DH 88 Comet (oz12034)
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DH 88 Comet. Radio control scale model twin, for 2 x .20 engines. Scale is 1/8.
Quote: "Radio control scale model based on four-color Bjorn Karlstrom centerspread drawing in January 1969 issue of American Aircraft Modeler. Designed by Skip Williams, redrawn and inked by Frank Elminger. Uses two .20 sized engines, four channel radio control system. Scale 1.5in to the foot."
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Update 27/03/2020: Added scan of the Bjorn Karlstrom colour drawing, thanks to RFJ.
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User commentsMany thanks to RFJ for the colour drawing. Normally, I would just put this as a supplement file and not use it as the main model pic. I try to be strict with the model pic only being an actual image of the model, or the box art, as much as possible. I am bending the rules here in this case because (a) the Karlstrom drawing is directly related to this plan, and (b) let's be honest, it's a beautiful piece of artwork.
SteveWMD - 27/03/2020
Still alive at the Shuttleworth Collection see shuttleworth.org/collect...
john bridle - 27/03/2020
The fuselage looks strangely pointy, both in the building plan and the drawing by Bjoern Karlstroem. The drawings in the book "Famous Racing and Aerobatic Planes" shows this most beautiful aircraft of all to have a shorter, more blunt nose cone plus landing light.
Maybe there have been different versions?
Martin - 28/03/2020
One of my favourite aircraft. But I think the 41 inch span is wrong. I believe the span was just under 44ft. I've even seen 43ft 12" in one specification. So 1.5" to 1ft scale would be ~66". This would be much more in keeping with 2 x .20 engines and the 3-1/2" wheels. I'm very tempted to build one, and I would round-off the nose, - as above.
VincentDay - 28/03/2020
Good point - have just checked the scaling (main wheel is dimensioned at 3-1/2 in) and the correct full wingspan is 66 inch. Have changed this listing now. Many thanks.
SteveWMD - 28/03/2020
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