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leftover 07-19-2017 11:07 PM

Peter Always Saturn V
 
Hi All
I am desperately seeking. Peter Always Saturn V.
I donated mine several years ago to a fund raiser drive our club had for a member who was terminally ill thinking I would buy another. Problem is I have never seen another one for sale. I even reached out to Peter but he had no source for them either.
So my hope is somebody has one they can live without

UMRS 07-21-2017 01:07 AM

We carried all of Peters Kits. Currently they are all OOP. They suffer from the same problem that the Edmonds kits suffer from. The pricing is way behind the original deals made with the designers.

Example a Deltie Thunder usually sold for say 29.00 . With Balsa prices and labor to get the lasers up and running and cutting that same kit would be around 55.00 or so.

Bill at BMS was the manufacturer for the Always & Edmonds kits. We have 2 laser cutters but do not have permission from the original designers to produce their kits.

Until some new deals can be worked out I don't see any new kits for either in the future.

the mole 07-21-2017 10:05 AM

To me, this was the perfect size for the Saturn V. Not too small and not too big.
I wish ESTES or Apogee would produce this scale of Saturn V and Saturn 1b.

scott_mills 07-23-2017 12:44 AM

Since I've never seen one, what size body tubes was it based on ?

the mole 07-23-2017 08:04 AM

You can see a review here.
https://www.rocketreviews.com/peter...evens-chan.html

The kit had a second run after the first run sold out. In the second run, the dummy F-1 engine was represented with a new method of making the engine bells by using paper cones. The price for the kit was the same but I bet not having to turn those little top bell brought the production cost down.
Heres a picture of the second run engine. Thanks, Chris.
https://www.rocketreviews.com/satur...s-saturn-v.html

hcmbanjo 07-23-2017 09:34 AM

I also did a (partial) build of the Alway Saturn V on Rocket Reviews:
https://www.rocketreviews.com/satur...s-saturn-v.html

Here's some followup posts on my build blog:
http://modelrocketbuilding.blogspot...MS%20Saturn%20V

leftover 09-05-2017 10:59 PM

Ended up with two of these after looking for years.Have to love this forum..


Thanks again Frank

Scott_650 09-06-2017 09:05 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by the mole
To me, this was the perfect size for the Saturn V. Not too small and not too big.
I wish ESTES or Apogee would produce this scale of Saturn V and Saturn 1b.


Has anyone ever produced a BT-80 based Saturn V kit? Doing some rough math gives you a 28.6 inch length - a Saturn V just a few inches longer than a Big Bertha sounds like a good idea to me .

Quixote 09-07-2017 07:17 PM

Well if you ever need the parts, the plans are on JimZ's site, http://www.spacemodeling.org/jimz/est1239.htm And the nose cone and SII/SIVB adapter are both available from ERockets in their SEMROC parts catalog. Just might have to make one myself. ;-)

Garth Illerbrun
NAR 26894 L2

hcmbanjo 09-07-2017 07:26 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Quixote
Well if you ever need the parts, the plans are on JimZ's site, http://www.spacemodeling.org/jimz/est1239.htm And the nose cone and SII/SIVB adapter are both available from ERockets in their SEMROC parts catalog. Just might have to make one myself. ;-)

Garth Illerbrun
NAR 26894 L2


That semi-scale Estes Saturn V was BT-60 based.
Dr. Zooch makes a great BT-60 Saturn V kit.
It's actually much better than the Estes #1239 Saturn V,
plus you can fly it without clear fins and the nozzles are on for the flight!

http://modelrocketbuilding.blogspot...DZ%20Saturn%20V


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