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Post  batjac on Fri Jun 05, 2015 2:28 am

My wife just told me that her friend who is moving so they can re-build their house called. Her friend's husband was cleaning out the basement and found some Cox stuff, and wanted to know if I wanted it. He's the one that gave me his old control line stuff from the 60's. What'll he have this time? A couple of Space Bugs? A Thermal Hopper? Strato Bug? A Sportsman? A couple of Bees? Or an empty box that says Cox on it? Who knows. But I'll have visions of old engines to clean up dancing through my head 'til we have lunch with them on Saturday.

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Post  Marleysky on Fri Jun 05, 2015 7:57 am

Ooooohh, the suspence is killing me. Post some pics as soon as you can, please! Popcorn
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Post  GallopingGhostler on Fri Jun 05, 2015 8:30 am

Nice.

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Post  duke.johnson on Fri Jun 05, 2015 8:49 am

The "Lucky Duck" Mark!!!!!!!!!
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Post  GallopingGhostler on Fri Jun 05, 2015 8:55 am

Friends can be nice about such things. It is how I recently got 2 "290" engines.





(Added Ace R/C throttle sleeve to the Sportavia engine after cleaning.)

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SCORE!!!

Post  batjac on Sat Jun 06, 2015 11:26 pm

Well, we had lunch with my wife’s friend and her husband.  He had the box of stuff ready to go.  It had more than just engines, so it was a pretty good haul.




For Cox engines, it had a Medallion .049, a Babe Bee, and most of a second Babe Bee.  The disassembled Bee came out of a RTF P-40.  I think this because it has the tan spinner, and there was an instruction booklet for the RTF P-40 in the box.




It also had a Wen-Mac III engine.




But, the real score was this:




A Jim Walker Firecracker .065 engine.  He had a Walker FireBaby at one time, as the engine, landing gear, bellcrank, control handle, and a spare aluminum prop were in the box.  So, I guess a FireBaby replica is now in my building queue.





The box also had 11 one ounce bottles of Butyrate dope, and 3 two ounce bottles.  Amazingly enough, four of the one ounce bottles were still fluid, and one of the two ounce clear bottles was unopened and fluid.  I don’t know how long Butyrate dope is good for.  Maybe I’ll try some and see.  There were also cans of Hobbypoxy, but they were dried up also.




There was some covering material called SilRay that is some sort of silk-Rayon blend.  A Cox jewel case top that I can clean up to replace a cracked one I have on one of my NIB engines.  Some spinners, two Perfect fuel tanks, a home made tank, two Goldberg control handles, and this interesting spray unit.  It’s an Ambroid Jet-Pak unit.




One thing I’ve been considering buying lately is a test stand for larger engines.  Luckily, there was one in the box.  Should work fine for me.




There were also 10 of these little vials.  They are vaguely familiar, but I can’t remember what I saw them used for.  The ones with labels say “68077 EP”.  Anyone know what they were from?




Well, that’s my haul.

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Post  rsv1cox on Sun Jun 07, 2015 6:09 am

For me, those small bottle of Testors dope brought back fond memories.

Congratulations on your good fortune. Those items should bring hours of enjoyment.

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Post  getback on Sun Jun 07, 2015 8:29 am

WOW MAN nice Haul !!  I hope you at least paid for lunch lol!  Good friend indeed bounce  Those vials if glass could have been for color mixing for the spray kit ?? Two Cents O yea that Jim Walker Firecracker well you lucky dog you Cool


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Post  Marleysky on Sun Jun 07, 2015 10:01 am

Your wife (and you) have a very considerate set of friends for sure. You have received a  Box-o-goodies that will be appreciated and used for years to come. It feels good to see that somebody would pass these items on to someone who can use them.
That sprayer unit was for us poor kids who didn't have an air compressor or air sprayer to paint our models. I have not run across any "PowerUnit" spray refills, but have held on to the unit just in case.






That Wood Engine mounting stand brings back an old memory of my good friend and airplane building neighbor Harry. He was on disability and was diabetic I'd lent my engine stand to him to break in a new engine. We shared tools and supplies. I did mostly control line, he did free flight. Harry passed away while I was at college. When I returned home on Christmas break, I went next door to pay my respects to his wife, and inquired about our hobby supplies and Harry's airplanes. Much to my horror she told me she'd gathered up everything and put it out in the trash, just days after the funeral. Owch.
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Post  GallopingGhostler on Sun Jun 07, 2015 12:35 pm



Batjac, I haven't seen Testors bottles of dope in a long, long time, used to see those in Pete's Modelcraft at Ala Moana Shopping Center, Honolulu in the 1960's. Had both sizes, the 1 oz and 4 oz. It was decent dope, favorite color was orange, but had Stinson green also, used them to paint a Walt Musciano Scientific Little Bipe and Little Devil in late 1960's.

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Post  gcb on Sun Jun 07, 2015 3:46 pm

batjac wrote:Well, we had lunch with my wife’s friend and her husband.  He had the box of stuff ready to go.  It had more than just engines, so it was a pretty good haul.  
That IS a good haul! Isn't it fun to go through stuff like that?  Shocked  

The box also had 11 one ounce bottles of Butyrate dope, and 3 two ounce bottles.  Amazingly enough, four of the one ounce bottles were still fluid, and one of the two ounce clear bottles was unopened and fluid.  I don’t know how long Butyrate dope is good for.  Maybe I’ll try some and see.  There were also cans of Hobbypoxy, but they were dried up also.  
Back in the fifties I used to buy the 1oz. jars for trim and the 4oz. ones for clear, sealer and thinner. I was building 1/2A - A size planes at that time. I had forgotten about the 2oz. jars.
One thing I’ve been considering buying lately is a test stand for larger engines.  Luckily, there was one in the box.  Should work fine for me.
 
I still use an EZ Just test stand. You will find that for small muffled engines you need to remove the muffler to accommodate the wing nuts.  
There were also 10 of these little vials.  They are vaguely familiar, but I can’t remember what I saw them used for.  The ones with labels say “68077 EP”.  Anyone know what they were from?
I seem to remember some brand of glow plug that came in vials similar to those.  

George
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Post  rogermharris on Sun Jun 07, 2015 6:40 pm

What a cool bit of history! Gotta love it.
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Post  Mark Boesen on Sun Jun 07, 2015 10:16 pm

nice bunch of stuff, did you find the cylinder with p-40 stamp on it, that would be a nice find if you could put that back together. Looks like the Walker .065 will clean up nice!
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