From my resume:
· 1971 – 1973 Jerobee Industries Inc., a division of Rocket Research (now Rockcor) – Redmond, WA. Operations Manager in charge of sales, service, and production.
Cox tried to put us out of business by taking our payment but not shipping us engines. They did not know we had 4,000 in stock. We threaten to sue them with Anti Trust and 10 days after they got the papers, the 5000 engines, on order, arrived at my door. We had no more trouble with deliveries after that. We always bought engines 5,000 at a time.
Years later I was chairman of the ROAR rules committee and let an electric R/C car they imported from Japan be declared Illegal. I did not say anything or vote against them but I would have stood up for them had not they tried to screw us. That cost them a lot of money and they never tried to do R/C cars again.
28,000 RTR With single port Baby Bee engine and Radios.
2,000 with single Port Baby Bee engine less Radio.
3,000 with TD .O49 dual port with Radio.
500 with TD .049 dual port less Radio.
The balance 1500 engines were sold as replacement engine or parts.
All the single port Baby Bee reed valve Engines used a larger Silver Bee tank but on some (about 5,000) of these engines, we modified and bypassed the internal tank an added a external 2 Ounce tank. We kept the internal tank on only as an additional heat sink and mount. The Baby Bee engines also can from Cox with a pull starter. To all engines we added the fly wheels and clutch parts.
We also bought a lot of bulk parts from Cox also even though they were available through the hobby channels. I know we sold something like 80,000 reed valves in packages of 10 to maintain the reed valve engine sold and used by racers. We sold a lot of glow plugs, piston and sleeves (ground for the throttle ring).