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« on: March 27, 2018, 10:53:13 AM »

I down loaded this Comet model off Outerzone UK , its a 20 inch model designed by Vito Garofalo. I thought it interesting , because it uses a crutch and former style fuselage instead of the standard box. It also uses a single leg landing wheel that folds. 
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« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2018, 10:57:49 AM »

Here are some more pictures. I am starting with a 6 inch prop , maybe 6 strands of 1/32? It glide tested nice in my living room. Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2018, 02:15:21 PM »

Sorry, i should have said 6 strands of 1/16 rubber not 1/32
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« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2018, 08:00:03 AM »

I really like this model.  I am working on tweaking the fuselage to make an Embryo out of it - only because the publication date is later than what the Flying Aces allow for any event.  The fuselage rework will lose the triangular shape, but will resurrect an interesting model :-)  It may even retain the retractable landing gear - AND include a wheel-pant and canopy!  The plan is about 70% drawn up - hopefully a winter project.

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« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2018, 12:10:13 PM »

Original model looks good George. Hopefully it flew well for you and that is why you are redesigning it for a different purpose. Hope it goes well for you.
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« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2018, 12:13:42 PM »

I built one of these a few years ago. I switched to a simple fixed landing gear as I didn't think I could make the folding one work reliably. Yours looks much nicer.
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« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2018, 01:53:40 PM »

Well, so much for that. Roll Eyes
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« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2018, 06:43:09 PM »

Well, looks like you got it stuck well up. Did you get it down?
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« Reply #8 on: July 31, 2018, 06:52:37 PM »

Oh No!!   Charlie Brown's kite-eating tree has moved to your neighborhood!
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« Reply #9 on: August 01, 2018, 03:33:32 PM »

No , its been up there for more then a day and the winds not bringing it down.
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« Reply #10 on: August 02, 2018, 08:14:46 AM »

No , its been up there for more than a day and the wind's not bringing it down.
Bummer.
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« Reply #11 on: December 19, 2020, 01:04:12 AM »

After seeing this model and downloading the plans, I had to build one.  Retracting gear on a sport comet kit.  Awesome!!

My friend George Bredehoft laser cut some parts for this and away I went.  Build was very easy and relaxing.  Fuselage is built using 3/32" square balsa.  The formers are added and then the top and side stringers.  Tail feathers were also quite easy.  I added a dorsal to the top of the fuse to straighten out the wing mount.  I also added some 1/16" x 3/8" to the nose to brace it up for the nose block. 

I have attached pictures of the build.

Archie Adamisin
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« Reply #12 on: December 19, 2020, 01:25:34 AM »

Here are some finished pictures of the build.  I printed some tissue for it an tried to capture a time appropriate scheme. 

I went with a 0.015" wire torsion spring to actuate the gear instead of the rubber band on the print.  Covering was attached with elmer's glue stick, tissue shrunk with water, and then (2) coats of Nitrate dope applied. 

I chose a 6in peck prop and bent a reverse "S" hook for the prop wire.  Ready to fly weight is 13.3 grams without motor.  Plan to use an 18in loop of 1/8 rubber. 

Looking forward to flying this model.  A laser cut short kit is now available from Volare.  It is a really fun build!!

Archie Adamisin
Burlington, KY
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« Reply #13 on: December 20, 2020, 11:51:15 AM »

Nice job, Archie.
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« Reply #14 on: December 20, 2020, 10:55:27 PM »

I wonder why the wing mount is so long? Great looking model.

People who like the Jupiter might like the Kitten:
https://outerzone.co.uk/plan_details.asp?ID=416
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« Reply #15 on: December 21, 2020, 02:48:27 AM »

That's a charming model and the checkered underside is... eye catching!
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« Reply #16 on: January 26, 2021, 06:55:30 AM »

Nice job, Archie.

Thanks for the kind words.  It was a fun build.  It flies very nicely too to that is a bonus. 

Archie Adamisin
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« Reply #17 on: January 26, 2021, 06:56:51 AM »

That's a charming model and the checkered underside is... eye catching!

Thanks for the kind words.  It looks great from underneath on climbout.  I have to admit I am a huge checkerboard fan. 

Archie Adamisin
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