Ye Olde Rocket Forum

Go Back   Ye Olde Rocket Forum > Work Bench > Projects
User Name
Password
Auctions Register FAQ Members List Calendar Today's Posts Search Mark Forums Read


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 05-26-2020, 11:55 AM
RobVG RobVG is offline
Intermediate Rocketeer
 
Join Date: Apr 2020
Location: Seattle
Posts: 98
Default Anyone build a scratch X-15?

Just curious
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 05-26-2020, 12:41 PM
ghrocketman's Avatar
ghrocketman ghrocketman is offline
President, MAYHEM AGITATORS, Inc.
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Michigan
Posts: 10,086
Default

Nah
__________________
When in doubt, WHACK the GAS and DITCH the brake !!!
No DIRECT and MEASURABLE Harm=NO Foul advocate

If you are NOT FLYING LOW in the left lane, you need to GET THE #$&@ OUT of it !

Yes, there is such a thing as NORMAL
, if you have to ask, you probably aren't
!
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 05-26-2020, 12:53 PM
A Fish Named Wallyum's Avatar
A Fish Named Wallyum A Fish Named Wallyum is online now
BP Mafia
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Ft. Thomas, KY
Posts: 7,327
Default

Yep, with a piece of scrap tubing, a hand carved nose cone and fins made from a balsa assortment from KayBee. Flew about like you'd expect. Went big, too. C6-5 flight from the street in front of our house. Pretty sure it was around the same time we set up a couple hundred feet of Hot Wheel track and strapping a mini motor to the top of a Hot Wheel. Same flight path as the X-15.
__________________
Bill Eichelberger
NAR 79563

http://wallyum.blogspot.com/

I miss being SAM 0058

Build floor: Estes Luna Bug, Semroc Laser X, Semroc S.P.E.V

In paint: Centuri Stellar Hercules, Estes Goblin, Estes Nike Apache, Quest Intruder, Red River Stratos, Semroc Cyber III, Semroc Egg Crate, Semroc Recruiter

Body shop: Estes Jayhawk

Ready to fly: Estes Astron Sky Hook, Estes Nova Scout Ship, FSI Dart, Semroc Point
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 05-26-2020, 01:54 PM
jetlag jetlag is offline
Old BAR
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 2,196
Default

The Mole, a member here, has been working on one, I believe.

Steve Neill, aka SubPirate, sells a nice kit that he engineered. He has the delta-wing version, also. Both are for sale on his site.

Allen
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 05-26-2020, 06:46 PM
the mole's Avatar
the mole the mole is online now
Master Modeler
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Illinois
Posts: 606
Default

Did I hear my name called out? I am working on a couple of X-15s. I have just started the work on these two Paul Clarks X-15 kits. At the moment I'm scanning all patterns and instructions. I have been working with my 3D printer to make parts. At this point everything is prototypes. There's a lot of work to upgrade these kits. New paper material for parts, foam board, and drawing new X-15 markings.

I bought these kits when they first came out. You can see on the boxes it was 16 years ago in 2003. The instruction leaves a lot to be desired. The photo with the 3D printed parts taped to the BT-80 tube have to be cut down and hollowed out for good fits. At this point, I'm just looking to see how the parts look. So far so good.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:  Clark X-15.jpg
Views: 26
Size:  186.0 KB  Click image for larger version

Name:  Clarks X-15 a.jpg
Views: 35
Size:  98.8 KB  
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 05-26-2020, 07:01 PM
MarkB.'s Avatar
MarkB. MarkB. is online now
Surfrajettes Fan
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: El Paso
Posts: 993
Default

This one is not worth the struggle.

Look for a Quest X-15 on Ebay. Looks good, flies well, has decals. Some of the boutique companies make versions in various sizes.
__________________
Identifying a problem without proposing a solution is just whining.

NAR 79743
NARTrek Silver
SAM 062

Awaiting First Launch: Aero-Dart; TLP Hellfire; Tomahawk 12, Tomahawk 9; Rescue Alpha
Finishing: Zooch Saturn V; Tomahawk 7; Paiute; Nike-Rams
Repair/Rescue: Centuri Stilleto; Estes Sandhawk; Empire Nike Ajax
On the Bench: Atlas V 541; Alway Arcas
Dream Stage: 1/39.37 R-7
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 05-26-2020, 07:02 PM
jetlag jetlag is offline
Old BAR
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 2,196
Default

I have not started either of mine yet. Can't wait to see how yours come along. These kits are not for the faint of heart!
Thanks for answering!

Allen
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 05-26-2020, 08:39 PM
burkefj's Avatar
burkefj burkefj is offline
Craftsman
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 336
Default

I kit an X-15 Delta R/C rocket glider as well as I did a short run of 20+4" tubing based BT-101 X-15 R/C rocket glider kits as well.

https://youtu.be/xkV7pvBVGLQ
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:  88240645_567853350517979_931819319807967232_o.jpg
Views: 17
Size:  151.3 KB  Click image for larger version

Name:  IMG_20200203_180453325-2048x1012.jpg
Views: 14
Size:  273.6 KB  Click image for larger version

Name:  IMG-33502-2048x1263.jpg
Views: 16
Size:  227.5 KB  
__________________
RC Rocket glider kits
www.dynasoarrocketry.com
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 05-26-2020, 08:50 PM
CJU's Avatar
CJU CJU is offline
Yet another BAR
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Western NY
Posts: 101
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MarkB.
This one is not worth the struggle.

Look for a Quest X-15 on Ebay. Looks good, flies well, has decals. Some of the boutique companies make versions in various sizes.


Quest sells a X-15 parts bag - includes fins, nosecone and decals.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 05-26-2020, 09:27 PM
Tau Zero's Avatar
Tau Zero Tau Zero is offline
Incurable SEMROC Fan
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Twin Falls, Idaho, USA
Posts: 2,091
Talking SNG Aero

Quote:
Originally Posted by jetlag
Steve Neill, aka SubPirate, sells a nice kit that he engineered. He has the delta-wing version, also. Both are for sale on his site.

Allen
It took me a while to find the site in question, but here 'tis:

https://sngaero.wordpress.com/products/

.
__________________
Jay Goemmer
"Centuri Guy"/"Tau Zero"
YORF Member 28
Semroc SAM #0029
NAR 86131

"Your lightyears may vary."


“Centuri fret buzz in an updated form.”
Bill “Wallyum” Eichelberger re: Estes Flutter-By
03 Sept 2014
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:15 PM.


Powered by: vBulletin Version 3.0.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Ye Olde Rocket Shoppe © 1998-2020