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May 06, 2007, 05:23 PM
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What kind of engine is this?


I aquired this engine many years ago and just recently remembered I had it. I'm pretty new to the hobby and know almost nothing about RC engines(Although I'm a hot rod builder by trade, so I know engines pretty well). What size is it? What was it used for? Is it of any value or use these days? There's a quarter in one of the pics for size referance. Thanks for the info.
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May 06, 2007, 05:48 PM
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It's a McCoy .35 CL engine fitted with a Fox muffler. It wasn't a particularly outstanding engine in its day, and it doesn't have an RC carb, just a CL (control line) venturi.

I think you can get them for $10~$20 on Ebay.

Not to say you couldn't build a .35 CL sized stunter and have some good times with it (with proper fuel and take that muffler off), but it's not really valuable for anything else.
May 06, 2007, 07:00 PM
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I think I paid $3.95 at the hobby shop for mine in 61" i'm dating myself
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May 06, 2007, 08:58 PM
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Thanks for the info
May 06, 2007, 08:59 PM
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Originally Posted by pilotpete2
I think I paid $3.95 at the hobby shop for mine in 61" i'm dating myself
Pete
Wow! I got one for $6.95 and thought that was pretty cheap!
May 07, 2007, 08:00 AM
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McCoy .35 "Red Head" with the plain case...from the late 50's to early 60's I believe...the later ones had lightning bolts on the bypass side.

I flew a profile controlliner powered by one of them in the early 70's...then gave the engine away...

Had a small fit of nostalgia the other day, and bought myself one off ePay for about 20 bucks (w/ shipping)...

In good to excellent condition they typically sell for 20-25 bucks.
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May 07, 2007, 08:45 AM
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Put it in a baggie and lub it up with some oil, store it and some day may be of value.

Not near as powerful as current engines of the relative same size. Get you a newer modern engine that has improved porting, ball bearings and ABC construction. They will be faster and lighter engines and much more powerful.

Cheers,

Chip
May 07, 2007, 10:08 AM
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Originally Posted by 706jim
Wow! I got one for $6.95 and thought that was pretty cheap!
Now that I think of it the Sterling Ringmaster Jr. was $3.95, the McCoy .35 may have been $5.95, this was the cheapie version they sold "loose" from a cardboard display box on the counter, no packaging, instructions?, no nada
Had a lot of fun with it, today it serves as a paperweight
Pete
May 09, 2007, 08:59 AM
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Originally Posted by pilotpete2
Now that I think of it the Sterling Ringmaster Jr. was $3.95, the McCoy .35 may have been $5.95, this was the cheapie version they sold "loose" from a cardboard display box on the counter, no packaging, instructions?, no nada
Had a lot of fun with it, today it serves as a paperweight
Pete

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Now you're cooking, Pete.

Remember the AYSC contests? McCoy was selling the McCoy .35 cheaper than normal so that we kids could buy one and compete in the state championships. I put mine on a Goldberg Shoestring Stunter.

Sandra Dee was the official AYSC mascot that year.

Ed Cregger
May 09, 2007, 12:48 PM
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Sandra Dee huh?!

My first "big" controlliner was a Goldberg Shoestring...with a McCoy series 21 .29, in '73...I was 13...the .35 Red Head belonged to my older brother who (being much older) had moved on to other things so I "inherited" it.

I flew the Red Head .35 on a P-40 (I think it was a Scientific?)
It was mounted inverted, and taught us kids how to hand start an inverted engine.
May 09, 2007, 02:13 PM
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My McCoy .35 is on an old Buster profile stunter built by a member of the '49 ('48?) NATS winning CL Speed Team. Not sure what class they won, I know he had a "D" McCoy racing engine under a glass globe.
May 09, 2007, 06:58 PM
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Jeffery...is that the Goldberg Buster? I had one of those too...(it's up stairs, in the closet...but it's kind of busted-up )
Mine had a Fox .35 on it.
May 09, 2007, 10:18 PM
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In 1962-3 the McCoy 35 Red Heads sold for $7.98 which was way cheaper than the K&B Allen Torpedo or the Fox 35. Babe Bee's were 3.98 for the 049 and 3.98 for the .020. I believe cox fuel was .99 for a pint and 1.65 for a quart. Ambroid was .35. Those were the days, yes they were
May 09, 2007, 10:52 PM
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Jeffery...is that the Goldberg Buster? I had one of those too...(it's up stairs, in the closet...but it's kind of busted-up )
Mine had a Fox .35 on it.
I imagine that's it, I didn't build it. It's pretty busted up, he hadn't flown it in years when he gave it to me maybe 25 years ago. We used it as a CL trainer that we'd let just about anybody fly. It's not even at my place now, a guy who is about the lone CL only flyer around has it now.


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