Modelairplanenews.com Me 163 Komet
A couple years ago at the Warbirds Over Delaware event, Sal Calvagna showed off his impressive electric Me 163 Komet. To say the least, it was amazing to see this Luftwaffe flying-wing interceptor effortlessly take off with only the sound of the propeller audible. Sal’s Komet was previously powered by a Zenoah G-38 gas plane, and his new e-powered version was faster, lighter, and more maneuverable. It was also featured in the July 2015 issue of Electric Flight. We posted some photos on the MAN website, and you guys had lots to comment on.
John T: I met Sal at the Warbirds Over Delaware event, and he was nice enough to show me his layout. Very neat and professional. It flew great!
Rick E: What’s not to like? A big 82-inch Komet with a quiet electric power system and no ugly gas engine sticking out under the cowl.
Peter H: I am also working on an electric-powered Me 163. I got the MAN plans and had a kit cut by Lasercut USA (lasercutusa.com). I’ll send in photos when it’s ready to fly.
Rocky: Sal really is a great guy. I met him and some other members from the Long Island Skyhawks club at the Rhinebeck World War I Jamboree a few years ago. Sal and the guys sure do get around!