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    Centuri - Snipe Hunter Gallery

    Welcome to the Centuri - Snipe Hunter (KB-13 or #5043) Gallery on TRF.

    This gallery showcases the Centuri - Snipe Hunter (KB-13 or #5043) and those rockets derived from it. Particularly appropriate in this thread are the following:


    Centuri: Snipe Hunter: KB-13 or #5043
    Semroc: Snipe Hunter: KV-51



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

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    Last edited by JAL3; 9th November 2011 at 07:45 PM.
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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 Snipe Hunter (KB-13 or #5043) Basic Information

    Centuri Snipe Hunter (KB-13 or #5043) Basic Information.

    Centuri Engineering

    Snipe Hunter

    KB-13 or #5043

    Introduced: 1967
    Final Year: 1981
    Designer:

    Type: Payload
    Motor Mount:
    Recovery: Parachute
    Stages: 1
    Length: 12.5"
    Diameter: 0.907"
    Span:
    Weight: 0.85 oz

    Mfg. Description: A fantastic performer!! Chosen for its new, high performance design characteristics, the SNIPE HUNTER was flown in the first International Model Rocket Championship Meet held at Dubnika, Czechoslovakia. Comes with clear plastic see-thru payload capsule. Terrific for demonstration or display. Study the effects of acceleration on insect life with assured parachute recovery. (Centuri 1967 Catalog)

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    1968 Catalog text identical to 1967 Catalog
    1969 Catalog text identical to 1967 Catalog

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    A fantastic performer!! Chosen for its high performance design, the SNIPE HUNTER was flown in the first International Model Rocket Championships held in Czechoslovakia, May 1966. Launch live insect specimens inside plastic see-thru capsule to observe effects of high acceleration rocket flights. Comes complete with decals and 12" parachute. (Centuri 1971 Catalog)

    Centuri 1967 Catalog Centuri 1968 Catalog Centuri 1969 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; 30th March 2013 at 05:53 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!":cool2:

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

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    Semroc Snipe Hunter (KV-51) Basic Information

    Semroc Snipe Hunter (KV-51) Basic Information.

    Semroc Astronautics

    Snipe Hunter

    KV-51

    Introduced:
    Final Year:
    Designer:

    Type: Payload
    Motor Mount: 1x18mm
    Recovery: Parachute
    Stages: 1
    Length: 12.1" (30.7 cm)
    Diameter: 0.908" (2.3 cm)
    Span: 3.6" (9.2 cm)
    Weight: 0.5 oz (14.2 g)

    Mfg. Description: 1967 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; 2nd January 2012 at 05:55 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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    Centuri - Snipe Hunter Gallery

    Surprisingly there was no gallery for this yet. Here's my just-completed Semroc retro-repro Snipe Hunter in the stock paint scheme from the kit card. Four decades ago this was state of the art for competition payload altitude models.


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    NAR 21953 L3 - TRA 1108 - DART San Diego

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    Thanks for the kind words foamy! I love a lot of the older style kits, especially Centuri...it's nice having Semroc these days - their kits are great and all the basic classic parts are available. Cheers!
    Dave Cook
    NAR 21953 L3 - TRA 1108 - DART San Diego

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    Centuri -Snipe Hunter Gallery

    Heres my Semroc retro-repro Snipe Hunter. Changed the colors some. Put my SAM# on the LL
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    NAR 90998
    SAM 0322
    Give Blood!
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    Somedays its hard to stay centered on being eccentric.
    I like Fat-Bottomed Rockets
    Temple of the Dog

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    Another excellent Retro-Repro from Semroc.
    Last edited by foamy; 11th December 2011 at 02:04 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by foamy View Post
    Another excellent Retro-Repro from Semroc.
    Did you use a piece of BT for the Motor Strengthenig Band?
    Nice job, looks rich.
    NAR 90998
    SAM 0322
    Give Blood!
    Everything there is to know , is to know what you don't know.
    Somedays its hard to stay centered on being eccentric.
    I like Fat-Bottomed Rockets
    Temple of the Dog

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scotty Dog View Post
    Did you use a piece of BT for the Motor Strengthenig Band?
    Nice job, looks rich.
    Thanks SD. I used that strip of paper that came with the kit and used F'n'F to get rid of the lap. I'm not sure what it's purpose is, except perhaps to reinforce the tube top—to keep the payload from getting a wobbly fit?

    The gold color is Createx Pearlized Copper, but it looks more like a warm gold. The light I shot it in doesn't help it much either. I probably should have mixed some transparent red in it to make more copper-like, but I'm alright with it.

    Checking out your excellent example above—have you launched it yet? I really like the style of these little rockets.
    Last edited by foamy; 11th December 2011 at 02:27 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by foamy View Post
    Thanks SD. I used that strip of paper that came with the kit and used F'n'F to get rid of the lap. I'm not sure what it's purpose is, except perhaps to reinforce the tube top—to keep the payload from getting a wobbly fit?

    The gold color is Createx Pearlized Copper, but it looks more like a warm gold. The light I shot it in doesn't help it much either. I probably should have mixed some transparent red in it to make more copper-like, but I'm alright with it.

    Checking out your excellent example above—have you launched it yet? I really like the style of these little rockets.
    Ive launch it a couple times on A8-5.
    Flys nice.
    NAR 90998
    SAM 0322
    Give Blood!
    Everything there is to know , is to know what you don't know.
    Somedays its hard to stay centered on being eccentric.
    I like Fat-Bottomed Rockets
    Temple of the Dog

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    bump for editing
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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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    What a great name! not sure if all the TRF'ers know what one is..
    Frank pic by Mark Clark.

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ID:	136726Here's my SNIPE!!! Still thinkin 'bout building a D/E XL type Snipe Hunter!!!
    Cave Duck, Scotty Dog, Foamy,....your Snipe Hunters look just AWESOME!!
    Last edited by Bill Gibson; 4th July 2013 at 02:44 PM.

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    Snipe is the Hunter

    SEMROC kit from eRockets.

    I went with a metallic Silver for the body tube, turned out pretty decent. Hope to fly it in a couple of weeks at a Centuri Classics club launch.

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    Another color picture of the Snipe Hunter with a unique paint scheme from the 1974-75 catalog, part of the Centuri Lunar Fleet

    http://www.ninfinger.org/rockets/cat...4/74cen12.html



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