3505-298 Comet Taylorcraft - 54 inch Wingspan Flying Model for RC
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Good-
1960s very large-scale model with 54 inch wingspan. For rubber, gas free flight or RC (radio control). This is a reissue of a much older Comet kit. Features traditional wood/tissue construction with high-quality balsa pre-cut stringers and spars, balsa printwood, detailed full size plans, building instructions, wheels, rubber, tissue, prop shaft and wooden thrust bearing and a big balsa pre-carved (but not fully finished) propeller. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions. Please note that the box is complete but is age discolored, has closed splits on the corners and some clear tape. Comet was a famous manufacturer of stick and tissue flying and static models. In the 1930s Great Depression, they lead the low-priced kit revolution with the "Dime Scale" kits and famous advertisements in Model Airplane News magazine and others. Comet reached it's peak in the 1930s when they acquired the services of Carl Goldberg. Goldberg was a highly accomplished modeler with articles in Model Airplane News and famous designs that won him several National level competitions in the 1930s and beyond. (Carl Goldberg went on to found his own company and produced well designed and popular free-flight and RC aircraft). Comet survived the post World War economic slump and continued kit production until they were bought out by long-time competitor Guillow's in 1998.
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