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Quarter-A Ukies (Read 4900 times)
Reply #1 - Aug 22nd, 2016 at 11:23am

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I remember these motors well...owned several of each as well!  Great fun and at the time affordable for teenagers who mowed lawns and pulled weeds for extra cash!!!  Thanks for the walk down memory lane!
 

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Aug 22nd, 2016 at 12:28am

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During the latter part of our active U-control flying in the mid-1950's we became acquainted with 020 glo-engines.  Since 049s are referred to as half-A engines, we decided to call the 020s as quarter-As.  At that time we bought 3 of the Cox Pee Wee 020s as the cost only $3.98 apiece.  The first one we put into a scratch built FF which we soon lost to a fly-away.  The second one we put into a replica of the first FF and flew it for many happy flights.  Also the 2nd was used in a couple of Ukies(slang terminology for UC back in the day).

A little bit about the 'quarter-As).  To our knowledge there were four of them built in the USA;  K&B 020, Cox 020, OK Cub 024, and Cox 020TD.  These are illustrated below.

Our favorite was the Pee Wee as it was locally available and cheap.  Cox 020 info also attached below.
 
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