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(Vanity) The end of an era, The Cox model engine
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Posted on 01/31/2013 1:05:36 PM PST by mowowie

So i'm supposed to suprise my 7 yr old nephew next thursday and meet him for lunch at school for some kind of whatever thing... Anyways i thought i'd bring him a cool gift of one of those Cox .049 engine tethered race cars only to find that they they don't make them anymore? I looked it up on wiki since amazon seemed to be down. Production stopped around 4 years ago. Aparrently wiki is barred from FR so i can't post the thread but i had no idea of all the variants of this motor, wow......anyways.. JEEEEEZZZZZZ.....i grew up with those things, the planes, the helicopter, the cars, the stupid things i built with those engines attached..... Really makes me sad. There's still E-bay i guess and all but still. It seems that there is almost nothing left....

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To: Joe Brower

My freinds and i built many a model rocket, my second being “Big Bertha”, my first rocket i got on my b-day the day Elvis died....can’t remember the name of that one.....My mother was crying her eyes out the whole day.

Ayways, over time we realized that the rocket body itself was a money waste....We started to glue the fins right onto the engines.

kinda took the fun out of recovery but half the time there was no recovery.

we called them pocket rockets.


41 posted on 01/31/2013 2:35:52 PM PST by mowowie (e-ellected.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Same here. Sigh. A much simpler time, or so it seemed.


42 posted on 01/31/2013 2:36:55 PM PST by Noumenon (One individual with courage, determination and a rifle can change the course of history.)
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To: mowowie

i was just thinking of the Cox UFO flying saucer.
Man, I always wanted that thing as a kid but never got it.......


43 posted on 01/31/2013 2:41:45 PM PST by mowowie (e-ellected.)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

I had the same luck as you.


44 posted on 01/31/2013 2:45:50 PM PST by Lurkina.n.Learnin (Superciliousness is the essence of Obama)
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To: Gadsden1st
found out the dangers of “sniffing glue” by accident

The cause of my one true, full blown panic attack about 2:00AM in the basement 40 years ago. That wasn't fun at all!

Now I've changed to the R/C stuff and all we have to worry about is lipoly batteries exploding LOL

45 posted on 01/31/2013 2:47:31 PM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not NurtureĀ™)
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To: mowowie
I had these. I think the dragster Evil Knieveled on me and I blew-up the Stuka.


46 posted on 01/31/2013 3:01:40 PM PST by VeniVidiVici (Bathhouse Barry wants YOU to bend over for another four years)
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To: mowowie

You might enjoy this. I think it is extraordinary, but we’ll see if it catches on:
http://circlecycleice.com/page9.php


47 posted on 01/31/2013 3:01:53 PM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

I had three or four of the tethered airplanes;
P-40 Warhawk
P-51 Mustang
F-4U Corsair

I even had the competitor (Estes ?) acrobat airplain in bright orange.

Loved those things.
When I got bored with them, I’d shave the vertical stabilizer, which was always pointed to the left to cause the tethered plane to turn left. Then, I’d lock the elevator in a 10-degree position and let the plane roar down the street until it took off and careened into some neighbor’s house.

I now recall the Stuka, which we loaded with M-80s for her final flight.


48 posted on 01/31/2013 3:03:03 PM PST by SJSAMPLE
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To: mowowie

Why be stuck on cords when you have RC?


49 posted on 01/31/2013 3:04:46 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon or just throw her from the train......)
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To: Ol' Dan Tucker

Not to mention the engine life.
I have a box of Megatech, OS and Traxxas engines, all dead before their time because I ran them lean and HOT.

Now, I run them fat and wet and while I don’t get the acceleration or top end, they start within two or three pulls every time and my glow plugs last through a gallon of 20%.


50 posted on 01/31/2013 3:07:34 PM PST by SJSAMPLE
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To: mowowie

No, I’m not being sarcastic in the least, and I have more nicks and cuts on my fingers and hands than my grandson’ll ever have. He’ll probably never change a tire, much less tear an automobile engine apart in the garage. Or fix a broken chain on his bike with a spoke and a pair of pliers.

Life is waaaay too safe today.


51 posted on 01/31/2013 3:39:03 PM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (What word begins with "O" and ends in economic collapse?)
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To: gorush

Wow that thing looks pretty amazing.
I’m gonna read more....


52 posted on 01/31/2013 3:40:38 PM PST by mowowie (e-ellected.)
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To: SJSAMPLE

“..... and let the plane roar down the street until it took off and careened into some neighbor’s house”

I think i might of hung out with you when i was a kid....Or at least i should have...


53 posted on 01/31/2013 3:45:34 PM PST by mowowie (e-ellected.)
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To: mowowie

The following just came over the transom today. It, too, is pretty amazing.
http://www.flixxy.com/volkswagen-levitating-car.htm#.UQsCa2eoTaE


54 posted on 01/31/2013 3:55:15 PM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin

Yes, one of the many thousands of disappointments of childhood that gradually shaped me into the merciless psychopath I am today.

It all started when my x-ray specs failed to produce when aimed at Miss Brodsky, my 4th grade teacher.


55 posted on 01/31/2013 4:23:39 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: VeniVidiVici

Wow I remember that Evil Knievele dragster.

I never drag raced those cars.....i wish i did.


56 posted on 01/31/2013 4:37:00 PM PST by mowowie (e-ellected.)
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To: Hot Tabasco

I wanted to show my nephew a cheap way to see gas-powered screamness ripping around in circles....He loves race cars.

electric motors are great but kind of boring.

I was going to buy him a tethered car not plane....he’s only 7.


57 posted on 01/31/2013 5:25:26 PM PST by mowowie (e-ellected.)
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To: mowowie

Great memories. I can smell the fuel burning!

Crashed everyone I had. Funniest one was a hybrid we built using the wheels and axles of drag racer and the engine and prop from a Stuka.

We didn’t use a string and it ran 1/2 the block in a straight line, took a hard left and smashed to pieces against a neighbor’s garage door.


58 posted on 01/31/2013 5:27:25 PM PST by Rebelbase ( .223, .224, whatever it takes....)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

I hear you, it seems those days are long gone.

Brian from Canton.


59 posted on 01/31/2013 5:34:31 PM PST by mowowie (e-ellected.)
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To: Joe Brower
My brother, friends and I build, broke, burned and rebuilt so many of their rockets, I think NORAD had a dish dedicated just to tracking our flights.

Yeah, me too. Then we found out about launch rods....Still crashed a lot of them, though. Had a Big Bertha that crashed so many times she was about 6 inches long when the fins finally burned off.

60 posted on 01/31/2013 5:39:07 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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