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Old 03-15-2021, 01:30 PM
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Default NCR Space Shuttle landed today

Thanks to tdracer, Iím the proud new owner of an NCR Space Shuttle kit. For now, itíll rest on a shelf next to a few other NCR kits while I finish moving into my new workshop.

There went my rocketry budget!
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Old 03-15-2021, 01:52 PM
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Now that's a kit!!!
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Old 03-15-2021, 09:12 PM
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Congrats. Dale! Only 100 NCR Space Shuttle Kits were made. I know because I kitted all of them from the efforts of Matt, Dan, and myself.
When you open it, it should be complete. If there are issues, well I think the statues of limitations may have expired since 1994....

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Old 03-16-2021, 12:01 PM
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Chas, I think youíre safe. It didnít come in the original box. 😄

This is actually my second shuttle kit. Sold the first one a few years ago for what I thought was a ďcanít pass this upĒ offer. Regretted it almost immediately.

This one is going to get built. I thought Iíd have all this building and flying time once I retired. Instead spending most of my time renovating a 120+ year old house on the Eastern Shore of MD (only 30 minutes away from MDRAís launch sites).
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Old 03-16-2021, 12:55 PM
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The real question is: Are you going to fly it?
I know that mine will never fly - but that's largely because I don't do RC - and I don't want to risk the orbiter to free-flight. Heck, I don't even want to hand toss it to check the trim.
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Old 03-16-2021, 01:38 PM
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Ssssh, donít tell anyone, but my super secret plan is to recover the whole thing under chute and not deal with the shuttle gliding. 😇

Itís going to be awhile before I get up the nerve to tackle the vacuform plastic pieces. Really have a love-hate relationship with those things.

Not sure where in the build queue this will end up. After moving twice in the last few years, I was embarrassed by how many rockets are now in my possession. I now have the second story of a three car garage/barn pretty full of 35+ years of collecting and building. Still have the parts of my TRA certification rocket (AAA Magnum PA Crude) from 1991 to repair.
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Old 03-16-2021, 02:22 PM
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Recovering the orbiter under 'Chute is mamby-pamby.
Put R/C gear it it and recover in scale manner.
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Ssssh, donít tell anyone, but my super secret plan is to recover the whole thing under chute and not deal with the shuttle gliding. 😇


Hire George to set it up and fly it for you.



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Old 03-16-2021, 03:33 PM
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Hire George to set it up and fly it for you.



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Iíd need him to pilot it for me too 😀
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Old 03-16-2021, 06:57 PM
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Recovering the orbiter under 'Chute is mamby-pamby.
Put R/C gear it it and recover in scale manner.


He is afraid of inadvertently modeling the final Columbia mission...


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