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Post  JPvelo on Mon Jul 13, 2015 11:17 am

My brothers neighbor gave this, looks like an old one to me. Can anyone enlighten me?

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Post  TopBannana on Mon Jul 13, 2015 11:47 am

I do know it was made from 67' to 68' with the green camo and it used the silver bee engine, hope this helps RC Plane
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Post  Marleysky on Mon Jul 13, 2015 6:29 pm

[quote="JPvelo"]My brothers neighbor gave this, looks like an old one to me. Can anyone enlighten me?

We all need more neighbors like that!!  
See if this link works:   http://www.mh-aerotools.de/airfoils/cox_frameset.htm

That'll take you to the main page, click on Models in the left hand side and then search
Description:
Silver Bee engine, “AF P” on fuselage sides.
#7862: with starting and flying accessories
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Post  stuntflyr on Mon Jul 13, 2015 7:39 pm

I like it when people just give me $200-$300 dollars! It's a very nice model and a desireable Cox model. they fly well too.
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Post  ElectricTony on Mon Jul 13, 2015 9:07 pm

And the big question is are you going to Fly it or Frame it?
One of my favorite & best flying R/C planes is a Spitfire. Graceful & responsive in the air.
Whichever you choose congratulations on your newly received treasure

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Post  Mark Boesen on Mon Jul 13, 2015 11:19 pm

Correction, the light green Spit was introduced in '64 and only made for two years, it's considerably more collectable than the more common dark green version.

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Post  JPvelo on Wed Jul 15, 2015 6:51 pm

Thanks guys!
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Post  roddie on Thu Jul 16, 2015 6:10 am

What an awesome score! Congrats Jim! Thumbs Up
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Post  GallopingGhostler on Thu Jul 16, 2015 9:19 am

Indeed, brings back memories, thanks for sharing.

As an 11 YO, I received one as a Christmas present in 1965. This is one of the prettiest Cox CL RTF's, very well modeled by them. Engine was called the "Silver Bee". It had the Babe Bee tank back with nipples and the extended 8 cc fuel tank without the stunt filler and vent tubes.

I only had one flight out of it, scared as the Dickens when my father powered it up at the gun range in Biloxi, Mississippi. I stalled it and crashed it, but crash did not destroy it. I kept it for many years, and it disappeared somewhere along the way.

Especially novel was the soft sponge tires. It was what I would consider a deluxe plane. I guess it cost more to manufacture and thus was discontinued due to less than stellar sales over other Cox entries.
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Post  ElectricTony on Thu Jul 16, 2015 9:48 am

I too was 11 in '65. I can remember as a kid wanting "American" airplanes, I had a Bell Aircobra & a Skyraider. If other kids followed the same train of thought that might explain why this beauty wasn't a big seller, at least here in the US.

I still want to know if you are going to fly it!

I have to ask because if I were in your shoes I truly don't know what I would do. I think I would hang it from the ceiling 'till I couldn't take it any more, then.....  Flying  

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Post  GallopingGhostler on Thu Jul 16, 2015 11:44 am

I'd recommend instead to preserve it as a keep sake since it is so rare, or perhaps make a little money on it and sell it (YMMV). Instead, build a balsa Spitfire either profile or full fuse, and fly that. Balsa flies much better and stands up to crashes better, too.
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Post  JPvelo on Thu Jul 16, 2015 4:59 pm

Just re read my original post and realized its a little confusing. The model is my brothers, not mine. I advised him not to fly it. He stores it under a cupboard so I think it's safe to say it won't get airborne.

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Post  roddie on Thu Jul 16, 2015 5:39 pm

JPvelo wrote:Just re read my original post and realized its a little confusing. The model is my brothers, not mine. I advised him not to fly it. He stores it under a cupboard so I think it's safe to say it won't get airborne.

Jim

Yea.. I kind of wondered that. I just figured that he'd passed it on to you. Is your brother a flyer too? If not.. it's quite a coincidence that he'd be given a vintage Cox flying model!
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Post  Mark Boesen on Thu Jul 16, 2015 5:41 pm

Grab a red spinner for it and hanger up!

Yep, as a kid i think i kinda liked 'Merican planes as well! Probably why Cox built only one German, one Brit and no Japanese!
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Post  cox24711 on Thu Jul 16, 2015 10:30 pm

Mark Boesen wrote:Grab a red spinner for it and hanger up!

Yep, as a kid i think i kinda liked 'Merican planes as well! Probably why Cox built only one German, one Brit and no Japanese!

they made 2 german! and 2 brit remember the sopwith camel an the red baron lol!
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Post  Mark Boesen on Fri Jul 17, 2015 12:07 am

The Red Barron was actually a Pitts, i guess i was thinking more of the 60's planes, but your right, you can also add the WWI Camel and the D-7.
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Post  cox24711 on Thu Jul 23, 2015 5:25 pm

Spitfire!!!!! i love them !!!!!
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