Steve Butler — April 3, 2017 at 3:31 pm

Focal Point: Prop-Rod, Cox, 1955

By Steve Butler

Cox sold a bunch of Prop-Rods, primarily for two reasons. First, the 11-9″ toy generated considerable customer appeal with it new and unique design. Second, the toy had a tendency to self-destruct thus creating repeat business. Most tether racers would continue to run until turning over or running out of fuel. The plastic/aluminum Prop-Rod, however, would continue to run even after turning over and thereafter would thrash about until it ran out of fuel.

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