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I like the high level of detail!!!

Where'd ya get the scale data???

:D :D :D :D :D :D
 
antennae are missing , looks like an estes dent halfway down
 
Originally posted by sandman
OK job...but the fins are wrong!
Yeah, and I can't be sure from the pic, but I think it's missing a
few rivets... :)
 
That rocket is part of what inspired me to get into model rocketry! It's a real MR on display at the Durham Childrens Museum (or Durham museum of Science...can't remember the name...I always called it the Childrens Museum) in Durham, NC. My grandparents live a couple of miles from there and I grew up going to that museum. The space section of the museum had this great monitor system that allowed you to choose to watch videos of NASA rockets launching, recovering, and exploding (that section was dubbed "rocket bloopers"). I absolutely loved watching the bloopers. They were videos of NASA's earlier failures...lots of Titans and Atlas'. Included in the video were the often seen videos of the Juno II launching and flipping over in the air before exploding and the hilarious MR-1 launch where the motor lit, cut off, and the rocket fired it's escape tower (NASA chalked that one up to bad wiring). Of course they gave the nice "all of these rockets were unmanned" disclaimer at the beginning of that clip. But I loved watching those videos and seeing that rocket, and that's what got me interested in space travel and rockets to begin with...and if I was in town and we didn't go to the museum, we always had to drive by so I could see the Redstone sitting out front. Due to this, I became obsessed with rockets and space travel in general, and once my friend bought an Alpha III and introduced me to model rocketry, my interest was completed! Man, if it wasn't for that Redstone and that museum, I wouldn't be into rockets. What a great find.

And, btw, the Redstone is real, but the "tabs" (don't know the technical name fore 'em) on the ends of the fins are no longer there (or were removed so it could fit into the small area that it sits in), and the capsule is fake. The reproduction is decent....not scale at all when you look at it, but it's scale in size and in color...just not much detail. You can also tell they just plopped it onto the top of the rocket. The red base mounting ring isn't there, you can just see a little bit of the cone overlapping the side of the rocket. Anywho, it is a real Redstone and it's great to see that posted here. That rocket and that museum were what got me into rocketry. Talk about a trip down memory lane! Thanks for posting that!!!!
 
WOW! I didn't know they had "CATO" films at the Children's
Museum. Got to stop by and see that. Have you ever seen the
movie "The Right Stuff" ? Some spectacular rocket crash
footage in that to.


Didn't think you guys would notice the missing rudders
on my Redstone, I should know better.:D
 
Originally posted by buzz
WOW! I didn't know they had "CATO" films at the Children's
Museum. Got to stop by and see that. Have you ever seen the
movie "The Right Stuff" ? Some spectacular rocket crash
footage in that to.


Didn't think you guys would notice the missing rudders
on my Redstone, I should know better.:D

Yep, unless they've changed the display (and they haven't in years) the blooper reel should still be there. And yeah, it actually includes some of the same footage that is in The Right Stuff, but The Right Stuff has a lot more, too. I love that movie. It's definately worth the visit.
 
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