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Old 07-30-2011, 12:49 PM
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I saw a flying German V-1 on Ebay today. Did Estes ever have a kit for that? Are there plans for a flying scale model? I'd LOVE to replicate a "Doodlebug"!
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Old 07-30-2011, 01:03 PM
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Yes, I saw that too but no, Estes never made a flying V-1.

I think there is a German company that does or use to but I forget their name at the moment.

Not the best quality kits out there.
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I saw a flying German V-1 on Ebay today. Did Estes ever have a kit for that? Are there plans for a flying scale model? I'd LOVE to replicate a "Doodlebug"!
Is it rocket-powered or pulsejet-powered? (There are working model-size pulsejet engines, which usually power high-speed [180 - 200 mph] C/L [Control Line] model airplanes.) Like their full-size Argus (the V-1 powerplant) brethren, the model-size pulsejets are extremely loud and produce a lot of vibration.
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According to Wikipedia, it had a pulse jet. It would be neat if a company made a flying model. Probably would have to be modified similiar to Semroc's Baka flying bomd or their Gee'hod. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/V-1_(flying_bomb)
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According to Wikipedia, it had a pulse jet. It would be neat if a company made a flying model. Probably would have to be modified similiar to Semroc's Baka flying bomd or their Gee'hod. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/V-1_(flying_bomb)
I was referring to the (apparent) model that jeffyjeep saw on eBay ("a flying German V-1"). Also:

There was a "motorjet" (ducted fan) powered version of the Baka (the National Air & Space Museum has the only surviving example, see: http://tanks45.tripod.com/Jets45/Hi...o-22/Ohka22.htm ) that never saw service but was close to being test flown. (The motorjet propulsion system was flight tested aboard a "Betty" bomber [it was affixed to the underside of the aircraft's fuselage].) This version of the Baka would make a good scale glow engine or electric ducted fan-powered R/C (Radio Control) or C/L (Control Line) model airplane.
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It is Noris Rocketry, a German rocket company. Here is a link using Googles translator.

http://translate.google.com/transla...7%26prmd%3Divns

Sorry never used tiny url

Here is the direct link

http://www.noris-raketen.de/shop/ca...param=cid%3D%26
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It is Noris Rocketry, a German rocket company. Here is a link using Googles translator.

http://translate.google.com/transla...7%26prmd%3Divns

Sorry never used tiny url

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http://www.noris-raketen.de/shop/ca...param=cid%3D%26
Thank you for posting those links. I have never seen or built a Noris model rocket kit, but everything I've read about them is universally...well, the most charitable of all of the reviews I've read said that their kits can, with considerable effort, be built into nice models...
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I have the V-1 and the Vostock, unbuilt, and yes the parts are a bit rough, and parts do not fit the best. Not for the beginner. Here are pictures of the Vostock kit.
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I've cut my finger at least twice looking at that vacuum-formed sheet of all those tiny parts!
There sure are a lot...

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I've cut my finger at least twice looking at that vacuum-formed sheet of all those tiny parts!
There sure are a lot...

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Indeed! They remind me of watching my father swear while cutting out all of the vacuum-formed parts of the Estes U.S.S. Enterprise (score around part with X-ACTO knife, flex plastic sheet away from part, curse [optional] if edge of part begins to split, carefully sand "cracked-away" edges of part on taped-down sheet of sandpaper, repeat for next part...). My late-production Estes Space Shuttle had die-cut vacuum-formed plastic parts, so I wonder if such parts could possibly be laser-cut? That would certainly cut down on the labor required to remove the parts from their plastic sheets without wrecking them.
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