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rocketguy101 08-13-2018 04:15 PM

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Originally Posted by Royatl
Yes, the interesting thing about this is that Ellis told us on the tour that anything we saw in the conference room would be in the next (2019) catalog. When I mentioned the Atlas to JumpJet and Angela the Product Manager in the Hospitality tent, they both went, "news to us!"


Wow! I was half-kidding/wishful thinking!!! That would be great!

...and I 2nd GH's comment bring back both Saturn 1Bs!!!

5x7 08-13-2018 04:34 PM

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Originally Posted by BARGeezer
Translation: Cardstock with balsa skeleton. Yuck. :p


The pro series patriot was done that way and looks great and was durable.

ghrocketman 08-13-2018 05:15 PM

I'm really looking forward to this one.
A re-issue of the K-21 BT-70 based Gemini Titan that was last offered in like 1975 would be great too.

aeromoe 08-13-2018 05:40 PM

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Originally Posted by BARGeezer
Translation: Cardstock with balsa skeleton. Yuck. :p


None of us needed that "translated" but thanks anyway!

tbzep 08-13-2018 05:56 PM

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Originally Posted by ghrocketman
I'm really looking forward to this one.
A re-issue of the K-21 BT-70 based Gemini Titan that was last offered in like 1975 would be great too.

I've got Semroc 1/70 and Estes 1/100 1B's along with my Centuri 1B and a Mercury Atlas, but I don't have any Gemini Titans. That's the scale kit I'd like to see re-released the most. If the original Semroc still existed, I could clone one and it would hit production within a month or two. My son and I had that happen 8 or 10 times when we were on our big building binge 8-10 years ago. ;) Edit....make that 12. I just counted them. :chuckle:

ghrocketman 08-13-2018 06:18 PM

There are clone parts semi -kits for the K-21 offered on eBay.
You have to supply the tubes and easy to procure parts.
Not the same as a complete kit, but does include a pre-made fin unit.
I have several Semroc S1B's and one Estes K-29, but no Centuri/Estes 1/100 S1Bs.

tbzep 08-13-2018 06:39 PM

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Originally Posted by ghrocketman
There are clone parts semi -kits for the K-21 offered on eBay.
You have to supply the tubes and easy to procure parts.
Not the same as a complete kit, but does include a pre-made fin unit.
I have several Semroc S1B's and one Estes K-29, but no Centuri/Estes 1/100 S1Bs.

I didn't realize that the fin units were available. That's what held me back during the great building binge. Looks like the kits have 3D printed capsules, adapter shrouds and plywood rings. That seems like it would be pretty heavy.

I need to fly low and slow for small field demos. I did see a separate BT-70 fin unit listed which would allow me to scratch build the rest. The original K-21 specs claimed a pair of A8-3's would do the job. I doubt I'd try that, but a pair of B6-4's would probably get me up and down on our school's little playground surrounded by trees.

rocket.aero 08-13-2018 07:11 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by ghrocketman
I'm really looking forward to this one.
A re-issue of the K-21 BT-70 based Gemini Titan that was last offered in like 1975 would be great too.


A Gemini-Titan would be great, but I'd really like to see one based on BT-80 airframe tubing, and sporting a blow molded nose cone. Just a dream, I know...

Frankly, the release of a cluster model in the current era of sketchy igniters would probably lead to a rash of warranty claims.

James


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