Estes - Nike-X (K-70 or #1270) Gallery

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  1. Jun 25, 2011 #31

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    Now THAT`S a nice rocket !



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  2. Feb 7, 2009 #32

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    Welcome to the Estes Nike-X (K-70 or #1270) Gallery on TRF.

    This gallery showcases the Estes Nike-X (K-70 or #1270) and those rockets derived from it. Particularly appropriate in this thread are the following:


    Estes: Nike-X: K-70 or #1270
    QModeling: NIKEX:
    Thrustline: Nike-X: TACL-002



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



     
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  3. Feb 7, 2009 #33

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    Estes Nike-X (K-70 or #1270) Basic Information.

    [​IMG] Estes Industries

    MODEL NAME: Nike-X Also known as:

    NUMBER: K-70 or #1270

    Introduced: 1975
    Final Year: 1984
    Designer: Wayne Kellner

    Type: Pseudo Scale
    Motor Mount: 1x18mm
    Recovery: Parachute
    Stages: 1
    Length: 23.4"
    Diameter: 1.325"
    Span:
    Weight: 2.3 oz

    Mfg. Description: Scale-like single stage model of U.S. Army's 4th generation, two stage surface-to-air interceptor missile. Nike style design with US Army decor. Great performance for really impressive flights. Easy to assemble. Realistic roll pattern decals, quick release engine mount, die cut fins and big 18" parachute. (Estes 1975 Catalog)


    Advertising Liveries

    [​IMG] Estes 1975 Catalog [​IMG] Estes 1977 Catalog [​IMG] Estes 1980 Catalog

    [​IMG] Estes 1981 Catalog [​IMG] Estes 1982 Catalog [​IMG] Estes 1983 Catalog


    Face Card(s)



    Instruction Header(s)

    [​IMG]



    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 #34

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    QModeling NIKEX Basic Information.

    [​IMG] QModeling

    MODEL NAME: NIKEX Also known as:

    NUMBER:

    Introduced:
    Final Year:
    Designer:

    Type: Pseudo Scale, Upscale
    Motor Mount: 1x24mm
    Recovery: Parachute
    Stages: 1
    Length: 45.875”
    Diameter: 2.6"
    Span: 10.09”
    Weight: 13.3 oz

    Mfg. Description: The NIKEX is one of QModeling's top quality sports class model rocket kits. The NIKEX is a large scale recreation of the awesome Estes™ NIKE-X. The original Nike-X boomed the skies in the 1970's.

    QModeling has created a MEGA BT-80 version of this classic that enables the use of E or F size (24mm) rocket motors for spectacular launches. The NIKEX is a 1.96:1 MEGA scale of the original NIKE-X making it over 45 inches tall. Combined with QModeling's high quality laser cut parts and renowned easy step-by-step instructions your own NIKEX could be thundering into the sky in no time.

    QModeling's NIKEX comes with a unique retractable Engine Hook eliminating the annoying problem of not being able to display your powerful bird on a flat surface without a stand. The kit includes QModeling's BT-80-Ogive Nose Cone produced from their high quality nose cone liquid plastic process. Making a substantial investment in an aluminum large mold to produce a BT-80 size nose cone is another example of QModeling's quest to offer the highest quality kits on the market.

    Like the other MRS kits, QModeling's has broken the deployment barrier by offering a wad-less high performance Recovery System based on a partnership with Top Flight Recovery. It consists of a 30” Octagon, Thin Mil, Ripstop Nylon Parachute with sewn in 24” Nylon shroud lines, Nomex┬« 9” x 9” Heat Shield Parachute Protector, 9’ Kevlar┬« Shock Cord, and a Snap Swivel. Now there is no need to search out any after market recovery system components, because QModeling builds top quality into all aspects of their kits. (QModeling 2006 Web Ad)


    Advertising Liveries

    [​IMG] QModeling 2006 Web Ad


    Face Card(s)

    [​IMG]

    Instruction Header(s)





    First post in this thread featuring this rocket.

    See Also:
    TRF Build Threads
    Andy Greene

    TRF Applicable Threads
    other Q-Modeling Nike X ??

    LINKS
    EMRR
    RocketReviews
    Mfg. Page


    If you have any additional information on this rocket and/or catalog photos please let us know.
     
    Last edited: Apr 20, 2013
  5. Feb 13, 2012 #35

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    Here's my 2nd Estes Nike-X. This one I purchased on Ebay a few years ago. My first Nike-X I built probably in 1981 (I do not remember precisely) and it had an accident when launched first time. I put it too close to the deflector plate so that the back end of the rocket suffered a lot from the exhaust, which even burned a hole into the deflector plate, subsequently toasting also the plastic tri pod (an Estes Port-a-Pad). Well, I payed my dues in those early days. :(

    The Nike-X was my favourite at that time especially because it took quite some time until I found one in a local hobby store. They carried too many Big Berthas, Odysseys, Antares, Alphas (which I already had), so the Nike-X seemed to be very rare. I never saw a Nike-Ajax either in the stores (although both models were belonging to the initial release of rockets in 1978 by Mattel here in Germany).

    Now, I also have a QModeling Nike-X which is "work in progress". Hope to finish it this year. Not sure, if I will launch it as I read some horror stories on the web and I don't really want to have a "Deja-Vu" at its maiden voyage :eek:

    Also, launching it would be illegal as even a simple D12-3 is not allowed to ignite without a special license (which I don't have) :bangbang:

    Anyway, have fun!

    Holger

    My Nike-X 1.jpg
     
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    Thrustline Nike-X (TACL-002) Basic Information.

    [​IMG] Thrustline Aerospace

    MODEL NAME: Nike-X Also known as:

    NUMBER: TACL-002

    Introduced:
    Final Year:
    Designer:

    Type: Pseudo Scale, Clone
    Motor Mount: 1x18mm
    Recovery: Parachute
    Stages: 1
    Length:
    Diameter:
    Span:
    Weight:

    Mfg. Description: DESC


    Advertising Liveries

    [​IMG] Thrustline 2008 Web Ad


    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.
     
    Last edited: Mar 14, 2012
  7. Feb 20, 2018 #37

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    My to-do list is way too long, but the new Estes Nike-X being advertised a lot by SierraFox from Italy, the nice sounding rocket paint scheme and this thread got me motivated to at least design an upscale variant of it -- and maybe build it between more complex HPR projects.

    I have a plug for a 5.4:1 50 mm LV-Haack nosecone that fits the Klima tubes nicely, and since I prefer more slender rockets, I made the body tube longer, it's now a 50x385 mm tube (DxL) on top of a 50x500 mm for the sustainer. The tiny fins on top stay where they are relative to the top, the two bottom sets relative to the bottom.

    Since no rocket that has Nike in its name should be left without a booster, I added a Terrier booster. I think a 60 mm diameter tube and very slightly enlarged fins (10 % bigger than in the original Terrier) for stability look good on this one.

    openrocket.png

    If I don't add electronics the sustainer should be able to fly on a single D9, and the booster would get 2x D9-0. With the whole rocket being 1680 mm tall (5' 6"), this is simply not impressive enough, so I think I should go for sturdier construction, electronics and dual deployment in the sustainer, and more like 4x D9 in the booster and 2x D9 in the sustainer.

    What do you think?

    Oliver

    View attachment Terrier-Nike-X.ork
     
  8. May 16, 2018 #38

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    So, are there any upscale Nike-X's out there anymore? It appears that QModeling is no more?

    Jon
     
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    My scratch build doodle and parts list... Nike-X.jpg ...an up-scaled semi-scale model of a fantasy scale missile.

    47.05" tall
    2.56" dia body tube
    10.09" main fin span
    29mm motor

    I'll sim it and see how it works out.
     
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    Either, Mach1 rocketry or Madcow has one. Can't remember which.
     

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