Estes - (Astron) Saros (K-54 or #1254) Gallery

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  1. Apr 18, 2011 #1

    Micromeister

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    Looking back to the Good ole days of rocketry again the early Estes Model K-54 Saros "scale like model is a fairly large Micro downscale in T3 .375" diameter. 9" Long it needed 5 #9 lead shot to get it to fly right.
    Ewt: 7.4g LOWt: 8.5g it gets good altitude recovering on a 1/2" x 15" yellow teflon Wadding/Streamer.

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  2. Nov 20, 2011 #2

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    Here's my vintage early 1970s Estes Saros model.

    It has flown several times in the past.

    I think it would make a nice model for Estes to re-issue. ;)

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  3. Feb 7, 2009 #3

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    Welcome to the Estes (Astron) Saros (K-54 or #1254) Gallery on TRF.

    This gallery showcases the Estes (Astron) Saros (K-54 or #1254) and those rockets derived from it. Particularly appropriate in this thread are the following:


    Estes: (Astron) Saros: K-54 or #1254
    MMWW: (Estes) Saros: #356



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



     
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    Estes (Astron) Saros (K-54 or #1254) Basic Information.

    [​IMG] Estes Industries

    MODEL NAME: Saros Also known as: Astron Saros

    NUMBER: K-54 or #1254

    Introduced: 1971
    Final Year: 1978
    Designer: Mike Dorffler

    Type: Pseudo Scale
    Motor Mount: 1x18mm
    Recovery: Parachute
    Stages: 1
    Length: 22.5"
    Diameter: 0.976"
    Span:
    Weight: 1.5 oz

    Mfg. Description: An excellent scale-like model for any rocketeer. A new feature is the integral fin unit engine mount providing immediate and positive location of the thrust rings. The embossed metallic press-on material and decal arrangement add the final professional touch of realism not found on other models in its class. (Estes 1971 Catalog)


    Advertising Liveries

    [​IMG] 1971 Catalog


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    First post in this thread featuring this rocket.

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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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  5. Feb 7, 2009 #5

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    MMWW (Estes) Saros (#356) Basic Information.

    [​IMG] McCoy's Micro Wonder Works (MMWW)

    MODEL NAME: MM T3 Saros Also known as:

    NUMBER: #356

    Introduced: 2008
    Final Year:
    Designer: Mike Dorffler, John McCoy

    Type: Downscale, Pseudo Scale
    Motor Mount: 1x6mm
    Recovery: Streamer
    Stages: 1
    Length: 8.95675"
    Diameter: 0.375"
    Span:
    Weight:

    Mfg. Description:


    Advertising Liveries

    [​IMG] Plan Image


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    First post in this thread featuring this rocket.

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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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    008.jpg 009.jpg A few flights after these pictures were taken, it had a hard landing that cracked up the nose, so I need to rebuild the top half of the rocket.
     
  7. Feb 25, 2018 #7

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    Saros clone using 3D printed parts:

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    Parts can be found here.
     
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    Really nice work there. I've always loved the Saros, and the extra detail really adds to it. Well done!
     
  9. Oct 27, 2018 #9

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    Thanks John.

    Forgot to post my upscale (BT-55) Saros here. I have to say I like the slightly larger size compared to the original BT-50 sized version.

    Parts to 3D print your own can be found here: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2868239

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