Comet (oz4401)

 

Comet (oz4401) 1953 - plan thumbnail

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KK Comet. Glider. All-sheet balsa model, for hand launch or catapult launch.

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Note the Keil Kraft advert [see more pics 003] is from Aeromodeller, March 1972.

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Comet (oz4401) 1953 - model pic

Datafile:
  • (oz4401)
    Comet
    from Keil Kraft
    1953 
    24in span
    Glider F/F Kit
    clean :)
    all formers complete :)
  • Submitted: 18/05/2013
    Filesize: 229KB
    Format: • PDFbitmap
    Credit*: vintage1
    Downloads: 5104

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User comments

1 degree incidence to wings, not 1".
anon - 18/05/2015
Very good plans thanks in advance
Carlos - 03/05/2020
Good Evening, Outzone Plans Administration! My name is Luis Pelossi from Buenos Aires, Argentina. I want to share to the archives of the page photos of my Glider made with the Keil Kraft plan from your website - its name is COMET, oz4401 [pics 005-010]. Thank you for the contribution you make to the Aeromodelismo!
Luis Pelossi - 05/05/2020
Nice job! How does it fly?
Mark Sexton - 07/07/2020
I recently built this model,but at only approximately half the actual size. It has a 11 inch wingspan and weighs 10 grams. It flies remarkably well for its size. I am building it now in its full size of 24 inches at the wings. It has such graceful lines and displays nicely as well. Going to complete the build by 8/16/2020 and will add pics once she's done and glide tested.
Brian - 14/08/2020
Nice looking glider. What are the dimensions for wing width, length of dihedral tip section. horizontal stabilizer width and length. Length of fuselage with width measurements from nose to tail. Would help me a lot to properly build it.
Bruce Cilds - 25/07/2022
Bruce, this is an old vintage kit plan. If you think about this for a moment, this is the wrong plan for you. Because clearly, when you look at it, you feel it doesn't have all the information you need. So you need a different plan, one that *does* have all the info you need. I'd suggest the solution is for you to pick a different plan. Maybe one from a magazine, not a kit. One that comes with a detailed article, that gives complete instructions and a bill of materials. Recommend you try using the advanced search for (say) plans from MAN tagged as glider with under 24 inch span, that come with an article.
SteveWMD - 25/07/2022
That is sound advice, although, another option would be to download and print the plan, making sure that it has been printed at the correct scale (by measuring that it is in fact 24 inches of wingspan) and then taking all the other desired measurements from the plan itself.
RC Yeager - 25/07/2022
I built one of these in the 1970’s, wonderful glide to it but that fuselage behind the wing is a weak point as it’s so slim. Mine broke there. So use rock hard balsa for the fuselage or laminate it.
Peter Rea - 25/07/2022
Pictures of the Keil Kraft Comet [main pic, 011] for the website :)
Chris Gaalen - 18/06/2023
I've only ever built one of these. It's better than its little sister, the Polaris, but still very fragile and also reluctant to gain height from a hand launch - I have a strong feeling that, like the Polaris, it has far too much fin area. Not one of Bill Dean's better offerings.
John Park - 26/03/2024
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