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New Publication – The Comet Racers Uncovered

  Guy Inchbald, a member of the Comet Racer Project Facebook Group, has now published his encyclopedic book of the DH88 Comet Racers with huge detail on all things Comet.  It is NOT available for purchase through this site but …
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Clear Nose Cone Build DH88 Comet G-RCSR /G-ACSP January 2021

Comet Racer project supporter Tony Razell has made sets of clear nose cones for  DH88 Comets both G-RCSR, the Green Comet flying replica in build by Ken Fern and G-ACSP “Black Magic” in restoration at Derby Aero Club.  This is …
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“Black Magic” G-ACSP DH88 Comet Restoration Summary December 2020

A SUMMARY OF DH88 COMET G-ACSP “BLACK MAGIC” PROGRESS  December 2020. Covid 19 has been a huge impediment for progress.  Obviously the weekly working sessions at Derby have not happened since February 2020. However it is worth recapping what the …
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DH88 Comet G-RCSR First Whole Trial Assembly December 2020

Despite the Covid19 restrictions, Ken Fern has been able to continue his work on his DH88 Comet flying replica G-RCSR, his tribute to G-ACSR the Green Comet in the 1934 MacRobertson Air Race.  To check all alignment he carried out …
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G-RCSR News + Covid19 Update for G-ACSP DH88 Comets October 2020

Currently work on restoring DH88 Comet G-ACSP “Black Magic” at Derby Aero Club in the Amy Johnson Workshop is suspended due to the Covid19 regulations.  As part of the control regulations the airfield and engineering operations can carry on in controlled …
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G-RCSR DH88 Comet Leading Edges August 2020

Ken Fern is fitting the lower leading edge plywood to DH88 Comet G-RCSR in his workshop at the moment, so here are some pictures  of the second pieces being glued on.  The Amy Johnson Workshop at Derby Aero Club, where …
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G-RCSR (Green Comet) Flying Replica Build by Ken Fern. May / June 2020.

A quick update on the excellent progress of Ken Fern’s build of DH88 Comet G-RCSR which is being built to flying condition as close to the original de Havilland plans to celebrate (Hence the close registration) Comet G-ACSR which came …
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Coronavirus Shut Down March 2020

The Comet Racer Project is in shutdown as per Government instructions.  Contact can still be made through the links on this website and the Facebook Group is still very active indeed, please click on the link below to visit.  When …
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Turn Over Wing Jig G-ACSP “Black Magic”

Using plans and previous experience of Ken Fern’s G-RCSR DH 88 Comet, the turn over jig for the wing of “Black Magic” is being installed.

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Bottom Wing Surface “Black Magic” nears completion.

Two layers of diagonal planking have now been completed on the bottom surface of the wing of G-ACSP “Black Magic”.  The two layers are a mirror image of each other to give a final even surface.  Each plank was thinned …
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