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Steve

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Just browsing Ebay and came across this. Was wondering if any of you might recognize it as a kit from a while back, or maybe it's somebody's scratch-built. Just curious.

Stephen
 

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Don't recognize the rocket.

But this blurb from the seller made me LOL:

>THERE ARE 3 HOLES IN THE BOTTOM WHERE YOU WOULD STICK SOMETHING IN IT TO_FIRE IT UP INTO THE AIR<

Ya think?
 

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well, it isn't any kit that *i'm* familiar with, but...

The engine mount looks like a 24mm with 2 18mm outboards. That would make the body tube very close to the BT80. I wonder if this is a kit bashed V2... (without the tail cone). that or a scratch built, i would guess...
 

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The ebay picture is not very good, and we could probably help you more if they had a better phot of the overall config. But it looks to me like it could be someone's idea of the French Aster surface-to-air missile?

http://www.eurosam.com/blocks/aster.htm

You might also check out the line of kits offered by The Launch Pad. They have a wide range of scale models of military missiles, and I think their kits tend toward the mid-power size. If it is a kit from TLP, and if it is out of production, there may be some info on the kit in EMRR's reviews.
 

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I'm gonna show my ignorance here & admit I wonder if someone was building a Bullpup, either scratch or kit but I'm guessing scratch & decided to alter the front fin configuration. since they were building scratch & not worried about scale no tail cone.
Looking at the nose cone I'd guess he could be about 30yrs off on his date too couldn't he?
 

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This is the old NCR SA-14 Archer (pre-Estes)

Here is a review of the Estes version, and at the bottom of the review, there is a guests opion that talks about an Old Archer with a 29mm mount with 24mm clusters...

http://www.rocketreviews.com/reviews/oop/ncr_archer.html

Mystery solved, this a Pre Estes North coast Rocketry SA-14 Archer...
 

Ryan S.

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Holy smokes. THis is the old NCR archer with a central 29mm and outboard 24mm mounts. NIce rocket. I really love my archer and have flown it many times.

It would be awesome to have the cluster version (mine only has a 29mm mount)
 

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Crud would I like to have this... A guy I know has one of these and it looks sweet on G64s! MAybe I should buy this... I would have an excuse to buy G's.
 

Steve

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Originally posted by Johnnierkt
My Archer has a 38mm :D
Um.. yours is a tad bit easier to look at, too - if you don't mind me sayin':)

Stephen
 

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Bushrat,

The Archer was my 1st 4" kit...I sure wish that the original owners of NCR would re-aquire the line and put the 29 and dual 24mm version of the Archer back out...until then, maybe I'll scratch one out. Project number 38 now on back burner...
 
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