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Category Archives: General

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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Workshop Progress Update Summary October 2016

All the metal work for the engine and undercarriage wing assembly has now had final paint and fitting, a process that brings to an end the lengthy design, bespoke making, and installation of over 30 pieces of metal work and …
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Facebook Page – 300 plus members and up to date news!

The Facebook  Group Page – Comet Racer Project – continues to grow steadily with more over 300 members, providing both encouragement and information to the project.  It seems that the story of the Five original Comets spreads into a variety …
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How many Comets were there? The facts and fictions!

Visitors to the Comet Workshop at Derby Aero Club and our growing Comet Racer Project Group on Facebook provide lots of information about G-ACSP “Black Magic” under restoration.  From time to time we have new stories about the DH88 Comets …
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Sponsor TSResins donates much needed Glue and Hardener

Kevin Bardsley of TS Resins, General & Sales Manager, TS Resins Ltd  visited the Comet Racer Project bringing a most appreciated and generous donation of two 25Kgs drums of glue and hardener.  Kevin is seen here with Martin Jones of …
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Comet Racer Project 2015 Summary

As the end of 2015 draws near the Comet Racer Project Group would like to thank all their supporters, volunteers and sponsors who helped with progress this year.  Many of the components are ready for great progress in 2016.  In particular …
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Stringer cuts and fixing November 2015

Now that the whole wing and centre sections are complete, it is time to cut the locations for the fitting of the stringers that are so important to the shaping and covering of the wing.  The simple technique after careful …
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One Whole Wing

With the completion of the wing ribs joining the three spars each side, the two wings have now become one with the addition of hefty central wedges.  Though the originals were cut from one whole wood block, these have been …
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Comet Racer Project Facebook Group 2015

In June our Comet Racer Group now has over 80 members who contribute very regular exchanges of information and ideas.  Since the start of the group, we have added information and photos of all the 5 Comets, including findings about …
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Propeller Donation

Ken Fern and Peter Kirk have collected a generous gift to the Project of a DH propeller. Ken Fern was contacted by Dr and Mrs Rowe with this wonderful offer of a beautiful and generous donation to the Comet Racer …
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