DeHavilland DH88 Comet
Stuart Mackay Models are pleased to bring you a practical scale model of one of Sir Geoffrey DeHavillandís and Britainís most famous aircraft. The Comet is famed for itís victory in the 1934 MacPherson Robertson Air Race to celebrate the founding of the State of Victoria,from Mildenhall to Melbourne, G-ACSS, "Grosvenor House", together with itís two sister aircraft, The Mollisonís G-ACSP, "Black Magic" and Bernard Rubinís un-named British Racing Green G-ACSR, won the race with a flight time of just over 70 hours. This very advanced aircraft was one of the first to be equipped with a variable pitch propeller and we believe our model to be the most advanced and highly detailed version ever offered to the modelling public. The originalís advanced elliptical wing plan-form and the sophisticated nacelle arrangement, necessary to accommodate the two XS 8 electric flight motors and retractable undercarriage legs, lend themselves to our proven all-moulded epoxy glass construction of all components, enabling incredible lightness and strength, together with a surface finish and detail accuracy with all control surfaces already hinged for you. Grosvenor House comes ready finished in its striking red with distinctive markings, Black Magic and the Rubin aircraft can are available as an option. The aircraft may also be flown as a PSS soarer.
Airframe construction: Red epoxy wing panels, tail surfaces, fuselage, simulated fabric covering to elevators, ailerons and rudder. Gapless hinged control surfaces, clear moulded canopy and landing light. Decals.
Wing Span: 2.1 metres (84 inch) Length: 1.4 metres ( 56 inch)
Flying Weight: Electric- 3.3 kg (7 lbs) Motor: 2 x XS 8 Neodym (10 Cell)
Price: See Aircraft Pricelist
XS 8 Power Pack inc Props, spinners, £TBA Mechanical Retracts
Scale Main Wheels
Moulded components of Black Magic version of aircraft.