- Jan 18, 2009
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After reading through those instructions... F--- me. I know I'm getting one at some point and that is going to take me quite a while. Over-the-winter build perhaps?16 pages of instructions...
This one is a must buy for me.
cheers - mark
I built one of these things, a #2001 kit, when I was something like 11 or 12. Don't think of it as one really complicated build - just view it as a lot of easy steps that eventually come together to make a damn fine looking rocket. I'll probably modify my next one for 29mm, but will keep the average impulse on the lower side. No G80s or H165Rs in this one for me. Other than that, just a little extra nose weight and it should be fine.After reading through those instructions... F--- me. I know I'm getting one at some point and that is going to take me quite a while. Over-the-winter build perhaps?
I'd be interested in seeing what modifications would be beneficial. Upgrade to 29mm mount perhaps? What needs to be strengthened to handle a G?
Now that I think of it, waiting until October might have been a wise marketing decision as that's the earliest that people start shopping for Christmas presents. Build up stock during July-August-Sep. so that they don't run out during the Holidays.
Can anyone confirm that the rumored new injection-molded fins became a reality? The instruction sheet posted elsewhere in this thread appears to be from an earlier release, and makes no reference to the new parts.The Estes SATURN V is listed on the Estes website, moved to the "What's New" listings.
I predict that name in particular and that user in general is not going to be around long......In related news, SaturnV the forum member is back too, going by the name of "Foff".
I already have a few kits already in the works, so I won't be starting this anytime soon. Just hoping someone else does so I can learn a few things. I'd hate to screw mine up with such a large audience. LolI think you're in it. My #2157 kit has been sitting for a year now - since they're available again, I might have to crack it open after I finish my Black Brant.
Chris Michielssen has the definitive Saturn V build on his web site, https://modelrocketbuilding.blogspot.com/search/label/Saturn VI'm hoping someone does a build thread...
Great, thank you.Chris Michielssen has the definitive Saturn V build on his web site, https://modelrocketbuilding.blogspot.com/search/label/Saturn V
This version has a few differences from the last release, but Chris' build should be a great start.