Centuri - (The) Point (KC-13 or #5073) Gallery

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  1. Nov 22, 2010 #1

    Micromeister

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    Another of the Centuri Engeneering funny recovery mostly cardstock models was "the Point". Kicking the empty motor casing out of the Aeroshell body to dangle below in of a short shock cord the models Cardstock cone shaped body became the Chute. For the most part it worked LOL!!! Downscaled to micro-maxx size it still works just like the full size 18mm motor model. We can now clone this model or get a repo kit for Semiroc.
    Had an original, both current flying models are clones.

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    The Point-1-sm_1st Fleet b&w_04-15-72.jpg

    421-sm_The Point (Centuri)_08-07-99.jpg

    MM 232b2-sm_the Point_End of Flight_07-07-01.jpg
     
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  2. Feb 7, 2009 #2

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    Welcome to the Centuri - (The) Point (KC-13 or #5073) Gallery Gallery on TRF.

    This gallery showcases the Centuri - (The) Point (KC-13 or #5073) Gallery and those rockets derived from it. Particularly appropriate in this thread are the following:


    Centuri: The Point: KC-13 or #5073
    McCoy's Micro Wonder Works: (Centuri) The Point: #232
    Semroc: Point: KV-58



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

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  3. Feb 7, 2009 #3

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    Centuri (The) Point (KC-13 or #5073) Basic Information.

    [​IMG] Centuri Engineering

    The Point

    KC-13 or #5073

    Introduced: 1969
    Final Year: 1976
    Designer: Doug Malewicki

    Type: Oddroc
    Motor Mount: 1x18mm
    Recovery: Pseudo Parachute
    Stages: 1
    Length: 8.1"
    Diameter: 3.9"
    Span: 3.9"
    Weight: 0.55 oz

    Mfg. Description: This brand new easy-to-assemble "finless" rocket really flies! Learn about rocket stability by building and flying the POINT. Kit comes with colorful pre-painted body skin and astronaut cockpit. Unusual body shape acts as its own rigid parachute for sure, safe recovery every flight. Use B4-2 engine only. (Centuri 1969 Catalog)

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    Absolutely Amazing! Finless rocket really flies -- and beautifully, too. The unusual rigid chute formed by the body skin provides unusual recovery. Study rocket stability by building and flying the Point. Kit comes with colorful, pre-painted body skin and handsome astronaut cockpit. Sure, safe recovery every flight. Use B4-2 engine only. (Centuri 1970 Christmas Catalog)

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    1971 Catalog text identical to 1969 Catalog

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

    [​IMG] Centuri 1971 Catalog

    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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  4. Feb 7, 2009 #4

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    MMWW (Centuri) The Point (#232) Basic Information.

    [​IMG] McCoy's Micro Wonder Works (MMWW)

    (Centuri) The Point

    #232

    Introduced: 2000
    Final Year:
    Designer: John McCoy

    Type: Oddroc, Downscale
    Motor Mount: 1x6mm
    Recovery: Rigid Parachute
    Stages: 1
    Length: 3.125"
    Diameter: 1-31/64"
    Span:
    Weight:

    Mfg. Description: Micro Maxx Kc-13 The Point 1:3818 downscale (plan)


    First post in this thread featuring this rocket.

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  5. May 20, 2013 #5

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    It was a long winter here in MI and I guess I was a building machine.

    Here are some more completed projects.

    Semroc Point, Odd'l Rockets Wedgie, Estes Xarconian Cruiser, and Semroc Mars Lander.

    All were a lot of fun to build and will fly soon.

    PIX:

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    Cheers!!

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    Semroc (KV-58) Basic Basic Information.

    [​IMG] Semroc Astronautics

    MODEL NAME: Point Also known as: The Point, The Amazing Point

    NUMBER: KV-58

    Introduced:
    Final Year:
    Designer: Doug Malewicki

    Type: Oddroc, Clone
    Motor Mount: 1x18mm
    Recovery: Conical Drag
    Stages: 1
    Length: 8.6" (21.8 cm)
    Diameter: 3.9" (9.9 cm)
    Span: 3.9" (9.9 cm)
    Weight: 0.4 oz (11.3 g)

    Mfg. Description: 1969 Retro Repro (2013 Semroc Web Ad)


    Advertising Liveries

    [​IMG] 2007 Web Ad


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    First post in this thread featuring this rocket.

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  7. Nov 4, 2013 #7

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    Here's mine, just finished today.

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  8. Mar 30, 2014 #8

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    I had one back in the day, and decided to clone one a couple months ago. First flew it last month but missed it at take off. Flew again today...caught it this time!

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  9. Mar 30, 2014 #9

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    Here's mine

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  10. Oct 1, 2017 #10

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    I just ordered this kit from eRockets.biz last night. I also ordered the {Centuri} Space Shuttle, which is the MAIN THING that I wanted. I've been interested in The Point since I first saw it in a Centauri catalog. I figure the Point will give me something to fly while I am building the shuttle...LOL

    I'll post pics after I assemble it!
     
  11. Oct 1, 2017 #11

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    Is the yellow one a tetrahedron?


    EDIT: FWIW, I just looked-up the Wedgie on the JonRocket website, and realized I HAVE seen photos of this kit before. Seeing one with the "NAR" logo on it triggered my memory.

    I have a "thing" for tetrahedrons and space frame structures. Tetrshedron kites are one of my favorite types of kites....
     
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