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Sirius Rocketry

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We have been around for a long, long time, and as has been mentioned in other threads, we had our hard times, and sometimes dropped from sight for a bit. But Evie, my lovely wife has been the driving force behind this, and once again, Sirius Rocketry is open on the web! The second appearance since 1999, but here to stay! Thank you Evie!

We decided to open the webstore once again, so not only those in the Midwest can have some fun, but those nationwide.


www.siriusrocketry.com

Happy as heck!

David
Evie
 
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Hey - I don't see a link to the 1:64(.59) Apollo Capsule kits...any ideas to how much those will cost?

CAN ANYONE SAY 1:64 LITTLE JOE II!?!?!

Jason
 
Originally posted by jetra2
Schweet!

Hey - I don't see a link to the 1:64(.59) Apollo Capsule kits...any ideas to how much those will cost?

CAN ANYONE SAY 1:64 LITTLE JOE II!?!?!

Jason

I should have those on the site again shortly, have to mold and package another batch. I have not quite decided how to price them yet, because they are fairly labor-instensive to mold. You do gice me an idea though. The capsule would not be appropriate for a LJII, because it depicts the capsule with the Boost Protective Cover in the Apollo configuration, which would not be approriate for a Little Joe....

However, it would be real easy for me to modify one of the masters to mold a LJII stule capsule, and keep the rest of the parts in the kit the same. Couple that with some LJII scale data that I have, and the fact that the resin capsule has a little weight to it and the construction is rugged for it's size, I think I could come up with a nice kit that would fly well on C-D-E motors and keep scale size fins.... Hmmmm......

Thanks for stopping by the site, we have a lot of original stuff in the works, so stay tuned!

Dave
 
So are Little Joe's a Favorite, I take it? I had some prototype molds and stuff for something bigger, and I could complete something on a very nice scale. I love the things, but as often as they got discoed, I always wondered if there was any interest.....
 
I received my Mars Lander 2 decals today, and am very impressed!! The decals are very crisp, and the colors are bright!

I am looking forward to more kits... How about something in the mid-power range? Can everyone say say F-21?

Bravo!!

Fred
 
Originally posted by Sirius Rocketry
The capsule would not be appropriate for a LJII, because it depicts the capsule with the Boost Protective Cover in the Apollo configuration, which would not be approriate for a Little Joe....

Ahem...

...if everyone with a copy of Rockets of the World would please turn to page 257 and look at the section on the Little Joe II. Ship A-004 does indeed look like it is boosting a production Apollo capsule complete with a BPC.

That one also has the interesting fairings on the root of the fins the earlier rounds lacked.


Bill
 
I got my Mars Lander 2 decals Friday...I just forgot to say...sorry

Very nice! Are they silkscreened or printed? I can't tell.

And Bill is right. Round A-004 (that is the same round as my model) does indeed have a very close to manready Apollo capsule with the BPC on. And don't forget the RCMs on the Service Module!

You guys don't realize it but you have most of the hard part done.

...ok not really.

The corrugation and the fairing are NOT that easy to do.

Dies molds, patterns...a lot of work to make a whole new kit. Basically all ya got is the nose cone.

Here is a pic of A-004's capsule being prepped. It's still a boilerplate and I believe a lot of the details were just painted on by the looks of it.

sandman
 
Sandman...that Little Joe is a beautiful kit! Let me know when you have another run going!
 
Originally posted by astronboy
I received my Mars Lander 2 decals today, and am very impressed!! The decals are very crisp, and the colors are bright!

I am looking forward to more kits... How about something in the mid-power range? Can everyone say say F-21?

Bravo!!

Fred

I Am SOOO glad you enjoy them! We wanted to makd them as crisp as possible. I have always been a fan of the Mars Lander (I stilol have an original I actually dare to fly once in a while! In fact, flew it about a month ago, and my heart almost stopped as the ORIGINAL rubber shock cord deteriorated to the pint where it let loose on it's last flight. The body fell from altitiude, and LANDED straight up on it's legs...no damage! Thanks goodness they were sprung!

Our next kit is in development this very moment, and will be a mis power d-e-f offering, so stay tuned!

Thanks for your kind comments!

David
 
Pardon my typos here in various posts too. We are pretty busy around here! Have to type fast, and that is when my error rate goes up! I think I was the only male in a female class of typists when I took typing way back in high school, but to keep the error rate way down I always typed a lot less words per minute than anyone else.

I have a theory, and if someone makes a lot of money from it, just buy a kit from me. But keyboards, on typewriters and going to computers have always been sized for smaller hands. SOMEONE should make a "FAT FINGERED KEYBOARD" for us types that need a little wider spacing so we can finally type without banging our knuckles together!

Anyone make one of these? If not, someone SHOULD!

Dave
 
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