32″ “Combat” Komet kit
This is a high-speed version of our 32″ Komet, intended for advanced pilots and builders. Its the exact same size but more expensive than the “regular version”, because it has added parts for speed and durability – including a double-fuselage and a plywood landing skid. The wing is a high-strength folded-over design with two carbon-fiber spars (included with the kit).
The regular Komet is a good performer but this one is on steroids – it will fly at around 70 mph with the “Blue Wonder” – and much faster with the upgraded motor.
The kit includes the foam parts needed to build this model, along with a fully detailed construction manual and some accessories. The builder needs to supply micro-pushrods, we don’t recommend using the Rabid models Pull-Pull system for this one. A working rudder is optional.
The “Combat Komet” is not assembled or painted, so the customer needs to supply glue, paint, and other hobby tools, servos, motors, and electronics in order to put it together. This model is designed for a single 1250 kV “Blue Wonder” brushless motor and 2-bladed 8×6 propeller, or a 1700kV “Blue monster” 24gm brushless motor with a 2-bladed 6″ APC propeller for top performance. Note: motor equipment is not included with the kit but available separately.
Here is a video of the prototype flying indoors at low power. It is very stable and easy to fly, but its like a shark in a goldfish bowl.
Marc designed this version after becoming weary of mid-air collisions during indoor flying. The prototype has destroyed 6 other planes and counting (but not on purpose!), and now everyone tends to stop flying when its in the air. This pic was taken in 2009 after I accidentally destroyed my friend Paul Worley’s Laser in a midair collision.
Note: the tailwheel that was installed on the prototype is not included with the kit. If you do plan on using this plane in RC combat, we recommend that you install some additional nose reinforcement and a CF rod on the LE of the fin.
|Dimensions||4 × 6 × 22 in|