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motley16
09-04-2008, 01:58 PM
hello people i am a new kid on the block have been building rockets off and on from the 70's thru current day. what i am looking for is the andromida kit from estes . had it in he 70's need to replace it. if anyone has one let me know i am in the market. not sure how the name is spelled but you get the idea. thanks.

Royatl
09-04-2008, 02:23 PM
Of course you can search eBay for a kit, but you'll probably pay top dollar for it if one ever comes up and you win it.

Currently there are no same-size clone kits available, but there *is* a 1.6x upscale from QModeling (www.qmodeling.com).

There are Andromeda-inspired kits at FlisKits (www.fliskits.com) like the Alien8 and the NightWhisper.

Of course, I should mention that you can build your own clone from parts. The instructions are at http://www.dars.org/jimz/estes/est1273.pdf , and parts can be had from either FlisKits or Semroc (www.semroc.com ) or BMS (www.balsamachining.com ). Phred's got the decals over at Excelsior Rocketry (http://towrowrow.tripod.com/excelsiorrocketry/id1.html ).

STRMan
09-04-2008, 02:44 PM
I got all of the parts I needed to clone an Anromeda from Semroc. In fact, it looks like they are putting together a classic kit (X kit soon) for this model. Most of the parts are already here. Instructions are at Jimz. Here are the links. That should be all you need.

You might want to drop Carl at Semroc a line and see how close he is to making the die cut fins for this model. He might be able to bang it out for you pretty quickly. Of course, you can just trace and cut them yourself as well.

http://www.semroc.com/Store/scripts/ClassicParts.asp?ID=121

http://www.dars.org/jimz/est1273.htm

cas2047
09-04-2008, 02:50 PM
In fact, it looks like they are putting together a classic kit (X kit soon) for this model. Most of the parts are already here.

That is GREAT news! I have the QModeling version but haven't started to build it yet, mostly because the darn thing is so big when finished I'm not sure where I'm going to keep/display it. ;)

I will definitely purchase the Semroc version when it comes out.

STRMan
09-04-2008, 03:02 PM
That is GREAT news! I have the QModeling version but haven't started to build it yet, mostly because the darn thing is so big when finished I'm not sure where I'm going to keep/display it. ;)

I will definitely purchase the Semroc version when it comes out.

I screwed up. I meant to type a question mark after my x kit statement. :)


You don't have to wait for a "kit" to be produced. Just go to the page I provided a link for, click on all the "add" buttons, go to check out, and the parts will be in the mail faster than a bolt of lightning. If you've never before dealt with Semroc, you are in for a great experience, as they raise the bar quite high for an online sales company.

tbzep
09-04-2008, 03:56 PM
If you'd like a smaller rocket to go with your QModeling Andromeda, have a look at the Rocketflite Oddyssey. When painted well, it is a stunning rocket.

Here is a review of it, with some photos:

http://www.rocketreviews.com/reviews/kits/rokit_odyssey.shtml

cas2047
09-04-2008, 05:28 PM
I screwed up. I meant to type a question mark after my x kit statement. :)


You don't have to wait for a "kit" to be produced. Just go to the page I provided a link for, click on all the "add" buttons, go to check out, and the parts will be in the mail faster than a bolt of lightning. If you've never before dealt with Semroc, you are in for a great experience, as they raise the bar quite high for an online sales company.

I sure have dealt with Semroc and I agree 100 percent, their service is lightning fast. Orders almost arrive before you send them when you are dealing with Semroc.

Thanks for the lead. I built the original kit as a kid and it was one of my favorites. For the life of me I have no idea what ever happened to it though.

cas2047
09-04-2008, 05:33 PM
If you'd like a smaller rocket to go with your QModeling Andromeda, have a look at the Rocketflite Oddyssey. When painted well, it is a stunning rocket.

Here is a review of it, with some photos:

http://www.rocketreviews.com/reviews/kits/rokit_odyssey.shtml

That is a beauty!

Green Dragon
09-04-2008, 06:15 PM
[QUOTE=cas2047]That is GREAT news! I have the QModeling version but haven't started to build it yet, mostly because the darn thing is so big when finished I'm not sure where I'm going to keep/display it. ;)
QUOTE]


Hmm.. isn't the Q-modelling version only 1.6 " ( 168 % upscale ? )

How about this one:

http://www.rocketreviews.com/reviews/scratch/upscale_andromeda.shtml

Photos of my BT80 based Solar Sailer 2 soon to come :)

~ AL

cas2047
09-04-2008, 06:26 PM
[QUOTE=cas2047]That is GREAT news! I have the QModeling version but haven't started to build it yet, mostly because the darn thing is so big when finished I'm not sure where I'm going to keep/display it. ;)
QUOTE]


Hmm.. isn't the Q-modelling version only 1.6 " ( 168 % upscale ? )

How about this one:

http://www.rocketreviews.com/reviews/scratch/upscale_andromeda.shtml

Photos of my BT80 based Solar Sailer 2 soon to come :)

~ AL


ROTFLOL!

OK now I've seen the REALLY big Andromeda! That thing is almost as tall as my house. :eek: