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Post  OVERLORD on Tue Jan 06, 2015 10:27 am

At New Year's day, I was visiting my parents and found in the basement the remnants of my Cox Wings F15...  painted in grey!! If I remember, I used Humbrol enamel. The nose is cracked.

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I also found the original engine with heavy plier marks and the aluminium needle is broken. It's a slit cylinder product engine without flats on the top fin. I've got the prop, spinner and drag spring starter. I already found a replacement engine.

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Post  craig bernard on Tue Jan 06, 2015 2:56 pm

Seems like you have pretty well everthing you need except landing gear perhaps you could make the landing gear up yourself?I wish I had some of my old cox cars and planes!kind of of topic but hows the snow plane coming? Craig
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Post  OVERLORD on Wed Jan 07, 2015 3:29 am

I decided to remove the paint to get the white colour back. As it is Humbrol painted on plastic I consulted modeling forums to find out what other people use to remove the paint. Oven cleaner in spray can form seemed to be the best solution. I bought a 500ml spray can which costs about a third of the price of paint stripper, and made sure it contained some caustic. The label indicated not to use the oven cleaner on varnished or painted surfaces, so that was the right product for the job. First I put a thin layer on the plane's nose to see how it would react. then I sprayed on a thicker layer. After about 10 min. already, I could scrape of the paint with my finger nail.

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I made up scraper from a plastic spoon to remove the paint. Each time I had the oven cleaner soaked for about half an hour. The blue cockpit paint was harder to remove than the grey paint. Also, the paint on the wing tips where the stickers went was more difficult to remove.

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The fuel left a few yellowish stains on the fuse. The crack was glued with epoxy.

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Post  OVERLORD on Wed Jan 07, 2015 3:42 am

craig bernard wrote:Seems like you have pretty well everthing you need except landing gear perhaps you could make the landing gear up yourself?I wish I had some of my old cox cars and planes!kind of of topic but hows the snow plane coming? Craig

Yes, I didn't find the landing gear (yet). I'll make something out of 1,5mm wire for the moment. The built on the snow plane continues. Making the nose and thinking about a removable roof panel.
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Post  craig bernard on Wed Jan 07, 2015 6:43 am

I dont know if you want another one theres one for sale on here new in the sealed package for only 50.00 check the for sale ads if interested
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Post  roddie on Wed Jan 07, 2015 7:00 am

That's an interesting stabilator. It looks to have possibly been designed because of issues with pitching-down? It's probably a handful to fly!!

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Actually.. Cox marketed it as a beginner's model..

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Scale speeds of 500 mph.. at 14k rpm... hmm.. wonder how fast it would go with a Killer Bee clone running on a bladder! Shocked

Here's Duke's ad.. Do you still have that model Duke?

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Post  OVERLORD on Wed Jan 07, 2015 9:03 am

With engine installed...

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Post  OVERLORD on Sat Jan 10, 2015 1:09 pm

Did some wing decoration and made the cockpit visible again.

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Post  craig bernard on Sat Jan 10, 2015 1:23 pm

Hi Lieven plane is looking good. Its always nice to see something come back to looking good.I like the red detail but I think the elevator needs some triangle detail as well just my opinion looks a little plain back their!now you just need some landing gear right.cheers craig RC Plane
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Post  rsv1cox on Sat Jan 10, 2015 1:34 pm

Yes, Huge difference, looks great. I like your photography too.
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