Back in the 1970s, the Evening Capitol newspaper,
for which I delivered newspapers and my father, Art, was the classified ad department
manager, had a contest where if you signed up a certain number of new customers, you
got to chose from a list of prizes. The one I coveted was a set of Cox WWI airplanes.
I know it included a Fokker triplane and a Sopwith biplane, but for some reason I think
it had a third model; I just don't recall which - maybe a Fokker Dr VII biplane. If you
can find ant of those models now, they are selling for a couple hundred dollars each
on eBay. I recently happened for snatch one for under $100, though, because it did not
come with the original box and accessories. It appears to have never been flown. Now
I just nee the Sopwith Camel, along with my Fokker DR.1 Triplane to complete the set.
"The Fokker D.VII was a German World War I fighter aircraft designed by Reinhold Platz
of the Fokker-Flugzeugwerke. Germany produced around 1,700 D.VII aircraft in the summer
and autumn of 1918. In service, the D.VII quickly proved itself to be a formidable aircraft."
Cox Fokker D.VII Biplane
Sterling Models Fokker D-7 Advertisement,
August 1968 AAM
Here are my other Cox control line models:
Posted September 4, 2011