Mini Comet (oz8531)
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Mini Comet. Radio control sport model for .8 to 1.5cc engines.
Quote: "TYPICAL of the Japanese designs for rudder-only control is the very popular Mini-Comet produced as a kit by Schmitt-Hobby and published as a plan in the specialist radio control magazine 'Radio Control Technique'.
A specially attractive feature of the model is that it can be made with either .of two wings. One has a standard flat base airfoil for the lower powered engines and general sport flying, whilst the other is a much thicker wing of semi-symmetrical section for full aerobatics. This enables the Mini-Comet to accept engines of up to 2.5 cc. Both wings are tapered and have a liberal area of sheet covering plus cap strip strengthening over each rib, making a most robust 37-1/2 in span which matches the strong yet very simple fuselage. This has 3/16 thickness sides and cross-grained 3/32 sheet top and bottom. The ease of assembly with the thick sides and rectangular formers brings this model within the capability of the near-novice, and as the plan shows, the design accommodates various alternative installations such as the push-pull, or standard torque rod types of escapement.
The tricycle undercarriage makes,-it ideal for taking off from airfield runways and the sprung nose leg is also an asset for accepting the shock of landing in rough ground.
Disposition of the equipment in the fuselage depends entirely upon the weight of the engine used and if a heavier (diesel) type, it will be an advantage to shorten the nose and utilise a motorised rudder servo, which will help with its slight extra weight... "
Mini Comet, Aeromodeller January 1966.
Published by arrangement with 'Radio Control Technique'. This model was kitted by Schmitt Hobby in Japan.
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Article pages, thanks to RFJ.
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User commentsMini Comet is a very good design. It was my first successful Single channel R/c model. Made some time in 1968 [more pics 003]. It was scratch built from the plan. Instead of tapered wing, I was advised to make straight wing. The first model was powered by Frog 1.5 cc Diesel engine. Homemade fuel tank. Home made Single Channel transistor Tx (27 Mhz) and Super- regenerative Rx. with Elmic Conquest escapement. Then another was built with OS PET .10 and then Enya .09. Excellent flyer. I really learned my R/c flying on this model.
Neel Maniar - 22/03/2020
Added photo of Neel's Mini Comet, built 1968-69 [more pics 003].
Mary - 05/05/2020
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