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Forum: Current Kit Talk 04-13-2019, 06:44 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 7,160
Posted By Initiator001
It's a permanent piece, molded with the CSM.

It's a permanent piece, molded with the CSM.
Forum: Current Kit Talk 04-13-2019, 06:28 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 7,160
Posted By Initiator001
Well, my initials are 'BS'. ;) Even so, let me...

Well, my initials are 'BS'. ;)

Even so, let me provide some ready-to-fly mass information (Less motor).

The following values include the kit provided parachute:


Grams: 136

Ounces: 4.8
Forum: Current Kit Talk 04-13-2019, 06:23 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 7,160
Posted By Initiator001
For now. ;)

For now. ;)
Forum: Current Kit Talk 04-11-2019, 02:22 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 7,160
Posted By Initiator001
My 1/200th scale Estes Saturn V was delivered by...

My 1/200th scale Estes Saturn V was delivered by UPS Wednesday. :)
Forum: Scale & Sport Scale Rocketry 04-09-2019, 01:16 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,044
Posted By Initiator001
The Navaho missile display is undergoing repairs...

The Navaho missile display is undergoing repairs at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

Here's a picture I took of it during the NARCON 2019 tour.
Forum: Current Kit Talk 03-23-2019, 10:13 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 7,160
Posted By Initiator001
Nope. :) When I was writing my NARAM-60...

Nope. :)

When I was writing my NARAM-60 Manufacturer's Forum article for Sport Rocketry, I sent Bill an e-mail asking some questions about the 1/200th scale Saturn V model.

In his reply, Bill...
Forum: Current Kit Talk 03-22-2019, 01:15 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 7,160
Posted By Initiator001
Bill Stine told me the 1/200th Saturn V should...

Bill Stine told me the 1/200th Saturn V should fly very nicely on the Quest Q-Jet motors (C12 & D16).
Forum: Vendors 02-27-2019, 02:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,111
Posted By Initiator001
The two-page kit spread layout reminds me of...

The two-page kit spread layout reminds me of Estes catalogs from the mid-1970s. :)
Forum: Vendors 02-27-2019, 02:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,111
Posted By Initiator001
I took that picture at the 1991 Chicago RCHTA...

I took that picture at the 1991 Chicago RCHTA Show.

That model was destroyed during a flight demonstration at NARAM-34 (I was the Contest Director).
A back-up model which was less detailed was flown...
Forum: Model Rocket History 02-01-2019, 09:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,312
Posted By Initiator001
I believe JC Penny (or was it Sears) had an...

I believe JC Penny (or was it Sears) had an exclusive Estes Saturn V starter set around thirty years ago.
Forum: Vendors 01-28-2019, 10:38 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,336
Posted By Initiator001
Yup. ;) :D

Yup. ;) :D
Forum: Scale & Sport Scale Rocketry 01-22-2019, 09:55 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 12,145
Posted By Initiator001
I received my Estes Saturn V #1969 back in...

I received my Estes Saturn V #1969 back in December.

What took you guys so long? ;) :chuckle: :D
Forum: Model Rocket History 01-22-2019, 05:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,199
Posted By Initiator001
After milling about in the lobby for 10-15...

After milling about in the lobby for 10-15 minutes, Ellis Langford and Bill Stine came down the stairway to get the tour going.

We were reminded that we could only take pictures in certain areas...
Forum: Model Rocket History 01-22-2019, 03:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,199
Posted By Initiator001
Along with the catalog artwork, the walls all...

Along with the catalog artwork, the walls all over the facility were decorated with various catalog cover and other artwork.
Forum: Scale & Sport Scale Rocketry 01-19-2019, 09:15 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,094
Posted By Initiator001
E30s are easier to ignite than E15s/E20s

E30s are easier to ignite than E15s/E20s
Forum: Model Rocket History 01-12-2019, 08:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 882
Posted By Initiator001
Beware '26 JUL 71' ! ;) :eek:

Beware '26 JUL 71' ! ;) :eek:
Forum: Projects 12-29-2018, 11:41 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,414
Posted By Initiator001
1,000+ unbuilt kits. :rolleyes: :eek: Yup,...

1,000+ unbuilt kits. :rolleyes: :eek:

Yup, it's a sickness but I can stop anytime I want. ;)
Forum: Current Kit Talk 12-13-2018, 01:54 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,920
Posted By Initiator001
Earl, I looked at the finishing instructions for...

Earl,

I looked at the finishing instructions for the new Estes Saturn V.

There is no chrome wrap-around.

The instructions show to paint the Service Module silver. A marking guide is included to...
Forum: Current Kit Talk 12-13-2018, 01:49 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,920
Posted By Initiator001
At first, I thought I would go in order with the...

At first, I thought I would go in order with the "UUUU".

Then I thought I should go in alphabetical order so "AAAA" version first.

However, my last name starts with 'S' so the "SSSS" should be...
Forum: Current Kit Talk 12-12-2018, 02:43 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,920
Posted By Initiator001
That's it. I do not plan to open the part...

That's it.

I do not plan to open the part packages until I am ready to actually assemble the kit.

I hope everyone enjoyed the pictures.

Now, go out and get one (Or two) for yourself! :)
Forum: Current Kit Talk 12-12-2018, 02:40 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,920
Posted By Initiator001
Finally, the 'bonus' item. It is the Revel...

Finally, the 'bonus' item.

It is the Revel 1/96th scale LEM model.
This model has been around almost fifty years.

The packaging states "Made in Poland".

I probably built two or three of these when...
Forum: Current Kit Talk 12-12-2018, 02:37 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,920
Posted By Initiator001
Instructions. These are an English language only...

Instructions.

These are an English language only set.
Not as much verbage as say those found in the K-36 kit but definitely more than in other recent kits.

There are two very nice pages of painting...
Forum: Current Kit Talk 12-12-2018, 02:34 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,920
Posted By Initiator001
Here is the decal sheet. I think there was a...

Here is the decal sheet.

I think there was a printing mistake.

There's "UUUU" then "SSSS" and "AAAA".

Oh, wait. Never mind... :chuckle:
Forum: Current Kit Talk 12-12-2018, 02:31 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,920
Posted By Initiator001
Now this is the part I was most looking forward...

Now this is the part I was most looking forward to seeing on the new kit.

The LEM Shroud/transition.

This is a nice blow-molded piece. Good detailing.

There's an anchor point for attaching a shock...
Forum: Current Kit Talk 12-12-2018, 02:26 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,920
Posted By Initiator001
The molded fins.

The molded fins.
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