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Old 10-26-2021, 02:41 PM
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Looks like a lot of plastic. How hefty did the package feel? BTW, that business end with 30 NK-15's looks good!



I'm on my way out the door right now, but when I get home I'll weigh it. Didn't seem that heavy but the scale will give the definitive answer.

I'm thinking I'll detail sand everything before assembly - may even go as far as prime it as well. I like steel wool and that foam backed 3M sandpaper for stuff like this with lots of details.
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Old 10-26-2021, 02:55 PM
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Looks like a lot of plastic. How hefty did the package feel? BTW, that business end with 30 NK-15's looks good!

I'm betting it's a skill level 4 based on sanding all the nooks and crannies of the printed parts. If a person doesn't mind the texture of 3D parts, I'm sure the assembly will be easier than typical skill level 4 kits.


According to the reallykoostuff website they claim the weight of the 1:122 Scale rocket (with motor (F67) and chute) is approximately 711 grams (1 pound and 9.0798 ounces). Not as heavy as I thought it would be.
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According to the reallykoostuff website they claim the weight of the 1:122 Scale rocket (with motor (F67) and chute) is approximately 711 grams (1 pound and 9.0798 ounces). Not as heavy as I thought it would be.

The motor by itself is probably 3 oz. plus another couple oz. for the chute and shock cord. It's a better weight than I figured too.
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Old 10-26-2021, 03:06 PM
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I got my N1 kit last week. It is a beautiful kit, and I’d agree that it looks much easier than a “Level 4” to build. I am building a Semroc 1:70 Saturn 1B now, and that is a difficult build!

I bought the 1:122, deciding to start a little smaller. I definitely will fly it. I already see a 1:100 version in my future.

Here is a picture of the kit contents.


Lee, did you pick it up from Apogee or order it directly from reallykoostuff?
I think if ordered directly it comes with several free items.
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Old 10-26-2021, 04:44 PM
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OK, I just weighed the 1/100th N1 parts. Comes in right at 2 lbs., plus a another 2.3 ounces of clay (presumably for nose ballast).
That includes the motor retainer and shock cord, but not a parachute.
So full up flight weight with a 'G' RMS motor would be right around 2.5 lbs.
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Old 10-26-2021, 07:33 PM
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Lee, did you pick it up from Apogee or order it directly from reallykoostuff?
I think if ordered directly it comes with several free items.


I ordered directly from David Koo. Got the freebies (detailed LES, display stand, plaque) and free shipping, for $175. (The N1 kits come with a tougher, but less detailed, LES for flight.) Ordered it late on a Monday night, it arrived Friday at noon!

Great service! I had been communicating with him, and he notified me Friday evening he was packing it to ship.
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Old 10-31-2021, 09:53 AM
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This looks like a really nice kit, I told myself no new kits this winter until I build a few of my ~150. I donated a bunch to a recent club raffle to get down to that.
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Yep, but they are printed into sections. After scratch building a couple of 1/100 Apollo escape towers completely by hand along with the classic K-41 MR tower, I think the N1 struts might be a little easier.


Since the tanks and upper body are all assembled onto a core motor/stuffer tube, the struts are mostly decorative. Also, attachment locations for the struts are a molded “depression”, which should provide a decent bonding surface. I do not think they will be very difficult.

I do reserve the right to change my opinion once construction has started.
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