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THAT doesn't surprise me. I have never ordered from Belleville for exactly that reason.

Good luck figuring out where your shipment is.


I didnít order anything from Belleville, just intrigued about their low pricing on Q-Jets. My Saturns were ordered from AC Supply, and Iíve ordered from them before, so Iím not too worried ó yet!

What really has me worried is getting my Estes 1/100 Saturn V done before July!
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...What really has me worried is getting my Estes 1/100 Saturn V done before July!


Lee,

If you do a really poor job it goes much faster. I speak from experience.
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Over 100 posts for a plastic rocket. That's amazing considering all the bashing that's been done in the past about heavy plastic rockets.

On a similar note, the 3D printed parts are becoming fashionable after years of complaints of heavy plastic parts.

Times have changed.

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It is the Saturn V and it is the 50th year and it even looks good setting around between flights and it has a lot of 18mm options to boot

Iím sure all of this helps us forget that itís almost all plastic.

We also have a good backup if we donít get our 1/100 Saturn Vís built in time

We might get a bad reminder after a few flights when that thin rubber band shock cord breaks.

Iím going to make sure that my cord lays flat on the body tube, on attachment side and not cross over the motor so it doesnít take a direct hit from those injection gases.

I guess if all else fails we still have the poster Lol
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I can say that the 2160 Saturn V is far and away the nicest RTF Iíve ever seen, now that I have two in hand. The one I opened is on display on its F-1 nozzles/display base now. Plastic does have its place.

As for 3D printed stuff....it still can be really heavy, but Iím seeing (both here and working with some TARC teams) 3D printed parts which arenít crazy heavy and which take advantage of this new way of designing/making parts. Iím sure they will keep on getting better and make more sense as flight hardware as time goes on.
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I can say that the 2160 Saturn V is far and away the nicest RTF Iíve ever seen, now that I have two in hand. The one I opened is on display on its F-1 nozzles/display base now. Plastic does have its place.

As for 3D printed stuff....it still can be really heavy, but Iím seeing (both here and working with some TARC teams) 3D printed parts which arenít crazy heavy and which take advantage of this new way of designing/making parts. Iím sure they will keep on getting better and make more sense as flight hardware as time goes on.

Don't get me wrong, I'm not knocking the plastic renaissance, just reminding us of all the noise thrown out against it in the past. Plastic parts have their place for me too. I've ordered enough specialty tubes for a couple of Boyce block II Saturns. Hopefully the parts will be thin and light, or will be made in such a way that I can remove enough material to make them good fliers.
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Lee,

If you do a really poor job it goes much faster. I speak from experience.


Just beautiful.
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Lee,

If you do a really poor job it goes much faster. I speak from experience.


No, no, no, my OCD would never allow that. Better to just do it right and fly the commemorative flight in August ...


Great news, I finally got a tracking update. My 1/200s are due to arrive Monday!
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