- Jan 19, 2009
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Has anyone converted the Revell 1/144 Saturn V for flight? I saw one article on Essence's Rocket Reviews. Are there any other resources out there?
I was not sure which discussion was best for this thread - please feel free to move it to the the appropriate discussion topic. :confused2:But these are not considered "Scale" the are PMC's Plastic Model Conversions. Not sure, but I believe this thread should be moved.
An Estes D12-3 is marginal with a properly balanced Monogram or Airfix Saturn V, and an Aerotech E15 is probably a tad bit too much. I think an Aerotech D13 RMS would be great in this rocket, and a D21 single use would be a nice flight as well.Thanks for the info. Do y'all think a single composite 24mm such as an E18 or F24 would work well on this rocket? Jon stated that his weighed in at about 14oz - which seems about right for these motors. I know everybody likes to fly these with clusters, but I would like to mount the four exterior F-1's and put the actual motor mount in the center. I'm also worried about melting the four F-1's???
It is true that if we were talking what is legal for an NAR Contest “scale” event, a converted Plastic Model is not legal for that.But these are not considered "Scale" the are PMC's Plastic Model Conversions. Not sure, but I believe this thread should be moved.
Mostly ture but generally PMC's Models are either in the motor class or Scratch Built forums.It is true that if we were talking what is legal for an NAR Contest scale event, a converted Plastic Model is not legal for that.
But, for non-contest purposes, this thread seems to fit in scale better than anywhere else on TRF. Since there is no Plastic Model forum. Sure better here than Mid-Power, or Watering Hole, and so forth.
Now, had there been an Oddrocs forum created to cover a WIDE range of unusual models beyond just Goonies (like holiday-themed rockets, flying Lighthouses, converted birdhouses, etc.), then maybe converted Plastic models might have had a place to go, there. Though Scale Plastic Models (of rocket vehicles) would always seem to fit more in Scale than anyplace else.
Edit - OK, I forgot about "scratch built". Then again, converting a non-flying scale model is not exactly "scratch" either, so Scale also would seem to be suitable.
- George Gassaway
I believe mainly it's because PMC is such a small nitch platform. I'm one of the very few people I know (or have heard of) that fly plastic models just for fun. Most only fly them when arm twisting forced into it to fly a in NAR competitions.. LOL!!! Many preferring to call it "Dreaded Plastic Death" competition.I for one would like to see a PMC forum. Is there a good reason why we can't have one?