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08/18/2006 at 11:58 pm #40506AnonymousInactive
I hear these are nostalgia legal. Are they any good? I was thinking about using one to try instead of my Holland hornet or Space Hopper.
Cheers,Dan08/19/2006 at 12:01 am #43370
Its a strong engine. If you use it, get a backplate from Doug Galbreath. It solves a conking out problem. The needele valve is at inconvenient location and isn’t really reversable.08/19/2006 at 1:55 am #43371
I have four of them. Strong engines. Hornets are stronger but fragile and getting out of sight cost wise.
The new owner provides excellent service and has kept the prices the same as Randall Hopkins.
Do get the Galbreath radial mount. It is the lightest way to mount them anyway, and will do a better job filling the crankcase. The stock backplates are slightly tapered, and it is felt that the uneven running is caused by fuel puddling in the crack behind the crank pin.
The mounts are cheap, indestructable, and have a slot milled to take landing gear wire.
I am doing some R & D to increase their nitro tolerance. Stay tuned.08/19/2006 at 7:56 pm #43372
Here is the contact/ordering info for the Fox FAI .049.
The new engine guy is: Doug Martin, 1510 Locust St., Canon City, CO 81212.
The engines are still priced at $50.00 plus $5.00 per order shipping. Head prices are $4.00–very reasonable compared to the Cox heads at $10 to $12!! 😡 😡 😡
I have done business with Doug, and he is continuing the high level of service established by Randall Hopkins. 🙂 🙂
Keep your Holland Hornets in the box, buy a couple of Foxes and you wont’ be sorry. 😀 😀 😀
Again, stay tuned for results of my R & D project. It will be announced on the NFFS Forum first. 😉 😉 😉
08/19/2006 at 8:17 pm #43373AnonymousInactive
Thanks guys sounds good. Hey Dean that you on ebay with engines etc?
PS;Dean does Doug Martin have a web site or email? How about Doug Galbreath? I had it on my old computer that crashed.08/20/2006 at 2:54 am #43374
Doug Galbreath’s web site:
Doug Martin’s email:
Yes, that’s me. I have quite a few engines and kits to move. Downsizing and “rationalizing” my model stuff.
Stay tuned. 😀08/20/2006 at 9:57 am #43375AnonymousInactive
You gave Galbreath site twice. Do you have Doug Martin’s email address?
Thanks for your help. Dan08/22/2006 at 2:15 am #43376
😳 😳 Sorry, my bad. Senior Moment!!
Here is Doug’s email. Do business with this guy!09/13/2006 at 8:33 pm #43377AnonymousInactive
I sent payment for the FAI Fox and Doug got the payment. He says I’m next on putting one together. Galbreath doen’t carry the Fox mount anymore. Thanks for the heads up on Fox supplier. I have been out of FF for along time. I have done some flying from time to time but no contest work. That is going to change real soon. What exactly qualifies as a nostalgia ship? Date cut off time? Does a Satelite320 qualify or a Hi-Thrust Viking? I feel sure the Veco Apache will.
Dan09/13/2006 at 9:14 pm #43378
1957, I think. There’s a list on the NFFS site. Satellite and Viking aren’t on the list.
09/14/2006 at 12:54 am #43379
You found the website that has the rules. This very one!!! Look under “Competition”.
Doug Galbreath sent me his very last radial mount. I don’t know if they will be available again. I have limited turning ability. I can make a mount for the Fox engines, but it will not be nearly as neat as the Galbreath mount. And, as I don’t have access to a real “production” oriented lathe, it will be more expensive as well. Sorry.
Let me know if you want one. As Dan mentioned, in addition to being a real light way to mount the engine, it solves a persistent intermittent running problem.
The Viking and Satellite is not NOS gas eligible, but they ARE elligible for AMA Classic Gas. Howevery they would be too big for the Fox, but if you can lay your hands on a good Cox .09 they would be screamers!12/03/2007 at 2:58 pm #43380AnonymousInactive
Is the Fox .049 FAI, early nostalgia legal?12/03/2007 at 6:11 pm #43381
No, it is not. Check this very website for a copy of the rules, engine list, etc. 🙂12/03/2007 at 11:59 pm #43382
Engines for early 1/2A Nos. As a rule, if it was good running engine, it ain’t legal.12/06/2007 at 2:37 am #43383AnonymousInactive
BMJR HAS A NICE JAYS BIRD KIT FOR THE FOA.
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