Aeroneer (oz2299)


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Aeroneer. Scale rubber model. Comet kit no. A4.


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Here's a picture of the 16 inch Comet Aeroneer. My model is a bit beat up, but it gives you an idea what the design looks like. Yes, the vertical stab is a bit crooked, got that way in storage, I think. I never got it to fly, perhaps I'll try again sometime. Suggestions from those who have done so welcomed.
Lincoln - 15/02/2013
Sir, There is a lot of wing taper in that design. Do you have some washout in both wing tips to ease the likely tip stalling problem? Also, the horizontal tail appears very small. Another 15 to 20 % area there wouldn’t hurt. Best wishes for ultimate success with your attractive model.
PhilOestricher - 13/02/2015
It must be some kind of record that I've noticed this only after 7 years. I did try quite a bit of washout. I probably enlarged the horizontal stab a bit, too. My current theory is that it needs a smaller propeller, but I won't know whether this works until I can cure the bad case of hangar rash.
LR - 11/02/2023
I was a kid when many of the Comet kits were sold in every drug store or toy dept. I don't think most of them were ever expected to fly, just sell. I did manage to complete (and fly) a Comet Sparky back in the day as my first model covered with tissue. Encounters with trees hastened its demise. I never met any kids who had success with the Comet kits or others of the type. 90% were never finished. The Top Flite and Cleveland sheet balsa kits were much easier to assemble, but none of mine flew, probably just too heavy. If you can just get one of these stick and tissue kits finished complete, be satisfied that you're one of the 10% and forget about flying it. Last time I tried something like these was 40 years ago with a Guillows Sopwith Camel, made a nice display model but no way was it gonna fly. One thing you could say, they had some killer box art, looked better than any of the models inside.
Doug Smith - 11/02/2023
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