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Old 12-09-2018, 02:08 PM
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Is there a kit by kit list of the body tubes used, and lengths, in a similar way to the published pdf for estes kits?

I have had need lately to look up 3 different centuri kits body tube info with very difficult to zero success . Currently I am trying to ascertain which tubes were used in the ss america 5310
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Old 12-09-2018, 02:20 PM
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There is this:
http://www.ninfinger.org/rockets/body_tubes.html
Scroll down to the Centuri information.
To get tube names for the lengths, go to the Semroc page:
http://www.semroc.com/Store/scripts...s.asp?SKU=KV-77
and click on the PDF instruction manual.

Scroll down to the parts view.
If Body Tube "C" is designated as ST-16120, it is a 16 series tube, 12" long.
If the tube were designated as ST-1675, it's another ST-16 series tube, 7.5" long.

That should get you started -
The older Semroc website is a great source for builds.
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Old 12-09-2018, 03:30 PM
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thank you very much
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Old 12-09-2018, 03:35 PM
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The classic SEMROC site, Ninfinger, JimZ, and YORF/YORS are the holy grail for classic model rocketry.
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+1 to what tbzep said above.
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Semroc uss America parts list

The kit is probably a good value also USS America
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Old 12-10-2018, 01:16 AM
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Is there a kit by kit list of the body tubes used, and lengths, in a similar way to the published pdf for estes kits?

I have had need lately to look up 3 different centuri kits body tube info with very difficult to zero success . Currently I am trying to ascertain which tubes were used in the ss america 5310


The Semroc USS America is a retro repro, a close reproduction of the original Centuri kit. The Semroc kit uses 24mm motors as opposed to the originals' 18mm motor tube. Unfortunately the links to the Centuri plans for that kit on the JimZ website are not working, but I was able to get the Centuri parts list from an archived page on the JimZ plans site from a few years ago:

https://web.archive.org/web/2010071...ica/cen5310.txt

Love the Wayback Machine! Here's a tip (you might already know, if so, ignore): At the bottom of the JimZ plans if there is a picture of a compass, caliper, and ruler, that is the link to the parts list.

If you are looking for the retro repro, erockets still sells the Semroc kit. If you are looking to CLONE the original Centuri kit, then you can get all the parts from erockets as well. They sell the Centuri ST tubes and even the ramjet cones and nozzles:
http://www.erockets.biz/semroc-plas...ets-sem-pc-5rj/

Sirius also sells the ramjet cones/nozzles, but they are currently out of stock.Would be nice if someone like Mr Brohm could compile a list for Centuri kits similar to the one he compiled for the Estes kits, but that would be another monumental undertaking. As a cloner I'm just thankful for the Estes compilation. Cheers.

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Exclamation Centuri Body Tube List: A Modest Proposal

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Is there a kit by kit list of the body tubes used, and lengths, in a similar way to the published pdf for estes kits?

I have had need lately to look up 3 different centuri kits body tube info with very difficult to zero success .
I glanced briefly at John Brohm's excellent Estes Body Tube List.

What do"all y'all" think of something like the attached .PDF file? Please respond. Thanks!
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Old 01-08-2019, 09:05 PM
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Excellent start! Maybe we can do this as a joint effort, with everybody chipping in a little.
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Yes, that is an excellent start for a comprehensive Centuri parts list.
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