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SaturnV
03-02-2009, 12:46 AM
This may have been discussed previously, but if it was I missed it. Just wondering if anybody here ever bought/built/flew that model Estes used to make ...it looked like a man (his arms were the fins). How did it fly????

jflis
03-02-2009, 07:44 AM
I still have my original K-kit Astron Space Man and even fly it occasionally :)

Here's a pic of him at a recent CMASS launch. (http://jflis.com/hobbies/rocketry/photos/spaceman01.jpg)

And another with a collection of other kits (http://jflis.com/hobbies/rocketry/photos/13-mar-01/mini02.jpg) (you can see him on the far right)

At one time I had the whole bridge crew of the Enterprise built out of Astron Space men :)

Now, with FlisKits I offer the Micro to the MAXX Intergalactic Man of Space (http://www.fliskits.com/products/rocketkits/micromaxx/kit_detail/imos.htm) Great little kit :)

Bob Kaplow
03-02-2009, 08:25 AM
Many years ago I found one of the paper mache bowling pin thingies in a Michaels clearance bin, and decided that if inverted it would make an acceptable Maxi Spaceman head. The rocket is about 3X original size, and flies on F motors. It was the first of many rockets I built with various NAR members faces on the rocket, this one featuring then NAR Prez J Pat Miller. I know I flew it at NARAM-35.

Royatl
03-02-2009, 09:46 AM
And of course, there was the infamous "Flying G. Harry Stine" Spaceman made out of posterboard and a styrofoam wig form. It was flown, ONCE, at NARAM-13. I really need to get that film digitized!

Doug Sams
03-02-2009, 10:44 AM
This may have been discussed previously, but if it was I missed it. Just wondering if anybody here ever bought/built/flew that model Estes used to make ...it looked like a man (his arms were the fins). How did it fly????Here's a pair that DARS (http://www.dars.org/)' George Sprague cloned. Spaceman and Spacewoman http://forums.rocketshoppe.com/images/smilies/biggrin.gif Doug

http://www.doug79.com/reports/jan17-2009/space-couple2p.jpg

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Bob Kaplow
03-02-2009, 10:45 AM
And of course, there was the infamous "Flying G. Harry Stine" Spaceman made out of posterboard and a styrofoam wig form. It was flown, ONCE, at NARAM-13. I really need to get that film digitized!

I remember seeing that in an old Model Rocketry Magazine...

Initiator001
03-02-2009, 01:00 PM
And of course, there was the infamous "Flying G. Harry Stine" Spaceman made out of posterboard and a styrofoam wig form. It was flown, ONCE, at NARAM-13. I really need to get that film digitized!

Dan Meyer has 8mm film of the 'flight'. :rolleyes:

The coverage in MRm makes it sound like it had a successful flight.

Dan's footage proves otherwise. :eek:

Bob

Royatl
03-02-2009, 01:11 PM
Dan Meyer has 8mm film of the 'flight'. :rolleyes:

The coverage in MRm makes it sound like it had a successful flight.

Dan's footage proves otherwise. :eek:

Bob

My film shows Harry walking around it on the launch pad, taking pictures of it, then giving it a thumbs up, even though it was listing on the pad badly! At liftoff it made a tight loop (maybe it got to 15 feet altitude!) into the large crowd gathered to the south of it. Then a couple of guys (i guess they already figured it wasn't going to work that well!) brought in a stretcher to carry the "remains" away.

I think MRm often sugar-coated launch reports, or maybe they were just practicing print-based sarcasm!

Bob Kaplow
03-02-2009, 04:16 PM
I think MRm often sugar-coated launch reports ...

Harry certainly never did that :rolleyes:

Rocket Doctor
03-02-2009, 05:23 PM
And for those in attendance at NARAM 50, I presented as part of the honor a Vern Spaceman, you can see him in the July/August issue of LAUNCH.

I upscaled three original Spacemen, hired an artist, and the Vern Spaceman came to life.

Mark II
03-02-2009, 09:00 PM
I still have my original K-kit Astron Space Man and even fly it occasionally :)

Here's a pic of him at a recent CMASS launch. (http://jflis.com/hobbies/rocketry/photos/spaceman01.jpg)

And another with a collection of other kits (http://jflis.com/hobbies/rocketry/photos/13-mar-01/mini02.jpg) (you can see him on the far right)

At one time I had the whole bridge crew of the Enterprise built out of Astron Space men :)

Now, with FlisKits I offer the Micro to the MAXX Intergalactic Man of Space (http://www.fliskits.com/products/rocketkits/micromaxx/kit_detail/imos.htm) Great little kit :)
I never had the original, but I have the IMOS. Gotta get more of them, so that I can do the whole Austin Powers cast. :D

I haven't figured out how I'll model Mr. Bigglesworth yet, though. :rolleyes:

...or the Mojo...

MarkII

marslndr
03-02-2009, 10:47 PM
I have cloned one and modified one. The one one the right is my friends. They fly great. Semroc has the nosecone., the rest is easy.

Mine are Octo Pete from space and Kirk.

I also have the inter galactic Man of Space. A great kit, love his face.

Bob H
03-03-2009, 08:19 AM
I also have the inter galactic Man of Space. A great kit, love his face.This face?

Bob Kaplow
03-03-2009, 08:23 AM
I have cloned one and modified one. The one one the right is my friends. They fly great. Semroc has the nosecone., the rest is easy.

BMS also sells the Spaceman nose cone. IIRC it was one of the first nose cones he had in the assortment pack back at NARAM-35.

marslndr
03-03-2009, 09:43 AM
This face?


Bob,

That must be a limited edition! :)

I guess with this rocket it would be a head cone not a nose cone.

Leo
03-03-2009, 12:45 PM
As requested by the Rocket Doctor:

http://www.leo.nutz.de/images/forums/Rocket_Doctor/Ken_Spaceman1.jpg

http://www.leo.nutz.de/images/forums/Rocket_Doctor/Ken_Spaceman2.jpg

Der Red Max
03-03-2009, 01:45 PM
:
http://www.leo.nutz.de/images/forums/Rocket_Doctor/Ken_Spaceman2.jpg
Excellent!:chuckle:

jflis
03-04-2009, 07:43 AM
This face?

Man, that picture is going to haunt me for a LONG time, ain't it...? :D

Rocket Doctor
03-04-2009, 08:30 AM
As requested by the Rocket Doctor:

http://www.leo.nutz.de/images/forums/Rocket_Doctor/Ken_Spaceman1.jpg

http://www.leo.nutz.de/images/forums/Rocket_Doctor/Ken_Spaceman2.jpg

This was presented to Vern on the 50th Anniversary of Estes Industries, Inc at NARAM50 at the picnic on Tuesday.

As you can see, Vern's Big Bertha with his NAR number 380, his orange Scout, and Vern himself as the Spaceman.

RD