Estes - Saturn V Kit

The 2016 version of the Estes Saturn V kit included injection molded plastic fins.

 

Decals: Waterslide
Diameter: 3.94 inches
Length: 43.25 inches
Manufacturer: Estes
Model: 2157
Product Type: Kit
Production Years: 1998-1998, 2010-2011, 2016
Recommended Motors: E12-4, E30-4
Recovery: Parachute
Scale: 1/100
Skill Level: 5
Status: Out-Of-Production
Style: Scale
Tags: Scale:Saturn:Saturn V, Family:Estes:Saturn V
Weight: 11.00 ounces
Reviews
  • Estes - Saturn V {Kit} (2157) [1998-1998, 2010-2011, 2016] By Mike Caplinger (June 13, 2018)

    This is a short review of the Estes Apollo 11 Saturn V kit, number 2157. I purchased the kit in 2017. There are several reviews of this kit in its various forms over the years on RR and tons of information on the web. Probably the definitive source of information is Chris Michielssen's build thread from 2011, which starts at http://modelrocketbuilding.blogspot.com/2011/04/es ...

  • Estes - Saturn V {Kit} (2157) [1998-1998, 2010-2011, 2016] By Jim Stuckman

    First Impressions: 10/31/98 - Tonight I had a large package waiting for me when I got home - a beta-version of the soon to be released Saturn V!The kit is packed in a NCR style box with a cool graphic of the Saturn V. The specs on the label are: 43.25" Long 3.938" Diameter 10.2 oz weight Motor D12-3 Est. Max Alt - 100' Upon opening the box, it quickly becomes ...

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  • Saturn V (Modification) By Glenn Roth

    After my Saturn crashed, I've made what I call critical changes which may be helpful in other models. 1) baffle ejection 2) wider, heavier "parachute tube" 3) created a separation in middle of that tube for faster chute deployment 4) 1-2% increase in "clear auxilary fins," made from any plastic retail case, glued to original fins w/epoxy. (shows original fins, and gives better ...

  • Saturn V By Mike Caplinger

    This is a short review of the Estes Apollo 11 Saturn V kit, number 2157. I purchased the kit in 2017. There are several reviews of this kit in its various forms over the years on RR and tons of information on the web. Probably the definitive source of information is Chris Michielssen's build thread from 2011, which starts at http://modelrocketbuilding.blogspot.com/2011/04/es ...

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