Messerschmitt Me 163 Komet (oz12462)
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Messerschmitt Me 163 Komet. Catapult launch glider. Scale model of the German WWII rocket fighter.
Quote: "The bird of prey rises up out of the steamy dark forest and into the bright glare of day…Germany’s rocket-powered interceptor, the Messerschmitt ME-163 Komet… skyward toward its intended victims. In this case however, the beast is bit more conventionally powered, i.e., rubber motor and propeller. Originally designed by myself some 25 years ago as a peanut scale catapult-launched glider, I have recreated that same model as an 18 in wingspan propeller-driven aircraft. Tom Akery has been kind enough to render my original plan via CAD. Model construction is quite simple and straightforward with the finish providing the majority of detail. Take-off dolly is removable for flight (attached with a pin). For display purposes the propeller can be removed and the nose-button replaced with a simulated air-driven generator. Thanks, Steve and Mary!"
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User commentsIt looks like the wing ribs got the wrong numbers: W1, W2 and W4 are right, W5 is W3 in the top view of the wing, W6 is W5.
Martin - 11/09/2020
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