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DH 88 Comet ( 44 in. / 111.8 cm )

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DH 88 Comet

DH 88 Comet

Type Model: Radio Control, Civilian Scale, twin-engined De Havilland Racer, 1930s
Construction: Built-up balsa
Wingspan:44 inches, low-wing, dihedral
Engine: Twin engine; 2 Cox .049 TD up to 2 .09 glow engines
Designer: Harold Towner
Plan Language: English

There is no mistaking that this model aircraft is of De Havilland manufacture. The DH empennage is the first clue then the gracefully tapered wing is the clincher. Although not explicitly called out in the plan, I'm supposing that this is an RC model. The wing ribs are split horizontally to attach to the front and rear spars that are notched for a "full depth". The leading and trailing edges are likewise split. The wing should be extremely robust with all of these let-in joints. The fuselage is pretty much "standard" with longerons & full formers.

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ID: 80661
File Size: 3.9 MB
Type: Airplane
Class: Radio-Control
Use: Racing
Motor: Glow-Powered
Motor Size:Less-Than-0.049-CI (2-strokes)
Wingspan: 44 in. / 111.8 cm
Designer: Harold Towner
Weight:4 lb.
Listing Editor: kenb
Added: 26/03/2015 13:03
Updated: 23/04/16 08:24:30pm
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Hello, I'm Ken Barclay

Flew first powered model airplane: 1/2A CL - 1953
Competed in AMA sanctioned events: C/L Combat, C/L Scale 1955-1961
USAF - 1962 - 1968 RC-130, RB-50, C-47, C-54, CH-56, RC-135
1st R/C: Falcon 56 with HeathKit radio
Resumed R/C: 2008 - Prefer stand-off scale (semi-scale) model airplanes

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Plan ID:80661
Keywords:Dw Havilland 88 Comet Radio Control Scale twin-engined De Havilland Racer twin engine Cox .049 civilian
Model Type:Airplane
Aircraft Use:Racing
Wingspan: 44 in. / 111.8 cm
Wingspan Class:100cm-To-125cm (40in-To-50in)
Wing Position:Low-Mounted-Wing
Wing Style:Straight-Wing-Trap
Wing Dihedral:Dihedral
Landing Gear:Taildragger
Motor Type:Glow-Powered
Motor Size:Less-Than-0.049-CI (2-strokes)
Number of Motors:2-Push-Pull
Weight:4 lb.
Weight Class:1500g-To-2000g (52.9oz-To-70.5oz)
Construction Skills:High-Intermediate
Pilot Skills:Low-Intermediate
Designer:Harold Towner
Restorer:Derick Scott
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