Estes - Dragon Ship 7 (#1345) Gallery

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  1. May 20, 2011 #1

    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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  2. Feb 7, 2009 #2

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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.

    [​IMG] 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)


    Advertising Liveries

    [​IMG] Estes 1980 Catalog [​IMG] Estes 1981 Catalog


    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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  4. Feb 7, 2009 #4

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

    [​IMG] 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)


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    [​IMG] Plan Image


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    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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  5. Feb 18, 2012 #5

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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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  6. Dec 19, 2017 #6

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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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