Centuri - Lil' Hercules (KA-1 or #5001) Gallery

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  1. Mar 23, 2011 #1

    dbrent

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    I finished my SEMROC clone of the Centuri Lil' Hercules. As with the Micron I finished earlier, I wanted to make it look like the kit panel of an original I have. This was not as trivial a build as it would first appear.
    The design calls for small washers to be glued to the fins to enable a true tumble recovery, but since you don't see them on the catalog models I went through the effort to embed them into the fins...

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    All in all, I was pretty happy with the way it came out. It's definitely tail heavy!

    Post copied to gallery with permission

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    Looks good, Don!

    Here's my Semroc Lil' Hercules model. I think it was the first Semroc kit I built.

    Semroc Lil' Hercules.jpg
     
  3. Mar 30, 2011 #3

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    Here's my Semroc Lil' Hercules

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  4. Feb 7, 2009 #4

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    Welcome to the Centuri - Lil' Hercules (KA-1 or #5001) Gallery on TRF.

    This gallery showcases the Centuri - Lil' Hercules (KA-1 or #5001) and those rockets derived from it. Particularly appropriate in this thread are the following:


    Centuri: Lil' Hercules: KA-1 or #5001
    Semroc: Lil' Hercules: KV-14



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

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  5. Feb 7, 2009 #5

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    Centuri Lil' Hercules (KA-1 or #5001) Basic Information.

    [​IMG] Centuri Engineering

    Lil' Hercules

    KA-1 or #5001

    Introduced: 1965
    Final Year: 1983
    Designer:

    Type: Sport
    Motor Mount:
    Recovery: Tumble
    Stages: 1
    Length: 5.6"
    Diameter: 0.75"
    Span:
    Weight: 0.16 oz

    Mfg. Description: Perfect for the beginner in model rocketry. Designed exclusively for use with the 'S' or Series III engines. Extremely small and light weight, the Lil' Hercules streaks skyward and returns safely for many flights. Easy-to-build kit. (Centuri 1965 Catalog)

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    Perfect for the beginner in model rocketry. Designed exclusively for use with the 'S' or Series III engines. Extremely small and light weight, the Lil' Hercules streaks skyward and returns safely for many flights. Easy-to-build. (Centuri 1968 Catalog)

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    Perfect for the beginner in model rocketry. Designed exclusively for use with the 'S' or Series III engines. Extremely lightweight, the LIL' HERC streaks skyward and returns safely for many more great flights. Easy-to-build. (Centuri 1969 Catalog)

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    The answer for the beginner in model rocketry. The world famous Lil' Herc is designed to use the short "S" type engines exclusively. Extremely light-weight -- yet rugged beyond belief -- this popular little beauty streaks to high altitudes and returns safely for many more great flights. Really the pee wee of the Centuri line, Lil' Herc is easy-to-build and fun to fly! (Centuri 1970 Christmas Catalog)

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    Perfect for the beginner in model rocketry. Designed for use only with short "S" engines, the LIL' HERCULES reaches high altitudes and returns safely for many more exciting flights. The light weight design of this rocket permits it to float gently back to earth without the requirement for a parachute or streamer. (Centuri 1971 Catalog)

    [​IMG] Centuri 1965 Catalog [​IMG] Centuri 1967 Catalog

    [​IMG] Centuri 1969 Catalog [​IMG] Centuri 1970 Christmas Catalog

    [​IMG] Centuri 1971 Catalog [​IMG] Centuri 1972 Catalog

    [​IMG] Centuri 1979 Catalog [​IMG] Centuri 1980 Catalog

    [​IMG] Centuri 1982 Catalog [​IMG] Centuri 1983 Catalog

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    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.
     
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  6. Feb 7, 2009 #6

    JAL3

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    Semroc Lil' Hercules (KV-14) Basic Information.

    [​IMG] Semroc Astronautics

    Lil' Hercules, Lil' Herc

    KV-14

    Introduced:
    Final Year:
    Designer:

    Type: Sport
    Motor Mount: 1x18mm
    Recovery: Tumble
    Stages: 1
    Length: 6.5" (16.5 cm)
    Diameter: 0.759" (1.9 cm)
    Span: 3.4" (8.6 cm)
    Weight: 0.3 oz (8.5 g)

    Mfg. Description: 1965 Retro Repro (Semroc 2011 Web Ad)

    [​IMG] Semroc 2011 Web Ad

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    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.
     
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    bump for editing
     
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    Flown on 8/19/13 as a tribute to Carl McLawhorn. I bought this bird in 2003 and finished it in 2013.
     

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