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Discussion in 'Scale' started by aerostadt, Oct 4, 2017.
Thanks, Aerostadt! Not only have You put me on the right track, but You have inspired me to build a 1/73 scale Flying version in addition to the large scale version. in Your opinion, my New Friend, what would You say the size of the large scale model used in the show was? I'm guessing about 36". Your help is making this 66.5 years Young "kid" VERY happy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Let's keep in touch! Your Friend, Larry
I'm glad I could help. My "Men Into Space" is based on the Estes 1/35 scale Atlas. It measures about 30" long. I tend to think that it is close to the size that Col. McCaulley is holding. I think that it was RocketGuy101 here on TRF had a scratch-built Atlas based on a BT-80 body tube.
It looks magnificent! I think that You are correct as to similarity of size to the prop McCauley held. Now if I can just figure out how to make the Helmets used with the soacesuits. Thanks again, my Friend.....Cheers!!!!!! Larry
Turned out great!!! I love those early 1950's & 1960"s rockets!
I do also! Another one that I'd like to see built is a large scale "Rocketship XM"! Since I don't have the monies to buy the large Estes Atlas for the "MIS", I'm going to build the 1/73rd scale version from plans in the "Scale Rockets of the world" book. The large scale one will be a static version as I don't have the place to fly a large scale one. One would think that with Wright-Patterson Air Force Base just a few blocks away, there would be a model rocket flying Field, but there isn't to the best of my knowledge.
Good Luck, Larry. Keep us updated on how it goes.
Will do, my Friend!
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