Curtiss Robin (oz5291)


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Curtiss Robin. Free flight scale model. Wingspan 72 in.Comet kit # X-11. This was the first ever Comet gas model kit.

Quote: "Still the BIGGEST NEWS in the GAS MODEL FIELD. (SELLING LIKE WILDFIRE). MODEL - Curtiss Robin, WING SPAN 6 ft. OVERALL LENGTH 46 in. WEIGHT OF MODEL 2 lbs less motor. POWER - any 1/5th or 1/6th HP motor. WHEELS 3-1/2 in air wheels.

AT LAST - a Gas Model Kit bearing the COMET label! Introduced only after two solid years of grueling experiments, the Comet Gas Model reaches a new high point of FLYABILITY, COMPLETENESS, EASE OF CONSTRUCTION and VALUE. Here is a model with many new and exclusive features that will thrill every model builder, containing so many finished and semi-finished parts that you cut building time almost in half! So simple in design and construction that anyone can build and fly this ship. No detail, however small, has been overlooked. Check carefully the features, specifications and contents listed on this page - and compare them with any other gas model kit on the market! Above all, test flights of amazing duration prove that this model really FLIES - takes to the air smoothly and quickly - without delicate adjustments!

CHECK THESE FEATURES. DETACHABLE WINGS and tail assembly. ADJUSTABLE RUDDER and elevator setting. ADJUST-ABLE MOTOR SKID accommo-dates practically every motor on market. Thrust line can be varied. Real airplane type SHOCK - ABSORBING LANDING gear and tail wheel - exclusive with Comet. Prolongs life of model by absorbing landing shocks. DESIGNED after two years of experimentation. Monocoque type, used by newest transports, chosen because of light weight, structural strength, and ease of construction. CURTISS ROBIN chosen because of unusual inherent stability and excellent flyability. MOTOR SKID gives in event of collision - protecting motor. REMOVABLE COWL and hatches for easy accessibility to motor, battery and wing springs.

COMET MODEL AIRPLANE & SUPPLY CO. 2509 W. Cermak Road, CHICAGO. Eastern Branch: 688 Broadway, NEW YORK.

Compare the Contents - with those of any other gas model kit. The Comet Gas Model Kit is unmatched for completeness and number of finished or semi-finished parts: ALL RIBS accurately die-cut to shape, ready to glue in place :: LANDING GEAR WIRES bent to exact shape :: IGNITION SWITCH :: BOOSTER CLIPS :: MACHINE SCREWS and nuts, washers, etc. :: LANDING GEAR, wing holding and tail wheel springs :: PRINTED ALUMINUM cowl sheet and fire wall :: SPECIAL HOOKS and wire fittings all bent to shape :: CEMENT, 1/2 pint - covering liquid 1/2 pint. Red and yellow dope :: 3 SHEETS BAMBOO PAPER 2 LARGE PLANS giving all assembly layouts full size, no tracing to complete wing layout :: AIRWHEELS - 1 pair 3-1/2 in dia inflated RUBBER-TIRED TAILWHEEL :: STREAMLINED STRUTS, leading and trail-ing edges of wing, completely finished :: LEADING EDGES for tail, cowl blocks, etc., ready shooed :: MANY LARGE PRINTED BALSA SHEETS :: SPECIAL BASS BLOCKS listed below drilled, grooved, and slotted, ready to install - landing gear travel block, front, center and rear motor skid supports, tailwheel fork and holder, motor skids, landing gear spreader block :: BIRCH PROPELLER blank, outlined, drilled and tapered, ready to carve.

$4.95 less airwheels and motor. $6.50 with airwheels less motor. Postage east of the Mississippi, 30c; west of the Mississippi, 50c; none if ordered from Comet Dealer."

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Update 13/12/2018: Added scan of full-page Comet advertisement for Curtiss Robin from MAN, May 1937.

Update 14/12/2018: Replaced this plan with a cleaned up copy, thanks to rchopper56.

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Curtiss Robin (oz5291) by Joe Konefes 1937 - model pic

  • (oz5291)
    Curtiss Robin
    by Joe Konefes
    from Comet (ref:X-11)
    72in span
    Scale IC F/F Cabin Kit
    clean :)
    formers unchecked
  • Submitted: 26/01/2014
    Filesize: 1150KB
    Format: • PDFbitmap
    Credit*: JJ, rchopper56
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Does anyone have a cleaner copy? Thanks!
AdamJudd - 22/04/2015
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