SCALE - (North American) X-15 Gallery

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  1. Jan 26, 2011 #1

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    A little more in depth on the Heller 130th scale X-15 PMC.
    This model was almost designed to be converted to micromaxx flight. requiring only a small portion of the forward wing be removed and a little work with a razor saw just behind the cockpit to seperate a Nose sections for recovery.

    I chose to add the air probe rather then use the rounded nose. the kit panel lines need a bit of added work but for such a small model the detail is good and outline is very close to "ON Scale". Good enough to take 4th place at NARAM-46 anyway:) I fly this PMC more for FUN as it's a very good flying model. If your looking for a first attempt at a MICRO PMC I strongly suggest this kit.

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    My micromaxx X-15.

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  3. Apr 21, 2011 #3

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    Continuing my big & little series, here are my x-15's....

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    The X-15 is one of my favorites!

    Here's my Shrox SHX-15B and Hanger-11 4" versions.

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    Shrox actually makes an X-15? Where can I get the kit? Is it still available?
     
  6. Jul 18, 2011 #6

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    Special Hobbies 1:32 scale 20inch E engine powered X-15.


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    Does that HUGE one fly...On what. It is a monster:y:
     
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    Here is my scratch built depron profile version(~equivalent to a 4" diameter) at 41 inches long. RC BG, weighs 10 oz rtf with an aerotech 24mm E motor, goes to 6 or 700 feet.

    Frank

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    Welcome to the SCALE North American X-15 Gallery on TRF.

    This gallery showcases the North American X-15 and those rockets derived from it. Particularly appropriate in this thread are the following:


    Cox: X-15: #5000
    Hanger 11: X-15 (4"):
    Hanger 11: X-15 (6"):
    Shrox: SHX-15:
    Shrox: SHX-15B:
    Shrox: SHX-15D:



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



    The North American X-15 rocket-powered aircraft/spaceplane was part of the X-series of experimental aircraft, initiated with the Bell X-1, that were made for the USAAF/USAF, NACA/NASA, and the USN. The X-15 set speed and altitude records in the early 1960s, reaching the edge of outer space and returning with valuable data used in aircraft and spacecraft design. As of 2012, it holds the official world record for the fastest speed ever reached by a manned rocket-powered aircraft.

    During the X-15 program, 13 different flights by eight pilots met the USAF spaceflight criteria by exceeding the altitude of 50 miles (80 km) thus qualifying the pilots for astronaut status. The USAF pilots qualified for USAF astronaut wings, while the civilian pilots were awarded NASA astronaut wings in 2005, 35 years after the last X-15 flight.

    Of all the X-15 missions, two flights (by the same pilot) qualified as space flights per the international (Fédération Aéronautique Internationale) definition of a spaceflight by exceeding 100 kilometers (62.1 mi, 328,084 ft) in altitude.
     
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    Cox X-15 (#5000) Basic Information.

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    MODEL NAME: X-15 Also known as:

    NUMBER: #5000

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    Type: Scale
    Motor Mount: 1x18mm
    Recovery: Parachute
    Stages: 1
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    Mfg. Description: Reaching speeds in excess of 4,500 mph and altitudes of 350,000 feet, the X-15 was flown by men like Neil Armstrong to explore the fringes of space. Cox's ready-to-launch scale model recreates the excitement of the X-15 flights when its solid-propellant engine lifts it off the launch pad and streaks towards space. Authentically detailed, including official black fuselage molded in high impact plastic with NASA markings. Includes engine retainer ring, re-entry type parachute and flameproof ejection wadding. (Cox 1972 Catalog)


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  12. Mar 28, 2012 #12

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    have a bit of time before my next meeting. Just getting up some photo's of the fleet into the correct galleries....

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    I hate to say this, but I haven't flown it yet. Took so long to build, and it's my children's favorite. My local flying field (Bong Rec. in Wi) has a knack for really putting the hurt on my paint jobs.
     
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    Is it a scratch or a kit?

    WHichever it is, it looks great.
     
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    scratch, but I built a foam model first to lay the fiberglass.
     
  15. Jan 24, 2013 #15

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    The SHX-15 is a smaller X-15 inspired design from Shrox, being BT55 sized.

    I found a plan view - front, top, side - of this rocket, so could come up with scaled drawings that I'm sure are pretty accurate.

    The decals were a challenge - as they were on the others in this group. Laser-printed or ink-jet printed decals don't show up on black very well, since they are slightly transparent. One option I had was to print the decals on white decal stock, with black surrounding the colored region, letting the border of black on the decal blend with the black of the rocket. But, that kinda sucks a little, because the edge of the decal is white, and makes a thin border of white around the decal.

    So, instead, I printed the decals on clear decal stock, including the black border. I then cut out a piece of white decal stock, larger than the colored area, but smaller than the black border. I put down the white first, as an optical barrier between the decal and black rocket. Now, the black border, being on clear decal stock and extending beyond the white decal stock, totally hid any white border. It actually blends in relaly well. A little clear coat, and it take a bit of scrutiny to see the trick.




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    The SHX-15B is a midpower version of the SHX-15.
    I needed some help on this one, since it is a pretty sophisticated design. But, it's OOP, so no such help. Luckily, there were some build threads that answered some questions, and I winged the rest. (No pun initially intended. But, it was left in, because puns are the best form of humor ever invented.)

    Is it, or is it no, built with rear eject? Yeah, it's rear eject. With BT70-sized tubes, its just too easy to fit the parachute around the engine mount, so it's just so inviting to shove everthing up the backside of the rocket.


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    This is a delta version of the SHX-15. Same basic size as the SHX-15B

    The only reference to it that I found was in the "forgotten Shrox kits" thread. So, I had no build threads to guide me. Instead, I just assumed that as a variant to an existing rocket, Shrox would have been starting from the SHX-15B, and tweaking it. That's what I did. The main tweak was the replacement of a with with a delta wing, and the wrap to give the rocket a fuller profile.

    And the white paint, which I think looks really cool. And the decals, but I reused many of the SHX-15B decals for this rocket.




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    bump for editing
     
  19. Mar 7, 2013 #19

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    Well, working on one, but still in middle of build...
     
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    Anxiously awaiting your completion!!
     
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    Hangar 11 X-15 (4") Basic Information.

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    MODEL NAME: X-15 (4") Also known as:

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    Introduced:
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    Designer:

    Type: Scale
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    Mfg. Description: DESC


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    Hangar 11 X-15 (6") Basic Information.

    [​IMG] Hangar 11

    MODEL NAME: X-15 (6") Also known as:

    NUMBER:

    Introduced:
    Final Year:
    Designer:

    Type: Scale
    Motor Mount: 1x54mm
    Recovery: Parachute
    Stages: 1
    Length: 72"
    Diameter: 6"
    Span:
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    Mfg. Description: Dia = 6"
    Length = 72"
    Pre slotted Phenolic Body Tube
    1/4" thick laser cut plywood fins
    1/4" thick laser cut plywood CR & BH
    Precision Molded Nosecone with Cockpit
    Precision molded nacelles flanged for EZ mounting and strength
    Precision molded tail cone.
    laser cut motor retainer for use with 54mm Animal Motor Works HW
    Tail cone assembly accepts all popular types of motor retention. (Hangar 11 2013 Web Ad)


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    Shrox SHX-15 Basic Information.

    [​IMG] Shrox Industria

    MODEL NAME: SHX-15 Also known as:

    NUMBER:

    Introduced:
    Final Year:
    Designer: Shrox

    Type: Pseudo-Scale
    Motor Mount: 1x18mm or 1x24mm
    Recovery: Parachute
    Stages: 1
    Length: 19"
    Diameter: 1.33"
    Span: 9.2"
    Weight:

    Mfg. Description: Reminiscent of the sleek shapes that boomed over the American southwest in the 1960's. Such a treat! (Shrox 2003 Web Ad)

    Editorial Note: Early ads show an 18mm motor mount while the latest shows a 24mm mount. All other dimensions are otherwise the same.

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    Shrox SHX-15B Basic Information.

    [​IMG] Shrox Industria

    MODEL NAME: SHX-15B Also known as:

    NUMBER:

    Introduced: 2004
    Final Year:
    Designer: Shrox

    Type: Pseudo-Scale
    Motor Mount: 1x24mm
    Recovery: Parachute
    Stages: 1
    Length: 28.5"
    Diameter: 2.217"
    Span: 12.5"
    Weight: 8 oz

    Mfg. Description: Reminiscent of the exciting X-planes that boomed over the American southwest in the 1960's, the SHX-15B is one sweet ride. This kit features a wrap over shroud that gives the model an added scale appearance, but it can be built without it. Such a treat! (Shrox 2004 Web Ad)

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    Shrox SHX-15D Basic Information.

    [​IMG] Shrox Industria

    MODEL NAME: SHX-15D Also known as:

    NUMBER:

    Introduced:
    Final Year:
    Designer: Shrox

    Type: Pseudo-Scale
    Motor Mount: 1x24mm
    Recovery: Parachute
    Stages: 1
    Length:
    Diameter:
    Span:
    Weight:

    Mfg. Description:

    Editorial Note: Little is known of this rocket. All references come 2nd hand or more removed. A single example is known as a clone using extrapolated data.

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    You guys have a great work on the rocket fleet and here some people have some extra outstanding efforts from their side. I just want to confirm about the weight and some other specification which you guys have in your rockets.
     
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    I didn't even know this thread existed!
     
  28. Jun 3, 2015 #28

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    Here's the larger 6' X-15 RC version flying on a G-25

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    Here is my Shrox SHX-15. Flies great on C11s.

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    And here is my Hostile Projectiles Delta X-15:

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