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4.4 Where can I find plans of old rocket kits?




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This article is from the Model Rockets FAQ, by Wolfram von Kiparski with numerous contributions by others.

4.4 Where can I find plans of old rocket kits?

Plans of old kits are available. The r.m.r. sunsite archive has a few
old kit plans, and hopefully, there will be more in the future.

Old kit plans available on the sunsite archive are:
Estes Avenger (2 stage model)
Estes Cherokee-D (first D motor kit for many)
Estes Cobra (3 engine cluster)
Estes Drifter (competition parachute duration model)
Estes Farside (big 3 stage model)
Estes Gyroc (gyro-recovery model)
Estes Mark (classic model, essentially the same as a Mark II)
Estes Nighthawk (canard boost glider)
Estes Pegasus (scale-up plans)
Estes Ranger (3 engine cluster version of a Big Bertha)
Estes Scout (classic, one of Estes first models)
Estes Sprite (ring tail, mini-model)
Estes Starlight (unique design)
Estes Trident (old timer favorite)
Estes X-Ray (classic payloader)

Centuri Payloader II (classic beginners kit)

To get to the r.m.r. plans archive, try:

http://sunsite.unc.edu/pub/archives/rec.models.rockets/PLANS

http://www.cmass.org:8000/sunsite.unc.edu/PLANS

Other sources:

Doug Holverson scanned the paper shrouds of:

Centuri Vulcan
Centuri X-24 Bug

You can find them on his web site:
http://www.probe.net/~dholvrsn/fanghome.html

Estes Mars Lander plans online:

Richard Pitzeruse <rmpitzer@mailbox.syr.edu> tells us:
OK folks, I FINALLY got the Mars Lander plans on my webpage.
They are scanned in at 300 dpi, 1 bit/pixel. They are saved as
tiff files (uncompressed) and then zipped into 2 different files.
Feed back is welcome and encouraged!
To get directly there, point your browser at...
http://128.230.82.205/RocketPics/plans/lander.html

List of every Estes kit ever made:

Tom McAtee <m219487@SL1001.mdc.com> wrote:
OK! I uploaded it to Sunsite...
The file is called ekdir.txt (for Estes Kit Directory)...

http://suniste.unc.edu/pub/archives/rec.models.rockets/LISTS/ekdir.txt

Jim Zalewski's site:

Jim <jimz@rust.net> tells us:
I just added some plans to my webpage.
Check them out and let me know what you think.
http://www.rust.net/~jimz/rp1.htm

Estes Andromeda plans online:

Lemeul E. Bryant <bryantl@swbell.net> scanned the Andromeda decal sheet:
A scan of the Decal sheet for the Estes Andromeda is available at

http://www.geocities.com/CapeCanaveral/4491/index2.html

It's not best scan in the world but it is better than nothing.
The decal sheet measures about 3 1/2 by 13 1/2 inches.
The colors are red and white with a yellow background.

Estes Bomarc (Citation Series) plans online:

Ed Bertschy <bertschy@azstarnet.com> put plans for the Bomarc online:

Complete full size templates of the Citation BOMARC wings, fins,
pods, ramjets, and re-engineered spine will be posted on my site
in .dxf and .bmp format for downloading. These measurements and plans
were drawn up from xeroxes of all the original parts. A color scan of
the decal sheet will be posted as well. You will find them at:

http://www.directfx.com/~ed

 

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