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Old Apr 23, 2011, 07:19 PM
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I think the old circa 1966 Fox Blue Head .60 and Red Head .74 engines were probably the nicest looking engines. They had brightly colored anodized heads, and gold plated prop washers along with gold trimmed 3 needle RC carbs. Plus they polished the crankcase to make it nice and shiny.
Then there is the old classic Fox Hawk .60 engine, with the black cylinder sleeve and red anodizing on the head and prop washer. It looked real good when new too. They were made starting in 1976 on up for quite a while.
Earl, Yes, a bit of colour makes a difference. I particularly liked the big FOX's with the American Eagle inside the backplate too - a nice touch I thought. BOB
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Old Apr 23, 2011, 07:33 PM
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Here's my latest eBay purchase, a lovely OS Max H 35 circa 1964 / 65. These were the follow-up engines to the Max III, and like the III's, of superb quality. I paid $111.50 for this, which is cheap for such a nice engine. These had a twin ball-race shaft, and the old style scavenging system. Just as a matter of interest to you Stateside guys, I paid (all up, including shipping) a total of US$122.26 for this OS, which equated to AUD$116.87 !!
What has happened to the Greenback ? The Aussie Dollar is (at the moment) worth 0.046 MORE than the US $ !!! BOB
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Old Apr 23, 2011, 08:28 PM
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Here's a contender for the Non Beauty Contest !
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Non beauty contest.... Is that anything like an unbirthday?
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Non beauty contest.... Is that anything like an unbirthday?
Maybe........ Here's a better looking one from the early '90's. Made in Austria, an M-Sport 09 glow - anybody got one ?
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Made in Indiana USA.
At first they also made the FE-200 version, similar in design to this FE-120 but larger in cu.in. and machined from bar stock.
http://www.ericksonmotors.com/index.htm

Just in case any one was wondering (>;

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As I said in the Diesel engine thread, I picked up a couple of black and gold engines today. This one is not so vintage, maybe it isn't even a classic but I have always had a soft spot for it in my heart so when this one became available, I jumped. It's a Saito FA.30 GK. I know they aren't being made any more. Hopefully some day it will be a classic. If not, well... I'll love it anyway. Here it is.
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Engine specs taken from Aeromodeller Plans Handbook, circa early 1960's.
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Here's my latest eBay purchase, a lovely OS Max H 35 circa 1964 / 65. These were the follow-up engines to the Max III, and like the III's, of superb quality. I paid $111.50 for this, which is cheap for such a nice engine. These had a twin ball-race shaft, and the old style scavenging system. Just as a matter of interest to you Stateside guys, I paid (all up, including shipping) a total of US$122.26 for this OS, which equated to AUD$116.87 !!
What has happened to the Greenback ? The Aussie Dollar is (at the moment) worth 0.046 MORE than the US $ !!! BOB
Cool Bob, I just got a 72" Buzzard Bombshell with one of those installed as well as the old Kraft radio still mounted. The engine was totally seized and gunked up. I tore it down and did the crock pot method on it and after reassembly the engine started first flip.
This model was built over 40yrs ago by a friend and he could not get over how well the engine looked and ran after clean up.

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Cool Bob, I just got a 72" Buzzard Bombshell with one of those installed as well as the old Kraft radio still mounted. The engine was totally seized and gunked up. I tore it down and did the crock pot method on it and after reassembly the engine started first flip.
This model was built over 40yrs ago by a friend and he could not get over how well the engine looked and ran after clean up.

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Bill, yeah, I have a friend who has one also - its ticks over just like a Swiss watch. BOB
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A super low idle is easily achieved, you can almost see the blades ticking over. I used an OS #8 plug running on 10% Cool Power

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