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mojo1986 11-01-2019 03:09 PM

DRAGON V-2 Plastic Kit On eBay Can Be Converted To Launch
 
Not my kit, but I just noticed this on eBay. A super-detailed kit showing rivets, panel lines,etc. and can be converted for flight. As I recall this builds up to about 16" long, and is large enough to accomodate 24mm engines. The seller is including conversion instructions.


Joe

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Dragon-Ger...353.m1438.l2649

TigerHawk 11-01-2019 03:35 PM

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Originally Posted by mojo1986
Not my kit, but I just noticed this on eBay. A super-detailed kit showing rivets, panel lines,etc. and can be converted for flight. As I recall this builds up to about 16" long, and is large enough to accomodate 24mm engines. The seller is including conversion instructions.


Joe

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Dragon-Ger...353.m1438.l2649


Apogee sells a Spacemonkey Models V2/A4 Scale Model that is very detailed and they sell the conversion kit for launches/recovery.

LeeR 11-01-2019 04:43 PM

I have several of these DML/Dragon V-2 kits. I have not built them yet. The detail is excellent. I bought them specifically for flight conversion. I donít think it would be a difficult conversion.

Iíve also been eyeing the SpaceMonkey kit for conversion. I also have a couple Estes Maxi V-2 kits. I ran across a 3rd and let James Duffy (Mr. SpaceMonkey) know. He has a great thread on TRF on building the Maxi, including toughening the vacuform fins. Iím out of town, but have the link to the article on my iPad, and can post later, if anyone is interested.

I need to get better at transitioning from collector to builder. :)

mojo1986 11-01-2019 06:07 PM

Yeah, Lee, if you can post a link to that article, I'm definitely interested.


Joe

Gus 11-01-2019 10:10 PM

The Dragon kit is cheap and easy to convert. Flies very well on a D12-3.

The Spacemonkey model is the most accurately detailed V2 kit ever made.
The molds were created by James Duffy of Rocket Aero for competition in Scale World Spacemodeling competition. Again, very easy to convert with the Apogee kit. The model is an absolute steal at $30.

LeeR 11-23-2019 09:41 PM

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Originally Posted by mojo1986
Yeah, Lee, if you can post a link to that article, I'm definitely interested.


Joe


Joe, sorry for the delay. Here is the link to the excellent build thread for the Maxi V-2. I am going to use the same fin strengthening technique for my Honest John first. I just need to see if I can find some decent 1/32Ē balsa.

http://www.rocketryforum.com/showth...-Maxi-Brute-V-2

mojo1986 11-23-2019 11:12 PM

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Originally Posted by LeeR
Joe, sorry for the delay. Here is the link to the excellent build thread for the Maxi V-2. I am going to use the same fin strengthening technique for my Honest John first. I just need to see if I can find some decent 1/32Ē balsa.

http://www.rocketryforum.com/showth...-Maxi-Brute-V-2



Thanks, Lee.............great information in that thread!

LeeR 11-25-2019 12:53 AM

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Originally Posted by mojo1986
Thanks, Lee.............great information in that thread!


Joe,

Happy to share. I bookmarked that post when it first started. Really a great resource.


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