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Old 06-02-2011, 10:15 PM
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Serious oddity. I've been looking at MPC rockets for ten years and never heard of this one before.


I would want it just for the fin can. Alas I didn't buy a lot of Quest parts in 1992 like I should have. I do have a bunch of Tomahawk fin cans, though; one MPC and the rest Quest. Made from same mold but you can tell the difference in the plastic quality between the MPC pieces and the Quest pieces.
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Old 06-02-2011, 10:18 PM
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I've got those, too.


Me too, at least B3-3. IIRC, Red Arrow had a bunch of MPC motors at NARAM 49.
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Old 06-02-2011, 10:27 PM
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You must be at work and can't see those, huh? It just has closeups of the details on the different sides of the box.


Yeah. I can access Flickr here, but not PhotoBucket. I was hoping it had pics of the parts. Looks like a fun bird.
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Old 06-02-2011, 11:35 PM
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I bought & built a Redstone Maverick when I was eight or nine. A local hobby shop carried MPC kits.

I remember being so puzzled by the kit. Was it a scale model? It sort of looked like one.

I still have a piece of MPC body tube, with those plastic fin mounting rings glued on it. It might be the Redstone Maverick, or one of MPC kits I bought from AVI in the mid 70s.

The two MPC kits I have intact are a Pegasus II (the multi-stage variant) and a Moon-Go, which I hope to repaint.
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Old 06-02-2011, 11:51 PM
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I bought & built a Redstone Maverick when I was eight or nine. A local hobby shop carried MPC kits.

I remember being so puzzled by the kit. Was it a scale model? It sort of looked like one.

I still have a piece of MPC body tube, with those plastic fin mounting rings glued on it. It might be the Redstone Maverick, or one of MPC kits I bought from AVI in the mid 70s.

The two MPC kits I have intact are a Pegasus II (the multi-stage variant) and a Moon-Go, which I hope to repaint.


I've got the Icarus-C, built, but only half painted, the Flare-Patriot, built, painted, and flown once into a lake , the Lunar Patrol still in the box awaiting inspiration, and the Nike-Patriot, built and half painted, but flown several times.
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I believe I have the plan here somewhere. Scott, if you need it for the YORP archive, let me know and I'll get a scan to you.

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If needed, I have an original kit, box pretty well destroyed, contents intact, that I can scan. The nose cone is the same as the Moon-Go as seen here http://www.oldrocketplans.com/mpc/mpcR-841/mpcR-841.htm they just added a length of BT to the top of it. The Fin can setup was used in others as well, such as the "Martian Patrol", and at one time was offered in a "parts" kit.
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Yes, between Joe and Mikey I'd appreciate scans of the plans/parts. Thanks!
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Old 06-03-2011, 09:21 AM
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I will try to get the scans in the next few days.
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Old 06-03-2011, 05:40 PM
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Sure, it's worthless anyway. It's not like you can get A3-2, B3-3, C6-4 engines anywhere.


I launched a couple of MPC A3-2's from the late 60's a couple of weeks ago. The first rocket (streamer recovery) had a melt down about 50 ft off the pad. I read the term "skunked" somewhere...thats what I would call it. Destroyed.

So of course I had to put another one in a Semroc spaceman. That sucker when up in a cloud of smoke, sparks and stench that was quite impressive. Awesome. Went pretty high too. No ejection though and the spaceman came down head first on a cement path, trailing smoke the whole way. The spaceman had a broken arm, a flat head and a little neck damage but will live to fly another day.

So I guess the point is don't fly old MPC's in anything you value until you test them out first, although I value my remaining stash for the above reasons.
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