|Fin Span:||4.00 inches|
|Motor Size:||18 millimeters|
|Nose Cone Material:||Balsa|
|Recommended Motors:||A8-3, B6-4, C6-7|
This is the second Semroc V2 that I’ve built. You can see my earlier review elsewhere on this site along with (at least) one other opinion of this kit. I won’t repeat a bunch of background in this review and instead will focus on what I found and did differently. Most obviously, this build utilized scale fins whereas my previous V2 has the larger semi-scale fins (laser-cut ...
A "bag of parts" clone kit, in this case a reproduction of the K-22 V-2. For many modelers, this was their first introduction to scale model rocketry. The V-2 was a German developed missile, and as WWII drew to a conclusion, it was the most capable rocket in the world. When America brought Werner von Braun and his crew over from Germany, the V-2 knowledge gave us the much needed jump start to ...
The V2 xKit is a reproduction of Estes K-22, which was originally released in 1965. Like the original, it flies on 18mm motors and features balsa nose and tail cones. The xKits don't come with instructions but, since they are classics, copies of the original instructions are available on-line. This was my favorite rocket as a kid, and I couldn't resist grabbing one. The parts list: ...
This review explains how I converted a sport scale Semroc V-2 xKit to a Hermes A-1. Components The following parts are required: One Semroc V-2 xKit, using the scale fin option 3/32” balsa stock Thin Kevlar twine Motor hook Mylar sheath to hold the motor hook (optional) Lead shot I’ll start by saying that the quality of the cone and tail ...