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Old 04-03-2019, 07:08 PM
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Later this year (in September), Boyce Aerospace Hobbies will release several new scale kits, including an upscale of Estes' LTV Scout kit, sized for 29 mm motors (see: http://boyceaerospacehobbies.com/ ). Hopefully an original-size LTV Scout (and, I hope, same-scale Blue Scout I/II [the two were very similar, and could be offered as a customize-able model] and Blue Scout Junior kits) will be offered in due course. The Estes LTV Scout had a single "Recommended Engine" (the C6-3), and today such a scale model could use not only the C6-3, but also several Quest Q-Jet and Aerotech SU and RMS 18 mm composite propellant "D" motors.
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Old 04-03-2019, 11:10 PM
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The Estes LTV Scout had the C6-5 recommended as the only engine for most of it's production run. The last couple years it changed to the C6-3. The C5-3 is a far better motor for it than either.
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Old 04-03-2019, 11:23 PM
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The Estes LTV Scout had the C6-5 recommended as the only engine for most of it's production run. The last couple years it changed to the C6-3. The C5-3 is a far better motor for it than either.
I only ever saw the C6-3 listed, but I didn't get a catalog every year back then. Given its size (drag) and weight, I'd be leery of flying one on a C6-5 (and the feared results may be why Estes changed it to the C6-3). Today, anything other than that--for most people, other than motor stockpilers--would have to be Quest Q-Jets or Aerotech 18 mm "D" motors. (I'd love to see Estes start making C5 and B8 motors again [their resumption of C11 production is great news], but I think they're about as likely to come back as B14s, unfortunately.)
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A Q-Jet C12-4 would be the best currently available replacement for a C5-3.

(I finally had a C5-3 CATO on me a couple of weeks ago, taking out my Fat Boy before i could try it on a C12-4. That was going to be its next flight.)
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Old 04-04-2019, 03:37 AM
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A Q-Jet C12-4 would be the best currently available replacement for a C5-3.

(I finally had a C5-3 CATO on me a couple of weeks ago, taking out my Fat Boy before i could try it on a C12-4. That was going to be its next flight.)
I saw that picture that you posted--that was a gruesome occurrence! Boyce could produce a "hybrid" Estes-type LTV Scout (using 3D printed plastic parts along with tubing that is available from Semroc and/or BMS). This would reduce the model's weight as compared with an all-plastic one (the Estes kit used several "off-size" tubes for the upper stages, although the largest tube--used for the Algol first stage--was a length of BT-60, see: http://www.spacemodeling.org/jimz/est1287.htm ).
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http://www.lulu.com/product/cd/what...of-2%29/6126511
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