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Posted by iamplanecrazy2 | May 12, 2021 @ 05:19 PM | 8,857 Views
Here is a 3" tether car powered by a Cox Tee Dee .010 engine.
The body is a Tootsie Toy piece. Had to do a good bit of grinding on it
to get it ready. I messed up on the cylinder opening. Decided to make a
gear choice change after I had cut the opening out.
I fabricated the frame and fuel tank from K&S brass stock pieces.
Used solder to hold it all together.
Gears and axels are slot car parts.
The wheels are Dubro 3/4" airplane tail wheels drilled and
tapped to fit the axles.
The brass screws are 1-72 thread 1/4" long.
I'll fill the cylinder opening and paint the body one of these days.
To see enlarged photos just click on one of the images.
There are also some build notes attached to some of the images....Continue Reading
Posted by iamplanecrazy2 | Sep 04, 2014 @ 04:50 PM | 6,334 Views

My name is Tom Elston, welcome to my blog!
I've been a member here on RCG for quite a long time and have never taken advantage of the
blog section until now. So, this is my first blog entry as well as my first blog. So, here goes!

I do love building/flying RC and control line airplanes but now and then I get the urge to do
something different. My particular favorite break from the aviation side of the hobby is building
something unique using things I have laying around the shop.

I've posted some of my projects here on RCG but have never done anything on my blog. So this
time I thought thats what I'd do.

My latest project involves this Cox GT-40 slot car that I've had on the shelf for several years
and have always thought it would be a good candidate for a tether car conversion. I wanted
to do it in such a way as to not alter the magnesium chassis.

As I thought about it it came to me that the electric guys don't think much of glow powered
models and refer to glow engines as "slimmers". Well I love glow engines and have no love
at all for electrics so this little project turned out to be a little jab at the electric side of the
hobby. I admit it would have been better had it been a brushless motor on an airplane but
this works for me.

Check out the comments section for the build posts.