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BrianURocket 10-05-2011 06:07 PM

It all sounds great to me. Let us know Carl when you have all the details !

jtaylor 10-05-2011 09:54 PM

That sounds like a really cool idea, Carl, and a real fun contest. Makes me wish I had some design skills.

jharding58 10-06-2011 01:01 AM

I may not have time to design at the moment but sign me up for two of each -Vega, Excalibur, and whatever wins. By the way, I love cutting tube lengthwise...

Will you be trading the Excalibur's solid balsa crew compartment for a folded sheet version? And what was BFS-80, 1/4 inch?

Carl@Semroc 10-06-2011 11:31 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by jharding58
I may not have time to design at the moment but sign me up for two of each -Vega, Excalibur, and whatever wins. By the way, I love cutting tube lengthwise...

Will you be trading the Excalibur's solid balsa crew compartment for a folded sheet version? And what was BFS-80, 1/4 inch?

Plan is for 1/4" laser cut.

Carl@Semroc 10-06-2011 11:32 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gus
My Guess

You are in the ballpark. Was going to be Starship Lee Correy. Sheryl said too long. ;)

Chas Russell 10-07-2011 10:07 AM

Starship Correy
 
When I saw the name Stareship Correy my first thought was of G. Harry Stine's non deplume. I have a paperback copy of his "Space Doctor", copyright 1981 that I found in a library book sale. My "to read" list is as long as the kit building quque.

Chas

DeanHFox 10-07-2011 02:54 PM

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Originally Posted by Carl@Semroc
You are in the ballpark. Was going to be Starship Lee Correy. Sheryl said too long. ;)
So long as you include a decal for "SS Fafnir" along with "Correy", so we purists can be accurate to GHS's original naming of the vehicle. :p

The SS Fafnir was, technically, not a starship --- she was an interplanetary cargo vessel. The heroes of GHS's Starship Through Space, Walt & Don, rode her between Mars and Earth. Once on Earth, they joined the ranks of "Project Thunderbird", man's first attempt to build a true intersteller ship.

The Vittoria, the actual starship of said story, wouldn't make much of a model rocket --- she was shaped, according to GHS's description, like an oblate spheroid. The model I have of her (much like a quasi-triangular flying saucer) would seem to confirm that thinking. ;)

The GHS vehicle I've wanted to build for a number of years is the SS Latona, from "Rocket Man" --- a beautiful 50's "cigar shape with delta wings and front canards" --- just haven't had time. Somehow, this design was overlooked in The Spaceship Handbook (or they just ran out of space to include her)...which is sad, I think she's got ever so much more beautiful lines than the SS Athena from "The Day the Rocket Blew Up", which did make it into the Handbook. :)

Much looking forward to these releases, Carl! You might want to consider offering a kit of the DOM Starship Excalibur, too --- that's a beautiful bird, too!

L3Excalibur 10-09-2011 02:20 PM

RE: Upcoming releases
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Carl@Semroc
This is a pre-announcement of a planned SAM contest. During the next several months we will release the Starship Vega, Starship Excalibur, Starship Correy (what's that?), and a new one to be designed by a SAM.


PLEASE tell me you are talking about the REAL 'Startship Enterprise' (based on Estes Free Plan # 55) and not that watered down kit with the same name.....

Buzz McD.

BEC 10-09-2011 02:24 PM

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Originally Posted by DeanHFox
You might want to consider offering a kit of the DOM Starship Excalibur, too --- that's a beautiful bird, too!


Dean - reread the first post in the thread. It's coming (and even though I've assembled most of the bits to clone one, mostly from Semroc, I'm really looking forward to it).

Carl@Semroc 10-09-2011 02:40 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by L3Excalibur
PLEASE tell me you are talking about the REAL 'Startship Enterprise' (based on Estes Free Plan # 55) and not that watered down kit with the same name.....

Buzz McD.

Buzz,

You scared me! We could not afford the license for the Enterprise. It is the P55 version that is in the works.


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