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Post  jsesere on Tue Jun 07, 2016 8:53 pm

What am I and how do I work?


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Post  NEW222 on Tue Jun 07, 2016 9:01 pm

Seen this before. Someone else on another site has one and asked the same question, and like you, got no response. Sorry I cannot help.
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Post  Mark Boesen on Wed Jun 08, 2016 12:05 am

This is hard to say...I don't know!
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Post  batjac on Wed Jun 08, 2016 12:47 am

1) A thrust meter.

2) A rubber band puller.

3) A Ceiling hanger for static planes.

4) A slot car track alignment tool.

5) A Cox factory inside joke on everyone 40 years into the future.

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Post  getback on Wed Jun 08, 2016 8:41 am

I think Mark is on to something, what does it say in writing where the arrows are ? Did you get it with A lot that might have something in it whet with? getback Huh...
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Post  jsesere on Wed Jun 08, 2016 1:29 pm

I changed the picture and it says launch on it and there's 2 little arrows just past where it says launch.
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Post  roddie on Wed Jun 08, 2016 2:47 pm

I'm pretty sure that "we" verified this as a stooge. This photo I saved from a CEF thread on 5-28-16.

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Post  Oldenginerod on Wed Jun 08, 2016 5:10 pm

Might it "launch" a bomb, maybe a Cox car?? We're all thinking plane but maybe not.
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Post  NEW222 on Wed Jun 08, 2016 9:43 pm

Stupid question time. Is there a manufacture date molded anywhere on it? If so, that may be able to give someone an idea as to what was available at that time. Just a thought.
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Post  batjac on Wed Jun 08, 2016 11:28 pm

Does the hook somehow release when it gets even with the arrows?

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Post  KariFS on Thu Jun 09, 2016 12:11 am

Did Cox make or sell those little toy gliders? Would the spring be strong enough to launch one?
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Post  Oldenginerod on Thu Jun 09, 2016 1:49 am

KariFS wrote:Did Cox make or sell those little toy gliders? Would the spring be strong enough to launch one?
Good thought.  Hold the little tab at the end, hook the glider on and pull back to the "launch" position, let go and away she goes.  I can't see why it has a corresponding tab on the top though.  The glider may strike it on launch.  Also, interesting how the hook is angled to one side like that.  I tried to attach a picture that Joe posted on .049 collectors but I can't currently attach any pictures.  Anyone else having trouble?
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/049Collectors/attachments/1438108282;_ylc=X3oDMTJtOGpnajM5BF9TAzk3MzU5NzE0BGdycElkAzgwMTIwMjAEZ3Jwc3BJZAMxNzA1MDYzNTEyBHNlYwNhdHRhY2htZW50BHNsawNwaG90bwRzdGltZQMxNDY1NDUxNDYy?itemid=2012826996
I think catapult is a far more likely use than as a stooge.
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Post  roddie on Thu Jun 09, 2016 1:53 am

I'm thinking about what Rod said about it possibly being a drop-release mechanism.. It doesn't seem to look like anything on the bottom of the dive-bombers that I know of though..

Texan..



Stuka..



The Stuka bombs show tabs that "might" fit into that slot.



Then there's the Helldiver's "Bail-Out" pilot eject.. Could that be it's use?



Something holds the pilot and his chute down inside the cockpit.. Maybe it's a canopy release controlled by a sudden jerk of "up" input on the controls?


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Post  KariFS on Thu Jun 09, 2016 1:58 am

There was also a free flight helicopter that launched a parachute at some point of the flight I think. Never seen one of those but maybe...

Re the use as a glider launcher, it could be missing a handle or something. I also thought the glider would hit the tabs plus the tabs look kinda awkward to grip to.

I am almost certain it is not from a C/L plane, nor an accessory to one, otherwise someone would have recognized it already.
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Post  roddie on Thu Jun 09, 2016 2:07 am

Cox made model rockets too...
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Post  smooth_bill on Fri Jun 10, 2016 12:38 am

Perhaps an engine trust tester? Hook it to the tail or nose wheel, and check for sufficient thrust before release?

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Post  OVERLORD on Fri Jun 10, 2016 3:54 pm

It's a launching? gismo included in the Cox Eagle II kit. It can be seen in the 1987 catalog page 4 in the instruction sheets page.

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Post  jsesere on Fri Jun 10, 2016 4:59 pm

That would be it. Thanks for the comments.
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Post  roddie on Fri Jun 10, 2016 5:20 pm

Well Done Lieven! The glider uses a Hi-Start.. and that piece must be the release. This photo of the box shows the launching system.

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