Soyuz Rocket Anyone?

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wwattles

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Has anyone ever built a scale (or even semi-scale) version of the Russian Soyuz rocket line? I've always been intrigued with their odd appearance, and I think it might be an interesting project. Here's a pic of the series.

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Here's another pic, showing the engine clustering. (and no, I have no idea what the writing says.)

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It sure has been done!

Cosmodrome has a beautiful kit with a whole bunch of parts to it. The only problem with it is you have to be Level 1 to fly it. It flys on an "H". I guess that's not really a problem for some of us.:D

Peter alway has plans for an 18mm powered version and a few guys here (I'm sorry I forgot who...ring in please!) have built copies.

I have a few kits of it from a German company.

BUT!!! here is the top dog!

I'm sorry but I don't know who did this or how many engines it flys on but check out this pic from the World Space Modelling Campionships.

Kinda humbles us all!

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wwattles

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I dunno, Sandman, that thing doesn't look like it was designed to actually fly... too purty, if you ask me. I've seen a design online somewhere that was for a single 18mm motor mount, but I'm looking for something that would actually let me USE those pods on the sides... they aren't just there for looks! Of course, if I were to put a 24mm motor in each of the pods, plus one in the center, I'd have to fill the nose cone with a couple pounds of solid lead to keep the thing stable!

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Hello! WW, I've built one. Do a search on the forum for Vostok or Soyuz, you'll find alot of info. I built Peter Alway's 1/100 simplified Vostok. It's not hard or expensive to build, and alot of fun! I don't recall the web address, do an internet search for Vostok model rocket. Hope this helps.....loojack
 

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WW, I've built one.
Loojack,

Oh yea...that was you!

Sorry but with 60,000 posts...I tend to loose track of who did what.

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I am nearly completed a 1/62 Vostok, which I described in another thread.

All that's left to do is re-build the spacecraft hatch (I botched the 1st attempt, and wasn't satisfied with the second attempt) then attach the strap-ons.

This is a "boilerplate" model with no engine nozzles and little detail on the bottom half. It's a prototype to my building a larger (1/40) model, which will be more accurately detailed and fly clustered. My main goal for the boilerplate model is to determine adequate CG placement.

I'll post some completion photos in a couple of days.
 

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If I had bothered to make a visit to the Tripoli page (https://www.tripoli.org) I would have seen that indeed, those things do fly! Was that built by anyone here, and if so, can you send me the plans?

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