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Old Jun 11, 2014, 10:56 PM
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My First CL PLANE.

Just stumbled across a 1969 photo of first CL plane that started it all. Still building and flying. Miss the Cox planes. We're cool and fun while building the silk and dope Sig and Goldberg planes. Still have my first FOX 36x .... Cut 2 yards to buy that engine for $12.00. Startup scared the stew out of me first time and seemed like a monster. LOL
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Old Jun 12, 2014, 06:53 AM
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That is a cool photo! Y'all sure look like you're having fun!
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Old Jun 12, 2014, 09:31 AM
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Cool picture Thunder.
Due to parental constraints, I was restricted to rubber / Co2 power and gliders at that kind of age.
I soon made up for it when my age hit low double digits though.
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Old Jun 13, 2014, 09:57 AM
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So were those two other guys in the pic the two "tards" you had to cut to buy the engine?? lol
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Old Jun 13, 2014, 04:23 PM
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Just stumbled across a 1969 photo of first CL plane that started it all. Still building and flying. Miss the Cox planes. We're cool and fun while building the silk and dope Sig and Goldberg planes. Still have my first FOX 36x .... Cut 2 tards to buy that engine. Stared to stew out of me first time I started it too. LOL.
Ah yes the Cox Super Sport. I flew one of these when I was a kid. I still look on e-bay once in a while to see if I can find one, many great memories, thanks for posting!
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Old Jun 14, 2014, 04:16 PM
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Cool picture Thunder.
Due to parental constraints, I was restricted to rubber / Co2 power and gliders at that kind of age.
I soon made up for it when my age hit low double digits though.
I started to fly control line when I was about 9-10 years old (this was 1970-71). First model was a "Wasp" (Swedish kit), then it was a Keil Kraft Ranger team racer model and a Keil Kraft Spectre stunt machine and so on. The trick to not get any restriction in using the plane and engine was to run the engine away from home so my parent never heard the roaring engine. And be careful with the prop - to come home with a bleeding finger was a sure way to get restrictions. But they did not like the smell of the plane when I came home after fligts- dieselfuel all over the plane, but I quickly learned to clean it up so that was no problem really. Some years later I started flying RC and I think my parents would have been little scary to let me handle my first glow engines (that was Enya 29, then 35 and 45). When I was 14 years old it was a 61 engine for first time, a Veco 61 in a Svenson Fly-Boy low wing plane. One better be careful with the fingers then... I had great respect for these large engines. But I still have 10 fingers

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Old Jun 17, 2014, 04:54 PM
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So were those two other guys in the pic the two "tards" you had to cut to buy the engine?? lol
Those are my younger bro's mom made me take along when I would walk down to the church to fly.
Darn touch screen that's new to me with auto correct. LOL. "Cut two yards" to buy my $12 Fox 36x. It seemed like a monster compared to the 049's. I asked for a plane and train set every birthday and Christmas. Good times

Mom didn't seem to mind the occasional bloody fingers. We were out of the house. LOL. I was a daredevil on a bike and lived with cuts, scrapes, bruises and scabs. She probably felt this was safer. *laughing*.

I still have the old PT19 cox. And an Extra300 cox I bought at ToysRus in 2000. Remember when a complete cox plane w starter set was available just about anywhere ?
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Old Jun 23, 2014, 08:42 AM
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Speaking of starting young my son is s little over 4 year old. Last time I went flying he wanted to go to the handle and try the plane. I let him hold on it with me next to him of course. He was hanging like for his dear life. I forgot to mention he was flying my Score with a Ro Jet 60 on it.
Something tells me to make a smaller plane for him.
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Old Jun 23, 2014, 03:59 PM
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Speaking of starting young my son is s little over 4 year old. Last time I went flying he wanted to go to the handle and try the plane. I let him hold on it with me next to him of course. He was hanging like for his dear life. I forgot to mention he was flying my Score with a Ro Jet 60 on it.
Something tells me to make a smaller plane for him.
In 1968, my oldest kid was five, and wanted to fly. He wasn't inspired by the Goldberg Wizard with a Black Widow Cox on it. I examined the Junior Streak kit and decided to build it to flex. I used aquarium cement, nylon parachute material, a Fox 15X, and many special tricks so that it would come apart like a Cox PT-19 and go back together just as easily.

It was extra work. He still flies, and won the Seattle Bladder Grabber three times in a row.


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Old Jun 29, 2014, 04:57 PM
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And he flies V well ..possibly a 4th time? coming up.
Then you must be Real Old ...cuz Jeff ain't no youngster
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Old Jun 29, 2014, 06:15 PM
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Jeff will be 51 next month. I was 74 last March. He is sending planes, not going this year. He and Rein had a blowup.


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