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Old Mar 10, 2011, 06:04 AM
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Is this the place ?
Yes, 56, Boulevard de Strasbourg, this is the place indeed
I believe the were the only ones selling Rea. Or maybe Gems Suzor ("Le Tableau de Bord du Modélisme") in Auteuil had sold the 10 cm3 ignition Rea earlier ?
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Old Mar 10, 2011, 06:18 AM
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...An early, pre-"V-Series" Super Tigre G21/35, of .35 cu.in. (1956-1959)
Note the upright intake stub and the shallow head fins.
I don't know what the "56" indicates...not the displacement though, as a measure confirms it's a .35.
A nice old stunt engine, featuring a baffled piston with 2 rings.
It must be the G21/35 of this list, predecessor to the G21/35V. Now, what is the 56 about? Maybe the year ???
Is it plain bearing as the list says, or ball-bearing?
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Old Mar 10, 2011, 08:00 AM
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TwinStack,
About your first post. You'll need to make a new piston for it and a connecting rod as well. You can send the piston and cylinder to Frank Bowman and he can make a ring for it, if you don't want to make the ring yourself. You might get lucky and find a more modern engine's piston and or connecting rod that fits too. I would go for the regular gudgeon pin type of rod and piston myself instead of the ball and socket type.

That would be pretty neat to see it running again.
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Old Mar 10, 2011, 08:44 AM
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Mamiya .15

A Mamiya .15 that my father picked up in Japan in the late 50's
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Old Mar 10, 2011, 08:57 AM
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Super Tigre G20 .19V

An old Super Tigre .19 still new in the box,they were a little pricey back in the 50's at $14.95 but we had a lotta fun with them on Flitestreak's. Also a Como 51 that i want to convert to c/l,they had good power back in the day and they were cheap.
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Old Mar 10, 2011, 10:11 AM
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Glue hand ,

Maybe the "56" is a 5.6cc on your Tigre .35.

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Old Mar 10, 2011, 10:26 AM
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K&B .40S 'Lee Custom' Formula 1 Pylon race engines

K/B .40'S' Formula 1 pylon race engines:
The one in front is a pre-production model #5 of 6 pre-production engines made.'Lee Custom'.
The second one is a production series .40S
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Old Mar 10, 2011, 12:29 PM
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Is it plain bearing as the list says, or ball-bearing?
My example has twin ball bearings, contrary to the info...


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Maybe the "56" is a 5.6cc on your Tigre .35.
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That makes sense to me...you may be right there...


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Here's another one, full of character....a Czech made Tono .35
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Old Mar 10, 2011, 12:35 PM
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ill be getting out the camera damn i wish this thread was here before i sold some of em off!

the sidewinder is an amazing looking engine

did it proform well and was it geared down?
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Old Mar 10, 2011, 12:54 PM
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The one on the left looks like a French Rea 5 cm3.
The glow-plug looks like an original SDI from the famous hobby shop "A la Source des Inventions", now gone. It was the French equivalent of the famous British "308" run by Henry Nichols.
Was in "La source des inventions" last in 1991,had my first "Kivao" HL glider build from their balsa at school and it started me on modelingOne of my friend in the early 60's was living near Gem Suzor store in Auteuil but we were too intimidated to visit! Back then we were flying at Bagatelle just like Santos-Dumont many years earlier!
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Old Mar 10, 2011, 12:58 PM
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Another nice Glo-engine.

Heinz
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Old Mar 10, 2011, 02:09 PM
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Was in "La source des inventions" last in 1991,had my first "Kivao" HL glider build from their balsa at school and it started me on modelingOne of my friend in the early 60's was living near Gem Suzor store in Auteuil but we were too intimidated to visit! Back then we were flying at Bagatelle just like Santos-Dumont many years earlier!
I bought model material and engines from "La Source" as we called it. I remember buying a ready-to-fly controliner made of (ABS?) plastic and powered with a Dynamic 1,5 cm3, in the late 50's. I never visited the Gem Suzor shop either. Why ? I don't really know. Never flew at Bagatelle, but did fly at Vincennes.
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Old Mar 10, 2011, 02:36 PM
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this guy looks like he could beat up a babe bee any day

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Another nice Glo-engine.

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Some info about the Holland Hornets.
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Both the Fox 049 FAI Special and the Hornets in 049 or 051 configuration were comparable-but in the case of the Hornets it was the works tuned versions that performed. The 049 FAI special was virtually a completely different engine from the standard Fox 049, and IIRC the only parts that were common were the backplate and NVA. The case, shaft, piston and liner were all significantly altered in the 049 FAI compared with the std.
The Fox peaked at about 19,000-a bit lower than the TD, whereas IIRC the Hornets peaked a little higher than the TD. The Hornet only had a aluminium rod-which let go if over-revved..........
The Fox as we all should know is still available-ditto parts-and limited parts for the Hornet are available thru MECOA. The heads are the problem-Doug Galbreath does an option with a turned down Cox head (converted into an insert, and using the Hornet head as a hold down ring)-but these too are now a dwindling resource. I have experience with the Fox and it is a nice handling engine-which performs well on a 6x3. The suppliers warn about going over 40% nitro-which will blow heads.

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Old Mar 10, 2011, 05:10 PM
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I'm not a glow engine user or collector but I find this thread very entertaining. Thanks for posting all these great photos guys!
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