ESAM-58

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  1. Aug 11, 2019 #1

    KILTED COWBOY

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    Just picked up this Estes kit at hobby lobby.
    I am concentrating on building scale rockets.
    I do not think that this is an actual scale rocket, but it’s looks do remind me of a missile.
    Am I wrong in assuming that this is a fantasy rocket.
    I like it I just don’t want to add it to my display as a scale if it is not
     
  2. Aug 15, 2019 #2

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    I picked up one of these as well. While I don't believe this is an actual scale model, I think it's an Estes approximation of a SAM type missile.
    I'm about half way through the build and have to sayt his is a really nice kit. Excellent parts, including a nosecone/ nozzle, sturdy balsa, and one of the new 18mm screw on retainers. Very nice for an Hobby Lobby exclusive kit, and the price was quite reasonable as well ( I think it was like $12.00).
     
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  3. Aug 16, 2019 #3

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    I agree with Mike on all points.

    The ESAM is not a scale model of any real missile, but representative of a SAM. I haven't started on mine yet but I must say I was impressed with the kit. If the price stays like it is this will be a great "parts" kit for future projects. The nose and tail cones are nice!

    Mine will have a 24mm mount, but other than that will be stock.
     
  4. Aug 16, 2019 #4

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    "Scale-like", a la the Nike-X. Very nearly the sustainer of the new two-stage Sasha (also scale-like), minus the antennae and Russian decor.

    The nose/nozzle is the one from the Solar Warrior and the QCC Explorer, among others I suspect. It is indeed really nice. Could definitely do worse than buying this one for parts.

    I have my eyes on the Sasha. Been looking to do a gap-staged build for a while, and that one looks nothing like anything else in my fleet.
     
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    I just picked one up yesterday from HL and am working on it in my office over lunch.
     
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    I've got mine sitting just to the side of me here in China... However, since I can't find anything to fill the spirals (and I'm busy with other sims and work n'stuff), I haven't had a chance to anything other than sim it...

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    The file's over on my OR Files thread.
     
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    Standing desk as workbench.
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    Somewhere between TRF, YORF, and FB, Estes designer John Boren said he did the Sasha/ESAM design after he was inspired by a scale build of a Soviet missile.
     
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    Yes, the spectacular SA5 that he competed in scale competition with I believe.

    The Sasha looks nothing like that one at all, but it sure does have the feel of a Soviet rocket. Probably my favorite non-sci-fi design he’s done.
     
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    Sasha resembles the 2 stage missiles like the SA-5 Griffon/V-400 Angara and the SA-2 Guideline/S-75 Dvina while the ESAM kind of looks like the SA-5 Gammon without it’s 4 SRBs. I’ll probably end up with both since they are very interesting designs.
     
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