Estes 1/200 Scale RTF Saturn V

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  1. Jan 10, 2019 #1

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    Yes... about 10 seconds ago.

    Looks Cool!!!
     
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    Hard to tell but is that an actual plastic “launch tower” display stand or a photo on the packaging?
     
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    It looks like a photo.
     
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    It's a photo on the packaging, but it does come with a small display stand.

    John Boren
     
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    What are the recommended motors?
     
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    C6-3
     
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    Yes, the C6-3 is the only Estes recommended motor.

    John Boren
     
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    Seems plausible that someone might put together a 3D model of a tower to go along with this Saturn V incarnation. Size is reasonable for folks to self-print (in pieces, anyway).

    I don't know if I'll be a customer, but I do really like the idea of this model. For casual rocket enthusiasts, building any of the available Saturn V kits has been out reach since, well, forever. This opens it up to everyone. I hope it sells well amid the enthusiasm and publicity for the 50th Anniversary of the landing. I wonder if Estes will try to broaden its marketing outreach for this...*



    *I often idly ponder ideas about Estes business model and practices. That's all it is, idle pondering.
     
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    I imagine the AT D21-4 might be a good one to try! BTW: you can't have too many Saturn V's!
     
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    The single-use Aerotech D10-3W seems like a possible option too.

    The Quest Q-jet C12-4 and D16-4 might also be worth a try.
     
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    I’ll probably buy one.
     
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    This is what I think too, especially the D10.
     
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    Do we know what the price is going to be?
     
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    I haven't seen anything on this including Estes' site. Someone's keeping this a dark secret.
     
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    There’s nothing on their website, but there are a few things on their Facebook page.
     
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    I was kinda hoping it was the COX RTF version with the clustered motors (didn't it allow a single D motor as a choice too?)
     
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    I will buy a few when ready?
     
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    No, that was the Cox Saturn 1b, It could fly on Single 24mm or Dual 18mm.
     
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    What did the Cox Saturn V fly with?
     
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    Two 24mm
     
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    Did the Cox version actually have corrugated skirts or were they featureless?
     
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    I wonder if there will be any opportunity to enhance it. I'm sure it'll look pretty good out of the box, but usually someone can come up with some way to add more detail or something.
     
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    Neato.
     
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    Don't look at me. I just got more pin striping tape to apply on the systems tunnels and around the entire second stage.
     
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    You're one of those guys that buys an American flag... that's made in China... aren't you?
     
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    I am one of the guys who lives in the globally inter-connected world, and doesn't fret about it.
    I also buy Chinese food made in the US, and don't fret about "cultural appropriation" either.

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    Probably, would need to see the final item first hand to form more actionable plans.

    This brings me to the question I meant to ask on another Saturn V thread - does anyone have a true-to-life exterior detailing plans of Saturn V rockets (any of them)?
    Something .rkt or .ork format would be one natural representation.

    TIA,
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    I've got David Weeks' drawings. They're available here fo $60.00: http://www.realspacemodels.com/drawing-sets/
     
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    I think it’s available in April.
     

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