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Giant Scale RC de Havilland DH.88 COMET G-ACSS ‘Grosvenor House’ Twin Engine RACER

Steve Holland flies his exceptional scratch built scale replica of the DH.88 Comet G-ACSS ‘Grosvenor House’ that won the famous 1934 England-Australia MacRobertson Air Race from the United Kingdom to Australia.

source/image: Essential RC

This model is powered by 2 Zenoah 74s. and in total it cost Steve £5000 in materials to build it.Watch the video from Essential RC

The de Havilland DH.88 Comet is a British two-seat, twin-engined aircraft built by the de Havilland Aircraft Company.

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It was developed specifically to participate in the 1934 England-Australia MacRobertson Air Race from the United Kingdom to Australia.

Specifications

  • Wingspan: 22 ft
  • Length: 14 ft 6in
  • Height: 5 ft
  • Engines: two Zenoah Z74 twins with trumpets. Each has a 1 1/2 litre tank.
  • Props: Menz 26×8 turning at 6300rpm.
  • Weight: 150 lb