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DaSquriel

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Hello,
Im making a 1/19 scale v2!! Im not gonna use the vacuform fins im gonna use 1/8" lexan (like plexi glass) and im wondering if an E motor would anychance melt that???

Also im going to have chrome v/2 actual chrome does anyone know were i can buy actual chrome spray paint??

Im going to make a american flag nylon chute for it and i was wondering if anyone knows how large it should be thanks!
 

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DaSquriel,

First off welcome to the forum.

Second. The Estes 1/19th V-2 will just barely fly on the E9 if built LIGHT!

With plexiglass fins...forget it...it won't work! REALLY!

Do a search above. Just type in V-2...You can read for DAYS!! what everyone here has tried.

As for silver paint...real chrome paint...I think Jim Flis found some but the price was outrageous!

Regular silver paint from a spray can just plain sucks!

Altough I painted my original Maxi V-2 back in 1975 with silver spray paint and it look OK...not great but just OK. I have since repainted it.

I built mine stock and it's still flys great on D12-3 engines.

The D12 has more "punch" off the line than an E9.

sandman
 

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The V-2 is a tricky rocket to model, since the prototype had a 1000 pound payload in the nose, which helped it fly with the rather small fins, and primitive guidance system.

I built my ESTES 4" V-2 bone stock back in the 1970's. I chose one of the black/white White Sands roll patterns in order to avoid silver paint. I agree with Sandman... silver paint looks like silver paint and never like chrome.

Henway, this beast never flew well enough for my tastes on D12s. A couple of years ago, I re-built the motor mount, modifying it only enough to accept E/F motors. There is no expoxy or fiberglass...no plywood or any other mods to the basic contruction. I did add a 36" NCR nylon parachute (it came in an ESTES parts assortment, and fit the bill nicely.)

I have flown the rocket numerous times on Aerotech F21-6 motors. You need a big field, but this motor seems to be designed just for this rocket.
 

DaSquriel

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ummmmmmm does anyone know the dimensions or a template for the v2 fins thanks
 

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Hi Da Squriel,
can you measure or trace the fin from the kit?
or are you building one from scratch?
 

DaSquriel

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umm yeah im building it mostly from scartch so i cant mesurwe it
 

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Originally posted by DaSquriel
Hello,
Im making a 1/19 scale v2!! Im not gonna use the vacuform fins im gonna use 1/8" lexan (like plexi glass) and im wondering if an E motor would anychance melt that???

Also im going to have chrome v/2 actual chrome does anyone know were i can buy actual chrome spray paint??

Im going to make a american flag nylon chute for it and i was wondering if anyone knows how large it should be thanks!
For the chrome, most hobby stores carry this paint that comes in small jars for use with a spray pen. I've seen chrome before, and it does look like chrome. You could also try MonoCoat, I think that's what it's called, but R/C airplance modelers use that stuff to cover the structural skeleton of their planes. I've also seen chrome for that, and it is VERY reflective.
-Matthew
 

DaSquriel

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ok well i found out it will be way cheper to convert mt big daddy to a v2 so does abyone know ere i can get the nose cone???
 

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The Big Dady tube is available from Totally Tibular, sorry it's not listed on his site but is available as the T-100 tube.

It is the same price ($7.00 for a 34" length) at the T-101.

The Nose cone you can get by calling Estes @ 800-525-7561x216

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Or get the Big Daddy kit at Michael's (currently being closed out at $12) for 40% off ($7.00) with their coupons.

CTimm
 

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American flag 'chute? I think a Nazi flag would be more appropriate!
 

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Why try converting a rocket into a V2? Shop around and you can get an Estes V2 for less than $30 and fly it on an Aero Tech E30-4T. The E9 is not enough for it. Here a pic of my Estes V2.
 

DaSquriel

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Is that the estes 2.6" or the estes 3.9"?? and my whole rocket will be completed at 3" painted and everthing for under 30 bucks!
 

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It's the 3.9" for the E9 engine. Not a great model for that engine. I just like V2's.
 

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American flag 'chute? I think a Nazi flag would be more appropriate!
But VERY politically incorrect!

The U.S. flag would be appropriate...The U.S. did fly about 50 V-2's after the war.

My next V-2 will be one of the University of Michigan aerodynamic test rounds with "Buy Bonds" and the odd shaped experimental nose cones.

I've never seen anyone do one of those.

sandman
 

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Originally posted by sandman
But VERY politically incorrect!

Wouldnt it be politically incorrect to fly a V2 with any form of recovery at all? :p


Sounds good

Phil
 
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