The DH88 Comet first flew in 1934 and it was designed to compete in the England Australia Air Race. G-ACSS named “Grosvenor House” won and has been restored to its original colours by the shuttleworth collection.
Another Comet “Black Magic” which also competed in the race is also being restored. The remaining 3 of the 5 built are believed destroyed. There is also a replica of G-ACSS flying in the USA and apparently another replica under construction in New Zealand.
The model has a 52″ (132cm) wing span the prototypes weighing in at around 47ozs all up.
It requires 2 x 400 electric motors with 1 x 7 cell 2000 battery pack. This provides ample power but the airframe will accept most equivalent motor and battery combinations. Also requires a 3 channel radio with mini servos + speed controller.
The kit includes foam veneered wings with part cut ailerons. Vacuum formed 3 part nacelles, top deck, nose cone, clear canopy and hardware pack. Most parts are CNC cut or pre-shaped.