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Mar 09, 2011, 07:58 AM
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Speaking about the Fox Rocket .09 engines, here is one of mine.
I think they ran pretty good at the time.
I still have a unused one as shown in this pic here:

Of course Fox had some cute .049 and .07 engines way back then too.
Here is a Fox .07 Comet engine circa 1959, from when he was providing engines to Comet for their RTF planes. The fuel tank was mounted for a side mount engine position.

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Mar 09, 2011, 12:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Gluehand
Yes, I have a B38 (1 cc).
I had more or less forgotten about it since I bought it long ago, and when the subject was brought up on this forum 2009, I kind of 're-discovered' it, sitting deep in a box of bits and pieces....I have yet to run it though...

Oops...a diesel in the glow thread...

I even have one! It's a powerhouse and runs smoothly!
Mar 09, 2011, 01:22 PM
F1B is ok.
Cox 2,5 ccm for freeflight contest. (Not me)

Mar 09, 2011, 04:24 PM
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Here is a Webra Glo-Star 3.5 cc.

Mar 09, 2011, 05:44 PM
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How around 1965 Fox .15 RC too? Or a 1958 one shown below. Both still new.
I liked where the instructions stated you could get 30,000 rpms out of it too.
It just used a primitive sliding exhaust baffle for a throttle back then. The actuators at the time used to RC a plane with were relatively weak.

Check out the price tag on the box.

Here is a old 1958 edition of a Fox .15 engine too. it is still considered a NIB engine as well.

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Mar 09, 2011, 06:01 PM
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Veco .29 Rat Race 'Lee Custom'

Veco .29 RR 'Lee Custom'
Mar 09, 2011, 06:03 PM
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As we seem to be enjoying our FOX's at the moment, here's something special - yes, I know its past Christmas, but maybe our European friends have not seen this before. Earlier, I mentioned the World's #1 FOX fanatic Bill Mohrbacher, and late last year Bill and his good wife, sent this out to fellow collectors. It originally appeared in Model Airplane News in the early 1950's, and I think it captures that moment in a collectors life - when he gets his very first engine ! Can anyone relate to this ? BOB
Mar 09, 2011, 06:05 PM
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Originally Posted by danny.act
Veco .29 RR 'Lee Custom'
Danny, you must be related to Clarence, are you ?
Mar 09, 2011, 06:09 PM
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Earl, love the little 15 - perhaps the instructions were for the hot version !Actually, didn't they come in an X , XX and XXX model, the last one being the stove hot one ?
Mar 09, 2011, 06:36 PM
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fox just had a X version. You special ordered the aluminum piston, heavy duty rod and special single ball bearing crankcase.
When Fox changed to the new design from the old 1958 steel cylinder to a drop in cylinder, they were putting 15X on all of the boxes. You couldn't really tell a BB hybrid 15X from the bushing version from the outside. To keep the crankcase size small, they used a ball bearing with no inner race, the balls ran directly on the crankshaft.

The old baffle .15 engines were made up into the 1980's, at least until all of the molds wore out.

Instructions and ads from one of the old engines I have:

From their catalog circa 1983:
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Mar 09, 2011, 07:13 PM
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Lipoflyer, here's the test of the Aero 35. They pop up reasonably frequently on eBay. BOB
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Mar 09, 2011, 07:33 PM
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Extremely interesting thread!!! It really brings to me lots of memories. I have at the present time a Webra Speed .61 purchased in 1975 in perfect working condition. Never repaired, never crashed. It has been in over 10 different airplanes and at the present time is flying a VESPA pattern plane of 1967 designed by Dario Brisighella and published in American Aircraft Modeller. My Vespa is over 10 years old and going strong!! Futaba radio, monokote cover, all balsa and ply, no retracts. The Webra has the original piston, ring etc. and the power is amazing. One secret: NEVER use synthetic oils. Only Castor and any engine will last a lifetime. But Webras were particularly durable and extremely powerful and well made, like a Porsche. So sorry that this company went out of business recently. By the way, is Clarence Lee still around?
Mar 09, 2011, 08:27 PM
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1960 engine prices for Cox, OK and Forester

Nice to see all the older glow engines.
For the 1960 prices, here is a copy of Cox, Forester and OK adds.
This is when I started buying magazines, one of my originals.
Sorry, but the paper has all gone yellow.
Mar 09, 2011, 09:17 PM
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The French Micron 1,5 cm3 (.09 of 1960 is a very compact engine. Here it is, compared with the 0,8 cm3 Webra Piccolo and MP Jet 1,0 cm3 diesels.

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