1/72 FanKit Models Coanda Jet 1910

Gallery Article by Thomas Brückelt on Feb 7 2020



The Coanda Jet was the first jet aircraft in the world. Henri Coanda combined a combustion engine (to drive the compressor) with a combustion chamber. Here you find information about the real one:   http://www.havkar.com/en/blog/view/first-jet-aircraft-henry-coanda/75 

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The resin kit ( https://fankitmodels.com/product/172-coanda-1910-worlds-first-jet-aircraft-kit/ ) I can recommend only to experienced modellers. The details on the parts look excellent. Most of the parts fit well but attaching the wings was a real challenge for me. 

There are two replicas (shown in the link above) which look realistic. But when I compared to the pictures from 1910 I found some differences, so I painted the model to my own interpretation. 

All was painted with brush. To make the surface looking like wood, I used three shades of brown.  
I sealed the model with flat varnish. 

I built this unique model for a friend, Dieter. He builds RC-planes and planes in 1/1 and allows me to fly his DFS Habicht replica, so I care for the small ones....   ;-) 

Greetings from Germany

Thomas Brückelt

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