Need Scale Info on Estes and Centur Rockets- For Man in Space decals

Need Scale Info on Estes and Centur Rockets- For Man in Space decals

Post by Baker T » Wed, 24 Mar 1999 04:00:00



Hi all.  I need some final help in making decals for the Man in Space kit.
What was the scale of the Centuri Gemini Titan II and Mercury Restone rockets?
Also, what was the scale for the Estes version of these?

  And, one more time, could someone tell me the 5 rockets that are in the Man
in Space set?  I had a computer crash (I could kill Jim Z for giving my hard
drive the idea to crash!!!  :-)  )  and was able to save most of my data.
However, I had to reformat the drive so the data is scattered all over the
place.  It would be much quicker for me if someone just sends me the 5 rockets
again.  I know about the Saturn 1b and V, the Mercury Redstone, and the Gemini
Titan.  What is the 5th rocket?  Or is my memory going and there only 4 rockets
in the kit?

Anyway, thanks for any help you can give.

Take care.

Tom P.
Tango Papa Decals

 
 
 

Need Scale Info on Estes and Centur Rockets- For Man in Space decals

Post by J. Steven Yo » Wed, 24 Mar 1999 04:00:00


Quote:

>Hi all.  I need some final help in making decals for the Man in Space kit.
>What was the scale of the Centuri Gemini Titan II and Mercury Restone rockets?
>Also, what was the scale for the Estes version of these?

>  And, one more time, could someone tell me the 5 rockets that are in the Man
>in Space set?  I had a computer crash (I could kill Jim Z for giving my hard
>drive the idea to crash!!!  :-)  )  and was able to save most of my data.
>However, I had to reformat the drive so the data is scattered all over the
>place.  It would be much quicker for me if someone just sends me the 5 rockets
>again.  I know about the Saturn 1b and V, the Mercury Redstone, and the Gemini
>Titan.  What is the 5th rocket?  Or is my memory going and there only 4 rockets
>in the kit?

>Anyway, thanks for any help you can give.

>Take care.

>Tom P.
>Tango Papa Decals

The last rocket is the Mercury Atlas.  Most kits come packed with
duplicate capsule, escape tower, and 3rd stage parts, and I've heard
of some folks using these to build Little Joe IIs in scale, so
including a Little Joe 2 wrap as well would be a cool touch.
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Need Scale Info on Estes and Centur Rockets- For Man in Space decals

Post by Bob Kapl » Wed, 24 Mar 1999 04:00:00


Quote:

> Hi all.  I need some final help in making decals for the Man in Space kit.
> What was the scale of the Centuri Gemini Titan II and Mercury Restone rockets?
> Also, what was the scale for the Estes version of these?

IIRC, Centuri never had a Gemini Titan. Estes had 2; the original BT-70 2
motor cluster, and the later plastic fin unit BT-60 version.

Quote:
>   And, one more time, could someone tell me the 5 rockets that are in the Man
> in Space set?  I had a computer crash (I could kill Jim Z for giving my hard
> drive the idea to crash!!!  :-)  )  and was able to save most of my data.
> However, I had to reformat the drive so the data is scattered all over the
> place.  It would be much quicker for me if someone just sends me the 5 rockets
> again.  I know about the Saturn 1b and V, the Mercury Redstone, and the Gemini
> Titan.  What is the 5th rocket?  Or is my memory going and there only 4 rockets
> in the kit?

Mercury Atlas. They are the 5 rockets that carried US astronauts prior to
the Shuttle.

Dennis brought the set to the NIRA building session last weekend. The
Redstone will need the new Quest mico motors, the Atlas and Titan could use
Apogee mcro motors, and the two Saturns are wide open as to conversions.

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Need Scale Info on Estes and Centur Rockets- For Man in Space decals

Post by Sandy559 » Wed, 24 Mar 1999 04:00:00


How about Little Joe 1s also!
Steve
 
 
 

Need Scale Info on Estes and Centur Rockets- For Man in Space decals

Post by PeteAlw » Wed, 24 Mar 1999 04:00:00


Quote:
>Hi all.  I need some final help in making decals for the Man in Space kit.
>What was the scale of the Centuri Gemini Titan II and Mercury Restone rockets?
>Also, what was the scale for the Estes version of these?

WARNING WARNING DANGER WILL ROBINSON!!!

Scaling clones of other kit decals to the Man In Space kit has two
dangers--innacuracies in the Kits you've done, and errors in the 1/200 kits.

The 1/200 Mercury-Redstone is about 1 cm too short.  If you give it the
correct-length roll pattern, there won't be enough room for the lettering
(Which is the wrong color in the kit--it needs to be red).  You'll have to make
the roll pattern and lettering proportionately too short.

The 1/200 Mercury-Redstone should be 0.35" in diameter, compared to 2.04" for
the centuri kit.  But I'll have to get the calipers to check the *real*
diameter.

The other kits aren't so bad, but don't assume they are correct until you
measure them!  (I have to start vacuuming tonight, so it will be later when I
respond.

Quote:
>  And, one more time, could someone tell me the 5 rockets that are in the Man
>in Space set?  I had a computer crash (I could kill Jim Z for giving my hard
>drive the idea to crash!!!  :-)  )  and was able to save most of my data.
>However, I had to reformat the drive so the data is scattered all over the
>place.  It would be much quicker for me if someone just sends me the 5 rockets
>again.  I know about the Saturn 1b and V, the Mercury Redstone, and the Gemini
>Titan.  What is the 5th rocket?  Or is my memory going and there only 4
rockets
>in the kit?  

Mercury-Atlas

Quote:
>Anyway, thanks for any help you can give.

You're welcome

Peter Alway

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