USS Atlantis

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by Bhelliom, Jul 15, 2012.

  1. Bhelliom

    Bhelliom Member

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    Just a quick build I threw together as a break from the Fitzgerald. The USS Atlantis, originally an Estes flying model rocket kit. It's built "straight out of the box", from plans I believe I originally got from JimZ Rocket Plans site.

    Sometime I on redoing it, with proper nacelle domes and end pieces, as well as a nose that's not just quickly rolled from scrap paper. Always wanted one of these back when, now I've finally got one!

    There's also a new, refit version out there now that I'd like to build as well. Someday, maybe.

    Scott K.

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  2. Zathros

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    That is really cool! I'd love to see it fly! :)
  3. micahrogers

    micahrogers ...And the Wife...

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    I built that OOB about 20 years ago, now I have nowhere to fly rockets
  4. DanBKing

    DanBKing Dan the Man

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    It could almost be used as a crossbow type rifle too...!! :)

    But, assuming you would put the rockets in the nacelles, then the pylons would have to be well strong to survive the G-forces.....
    I can imagine the main body shell, watching in shocked awe, as the two nacelles dissappear skywards........:mrgreen:
  5. micahrogers

    micahrogers ...And the Wife...

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    If I remember correctly the rocket motor went in the main body tube. The Estes SR-71 rocket used the same set up.
  6. Bhelliom

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    In case anyone else would like to build one, I went looking for the site I got the patterns from. I was wrong, this version wasn't from JimZ (although you can find info on the original here; http://www.spacemodeling.org/jimz/est1283.htm). This one came from this page; http://rocketry.wordpress.com/ultimate-paper-rocket-guide/paper-rocket-partial-builds/, with several others as well.

    @micah, would you believe I've never flown a powered rocket in my life? Just one of those things I never got to do. Right now, I have several kits, as well as a bundle of small motors, but like you, have nowhere to fly at the moment either.

    Scott K.
  7. Vince

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    Is this supposed to be a Star Trek model? Styled a lot like ST, but I never saw a ship with an "SCC" designation. Or is this a non ST design?
  8. Bhelliom

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    Estes had the Star Trek license when they made this one, and used modified Enterprise decals for it. So, in a word, yes. Just another way to boost sales. It must have worked, because I know I wanted all 3! (Big E, Klingon, and Atlantis).

    Scott K.