# SCALE - AIM 9 Sidewinder Gallery

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#### Stymye

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stock TLP Kit
Flys perfect on D12's every time

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#### barstoolmike

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My TLP Sidewinder.
Decals by Stickershock.

Mike

nice....

#### jim fustini

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I finished my scratch built Sidewinder today. 29mm 2lbs. 4oz. If this one flies well, I will build one full scale 75/54mm. I know the nosecone is not correct. It is a strobe LED bike light. I'll just call it an AIM variable. ( There are many) anyway every thing is scratch made besides the airframe MM tube, and part of the nosecone.

#### sodmeister

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Nice pictures guys ,of a great missile !!

Jim ,where did you get that cool looking stand......I gots to get me one of those !!

Paul

#### jim fustini

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Paul. I made it at work in my spare time. I have made a few for myself and friends in our club JMRC.

#### Pem Tech

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Very beautiful Stymye....
The level of detail is fantastic.

Would you share how the "clamps" in the first pic and the fin tip disk stabilizers in the second pic are done?

#### Stymye

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Layne ,it's build stock from the kit ..I will have to look at the instructions to refresh my feeble memory.

#### bill2654

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I thought I would post these pics of a fellow club members 80% scale scratch built Sidewinder. Builder's name is Randy Luhman and I have to say he did a fantastic job on this rocket.

#### Glasspack

Let me say from someone who was in the Air Force, and was around Live as well as Training AIM-9 Sidwinders for 8 years.......... Very nicely built !!!!!!

Paul G

#### T-Rex

##### Ordinary Average Guy
Brings back a few memories here....
Fantastic job, all of you!

#### jdud

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Those are some nice sidewinders.

#### sodmeister

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Ditto ! The AIM-9 L/M is one of my favorite missiles no doubt !

Nice work guys ,but we need more entries.

Tell that Randy Luhman fellow he did an outstanding job on his build ,I approve (trust me ,I know :wink: )

Paul T

#### Jimmy F.

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Here are my AIM 9
The Estes of course
A ~half scale flies on (4) 24mm MMTs named "Architecture of Agression"
A 3/4 scale with 38mm MMT named 'Terminus Eldorado" which proved to be correct it shredded on the first flight using a AT J575 ouch, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jBacXEn-FEY&feature=youtu.be
too much motor

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#### Sidewinder

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Here is some video of my ~4X Upscale Estes Sidewinder at LDRS. Still has more detail to finish but it flies well

#### JAL3

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Welcome to the SCALE (AIM-9) Sidewinder Gallery on TRF.

This gallery showcases the (AIM-9) Sidewinder and those rockets derived from it. Particularly appropriate in this thread are the following:

Estes: AIM-9 Sidewinder: #2125
The Launch Pad: Sidewinder AIM-9L: K030

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

The AIM-9 Sidewinder is a heat-seeking, short-range, air-to-air missile carried mostly by fighter aircraft and recently, certain gunship helicopters. The missile entered service with the United States Navy in the mid-1950s, and variants and upgrades remain in active service with many air forces after five decades. The United States Air Force purchased the Sidewinder after the missile was developed by the United States Navy at China Lake, California.

The Sidewinder is the most widely used missile in the West, with more than 110,000 missiles produced for the U.S. and 27 other nations, of which perhaps one percent have been used in combat. It has been built under license by some other nations including Sweden. The AIM-9 is one of the oldest, least expensive, and most successful air-to-air missiles, with an estimated 270 aircraft kills in its history of use.

The missile was designed to be simple to upgrade. It has been said that the design goals for the original Sidewinder were to produce a reliable and effective missile with the "electronic complexity of a table model radio and the mechanical complexity of a washing machine"&#8212;goals which were well accomplished in the early missiles. The United States Navy hosted a 50th anniversary celebration of its existence in 2002. Boeing won a contract in March 2010 to support Sidewinder operations through 2055, guaranteeing that the weapons system will remain in operation until at least that date. Air Force Spokeswoman Stephanie Powell noted that due to its relative low cost, versatility, and reliability it is "very possible that the Sidewinder will remain in Air Force inventories through the late 21st century."

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#### awseiger

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These all look incredible. I have to get myself the Sidewinder TLP kit... it looks awesome. I still can't believe the amount of detail they achieve with those kits.

#### qquake2k

##### Captain Low-N-Slow
Here is some video of my ~4X Upscale Estes Sidewinder at LDRS. Still has more detail to finish but it flies well
Freaking AWESOME flight!!! Congratulations on the Level 3! "But it flies well" is the understatement of the year!

#### JAL3

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Estes AIM 9 Sidewinder (#2125) Basic Information.

Estes Industries

MODEL NAME: AIM 9 Sidewinder Also known as:

NUMBER: #2125

Introduced: 1996
Final Year: 2000
Designer:

Type: Scale
Motor Mount: 1x18mm
Recovery: Parachute
Stages: 1
Length: 30.2"
Diameter: 1.325"
Span:
Weight: 4.2 oz

Mfg. Description: Beta Series - Skill Level 1
Giant 1/4 Scale model of the authentic air to air missile
Realistic Sport Scale Appearance
Detailed plastic molded nose cone and decals
Slotted body tube and nose section for fin alignment (Estes 1996 Catalog)

1996 Catalog

Face Card(s)

First post in this thread featuring this rocket.

EMRR
RocketReviews
Mfg. Page

If you have any additional information on this rocket and/or catalog photos please let us know.

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#### JAL3

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The Launch Pad Sidewinder AIM-9L (K030) Basic Information.

MODEL NAME: Sidewinder AIM-9L Also known as:

NUMBER: K030

Introduced:
Final Year:
Designer:

Type: Scale
Motor Mount: 1x24mm
Recovery: Parachute
Stages: 1
Length: 36"
Diameter: 1.6"
Span:
Weight:

Mfg. Description: SIDEWINDER AIM-9L AIR-TO-AIR MISSILE (USA)

The Sidewinder has had a long and very successful career with the U.S. military. Earlier versions were used in Vietnam. It has seen action against Libyan fighters, and again in Iraq. It has been manufactured in both infrared and radar-guided modes, and it has been adopted by many countries in NATO as one of their premiere air-defense weapons. This missile is so popular with other nations that countries from the Soviet Union to South Africa have come up with their own copies of the design.

Long, lean and mean! The Launch Pad's designs for the AIM-9L Sidewinder result in a tall scale model 36.0" long! Redesigned in 1994, our latest Plan-Pak version (now discontinued) included details as fine as the bands and clamps on the missile's body, but now all of this detail is available to you in KIT form! This missile replica is accurate right down to the little air-driven gyros (rollerons) at the ends of the fins. American-made, but definitely a candidate for the International Collection. Uses powerful "D" motors and an 18" diameter parachute for safe returns. Don't settle for other manufacturer's imitations: Go with the military specialists! The Launch Pad! (TLP 2012 Web Ad)

Face Card(s)

First post in this thread featuring this rocket.

EMRR
RocketReviews
Mfg. Page

If you have any additional information on this rocket and/or catalog photos please let us know.

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#### sodmeister

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heres a teaser of whats going on in the Paul T workshop.:wink:

I found the lousiest picture i had ,to keep the wraps on the project.

Paul TnT

#### qquake2k

##### Captain Low-N-Slow
heres a teaser of whats going on in the Paul T workshop.:wink:

I found the lousiest picture i had ,to keep the wraps on the project.

Paul TnT
Looks like a Sidewinder fin spinner to me. I wonder what your project is...

#### sodmeister

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Looks like a Sidewinder fin spinner to me. I wonder what your project is...
Yah ,this is one of those projects that got totally out of hand LOL

Its been almost a year in the works ,and is still ongoing.I had to buy a metal lathe just to get things right ,so a money pit is is !

Take care !

Paul T

#### qquake2k

##### Captain Low-N-Slow
Yah ,this is one of those projects that got totally out of hand LOL

Its been almost a year in the works ,and is still ongoing.I had to buy a metal lathe just to get things right ,so a money pit is is !

Take care !

Paul T
That is just crazy detail!

#### sodmeister

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That is just crazy detail!
For you ,Ill give one more picture ,but keep it under your hat :wink:

Paul T

#### sodmeister

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Here you go chum ,but dont want to give out too much.

Take care

Paul T

#### [POW]Eagle159

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heres a teaser of whats going on in the Paul T workshop.:wink:

I found the lousiest picture i had ,to keep the wraps on the project.

Paul TnT
It looks like that can actually spin! Can it?

I love air to air missiles!

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