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Offline Bob Heywood

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Fox Tyrant
« on: September 04, 2020, 01:42:48 PM »
I have an interest in the Fox Tyrant. The kit provided a basic assembly sheet with pictorials but little else. I need a few basic dimensions to develop a working drawing. Any help is appreciated.

The AMA Museum has one in the Control Line exhibit but they are closed thanks to the plague.
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Re: Fox Tyrant
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2020, 06:20:29 PM »
What engine are you puttin' on it?
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Re: Fox Tyrant
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2020, 08:47:59 PM »
Considering it as a Fox 35 Stunt Speedster. If not that then a 36X.
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Re: Fox Tyrant
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2020, 10:17:29 AM »
Should get points for mojo.
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Re: Fox Tyrant
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2020, 05:14:57 PM »
Does any one out there in this great country have a kit that can be cloned?   I always thought it too ugly to be a racing plane. S?P
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Re: Fox Tyrant
« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2020, 06:05:45 PM »
Does any one out there in this great country have a kit that can be cloned?   I always thought it too ugly to be a racing plane. S?P

Maybe yes, maybe no. It fit right in the early days of Rat Racing. The market voted with their feet and said AMA Team Race was too technical. They wanted something akin to Jalopy racing. Run what you brung soon turned into simple purpose built racers. I like it, among others.
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Re: Fox Tyrant
« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2020, 03:12:41 PM »
Do a search on eBay for this kit. I believe I saw one listed in the last few days. Will check when I get home later this evening and on a real computer.
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Re: Fox Tyrant
« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2020, 03:52:02 PM »
Do a search on eBay for this kit. I believe I saw one listed in the last few days. Will check when I get home later this evening and on a real computer.
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You did. I'm on it.

Thanks.
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Re: Fox Tyrant
« Reply #8 on: September 16, 2020, 03:54:26 PM »
I think I have an original kit...   Bits and pieces of what looks like mahogany door skins...   buried in my  pile of 'stuff' somewhere....
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Re: Fox Tyrant
« Reply #9 on: September 16, 2020, 08:36:27 PM »
The Veco Renegade was another inverted engine kit rat in that era.  Nobody around here was up for messing with an inverted engine in racing.

Yeah, I know F2C does it all the time now, but not in the 60's.
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Re: Fox Tyrant
« Reply #10 on: September 17, 2020, 07:03:10 PM »
I think I have an original kit...   Bits and pieces of what looks like mahogany door skins...   buried in my  pile of 'stuff' somewhere....
Will look
Jim

Interesting. Thanks.
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Re: Fox Tyrant
« Reply #11 on: September 25, 2020, 06:33:37 PM »
The kit on eBay found a new home, in all of it's mahogany plywood glory. It will be cloned in some manner and fashion. It joins a Guillow's Rat Racer, Royal Rodent (1st version) and Veco Firebird.
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Re: Fox Tyrant
« Reply #12 on: September 25, 2020, 09:26:10 PM »
The Veco Renegade was another inverted engine kit rat in that era.  Nobody around here was up for messing with an inverted engine in racing.

Yeah, I know F2C does it all the time now, but not in the 60's.

the Renegade was a John Bar upright combat ship
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Re: Fox Tyrant
« Reply #13 on: September 25, 2020, 09:45:09 PM »
How about a plan or drawings of the parts with the kit instructions.? ???
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