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de Havilland Comet 4

32.0k Tang0five  4 months ago
Auto Credit Based on Tang0five's de Havilland DH 106 Comet 1

Well I’ve modified my original comet to create the most definitive version, the Comet 4. Essentially this version had a stretched fuselage offering greater carrying capability and flew faster and further with the use of Avon engines. This series also formed the basis of the legendary Nimrod maritime patrol aircraft - a once common sight along the North East.

With the Comet 4 BOAC were able to start the worlds first regular jet transatlantic service in October 1958 (with the use of a fuel stop over in Newfoundland). Supremacy was short lived however. Within a month the 707 was flying the same route with the DC-8 following soon after.

The American jets proved more cost-effective with the 707 taking over BOACs transatlantic routes after an agreement with Boeing in 1956. The end for the comet was in sight. Ordered declined in the 60s and BOAC withdrew its comet fleet from service in 1965. Various operators continued using the comet until 1981 with Dan Air holding all airworthy Comets at one point.

Controls

VTOL flaps
AG8 for lights.

  • My thanks to aghasttable267 for the landing lights on the wings that are activated by the gear lever - good show!
  • Tail reg is the same as my original (I got bored of lettering!)
  • The Union Jack should be above the ‘speedbird’ insignia on the tail but again tedium was setting in so it stayed put.

Now where did I put that victor.....

Spotlights

General Characteristics

  • Predecessor de Havilland DH 106 Comet 1
  • Created On iOS
  • Wingspan 114.3ft (34.8m)
  • Length 111.1ft (33.9m)
  • Height 27.2ft (8.3m)
  • Empty Weight 81,055lbs (36,765kg)
  • Loaded Weight 97,210lbs (44,093kg)

Performance

  • Power/Weight Ratio 0.924
  • Wing Loading 38.3lbs/ft2 (187.1kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 2,536.1ft2 (235.6m2)
  • Drag Points 30810

Parts

  • Number of Parts 421
  • Control Surfaces 8
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    32.0k Tang0five

    It’s not too difficult, you just can’t use mods which can be a nuisance! I can build up to 500 parts but it really starts to slow down and crash randomly at 400+ (This is an old iPad Air I use) @Cookie1232008

    4 months ago
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    How did you make something this good on iOS

    4 months ago
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    32.0k Tang0five

    Thank you @RamboJutter and @Sgtk and for spotlighting, your most kind!

    +1 4 months ago
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    32.0k Tang0five

    Thank you kindly as ever! @Trainzo
    @SelectAKey and @AWESOMENESS360 thanks guys!

    4 months ago
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    32.0k Tang0five

    Thank you, glad you enjoyed this! @Hyattorama

    +1 4 months ago
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    32.0k Tang0five

    Oh indeed, bang on! @ThePilotDude

    4 months ago
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    29.2k Hyattorama

    Awesome build, very satisfying flight. I love it, great work man!

    +1 4 months ago
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    3,470 SelectAKey

    awesome job!

    4 months ago
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    20.7k Trainzo

    Just perfectly beautiful . Nothing else to say .

    4 months ago
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    Beautiful!

    4 months ago
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    26.8k ThePilotDude

    I see a British jet, I upvote

    +3 4 months ago
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    Ahh, Comets...

    +1 4 months ago
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    @Tang0five no problem.

    4 months ago
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    32.0k Tang0five

    Thanks @DestinyAviation happy landings! Thank you @EternalDarkness

    4 months ago
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    Will fly it later. Love the looks!

    +2 4 months ago