Cox Models 1984

Manufacturer of models
born in:
Santa Ana, Orange county, California, United States

1945 - Roy Cox founded company as based in Placentia, California;

1963 - factory moved to Santa Ana, California;

1969 - company sold to Leisure Dynamics (Cox retires);

1976 - acquired radio manufacturer Airtronics;

1983 - Leisure Dynamics facing bankruptcy; William Selzer, the designer of the Babe Bee .049 aircraft engine, joined with a local businessman to purchase the Cox company;

1984 - new company, Aeromil Engineering Company, changed the name from Cox Company to Cox Hobbies, Incorporated;

1990 - moved to a consolidated facility in Corona, California;

1996 - model toy rocket manufacturer, Estes Industries, purchased Cox Hobbies, Incorporated, and relocated operations to the Estes facility in Penrose, Colorado; now known as Cox Models; products include radio-controlled model aircraft;

2010 - Hobbico purchased Cox through its acquisition of Estes® Rockets;