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05-31-2017 09:06 PM  78 days agoPost 1
heliraptor10

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This just had me rolling...

Watch at YouTube

Goblin! where have you been all my life?
RC helis, the original fidget spinners

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05-31-2017 09:38 PM  78 days agoPost 2
EEngineer

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Classic....I've done that....seems like he got better "hang" time with the rag.....LOL....

Some TD.010 and other Cox engine trivia....

The red fuel tanks tend to rot over time(even without use)....whereas black tanks don't....

L.M. Cox ceased production on the TD.010's when the lady who machined them retired.....

One must use 30% nitro to get the best performance RPM wise.

NIB....made in Santa Ana, Ca TD's are quite the collectors item.

Cox refused to allow production outside the USA....

Almost all Cox engine parts were interchangeable....

The Cox "Venom" .049...NIB...are worth ~$700 now...only 5000 were ever made, due to a flaw in the piston(the top was machined to thin).

Bernard(aka Xenalook), in Canada, "hops up" Cox engines today.

FWIW

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05-31-2017 09:44 PM  78 days agoPost 3
ssmith512

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COOL!!

Still have the scar on my thumb knuckle from that stupid plastic prop on the .049 (circa 1983). (Or am I the stupid idiot for getting my thumb in the way of that stupid plastic prop? LOL!)

Steve

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05-31-2017 10:13 PM  78 days agoPost 4
EEngineer

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We all did it....the needle valve is very close to the prop....

The "Baby Bees" were more forgiving...the needle was on the tank...

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05-31-2017 10:17 PM  78 days agoPost 5
wrongler

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OK......Now a chute to land it

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05-31-2017 10:37 PM  78 days agoPost 6
EEngineer

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Rig it to an Estes rocket....they have chutes....

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05-31-2017 11:23 PM  78 days agoPost 7
wjvail

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You don't need the rag. We used to do the same thing with a baby bee. The centripetal force would sling the fuel out of the two holes and the motor would only run a few seconds. Everyone within a small radius under the flying engine would get showered in unburned fuel.

"Well, Nothing bad can happen now."

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05-31-2017 11:38 PM  78 days agoPost 8
GyroFreak

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Now that was cool. Seems like the trees would reach out and grab it on the way down.

I think about the hereafter. I go somewhere to get something, then wonder what I'm here after ?

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06-01-2017 12:16 AM  78 days agoPost 9
gmcullan

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I used to do this years ago. I still have 6 NOS .010 Tee Dees in their original factory packaging. Great fun, and I'm sure our parents would have killed us if they knew we were starting these little motor up while held in our fingers. Oh, and we used hankies. Much lighter than shop rags.

Gerry Cullan,
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06-01-2017 12:38 AM  78 days agoPost 10
MattJen

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that looks fun,

All The Best

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06-01-2017 12:57 AM  78 days agoPost 11
Heli_Splatter

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It really takes some outside the box thinking to come up with that idea. Who would have ever though of doing that by themselves.

All this time, I have been mortally opposed to doing anything with the possibility of loosing fingers. LOL

cudos to originator, you sick puppy!!! LOL

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06-01-2017 01:05 AM  78 days agoPost 12
EEngineer

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Doing that with or without the rag?

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06-01-2017 02:18 AM  78 days agoPost 13
heliraptor10

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Yeah,
I've only ever owned 1 fuel powered hobby toy. It was a Cox f14 line control. I only remember flying twice, I would have been 9 or 10.

But I full remember my anxiety trying to start that thing.

Goblin! where have you been all my life?
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06-01-2017 02:30 AM  77 days agoPost 14
jbjones

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Heli_Splatter : It really takes some outside the box thinking to come up with that idea. Who would have ever though of doing that by themselves.
Bored kids!

Seriously..that's what I took from it. I know I had a few of those .049 engines as a kid because I wadded up the foam airframes like the guy in the video. I bolted my engine to a small post (made a handle, rather), and ran it just to hear it run and play with it.

J. B. Jones

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06-01-2017 02:39 AM  77 days agoPost 15
Chuck Bole

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Dave is one of the Grandfathers of R/C Helicopters..
If you are interested here is a couple links to a 2 part interview with him on
the Inside Heli pod cast.

http://traffic.libsyn.com/insidehel...3?dest-id=12298

http://traffic.libsyn.com/insidehel...3?dest-id=12298

Team Synergy Field Representative / Thunder Power

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06-01-2017 02:49 AM  77 days agoPost 16
heliraptor10

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Thanks Chuck!

I found Dave on YouTube when I first got into helis. I emailed him some questions on what my next step should be and he replied.

I even sent him an invention of mine that he tested and he was impressed.

Watch at YouTube

The invention is now considered an abandoned patent because I found no financing.

And this is likely because I never was able to demonstrate that they actually did anything.

Goblin! where have you been all my life?
RC helis, the original fidget spinners

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06-01-2017 04:11 AM  77 days agoPost 17
GyroFreak

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As a kid, I fastened a .29 (?) to my bike thinking the prop could pull me along. Other than the ear splitting racket (long before mufflers) it didn't do anything useful.

I think about the hereafter. I go somewhere to get something, then wonder what I'm here after ?

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06-01-2017 05:10 PM  77 days agoPost 18
EEngineer

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"Bored kids!"

Yes, I was bored....I was waiting for the glue to dry on my latest model.....

A different form of engine testing....lol

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06-01-2017 10:36 PM  77 days agoPost 19
RM3

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never seen a "flying shop rag"... I have seen flying TX's a few times though...

showing a preference will only get you into trouble, 90% of everything is crap...

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06-01-2017 10:41 PM  77 days agoPost 20
EEngineer

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A new Olympic sport....

They have "curling"....

Let's have TX "hurling"....much more entertaining....

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