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7.4 What other scale/sport scale kits are available? I'd like to build another kit or two before tackling a scratch scale project.




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

7.4 What other scale/sport scale kits are available? I'd like to build another kit or two before tackling a scratch scale project.

Many of the really great scale kits (Estes LTV Scout, Centuri
Little Joe II, Estes Saturn 5) have been long since or recently
discontinued. Fortunately, there are atill a FEW scale kits from which
a modeler may choose.

The following is a partial list of available scale and sport scale
rocket kits available as of December, 1996. A more complete list may be
found on the r.m.r. archive on sunsite.unc.edu. The archived list
includes non-flying, out-of-production and high power kits as well.

                                                                        Apprx.
    Rocket             Kit#      Man  SL   Comments                      Cost
    Aerobee 350       MSHRK105   MSH   3   sportscale;56x2.6in          40.00
    Aerobee Hi NRL-41            AAA   3   1/9;31.3x1.64in              22.00
    Aerobee Hi NRL-41            AAA   4   1/6;49.25x2.6in              43.00
    ALARM              K001      TLP   4   44.5x2.6in                   28.00
    AMRAAM AIM-120A    K048      TLP   4   1/2.69; 54.125x2.6in         30.00
    ANUBIS             K038      TLP   3   24.75X1.6"                   13.00
    ASM-1 (Type 80)    K002      TLP   4   29.5x2.6in                   24.00
    A.S.P.            RK-004    VBR   2   sport scale;83.8x3.4cm       25.00
    A.S.P.           MSHRK100    MSH   2   sport scale;34x1.64in        24.00
    A.S.P.           MSHRK101    MSH   2   sport scale;50x2.6in         35.00
    ASRAAM             K003      TLP   4+  34.75x2.6"                   24.00
    Black Brant II     EST 1958  ES    2   1/13; 63.2x3.37cm            13.00
    Black Brant II     1014      FSI   5   1/8; 41.5x2.1in              36.30
    Black Brant II               COS   3   1:6 scale 51x2.46in          50.00
    BOLO                         TLP   3   27.25X1.6"                   14.00
    Bullpup AGM-12B    K005      TLP   4   1/4.62; 29.0x2.6in           23.00
    Bullpup 12D        EST 1972  ES    2   39.7x3.37cm                   9.00
    Corporal           K-41      NCR   2   41.5x1.88in                  35.00
    DC-Y Space Clipper 3004      Q     3   Semi-scale;Height = 34.3cm
    D-Region Tomahawk            AAA   3   57.5x2.6in                   45.00
    Dragonfly                    TLP   3   26.5x1.6"                    22.00
    Exocet AM.39       K041      TLP   4   1/5.30; 34.875x2.6"          25.00
    Exocet MM.40       K008      TLP   4   1/5.30; 42.0x2.6"            29.00
    Falcon AIM-4C                TLP   4   31.5x2.6"                    27.00
    Flail                        TLP   3   29x2.6"                      25.00
    Gabriel III/AS     K010      TLP   4   30.25x2.6"                   27.00
    Gemini-Titan                 BOY   3   1/100; 12x1.2 in.
    Gemini-Titan                 BOY   2   1/160; 8.5x0.736 in.
    Grail SA-7                   TLP   3   31.25x1.6"                   15.00
    Harpoon AGM-84A              TLP   4   29.25x2.6"                   27.00
    Hawk MIM-23A       K035      TLP   4   1/5/45; 37.0x2.6in           25.00
    Hawk                         CLR   3   2.6in diam.                 32.50
    Hellfire AGM-114A            TLP   3   23.625x2.6"                  25.00
    Honest John                  BOY
    IRIS              MSHRK104   MSH   3   sportscale;50.75x2.6in       39.00
    ISQY Tomahawk      2005      Q     2   sport scale;47.6x2.0cm
    ISQY Tomahawk      89014     AT    3   104x4.7cm                    43.00
    ISQY Tomahawk                AAA   4   len=146cm                    45.00
    Javelin            1025      FSI   5   1/10; 55.3x2.25in            42.00
    Jayhawk            EST 2085  ES    4+  1/5; 76.2x6.35cm             36.00
    Jayhawk                      CLR   4   1/5; 2.6in diam.            29.00
    KORMORAN AS.34     K015      TLP   4   1/5.20; 33.3x2.6in           24.00
    Lance MGM-52       K042      TLP   4   1/8.48; 28.75x2.6in          21.00
    Martel As.37       K053      TLP   4   1/6; 27.0x2.6in              27.00
    Maverick AGM-65B             TLP   3   21.5x2.6"                    25.00
    Mercury-Atlas                ES    4   1/35; len=33in
    Mercury-Atlas                BOY
    Mercury-Redstone             BOY   5   1/17.5; 58x4 in.
    Mercury-Redstone             BOY   3   1/100; 9.75x0.736 in.
    Nike Ajax MIM-3A   K060      TLP   4   55" long                     50.00
    Nike-Apache                  COS   4+  1/6;52.5x2.63in              55.00
    Nike-Smoke                   COS   4+  1/6; 36.5x2.63               45.00
    Nike Smoke         1030      FSI   4   1/8; 72.6x5.1cm              29.00
    Nike Smoke         2007      Q     2   49.5x3.5cm
    Nike-Smoke                   SRW   2   1/30; 7.64x0,55in             6.50
    Nike-Smoke                   BOY   1   1/22; 10.5x0.736 in.
    Nike-Tomahawk      1023      FSI   5   1/8; 46.0x2.0in              34.00
    Patriot            EST 0896  ES    1   mini-motors; 25.4x1.878cm     4.40
    Patriot            EST 2066  ES    4   1/5;99x7.62cm; 4 motor clstr 60.00
    Patriot            K-85      NCR   4   1/4;140.7x10.2cm             60.00
    Patriot                      THOY  4   1/4;132x10.2cm               60.00
    Patriot                      PML   4   1/4;132x10.2cm               60.00
    Pershing 1A                  BOY   2   1/30; 8.5x0.736 in.
    Perseus                      TLP   3   26.25x1.6"                   17.00
    Phoenix            EST 1380  ES    3   1/9 (semi); 76.2x6.6cm       21.50
    Phoenix AIM-54C              TLP   3   25.75x2.6"                   29.00
    RP-3                         ASP   2
    Sandhawk                     CLR   3   1/5; 2.6in diam.            38.50
    Sandia Sandhawk    1031      FSI   5   1/6; 49.0x2.0in              33.00
    Saturn 1B                    BOY   2   1/396; 6.8x0.736 in.
    Saturn V                     BOY   1   1/396; 10.7x0.976 in.
    Scimitar                     TLP   4   39.25x2.6"                   32.00
    Sea Wolf           K052      TLP   4   1/2.72; 29.0x2.6in           30.00
    Sergeant                     CLR   3   3.1in diam.                 38.50
    Sidewinder AIM-9L  K030      TLP   4   36.0x1.6in                   24.00
    Space Shuttle      EST 1284  ES    4   1/162; len=34.5cm            25.00
    Sparrow AIM-7F               TLP   3   46.75x2.6"                   29.00
    SR-71 Blackbird    EST 1942  ES    3   semi-scale; len=48.3cm       16.00
    Standard AGM-78    K032      TLP   4   1/5.2; 34.6x2.6in            27.00
    Standard ARM       LS-101    MRC   2   1/14 (sport);25x1.17in
    Standard ARM                 CLR   3   2.6in diam.                 32.50
    TAN-SAM (Type 81)  K045      TLP   4+  1/2.42; 44.0x2.6in           30.00
    Terrier/Sandhawk   EST 2083  ES    4+  1:9.8; 116.8x4.66cm          31.00
    Trailblazer        LS-104    MRC   4   1/17;34.3x1.75in
    Type 30 Art.      K049      TLP   4   1/4/54; 40.75x2.6in          25.00
    V-2               MSHRK103   MSH   2   1/25sportscale;22.5x2.6in    25.00
    V-2                          MSH   3   1/16.25sportscale;31.5x4"    60.00
    Vostok                       COS   5   1:33 scale 45x3.1in         130.00
    Wasp               1024      FSI   5   1/8;34.75x2.0in              39.60

There are also a number of Ready-to-fly (RTF) and Almost-ready-to-fly
(ARTF) flying rockets, if you want 'minimal' build time:

    Honest John        5050     COX    1   1/24;len=13in                17.00
    Saturn 1B          5025     COX    1   len=21.5in                   34.00
    Saturn V           5075     COX    1   len=34in                     54.00
    X-15               5000     COX    1   1/24                         21.00

Some recently discontinued scale kits which you can still
occasionally find on hobby store shelves include (all of the below
were in the 1991 catalogs or later):

Honest John EST 1269 ES 3 1/9;94x6.6cm 40.00
IRIS EST 2007 ES 2 1/13; 17.125x.976in 7.00
Little Joe II EST 0892 ES 3 1/100;26.7x3.91cm 12.00
Mercury Redstone EST 1921 ES 4 1/35; 28.75x2.0in 20.00
Patriot EST 2056 ES 2 1/10 (semi);54x4.16cm 10.00
Saturn 1B EST 2048 ES 4 1/100;67.2x6.65cm 42.00
Saturn V 25th Anv. EST 2001 ES 4+ 1/100; 109.9x10.0cm 53.00
Sidewinder TR108 MRC 2 1/4 (sport);30.28x1.325
Titan IIIE(1) EST 2019 ES 4 1/73; 71.1x5.64cm 26.00/19.00

You say you like scale models, but want something BIGGER?? Try one of
these:

    AMRAAM                       PML   4   56x3in                       80.00
    AMRAAM                       PML   4+  73x4.0in                    100.00
    Astrobee D         89015     AT    4   1/2.5; 173x6.7cm             70.00
    Hawk                         CLR   4+  4.0" diam.; 54mm             78.00
    HV Arcas           89012     AT    3+  1/1.666; 142x6.7cm           50.00
    Jayhawk                      CLR   4+  4.0" diam; 38mm              58.00
    Patriot                      PML   4+  1/2; 97x7.5"                260.00
    Sandhawk                     CLR   4+  4.0" diam.; 54mm             93.00
    Standard ARM                 CLR   4+  4.0" diam.; 54mm             78.00
    Standard ARM                 CLR   4+  7.67" diam.; 5x54mm         245.00
    Sandhawk                     CLR   4+  5.54" diam.; 54 + 2x29mm    185.00
    Navy Strike                  CLR   4+  4.0" diam.; 54mm             93.00

Nomenclature Key:
SL = Skill Level (1 = Beginner, 5 = Advanced)
Prices are approximate retail prices in U.S. dollars
Man = Manufacturer (Refer to Part 02 for addresses)
AAA AAA Model Aviation
ASP Aerospace Specialty Products
AT Aerotech
BOY Boyce Aerospace Hobbies
CLR Cluster R
COS Cosmodrome Rocketry
ES Estes Industries
FSI Flight Systems Inc.
MSH Mountainside Hobbies
PML Public Missiles, Ltd.
Q Quest
SRW Seattle Rocket Works
THOY Tiffany Hobbies of Ypsilanti
TLP The Launch Pad
VBR Vaughn Brothers Rocketry

NOTES:
1. Dual prices reflect last full retail price and special 'closeout'
price offered by manufacturer. Kits with both prices may still
be found on hobby shelves.

 

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