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Old 04-07-2018, 11:04 AM
stevefaxon stevefaxon is offline
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Default Anyone ever build a V-1 scale rocket?

In a discussion last nite with a small group of local builders the topic of building a scale V-1 came up. As none of us have ever actually built one we were curious how it might fly? The assumption was it would actually try to fly horizontal fairly soon after leaving the launch pad. Land Sharking I believe is the term. Has anyone ever experimented with this? As there is no commercial one available my thought is it would not be safe to fly?
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Old 04-07-2018, 12:18 PM
frognbuff frognbuff is offline
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Noris Raketen of Germany sells a V-1. Note the engine has been moved to the main airframe, away from the actual pulsejet location.

I've had luck getting Noris Raketen kits via hobby shops in the UK. Might be able to buy them directly too. Not bad kits - a bit different though. I built their "Natter" kit and it works pretty well.
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Old 04-07-2018, 12:51 PM
stevefaxon stevefaxon is offline
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Well how awesome is that!!!!!! Exactly what I need........I'll have to buy both, if I can figure out how to get that done. Thanks for the quick reply!!!
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Old 04-08-2018, 07:30 AM
Brent Brent is offline
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Is it possible to order direct from them here in the USA? I have a couple kits from them but they were purchased through Apogee.
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Old 04-08-2018, 09:47 AM
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That website has a lot of Estes products that have been discontinued for a LONG time.
Wonder if they truly are available or just really outdated info on the site.
When in doubt, WHACK the GAS and DITCH the brake !!!
No DIRECT and MEASURABLE Harm=NO Foul advocate

If you are NOT FLYING LOW in the left lane, you need to GET THE #$&@ OUT of it !

Yes, there is such a thing as NORMAL
, if you have to ask, you probably aren't
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Old 04-08-2018, 12:34 PM
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I've done scratch builds using some hand made styrene vacuformed body and pulsejet pieces, for 24mm motors, I also put the motor in the main body to avoid offset thrust and drag, CG was around the LE of the wing, flights were generally straight wtih slight angle toward the drag of the ramjet, which was flowthrough...I've also done rc rocket glider versions, also with the motor in line with the main wing. Getting them to fly straight is just a matter of straight builds and CG placement forward enough, same with winged V-2's and Natters.

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