Skyleada De Havilland Comet - 18" Replica Balsa Kit

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This is a scale model of the pioneering de Havilland Comet 1 aircraft. The de Havilland DH Comet 106 was to become the world's first commercial jet airliners. Despite being dogged by accidents and incidents, the lessons learned proved invaluable to future aircraft production. Aviation author Bill Withuhn concluded that the Comet, "had pushed "'the state-of-the-art' beyond its limits." and Tony Fairbrother, manager of upgraded Comet development stated, "I don't think it is too much to say that the world changed from the moment the Comet's wheels left the ground."


  • Wingspan: 18" (45.7 cm)
  • Power system: Jetex 50
  • Manufacturer: Skyleada
  • Difficulty: Intermediate/ expert


This kit is a scale model of this low-wing civil jet aircraft. Originally designed for Jetex Power this kit features realistic appearance and excellent flying qualities together with simple construction. Please note: Although this kit is of simple construction, it contains no detailed step-by-step instructions and is therefore more suited to modelers who have experience of building this type of kit. Find out more about Jetex motors by following the link: Jetex Motors


  • Plan
  • Acetate¬†
  • Laser Cut Parts
  • Strip wood
  • Domestic tissue (white)


  • Glue
  • Paints


Most orders are shipped via Royal Mail’s Tracked 48 service.

We are in the middle of nowhere and so our Royal Mail collection is at around 1pm.


An order placed before 12pm on Monday should be with you on Wednesday.

An order placed after 12pm on Monday should be with you on Thursday.

For larger or heavier orders, we use UKMail/DHL to deliver your package on a Next Working Day service.


An order placed before 10am on Monday should be with you on Tuesday.

An order placed after 10am on Monday should be with you on Wednesday.

For larger or heavier orders, we use UKMail/DHL to deliver your package on a Next Working Day service.

Shipping is free to UK Mainland addresses for orders over £30.00, otherwise we charge £6.00 for Royal Mail Tracked 48 parcels and £12.00 for UKMail/DHL Next Working Day.


Royal Mail considers Northern Ireland, Scottish Highlands and UK Islands as part of the UK and so does not charge a premium for deliveries.

Pretty much all other UK couriers have surcharges for deliveries to the following postcodes: IV, HS, KA27-28, KW, PA20-49, PA60-78, PH17-26, PH30-44, PH49-50, ZE, BT, IM, TR21-25

If you live in one of these postcodes and the parcel size of your order is outside Royal Mail's dimensions, you will have to pay a surcharge.

Our system is not clever enough to work this out and so if your order attracts a surcharge, we will contact you before despatch to see if you would like to pay the surcharge and proceed with the order or cancel and receive a full refund.



Smaller items

Items that fit within Royal Mail International Tracked Medium Parcel parameters (59cm x 17cm x 15cm weighing less than 2kg) can be sent to most countries outside the UK.

For example up to 3 of our smaller 18” wingspan kits can fit into one of these parcels.

A parcel like this currently costs around £14 to Europe and around £18 to send to the USA and will take up to 3 weeks to arrive. This is because Royal Mail hands over the parcel to the local Post Office service for your country who have to clear it through customs and then deliver it to you.

The Royal Mail tracking code also transfers over to the tracking for your country’s postal service.

Larger items

For items that do not fit within Royal Mail International Tracked Medium Parcel parameters, we use standard international couriers such as DHL, FedEx and UPS.

These companies use something called volumetric weights to calculate the cost of shipping.

For example, a Balsa Basics RC bundle kit that measures 102cm x 34cm x 16cm and weighs 2.5 kg is actually calculated at 14kg!

This makes these very expensive to send outside the UK - a large kit can cost nearly £40 to send to France.

Reviews (1)
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1 Review:

20 April 2015  | 

I'm finding this model particularly tricky to build. The parts don't quite fit the plan. The longerons aren't long enough so have to be made of two pieces..The curves around the nose are difficult to achieve without breaking the longerons.


We're sorry you're having a few problems with the kit.
We'll investigate the packing list and ensure in future that the longerons are long enough.
The Skyleada kits were notoriously tricky to build in period and remain so now even with laser cut parts.