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Old 02-20-2014, 10:32 PM
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Default MPC Re-Issued Titan IIIc and Vostok

I recall a conversation about efforts to re-issue these two MPC kits from about 1970, but this is the first evidence of them I've seen on the open market.

Don't know if the re-issues offer static or flight build options like the originals, but if only static now, flight converting probably should not be too difficult.

A listing for each from an eBay supplier....


http://www.ebay.com/itm/MPC-Titan-R...=item2ecef14a7e


http://www.ebay.com/itm/MPC-Vostok-...=item5d499be0e7


Price is $27 each.


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Old 02-20-2014, 10:57 PM
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Fred posted a note that they were static models only.

This isn't surprising. They would have to find exact-fit parts -- liner tube, motor mount, etc. -- for the flying model rocket bits.
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Old 02-20-2014, 11:50 PM
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I'm building an original MPC Vostok right now, with all the flying parts.
A 9" long 20 mm tube slides into the central plastic halves.
The back end got a engine hook and a brown "liner" tube to bring down the inside diameter for a better engine fit.
There's a 16" found elastic shock cord glued to the outside of the 20mm tube with a Stine Shock Lock.
A large 20" mylar parachute that'll never fold small enough to fit in the main body.
The round lead weight is .16 oz.


I'm curious if the new re-issue includes the larger fins.
They were used on the flying version
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Old 02-21-2014, 07:21 AM
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They never provided a POUND of lead weight for this model.

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I'm building an original MPC Vostok right now, with all the flying parts.
central plastic halves.
The back end got a engine hook and a brown "liner" tube to bring down the inside diameter for a better engine fit.
There's a short shock cord glued to the outside of the 20mm tube.
A large 20" mylar parachute that'll never fold small enough to fit in the main body.
The round lead weight is 16 oz.


I'm curious if the new re-issue includes the larger fins.
They were used on the flying version
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Old 02-21-2014, 09:44 AM
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Decimal point placed - correction made.
The lead weight weighs .16 oz.

Thanks Fred, they didn't provide a pound of weight,
The finished model will be heavy though.
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Old 02-21-2014, 10:19 AM
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I have one of each of the original kits in the attic. Robbed them of the t-20 tubes back in the day when we were flying the one ounce lead weight for payload. Fit the t-20, but too big for the Bt-20.

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p.s. maybe I need to replace the tubes and "rebuild" the kit.
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Just got my new MPC Vostok. On the instruction there is a note: Due to the vinage nature of this kit, some additional parts may not be utilized. What this means is the platic parts for making it a flying model is there. all paper parts are not. The large fins are there.

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Add some standard Quest tubes and an Aerotech D10-3 motor and you will be flying. These kits were originally designed to use the never released MPC C9-3 motor. I suspect this was a B14 type motor with more propellant so it had a huge peak thrust followed by low sustaining thrust. Similar to the C5 or A10 motors, but a higher peak than the C5. They probably proved impossible to manufacture or maybe the finanacial problems had reared their head at that time.
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Just got my new MPC Vostok. On the instruction there is a note: Due to the vinage nature of this kit, some additional parts may not be utilized. What this means is the platic parts for making it a flying model is there. all paper parts are not. The large fins are there.
Here is a pic of what's in the kit.


It's all there -
The large fins, both large and small "shock cord anchors" and the second less detailed nozzle plate.
The launch lugs are still molded into the upper transition and nozzle plate.

Needed for flight conversion -
9" long 20mm tube (BT-20 could work if built up at the top and bottom)
2 3/4" long "engine compartment" tube
Engine hook
Exterior shock cord mount
Shock Cord
Parachute (20" Mylar chute came with the kit)
.16 oz. nose weight
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Old 02-21-2014, 07:11 PM
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Here the instruction for the flying version.

http://www.oldrocketplans.com/mpc/m...0/mpc3-0700.pdf
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