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A Fish Named Wallyum 01-26-2007 02:28 AM

AVI Astroport plans
 
Arley brought this up over on the Estes forum, and it's the only scrap of info that seems to be available out there.
http://www.oldrocketplans.com/pubs/...6/avi1976-4.pdf
Apparently AVI had plans to do a UFO series. (Skip down to page 4.) Pretty interesting looking group of birds. Does anyone know if plans exist or ever existed? I'd hate to see something like this lost.

EchoVictor 01-26-2007 09:01 AM

Those are some interesting designs. I'd love to see more about them as well, if available.

On a side note, the one AVI plan that is online is here at YORS;
http://www.oldrocketplans.com/avi/aviAX-1/aviAX-1.htm

Anyone ever built/cloned one of these? It would be very interesting to see a picture or two...

Later,
EV

DeanHFox 01-26-2007 06:06 PM

Remind me...
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by EchoVictor
On a side note, the one AVI plan that is online is here at YORS;
http://www.oldrocketplans.com/avi/aviAX-1/aviAX-1.htm

Anyone ever built/cloned one of these? It would be very interesting to see a picture or two...

Later,
EV
EV, I have one in original packaging, haven't built it yet, if you'd like to borrow it for measuring/cloning purposes. Remind me next time you're attending a club meeting or launch and I'll bring it along. :)

barone 01-26-2007 07:52 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by DeanHFox
EV, I have one in original packaging, haven't built it yet, if you'd like to borrow it for measuring/cloning purposes. Remind me next time you're attending a club meeting or launch and I'll bring it along. :)


And, when you do get the cloning info, send me a copy please..... :rolleyes:

stefanj 01-26-2007 11:40 PM

The AVI "UFO" series were pure vaporware. Some of the fictional aliens were described in AVI's newsletter.

The only AVI model that was announced and actually delivered was the Lineaus Gigantus, which was many lengths of T-20 tubing; up front was a transition section, maybe 6" of T-25, and an ogive plastic cone. On the rear was a standard "Pioneer" plastic fin can.

Ltvscout 01-27-2007 12:56 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by DeanHFox
EV, I have one in original packaging, haven't built it yet, if you'd like to borrow it for measuring/cloning purposes. Remind me next time you're attending a club meeting or launch and I'll bring it along. :)

Dean,

I still need scans of the decals of this kit, if it has decals included.

EchoVictor 01-27-2007 08:44 AM

Dean,

I'd love to get a look at the StarWarrior. You going to be at the next sod farm launch?


Stefan,

So the UFO series was never released. Do you know if there are any more drawings/etc. out there, or is that page in the AVI catalog it?


All,

If the the catalog page is it, can anyone send Scott a higher resolution scan? Five of the six header cards shown have a small line drawing on one side. That means potential for creating layouts that are reasonably close.

Thanks,
EV

Rocketeer48 02-04-2013 12:53 PM

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I have a close clone that I built after finding the plans on this site. I built this rocket about 3 years ago and have flown it many times. It still needs decals though as I have never been able to track them down.

Madison Alum 02-04-2013 05:34 PM

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Quote:
Originally Posted by EchoVictor
Those are some interesting designs. I'd love to see more about them as well, if available.

On a side note, the one AVI plan that is online is here at YORS;
http://www.oldrocketplans.com/avi/aviAX-1/aviAX-1.htm

Anyone ever built/cloned one of these? It would be very interesting to see a picture or two...

Later,
EV

I've done a clone of this, with the exception of the phasar tubes (couldn't find a 15mm tube, so I found a close approximation at BMS) and also made it a 24mm min diameter design. Haven't been able to paint it yet or find decals.

sandman 02-04-2013 05:52 PM

I'll be glad to provide decals as soon as somebody sends me or posts a scan.


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