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Originally Posted by billybob_jcv View Post

I *loved* my Cox wire-control plane. The smell of the Cox fuel gave me my first high...

Kids today are too darn lazy - you had to *work* at getting one of those old .049 Cox engines to run. The glow plug had to be good, the batteries had to be good, the motor couldn't be full of dirt (that was the hardest part) and there was absolutely *no way* to start the motor without having your knuckles slashed by the prop.


 

I wanted to buy an RC plane...2 actually to race with someone else...the rules of engagement were kamikaze in nature and the realisation that the cost of repairs will be consistently hi ruled that out.  I would get one now to fly by myself...and if no one was looking, I'd race a bird.  It seems I never got over my home made slingshot when I was a kid...LOL! :L3000:

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Originally Posted by Hutnicks View Post

And after you ground looped it a few times you took that .049 and built a Chigaco Model Club Cub trainer around it. Then moved up to the .051 and built a few more of those cheap profile trainers cause you went through 2 or 3 a week:)

Well... not quite...

I strapped the .049 and prop to a toy boat and then took it out to the big water trough we had in the sheep pasture. Shortly afterwards is when I learned that the prop was spinning the wrong way, and I also learned the difference between the density of air and the density of water...
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Originally Posted by billybob_jcv View Post


Well... not quite...

I strapped the .049 and prop to a toy boat and then took it out to the big water trough we had in the sheep pasture. Shortly afterwards is when I learned that the prop was spinning the wrong way, and I also learned the difference between the density of air and the density of water...


Ah, introduction to the prop strike. If it was wood you had reall problems. If it was one of the 2 blade nylon Top Flite's  you got some real entertaining effects:)

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I had both of these sets!



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Yeah. I had the superchargers. It was a riot configuring inclined tracks to see how much climb you could get. The Thunderbird being the heaviest Hot Wheel ever made was problematic. Most likely where I learned all about momentum and intertia.

 

 Putting the open wheeled Lotus through the supercharger was a monumentally BAD idea;)

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I had this one too!!!

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Never had that. I did have the flared jump ramps though. Combining that with the supercharger provided endless hours of amusement.

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