About Airplanes & Rockets

Kirt Blattenberger, Webmaster - Airplanes and Rockets
Kirt Blattenberger
Carpe Diem!
(Seize the Day!)

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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Cox Golden Bee .049 Engine

This Cox Golden Bee .049 was purchased on eBay for around $30. It was very dirty, but disassembling it and soaking it overnight in a bath of Evapo-Rust worked a miracle on it. The shiny metal parts were buffed using a Dremel MotoTool.

Here is a photo of how it looks disassembled - after cleaning. The cylinder could stand to be re-anodized with a deep black, but that can come later. For now, it is sitting as a display model, but eventually it will be installed in a display model of the Carl Goldberg 1/2A Skylane.









Cox Golden Bee .049 Engine Disassembled after Cleaning - Airplanes and Rockets


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.


Other Cox / Thimble-Drome articles:

• Here is my mint condition Babe Bee .049 engine, if you are interested.
Thimble-Drome Piper Super Cub 105