The author’s Me 163 Komet has
a Hacker A50/10L Turnado and
two 4S LiPo packs that provide
unlimited vertical performance.
The Me 163 Komet shows
off for the camera.
The Komet was originally powered
by an O.S. . 90 ducted-fan glow engine.
During the winter of 2012-2013, it
was converted to electric power using a
Hacker A50-10L Turnado motor with
a Castle Creations HV- 160 controller
and two 4S 5,000 mAh LiPo packs in
series. The performance is outstanding
with unlimited vertical.
The Komet is an excellent choice for
electric power because of its amazing
glide ability. With electric-powered
models, throttle management is the key
to extending flight times. The model is
often flown to altitude at full throttle
then glides without power for an
The full-scale Messerschmitt Me 163
was a tailless, swept-back wing aircraft
designed by Dr. Alexander Lippisch
after years of glider research. It was the
only rocket-powered interceptor to
become operational during World War
II. It was also the fastest aircraft of that
Easy to fly and impossible to spin,
the aircraft lacked proper landing gear
and had a dangerous rocket motor that
used corrosive fuels. It was produced
too late in the war for any significant
impact, and only approximately 360
That’s all for this month. Remember to
have a safe and happy New Year. See
you all in 2015!
111 Model Aviation DECEMBER 2015