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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 ...

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Cox F2G-1 Corsair C/L Airplane

Cox F2G-1 Corsair C/L Airplane - Airplanes and Rockets

This model was bought from an honest seller on eBay.

The Cox F2G-1 Corsair was one of the first control line models I owned as a kid back in Holly Hill Harbor, Maryland. The full-size F2G used the basic F4U airframe and added a much more powerful engine that nearly doubled its climb rate. It has a break-away wing that is held on with rubber bands, but that was not enough to save it from my inexperience. As I recall, my mistaken method for attempting to fly the airplane was to hold up elevator to keep it from hitting the ground, except I would keep holding up elevator until the model eventually did a wingover into terra firma. It was not until I bought a Cox PT-19 trainer and developed a slow-go, staged training method that I finally learned to properly fly a control line airplane.

Sears, Montgomery Ward, Britts, Reads Drug, and other large department stores and drug stores used to stock Cox control line models - especially around Christmastime. I anxiously awaited the arrival of the Sears Christmas Wish Book every year to see which models would be offered that season. Here are some pages from a 1969 Wish Book.

 

Cox F2G-1 Corsair C/L Airplane Box (side 1) - Airplanes and Rockets

Cox F2G-1 Corsair C/L Airplane Box (side 2) - Airplanes and Rockets

Cox F2G-1 Corsair C/L Airplane Box (side 3) - Airplanes and RocketsCox F2G-1 Corsair C/L Airplane Box (side 4) - Airplanes and Rockets

Cox F2G-1 Corsair C/L Airplane (right side) - Airplanes and RocketsCox F2G-1 Corsair C/L Airplane (front) - Airplanes and Rockets

Cox F2G-1 Corsair C/L Airplane (left side) - Airplanes and RocketsCox F2G-1 Corsair C/L Airplane (bottom) - Airplanes and Rockets

Below are pages from the Cox Assembly Instructions that came with the F2U-1 Corsair.

Cox F2G-1 Corsair C/L Airplane paperwork - Airplanes and RocketsCox F2G-1 Corsair C/L Airplane Instructions (p1) - Airplanes and Rockets

Cox F2G-1 Corsair C/L Airplane Instructions (p2) - Airplanes and Rockets

Here are my other Cox control line models:

 

 

Posted April 8, 2015

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