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Reply #5 - Oct 13th, 2015 at 9:20am
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Reply #4 - Oct 13th, 2015 at 9:13am
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Some years ago I got to building peanut scale just for display as an alternative to the too-large rc planes that I was doing at the time.  I mean, what to do with those six foot ws jobs...hang 'em from the ceiling...not enough ceiling.  So the peanuts didn't occupy much space, to build or display.  Here's my own plan (how hard is it to take a 3-view and work it into a peanut plan?) for a little Sopwith Pup.  As much detail as you like...or don't...even put a charging handle on the Vickers.
  

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Reply #3 - Oct 13th, 2015 at 8:44am
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I recently saw a thread somewhere about this kit complaining about the use of 3/32 balsa...a bit excessive for a ac of this size....but all things considered, the Comet kits were truly builder's kits.  You always began your build knowing that you'd have to do a bit of engineering in order for it to come together.  Back in my youth, I particularly recall the "impossible" props as well as wheels that weren't quite right.  So Guillows kits were a real...a bit pricey...Comet twenty nine cents versus a buck twenty nine for the Guillows, but well worth it.  As my building skills increased, I found myself going back to Comet more and more.  Hey, I go way back...they weren't dimers any longer...but close enough.  Just some thoughts.
  
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Reply #2 - Oct 13th, 2015 at 2:25am
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Really nice job, Kerak!  The 12" Spad was my first Comet build also (but not my first build) also WAAAY back in the Pleistocene period Wink.  One of my fav aircraft!
  

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Reply #1 - Oct 12th, 2015 at 10:20pm
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She's a beaut, well done!!! Smiley
  

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Kerak's AC Barn
Oct 12th, 2015 at 8:46pm
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Just completed a Comet Spad of the 12"ws variety.  Lacks rigging...maybe in a day or so.  The last Comet Spad I completed was about 55 years ago...that one of the 16"ws type.  I challenged a school friend to a build contest...he would do the Guillows Spad and I would do the Comet.  He crapped out in short order while I kept going to the end.  What I really remember was that he wouldn't let me finish the Guillows ac!   Well...here's my first post...I hope.
  

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