Sasha SA-2061

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  1. Aug 27, 2019 #1

    ewomack

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    Is the relatively new Estes kit "Sasha SA-2061" based on a real rocket? I can't seem to find anything online that it might correlate to. Is it just their own original design?

    Just curious.
     
  2. Aug 27, 2019 #2

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    No, It is not based on a single Russian surface to air missiles. I was designing and building my NARAM 60 scale entry at the time which was a Russian SA-5 Missile. I was in the Russian Missile mood so I designed a looks like a scale model for Estes.
     

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    The Estes page simply states that the Sasha is "inspired by Russian military design," so it's apparently not based on an actual rocket or missile.
     
  4. Sep 8, 2019 #4

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    Has anyone built and flown one yet?
    It looks great think I want one
     
  5. Sep 8, 2019 #5

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    Um, did you not believe Jumpjet's answer? That's John Boren, he's the primary designer of all Estes' rockets these days, including the Sasha.

    I will also echo that it is a *great* looking kit. Is it the first ever Estes gap-staged model?
     
  6. Sep 8, 2019 #6

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    It's not that I didn't believe it, I didn't know who he was so I wasn't quite sure what to make of it. Thank you for clearing that up.

    And thanks for the response, @JumpJet - sorry for any misunderstandings! I didn't know what I didn't know. :oops:

    I'm still pretty new to this entire hobby...
     
  7. Sep 8, 2019 #7

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    Don’t sweat it.
    Your posts keep attention on a new cool rocket. That’s a win for Estes!
     
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    I built one...awaiting decals. DSC05491.JPG DSC05488.JPG
     
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    My apologies @eeomack, my response up there was a bit edgier than necessary.

    Let us all agree that this is a fantastic looking design.

    Oh, and kudos for luring @JumpJet out of his burrow. ;)
     
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