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Post  Oldenginerod on Mon Feb 02, 2015 2:22 am

Just purchased this on the "bay". It ws advertised as an "Old Testors 049".

One and only bid.  Got it for $1 plus shipping (which is $15 total to Aus.)  Razz  Not that I need another one, but hey!  Probably flew under the radar because of the description.

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Post  Marleysky on Mon Feb 02, 2015 7:21 am

Well, its a good thing they (Testors)  are out of ( the engine) business or we'd have to sue them for stealing Cox's design for a good running engine  Babe Bee .049 Ha-Ha!!

Here is one that they were so proud of they didn't even put their name on it anywhere!!

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Post  GallopingGhostler on Mon Feb 02, 2015 1:06 pm

Marleysky wrote:Here is one that they were so proud of they didn't even put their name on it anywhere!!


Actually, believe or not, these engines are very well performing as reedies.

Sceptre Flight: Testors 8000 Engine Test

You probably know this already, but the one you got there from an RTF is commonly called the Testors Pipe Bomb Engine in forums. Very Happy

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Post  Oldenginerod on Mon Feb 02, 2015 2:57 pm

Marleysky wrote:
Here is one that they were so proud of they didn't even put their name on it anywhere!!
Which Cox engines have their name on them? (Ok, the Conquest). For some reason many US makers didn't mark their engines. (Fox commonly as well).
I agree with George. The Testors engines were very underrated and received unjust bad press. I've always found them easy to start & strong runners. (Just a pain to mount unless you get the 8000 series with the tank mount.)

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Post  GallopingGhostler on Mon Feb 02, 2015 4:06 pm

Oldenginerod wrote:Which Cox engines have their name on them? (Ok, the Conquest).  For some reason many US makers didn't mark their engines. (Fox commonly as well).
I agree with George.  The Testors engines were very underrated and received unjust bad press.  I've always found them easy to start & strong runners. (Just a pain to mount unless you get the 8000 series with the tank mount.) Rod.
Looking over the engines I have, US manufacturers marked some of their engines. Testors had at least McCoy on theirs. I'd have to pull out my Series 21 to see if it has, I think it only uses a paper label on the backplate, which comes off easily. My 1950's Fox 3-bolt backplate 35 Stunt (from Ron Cribbs, thanks Ron!) has Fox on the side, so does my 25R/C cross scavenge. I don't own any of their later products, so can't say about them. My K&B Sportster 20's all have "K&B" on them.

You're right, non of my Cox reedies nor .020 Tee Tee have Cox on them. Perhaps it was also a cost cutting measure. Engines were so competitive, that to trim $0.25 off of them meant a better possibility of a sale. Coxes were much cheaper than the competition, so by the 1960's they were the only game in town along with Wen Mac's (later Testors) .049 front venturi engines. I remember seeing the Pee Wee's in a hobby store at Keesler Air Base in Biloxi, Mississippi in the mid 1960's for under $3 each.

It is no wonder why Cox won out.

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Post  Marleysky on Mon Feb 02, 2015 4:15 pm

Oldenginerod wrote:
Which Cox engines have their name on them? (Ok, the Conquest).  For some reason many US makers didn't mark their engines. (Fox commonly as well).
I agree with George.  The Testors engines were very underrated and received unjust bad press.  I've always found them easy to start & strong runners. (Just a pain to mount unless you get the 8000 series with the tank mount.)

Rod.
Yeah, I was being sarcastic humorous.  I have a testors 049 on the nose of my Big Otto (like Kim's avatar ). It was wickedly fast, with that nose weight, vicious in combat!  IIRC that engine came off the "sprite" version of the cosmic wind.  
I don't want to admit in the COX forum that I also have an affinity for other brands also. I've hung on to that "pipe bomb" hoping to find a nice airframe to epoxy it to.  lol!

George: thanks for the engine review attachment.
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Post  rsv1cox on Mon Feb 02, 2015 5:03 pm

I have seen that Rod, mislabeled ebay ads.  Mine was a P-40 that turned out to be a PT-19 with a P-40 instruction sheet.  Another a Navy trainer SNJ labeled as a "Fighter."

I just got through inventorying some of my OK Cubs.  They not only were labeled but have patent USA, an A or B prefix and a number which may be in fact a patent number - mostly 2179683.

http://www.google.com/patents/US2179683
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Post  batjac on Mon Feb 02, 2015 6:30 pm

GallopingGhostler wrote:You're right, non of my Cox reedies nor .020 Tee Tee have Cox on them. Perhaps it was also a cost cutting measure.

When you got a Cox, Boy, you don't need a name on 'er.  That'd be like tattooing "Girl" on Raquel Welch's forehead.  EVERYone knows a Cox when they see one, Son.

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Post  Oldenginerod on Mon Feb 02, 2015 7:06 pm

batjac wrote:EVERYone knows a Cox when they see one, Son.

The Obvious Mark

Except the guy who sold me this one lol!
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Post  KariFS on Tue Feb 03, 2015 1:32 am

batjac wrote:
When you got a Cox, Boy, you don't need a name on 'er.  That'd be like tattooing "Girl" on Raquel Welch's forehead.  EVERYone knows a Cox when they see one, Son.

Brother Mark speaks words of great wisdom.

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Post  Mark Boesen on Tue Feb 03, 2015 1:39 pm

Remember, it's a lot easier to put a logo or name on a cast engine vs. a machined case. Good or bad, Wen-Mac/Testors had stuff on both sides!

Here's my favorite:



Can anybody (other then Willie G.) tell us what that is?


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Post  rsv1cox on Tue Feb 03, 2015 3:00 pm

Is Willie G a Patriots fan?



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Post  Ken Cook on Tue Feb 03, 2015 3:07 pm

That would be the Comet RTF engine made by Fox. I believe that's the .07. Comet went belly up and Duke got stuck with all those engines and ground the logo off and sold them. My version has the missing logo.I really like your example Mark Ken
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Post  ian1954 on Tue Feb 03, 2015 5:02 pm

I like the Comet but O&R had a good idea - sticking a motif on the engine.

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Post  Mark Boesen on Tue Feb 03, 2015 5:44 pm

Sorry guys, I should of said "Whats that li'l blob suppose to be riding the comet"?

Ian, you're right...I'm changing my favorite engine logo.
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Post  Mark Boesen on Tue Feb 03, 2015 6:36 pm

..found a better photo, courtesy of Willie G.
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Post  daddyo on Wed Feb 04, 2015 1:41 am

I use Testors for fishing weights

Get your angling on with Testors!
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Post  Oldenginerod on Wed Feb 04, 2015 2:22 am

Really, is that true?? Wow, who would have thought? Paranoid
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Post  KariFS on Wed Feb 04, 2015 4:14 am

I'm not much of a fisherman, but I have an apparently never-run pipe bomb, the metal crankcase version. How is it supposed to be mounted, any DIY mounting examples? I'd like to try it at least on a test setup, maybe even on a plane.
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Post  Kim on Wed Feb 04, 2015 4:30 am

Not pretty at all, but my shot at running one on a stand:



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Post  Marleysky on Wed Feb 04, 2015 6:48 am

Nice job Kim. Good ole AI at work, American Ingenuity.....not artificial intelligence! Not too shabby on the RPM's either. Tired w/ Coffee Read
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Post  KariFS on Wed Feb 04, 2015 7:12 am

Kim, that's something like what I had in mind too, except I figured I'll need at least 3 zip-ties... Metal strap definitely looks more professional Very Happy

Do you remember what kind of prop and fuel you used to get that rpm?
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Post  TDbandit on Wed Feb 04, 2015 10:18 am

Kim wrote:Not pretty at all, but my shot at running one on a stand:



Cool beans! Great job Kim never though of doing that. I have one too that is from my late sureflier mustang. BTW since we are discussing testors I though that I would share a quick pic of one of mine. (Bandit)

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Post  GallopingGhostler on Wed Feb 04, 2015 10:38 am

This is how one looked in new condition. Very Happy


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Post  Marleysky on Wed Feb 04, 2015 4:48 pm

GallopingGhostler wrote:This is how one looked in new condition. Very Happy


Yeah, there see.....that's what I'm talking about. That's the  one they proudly put their name on!  Horsing Around   I've got a few of them, but they're not that nice lookin.
Thanks for the picture.   EOM candidate for the "other guys" Crazy Eyes
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