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Discussion in 'Low Power Rocketry (LPR)' started by BRS Hobbies, Oct 24, 2019.
I have one in my stash
Super Vega #2036
I saw my first rocket at a second hand store...a Saturn 1B that stood up to my 6-year old chest. I was never able to fly it but it's THE rocket that is the reason I fly today. My first build was the Wizard (better paint scheme then) followed by my second favorite Estes rocket, the Space Shuttle. I stickered my first Shuttle as the Discovery...like the one I have today. Bring back the Saturn 1B and the Space Shuttle.
Starship Enterprise, Klingon Battle Cruiser, Saturn 1b, Titan IIIc, Gemini, Mercury Atlas, Trident, Solar Sailer, all the Goonies, Gemini DC (rear ejection).
I guess that would be enough for now.
Deciding on just one, I'd put the Titan IIIc at the top.
Like it's full size father, you can always count on the Estes BB I. Musta built a half-dozen and don't recall a bad flight. If I lost them, that was on me!
And now that my floodgate's open, how about the Scout? A great flyer, probably due to a no-frills design and small, low-drag but deceptively efficient fins. AND, it's an overlooked historical icon of our first baby steps to orbit.
Clearly that sucker grew since I built it in my first summer of rocketry -- 1971. I think it was around half that length.
Maybe you had the Starship Vega #1320?
Picture is of the Super Vega #2036.
I think Q Modeling had an even bigger one.
PS Semroc/eRockets has a reproduction of the Starship Vega:
I recall it was a fun build, but not how it flew. It was, of course, overweight and obviously draggy, but oh what style!
Good choice but it would have to be the combo pack with the torellian raider two of my favs
Mercury Atlas. then when it sells out K-21 Gemini Titan. Then the Sat 1b
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