Friday, September 13, 2013

Semroc SPEV Build Part 1 Parts

The original Estes S.P.E.V. was said to be a Spare Parts Elimination Vehicle.
The facecard called it a SPace Exploration Vehicle.

You can see the profile of the (then discontinued) Thor Agena B kit.
The BT-70H tube was the same length as the Little Joe II, also discontinued.

There is a LOT of balsa in this kit, notably the large TA-6070 reducer.

It is a large model with an interesting look. There's some Saturn V influence in the roll patterns.

The parts of interest:

BIG engine mount centering rings.
That big balsa adapter,
Relatively small fins, much like the Saturn V. There are also four slim "stick" fins that trail past the end of the body tube.

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