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Post  akjgardner Mon Feb 12, 2024 11:57 am

Comet DR1 Build Img_1611 Got this old Comet Superstars DR1 . Actually the die cutting on this one  isn’t too bad. Not sure what engine I’m going to use yet.
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Post  rsv1cox Mon Feb 12, 2024 12:31 pm

Greenie Joe, you're on a roll!

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Post  akjgardner Mon Feb 12, 2024 1:13 pm

rsv1cox wrote:Greenie Joe, you're on a roll!

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Post  Ken Cook Mon Feb 12, 2024 4:02 pm

I love the Comet Super Star series kits. I built a few of them. My favorite was the Curtis Jenny and I did it as a rubber model and it worked right out of the box.
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Post  akjgardner Mon Feb 12, 2024 4:05 pm

Ken Cook wrote:          I love the Comet Super Star series kits. I built a few of them. My favorite was the Curtis Jenny and I did it as a rubber model and it worked right out of the box.
I recently built the p40 and the dye cut was terrible, but so far this one’s not too bad.
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Post  getback Tue Feb 13, 2024 5:21 am

WOW Joe you got the winter build'S going on good for you brother just cleaning engines and selling now need to clear a spot on the table before growing season gets here ! Very Happy  RC Plane
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Post  akjgardner Sat Feb 17, 2024 8:32 am

Having a hard time deciding how to power this . Glow Electric or Rubber. I’m leaning toward Rubber at this time….control line , free flight or RC ?
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Post  rdw777 Sat Feb 17, 2024 10:42 am

Nice to be able to have those options and combinations available Joe, If you go free flight/rubber power you’ll need to crank in a good bit of dihedral for stability, I’m sure it’s speced on the plans…You’ll need to find that field of tall grass for trimming too…. To me electric/RC would be safest for the built up air frame and you could keep the scale dihedral…..Gas/RC would be nice too…. I’d go for built lightly as possible with .049 and over sized prop, Kind of Texaco like….Regardless, These old kits look cool when just in the bones stage…. Please post some photos..
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Post  Ken Cook Sat Feb 17, 2024 10:42 am

I might be able to persuade your decision. The plane has struts, therefore any ground impact breaks every wing in the plane. This makes free flight a bad choice. This is one reason I try to rubber band all of my wings on for free flight. I try not to use any struts. Rubber may not be a good choice either, the rubber in the box is not enough and it's poor quality. Finding good rubber today is a bit of a challenge and your going to need a lot of strands which will probably be more than what the plans call for. If this kit is similar to the Jenny whereas the motor tube is cardboard and the formers get built around this, it will constrict the rubber offering poor flights. The knots get all fouled up within it. If you eliminate the cardboard, then you have the rubber band breaking exploding the model internally.

One thing I feel that has kept Guillows around is that they're designs are neat and those that have come back to them use electric. Most You Tube videos are done in this manner using electric. I'm not a electric guy and I have no knowledge of how, what or why. I don't want to know personally because I don't like it. But, the power is consistent, it's more positive than the glow and it seems to work well for these models.
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