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Old 05-12-2006, 08:23 PM
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If I could get over my painting phobia, I might do just that.

You're not going to start painting them now, are you?
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Old 05-12-2006, 10:20 PM
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Is There Any Company That Actually Made The X-20 Dyna Soar?


If you mean the full-size version, it was never built or flown. The only full-size anything that I've ever seen was a plywood mock-up (just pictures of it, actually).

As for a flying model, there are probably some scratch-built versions based on that mock-up, but the design never went beyond that initial concept. The Dyna-Soar was short for Dynamic Soarer, which was Tech-speak for an atmospheric "skipper" (think of a smooth stone skipping over a calm lake surface), launched into orbit by a Titan II or Titan III. Through various ways and means, the concept has been seen best in the X-15 research ship, and the current Space Shuttle.

There might be some plastic display models from the 1960's, but I haven't seen one.
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If you mean the full-size version, it was never built or flown. The only full-size anything that I've ever seen was a plywood mock-up (just pictures of it, actually).

As for a flying model, there are probably some scratch-built versions based on that mock-up, but the design never went beyond that initial concept. The Dyna-Soar was short for Dynamic Soarer, which was Tech-speak for an atmospheric "skipper" (think of a smooth stone skipping over a calm lake surface), launched into orbit by a Titan II or Titan III. Through various ways and means, the concept has been seen best in the X-15 research ship, and the current Space Shuttle.

There might be some plastic display models from the 1960's, but I haven't seen one.

They've got models of it here:

http://www.realspacemodels.com/

Sven is big into plastic models and seems to do a lot with this company.
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Old 05-13-2006, 06:32 AM
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They've got models of it here:

http://www.realspacemodels.com/

Sven is big into plastic models and seems to do a lot with this company.


Somehow I figured there might be a resin model somewhere... This might be a scratchbuilt "one-of" model, and not a production kit.
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You're not going to start painting them now, are you?

HEY!! I resemble that remark!

For what it's worth, I actually sanded some of the primer off my Rokitflite Odyssey over the weekend. It's almost sort of smooth now, at least where I sanded it. And I've been thinking I might pick up some gray paint and try actually painting it. Some day.
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I have made a few X-20 nose cones. They work really well on a Deuce's Wild too!

I even have some decals for them...someplace.
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That is SO COOL Sandman!

If I didn't have two dozen things on my build queue I'd commission one from you.
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Yeah, No Doubt!! I Really Like Those Cones!

I Was Wondering About The X-20 Cause I Was Thinking Of Building One To Launch, Just The X-20 Itself Though, Not On Top Of The Launch Rocket Like You Got.

Just Some Thing I Got In The Back Of My Fat Skull...

I'm Starting To Play With The Idea Of Making The X-3 Stiletto.

I Built My Own X-1 & X-29, Not Really To Scale But My Versions Anyways,which Was Pretty Cool. Working On The Sr-71 Right Now And Gathering Supplies To Make The X-16. Also Just Got An X-30 (now Oop From Quest) In The Mail...what A Pain To Find, But None The Less Should Be Fun To Fly!!
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I've Never Seen Anyone Type This Way Before... Kind Of Cool
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#2102 is the one I have, the 15th anniversary one.

Now I'm not sure if I want to open the bag to scan it. Then I'd have to keep track of the parts, etc., which means I'd have to move it from the top of the pile of other rocket stuff on the dining room table.

I drove up to Larry's Hobbies in north Houston at lunch time today, because I needed some CR-2050's right away. And of everything NOT to have, they don't have these!

However, they DO have TWO of Estes kit #2102, the 15th anniversary TIE Fighter. And a bunch of other Estes and Custom kits and parts, just not the parts *I* need.

Fortunately I am already in the process of making some centering rings out of two paper plates glued together with wood glue. That should work, but if it turns out to be too much of a hassle I can always make some from balsa if I have to.
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