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Cox Babe Bee .049 Engine
Cox Engine Operation & Troubleshooting Guide

Cox Babe Bee .049 engine (model 350) - Airplanes and RocketsThis Cox Babe Bee .049 has never been run and was purchased with the original package and the instructions on eBay. These gems are no longer produced, and getting hold of one - especially with the original package - is costly if you shop on eBay. They regularly sell for $100 or more.

This is one of the later model Babe Bee .049 engines that was sold just before Estes, who bought the Cox model line, stopped producing and sell them altogether. Note the black fiber fuel tank rather than the turned aluminum fuel tank of the Thimble Drone era. It looks kind of like a Black Widow .049, but it is not. The package is marked as being the "350" model.

I was really looking for one of the original metal tank versions, but bought this instead when it came up for auction. I'm still waiting for a deal on one of those.

Below are the four pages of the original operating instructions and troubleshooting guide.


Read of the public unveiling of the Cox Babe Bee from the April 1957 American Modeler.

Here is my Golden Bee .049, in case you are interested.



Cox Engine Operation & Troubleshooting Guide
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Cox Babe Bee .049 engine instructions, page 1 - Airplanes and Rockets

Cox Babe Bee .049 engine instructions, page 2 - Airplanes and Rockets

Cox Babe Bee .049 engine instructions, page 3 - Airplanes and Rockets

Cox Babe Bee .049 engine instructions, page 4 - Airplanes and Rockets


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Even during the busiest times of my life I have endeavored to maintain some form of model building activity. This site has been created to help me chronicle my journey through a lifelong involvement in model aviation, which all began in Mayo, MD. There is a lot of good information and there are lot of pictures throughout the website that you will probably find useful, and might even bring back some old memories from your own days of yore. The website began life around 1996 as an EarthLink screen name of ModelAirplanes, and quickly grew to where more server space ...

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