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Jun 18, 2011, 09:46 PM
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Looks the same Bob, I'm sure it would work. I can measure the ID on the nose cone.

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Jun 18, 2011, 10:50 PM
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Looks the same Bob, I'm sure it would work. I can measure the ID on the nose cone.

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Bill, I actually have 2 throttles for a MERCO 29 Red Head, although one is incomplete (the spraybar is broken on the needle side). Both came off new engines, and the spigot measures 3/8 in. diameter & 15/32 in. long. PM me your snail mail address if you want 'em. BOB
Jun 18, 2011, 11:54 PM
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Before R/C throttles were universally accepted, the most efficient way of throttling down a glow engine was to use some form of exhaust restrictor, and this one (usually fitted to a FOX 35) gave great fun on a C/L model. BOB
Jun 19, 2011, 12:47 AM
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In 1963 or 64, I had a Fox .19 with that type of throttle built in to the exhaust stack I didn't have any kind of tach, but the idle sounded verry low. Also, it could hold that idle for as long as you wanted, and if the throttle escpement worked for me, it went to full open throttle without any sputterin or hesitation. I also think I had a Roto-Valve that didn't quite seem to properly fit any engine I had.
Jun 19, 2011, 07:49 AM
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50+AirYears; thanks for the articles on the old planes. Do you happen to have page four of the Debolt Twin Viscount or not?
Jun 20, 2011, 07:38 PM
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Mr. Wiz, you may recall that back in post #743, I told you to watch out for the early Merco's - read this (note the Buy It Now price) and weep ! BOB
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...52FZKRLQ4%253D
Jun 20, 2011, 08:37 PM
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Of course..... I haven't been paying much attention to Ebay lately. Working 2 jobs at the computer makes me not want to spend much leisure time in front of one. I did score an HP 21 VT though. Been wanting of those for awhile. Now I need to get a the .25 and .49 to complete the set. I think getting and original .25 is going to be a little tough.
Jun 20, 2011, 09:26 PM
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Someone got lucky on that Merco .61. That was a nice find.

I was totally shocked to discover that someone wanted $249.00 for a Ace Littlest Kit, unopened. http://cgi.ebay.com/Ace-Littlest-Sti...item43a7cb59af

Now I have the kit myself and I was going to open it up and build the plane. I built several of these many years ago. They were great fun. Sort of like a loud gnat on steriods with a Cox Tee Dee .010 engine on the front. Now I don't know if I want to break it open to build now. It might be a huge collectors item or something. I paid like $8.85 for it years ago. The first one used a Mattel escapement single channel RC system. Later when they had micro servos (10 or 12 gram ones as compared to today), I built a flew a couple more. The last one I built and flew using a Cox Pee Wee .020.


I still have the fuselage for the Ace Littlest Stick with the Pee Wee .020 engine on it too. I don't know what happened to the wing but it probably was not good.
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Jun 20, 2011, 09:40 PM
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$250 for a Littlest Stick..... sheesh. A guy could scratch one out for what, $25 worth of wood at the most?
Jun 20, 2011, 09:48 PM
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Yep, some guys will pay Big Dollars for kits that only contain a couple of bucks worth of balsa, but that's because (I think anyway) its takes 'em back in time a bit. Everyone remembers where they were, and what they were doing when JFK got shot. A kit that you had as a kid takes you back to that happy time, and if its worth a few bucks to get there, then its money well spent ! Quite often, its just the kit box artwork itself - if the same contents were in a plain cardboard box with nothing written on it, it wouldn't have nearly the same attraction. I know I have a couple of English kits with brightly coloured, evocative labels which propel me back to the late 50's. BOB
Jun 20, 2011, 10:15 PM
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Earlwb, I just looked it up, and discovered that I missed scanning Page 30 (Scan p 4), or lost it somewhere along the way to setting up my files or something, not sure what.

Really messed up here, have to try to do these things early in the day. I had actually intended to upload to the Vintage Airplane Plans topic, not the Vintage Glow Engines.

Also going to try to get back to checking out some of my older mags. Looking for something else, I found a MAN review on what used to be a monster, the Forster .99.
Jun 20, 2011, 11:19 PM
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To each his own.... I still think $250 is pretty steep but if the guy's happy who am I to say he made a mistake.
Jun 20, 2011, 11:22 PM
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And for that matter he (Littlest Stick buyer) might think I'm a fool for buying this here little McCoy .19. I'm really enjoying collecting all these engines I never seen much less flown. I'm sure to some the McCoy .19 was as common as white bread.
Jun 20, 2011, 11:29 PM
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Nice looking engine there Mr. Wiz. Say - does that alloy prop driver turn ?


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