Jonathan Wilkins beautiful, Semroc
Orion, lifts off on a Q jet C18-4W!
The Orion is one of my favorite rockets and this one
is so well done I had to post it. You can see additional photos on the Facebook page: Model Rocketry USA.
the Saturn V since the first time I saw one and for as long as I’ve been
building models (54 years) I’ve wanted to build and fly the Skylab version.
As a kid I
built every kind of model you could buy. From cars, boats and planes, to model
rockets, I built hundreds of them over the years but the one that has always
eluded me is the Saturn V Skylab. To date I’ve built or been a part of building
five 1/100 scale Saturn V’s with 6 sealed in plastic standing by for their chance
to form and take to the blue.
Of course, I
could have built one from scratch or modified one of the many Estes Saturn V’s
we have, into a Skylab model but over the last 8 years there simply hasn’t been
wondered why Estes hasn’t offered the Skylab version in the past 60 years but it
appears now, it may have been worth the wait. Estes lists the skill level for
their new Saturn V Skylab kit as, MASTER – a true level 5 kit and that’s something
the Estes line up has been missing for quite some time. Nice looking box too!
Flying on a
single F 15-4 engine, Estes says 350-400 feet and that sounds about right. Of
course, most of you know that we’ll have to do something about the single
engine power; at least 5 engines or maybe cluster staged... as I write this I’m
actually starting to seriously consider it.
probably be dead and long gone before it happens but hopefully Estes will someday
sell a 5 engine version of the Saturn V before Y3K comes around.
Since we don’t
know if Estes or any manufacturer will produce this kit in the future, I
do have one suggestion should you decide to take the plunge; clone it. It’s easy
to clone any kit. That way you can build as many as you like and keep the
$99.99 so not too bad and I’m sure you can find one for a little less.
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