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    Centuri - Python Fighter (#5358) Gallery

    Welcome to the Centuri Python Fighter (#5358) Gallery on TRF.

    This gallery showcases the Centuri Python Fighter (#5358) and those rockets derived from it. Particularly appropriate in this thread are the following:


    Centuri: Python Fighter: #5358



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




    Last edited by JAL3; 31st July 2012 at 03:57 PM.
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    Centuri Python Fighter (#5358) Basic Information

    Centuri Python Fighter (#5358) Basic Information.

    Centuri Engineering

    MODEL NAME: Python Fighter Also known as:

    NUMBER: #5358

    Introduced: 1983
    Final Year: 1983
    Designer:

    Type: Exotic
    Motor Mount: 1x18mm
    Recovery: Parachute
    Stages: 1
    Length: 14.875"
    Diameter: 0.876"
    Span:
    Weight: 1.25 oz

    Mfg. Description: Futuristic space fighter design. This short range support craft is based on large space carriers. Quad mounted laser canon and force field defense. (Centuri 1983 Catalog)


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    First post in this thread featuring this rocket.

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    If you have any additional information on this rocket and/or catalog photos please let us know.

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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 - Python Fighter gallery



    The Python Fighter is one of those rare Centuri birds built using Estes parts. I picked up several of these cones in an Ebay auction several years ago, and previously built the Estes Manta Bomber and Attack Craft Orion, both of which are kind of sister ships to the Python Fighter due to the unique cone. Gordon at Excelsior provided the decals. The upcoming Estes Asteroid Hunter has a cone that is close to this one, but from an all new mold.
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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

    FLEET PICS! http://www.rocketryforum.com/album.php?u=395
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    Nice Python Fighter Bill. Now that the new N/C can be had it will make cloning one of these easier. I wish Estes would offer the N/C individually along with the new "Odyssey" style nose.

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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 chrism View Post
    Nice Python Fighter Bill. Now that the new N/C can be had it will make cloning one of these easier. I wish Estes would offer the N/C individually along with the new "Odyssey" style nose.
    I picked up the Sci-Fi nose cone pack from Hobbylinc. Considering that you can build an Odyssey, a Python Fighter, a Vindicator, a Xarconian Destroyer and a Centuri Spacemaster, it's a great value.
    NAR 79563

    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

    FLEET PICS! http://www.rocketryforum.com/album.php?u=395
    Dreaded rocketry blog http://wallyum.blogspot.com/

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    I remember when I wrote that reply, Estes did not offer the 5-pack sci-fi nosecones at the time. I am glad they do now!!

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    Ditto!

    NAR 79563

    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

    FLEET PICS! http://www.rocketryforum.com/album.php?u=395
    Dreaded rocketry blog http://wallyum.blogspot.com/

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