Comet Sparky - 32 Inch Wingspan Wakefield-Style Flying Aircraft, 3408

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Comet Sparky - 32 Inch Wingspan Wakefield-Style Flying Aircraft, 3408 plastic model kit

3408 Comet Sparky - 32 Inch Wingspan Wakefield-Style Flying Aircraft

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

Popular, large flying model that is a reissue of the 1950s release. Features high quality print and strip balsa wood, a 9.5" Peck-Polymers plastic prop, fully formed wheels, thrust button, metal and wood stock as required, tissue and excellent full size plans with instructions. NOTE: the plans have a small amount of adult writing on them. Never started and complete. These aircraft were common in the 1930s when the sport of free-flight model airplanes reached it's zenith. It was not uncommon for these models to fly for 45 minutes or more on rubber power alone - many flew out of site, and it became common practice to write your name, address and phone number on the covering tissue. 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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