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Old 07-04-2018, 01:24 PM
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Looking for the roachwerks Nike Hercules or the Estes Nike Ajax or alternatives.
Looking specifically for kit form and not plans.
Would also consider the Launch pad kit
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Old 07-04-2018, 01:27 PM
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Good luck on finding the Roachwerks kits unbuilt.
The TLP ones often have what I would call substandard wood and parts not justified by their price.
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Old 07-04-2018, 04:15 PM
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Kit form at this point is going to be rare, but they do make a Nike Hercules plan pack. https://www.ebay.com/itm/The-Launch-Pad-Plan-Pack-Series-NIKE-HERCULES-USA/352006994127?hash=item51f54078cf:g:6QsAAOSwuAVWw5f b:sc:USPSPriority!41075!US!-1 Not a difficult way to go about the project.
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Kit form at this point is going to be rare, but they do make a Nike Hercules plan pack. https://www.ebay.com/itm/The-Launch-Pad-Plan-Pack-Series-NIKE-HERCULES-USA/352006994127?hash=item51f54078cf:g:6QsAAOSwuAVWw5f b:sc:USPSPriority!41075!US!-1 Not a difficult way to go about the project.


Actually, the TLP Nike Hercules plan pack is for a two stage rocket with a four engine cluster in the first stage. The distance between the first and second stages precludes gap staging for the second stage, so it will have to be ignited electronically. Quite a challenge even for experienced builders. I wound up buying the single stage kit instead. Apogee has a plan pack for a smaller Nike Hercules, 4 engine mini motor cluster with option to build as a single or two stage model. Fin and transitions templates included, as well as a parts list and informal instructions. Almost as good as a pre-packaged kit:

https://www.apogeerockets.com/Rocke...gueb656v59744n0


As mentioned by others, finding a kit would be difficult, and even then it might sell at a collector's price. Good luck.
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Old 07-04-2018, 08:54 PM
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I bought the second to last available Roachworks Nike Hurcules kit and another club member bought the last. I built mine and have flown it a couple of times. The other guy still has the kit and is also now the keeper of the clubs Roachworks Little Joe II kit,#22 signed. I would pay just to see them in the box! Maybe some day on eBay.
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Old 07-04-2018, 09:23 PM
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Actually, the TLP Nike Hercules plan pack is for a two stage rocket with a four engine cluster in the first stage. The distance between the first and second stages precludes gap staging for the second stage, so it will have to be ignited electronically. Quite a challenge even for experienced builders. I wound up buying the single stage kit instead. Apogee has a plan pack for a smaller Nike Hercules, 4 engine mini motor cluster with option to build as a single or two stage model. Fin and transitions templates included, as well as a parts list and informal instructions. Almost as good as a pre-packaged kit:

https://www.apogeerockets.com/Rocke...gueb656v59744n0


As mentioned by others, finding a kit would be difficult, and even then it might sell at a collector's price. Good luck.

Forgot about this one. I ordered something from them years ago and got this by mistake. When I told them about it they sent what I ordered and told me to keep the Nike Herc stuff.
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Good luck on your quest to find one.
Pretty close to Unobtainium.
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Old 09-06-2018, 04:21 PM
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Wich size of roachwerks Nike Hercules are you looking for? He made two sizes.
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Old 09-06-2018, 04:38 PM
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Wich size of roachwerks Nike Hercules are you looking for? He made two sizes.


Actually I made 3.

4 x 13mm
4 x 18mm
4 x 24mm
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