Cloud Buster (oz12749)


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Cloud Buster. Radio control sport model for electric power.

The original Cloudbuster (oz12747) Comet kit was a 21 inch span rubber model. This here is a later enlarged version for electric RC, at wingspan 32 in.

Quote: "I recently found a set of plans for the Cloud Buster and decided to create an enlarged RC version. It is pretty close to the original in plan form although I added a center bay to the wing and modified the control surfaces for RC. It has a wingspan or 32 inches with 157 sq. inches of wing area.

It is powered by an Eflite Park 180 2500 KVA motor with a 2S 250 mah Lipo Pack. It is covered in Transparent White Ultracote on the fuselage and top surfaces and transparent red on the wing and stab bottom. It weighs 5.5 ounces ready to fly. I finished it earlier this month and waited for a calm day to test fly it. Today was the day. The first flight was a hand launched and all worked perfectly. It climbs a a nice pace and has a flat glide. Like my original from 1968 it will loop with full up elevator. I found that it also does a nice rudder roll.

The second flight was ROG from the parking lot It was off the ground in about 3 feet. I was able to do several touch and goes and then climb and glide. Flight times were about 11 minutes.

This is a nice nostalgic sport model. My hat is off to the designers at Comet!"


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Ok, this is sort of a complaint but more of a complement! How in the heck am I suppose to get anything built! I love to check out the new additions every couple of days but then I see something that is really, really cool like this version of the Cloudbuster. And then I think "Oh, I've got to build that!" So what I've ended up with is a lot of printed plans and a lot of dreaming about what I'm going to build next. Then, again in a couple of days I check out the website again and the process starts all over, aaaaaaaaaah!
Dave - 18/01/2021
To Dave... You spoke for most all of us. I'm beginning to worry about my floor joists... paper is heavy! Hang in there Buddy, maybe they'll have a run of DUDS one of these days. (But I hope not!)
Ole Bill - 18/01/2021
Hi Steve and Mary; recently I found the 32" Cloudbuster plan on Outerzone. With some surplus balsa wood I built the Cloudbuster [pic 004]. With the 3020-1800 turnigy motor, 10A ESC, 450mA 2 cell lipo I equipped it. This has good power, and will fly well over 20 min with one charge. I'm going to cover it with Japanese paper. The weight will not be more than 180 grams completely finished. I'll send a photo of the finished model later. Kind regards,
Julien Vermeire - 02/02/2021
Hi Steve and Mary; Here is the Cloudbuster 32" ready to fly [pics 005-007]! Just a little bit of waiting for good weather. After the test flight, let you know how the model flies. Kind regards,
Julien Vermeire - 03/02/2021
Help! I've built Zare's 150% Cloud Buster. It went together well; there were no construction problems. I've installed all of the designated electronics, but not of the connectors match! I'm a beginner RC flyer but an experienced builder. Frankly, the mismatched connectors have been baffled.
Mark Fineman - 06/10/2021
After some trial and error, mostly the latter, my 150% Cloud Buster [pic 008] finally took to the air. It was hand launched and landed without incident. Like its smaller rubber-powered inspiration, it is a good flyer and really wants to soar. A word of advice to potential builders: check the electronic components carefully before you purchase them. Newer versions of these items may not be mutually compatible (see my earlier comments). I also went from an E-flite 180 motor to the larger 250. This was my first RC build and an important learning experience. Thank you Outerzone!
Mark Fineman - 21/03/2022
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