RBC Kits ME-163 Komet Kit



Available on backorder

Item #: RBC-ME1FL4S458
Manufacturer: RBC Kits
Manufacturer’s Product Number: RBC-ME1FL4S458
Condition: New


Stock Notice:  This is not a normal stock item with Fan Jets USA. If one is wanted it needs to be purchased as a back order.  It will then be placed with our next RBC Kits order.

When Alexander Lippisch, famous German aircraft manufacturer, released this rocket-powered interceptor in 1941 it left Allied forces in surprise. With a top speed of 1,130 km/h (700 mph) the ME163 was unmatched for over a decade. But the Komet was not as useful in it’s intended role as an interceptor, and only about 370 were built.

The RBC ME-163 is a true bullet of an airplane.  This plane is capable of flying at 160 mph and full filling the need for speed. One of the most unusual aircraft during World War II. The ME-163 offers classic lines and ballistic flight speed. This plane flies extremely fast and is for the veteran rc flyer.

The RBC Kit ME-163 is one of the most unique aircraft in a era where jets were in their infancy of air power. This easy to build kit will create a great looking aircraft that is easy to repair.  The RBC kit features construction of balsa, plywood and abs plastic to make an easy to build/repair kit that has great flying characteristics. The kit contains all parts cnc cut including all wood to finish the ME-163.  A large clear cad drawing is also included. The ME-163 features a large top hatch for easy access to the battery and receiver area. The kit has a one piece design. Instructions on cd rom include photos.  Designed to be bungee launched or with the included wheel carriage.  Wheels are not included in kit.

Decals not included in kit.

Kit Features:
All Formers And Ribs CNC Cut
Unique Tab Lock Design
One Piece Design Easy transportation
Motor compartment Easy accessible through unique cowl mounting
Battery access through canopy opening
Photo Instructions on CD and Many more Pictures
Full Size Rolled Cad Plans With All Parts Shown
Decal sheet on cd for printing out yourself
Vacuformed motor cowl, wing fairings, canopy
Pre designed for jettison able main landing gear.
Landing gear pre bent included.
Control Horns, Steering Cables, Hinges
Wingspan: 1250mm/ 49.2 Inches
Wing Area: 31 dm2
Flying Weight: 1600 g. and up/ 3.5 lb. and up
Wing Loading: 50-62 gr dm2
4 Channel Operation: Throttle, Ailevons, Rudder, Wheel dolly release.


Items needed for completion:

Recommended Motor Combinations:
  • Out runner 1,000-12,00 kv range w/ 5mm shaft w/ 3s 4000mAh lipo and 10×6 folding prop
  • HET Xtreme 3826 1000kv w/ 4s 3000mAh lipo and 10×6 prop
  • Or for lower power 150gr motor 3-4s 2500mAh lipo and 9×6 to 10×6 prop
4 Channel Radio with ailevon mixing
Wheels: Main 3.5″/ 90mm and a 1.5″/ 30mm tail wheel
Light weight Servos: About 13 grams (2x ailevons, 1x wheel dolly release and 1x rudder)
Speed controller: brush less and dependent upon needs of the motor.
Some paint, glass, monokote or paper finish
Battery:  3S 2200-4000 mAh to 4S 2200-3700 mAh lipo with 45C or higher
Battery and Gilt Connectors
CA and Epoxy glues
3x 18 in Servo Extensions- Ailevons x2, Rudder

Insurance Note:  Fan Jets USA recommends the purchase of shipping insurance. If insurance is not purchased and the package is lost or damaged, the most that can be claimed with the USPS and awarded to the purchaser (shipment recipient) is $50.00.  Fan Jets USA is not responsible for reimbursing the purchaser the difference of an order of any amount.  Shipping charges are not included in an insurance claim per USPS guidelines.

CA Residents: WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm – www.P65Warnings.ca.gov

Additional information

Weight 5.4 lbs
Dimensions 41 × 8.5 × 5 in