The Cox Cessna Centurion Radio Control Trainer first appeared in the 1977 Tower Hobbies catalog. An Almost-Ready-to-Fly it is constructed out of a durable foam that was molded into shape. It appeared again in the 1978-1979 catalog, and then every year until 1985.
Cox recommended that you fly the Centurion using their Cox/Sanwa radio system.
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Holy Cow!!!! I remember seeing this at Karl’s Toy & Hobby, near where I grew up. I was the youngest person in that section of the store, listening to all the older R/C buffs jabber-jaw away. Now, that’s what I do.
I’m very pleased to see the Cox R/C .049 Cessna Centurion in the NMAM collection. I taught myself how to fly RC with this model, as did so many other pilots over the years. I own several and continue to enjoy them. Kudos to NMAM for preserving this model and it’s history for future generations.