SCALE - Arcon Gallery

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  1. Oct 15, 2010 #1

    JAL3

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    My Arcon from Semroc was my sixth rocket. It was a freebie that accompanied a large order. It did not particularly excite me but I built it because I thought it was easy and I really needed to build my skills.

    When I built it, I had no idea it was a semi-scale of a real sounding rocket. I thought it was just a generic 4FNC. As such, I tried my had at creating my own paint job. I wanted to make it a metallic purple with metallic red nose cone and fins. The result was a disaster. It was ugly from day one. It flew OK but was the type of thing I was ashamed to be seen in public with.

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  3. Feb 7, 2009 #3

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    Welcome to the SCALE Arcon Gallery on TRF.

    This gallery showcases the Arcon Sounding Rocket and those rockets derived from it. Particularly appropriate in this thread are the following:


    Centuri: Arcon: KB-2
    Centuri: Arcon: KC-1 or #5061
    Centuri: Arcon-Hi: KC-3 or #5063
    Rocket R&D: Arcon:
    Semroc: Arcon: KV-7
    Semroc: Arcon-Hi: KV-15



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



    American sounding rocket. Similar to the Deacon and Cajun. Developed by the Atlantic Research Corp. for NRL. First used in 1958. Designed to lift 18 kg to 113 km. The two-stage vehicle consisted of two Arcon motors in tandem.
     
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    Centuri Arcon (KB-2) Basic Information.

    [​IMG] Centuri Engineering

    MODEL NAME: Arcon Also known as:

    NUMBER: KB-2

    Introduced: 1962
    Final Year: 1964
    Designer:

    Type: Scale
    Motor Mount:
    Recovery: Parachute
    Stages: 1
    Length: 16"
    Diameter:
    Span:
    Weight:

    Mfg. Description: Single-stage upper atmosphere research vehicle. High altitude capabilities. Basic design makes this kit the ideal rocket for beginner or novice. Parachute recovery system brings model safely back to earth. (Centuri 1962 Catalog)


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  5. Feb 7, 2009 #5

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    Semroc Arcon (KV-7) Basic Information.

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    MODEL NAME: Arcon Also known as:

    NUMBER: KV-7

    Introduced:
    Final Year:
    Designer:

    Type: Scale, Clone
    Motor Mount: 1x18mm
    Recovery: Parachute
    Stages: 1
    Length: 20.0" (50.8 cm)
    Diameter: 1.04" (2.6 cm)
    Span: 4.8" (12.2 cm)
    Weight: 1.25 oz (35.5 g)

    Mfg. Description: 1962 Retro Repro (Semroc 2012 Web Ad)


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    This is Semroc's Retro-Repro Arcon-Hi originally sold by Centuri in 1965. I really like the simple clean lines on this rocket and Semroc estimates that it will hit 1800' on a C6-0/C6-5 combo. One innovative and unique (for 1965) feature shown in the 3rd photo is the double coupler staging system that is vented and allows for gap rather than CHAD staging. Semroc's faithful reproduction and high quality is highly appreciated here.

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    Black on one side of the Fins, and Silver on the other?
    Please, give us some lift off photos!
    This looks like a great flyer.
    By your photos, looks like a very nice build and paint job.
    Good luck on your flights! But please, SHARE!
     
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    bump for editing
     
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    Centuri Arcon (KC-1 or #5061) Basic Information.

    [​IMG] Centuri Engineering

    MODEL NAME: Arcon Also known as:

    NUMBER: KC-1 or #5061

    Introduced: 1965
    Final Year: 1971
    Designer:

    Type: Scale, Payload
    Motor Mount: 1x18mm
    Recovery: Parachute
    Stages: 1
    Length: 21"
    Diameter: 1.04"
    Span:
    Weight: 1.25 oz

    Mfg. Description: No significant text in 1967 Catalog
    No significant text in 1968 Catalog

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    A 1/6 semi-scale real flying model of the 11 ft. long sounding rocket built by ARC in 1958 for atmospheric testing. Its large capsule will carry up to 1 oz. or payload. Comes complete with detailed instruction, all parts, large red and white plastic parachute and decals. The Arcon-Hi will climb to over 2,200 feet with the B14-0/C6-5 engine combination. (Centuri 1969 Catalog)

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    A 1/6 semi-scale model of the 11 ft. long sounding rocket built by ARC in 1958 for atmospheric testing. Large capsule will carry your payload to high altitudes and then return them safely on a large parachute. Kit is complete. (Centuri 1971 Catalog)


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    Centuri Arcon-Hi (KC-3 or #5063) Basic Information.

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    MODEL NAME: Arcon-Hi Also known as:

    NUMBER: KC-3 or #5063

    Introduced: 1965
    Final Year: 1977
    Designer:

    Type: Scale, Payload, 2 Stage
    Motor Mount: 1x18mm/1x18mm
    Recovery: Tumble/Parachute
    Stages: 2
    Length: 25"
    Diameter: 1.04"
    Span:
    Weight: 1.27 oz

    Mfg. Description: No significant text in 1967 Catalog
    No significant text in 1968 Catalog

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    A 1/6 semi-scale real flying model of the 11 ft. long sounding rocket built by ARC in 1958 for atmospheric testing. Its large capsule will carry up to 1 oz. or payload. Comes complete with detailed instruction, all parts, large red and white plastic parachute and decals. The Arcon-Hi will climb to over 2,200 feet with the B14-0/C6-5 engine combination. (Centuri 1969 Catalog)

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    Real two-stage action! Big payload capsule! Parachute recovery! A 1/6 scale flying model of the 11 foot long Atlantic Research Corporation sounding rocket. Its large capsule will carry up to 1 oz. of payload. Comes complete with detailed instructions, all parts, large red-and-white parachute, and all required decals. Flies over 2200 feet with B14-0/C6-7 combination. Wow! (Centuri 1970 Christmas Catalog)

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    A two stage version of the ARCON shown on the opposite page, the ARCON-HI is one of the real high altitude birds in the Centuri line. Pass-Port staging will insure perfect second stage ignition every time. Kit complete with smooth plastic nose cone, big parachute and decals. (Centuri 1971 Catalog)


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    Semroc Arcon-Hi (KV-15) Basic Information.

    [​IMG] Semroc Astronautics

    MODEL NAME: Arcon-Hi Also known as:

    NUMBER: KV-15

    Introduced:
    Final Year:
    Designer:

    Type: Scale, 2 Stage, Clone
    Motor Mount: 1x18mm/1x18mm
    Recovery: Tumble/Parachute
    Stages: 2
    Length: 23.0" (58.4 cm)
    Diameter: 1.04" (2.6 cm)
    Span: 6.9" (17.5 cm)
    Weight: 1.9 oz (53.9 g)

    Mfg. Description: 1965 Retro Repro (Semroc 2012 Web Ad)


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    Rocket R&D Arcon Basic Information.

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    MODEL NAME: Arcon Also known as:

    NUMBER:

    Introduced:
    Final Year:
    Designer:

    Type: Scale
    Motor Mount: 1x54mm
    Recovery: Parachute
    Stages: 1
    Length: 95"
    Diameter: 4"
    Span:
    Weight:

    Mfg. Description:


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