x-33 model?

x-33 model?

Post by Ryburn Ros » Thu, 24 Dec 1998 04:00:00



Quote:

> Does anyone know if a kit is available for NASA's new X-33? This is the
> next generation space shuttle due out in 2000. I'm just trying to get a
> head start. :-) If you have no clue what I'm referring to and are at all
> interested visit www.venturestar.com.

> If anyone has info on X-33 models or NASA real-life space ship models



No one makes a kit of this YET. Maybe estes should make one instead of
another one of those three finners. I would think that maybe Quest might
make one in the future if anyone does. They make some cool paper shroud
models. An X-33 shouldn't be impossible to scratchbuild. You could
probably get some ideas from this web page on lifting body model
rocketry
http://www.phoenix.net/~rocket/mac.html
Unfortunatly this site hasn't been updated since January of 1997 so
We'll never find out what his X-33 looked like.

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x-33 model?

Post by Robert Larso » Fri, 25 Dec 1998 04:00:00


Does anyone know if a kit is available for NASA's new X-33? This is the
next generation space shuttle due out in 2000. I'm just trying to get a
head start. :-) If you have no clue what I'm referring to and are at all
interested visit www.venturestar.com.

If anyone has info on X-33 models or NASA real-life space ship models



 
 
 

x-33 model?

Post by Starlor » Fri, 25 Dec 1998 04:00:00



Quote:
>Does anyone know if a kit is available for NASA's new X-33? This is the
>next generation space shuttle due out in 2000. I'm just trying to get a
>head start. :-) If you have no clue what I'm referring to and are at all
>interested visit www.venturestar.com.

>If anyone has info on X-33 models or NASA real-life space ship models


>.

 so far they have only drop tested a PLYwood model of the x-33
from the old B-52 one time. Next testing will not be for another
month or two. When the B-52 takes off, it goes right overhead.

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x-33 model?

Post by Robert Allan Schwar » Fri, 25 Dec 1998 04:00:00



Quote:

>Does anyone know if a kit is available for NASA's new X-33? This is the
>next generation space shuttle due out in 2000. I'm just trying to get a
>head start. :-) If you have no clue what I'm referring to and are at all
>interested visit www.venturestar.com.

>If anyone has info on X-33 models or NASA real-life space ship models



Try this page:

http://www.geocities.com/CapeCanaveral/Hangar/2885/

There are pictures of an X-33. I asked the site owner, Alex Seltsikas,
about the model, and he replied:

"As for the X33, it's not a kit but scratch built by a friend of mine, from

Houston.  His name is Mac McGarrigle.  You can email him at

"Lots of people have been on at him to release some plans or a kit but he's
too
involved in developing the idea further and further.  But any
emails/feedback
to him only encourages him so maybe one day he'll release some plans or
something. "

Hope this helps.

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x-33 model?

Post by RobEdmon » Wed, 30 Dec 1998 04:00:00


KIT???  Good grief, give Gassaway a chance to get an R/C one done first, then
worry about a kit!
RE
 
 
 

x-33 model?

Post by Robert Allan Schwar » Sat, 02 Jan 1999 04:00:00



Quote:

>KIT???  Good grief, give Gassaway a chance to get an R/C one done first, then
>worry about a kit!
>RE

OK, we'll give him a chance, then hundreds of us will line up to beg him
for a kit. Is that OK? :-)

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x-33 model?

Post by RobEdmon » Mon, 04 Jan 1999 04:00:00


<<>KIT???  Good grief, give Gassaway a chance to get an R/C one done first,
then

Quote:
>worry about a kit!
>RE

OK, we'll give him a chance, then hundreds of us will line up to beg him
for a kit. Is that OK? :-)>>

Now THAT'S America.
RE

 
 
 

x-33 model?

Post by GCGassaw » Tue, 05 Jan 1999 04:00:00


Quote:

>>KIT???  Good grief, give Gassaway a chance to get an R/C one done first, then

worry about a kit! <<

Well,  when it comes to lifting bodies Mac McGarrigle has beaten everybody to
the punch. He flew some at both NARAM-38 and NARAM-39, including an R/C R/C
X-33 prototype.

You can see more at his lifting body home page:
http://www.phoenix.net/~rocket/mac.html

You can also see pics of Mac and his X-33 flown at NARAM-39 on the R/C RBG
portion of my web page:
http://members.aol.com/GCGassaway/rcgliders.htm

- George Gassaway

 
 
 

x-33 model?

Post by Scott Lowth » Tue, 05 Jan 1999 04:00:00


A 1/144 scale resin model of the X-33 model is available at:

http://www.webcreations.com/ptm/

Look under the "Spacecraft Models" page.

 
 
 

x-33 model?

Post by Andy En » Thu, 07 Jan 1999 04:00:00


Hello Scott,

Hmmm...

The X-33 that I'm more familiar with is a Skunkworks product with
Rocketdyne engines being assembled in Palmdale whereas the model by
webcreations.com appears to be exclusively Rockwell's...  Something most
have happened with all of the mergers and such.   8^)

Regards,
Andy

Quote:

> A 1/144 scale resin model of the X-33 model is available at:

> http://www.webcreations.com/ptm/

> Look under the "Spacecraft Models" page.

 
 
 

x-33 model?

Post by Ryburn Ros » Thu, 07 Jan 1999 04:00:00


It's there, you just have to look for the Skunkworks model. I think I
had to click a couple links to get there. This is the page where it IS.
 http://www.webcreations.com/ptm/space.htm

Later,

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