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Aerospace Specialty Products - V2 (24mm) (KV2-24)

Manufacturer:Aerospace Specialty Products
Diameter:1.6370 inches
Length:14.1250 inches
Skill Level:2

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Contributed by Greg Deeter

This is a small yet strong and heavy V2 which is about 1/40 scale. I ordered this kit from Rebar Rocketry on eBay at the same time I ordered an ASP Tall Boy. It was described as a "large scale" in the auction and when it arrived I was initially disappointed that it was so small. For $25 I expected a larger one. When a local club discussion came up about the vintage K24 V2 kit long out of production, it reminded me of this kit so I brought it back out and looked at it more carefully.

ASP 24mm V2

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Randy Ogata

AKA: Flyfishingdds

Location: Seattle area

Favorite Rockets: Goblin - now Moon Mutt or Silver Streak (twins)


Father of two boys

Both love the Museum of Flight

Purchased a Moon Mutt set from the gift shop and have been shooting rockets on regular basis

Used to do this with my father 30+ years ago and still have a Goblin, Starship Vega and Gemini Titan that we will introduce the boys to later. Right now trying to keep to mini moters. Found my old field box at my parents - including old launch systems,engines, wadding, repair supplies.

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Safety first, Fun will Follow

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