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Old Mar 11, 2011, 10:29 PM
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i have a few of them with extra starter spings
they are awesome little engines



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Yes they can run both ways. Originally they all came with a reverse rotation plastic prop. You normally ran the engine clockwise. Unless you got a normal prop, then you ran it counter clockwise.

You can still get a spring starter for them, but it is wound in reverse to use the Gilbert standard reverse props.

Here is the coolest gadget/plane/ultralight used with the Gilbert .07 engine as a pusher. The famous Wing Thing...













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Old Mar 12, 2011, 02:27 AM
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This one arrived today, been waiting awhile. 1967 Fox 60 Blue Head twin plug never mounted or fueled.
I really like this engine!!!!!!


Bill
Bill, that IS a nice engine ! I particularly like the knurled, gold anodised prop driver. Wonder why some twin-plug engines had the plugs arranged crossways (like your FOX) and some (like the Merco's) had 'em going fore & aft ? On the subject of glow plugs, I have yet to hear a plausible explanation from any expert, on how they really work in an engine. Why does my car or chain saw have to have the timing set spot-on to be efficient, whilst a model engine can have any old compression ratio, use a multitude of different fuel mixes, yet still run happily with a CONSTANTLY glowing (or igniting), entirely haphazard ignition device ? BOB
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Old Mar 12, 2011, 08:17 AM
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what is the benefit of dual plugs?
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Old Mar 12, 2011, 08:42 AM
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G-Mark .30 5cyl.

G-Mark 30 5cyl.
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Old Mar 12, 2011, 08:55 AM
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ive heard so much about these engines!
very intresting oiling system for the inerds
you must have one sick collection danny!


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G-Mark 30 5cyl.
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Old Mar 12, 2011, 08:58 AM
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Well after going to the MECA website I found this guy. I haven't bought anything but it looks like he has some good books there on the subject of engine collecting.

Thanks!
That's Tim Dannels from Denver Colorado, visited him about 15 years ago while on holiday in the U.S. he had a small model engine museum in his basement back then. Very nice guy. He also showed how he made the "Engine Collector Journal" magazine.
He has moved to another location since then.
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Old Mar 12, 2011, 09:11 AM
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ive heard so much about these engines!
very intresting oiling system for the inerds
you must have one sick collection danny!
Thanks Zeroskin,
I just collect engines that i personally like or wich are interesting from design, can't buy them all, didn't buy much engines for my collection the last couple of years.

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Old Mar 12, 2011, 09:16 AM
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id say you have enough, .... for now!!



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Thanks Zeroskin,
I just collect engines that i personally like or wich are interesting from design, can't buy them all, didn't buy much engines for my collection the last couple of years.

regards,
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Old Mar 12, 2011, 11:51 AM
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O.S 58, one of the early R/C engines. This one must have caused the loss of
quite a few flying fields. the noise at full chat is indescribable!
I found this one poking out of a trashcan whilst on my way to work on
'Grand Dechet' day (Big throw away) in Switzerland, many moons ago.
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Old Mar 12, 2011, 11:58 AM
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That older OS .58 is still a good engine. I have the OS .50 which looks the same. Mine is so "worn out" that it is very difficult to hand start, no compression left, but once it does start, it runs just fine, with a terrific idle. And, it just sips the fuel when running on a 12x6 prop. I used it to replace a K&B .21 in a Stickit V years ago.
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Old Mar 12, 2011, 12:05 PM
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are 2 heads better than one?

ZEROSKIN76, “what is the benefit of dual plugs?” Well, I guess it could be the same as why do you need more than one engine? Unless you fly a multi, you only need one. Then again, it’s nice to have a spare. Glow plugs do wear out/burn out. Sometimes having a little extra “fire” gives a better idle and top end. The Merco runs just fine on one plug, but maybe two are better. I never really had a situation where I actually noticed a difference. Maybe think of it as added insurance?
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Old Mar 12, 2011, 12:16 PM
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Super Tigre 71,
This engine had been used in the models that were flown in the making of the 'Battle of Britain' film in the late 60's. I was a member of the West Essex club in those days and one of our members' Dave Platt, had been involved
in building for the film, told us that all the gear was to be sold. Besides this
engine I also became the owner of a Kraft digital outfit - Happy Days.
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Old Mar 12, 2011, 12:30 PM
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what is the benefit of dual plugs?
The only twin plug engine I have used was the Merco. In the development period Dennis Allen who manufactured Mercos, gave a few guys in the club
twin plug heads to try. The only advantage that we noticed was the fact that we never had to replace plugs. They seemed to go on for ever or untill the next unfortunate ' arrival '
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Old Mar 12, 2011, 01:07 PM
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Stebro (Merco) 4-stroke

Something for the Merco fans among us: STEBRO 4-stroke
Made in England. Made in limited numbers, As far as known aprox. 25 engines have been made. Probably during 1981. At Luton Bedfordshire England.
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Old Mar 12, 2011, 01:16 PM
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The rocker assembly looks suspiciously like that from an OS 60 FS. Even the cam shaft may be OS. I see the exhaust on the opposite side of the OS and the rear pushrod going left, while the OS is rear-right.
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