# Cosmodrome Vostok

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#### bguffer

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Cosmodrome is producing Vostoks again. Received mine today.

Thick sturdy tubes. Many pieces. This looks like a great kit.

Bob

#### NAR29996

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Good luck with the kit. I've really enjoyed building and flying mine. Don't take 10 years to build it like I did.

#### mperdue

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This kit has great possibilities...

#### cosmodrome

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Cosmodrome is producing Vostoks again. Received mine today.

Bob
Oh, boy..... Now you've gone and done it. You took it out of the bag! :y:

#### bguffer

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Unbagging... I was shocked to see how much came came out of the bag.

Bob

#### cosmodrome

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Unbagging... I was shocked to see how much came came out of the bag.

Bob
It almost took as much engineering getting the parts to fit in the bag than to get the thing designed.

#### MaxQ

##### Tripoli 2747
I took it out of the bag and got stuck building it.
I'm almost done with the airframe...

I'm doing the Soyuz conversion....still stumped on how to do those grid fins though....looking for a plastic grid about 1/10" square for each hole...

BTW: this is one of the finest kits you'll ever own...this and his Aerobee -Hi.
Fantastic kits!

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#### sodmeister

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You know ,everytime I see these posts ,I feel like a frustrated old COW !

Does anybody know what vendors are selling/have in stock any Vostoks ?Apogee sent me an email saying they had 2 in stock and if I wanted one.Of course by the time I got back to them....POOF...all gone (less than 24 hours later)

Not a huge fan of emotioncoms but -----> :confused2:

Paul T

#### bguffer

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Got mine from Uncle Mikes Rocket Shack (UMRS). I had seen a thread with the title of Cosmodrome Back In Stock, and ordered the rocket within 5 minutes of viewing the thread. I think a day or two later, when i checked, UMRS had the Vostok lasted as out of stock again.

Somewhere i saw a post where the Cosmodrome owner stated he was building more, they were going to more than one vendor, and he would try to spread them out amongst vendors.

Bob

#### bguffer

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still stumped on how to do those grid fins though....looking for a plastic grid about 1/10" square for each hole...
I think some type of screen is your best bet. Plus you can orient the grid at any angle you need, by cutting the screen at an angle.
(http://www.rocketreviews.com/reviews/all/roach_soyuz.shtml)

I think experimental rocketeers filter their chemicals/metals through different size screens to ensure they get the particle sizes they need. They may be able to point you to a place to acquire various mesh sizes of screen.

Bob

#### cosmodrome

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You know ,everytime I see these posts ,I feel like a frustrated old COW !

Does anybody know what vendors are selling/have in stock any Vostoks ?Apogee sent me an email saying they had 2 in stock and if I wanted one.Of course by the time I got back to them....POOF...all gone (less than 24 hours later)

Not a huge fan of emotioncoms but -----> :confused2:

Paul T
I'm working on some right now. More importantly, I'm working on reducing the manufacturing time of this kit. Hang in there a little longer. Soon I'll have one for everyone.

#### sodmeister

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Thanks Mike. Are they being shipped to the same vendors ? (Uncle Mike/ Apogee) or anybody else I should know about.

Paul T

#### cosmodrome

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Thanks Mike. Are they being shipped to the same vendors ? (Uncle Mike/ Apogee) or anybody else I should know about.

Paul T
Commonwealth. Hope to have the international distributors going again soon too.

#### sodmeister

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Commonwealth. Hope to have the international distributors going again soon too.
Noted ! Thanks

Paul

#### mikeyd

##### Old Rocketeer
I aquired a kit, a while back from another rocketeer, looks complete except for maybe one centering ring. What would be involved in changing it to the Soyuz? Are there specs out to do this?

#### sodmeister

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As mentioned elsewhere ,I bought one of the last from Commonwealth Display....(it`s like he read my mind)

Great guy to deal with !

Paul

#### mperdue

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I aquired a kit, a while back from another rocketeer, looks complete except for maybe one centering ring. What would be involved in changing it to the Soyuz? Are there specs out to do this?
There are dimensioned drawings in my book, Seize the Sky: A Builder's Guide to Model Rocketry - available from ARA Press and Apogee Components.

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Mario

#### cosmodrome

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I aquired a kit, a while back from another rocketeer, looks complete except for maybe one centering ring.
Let me know which centering ring and I'll send you a new one.

#### mikeyd

##### Old Rocketeer
Thanks, I'll get it dug back out tomorrow, and check again, then let you know which one. Thanks Again.

#### troj

##### Wielder Of the Skillet Of Harsh Discipline, Potent
It almost took as much engineering getting the parts to fit in the bag than to get the thing designed.
Admit it, Mike. That bag contains a space-time continuum, which is the only way all the parts fit in there.

I remember taking mine out of the bag and thinking "Okay, where did that come from, and how the heck did he fit it back in there?"

Then, I made the mistake of trying to get the parts back into the bag. I promptly gave up and put them in a box.

-Kevin

#### MaxQ

##### Tripoli 2747
I aquired a kit, a while back from another rocketeer, looks complete except for maybe one centering ring. What would be involved in changing it to the Soyuz? Are there specs out to do this?

Launch Magazine had an article about the R-7/Lunik/Vostok/Voskhod/Soyuz and this kit in particular, with conversion suggstions....I can't put my hand on the date of the article at the moment.

I bet someone here can....

You'll need to do a lot of online research to scale body tube extensions of course...

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#### georgegassaway

Admit it, Mike. That bag contains a space-time continuum, which is the only way all the parts fit in there.
Maybe he's acquired Time Lord technology (Dr. Who reference).

Like the Tardis, the bag is a lot larger on the inside (but the technology breaks once opened and the parts are removed from the bag).

- George Gassaway

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#### mperdue

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Launch Magazine had an article about the R-7/Lunik/Vostok/Voskhod/Soyuz and this kit in particular, with conversion suggstions....I can't put my hand on the date of the article at the moment.

I bet someone here can....
That would be the one I wrote for the May/June 2007 issue. If you can't acquire a copy of it, you can find pretty much the same article in my aforementioned book.

Mario

#### troj

##### Wielder Of the Skillet Of Harsh Discipline, Potent
Maybe he's acquired Time Lord technology (Dr. Who reference).

Like the Tardis, the bag is a lot larger on the inside (but the technology breaks once opened and the parts are removed from the bag).
Could be!

If so, we're likely lucky that a sonic screwdriver isn't required for assembly....

-Kevin

#### MaxQ

##### Tripoli 2747
That would be the one I wrote for the May/June 2007 issue. If you can't acquire a copy of it, you can find pretty much the same article in my aforementioned book.

Mario
That was a nice article.

I'd like your book , but I'd like a signed copy.
Possible?

#### mperdue

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That was a nice article.

I'd like your book , but I'd like a signed copy.
Possible?
Thank-you. You can order an autographed copy directly from me via PayPal to my email address - mperdue (at) indyrockets (dot) org . The price is $29.95 ($24.95 + \$5.00 S&H). Be sure to include your name and shipping address with the order.

Mario