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Old Mar 25, 2012, 01:01 AM
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25" Comet Coast Guard Waco JSW-1

I was truely impressed the YouTube video of a Comet 25" SR-7. So I think I want to take this on as a conversion for R/C but I have a couple of questions:

I've been collecting references to build this plane. I found the Comet plan and pictures of the actual Coast Guard plane. However, they are all B&W. So far, I've been unable to figure out what basic color the plane is. My impression is that it is doped/painted silver overall. However, I've been fooled by B&W photos before. It could be yellow for all I know.

There is also only one view in any photos from above and it's pretty washed out. It would appear that no markings were carried on the upper wing (the plan shows no markings also, but could have been drawn from this photo). Is this correct?

The last question is; I notice that a lot of builders use the P-51 motor/gearbox and not the one from the Champ. Is there a particular reason for this? What is the difference - noise, durability, gearing, motor, availability?
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