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Jul 21, 2019, 07:34 PM
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Hey all. I am going to buy an 049 this weekend and would like to know what the cheapest way to start one would be? Thanks
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Jul 21, 2019, 08:10 PM
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What .049 are you eye balling in particular does it come with a spring starter?
Jul 21, 2019, 08:19 PM
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What .049 are you eye balling in particular does it come with a spring starter?
A guy at the field is selling me a Texaco 049 this saturday. It is my first 049 so I have no idea.

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Jul 21, 2019, 08:43 PM
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Also, what fuel tank do you guys recommend?
Jul 21, 2019, 08:44 PM
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Here is a pic he sent me

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Jul 21, 2019, 08:58 PM
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I use my index finger on my right hand to start my engines.
Jul 21, 2019, 09:01 PM
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Originally Posted by LittleRock
I use my index finger on my right hand to start my engines.
LittleRock:
I would not advise a 12yr. old to flip start his first 1/2A engine until he has some time mastering
the use of a spring starter / engine kicking etc. learning the mannerisms of a Cox engine.


Oliver:
You can go to ExModels.com and buy a spring starter for it.
You then need a glow head clip and a power source.
Note the red section of the engine is a fuel tank here is all you need
to get it started:

http://www.exmodelengines.com/produc...cat=266&page=3

http://www.exmodelengines.com/produc...cat=259&page=1

So just under 20 bucks plus two D batteries and 1/2A Fuel which you can get here:
It has castor in it to protect the engine from wear and heat.
http://fitzfuels.com/index.php?

http://fitzfuels.com/index.php?id_pr...roller=product

To get the fuel into the engine with a bit of fuel line:
http://www.exmodelengines.com/produc...cat=259&page=1

Per your photo you will need a prop for it in this case for you I recommend:
http://www.exmodelengines.com/produc...cat=257&page=1

Also you are lucky it comes with instructions to help teach you how to take care
of and start your engine. You can also find nice Youtube videos on the subject.

How To Start a Cox Engine (5 min 52 sec)


and here:
RC Zaunkönig 400mm Biplane with Cox Texaco .049 glow engine first start (21 min 52 sec)


LOL now these videos are for fun follow the Cox instructions and you will have good success!

For fun you can watch it fly too but also he has learned how to start the engine!!!

RC Zaunkönig 400mm Biplane with Cox Texaco .049 glow engine Maiden flight (10 min 27 sec)


Here is is getting his act together through learned use of these Cox engines:
Zaunkönig 400mm Biplane with Cox .049 glow engine Flight review (20 min 54 sec)


Once you understand how to start the engine you will avoid all the fuss these gents
went through. Proper glow heat proper fuel proper attention to needle valve setting
and practice. Once you get good with mastering your engine running you can start
a lovely project for it.
Last edited by 1/2A Nut; Jul 22, 2019 at 01:25 AM.
Jul 21, 2019, 09:53 PM
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Originally Posted by 1/2A Nut
You can go to ExModels.com and buy a spring starter for it.
You then need a glow head clip and a power source.
Note the red section of the engine is a fuel tank here is all you need
to get it started:

http://www.exmodelengines.com/produc...cat=266&page=3

http://www.exmodelengines.com/produc...cat=259&page=1

So just under 20 bucks plus two D batteries and 1/2A Fuel which you can get here:
It has castor in it to protect the engine from wear and heat.
http://fitzfuels.com/index.php?

http://fitzfuels.com/index.php?id_pr...roller=product

To get the fuel into the engine with a bit of fuel line:
http://www.exmodelengines.com/produc...cat=259&page=1

Per your photo you will need a prop for it in this case for you I recommend:
http://www.exmodelengines.com/produc...cat=257&page=1

Also you are lucky it comes with instructions to help teach you how to take care
of and start your engine. You can also find nice Youtube videos on the subject.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bx8lpO5d4rE

and here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6fS8FLFXAJw

LOL now these videos are for fun follow the Cox instructions and you will have good success!

For fun you can watch it fly too but also he has learned how to start the engine!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rr3kJ-IMkD0

Here is is getting his act together through learned use of these Cox engines:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JkeX2AJL3dY

Once you understand how to start the engine you will avoid all the fuss these gents
went through. Proper glow heat proper fuel proper attention to needle valve setting
and practice. Once you get good with mastering your engine running you can start
a lovely project for it.
WOW!!! Thank you very much for all the links. I already have a sport-ish plane being framed up.
Jul 21, 2019, 10:03 PM
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Also, how do you use a spring starter? I have used bigger glow engines but just never something this small. And is it required to have one?
Jul 21, 2019, 10:03 PM
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I posted those vids so you can learn from them on using the spring
starter fueling up the engine going through the motions to make the
engine run. Your Cox instruction sheet will also teach you.
Spring starter is a safe way to start these small engines without
wearing them down with a elect. starter. Once you become skilled
you can add a thrust washer and use a special 1/2A elect starter
if funds are on tap to buy one.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Sullivan-Pr...ss!78217!US!-1

What plane are your framing up for the engine?
Last edited by 1/2A Nut; Jul 21, 2019 at 10:14 PM.
Jul 21, 2019, 10:15 PM
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Originally Posted by OliverW
Also, how do you use a spring starter? I have used bigger glow engines but just never something this small. And is it required to have one?
I watched all the videos. forget this post.
Jul 21, 2019, 10:20 PM
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I use the Hornet starter on .020 thru .15 size motors.
What plane are your framing up for the engine?
Jul 21, 2019, 10:21 PM
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Originally Posted by 1/2A Nut
I posted those vids so you can learn from them on using the spring
starter fueling up the engine going through the motions to make the
engine run. Your Cox instruction sheet will also teach you.
Spring starter is a safe way to start these small engines without
wearing them down with a elect. starter. Once you become skilled
you can add a thrust washer and use a special 1/2A elect starter
if funds are on tap to buy one.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Sullivan-Pr...ss!78217!US!-1

What plane are your framing up for the engine?
Thanks! I didn't see this post heheh. I am building the RCM Miss Cosmic Wind.
Jul 21, 2019, 10:29 PM
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You must have quite a bit of flying time with planes I know you are young lad and your buildings skills are very good.
I saw some of your posted photos. You must have someone in the family or a friend that builds and flies RC planes too?

The plane you are building is fairly fast but basically a high wing plane in disguise.
Should be stable enough. Did you buy a kit or are you scratch building the plane?
Jul 21, 2019, 10:33 PM
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Originally Posted by 1/2A Nut
You must have quite a bit of flying time with planes I know you are young lad and your buildings skills are very good I saw some of your posted photos. You must have someone
in the family or a friend that builds and flies RC planes too?

The plane you are building is fairly fast but basically a high wing plane in disguise.
Should be stable enough. Did you buy a kit or are you scratch building the plane?
Thank you very much! I have been flying for 9 years, and building for 3. This one is entirely scratch built. My dad has been flying RC for 30 years and full scale for most of his life. I haven't updated my build log in a while, but my wing is almost done, and I have half the fuse done. I hope to be RTC by wednesday. My mom is having me work for the fuel and engine parts and so forth.


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