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    SCALE - Nike Apache Gallery

    Welcome to the SCALE - Nike Apache Gallery on TRF.

    This gallery showcases the Nike Apache and those rockets derived from it. Particularly appropriate in this thread are the following:


    Cosmodrome: Nike Apache:
    Estes: Nike Apache: #1957



    as well as any upscales, downscales, clones, kitbashes or other derivative works. Even Goonies qualify!


    The Nike Apache was a two-stage sounding rocket used by NASA to loft instruments into the upper atmosphere. The Nike Apache was launched 636 times between 1961 and 1978. It was a popular rocket due to its low cost (6000 USD) and ability to be fired from many locales.

    The Nike Apache was used to carry a variety of payloads to study a wide range of topics including radio astronomy, meteorology, aeronomy, atmospheric conditions, plasma physics, and solar physics. NASA flew them from Brazil, Canada, India, Norway, Pakistan, Spain, Suriname, Sweden, all across the US, and off the USS Croatan (CVE-25). The maximum payload weight was 80 lbs (36 kg) and the maximum altitude about 125 miles (200 km).

    The Nike-Apache configuration was also used by one variation of the MQR-13 BMTS target rocket
    Last edited by JAL3; 9th November 2011 at 10:21 PM.
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    Photos of the "Fleet": http://www.flickr.com/photos/23694991@N03/

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    Cosmodrome Nike Apache Basic Information

    Cosmodrome Nike Apache Basic Information.

    Cosmodrome Rocketry

    Nike Apache

    NUMBER

    Introduced:
    Final Year:
    Designer: Mike Kruger

    Type: Scale
    Motor Mount: 1x29mm
    Recovery: Parachute
    Stages: 1
    Length: 52.5"
    Diameter: 2.63",1.06"
    Span:
    Weight: 18 oz

    Mfg. Description: Balsa nose cone and transition
    Two color self-adhesive decals
    28" rip-stop nylon parachutte
    F and G power
    Through-the-wall fins
    Positive motor retension (Cosmodrome 2011 Web Ad)

    Cosmodrome 2009 Web Ad Cosmodrome 2011 Web Ad





    First post in this thread featuring this rocket.

    See Also: LINKS
    EMRR
    RocketReviews
    Mfg. Page


    If you have any additional information on this rocket and/or catalog photos please let us know.
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    NAR 87285, L1 8 March 2008
    TRA 03040, L1 8 March 2008

    Photos of the "Fleet": http://www.flickr.com/photos/23694991@N03/

    I used to tell Mom, "...I want to fly rockets when I grow up!"

    She said, "Make up your mind, you can't do both!"

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    Estes Nike Apache (#1957) Basic Information

    Estes Nike Apache (#1957) Basic Information.

    Estes Industries

    Nike Apache

    #1957

    Introduced: 1986
    Final Year: 1989
    Designer:

    Type: Scale
    Motor Mount: 1x18mm
    Recovery: Parachute
    Stages: 1
    Length: 22.875"
    Diameter: 1.325"
    Span:
    Weight: 1.55 oz

    Mfg. Description: Scale (1 to 12.25) model of U.S. sounding rocket includes two stage appearance, three-color decal, and 12" parachute recovery. Reaches altitudes over 900 feet. (Estes 1986 Catalog)

    Estes 1986 Catalog

    Face Card



    First post in this thread featuring this rocket.

    See Also: LINKS
    EMRR
    RocketReviews
    Mfg. Page


    If you have any additional information on this rocket and/or catalog photos please let us know.
    Last edited by JAL3; 6th January 2012 at 03:00 AM.
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    NAR 87285, L1 8 March 2008
    TRA 03040, L1 8 March 2008

    Photos of the "Fleet": http://www.flickr.com/photos/23694991@N03/

    I used to tell Mom, "...I want to fly rockets when I grow up!"

    She said, "Make up your mind, you can't do both!"

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    SCALE - Nike Apache Gallery

    My Nike Apache from Cosmodrome is one of my prouder accomplishments. The build thread can be found here: http://www.rocketryforum.com/showthread.php?t=4605

    Its photo albums are here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/2369499...7621466884924/

    Throughout the build process, Cosmodrome helped out, gave advice and generally "held my hand". When asking about paint jobs, he sent me to a link that was different than all the others I had ever seen since the booster was red. I decided to follow that scheme and call my beast the Red Apache, even though the Apache part is white.

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    NAR 87285, L1 8 March 2008
    TRA 03040, L1 8 March 2008

    Photos of the "Fleet": http://www.flickr.com/photos/23694991@N03/

    I used to tell Mom, "...I want to fly rockets when I grow up!"

    She said, "Make up your mind, you can't do both!"

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    A couple Scale Nike-Apache's. Actually Nike boosted Sounding rockets are one of my most modeled prototypes.

    2 different Micro Maxx's are 1:36 scale
    Bt-55 Standard Estes Nike Apache (Semi-Scale)

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