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Old Oct 14, 2012, 05:05 PM
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Do you rember Cox came out with a true 1/2A stunter ME 109 plastic plane with foam wings.. 1979 I think, But for a box stock plane that thing could stunt.
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Old Oct 14, 2012, 05:23 PM
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Do you rember Cox came out with a true 1/2A stunter AME 109 plastic plane with foam wings.. 1979 I think, But for a box stock plane that thing could stunt.
I think it might be earlier than that. There was a companion Chipmunk also.
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Old Oct 14, 2012, 05:42 PM
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Do you remember Cox came out with a true 1/2A stunter an ME 109 plastic plane with foam wings.. 1979 I think, But for a box stock plane that thing could stunt.
I think you mean this one:

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Old Oct 14, 2012, 05:56 PM
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I think you mean this one:

The Cox Spook was earlier and flew well, but it was at the wrong time and place to sell well.
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Old Oct 14, 2012, 05:59 PM
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That is it, they were on track with those..
Wouldn't a plane like that sell good today?
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Old Oct 14, 2012, 06:14 PM
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That is it, they were on track with those..
Wouldn't a plane like that sell good today?
Probably, if electric.
There was a Crusader also, which is the least common of the three:

http://webpages.charter.net/skylane42/cox.html
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I saw a Chimpmunk foamie at a toy store and almost bought it. Later I found out that those flew quite well. What were the details on these? Did they come with sure starts? Killer Bees? How long a fuel tank? Was anything adjustable?
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Old Oct 14, 2012, 07:09 PM
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Scientific Red Devil with a Golden Bee .049.
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Old Oct 14, 2012, 07:17 PM
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I saw a Chimpmunk foamie at a toy store and almost bought it. Later I found out that those flew quite well. What were the details on these? Did they come with sure starts? Killer Bees? How long a fuel tank? Was anything adjustable?
That was long prior to the sure start era. They had an engine quite similar to that used in the Spook, as I recall it had better porting.
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Scientific Red Devil with a Golden Bee .049.
That was a classic. I took my brother's Scientific Li'l Devil and refinished it. That was in high school in the late 1960's. Back then, I was more of a builder than a flyer.

The 1/2-A's were fun to build and fun to develop a smooth, light, grainless finish. We were living on the Leeward (west) side of the Island of Oahu (where Honolulu is) in Hawaii. Then, they almost always had a 10 to 15 MPH (16 - 26 kmh) tradewind breeze, with very small windows of opportunity (calm air) on some days. Half-A flying usually ended in disaster, because they had poor wind penetration. It wasn't until I entered the working world and was living stateside, that I had successful flights (Sterling Beginner's Eindecker w/Cox .049).

I mentioned earlier the Sterling P-51 with .19 McCoy Red Head. It was my first big C/L. It had much better wind penetration, and better glide during engine cut out. Plus, it didn't spin me as dizzy flying on longer lines as the half-A's did on shorter lines.

If I find plans, I might one day remodel that one.
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Old Oct 14, 2012, 11:36 PM
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Check with Bare

I'm certain he has that plan, in CAD

He started visiting this forum recently.

http://www.controllineplans.com/frameset2.htm


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Old Oct 15, 2012, 05:56 AM
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I saw a Chimpmunk foamie at a toy store and almost bought it. Later I found out that those flew quite well. What were the details on these? Did they come with sure starts? Killer Bees? How long a fuel tank? Was anything adjustable?
Look at this a Chipmunk and a ME109 for sale...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/280992378843...84.m1423.l2649
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Old Oct 15, 2012, 06:27 AM
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Look at this a Chipmunk and a ME109 for sale...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/280992378843...84.m1423.l2649
At a starting bid of nearly $500 US (385 EU), these would deter nearly all except for the stout collector. I wouldn't want to crash a $250 specimen (provided that there was only one bid and I won).
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I'm certain he has that plan, in CAD. He started visiting this forum recently. http://www.controllineplans.com/frameset2.htm
Thanks.
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Old Oct 15, 2012, 09:02 AM
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That is right we will just build our own, and the Shoestring Stunter is one of top shelf models.
But we should have bought a lot of Cox planes and put them away, I flew all mine...

Don's Shoestring Stunter (2 min 19 sec)
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