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Old 09-30-2016, 04:45 PM
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My SV kit shipped today! Yay!

Can't wait!
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Old 09-30-2016, 04:56 PM
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Might someone post of photo of the new injection-molded fin parts, along with anything else new that might be lurking in the box?

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Old 09-30-2016, 07:38 PM
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My SV kit shipped today! Yay!

Can't wait!


My SV kit shipped also. probably be looking at it Monday or Tuesday.
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Old 10-01-2016, 05:58 PM
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Look what arrived on the doorstep.
The box is just a little different print wise but the box is the same size.
The instruction is different but basically the same.
The page in the instruction for the fins is different.
The fins are in their own bag

Sorry about the pictures I did them in a hurry.

Have had time to read the instruction. They're laid out nice. The paint instruction is real good. Looks like everything you need to construct a sturdy model.
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Old 10-01-2016, 10:27 PM
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Look what arrived on the doorstep.
The box is just a little different print wise but the box is the same size.
The instruction is different but basically the same.
The page in the instruction for the fins is different.
The fins are in their own bag

Sorry about the pictures I did them in a hurry.

Have had time to read the instruction. They're laid out nice. The paint instruction is real good. Looks like everything you need to construct a sturdy model.
Thank you for posting those! I'm curious about the Command Module--does it have the molded-on surface details of the earlier Estes Saturn V kits, or is it smooth like those in the Centuri 1:100 scale Saturn V and Saturn IB kits? The reason why I ask is because a smooth CM could more easily be used to build a matching 1:100 scale Little Joe II (the 1990s-vintage Estes Apollo Little Joe II kit required a lot of sanding on its Command Module in order to smooth it down, while the Centuri 1:100 scale Little Joe II kit didn't require that sanding). An Estes 1:100 scale Little Joe II would be a very nice kit, even with a molded-on-detail-equipped Command Module (in that case, the kit could depict the last Little Joe II round, which used a space flight-rated Command Module (with its BPC--Boost Protective Cover) and Service Module (minus the Service Module's main engine, with its large nozzle).
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Old 10-01-2016, 10:39 PM
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Blackshire, the Command Module--does have the molded-on surface details of the earlier Estes Saturn V kits.
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Those fins look FAR too large for a scale model.
I prefer the MUCH smaller scale fins of the original K-36.
Use more nose weight and MORE (29mm pro-series) POWER.
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Blackshire, the Command Module--does have the molded-on surface details of the earlier Estes Saturn V kits.
Thank you for letting me know!
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Those fins look FAR too large for a scale model.
I prefer the MUCH smaller scale fins of the original K-36.
Use more nose weight and MORE (29mm pro-series) POWER.
They are enlarged to ensure aerodynamic stability (the original 1969 Estes [and Centuri too, I think] Saturn V kit had true-to-scale fins). Our "YORF resident" 3D printing establishments could make after-market true-scale fins for the new Estes Saturn V kit. Although adding ballast up front would make it fly straight with the true-scale fins (and the higher-impulse recommended engines could easily loft the extra mass), utilizing M. Dean Black's exhaust-augmented finless rocket stability techniques (see: http://www.oldrocketforum.com/showt...ghlight=finless ) would enable such a Saturn V model to fly stably with true-scale fins and no ballast (plus, it could produce a wider, more scale-like exhaust trail, depending on the motor mount arrangement).
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Centuri's fins were oversized, but not as much as the Estes 2001 wood fins.
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