Cox Engines Forum
You are not logged in! Please login or register! Guests are limited to posting in the "General Questions (Guest Posting Allowed)" section only. Becoming a member is fast, easy and FREE!


Log in

I forgot my password

Search
 
 

Display results as :
 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» The Aurora L-19 Bird Dog, more than just an airplane
by GallopingGhostler Today at 4:48 pm

» Lil Tiger - Gloss Pumpkin Orange
by GallopingGhostler Today at 3:37 pm

» Comet Belond
by DrCox Today at 12:08 pm

» Pee Wee Horseshoe back plate
by Kim Today at 10:46 am

» Ring Rat 100
by getback Today at 9:52 am

» Anyone recognize this model airplane?
by rsv1cox Today at 9:23 am

» Engines/parts for sale
by robot797 Today at 5:03 am

» Cox aluminum piston?
by 1/2A Nut Today at 1:04 am

» Another proposed design by Roddie
by roddie Yesterday at 11:07 pm

» The Cars are the Stars Contest.
by Cribbs74 Yesterday at 10:32 pm

Cox Engine of The Month
February-2019
balogh's

"Black Lynx .049 with a Throttle, Exhaust Deflector and Nelson-Galbreath head set"



PAST WINNERS
Speed Contest 2018
CEF Traveling Engine

Win This Engine!
The Traveling Prop
Gallery


World of Aviation

Cox Skyraider - No longer toxic

Go down

Cox Skyraider - No longer toxic

Post  rsv1cox on Sun Feb 01, 2015 7:56 am

From this:





To this (foreground):



New prop, repaired mounting pylons, rebuilt the engine and cleaned exterior.  Fun project.  It’s much lighter in appearance than the background model which must have existed in one of those “smoke filled environments.” Smile  But the shading is so universal over the entire model, when alone it doesn’t stand out.  

Pilots used to call these “Spads", famous for being able to lift more than their own weight in ordnance.  While stationed in Jacksonville in the late fifties, they would fly them to Cuba for training.  The pilots would fill the “hell hold” (Door and window) with Cuban rum and other spirits.  Sometimes customs agents were there to meet them when they returned.  







Anyone have an idea what this relief (above the rockets) is for? These had no third line provisions and it's not aligned with the reliefs for the control lines.

rsv1cox
rsv1cox
Top Poster
Top Poster

Posts : 3719
Join date : 2014-08-18
Location : West Virginia

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Cox Skyraider - No longer toxic

Post  Marleysky on Sun Feb 01, 2015 9:19 am

I believe some models came with throttle control. So that's what the third string was for.
Marleysky
Marleysky
Diamond Member
Diamond Member

I Support My Forum

Posts : 2035
Join date : 2014-09-28
Age : 66
Location : Grand Rapids, MI

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Cox Skyraider - No longer toxic

Post  rsv1cox on Sun Feb 01, 2015 10:11 am

Marleysky wrote:I believe some models came with throttle control. So that's what the third string was for.

Probably, There were a couple of blue Skyraiders sold on ebay last week that had throttle controls. I lost out on both of them. Sad
rsv1cox
rsv1cox
Top Poster
Top Poster

Posts : 3719
Join date : 2014-08-18
Location : West Virginia

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Cox Skyraider - No longer toxic

Post  Ken Cook on Sun Feb 01, 2015 10:23 am

I have to say that credit is truly due here. Your restoration and cleaning on these past few planes have been truly astounding. You really could turn these right back into $$$$ if so desired. I don't personally do that, but if I was in a quest to find the pristine model, I can really see someone getting a nice example here if you chose to do so. Ken
Ken Cook
Ken Cook
Top Poster
Top Poster

Posts : 3380
Join date : 2012-03-27
Location : pennsylvania

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Cox Skyraider - No longer toxic

Post  Mark Boesen on Sun Feb 01, 2015 11:25 am

NICELY DONE SIR!

...and this point you are/or may think about looking at shelves or display cases, lol?
Mark Boesen
Mark Boesen
Top Poster
Top Poster

Posts : 3697
Join date : 2011-09-01
Age : 60
Location : Rockford, Il

View user profile http://groups.yahoo.com/group/049Collectors/

Back to top Go down

Re: Cox Skyraider - No longer toxic

Post  rsv1cox on Sun Feb 01, 2015 1:12 pm

Gee, thanks for the kind words guys, I appreciate it.  But, it's through all of you that I have gained an appreciation for these little pieces of engine powered plastic flyable objects.  

As I have mentioned, before signing on here none of these existed.



No hangar queens here.  All have flaws and are flyable, although the desire for a few new in the box examples exists.  I have just two more coming, the previously posted about Cox F-15 Falcon and a parts SNJ, bought mainly for the canopy.

After those are finished I feel the urge to return to balsa and finish my neglected Nieuport 28 and build some Brodak and Blackhawk 1/2 A and .19 through .35 models.  



You all have contributed to making a long cold winter here in WV pass by rather quickly.  Spring moves me on from repair/build to fly/crash and start all over again....... Smile

Bob

BTW, All of these are keepers, I'm a buyer not a seller. My 3 year old great grand son was here this morning and he heads for the table with all the models on it. He stares with "that wow look". I told him that in just a few short years he will be learning to fly them. And he will.
rsv1cox
rsv1cox
Top Poster
Top Poster

Posts : 3719
Join date : 2014-08-18
Location : West Virginia

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Cox Skyraider - No longer toxic

Post  akjgardner on Tue Mar 14, 2017 4:56 pm

I just finished restoring a really beat up skyraider. all done except decals, anybody know where I can find some? Thanks
akjgardner
akjgardner
Platinum Member
Platinum Member

Posts : 812
Join date : 2014-12-28
Age : 59
Location : Milan Indiana

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Cox Skyraider - No longer toxic

Post  rsv1cox on Tue Mar 14, 2017 5:29 pm

akjgardner wrote:I just finished restoring a really beat up skyraider. all done except decals, anybody know where I can find some? Thanks

They show up on ebay occasionally, that's where I found a set of mine. I don't think I have any, but let me check.

Bob
rsv1cox
rsv1cox
Top Poster
Top Poster

Posts : 3719
Join date : 2014-08-18
Location : West Virginia

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Cox Skyraider - No longer toxic

Post  roddie on Tue Mar 14, 2017 5:49 pm

rsv1cox wrote:Gee, thanks for the kind words guys, I appreciate it.  But, it's through all of you that I have gained an appreciation for these little pieces of engine powered plastic flyable objects.  

As I have mentioned, before signing on here none of these existed.



No hangar queens here.  All have flaws and are flyable, although the desire for a few new in the box examples exists.  I have just two more coming, the previously posted about Cox F-15 Falcon and a parts SNJ, bought mainly for the canopy.

After those are finished I feel the urge to return to balsa and finish my neglected Nieuport 28 and build some Brodak and Blackhawk 1/2 A and .19 through .35 models.  



You all have contributed to making a long cold winter here in WV pass by rather quickly.  Spring moves me on from repair/build to fly/crash and start all over again....... Smile

Bob

BTW,  All of these are keepers, I'm a buyer not a seller.  My 3 year old great grand son was here this morning and he heads for the table with all the models on it.  He stares with "that wow look".  I told him that in just a few short years he will be learning to fly them.  And he will.  

I hope that I'm able to do what you do.. when I'm your age Bob. I don't even have any grandchildren yet.. and I'm 57. I'm not a "seller" either. (I'm also not much of a buyer.. being as frugal as I am.. Laughing ) but.. I'm continuously inspired by "you", your everlasting love for Audrey.. and all the memories of your life that you've shared with us here on the forum. You truly help to keep a fire lit under my butt!!!
roddie
roddie
Top Poster
Top Poster

Posts : 6271
Join date : 2013-07-17
Age : 59
Location : N. Smithfield, Rhode Island

View user profile http://www.stilburnin.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Cox Skyraider - No longer toxic

Post  akjgardner on Tue Mar 14, 2017 5:55 pm

Nice Job on Yours Bob , Are they flyable ?
akjgardner
akjgardner
Platinum Member
Platinum Member

Posts : 812
Join date : 2014-12-28
Age : 59
Location : Milan Indiana

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Cox Skyraider - No longer toxic

Post  KariFS on Wed Mar 15, 2017 12:34 am

Wow Bob, that's quite a fleet you have there Thumbs Up
KariFS
KariFS
Diamond Member
Diamond Member

Posts : 1425
Join date : 2014-10-10
Age : 47
Location : Finland

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Cox Skyraider - No longer toxic

Post  getback on Wed Mar 15, 2017 6:37 am

Pics want load for me right now but i am sure from what i read they are nice , so greenie for you . I Love This Forum!
getback
getback
Top Poster
Top Poster

Posts : 5453
Join date : 2013-01-18
Age : 61
Location : julian

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Cox Skyraider - No longer toxic

Post  rsv1cox on Wed Mar 15, 2017 7:20 am

getback wrote:Pics want load for me right now but i am sure from what i read they are nice , so greenie for you . I Love This Forum!

It won't load for me either Eric, but I found it in my files. Taken almost exactly two years ago, it's grown since then.



Regretfully the only one I "flew" was the orange and white PT-19 in the background crashed and now in Ron's hands.

Yet again...Sad Smile



I looked for those Skyraider decals to no avail. They would only be cut out scraps anyway. Doesn't someone here have a decal file that might help?

Bob
rsv1cox
rsv1cox
Top Poster
Top Poster

Posts : 3719
Join date : 2014-08-18
Location : West Virginia

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Cox Skyraider - No longer toxic

Post  akjgardner on Wed Mar 15, 2017 8:26 am

Thanks for looking Bob
akjgardner
akjgardner
Platinum Member
Platinum Member

Posts : 812
Join date : 2014-12-28
Age : 59
Location : Milan Indiana

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Cox Skyraider - No longer toxic

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Back to top

- Similar topics

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