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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Cox "Super Bee" Model Airplane Engine

Circa 1959






Design History :-
Designed and manufactured in The United States  in the late 1950's 

Design Features:-
"No-Drag" snap starter spring
Sub Port Induction (SPI) cylinder / piston
Black anodized aluminium spinner
Performance-enhancing Mylar reed
8cc aluminium fuel tank for longer run-time

Specifications:-

Displacement 0.05 Cubic Inches
Performance: 20,000 - 22,000 RPM with a 5x3 prop & 25% nitro fuel


Observations:-


This is the loudest and most powerful .049 I have ever heard;  I mean appears to be faster than a tee dee.
My hand is still shaking and my ears are still ringing after a short run.




Click the play button below to view a short video featuring the starting and running of this interesting antique engine as mounted in a Curtiss P40.


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Special thanks to YouTube Channel nitroairplane, and Cox International for material shown in this page. 

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