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Old 11-15-2005, 09:35 PM
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Anyone see her in the MAN mag? Looks like 88" wingspan arf. Only scary part is that it's coming from Global Hobbies. Love that race plane!
Old 11-17-2005, 03:44 AM
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We've got a couple flying downunder, sold under a different brand name. One is powered by twin Electric Brushless Outrunners. They fly well.
Old 11-17-2005, 04:16 PM
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Manfred,
Did the ad mention who will be selling the Comet for Global (Hobby People ?)?
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Old 11-17-2005, 04:52 PM
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Global is owned by Hobby People. Therefore it is a pretty good bet that Hobby People will be selling it, along with all the other Global dealers.

Jim
Old 11-17-2005, 06:05 PM
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Is it this one?:

http://www.airworld.online.de/Englis...DH88/index.htm

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Old 11-17-2005, 06:47 PM
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No, the Global version is 88" wingspan, built up wood with "plastic" fuselage skins.

Should be interesting.

Jim
Old 11-17-2005, 09:07 PM
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I saw this both in Hobby People advertising flier, and in Model airplane News. It's gorgeous, but for the $$$ requested, I'd like to know more about Advanced Scale Models, and how good the fit and finish is. I'm already thinking of a second .56 Saito and sticking a pair of them in this thing.
Old 11-19-2005, 09:49 AM
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Google caught the part number in their cache...

[link=http://66.102.7.104/search?q=cache:yoy0U-TwO68J:http://www.globalhobby.com/public/pr...t&hl=en]Google Comet Cache[/link]

I've been looking at some plans from Australia for this one, but they were smaller. This sound like a great size.

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Old 11-19-2005, 11:37 AM
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I have one with a 108"
Wing span that I purchased from Richard Crapp in England about 10 years ago I have it on the gear and need to finish it. I too love the plane but as all of us know other planes come along and I tend to jump around. I went to see the man himself as he had built one full size for the U.S.
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Old 11-19-2005, 12:41 PM
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http://www.hobbypeople.net/guru/kws_919949865.asp
Old 11-19-2005, 12:44 PM
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Here also is a link to what you may need

Dave


http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_13...421106#1421106
Old 11-23-2005, 06:06 PM
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Saw the prototype in person with twin .60s with retracts . BEAUTIFUL!!!! Did not see it fly but was told flys on rails.
Old 11-23-2005, 09:25 PM
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It appears the Hobby People search links change from time to time.

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Order No. Mfr. No. Description Status Cart Price
190101 AASM001 ASM Comet DH-88 Twin ARF On Order 349.99
Old 01-23-2006, 07:45 PM
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If I were to ever have a "twin" I do believe THIS WOULD BE THE ONE!! Its beautiful.

I wonder what kind of retracts it uses/Needs??? Anyone know? I www.hobbypeople.net says that it has retracts optional. No mention of what kind though(?)

Twin AX .46 would be a great dependable pait for this baby!! Pitts muffs a must.

Kevin
Old 01-23-2006, 08:30 PM
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they have the retracts, do a serch for "comet" and they come up, they are kind of pricy though $$$
Old 01-24-2006, 12:11 AM
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I was in my local Hobby People last week, and they had one on the shelf! Oh, was I tempted!! It was still in the outer cardboard shipping box, and it is in a big, and I mean big box. For that reason, I did not ask them to take it down and open it up. I literally had to drag myself fighting against myself out of that store so I would not buy it. I went back two days later, and it was gone. Someone in the San Fernando Valley has one already! Even though their website still says backordered.
Old 01-24-2006, 10:18 AM
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Just got an email from Hobby people, the comet is in stock!!! but the retracts $229.99 and struts $24.99 are still on order .
Old 01-28-2006, 11:11 AM
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$229.00 for retracts????? Just 2 of them????? PLUS......Struts @$25.00??? Man. Thats near $550.00 for a .40 sized arf.


I gotta have one!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BUT....D A N G !!!!!!!!! For the cost........ I guess its all in what you want. I don't think there will be a pile of them at the field though! I would think it would fly well. I love the Flaps included.

I may have to get one just because its a PYLON RACER and the SOUND of 2 motors running in sequence....oh yea...niiiiiiiiiice.

Who's getting one first???????? pics pics pics!!!!!!!!

I'm interested in these elusive retracts?!!??!!

Kev
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http://www.hobbypeople.net/gallery/190101.asp

Old 01-28-2006, 12:19 PM
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Our local hobby shop has one. The guys are great, they wouldn't let me leave the store until I viewed the kit. Nice! The fuse is extremely light and has semi-scale rivets. The fuselage looks like its made of plastic, but they said it was fiberglass. The fuse is reinforced with carbon fiber strips running longitudinally. Wings and stabs are fully sheeted. This plane is light, I believe the advertised 52 FS's will fly it scale (race plane scale - fast!).

Retracts there a $200.

Really nice plane!
Old 01-28-2006, 12:31 PM
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Hi Randy:
Do you think it would be cool with electric?

Dave
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Our local hobby shop has one. The guys are great, they wouldn't let me leave the store until I viewed the kit. Nice! The fuse is extremely light and has semi-scale rivets. The fuselage looks like its made of plastic, but they said it was fiberglass. The fuse is reinforced with carbon fiber strips running longitudinally. Wings and stabs are fully sheeted. This plane is light, I believe the advertised 52 FS's will fly it scale (race plane scale - fast!).

Retracts there a $200.

Really nice plane!
Old 01-28-2006, 05:00 PM
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Dave,

This plane would be very cool in electric! It's definitely light enough to absorb any weight penalty for batteries (if there is one). If I buy one it will be OS 52 FS. It would be a shame to put oil slobbering 2 strokes in her though.

Randy
Old 01-28-2006, 05:50 PM
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$550, is not bad for a twin arf with an 88 in wing span and retracts. Thats in line with the KMP twins. There's just so many great planes out right now that I don't know which one to get. My fleet is already too large as it is.
Old 01-28-2006, 07:06 PM
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Thanks Randy:
Its time for something new,,, I think this is it
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Dave,

This plane would be very cool in electric! It's definitely light enough to absorb any weight penalty for batteries (if there is one). If I buy one it will be OS 52 FS. It would be a shame to put oil slobbering 2 strokes in her though.

Randy
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It would be a shame to put oil slobbering 2 strokes in her though.

Randy
The shame is putting someone down for putting 2 strokes in it

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