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    Centuri - Micron (KA-5 or #5005) Gallery

    Welcome to the Centuri - Micron (KA-5 or #5005) Gallery on TRF.

    This gallery showcases the Centuri - Micron (KA-5 or #5005) and those rockets derived from it. Particularly appropriate in this thread are the following:


    Centuri: Micron: KA-5 or #5005
    Semroc: Micron: KV-8



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

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    I used to tell Mom, "...I want to fly rockets when I grow up!":cool2:

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

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    Centuri Micron (KA-5 or #5005) Basic Information

    Centuri Micron (KA-5 or #5005) Basic Information.

    Centuri Engineering

    Micron

    KA-5 or #5005

    Introduced: 1963
    Final Year: 1981
    Designer: Lee Piester

    Type: Sport
    Motor Mount: 1x18mm
    Recovery: Streamer
    Stages: 1
    Length: 8.5"
    Diameter:
    Span:
    Weight: 0.38 oz

    Mfg. Description: The perfect for the beginner in model rocketry. Its basic stable design will aid your understanding of rocketry fundamentals. This models has been tracked to well over 2000 ft using a B8-0 engine. Streamer recovery system provides a soft landing so that the Micron can be flown again and again. Comes to you in easy to build kit form with easy-to-follow instructions. (Centuri 1964 Catalog)

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    The single stage Micron kit is perfect for the beginner in model rocketry. Its basic stable design will aid your understanding of rocketry fundamentals. This models has been tracked to well over 2000 ft using a B8-0 engine. Streamer recovery system provides a soft landing so that the Micron can be flown many times. Comes to you in easy to build kit form. (Centuri 1967 Catalog)

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    The perfect rocket for the beginner in model rocketry. Its basic stable design will aid your understanding of rocketry fundamentals. This models has been tracked to well over 2000 ft using a B8-6 engine. Streamer recovery system provides a soft landing so that the Micron can be flown many times. Comes to you in easy to build kit form. (Centuri 1968 Catalog)

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    Perfect for the beginner in Model Rocketry. Its basic stable design will aid your understanding of rocketry fundamentals. The Micron can fly up to 2000 ft. and will return with a colorful streamer for a safe landing. Fly it again and again. Comes in easy to build kit form with decals. Great! (Centuri 1969 Catalog)

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    A popular beginner kit, this single-stage beauty streaks to as high as 2000 feet, returning on its bright streamer for a soft landing. A stable design helps you understand basic rocket design. Easy-to-build, complete with decals, Micron will be in your collection for a long time to come. (Centuri 1970 Christmas Catalog)

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    Featuring printed balsa fins and a plastic nose cone, the MICRON can be assembled in minutes. Will fly up to 2,000' and return on a colorful streamer for a soft-safe landing. Fly it again and again. Complete kit includes decals. (Centuri 1971 Catalog)

    Centuri 1964 Catalog Centuri 1965 Catalog Centuri 1967 Catalog

    Centuri 1969 Catalog Centuri 1970 Christmas Catalog Centuri 1971 Catalog

    Centuri 1972 Catalog Centuri 1975 Catalog Centuri 1979 Catalog

    Centuri 1980 Catalog


    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; 31st March 2013 at 03:20 AM.
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    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!":cool2:

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

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    Semroc Micron (KV-8) Basic Information

    Semroc Micron (KV-8) Basic Information.

    Semroc Astronautics

    Micron

    KV-8

    Introduced:
    Final Year:
    Designer: Lee Piester

    Type: Sport
    Motor Mount: 1x18mm
    Recovery: Streamer
    Stages: 1
    Length: 9.2" (23.4 cm)
    Diameter: 0.759" (1.9 cm)
    Span: 2.6" (6.6 cm)
    Weight: 0.4 oz (11.3 g)

    Mfg. Description: 1963 Retro Repro (Semroc 2011 Web Ad)

    Semroc 2007 Web Ad Semroc 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.
    Last edited by JAL3; 30th December 2011 at 05:29 AM.
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    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!":cool2:

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

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    Centuri - Micron Gallery

    This was the first rocket kit I ever bought back in 1975, so it has a bit of sentimental value to me... I decided to do it in the kit panel scheme rather than the classic catalog scheme. The actual kit (left) I left unopenned. The rocket I built was a SEMROC clone kit. This way I can display them together.



    post copied to gallery with permission

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    My Micron (from Semroc).

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    Estes made a Micron, #0876. Was that a repro of the Centuri kit?

    It looks similar but a bit more svelte.
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    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!":cool2:

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by JAL3 View Post
    Estes made a Micron, #0876. Was that a repro of the Centuri kit?

    It looks similar but a bit more svelte.
    No.

    Estes just re-used the name.
    Bob

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    Quote Originally Posted by Initiator001 View Post
    No.

    Estes just re-used the name.
    Thanks for the info. I see the difference in the fins now. Before, I just could not see it.
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    I used to tell Mom, "...I want to fly rockets when I grow up!":cool2:

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

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    Semroc Micron Gallery

    Heres my Semroc "Micron" DKV-8
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    NAR 90998
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    Sweet! I'm going the same route, but with a metallic nose cone. That big 'ol checkerboard wrap just screams "old school" and I like that. I like it a lot.

    Nice job. Cool rocket.

    I found the lug got in the way of the wrap (as spec'd in the instructions), so I shortened and lowered it. How did you cope with it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by foamy View Post
    Sweet! I'm going the same route, but with a metallic nose cone. That big 'ol checkerboard wrap just screams "old school" and I like that. I like it a lot.

    Nice job. Cool rocket.

    I found the lug got in the way of the wrap (as spec'd in the instructions), so I shortened and lowered it. How did you cope with it?
    I didnt catch the decal thing untill I put them on this morn. I cut 1 White square out and it went on OK.
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    I couldn't locate mine in the shop, but here are a couple of vintage shots to show that I do own one and it has flown. It originally had a red/white/blue paint job that I did with the remnants of metallic paint from two other projects, but I wasn't happy with the way it turned out. I repainted it with the orange, white and black and added a wrap decal from Excelsior. I like it this way MUCH better.




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    [QUOTE=Fishhead;278857]I couldn't locate mine in the shop, but here are a couple of vintage shots to show that I do own one and it has flown. It originally had a red/white/blue paint job that I did with the remnants of metallic paint from two other projects, but I wasn't happy with the way it turned out. I repainted it with the orange, white and black and added a wrap decal from Excelsior. I like it this way MUCH better.


    Very Nice.
    The Orange REALLY SHOWS in that first picture..almost glowing.
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    Somedays its hard to stay centered on being eccentric.
    I like Fat-Bottomed Rockets
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    Another nifty little Semroc/Centuri Micron. I really like all of the different paint schemes in this thread—they're all very well done.

    I couldn't help but go stock (except for the Micron decal) on this one. I dig the 1964 motif. Bunches. Easy and fun build. Quite satisfying, really.

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    This Micron kit came as a free bonus in a Semroc order last year. Thanks, Semroc!

    Mine looks much like the previous post's. I did convert it to 13mm power. I really wished that I had left off the motor hook, though, because it's hard to get my big fingers in there to release it. The paints are Rustoleum with a Future clear coat. Open Rocket gives me 600' on an A3-4.


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