 2024 5:39 pm

» My Cox .049 reedy with a Galbreath head and Nelson plug
by F4D Phantom II Tue May 21, 2024 11:03 am

» audio-tach anyone?
by roddie Mon May 20, 2024 9:09 pm

» Jim Walkers FireBee - This is going to be fun
by rsv1cox Mon May 20, 2024 8:16 pm

» Prayers for my Wife Please
by fit90 Mon May 20, 2024 7:34 am

Cox Engine of The Month
May-2024
1/2A Nut's

"Cox Tee Dee .051 RC Marine"



PAST WINNERS
CEF Traveling Engine

Win This Engine!
Gallery


Please help me to identify this COX engine Empty
Live on Patrol


Please help me to identify this COX engine

Page 1 of 2 1, 2  Next

Go down

Please help me to identify this COX engine Empty Please help me to identify this COX engine

Post  GigoZago Sat May 20, 2023 11:51 am

Hi, can you please help me to identify which model is that?

Hope you can see the 2 pictures. My father must have bought it in the late 80s (I believe), but never really used it, and now I'd like to give it a try on top of the wings of the glider I'm about to complete.

Please help me to identify this COX engine Cox11
Please help me to identify this COX engine Cox-i10

It doesn't start at all, so I'm (quite) sure it must be the glow head, as I gave him a good mix with high nitro (25%) and a nice 1.5V using 3x AAA batteries but...no signs of life.
GigoZago
GigoZago
Beginner Poster
Beginner Poster

Posts : 7
Join date : 2023-05-20
Age : 43
Location : Zurich

Back to top Go down

Please help me to identify this COX engine Empty Re: Please help me to identify this COX engine

Post  Surfer_kris Sat May 20, 2023 3:05 pm

Cox Babe Bee .049 (0.8cc).

You can check the glow-plug (without undoing it) by measuring the resistance, it should be very close to zero.
Surfer_kris
Surfer_kris
Diamond Member
Diamond Member

Posts : 1906
Join date : 2010-11-20
Location : Sweden

Back to top Go down

Please help me to identify this COX engine Empty looks to be a babe bee

Post  cmulder Sat May 20, 2023 3:14 pm

WHat you have there looks to be a babe bee engine.
Parts are still available.
You should check if the glow head glows an if not it needs to be replaced.
Other reasons for it not to run are ussaly either dirt (oil remains) or leaking gaskets.
Taking it apart and cleaning is common maintenance with these engines.
If you deside to order replacement parts then besides a few spare glow plugs also get a new gasket set and a pair of the special tools to remove the glowhead.

Online shops that sell parts include Cox International from Canada and EX Model Engines from the states.

These are fun little engines and can be used to power a wide range of models.
cmulder
cmulder
Gold Member
Gold Member

Posts : 279
Join date : 2022-02-10

Back to top Go down

Please help me to identify this COX engine Empty Re: Please help me to identify this COX engine

Post  GigoZago Sat May 20, 2023 4:08 pm

Thanks for your help! So, I will order parts for the babe bee 049: couple of glow heads, the tools to remove it and a set with other small parts including the gasket. I had already unscrewed the tank from the rest of the engine and cleaned it with some WD40 spray oil, there were indeed some greenish debris. The small plastic tube in the tank looked in good condition, the needle valve seems to do its job too. But the glow head looks damaged at first sight, probably a bad attempt to unscrew it. I have got a tester for electrical measurements (picture) but I'm not really sure on how to use it for testing its resistance... (?). I attached the + in the central pin and the - on the body of the glow head, using the tester to make sure all connections the AA batteries work. Filled with nitro, charged the propeller around its spring...nothing happens





Please help me to identify this COX engine Img_2010
GigoZago
GigoZago
Beginner Poster
Beginner Poster

Posts : 7
Join date : 2023-05-20
Age : 43
Location : Zurich

Back to top Go down

Please help me to identify this COX engine Empty Re: Please help me to identify this COX engine

Post  pman1111 Sat May 20, 2023 5:38 pm

Welcome to the Forum! For checking the glow head, you want to put the red lead for the meter in the far left lower jack on the meter (ohm) to read resistance. Then touch one lead to the center post on the head, and the other lead to one of the fins, if the head is good, you should read almost no resistance. Should read to the far right side of the meter.

             Don
(The far left jack on the lower row of jacks on the right hand side of the meter)


Last edited by pman1111 on Sat May 20, 2023 8:46 pm; edited 2 times in total (Reason for editing : clarification)
pman1111
pman1111
Silver Member
Silver Member

Posts : 92
Join date : 2022-01-15

Back to top Go down

Please help me to identify this COX engine Empty Re: Please help me to identify this COX engine

Post  HalfaDave Sat May 20, 2023 7:12 pm

Hi GeoZago,
Welcome to this forum, you will like it... Smile
A Cox glowplug glows, until it wont. First thing to check.
(I have worse looking glowplugs that still glow)
The cylinder looks newer than the rest of the engine. (good thing)
The prop looks like it is old white nylon.
Boil some eggs, put the prop with them.
Make sure you have the right 5-40 thread to mount the prop.
Good luck with your project,
Take care,
Have fun,
Dave
HalfaDave
HalfaDave
Platinum Member
Platinum Member

Posts : 586
Join date : 2022-12-06
Location : Oakville, Ontario

Back to top Go down

Please help me to identify this COX engine Empty that meter is a collectors item itself

Post  cmulder Sat May 20, 2023 7:29 pm

have a look here:meter info and schematics
when you test the ohm function first tutch the leads togeather (short) and check if the needle goes to full/max scale.
Its possible the battery is empty and that can cause a wrong reading.
It was made from 1970 to '77  so its unlikely the original battery still works Wink Cool
cmulder
cmulder
Gold Member
Gold Member

Posts : 279
Join date : 2022-02-10

Back to top Go down

Please help me to identify this COX engine Empty just in case

Post  cmulder Sat May 20, 2023 7:38 pm

here is the download link to the instructions for cox products.

it for example shows what power to use for the glowhead
cmulder
cmulder
Gold Member
Gold Member

Posts : 279
Join date : 2022-02-10

Back to top Go down

Please help me to identify this COX engine Empty Re: Please help me to identify this COX engine

Post  balogh Sat May 20, 2023 11:21 pm

Gents, that "almost zero resistance" should be around 0.5 ohm (R)..a COX glow head works with around 3 amps (I) of current at 1.5Volts (U) voltage. It flows from Ohm's law: R=U/I. Huh...

GigoZago, do you know anything about the history of the fuel you are trying to start your engine with? If too long in contact with ambient air like stored in a can not closed airtight for years, its ingredients like methanol, and nitromethane may have  partially evaporated, and the remaining methanol absorbed humidity of air, that  both will impact its strength negatively.
If you have a hobbyshop near you that sells glow fuel, buy some fresh one and check before you buy what sort of lube oil (synthetic or castor or a blend of these two) is in it. COX engines like to have a certain minimum castor in the fuel. If e.g. the lube content of fuel is 20%, at least half of it i.e. 10% should preferably be castor. (The castor to synth ratio depends on who you talk to...I prefer all castor, others have good experience with mixtures with synth too.)

Unfortunately most fuels sold in Europe are synthetic oil based (one exception I know of are FAI fuels with 80% meth and 20% castor of Czech hobby supplier Pelikan, or the similar product of German Kavan, but these are 0% on nitro, so you must add some) so you must morph into a chemist and add some castor, methanol and nitro to have enough castor in it without making it too thick.
COX engine fuel is typically ~20% oil (all castor, but also can be castor mixed with synth oil), ~15...30% nitromethane and the balance ~50...65% methanol. Methanol and nitro both are poisonous, so be careful using them.

Another go-to solution is checking engine compression..you mentioned this engine is almost new. The gasket under the glow head still may leak and you may want to check that with a drop of fuel added between the head and cylinder fins. When the engine is slowly cranked over compression, no air bubbles should appear between the head and cylinder interface fins.

Sorry if I have over-explained it and you already knew all these details..I am not sure about your level of glow engine expertise, please tell us more about your involvement in the hobby.


Last edited by balogh on Sun May 21, 2023 3:04 am; edited 2 times in total (Reason for editing : typo corrected, post written on my phone is my excuse)
balogh
balogh
Top Poster
Top Poster

2022 Supporter

2023 Supporter

Posts : 4757
Join date : 2011-11-06
Age : 65
Location : Budapest Hungary

Back to top Go down

Please help me to identify this COX engine Empty Re: Please help me to identify this COX engine

Post  Levent Suberk Sun May 21, 2023 1:35 am

Welcome to forum Very Happy
Here are the correct connections for measuring resistance. Be sure to clean glow head with alcohol from any oil.

Please help me to identify this COX engine Scree144
avatar
Levent Suberk
Diamond Member
Diamond Member

Posts : 2206
Join date : 2017-12-24
Location : Türkiye

Back to top Go down

Please help me to identify this COX engine Empty Re: Please help me to identify this COX engine

Post  GigoZago Sun May 21, 2023 4:39 am

cmulder wrote:have a look here:[]meter info and schematics[/url]
when you test the ohm function first tutch the leads togeather (short) and check if the needle goes to full/max scale.
Its possible the battery is empty and that can cause a wrong reading.
It was made from 1970 to '77  so its unlikely the original battery still works Wink Cool

Thanks cmulder - My father should have bought it in Milan around 1990/1991, I found the hard-copy of the booklet, quite an interesting reading for someone (like me!) almost analphabet in electrical engineering. Indeed as you said, the tool has a battery inside for Ohm-testing (almost completely dead, I tested it for 100 mV and the needle barely moved). Unfortunately, it's a 625-type 1.35V mercury battery...no longer in production in most countries, due to environmental concerns. Beside ordering it from Russia (!), it seems there are other viable alternatives, although none of these can offer the same voltage stability of old mercury batteries, but I believe that for a generic test of the resistance of the glow head, any mercury-free alternatives would work well too. I'll get one and will keep you posted about the result!
GigoZago
GigoZago
Beginner Poster
Beginner Poster

Posts : 7
Join date : 2023-05-20
Age : 43
Location : Zurich

Back to top Go down

Please help me to identify this COX engine Empty Re: Please help me to identify this COX engine

Post  GigoZago Sun May 21, 2023 5:13 am

balogh wrote: GigoZago, do you know anything about the history of the fuel you are trying to start your engine with?

Possibly, the fuel is the only new item I have got - just bought it new in Switzerland (picture attached). It has a high % of nitro (been told it's exactly 25%), but no castor oil, only synth lube (20%). I plan to use it as is in order to start the engine just once, after I got the spare parts shipped from US/Canada (which may take a bit). And see if it works at all. The rc model shop where I got it advised me to buy some castor oil, available in every pharmacy, and just "add it" to the mix. As you said, though, that would make the mix too thick, so I'll have to get some plain nitro and methanol to re-balance the composition...I'll do some further search to see what's available on the market.

balogh wrote: Another go-to solution is checking engine compression..you mentioned this engine is almost new. The gasket under the glow head still may leak and you may want to check that with a drop of fuel added between the head and cylinder fins. When the engine is slowly cranked over compression, no air bubbles should appear between the head and cylinder interface fins.

I would say that looks fine - couldn't see any bubbles between the glow head and where the cylinder starts. I showed the engine to the guys of the shop where I got the fuel, they turned the propeller and said that "the compression of the piston looks good". They told me that, by replacing the glow head, the engine should work smoothly. Just unscrewing the glow head might be an issue, they said, and recommended to either use an "ultrasonic cleaning machine" or just put the engine in the oven at 250 C and see if that helps to facilitate detaching the head from the rest of the engine, as the oil might have glued inside. It goes without saying that I have no ideas about where to find an ultrasonic cleaning machine...and even cooking it in the oven scaries me a bit !


balogh wrote: Sorry if I have over-explained it and you already knew all these details..I am not sure about your level of glow engine expertise, please tell us more about your involvement in the hobby.

I'm a completely newby here, so any help/advise is appreciated...!
GigoZago
GigoZago
Beginner Poster
Beginner Poster

Posts : 7
Join date : 2023-05-20
Age : 43
Location : Zurich

Back to top Go down

Please help me to identify this COX engine Empty Re: Please help me to identify this COX engine

Post  GigoZago Sun May 21, 2023 5:27 am

HalfaDave wrote: A Cox glowplug glows, until it wont. First thing to check.

Hi Dave! I believe that when you say it glows, you mean that the glow head glows after attaching it to the battery and watching it from the "inside" (I'm waiting to receive the wrenches to try and open it, so I can't really say atm!). From the outside, absolutely nothing happens. Not sure if that were to be the case, but can't even hear any "frying" noise or else (ok, maybe 1.5V is too little to produce any noise).


HalfaDave wrote: The prop looks like it is old white nylon.
Boil some eggs, put the prop with them.
Make sure you have the right 5-40 thread to mount the prop.

I found the engine and the propeller linked together, so I assume they were bought together. On the propeller I can read "Aviomodelli - Italy", "15-10 Supersonic" on one blade and "6-4 Supersonic" on the other one. No idea what they mean (beside the brand and the country of course Wink. What should happen if I boil it with eggs (?) It looks quite vintage indeed, but overall flexible and in a good shape. Thank you!

Please help me to identify this COX engine Propel10
GigoZago
GigoZago
Beginner Poster
Beginner Poster

Posts : 7
Join date : 2023-05-20
Age : 43
Location : Zurich

Back to top Go down

Please help me to identify this COX engine Empty Re: Please help me to identify this COX engine

Post  balogh Sun May 21, 2023 5:29 am

GigoZago I would not recommend heating the engine to 250C as this may change the metallurgy of the aluminum and the steel too..while recrystallization of steel alloys may occur at higher than 340C or so, the 250C may also cause the soft steel to change its properties, I do not know. The operating temperature of a COX cylinder should be less than 150C even in summer peak conditions, I would not expose the cylinder to much higher than this temperature, if you still decide to put it in a kitchen owen..

I managed to loosen stubborn glow heads by periodically heating them with a hair dryer, then pushing an ice cube against it. Such repeated expansion/ contraction may help relieve the bond by the thickened castor..I suppose you have the stock COX wrench for the glow head?
balogh
balogh
Top Poster
Top Poster

2022 Supporter

2023 Supporter

Posts : 4757
Join date : 2011-11-06
Age : 65
Location : Budapest Hungary

Back to top Go down

Please help me to identify this COX engine Empty Re: Please help me to identify this COX engine

Post  GigoZago Sun May 21, 2023 5:56 am

balogh wrote: I managed to loosen stubborn glow heads by periodically heating them with a hair dryer, then pushing an ice cube against it. Such repeated expansion/ contraction may help relieve the bond by the thickened castor..I suppose you have the stock COX wrench for the glow head?

Yours sounds to me like a reasonable advice, I won't put it in the oven. Some careless attempts were made to remove the glow head without using its proper wrenches, indeed the fins look a bit "injured", so I won't insist even by hands until I get the proper equipment. Hopefully the fins of the head are not too compromised already to fit into the wrench, hopeI can fix them carefully with a screwdriver or so in case they won't:

Please help me to identify this COX engine Fins10

I am about to order glow heads, wrenches, battery plug and some minor parts like the gaskets from either the US or the Canadian online store (I want to make an order of meaningful size, as shipment would be quite a relevant proportion of its total cost anyway)
GigoZago
GigoZago
Beginner Poster
Beginner Poster

Posts : 7
Join date : 2023-05-20
Age : 43
Location : Zurich

Back to top Go down

Please help me to identify this COX engine Empty Re: Please help me to identify this COX engine

Post  getback Sun May 21, 2023 6:37 am

Hello Gigo there are instruction sheet downloads to the left of the page here under subjects , take a look through them ,,, get you the battery holder w/wire for starting takes 2 D cell https://coxengines.ca/field-gear/cox-starter-battery-box-with-clip.html  Here are some troubleshooting guides >> https://drive.google.com/file/d/1iNo75W7RzPkE4QDKCHwa1ixYhbhjiYSq/view And >> https://drive.google.com/file/d/1SPClMn_IqkpE-nMa3APGHAy8UZgKLZs_/view
getback
getback
Top Poster
Top Poster

2022 Supporter

2023 Supporter

Posts : 10173
Join date : 2013-01-18
Age : 66
Location : julian , NC

Back to top Go down

Please help me to identify this COX engine Empty about propellers.

Post  cmulder Sun May 21, 2023 6:54 am

"15-10 Supersonic" on one blade and "6-4 Supersonic"
The first number is the diameter so 15cm/ 6 inch and the second is the "pitch" of 10cm/ 4 inch.
You can buy propellors in a whole range of diameter and pitch ranges and that allows you to choose the best size for your model engine combination and flying style/ taste.
The diameter is what gives the "pulling power". A large propellor will pull a lot; helicopters are a extreme example of a big diameter "prop"
/rotor
Pitch is what gives speed. Your prop has a 10 cm "pitch" so in ideal conditions would pull the model forwards 10cm for each revolution.
So if the prop rotates at 10 revolutions every second /600 rpm your model would travel at 1meter every second (or 3.6 km/h)
Your engine has a rpm where it gives the most power. A plane model has a best performing flying speed . So you take the ideal speed for the model and the ideal rpm for your engine and you have what pitch your prop should have.

Since its easy to change a prop you can use them like the gearbox in a car.
When learning to fly its better to have a slower flying model so you have time to react. so a bigger diameter lower pitch prop is ideal.
Think like learning to drive in 1st gear.
Then your skills improve and you like the model to go a bit faster, you change the prop to one with a bit more pitch but smaller diameter.
You will find taking off is a bit slower as the result of lower pulling power but the final speed will be higher.
Like driving away in second gear from standstill.

About the boiling of props Smile
These model propellors are made of nylon plastics. Some like the grey "graupner" have glass fibre mixed into the plastic and "master airscrew" from the states adds carbon too the plastic.
Your prop is rather flexible and that make it durable to avoid damage from poor landings.
Stiffer props give a bit better performance but snap quicker if your landing isn't good.

Nylon needs to have so water in it to keep the plastic "flexible" so to avoid it becoming brittle the water can be put back in the pastic by boiling them in water. Eggs do not add anything but since most people like there eggs boiled less then 8 minutes that is a good duration to boil your prop too so why not combine it Wink

Choosing the right prop is a whole science and there is also a lot of "personal preference" included. For example i perfer the "Graupner" brand props for most of my "sunday flyer" models because they give a good ballance between being rather durabe with good perfomance. For more performance models i prefer "APC" from the states but they are more sharp and brittle so have to be a bit more carefull when using them.

For my cox engines i use the "black" flexible props and the gray stiffer "competition" props sold by they guys in canada/ the states
cmulder
cmulder
Gold Member
Gold Member

Posts : 279
Join date : 2022-02-10

Back to top Go down

Please help me to identify this COX engine Empty RC glider

Post  GigoZago Sun May 21, 2023 11:06 am

Hopefully that's not too much off topic: so, this is going to be the sailplane which will be hosting the Cox engine. It's a sailplane kit I put together many years ago, ca. 150cm wing span, entirely made of balsa wood plywood, with no ailerons. Supposedly quite easy to manage.
Unfortunately, the original box got lost, and I can't recall the model / producer name of the set. Luckily enough though, it aged quite well in the cellar, just got some minor damages to the wings which I could easily repair with some balsa parts, glue, filler and sandpaper....
My idea is that the engine will just serve to lift it up, thermals and some light wind will do the rest; I'll see if the nylon propeller will provide enough "pulling power" combined with a reasonable speed. The slower the better, I would say, as I am not feeling quite confident with a fast model at the moment.
I've ordered on Amazon Italy a basic 6-ch sender + receiver, 2 servos, a LiPo 3S 1600 mAh battery (140 gr), along with a 2200 KV brushless engine. The plan is still to switch to the Cox engine, at a certain point, and possibly save some weight by replacing the 1600 mAh with a lighter battery.

Please help me to identify this COX engine Glider10


GigoZago
GigoZago
Beginner Poster
Beginner Poster

Posts : 7
Join date : 2023-05-20
Age : 43
Location : Zurich

Back to top Go down

Please help me to identify this COX engine Empty Re: Please help me to identify this COX engine

Post  aspeed Sun May 21, 2023 12:21 pm

GigoZago wrote:Hopefully that's not too much off topic: so, this is going to be the sailplane which will be hosting the Cox engine. It's a sailplane kit I put together many years ago, ca. 150cm wing span, entirely made of balsa wood plywood, with no ailerons. Supposedly quite easy to manage.
Unfortunately, the original box got lost, and I can't recall the model / producer name of the set. Luckily enough though, it aged quite well in the cellar, just got some minor damages to the wings which I could easily repair with some balsa parts, glue, filler and sandpaper....
My idea is that the engine will just serve to lift it up, thermals and some light wind will do the rest; I'll see if the nylon propeller will provide enough "pulling power" combined with a reasonable speed. The slower the better, I would say, as I am not feeling quite confident with a fast model at the moment.
I've ordered on Amazon Italy a basic 6-ch sender + receiver, 2 servos, a LiPo 3S 1600 mAh battery (140 gr), along with a 2200 KV brushless engine. The plan is still to switch to the Cox engine, at a certain point, and possibly save some weight by replacing the 1600 mAh with a lighter battery.

Please help me to identify this COX engine Glider10 I had two of them. One in a kit and the other one built quite heavy. I think the guy sealed it with polyester or epoxy resin that was very thick. The built one flew so badly with a B Bee that I sold both. Kind of felt bad for the guy I sold it to, as he was/is a friend. I remember it being at the edge of a stall all the time, and it would not climb, and sink to the ground with no rudder control. Slow crash with the engine screaming. It had a pod on top, and lots of upthrust. The glide was just a drop. Maybe it could be OK if it is built light. I liked the plywood fuselage that was finger jointed to the balsa.Seems like a good idea. Anyway, the name of the model was the Duet (pronounced du eh as it said on the plan) I think the wing is the Jedelski design. Don't know the name of the company that built it any more. If yours is built lightly, maybe the electric motor will be good, as most gliders are best with electric. In hindsight, I would probably skip the power pod, and bolt the motor on the nose somehow.


aspeed
aspeed
Platinum Member
Platinum Member

Posts : 790
Join date : 2013-01-18
Location : Leamington Ont. Can.

Back to top Go down

Please help me to identify this COX engine Empty fuelproofing and keeping it light

Post  cmulder Sun May 21, 2023 12:55 pm

The glider is a good beginner model.
There are a few detail to keep in mind; the balsa wood need to be protected agains moisture and if you want to use a engine fuel/oil ect.
2 ways to do that; covering film like oracover or the much cheaper "chinacote" that used to be sold by hobbyking. Or paint/varnish ect.
Since this is a full wood model the paint/varnish is the simpler way.
My personal prefernce is a clear (ish) polyurethane "resin" called "g4" that is sold to make stone walls in basements and cellers waterproof.
I thin it little and it 2 coats protects agains most chemicals.
Some of the models its used on are over 30 years old and still in good shape.

Other varnish like wood floor coating made with polyurethane might also be fuel resistant; if you have any best to varnissh a wooden test sample, let it dry/cure for at least a week and then see if glow fuel attacts it.

The style of the model implies its also a aviomodelli model but i do not know its name.
Once you have the parts covered/ varnished and the rc gear installed, ballance it at 1/3 of the "chord" / width of the wing from the front.
Then find a field with tall grass for your first test glides and launch by hand into the wind. the grass should be tall enough to avoid damge on thoe first poor landing. add or remove weight from the nose (or move the rc battery) to get the best glide distance before trying any motor.

Best thing is to join a local model club with instructors to teach you to fly.
cmulder
cmulder
Gold Member
Gold Member

Posts : 279
Join date : 2022-02-10

Back to top Go down

Please help me to identify this COX engine Empty servo's

Post  cmulder Sun May 21, 2023 1:07 pm

this glider was designed before smaller servo's became as cheap and powerful as they are today.
Get so called "9" gram servo's with metal gear or even "11" gram versions (weight of cable and connector are often not included in the stated weight)
The current servo cutouts under the wingare best closed with some balsa and mount the servo's much more towards the nose.
Recievers also much smaller these days so you can move those towards the nose too.
You might have to add more weight in the front "ballast" compartment but the totall weight will be much lower then with the rc gear this model was designed for.

example of servo
cmulder
cmulder
Gold Member
Gold Member

Posts : 279
Join date : 2022-02-10

Back to top Go down

Please help me to identify this COX engine Empty Re: Please help me to identify this COX engine

Post  Levent Suberk Sun May 21, 2023 4:06 pm

Oil based polyurethane varnish is low nitro fuelproof but smells bad and releases toxic fumes. I experienced it. Water based polyurethane is not fuelproof. Thinned and brushed epoxy is OK but yellows within time. Only choice is covering film.
avatar
Levent Suberk
Diamond Member
Diamond Member

Posts : 2206
Join date : 2017-12-24
Location : Türkiye

Back to top Go down

Please help me to identify this COX engine Empty Re: Please help me to identify this COX engine

Post  aspeed Sun May 21, 2023 5:18 pm

The Duet has an undercamber with a couple ribs sticking out the bottom, so covering would be a bit tricky. It really is a nice looking wing though, all sanded at the factory. I just thought with the needed nose weight and the extra pod on top, that the Bee motor would do well at the front for balance, and then less drag from the pod.
aspeed
aspeed
Platinum Member
Platinum Member

Posts : 790
Join date : 2013-01-18
Location : Leamington Ont. Can.

Back to top Go down

Please help me to identify this COX engine Empty 30 years and counting

Post  cmulder Sun May 21, 2023 6:50 pm

Levent Suberk wrote:Oil based polyurethane varnish is low nitro fuelproof but smells bad and releases toxic fumes. I experienced it. Water based polyurethane is not fuelproof. Thinned and brushed epoxy is OK but yellows within time. Only choice is covering film.

Some of my models are over 30 years old and and my fuel is up to 30% nitro. the smell was gone once the varnish had dried/cured  and that takes a day or two.
Ofcoure like with most paints you need to ventilate  when you use it.
"G4" has become my choice for any wooden object that i want to last; planes,starter box (37 year old now), wooden fittings in my bathroom and furniture including my kitchen table.

My balsa glow planes have there inside coated with it too so that any fuel leak does not get into the wood.
One of my  balsa models has landed in a lake and after cleaning it was ready to fly again.
ALso used to laminate a delta with glassfibre and that is amost bullitproof just a bit heavy.

You will not find "G4" in paint shops ; it is sold to make concrete waterproof. On mainland europe its sold as "dampshield" for basements/ cellars and as "primer" to aply epoxy on concrete floors. In the UK and ireland its sold to make garden ponds waterproof. Locally its sold by a polyester / epoxy supplies shop.


Please help me to identify this COX engine Img_5716
This "pocket rocket" is from the mid '90s and has flown a lot


Please help me to identify this COX engine G410
How its sold in Th Uk and Ireland


Last edited by cmulder on Sun May 21, 2023 7:22 pm; edited 5 times in total
cmulder
cmulder
Gold Member
Gold Member

Posts : 279
Join date : 2022-02-10

Back to top Go down

Please help me to identify this COX engine Empty Re: Please help me to identify this COX engine

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Page 1 of 2 1, 2  Next

Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum