A rare kit these days. Comet Gypsy Sloop Jr

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Neons
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A rare kit these days. Comet Gypsy Sloop Jr

Postby Neons » Thu Jan 26, 2012 9:48 pm

Tom, thanks for the forum link.
I was on my plan search in Rc Groups and I accidently found a guy looking for a Comet Gypsy Sloop Jr. for over 3 years now. Low and behold I had one put away for many years. I collaborated with the guy and he was in advertising. He redrew the plans I emailed him after I scanned it at Staples. I did the scanning of the printed wood at my friends home. I reposted it all on a new Vintage Model Boat plans forum in the RC Groups and it was an instant hit. I am exstatic to see someone building it already and posting pics of the sloop. I am posting the Pdf here for anyone of you that wish to have a go at it. Imagine, it was ny very first wood model in 1953. It is sentimental to me. The person making it is making it under 12" long for a class called "Footy". It will sail with micro RC equipment. See it started here.
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1577142

and the builder is now moving it here as his official Build Log.
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthre ... st20556471

I am not going to touch the kit in the box as it is like new. it was designed by Comet around 1943.

The very first PDF file in the list is the one to use. It can be scaled to any size boat.
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Comet Kit Redraw- Gypsy Sloop Jr. - 10.75 in hull length Comet kit no. J-1.pdf
These are the redrawn and measured plans with all the corrections. Build from these. Well done.
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Comet 1940's- Gypsy Sloop Jr. Orig. Plans .pdf
These are the old original plans
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Comet Cat Page [1024x768].jpg
A 1943 Comet Catolog
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Original box 50Cents
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The main instructions
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Kit notes and comments
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This is all the contents in the box less a return envelope.
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Bob Pacheco

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Re: A rare kit these days. Comet Gypsy Sloop Jr

Postby chistech » Thu Jan 26, 2012 11:47 pm

Bob, You da man! You got all this classic cool stuff. I checked out RC Groups and that guy's build. Should be nice and pretty when he's done.

Ted
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Re: A rare kit these days. Comet Gypsy Sloop Jr

Postby tomapowa » Fri Jan 27, 2012 11:07 pm

Awesome Bob!,
I once met this fellow (name escapes me) that use to work at Border's Books (now closed)... he was an awesome model ship builder... built some models for the NB whaling museum I think. Takes lots of patience. Nice plans btw... Wish I had some time to build something like that.

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Re: A rare kit these days. Comet Gypsy Sloop Jr

Postby Neons » Thu Feb 09, 2012 11:25 pm

Thanks Guys,
I am sure we have combo flyers in the club that do other things besides planes. I would like to see them here. Comon post soe pics or videos of some boat you may have. Maybe one of those flying cats that scoot over land and water and then take off and fly.
Bob
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