VMC Comet 2

VMC Comet 2

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VMC Comet 2 - 24" Wingspan

Based on the original KeilKraft Comet kit from the late 1940s, designer Chris Long had brought modern CAD techniques to the kit with a newly drawn plan and much more accurate laser cut parts.

The Comet 2 has a 3/16" hardwood (basswood or obeche) laser cut fuselage which must be sanded to form a streamlined profile.

The polyhedral wing parts are laser cut from 3/16" balsa wood which again must be sanded into an aerofoil - this is true for the 1/8" tail parts too.

Plywood dihedral braces help you to align the wings and and balsa saddle parts give additional strength to the mounting points for the wings and tailplane.

Although assembly is very fast and relatively simple, please be aware that there is A LOT OF SANDING TO DO!

Make sure to wear a dust mask and have a vacuum cleaner handy to periodically clear the dust from your workbench.

Flying the Comet (and any chuck glider from this era) is a bit of an art form as there is a very fine line to tread between getting the model balanced correctly, launched well and built as light as possible.

Needless to say, there's hours of fun to be had! 


  • Plotted plan with annotated instructions
  • Precision laser-cut parts in hardwood, balsa and ply
  • Tissue to cover nose-weight slot
  • Sanding paper


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

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 Nest Working Day.


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.


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