3D printed N1

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neil_w

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Yeah, that is pretty impressive work. Certain to be a much friendlier build than the Alteira model.
 

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I hope he gets the bigger one in stock soon.
My 3rd stimulus payment went into my account today.
And I want to do my part to stimulate the economy. ;)
 

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That does look cool! The plastic parts look terrific! I have Matt Johnson's Alteira model. It is about 1/122 scale or about 34". Mine is built to fly on six D12's. Matt does have an option to commit to building the model to fly on only one motor.
 

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Hey, the 1/100 N1 was out of stock yesterday, but now showing in stock.
 

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Look what I found in my motor stash.
Is this coincidence or divine intervention?
Hmmm.....
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What had you planned to use those for?
Oh, I'm sure I can find something lying around I could put those in.
Maybe an AT Arreauxbee-Hi?

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And one left over for an N1? ;)
 

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The only thing better than one N-1... is two N-1's. I already have the Altaira model in my build pile but I couldn't resist a 1/100 scale. I hope I was one of the first 20 since I would have liked to have the stand and the display tower and they were all sold out.
 

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The only thing better than one N-1... is two N-1's. I already have the Altaira model in my build pile but I couldn't resist a 1/100 scale. I hope I was one of the first 20 since I would have liked to have the stand and the display tower and they were all sold out.
Another nice thing about the 1/100 scale is that Estes has a Saturn V at the same scale. I made a Saturn V at the 1/122 scale it was expensive and took time.
 

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The Altaira model is a challenge. My build thread is listed below. There are advantages and disadvantage. I think the Altaira N-1 is cheaper, but I think the new kit has parts that look better. I like launching with six D12's using e-matches. It does look cool. I have had 2 launches with all 6 motors firing both times. On the other hand I can understand the other option of just one motor for less worry and simplicity.
 

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I bought this kit because it was HIGHLY recommended by a friend who runs a very well respected mid-power model rocket company.
Then yesterday I did an unboxing of the kit with a good friend who is a true expert on scale model rocketry.
We were both HIGHLY impressed with this kit.

Heartily recommended. (and I don't know the gentleman who produced the kit)

I also have one of Matt Johnson's Altaira Rocketry kits. I would not call it a "more accurate" scale model, but larger and far more labor intensive.
 

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Just started building this, very nicely made kit. Now I wish I had a 1:100 Saturn V to go with it, but they seem to be sold out. Great picture Dave!
 
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