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Micromeister

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If ya build one it's only natural to want the other. Back in the day I was never very keen on the Dreaded evil villain Vehicle "Dragon Ship-7".
Since I was doing one in micro scale I figured I'd do both just for fun.
Again 3x downscale brings it to BT-5 size.

figuring out a good way to roll the tiny 1/8" OD exhaust tubes was fun using an 1/16" hardwood dowel as the mandrel, white glued and computer paper stirps. the remainder of the model was pretty much a standard build.

I have to say building both of these micro models was both a challange and really fun right up to doing the Decaling..... producing and applying all those Rivet dot applications was to say a super pain in the rear is putting it very very mildly.
To inhance the sinister look I went with a slighter darker Gray the the Light gull gray suggested. I was hoping it would help the red and yellow flame decals stand out a bit more.
With all the fins and other add-ons this one is truely a little PIGGY. Ewt of 11.4g should give it a LOWt of around 12.5g. Fat and heavy I'm not expecting much in altitude but needs a good flight. Hopefully this weekend.

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MM 374uc06a_Canopy & main fins on_02-26-11.JPG


MM 374uc10a_Gun barrels topview_02-27-11.JPG


MM 374uc13c_Dragonship uncovered_03-13-11.JPG


MM 374uc14a_Dragon Ship-7 Decaled_04-17-11.jpg


MM 374uc14b_MM T5 Dragon Ship-7_04-17-11.JPG
 
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Welcome to the Estes Dragon Ship 7 (#1345) Gallery on TRF.

This gallery showcases the Estes Dragon Ship 7 (#1345) and those rockets derived from it. Particularly appropriate in this thread are the following:


Estes: Dragon Ship 7: #1345
McCoy's Micro Wonder Works (MMWW): Dragon Ship-7: #374



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



 
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Estes Dragon Ship 7 (#1345) Basic Information.

Estes Industries

MODEL NAME: Dragon Ship 7 Also known as: Dragonship 7

NUMBER: #1345

Introduced: 1980
Final Year: 1981
Designer: Keith Niskern

Type: Exotic, Retro
Motor Mount: 1x18mm
Recovery: Parachute
Stages: 1
Length: 16.75"
Diameter: 1.637"
Span:
Weight: 2.7 oz

Mfg. Description: Dreaded Dragonship of the Outlaw Galactic Pirate Confederacy. Dragonship 7, based on the asteroid Careb-Sing, is an outstanding example of evil technical genius. The ship's Twin Hydran-Stethode canon furnish a firepower of the seventh magnitude. This alien marauder from deep space is aptly named and universally feared. The Estes version of this villainous craft includes die-cut balsa fins, plastic nose cone, quick release engine mount and large "Galactic Pirate" decal sheet. Dramatic recovery with 18" recovery parachute. (Estes 1980 Catalog)


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Estes 1980 Catalog
Estes 1981 Catalog


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First post in this thread featuring this rocket.

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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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MMWW (Estes) Dragon Ship-7 (#374) Basic Information.

McCoy's Micro Wonder Works (MMWW)

MODEL NAME: Dragon Ship-7 Also known as:

NUMBER: #374

Introduced: 2011
Final Year:
Designer: Keith Niskern, John McCoy

Type: Exotic, Downscale, Retro
Motor Mount: 1x6mm
Recovery: Streamer
Stages: 1
Length:
Diameter: 0.544"
Span:
Weight:

Mfg. Description: 3X Downscale (Plan)


Advertising Liveries

Plan Image


Face Card(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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Here's my 7x Upscale DragonShip 7 build back in 2006 and flown at Orangeburg SC in 2007. It was built with 12" sona tube from Home Depot and 1/2" plywood. It flew on an AMW M2200 skidmark .. great SciFi effect! I popped the cockpit to deploy the chutes and brought it down horizontally .. like it was flying. See photo gallery or my site, www.smashrocketry.com, for more pics ..









 

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Here's my take on the Dragonship but as an RC rocket glider with upscaled wings, 34" long, 23.5" wingspan, 2.6" diameter, 11 oz rtf using an E-6 rc aerotech motor.

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