Semroc - VF-261 (KA-10) Gallery

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  1. Oct 8, 2010 #1

    JAL3

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    The Semroc VF 261 is a nice, small retro styled rocket that is not too hard to build and which flies well. It seems almost obligatory for a rocket of this general shape to be a metallic silver color and mine is though now it is a very tarnished metallic silver. Woody Woodpecker is still at the controls.

    Mine is built stock but there must be other variants out there someplace.

    My TRF thread is here: http://www.rocketryforum.com/showthread.php?t=7506

    The photo albums are here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/23694991@N03/collections/72157607453621463/

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    John....

    I love the tarnished look to yours - that really adds a lot to it!

    Here is mine. I made it for the 2008 October Sky Festival. I wanted a somewhat unique rocket to have Homer Hickam and the Rocket Boys autograph, yet small enough to actually fly at Cape Coalwood without too much risk of losing it. The VF261 was a perfect fit. This picture was before the autographs and Coalwood flight. I added a custom canopy that I made out of a manila folder, and added some custom decals.

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    That's great! It looks sleek, modern and retro all at once.

    Mine was one of my earlier efforts, before I started taking pictures of builds. I fought that paint endlessly and then finally decided that if it had been sitting around since the 50s, it should be tarnished.
     
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    I still drag my VF-261 out from time to time. Great small field flier on an A8-3.
     
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    Welcome to the Semroc VF-261 (KA-10) Gallery on TRF.

    This gallery showcases the Semroc VF-261 (KA-10) and those rockets derived from it. Particularly appropriate in this thread are the following:


    Semroc: VF-261: KA-10



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



     
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    Semroc VF-261 (KA-10) Basic Information.

    [​IMG] Semroc Astronautics

    MODEL NAME: VF-261 Also known as:

    NUMBER: KA-10

    Introduced: 2007
    Final Year:
    Designer: Vern Estes, Carl McLawhorn

    Type: Sport, Retro
    Motor Mount: 1x18mm
    Recovery: Parachute
    Stages: 1
    Length: 11.1" (28.2 cm)
    Diameter: 1.325" (3.4 cm)
    Span: 5.5" (14.0 cm)
    Weight: 1.6 oz (45.4 g)

    Mfg. Description:


    Advertising Liveries

    [​IMG] 2007 Web Ad


    Face Card(s)

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    Instruction Header(s)

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    First post in this thread featuring this rocket.

    See Also: LINKS
    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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    My Semroc VF-261 that was chosen by the Seattle Museum of Flight at NARAM 56. Modified the kit for rear ejection and my brother 3D printed the wing pods for me.
     
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    I got to see this rocket at NARAM. Nice rocket, Scott! Congratulations on getting into the museum!
     
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    Good to see this one here....I was going to see if I had a decent picture of it, but now I don't have to. :)

    It will be a great part of the exhibit at the MoF.

    I wondered how you got the tip pods so nice....now I know!
     
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    Congratulation on being chosen for the museum! With the rear eject it will surely catch the eye of the retro Sci-Fi rocket fan wanting to fly something cool and different.
     

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