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de Havilland Comet 4

49.3k Tang0five  3.0 years 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.....

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General Characteristics

  • Predecessor de Havilland DH 106 Comet 1
  • Successors 1 airplane(s)
  • 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
  • Performance Cost 1,447
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    2,240 BassemT90

    @Tang0five thank you sooooo much my friend 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

    1.2 years ago
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    49.3k Tang0five

    @BassemT90 sorry for the delay. My graphics cards knackered making my pc unusable. Hopefully getting a replacement next weekend bud. The build is more or less finished which is the real kit in the teeth!

    +1 1.2 years ago
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    2,240 BassemT90

    @Tang0five hello I want to kindly ask if the Olympic Airways comet will be released anytime soon 🙏🙏 Thank you so much

    +1 1.2 years ago
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    2,240 BassemT90

    @Tang0five with pleasure thank you sooo much appreciated 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

    1.4 years ago
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    49.3k Tang0five

    The Olympic Airways rendition is more or less ready to go but I’m having pc issues and I can’t upload it through my iPad as it’s too old and keeps crashing - may have to wait until next weekend sadly :( @BassemT90

    +1 1.4 years ago
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    2,240 BassemT90

    @Tang0five kindly try this link with this beautiful Alitalia livery starting 1970
    http://m.ipernity.com/#/doc/peter.ashton/17950911

    1.4 years ago
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    49.3k Tang0five

    Page not found on that Alitalia link I’m afraid :( @BassemT90

    +1 1.4 years ago
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    2,240 BassemT90

    @Tang0five thank you soo much 🙏🙏🙏🙏 Actually I was thinking of Olympic comet with this livery https://www.airhistory.net/photo/11656/SX-DAK
    And Alitalia Dc8 with this livery https://www.airteamimages.com/douglas-dc-8I-DIWWalitalia139246large.html

    1.4 years ago
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    49.3k Tang0five

    Changing the livery shouldn’t be too difficult (I think!) I also need to make the wing more realistic as I made this a while back. What’s sort of 80s jet were you thinking? I do like the Alitalia livery. Such beautiful stewardesses they always have too! @BassemT90

    +1 1.4 years ago
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    2,240 BassemT90

    Great one love it 🤩🤩🤩🤩 Is it possible to please make it with Olympic Airways livery and make as well 80's jet with Alitalia livery of your choice ? Thank you 🙏🙏🙏🙏

    +1 1.4 years ago
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    25.1k Mustang51

    @Tang0five this reminds me that I have a wonderful 1:200 Comet 4 in the same livery. It’s one of my personal favourites

    2.5 years ago
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    49.3k Tang0five

    Thanks buddy! @Mustang51 yeah you’ll find a lot of my stuff in that category!

    +1 2.5 years ago
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    25.1k Mustang51

    This is really absolutely fantastic. I’m very glad I stumbled onto this today while looking at the United Kingdom tag

    +1 2.5 years ago
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    49.3k 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

    3.0 years ago
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    How did you make something this good on iOS

    3.0 years ago
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    49.3k Tang0five

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

    +1 3.0 years ago
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    49.3k Tang0five

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

    3.0 years ago
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    49.3k Tang0five

    Thank you, glad you enjoyed this! @Hyattorama

    +1 3.0 years ago
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    49.3k Tang0five

    Oh indeed, bang on! @ThePilotDude

    3.0 years ago
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    30.2k Hyattorama

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

    +1 3.0 years ago
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    3,470 SelectAKey

    awesome job!

    3.0 years ago
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    36.8k Trainzo

    Just perfectly beautiful . Nothing else to say .

    3.0 years ago
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    Beautiful!

    3.0 years ago
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    35.6k ThePilotDude

    I see a British jet, I upvote

    +3 3.0 years ago
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    34.4k Typhoon03

    Ahh, Comets...

    +1 3.0 years ago
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