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Old 01-31-2021, 09:33 PM
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Does anyone know the length of the main BT80 of the Silver Comet?

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Does anyone know the length of the main BT80 of the Silver Comet?

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I show it at 11 in
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Yup, 11 inches even.
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11 inches.

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sorry little slow on getting the picture uploaded had to resize it to get below the 2meg cap.
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sorry little slow on getting the picture uploaded had to resize it to get below the 2meg cap.

Yeah, I had that problem, too...had to resize.
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OK JJ,

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I’m building a Silver Comet from a VERY damaged kit. The main BT80 was both crushed and shortened. Fortunately the V2 fin can, the unique nose cone, and the decals are usable. I have plenty of BT80 stock to make a new main BT.

An interesting observation: with an 11” BT80 the finished model measures 28” long but the package says 25” long. Plus, the photo on the face card “looks” like the main BT is shorter than 11”
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That is interesting.....longer would be more stable. Now you make me want to dig out the Silver Comet kit I have in the unbuilt stash and see if it is the same length.

The model is a nice flyer (but then so is the BT-80 V-2, at least for me). I used your V-2 approach to installing the fins when I built my Silver Comet.
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