Comet Taylorcraft One Design Contest for 2021-22 Indoor Season!
Download 2021-22 One Design Model Rules and Construction Plans. NOTE: Rules are on the 2nd page of the Download PDF file below.
The One Design model for the 2022-2022 indoor season is the 20 inch wingspan Comet Taylorcraft. This is an easy to build and easy to fly scale model that should make for a really fun event. As usual, your Tcraft model can be flown at one of the many upcoming indoor flying sessions and contests in the gym at the Penn Brook School in Georgetown, MA, or the Glastonbury High School in Glastonbury, CT. (NOTE: contest and flying session dates for these venues will be posted to the Calendar page on this site soon!)
The Brass Hats have already received a bunch of questions from clubsters and here’s some clarification:
– If you feel you would like to enclose the cowl (later Tcrafts had this), it is fine because you will be adding structure and weight to the model.
– Enlarging the stab is a no no. We’ve been assured that the model flies fine with the stab on the Plan download (above) so if you’ve enlarged the stab, you’ll have to go back to the original on the plan.
And since the Comet Tcraft is a simple scale model that means your model will qualify to enter the FAC Simplified Scale events flown at some of the Amesbury and Durham outdoor FAC contests. So you will have ample opportunity to fly your Tcraft indoors and outdoors in club meets and fun-flys.
One-Design Event Background
For several years now, the Stealth Squadron and the Glastonbury Modelers, based in Glastonbury, CT have been sponsoring a joint One Design Event in their respective indoor free flight model airplane competitions. The indoor flying season for each of these Flying Aces Club “squadrons’ (local model airplane clubs) runs from November through April. Between the two clubs there is ample opportunity to fly these One Design Models which makes this one of the most popular events. Member enthusiasm and participation runs high as the One Design subject and plan is announced before each indoor flying season!
2018-19 One Design Model
2017-18 One Design Model