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Old 01-02-2020, 08:24 PM
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A friend's co-worker was asking him some questions about an old Saturn 1B and he forwarded these pictures to me for comment. I looked at them and had no clue, so I went looking for original instructions, but this is not the old Estes 1B and I've had no luck identifying it further.

The original question centered around the motor mount, specifically how is it supposed to work. From the pictures, I didn't see anything obvious and I am assuming there are 1 or more pieces missing.

If any of you could help identify who/which Saturn 1B this is, I'll go searching for instructions again. Even better, if you happen to have instructions or picture that would help understand this arrangement, I'd greatly appreciate it. The end goal is to get this rocket safely in the sky again. The owner says its from the 70's, but I can't say for sure.

Thanks for any help you can provide.

Sandy.
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Old 01-02-2020, 08:30 PM
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Itís a Cox Saturn 1b. From the early 1970s.

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Old 01-02-2020, 08:42 PM
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They also reissued it in the 90ís, so it could be of that vintage as well.
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Old 01-02-2020, 08:48 PM
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Can't find a Cox Saturn 1B pdf but here is a Cox Saturn V flight manual pdf.
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Old 01-02-2020, 08:51 PM
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OK, that took 6 minutes. Wow!

I'm not at all familiar with the Cox models but a quick search didn't reveal any instructions. It did mention that early on Cox made their own motors, so that was interesting. I'll see if I can get a look at the actual model instead of only pictures. We might need to fabricate something new to work with current motors, I guess.

I appreciate the responses and any additional information y'all can provide.

Thanks,

Sandy.
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Old 01-02-2020, 08:53 PM
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Flash,

I guess I was responding to the other posts when you posted the Saturn V info. I think that will help as well.

Thanks!

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Old 01-02-2020, 09:06 PM
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I have one of the 1990 COX Saturn 1B models.

The motor mount is designed to work with two 18mm x 70mm motors or a single 24mm x 70mm motor. The motor retainer clip you have is for the single 24mm x 70mm motor.

I've flown my Cox Saturn 1B on Estes D12-3 and AeroTech E15-7W (Now E20-7W) motors. It really goes on an E15!

Be sure to wrap some masking tape around the forward end of the D12/E15/E20 motor to improve the gas seal in the motor mount.

Have fun flying a 'classic'.
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Old 01-03-2020, 07:00 AM
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Here is a pic of the two different motor retainers.
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Old 01-03-2020, 07:31 AM
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I have the instruction booklet for the Cox Saturn 1B and would be happy to run you off a copy and send it to you.
PM me if still interested!

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Old 01-03-2020, 07:49 AM
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Could you post it here for all?
Thank you! Boss
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