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Nov 07, 2021, 02:15 PM
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What is it? Swap meet jewel...




Wen Mac 049 powered, I can't find anything on the net...I'll keep searching, but has anybody here seen one? What year?
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Nov 07, 2021, 02:50 PM
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What a great thing to find...!
If it wasn't made of plastic, I would have thought that it was a Roy Clough design.....
No, sorry, I cannot help with identification....
Nov 07, 2021, 08:24 PM
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That is a Wen-Mac Satellite.
Nov 07, 2021, 08:29 PM
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Originally Posted by NEW222
That is a Wen-Mac Satellite.
Wen-Mac had a tremendous production during the 50's, competing with Cox!
http://www.modelenginenews.org/people/wenmac.html
https://www.worthpoint.com/worthoped...-gas-468368693
Nov 08, 2021, 08:06 AM
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Thanks fellas!
https://www.worthpoint.com/worthoped...gas-2104142560

From 1958!.....the year I was born, and reading about the wen Mac company...wow...they produced thousands of motors per day!
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Nov 08, 2021, 12:37 PM
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1958? IIRC , inclusion of recoil starting unit suggests( to me, anyway) a later, possibly mid 60's, manufacturing date. Still, a GREAT find!
Nov 08, 2021, 12:56 PM
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Originally Posted by packardpursuit
1958? IIRC , inclusion of recoil starting unit suggests( to me, anyway) a later, possibly mid 60's, manufacturing date. Still, a GREAT find!
Wen-Mac had recoil starter very early on:
http://sceptreflight.com/Model%20Eng...Rotomatic.html
http://antiquemodelenginesrunning.bl...n-mac-049.html
Wen-Mac Models, a brief history (14 min 50 sec)

They were not easy to get started for an unexperienced user, hence Wen-Mac preoccupation with starting help early on:
https://rclibrary.co.uk/title_details.asp?ID=1281
Last edited by coriolan; Nov 08, 2021 at 01:20 PM. Reason: add Wen-Mac 1957 patent
Nov 10, 2021, 08:24 AM
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Some more meat on the bones in a "Book of Faces" GAS TOY & .049 COLLECTOR post:
Nov 11, 2021, 06:46 PM
Balsa Flies Better!
Back in the early 70s, I had a Cox powered flying saucer. The torque of the prop spun the saucer which provided a bit of stability and lift. Was really cool-kind of like the spaceship out of Lost in Space. Why does it seem like toys were a lot more fun when I was a kid?

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Nov 30, 2021, 04:20 PM
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Thats easy enough!


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Back in the early 70s, I had a Cox powered flying saucer. The torque of the prop spun the saucer which provided a bit of stability and lift. Was really cool-kind of like the spaceship out of Lost in Space. Why does it seem like toys were a lot more fun when I was a kid?

Sam
There wasn't video games! Kids still went outside to play, rode bicycles, played sand lot baseball, marbles & 15C. bought a kite at the grocery store. When I was a kid in grade store most boys took their pocket knives to school & no-one ever got stabbed Laramie.


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