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Old 04-15-2021, 09:19 AM
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Pretty sure the fin can, nose cone and tubes are available at Quest Aerospace to create this rocket.


Thanks for the information Rick. Also would be nice to see a NewWay Nike-K ?
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Old 04-15-2021, 10:35 AM
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More Nike-K info.......

A complete Quest Nike-K can be built from parts currently offered by Quest on their website:

The 35mm/25mm tube transition is available. This is identical to the kit version, ribs and all.

The Nike fin can assembly is available. It includes the two plastic centering rings, an 18mm motor tube, and motor hook.

The 25mm nose offered by Quest does not have an accompanying photograph, but it is a white plastic blow-molded unit. I suspect it is the same one as in the kit. If not an exact match, it's probably not a big deal.

And of course, Quest has the 35mm and 25mm body tubes.

Scans of the Quest Nike-K kit instructions and decals can be found on YORP. The instructions spell out body tube lengths.

If you really want to go old-school you can find scans of the old MPC decal sets and build yourself an MPC Nike Patriot using all of the above parts.

Have a blast!
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Old 04-15-2021, 02:40 PM
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I find it really cool that quest reissued this kit, with a different name. I got a few of the quest fin units a while back and one was really warped, so beware.
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Old 04-15-2021, 04:28 PM
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Not only is that your old NAR number, that's a pretty old number!

A mere child! I consider my number to be 'young'. :-) :-)
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Old 04-15-2021, 04:51 PM
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That is indeed a NAR number from the 'Golden Years' era. Nice!
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Old 04-15-2021, 05:01 PM
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That is indeed a NAR number from the 'Golden Years' era. Nice!


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Your number is probably from the early 70s I guess, no? Mine — 29523 — is from June, 1978, about two years after I started active flying.

Buzz, yours must be from the latter 60s, maybe?

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Old 04-15-2021, 05:24 PM
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You are correct. My first membership card was obtained in late 1973 or very early 1974. Can't recall exactly.
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Old 04-15-2021, 05:25 PM
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I have always loved the MPC Nike Patriot. I still have 2 or 3 kits in the attic. I have one that I built decades ago that I finished as a sounding rocket - olive drab Nike booster - and a more recent one (about a decade ago) that the Pod Bay Doors used as a Spot Landing and Predicted Altitude competition bird.

Old NAR numbers? Hold my beer.
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Old 04-15-2021, 05:32 PM
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Great looking build, Ed! Love the white and orange colors. My second build as a kid was the Astron Drifter, painted white, with orange fins and nose cone. I have been thinking about doing an upscale to either BT-80 or Estes 3” tubing, using the same scheme, after seeing a post on the Drifter in the FB groups yesterday.

That Drifter was a heartbreaker. It came with both 12” and 24” chutes. Guess which one the 12 year old me used?

Turns out it was more of a “climber” than a “drifter”. It disappeared on its maiden flight.
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Old 04-15-2021, 07:05 PM
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Thanks, Lee,
That upscale Drifter sounds great. You could even upscale the parachutes accordingly !!😁
Another upscale I would like to do is the old Estes Rogue. I've always liked that design.
Hope to see you on the flying field soon
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