German Magazine Test Flug-Modell 07/2016: The test
Benito Bertolani, 13-time RC1 Champion and Italian TOC (Tournament of Champions, Las Vegas) winner flew his very competitive model Komet into the 1980’s.
There were 3 versions: Komet 1: Kit primarily of wooden construction
Komet 2: Kit with fiberglass fuselage
Komet 3: ARC model, wooden construction
The models were powered by OPS and Rossi engines!
Italy’s most successful F3A (RC1) pilot
Benito 1977 with his Komet
He was infected at 10 years of age with the model flying virus! At age 25, he started flying R/C. In the course of several years, his flying skills made him one of the most successful F3A (RC1) aerobatic competitors.During the period 1970 to 1988, he represented Italy at international contests, at both European and World levels. In 1983, he founded B.B. Models in Lucca, Italy. He turned his hobby into his profession. He produced several flying models and accessories. The contest-flyer Komet was one of his products.
In 1993, he turned his firm over to his 4 best employees and started flying competitive Free-Flight events, in which he is still active.
*13-Times Italian Champion in aerobatics, Category F3A (RC1)
*Twice Italian Champion in aerobatics, Category SPORT
*European Champion in aerobatics, Category Sea Planes
*Frequently in Top Ten of the F3A (RC1) at World and European levels
*6-Times contestant at TOC (Tournament of Champions in Las Vegas, where only the world’s best pilots are invited to participate)
In 1993, he ended his RC1 aerobatic career, and went back to his model-flying roots of free-flight, in which he remains very successful and represents Italy on and international level.
The Model we are offering:
The great-looking design of the Komet has always beckoned to be reproduced. Benito then gave us his OK to manufacture and distribute this beauty. Our Komet is an ARF (Almost Ready to Fly) package and is produced using the most modern CNC technology. Construction materials are promarily balsa and plywood. The model is covered with Oracover (a high-quality German iron-on covering material), a guarantee for long life and good looks. The Komet is delivered complete with all accessories, but without electronic systems, retractable gear and engine. The proud owner can install a 10 cc. combustion engine or an appropriate electric motor. We offer an electric-powered retractable landing gear as an accessory.
Benito Bertolani at Ozzano Show with our Komet
Wingspan: 160 cm. (63 inches)
Fuselage Length: 148 cm. (58.3 inches)
Flying Weight: 3.3 kg.
Recommended Electric Power Unit: Leomotion Outrunner 4120 710 KV
Recommended Glow-Engine: 10cc OS Max 55FX or OPS 60 SE
Battery: Lipo 5S
Retractable Gear: CP Design A-2 Retract
Scope of supply:
Strong Light Weight Construction
Covered in Ultracote™
Extra Ultracote™ Covering Provided for Small Repair
Pre-Mounted Fiberglass Cowl
Laser Cut Nitro Engine Mounting Templates
Laser Cut EP Mounting Templates
Removable Canopy Hatch for Radio Install and Maintenance
One Servo Aileron
One Servo Elevator
Prepared for retractable landing gear
Additional Mounting Templates for fixed Landing Gears
Complete International Standard Hardware Package Included
Printed and cutted Vinyl Graphics (from German JR-Foliendesign)
Complete and Detailed Instruction Manual
12 to 15 Hours Assembly Time
CP Design Retracts
Leomotion Outrunner 4120 710 KV
OS Max 55
OPS 60 SE
Ultracote™ Color Codes:
#023 Ferrari Red
#010 Pearl White
#033 Bright Yellow