Estes - (Astron) Omega (K-52 or #1252) Gallery

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  1. Feb 7, 2009 #1

    JAL3

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    Welcome to the Estes (Astron) Omega (K-52 or #1252) Gallery on TRF.

    This gallery showcases the Estes (Astron) Omega (K-52 or #1252) and those rockets derived from it. Particularly appropriate in this thread are the following:


    Estes: (Astron) Omega: K-52 or #1252
    Semroc: Omega: KV-64
    Thrustline: Omega: TACL-035



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



     
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    Estes (Astron) Omega (K-52 or #1252) Basic Information.

    [​IMG] Estes Industries

    MODEL NAME: Astron Omega Also known as: Omega

    NUMBER: K-52 or #1252

    Introduced: 1970
    Final Year: 1981
    Designer: Mike Dorffler

    Type: Sport, Payload, 2 Stage
    Motor Mount: 1x24mm/1x24mm
    Recovery: Tumble/Parachute
    Stages: 2
    Length: 30.5"
    Diameter: 1.637"
    Span:
    Weight: 4 oz

    Mfg. Description: The ultimate in big engine performance, the two stage Astron Omega blasts off with "D" power, boosting heavy loads, such as the Cineroc to high altitudes. Use the lighter payload section for even greater altitude probes. The Omega features the simplified "pop-and-go" staging method for reliable booster separation and an 18" chute for safe recovery. Two huge and handsome decal sheets add more beauty to this bird, a relatively easy model for the experience rocketeer. (Estes 1970 Catalog)


    Advertising Liveries

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    First post in this thread featuring this rocket.

    See Also: LINKS
    EMRR
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    Mfg. Page


    If you have any additional information on this rocket and/or catalog photos please let us know.
     
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    Thrustline Omega (TACL-035) Basic Information.

    [​IMG] Thrustline Aerospace

    MODEL NAME: Omega Also known as:

    NUMBER: TACL-035

    Introduced:
    Final Year:
    Designer:

    Type: Sport, Payload, 2 Stage, Clone
    Motor Mount: 1x24mm/1x24mm
    Recovery:Tumble/Parachute
    Stages: 2
    Length:
    Diameter:
    Span:
    Weight:

    Mfg. Description: DESC


    Advertising Liveries




    Face Card(s)



    Instruction Header(s)





    First post in this thread featuring this rocket.

    See Also: LINKS
    EMRR
    RocketReviews
    Mfg. Page


    If you have any additional information on this rocket and/or catalog photos please let us know.
     
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  4. Sep 12, 2012 #4

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    Here is mine from the Semroc kit.

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    Heres my first Omaga 2-Stage & a Clone I built some time back with one of my original cinaroc super-8 movie cameras on borad. All I need some more super-8 film LOL!
     
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    Semroc Omega (KV-64) Basic Information.

    [​IMG] Semroc Astronautics

    MODEL NAME: Omega Also known as:

    NUMBER: KV-64

    Introduced: 2012
    Final Year:
    Designer:

    Type: 2 Stage, Clone
    Motor Mount: 1x24mm/1x24mm
    Recovery: Tumble/Parachute
    Stages: 2
    Length: 27.8" (70.6 cm)
    Diameter: 1.84" (4.7 cm)
    Span: 7.2" (18.3 cm)
    Weight: 3.2 oz (90.8 g)

    Mfg. Description: 1970 Retro Repro (Semroc 2012 Web Ad)


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    First post in this thread featuring this rocket.

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    TRF Build Threads
    K'Tesh

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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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  7. Mar 29, 2013 #7

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    The Instruction Header of the OMEGA has the ID# as K-52P

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    In looking at the 1970 (pg 99) and both of 1971's catalogs (pg 34-35) (1st Edition 1971 Catalog, 2nd Edition 1971 Catalog), I see that the Cat. No. 701-K-52 version (no photograph) was without a payload section ($3.50 in 1971's USD), whereas the 701-K-52P (photograph on pg 99 (1970) pg 34 (1971)) had the payload section ($5.00 in 1970's USD) (Images were identical in 1973-74)

    Estes Catalog 1970 pg98-99.jpg 711est34.jpg Estes Catalog 1972 pg32-33.jpg Estes Catalog 1973 pg30.jpg Estes Catalog 1975 pg17.jpg

    More Omega catalog shots... Starting with 1976's page 19, ending with 1980 when it was discontinued.

    Estes Catalog 1976 pg19.jpg Estes Catalog 1977 pg29.jpg Estes Catalog 1978 pg37.jpg Estes Catalog 1979 pg41.jpg Estes Catalog 1980 pg42-43.jpg
    Is there a different set of instructions for the K-52 and RC-8 kits? I'm especially interested in the markings on the body tube and the CINEROC.
     
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    Also, in the 1970 (pgs 44-45) and both of 1971's catalogs (pgs 52-53), they offered the CINEROC/Omega Combo pack (Cat. No 701-RC-8 ($22.95 in 1970's USD)) It appears that the CINEROC was discontinued after 1975


    Estes Catalog 1970 pg44-45.jpg 711est52.jpg Estes Catalog 1972 pg32a-33a.jpg Estes Catalog 1973 pg50.jpg Estes Catalog 1974 pg49.jpg Estes Catalog 1975 pg33.jpg

    Is there a different set of instructions for the K-52 and RC-8 kits? I'm especially interested in the markings on the body tube and the CINEROC.

    Also just found the Part numbers for the Cineroc on ninfinger.org's website. Here's a screen grab from there:

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    Cineroc (CM-8) Parts list
     
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    Found another old image of a Cineroc... A book cover from Charles W. Mitchell and Joseph E. Riley's book "Beginning Model Rocketry"

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    If I don't miss my guess, it looks like the rocket was rigged to look down upon parachute deployment. That must have been an interesting flight, as the snow would have probably hidden a lot of details.
     
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    You're all about this rocket—where's your's?
     
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    Now we're talk'in. You're enjoying the heck out of the Omega/Cineroc! I'll follow along to see how these go.
     
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    A couple of years ago, my brother bought me a Semroc Omega kV-64 kit, despite the fact neither of us had little, if any, knowledge of model rocketry. It sat in my office for a while, but I eventually decided to get on and build it. I researched methods of adding a video camera, including K'Tesh's build thread (here), and ended up adding a modified key fob camera. It came with no external casing, and had a 10cm long ribbon cable from the circuit board to the camera. I used a modified Sharpie lid as the cowling for the camera.

    This weekend saw the first launches. I started with a single stage launch, which didn't even leave the launch pad. At first it seemed that the rocket was stuck on the launch rod but, as the ejection charge didn't separate the nose cone and deploy the parachute, it may have been a dud motor. Anyway, a second single stage launch (using a C11-5) worked perfectly. After that I went for a 2-stage launch, using a D12-0 and C11-5, and this launch was also a success. I was amazed how fast and high it went! Below are some screen grabs and video from the 2-stage launch, as well as a pic of the camera and a couple of the completed model.



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    NICE!!! Glad I could help. :grin:

    Oh, and Great Job! on the first post... Story, Pics, and Video! Not too many can claim that.
     
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    Thanks for the reply! Your original thread was a big help in my decision on which way to go with the camera. I can't wait to have another go with a pair of D12s in it (E motors are 'unobtainium' here in the UK). I'm going to try with a MicroBit accelerometer the payload next time as well. As a result of starting with this rocket, I am about to run a chip-cup rocket activity for 125 scouts on a winter camp! Just praying for good weather.
     
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    Welcome and congratulations. Great pictures and video, I'm amazed at the quality of your work first time out. Very good show ! :) Good luck with the scouts.
     
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    Here are some pics of my 5.5" upscale Omega, flying on a K1275R staging to a K185. Went straight up to 8500', dual-deployed successfully, and got lost in a field for 2 months. Survived, but needs rebuilding.
    The booster ejected it's parachute at separation, stripped it, and came in ballistic. Smashed the front 12". Sigh.

    I hear knitting is an easier hobby...
     

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