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the mole 10-02-2018 09:21 PM

Estes new Saturn V
 
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Aldo Spadoni posted this on the ‎National Association of Rocketry facebook page.

Im very excited and proud to announce that Estes Industries has licensed my artwork to illustrate and promote their upcoming Apollo 11 50th anniversary Saturn V model rocket kit! Building and flying Estes rockets was a big part of my own childhood, and it certainly nurtured my lifelong commitment to the world of Aerospace. I believe this kit will be 1/200 scale. Thanks to my good pal Rick Sternbach for connecting me with Estes general manager Bill Stine (the son of legendary rocket man G. Harry Stine) to make this happen.

scott_mills 10-03-2018 12:23 AM

Well now we will have the opportunity to see just how the grandmaster of rocket companies does a modern c powered Saturn V. It will be nice to compare it to the other available kits such as the Dr. Zooch, the BMS Alway , Boyce Aerospace, and my own 3D printed scratch hybrid. There is obviously a market for this particular size and style of bird.

Initiator001 10-03-2018 02:35 AM

The Estes 1/200 scale Saturn V will be an all-plastic, pre-assemble & painted/decaled model.

Flies on C6-3 motors.

Read more about it in the Nov/Dec 2018 issue of Sport Rocketry magazine under the NARAM-60 Manufacturers' Forum article. ;)

matthew 10-03-2018 06:23 AM

Bob, please say you are joking. :eek:

Disappointed in 1/200. Was hoping for something a bit more imposing from Estes for such a big occasion. I'll get this but may have to lash out on the Apogee Sat V.

Scott_650 10-03-2018 08:00 AM

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Originally Posted by matthew
Bob, please say you are joking. :eek:

Disappointed in 1/200. Was hoping for something a bit more imposing from Estes for such a big occasion. I'll get this but may have to lash out on the Apogee Sat V.


The 1/100 Saturn V is in the Estes 2018 catalog - release date TBA. Same kit number, 2157, as the last release a couple years ago. Considering whos running Estes now I think we can all plan on seeing a release of the 1/100 scale kit for the upcoming Apollo anniversary :)

jeffyjeep 10-03-2018 08:25 AM

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Originally Posted by Scott_650
The 1/100 Saturn V is in the Estes 2018 catalog - release date TBA. Same kit number, 2157, as the last release a couple years ago. Considering whos running Estes now I think we can all plan on seeing a release of the 1/100 scale kit for the upcoming Apollo anniversary :)


Right. Its on page 87. Does anyone have any idea what the bonus is going to be? A poster? A sticker? A moon rock?

tbzep 10-03-2018 08:41 AM

It was posted on YORF a while back that the 2157 will be back with some minor changes. Some suspected the changes would be to make it a more accurate scale model with changes to ullage motors, etc.

turbofireball 10-03-2018 09:40 AM

As everyone is beginning to realize, Estes is planning to release two Saturn V rockets to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 next year. One of them is the rerelease of the 1/100 kit as shown in the catalog. The other should be the new ARF/RTF 1/200 smaller version as stated by Initiator001. I wouldn't be surprised if there is a version of the 1/200 that comes with launch equipment, to sell at Target, Hobby Lobby, etc. As for the surprise in the 1/100 kit, it is a supposed to be a surprise (except some people already know what the surprise is).

Shreadvector 10-03-2018 10:12 AM

I am hoping the 1:100 is going to be 29mm BP motor powered.


I can live with removable clear plastic fins as long as I get the long burn F15-4 motor thrill.


And lets use 1/4" launch lugs.

ghrocketman 10-03-2018 10:16 AM

+1 to making the 1/100 Saturn V 29mm powered.
I consider 29mm MINIMUM for any 4" diameter rocket regardless of the overall mass.

If truly RTF plastic like the Cox JUNK in the past, the upcoming 1/200 model is a major disappointment.


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