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Author Archives: Bill Morris

“Black Magic” G-ACSP nears wing planking stage!

The seemingly endless yet engaging jobs of finishing the central blocking, stringers, noggins and ribs is nearly done for “Black Magic” G-ACSP so that very soon the first layer of planking on the under surface can commence. All materials have …
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First Fitting of Top Planking and Undercarriage Retraction System G-RCSR

Much progress to report for G-RCSR, the tribute replica DH88 Comet for G-ACSR built in flying condition to de Havilland plans. After the last reported wing turn over, some of the top planking has been done leaving space for the …
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November 2017 Wing Turn Over Day G-RCSR

Some Images of the G-RCSR wing ready in the jigs for turning over. The process is very simple. A new jig is built on top of the base one. Note : The bottom surface is inverted and has the two …
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New Aquisition – The “Galleria Comet” July 2018

In July 2018, the Comet Racer Project has acquired the 7/8th Scale DH88 Model that formerly was hung until 2006 in the Galleria Shopping Centre in Hatfield.  Acknowledgements are due to the Galleria, the DH Museum, Sywell Aviation Museum and …
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Comet Racer Project Facebook Group 900+ members

As at July 2018, our Facebook Comet Racer Project Group has 900 plus members providing an active and alert community on “All Things DH88 Comet” which gives a broad theme to explore, such  as the 1934 MacRobertson Air Race, with …
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G-RCSR Progress July 2017

This July 2017 News update report covers the progress on the build of the sister project to “Black Magic” G-ACSP at Derby Aero Club, namely G-RCSR a fully flying Comet replica built as a homage to the original record setting …
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More Support (and Glue) from TS Resins

Following their first donation of glue product last year, Kevin Bardsley and Paul de Wolf of TS Resins of Mold, North Wales have popped in again with some more donations of their excellent glues.  With the recent cold weather their …
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Update on Sister Project : G-RCSR Replica Build January 2017

The third of the three original DH88 Comets built for the 1934 MacRobertson Air Race was G-ACSR (The Green Comet), which is now being built as a replica registered as G-RCSR to have as close a registration as possible.  The …
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Comet Racer Project 2016 Summary

The Comet Racer Project, the restoration to flying condition of the De Havilland DH88 Comet G-ACSP “Black Magic” at Derby Aero Club, continues to progress successfully.  The year has been described as the year of metalwork, remarkably for an all …
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New FAQs Section added.

In response to many Frequently Asked Questions from our Facebook Group and Website visitors, we have started a new FAQ page.  If you have any questions, please send them in and we will try to answer them.   This website serves …
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