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  1. #1
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    Centuri - Vector V (KB-2 or #5032) Gallery

    Welcome to the Centuri - Vector V (KB-2 or #5032) Gallery on TRF.

    This gallery showcases the Centuri - Vector V (KB-2 or #5032) and those rockets derived from it. Particularly appropriate in this thread are the following:


    Centuri: Vector V: KB-2 or #5032
    Semroc: Vector-V: KV-44



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

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    Last edited by JAL3; 10th May 2013 at 02:10 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 Vector V (KB-2 or #5032) Basic Information

    Centuri Vector V (KB-2 or #5032) Basic Information.

    Centuri Engineering

    Vector-V, Vector V

    KB-2 or #5032

    Introduced: 1972
    Final Year: 1981
    Designer:

    Type: Sport
    Motor Mount: 1x18mm
    Recovery: Parachute
    Stages: 1
    Length: 12.5"
    Diameter: 1.34"
    Span:
    Weight: 0.9 oz

    Mfg. Description: Over 12 ways to go! Here's one you customize to one of over a dozen configuration. And it goes together fast too, with pre-cut fibre fins, plastic nose cone, a large decal sheet of exotic markings & super detailing and finishing ideas. Recover by parachute for a fast turnaround with Centuri's Quick Change Engine Lock. Get started in the Design-Your-Own game today with Vector-V. (Centuri 1975 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; 5th January 2012 at 03:51 AM.
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    Alamo Rocketeers NAR Section 661
    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!":cool2:

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

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    Semroc Vector-V (KV-44) Basic Information

    Semroc Vector-V (KV-44) Basic Information.

    Semroc Astronautics

    Vector-V

    KV-44

    Introduced:
    Final Year:
    Designer:

    Type: Sport
    Motor Mount: 1x18mm
    Recovery: Parachute
    Stages: 1
    Length: 12.6" (32.0 cm)
    Diameter: 1.34" (3.4 cm)
    Span: 3.3" (8.4 cm)
    Weight: 0.9 oz (25.5 g)

    Mfg. Description: 1972 Retro Repro (Semroc 2011 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; 5th January 2012 at 05:25 AM.
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    John A. Lee O.S.L.
    Alamo Rocketeers NAR Section 661
    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!":cool2:

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

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    Centuri - Vector V Gallery

    This sequence of the Vector Goon speaks for itself.

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    One up, Many down.

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    Restored Centuri Vector V

    This is one rocket you make a search for and may come up with one or two results... not many do have or care about this rocket.

    I got this Vector V from Scott, aka rokitflite. Wanted one for a while but never seen one on Ebay and never knew you can make one out of the Estes Viking...

    Well, being a Centuri buff, I was really happy to get my hands on an original Vector V... completing my Alpha Centuri Series of rockets: Taurus, Vulcan, and now a Vector V!!! Thanks Scott!!!

    Kept the colors Scott had originally painted it as I liked it better than the few I have seen or the ones suggested in the instruction. Looking that this color scheme was not sugested in the original instructions, I am calling it "The Royal Guards" color scheme. Krylon Original colors: Blue, Red, Satin Black; and Valspar Brushed Nickel. Decals from Excelsior, pre-Sandman, plus some of my own. Two coats of Future and a light buff with 3m polishing compound (do not know the real name...) for a smooooth and shiiineeee finish. Pictures do not do justice to the finish.

    One thing I noted at the "business end" of the rocket was that Scott had added some art work at the bottom of the centering ring, plus added three fins to the motor mount. I thought it looked cool and original so I kept it.

    Enjoy.

    - RR

    EDIT: Forgot to mention that it did not come with the central fins so I had to replace. I use one of those wood coffee mixing sticks...


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    These are the three I've flown in the past. I've got a Semroc Vector V on the way and parts for an upscale Vector G coming this week. (The middle one is a 1.765x upscale.)
    http://www.rocketreviews.com/scratch...helberger.html
    http://www.rocketreviews.com/centuri...helberger.html
    http://www.rocketreviews.com/scratch...helberger.html


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    Mega Goon Vector G, an upscale of the previously posted Vector G. After I finished, I was concerned that the stubby fin profile I'd chosen would be too stubby to allow for a stable flight, so I added a little noseweight.






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    2014 motor usage: 60 flights: 1/4A - 2, 1/2A - 2, A - 23, B - 24, C - 1, E - 3 = 257.287 Ns
    2015 motor usage: 122 flights: 1/4A - 10, 1/2A - 14, A - 50, B - 16, C - 19, D - 5, E - 8, F - 2 = 825.3574 Ns

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    I did a refit on my original Vector V back in 2007. I have a page about it here:

    http://rocketry.gonnerman.org/vectorv.html
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    Semroc Vector-V.

    Attachment 174033

    Build thread here.

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    "Vector Six," a six-finned clone built using Estes parts, posing next to the Vector V.

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