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Old 01-21-2007, 05:08 PM
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I'm starting this thread for people to make suggestions for what kit they'd like to see return as a Semroc SLS. I'll start off...

SLS Orbital Transport. This has been a very popular upscale over the years. Getting nosecones that are "just right" can be difficult to find. Carl made some very nice upscale cones(that weren't on the list) for my OT project @168%, and it got me thinking about Semroc potentially making this a kit to be included in the SLS lineup. Having the lazer cut parts would be VERY nice, but not necessary if a cost needed to be cut somewhere, heck, the original didn't have that luxery. A 3x18mm cluster or 1X24mm option, decals...the whole shabang. Production cost would be a big issue with it(I'm assuming), because of the amount of lumber, tubes, and decals, but if it can be done, I think it would be a good seller.
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This will probably be reality in the near future.
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Old 01-21-2007, 10:33 PM
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This will probably be reality in the near future.

Here's my request for the reserve list on an SLS-OT!
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Here's my request for the reserve list on an SLS-OT!


Me too, but make mine a builder.
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I should have said "but not by us!"
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The OT is a GREAT idea for a SLS kit.
I would sign up to be on the reserve list as soon as it is announced !
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I should have said "but not by us!"


Now cut that out!
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I should have said "but not by us!"


Hmmmm serious?

So you already had the idea, inquired, but found out it was already going to be done?

There might be a few others that could or would do it, but the only one that could do it RIGHT would be Semroc !
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I hope when Carl gets to the larger engines he considers releasing the SLS Long Tom. Currently I'll have to fly it with electronics due to the engines available. It's a ****ed impressive looking two stager though!

Bill and I have both built SLS Vector-V's and that would be a nice candidate as well.

I have a 250% Scram-jet upscale that flies nice on F's, but Carl has mentioned he'd like to stick with 175% for SLS kits (since he already has the tubes needed for most SLS conversions). I wouldn't mind making another Scram-jet upscale though.

The Astron Beta was mentioned in the thread for other retro-repros, but I've seen an upscale Beta and it makes a really nice conversion.

I've built BT-60 Screamers and Mosquitoes and they're really nice fliers.

I'm working on a BT-60 Gyroc if anyone is interested in that. I've seen one fly before and it was pretty cool.
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Hmmm, then I would have to guess it will be coming from Hawks Hobby.
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