Cloud Buster (oz12747)


Cloud Buster (oz12747) from Comet 1950 - plan thumbnail

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Comet Cloud Buster. Rubber sport model.

Note found online in jpg format (see datafile) this here is a PDF scaled up to full size at wingspan 21-3/16 inches, as a 400 dpi 2-colour bitmap.

Note this is not a complete scan of the original Comet plan as supplied in the kit, which would have included a series of build pics with instructions, etc. If anyone can submit a scan of the original, that would be great.


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Cloud Buster (oz12747) from Comet 1950 - model pic


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I've read someplace that Guillow acquired this design and renamed it the Fly Boy. They still list the kit, though it's out of stock at the moment. They have a different design they call the Cloud Buster.
Lincoln - 17/01/2021
The "Cloud Buster" was the fourth in series of beginners models. These were available as separate "Build-n-fly" kits or together as a set, per attached clip from the Comet catalogue of the day [pic 003]. I'm not sure of the date, probably the 1950s.
I received my Cloud Buster as a gift in 1966 on my twelfth birthday, and it was my first ever tissue covered model. Having built many plastic kits previously, mostly Aurora monsters and AMT cars, I had no trouble assembling the model and covering it with tissue. Problem was, we had a very small hobby shop in Peterborough, Ontario in those days, with a very limited selection of model airplane supplies. If you needed a plastic kit or slot car stuff (they had two magnificent tracks upstairs), no worries. But if you wanted clear dope - no luck!
Thus, I applied colour dope directly onto the dry tissue. It shrank the tissue a bit, but weighed a ton! In flight, the model was capable of no more than a very short powered glide, but otherwise well trimmed! Lessons were learned, and I went on to build many more models. And found some clear dope. The coloured dope was blue and white "Pactra Aero Gloss", and it was by no coincidence, the same as my Little Toot (oz3347) of same era!
I have no doubt the Cloud Buster flies well, and I'd like to build another some day ... and hold the colour dope. So many models, so little time!
ChrisMoes - 20/02/2021
Thanks Chris, OK am setting the date on this one to 1950 for now. If anyone out there can confirm the year it was first released, will re-set this.
SteveWMD - 20/02/2021
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