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Old 10-30-2006, 12:45 PM
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Here goes!

I'm starting the "development" of a Nike Hercules.

I've redrawn and rescaled some drawings to come as close as i could to using estandard sized tubes.

What i came up with is a BT-70 sized sustainer main body and a booster using 4 BT-55's. The overall length of this "scale" works out to 36.35" long.

Now that is conciderably shorter than the 54" length of the TLP Nike Ajax but I'm trying to propotion this thing as accurately as I can.

Not exactly a kit but I want to see if I can make the parts for a reasonable sized model.

I will make the parts and patterns avilable to others.

The model will use 4 D12 motors in the booster.

I have dxf and dwg drawings if any of you guys have a CAD reader.
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Old 10-30-2006, 01:50 PM
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From the quality of your other kits, sign me up for one once it's released.

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Old 10-30-2006, 03:12 PM
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Sign me up too! No CAD reader here.
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Old 10-30-2006, 03:19 PM
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Old 10-30-2006, 03:41 PM
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I'm still woking on the drawings so don't get too excited yet.
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Old 10-30-2006, 03:48 PM
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I'm DEFINITELY in for a kit of this one if/when it is produced.
I have never seen any sort of a model rocket kit for the Nike Hercules....the closest I think we have seen to this is the TLP kit that has never materialized, and the Apogee plans.
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Old 10-30-2006, 04:46 PM
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The part drawings are coming together.

This won't be "exact" scale...but it'll be close.

I could go a hair larger on the booster tubes so I could use the SEMROC SLS BT-56 heavy duty tubes.

But then somebody would put 4 29mm motors in it.

We wouldn't want to see that now would we?
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Old 10-30-2006, 05:39 PM
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I've never had a chance to build any of your other kits, but I'm definitely going to have to save up for this one. The Nike-Hercules has always been one of my favorites .
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Old 10-30-2006, 11:20 PM
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As long as I don't have to roll any more booster transitions, I'm in.
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Old 10-31-2006, 06:40 PM
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Here is attempts #1 and #2 on the transition.

I will try #3 later tonight.

It's a LOT harder than you think!
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