SCALE - (AIM-120) AMRAAM Gallery

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  1. Feb 8, 2011 #1

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    Just a scratch built fun flying scale model is the Ammraam 120a. T3 tube body made scribing in the sections easy. and allowed a fincan tail section with tailcone was possible in basswood. At this size the model's 8.4gram mass give quick but watchable flights to 90 feet or so. Recovers on a 3/4" x 18" heavy orange teflon tape streamers.

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    Here is my new Performance Rocketry Half Scale Amraam.

    The kit is great all the components fit precisely.

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    Looks great. I wish I built them to look so pretty.
     
  4. Oct 8, 2011 #4

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    Very nice!

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  5. Oct 8, 2011 #5

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    Anyone have a Rocksim file for this bird??
     
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    Hello, I created the one attached because I could not find one for my build. Curtis and Tim did not have one to share.

    I created from diagrams on websites. Each item weighted and measured when kit received. Note I have used addition centering rings in the build not found in standard kit. Care has been take in creation of this rocksim to include every items, but use at your own risk.

    Enjoy, please tell me of any suggestions or comments.

    View attachment Performance Rocketry Half Scale Amraam.rkt
     
  7. Oct 8, 2011 #7

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    Interesting thing about this kit is the ebay/switch band/fin can. Very heavy and thick due to double walls. I added extra centering rings for fin can and make clean ends. See the photo of the switch barely coming thru inner wall.

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  8. Oct 8, 2011 #8

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    Where did you put you vent holes?
     
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    I placed three altimeter vent holes same location as switch. Same as switch bands on my Wildman and LOC ebays hole configurations. There is also one small pressure vent hole in payload and sustainer tubes lined up with the rail buttons.

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  10. Oct 9, 2011 #10

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    Here's my 4 inch AIM-120C (scratch) lifting off on an M1300 Dual Thrust on its way to 17,250 feet:

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  11. Nov 18, 2011 #11

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    I've purchased a few kits from The Rocketarium before, but one time I went there and noticed that they stopped selling other manufacturer's kits (TLP, Fliskits, etc.) and only selling their own kits. I was looking for a TLP AIM-120 kit and saw that they had one and decided to give it a try. I worked in 3 different missile shops for over 7 years when I was in the Air Force and have plenty of experiece with the real missile systems (I was also instrumental in some of the TCTO changes). I have a few of the Estes kits and they are pretty good...but like every other kit the small details are either wrong or just not there. The sticker sheet was very spartan and unfortunately I haven't found a scale sticker sheet to use so I just had to go with what I had.
    The build was very straightforward, but I was impressed with the quality of the tubes and the balsa stock. Everything went together very easily and was effortless. The instructions are pretty sparse as well concerning the markings and what colors to use. Previously I haven't been able to replicate the correct shade of gray for the AIM7/9/120 missile systems (they are all the same color gray enamel) but I have finally found it. It is the Rust-Oleum Professional gray primer #7582 and it comes in a big 15oz. rattle can. This is the perfect shade. The live missiles are painted with a no-name gray enamel in a rattle can, so this is pretty much the same thing. It has the perfect matte color. The wings and fins are made from titanium and they aren't painted. They are also made by 2 different manufacturers, so if you really want to get technical the wings are slightly shiny while the fins are more matte. The kit didn't have a provision for the wave guide or the data link. The Estes kit has a wave guide, but it's far too short unlike on the real missile. I just used some left over balsa stock and lightly contoured it. The data link is always forgotten on the kits (I actually almost forgot it myself) and I made one from a dowel that came with my TLP AIM-9 kit. The real data link can look like either a piece of soap or like it was made from cardboard. I went with the cardboard look and just modified a dowel. It's not perfect, but at least it's there. Anyway, here are some pics of my build.
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    This is pre-data link...
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    ...and post-data link...
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  12. Dec 5, 2011 #12

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    Hi,
    Here are several photos of an inert AMRAMM 120 that is used by the Oregon Air National Guard for training armament specialists in loading aboard Air Force Reserve and Oregon Air National Guard Aircraft. These missiles are also flown on training flights when not on an operational mission. Armed AMRAMM 120's are flown by these same squadrons on operational jets that are on a coastal defense patrol mission. A co-worker of mine works as an armament specialist in this unit and was given permission to take these pictures for me. The missile on the top in an inert Sidewinder and I think the one shown on the bottom is a Sparrow. All of the close ups are of the AMRAMM 120. The radar guidance unit is in the nose cone. You can see how the fins rotate. You can also clearly see the hooks that connect the missile to the underside of the fighter jet. . I was told that the blue stripes signify that the missile is inert and has no warhead. Live missiles have a yellow and brown stripe. I hope this is of some help to all of you who are interested in some of the scale details of the AMRAMM 120.
    Rich

    AMRAMM 120 A.jpg

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    Here are some more!
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  14. Jul 7, 2012 #14

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    Stock built Estes AMRAAM, at least 12 years old. I'm pretty sure all I used on it was Testors plastic cement (I don't need an adhesives lecture anymore).

    The day's first flight (not the rocket's) was on an Estes A8-3, BARELY enough motor for a successful flight, altitude of maybe 50". Second flight was on an Estes C6-3, very nice flight; however it landed on pavement and a fin corner took a little ding and it left the aft launch lug on the rod.

    Estes AMRAAM.jpg Estes AMRAAM Lift Off 01.jpg Estes AMRAAM Lift Off 02.jpg
     
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  15. Feb 7, 2009 #15

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    Welcome to the SCALE (AIM-120) AMRAAM Gallery on TRF.

    This gallery showcases the (AIM-120) AMRAAM and those rockets derived from it. Particularly appropriate in this thread are the following:


    Estes: AIM 120 AMRAAM: #2153
    MMWW: Micro Maxx AIM-120A AMRAAM (Navy Ver.): #285
    Performance Rocketry: AMRAAM (1/2 Scale):
    Rocketarium: AMRAAM AIM 120A: RK-AMRAA



    as well as any upscales, downscales, clones, kitbashes or other derivative works. Even Goonies qualify!



    The AIM-120 Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missile, or AMRAAM (pronounced "am-ram"), is a modern beyond-visual-range air-to-air missile (BVRAAM) capable of all-weather day-and-night operations. Designed with the same form-factor as the previous generation of semi-active guided Sparrow missiles, it is a fire-and-forget missile with active guidance. It is also commonly known as the Slammer in USAF service.
     
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    Estes AIM 120 AMRAAM (#2153) Basic Information.

    [​IMG] Estes Industries

    MODEL NAME: AIM 120 AMRAAM Also known as:

    NUMBER: #2153

    Introduced: 1998
    Final Year: 2001
    Designer:

    Type: Scale
    Motor Mount: 1x18mm
    Recovery: Parachute
    Stages: 1
    Length: 27.5"
    Diameter: 1.33"
    Span:
    Weight: 4.2 oz

    Mfg. Description: This is a stellar looking scale military rocket of the US Air Force air-to-air missile. The Estes version of the AMRAAM features high quality die cut balsa fins, slotted body tubes and extremely detailed self-adhesive decals (taken from actual blueprints). Create excitement in the air with this authentic air combat flying model rocket. (Estes 1998 Catalog)


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    MMWW AIM-120A AMRAAM (Navy Ver.) (#285) Basic Information.

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    MODEL NAME: AIM-120A AMRAAM (Navy Ver.)Also known as:

    NUMBER: #285

    Introduced: 2002
    Final Year:
    Designer: John McCoy

    Type: Scale
    Motor Mount: 6mm
    Recovery: Streamer
    Stages: 1
    Length: 7.7344"
    Diameter: 0.375"
    Span:
    Weight:

    Mfg. Description:


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    Performance Rocketry 1/2 Scale AMRAAM Basic Information.

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    MODEL NAME: 1/2 Scale AMRAAM Also known as:

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    Type: Scale
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    Rocketarium.com AMRAAM 120A (RK-AMRAA) Basic Information.

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    MODEL NAME: AMRAAM 120A Also known as:

    NUMBER: RK-AMRAA

    Introduced:
    Final Year:
    Designer:

    Type: Scale
    Motor Mount: 1x24mm
    Recovery: Parachute
    Stages: 1
    Length: 34.17"
    Diameter: 1.637" (BT60)
    Span: 5.61"
    Weight: 4.3 oz

    Mfg. Description: AMRAAM AIM 120A Scale Rocket Kit

    This is a sport-scale version of the popular Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missile.

    The actual missile is powered by solid-propellant rocket motors. The rocket kit flies on motors ranging from a D12-5 to an F42-7.

    The AMRAAM 120A kit includes a parachute kit for recovery, balsa stock for fins, and three plywood centering rings.

    The many small decals add lots of detail to this flying model rocket kit.

    Challenges

    The AMRAAM has a tailcone which is formed from a cardstock template. This makes it a Skill Level 4 rocket kit.

    There are lots of small decals/ printed on a single decal sheet. Cutting out and handling the small decals can take time.

    Parts

    The AMRAAM AIM 120A includes laser-cut plywood centering rings, plastic translucent nose cone, balsa fin stock, fin templates, 15" plastic parachute kit. (Rocketarium.com 2012 Web Ad)


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    Those Pics' are very helpful! Thank you!!!
     
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    Here's my PML 4-in Diameter AMRAAM.

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    I finished this one awhile back. A 24mm, BT-60 Scratch Build.
    I'm waiting on nicer weather to finish painting it and then add Stickershock Decals to it.
    It is ready to fly though as soon as the weather is nice enough.
    I removed the top bend of the Motor Clip/Hook so that I can use any length 24mm Motors. She'll taste an F32 eventually.

    AMRAAMPICFORGALLERY 004.jpg AMRAAMPICFORGALLERY 005.jpg AMRAAMPICFORGALLERY 006.jpg


    I have all the Parts needed to begin my next one, a BT-80 based 29mm Scratch Build.
    I'm just waiting til' the moment is right to begin assembling it. 54" of Rocket takes up a lot of Real Estate on my Workbench Area.
     
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    Here's my scratch built 13mm version.
    It flew well yesterday so today I finished it up.

    TODAYS LAUNCHES 2015-04-16 002.jpg Evader AIM-120 AMRAAM 13mm 2015-04-17 001.jpg

    AMRAAM A10 2015-04-18 001.jpg AMRAAM A10 2015-04-18 002.jpg
     
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