The V2 project

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The V2 project

Post by Phil Woollard » Sun Aug 26, 2018 9:23 am

As my extension is now almost finished I shall be starting one of the many Armortek projects awaiting my attention, this one being the infamous V2, as time is precious I have decided to purchase a LOC precision V2 kit, this being the closest model V2 rocket kit in our scale on the market at present.
It's not entirely off topic as the transport trailer is made up from the Armortek 88mm bogie units and the whole thing will be pulled by the new Famo.
My plans are to fit the rocket motor, fuel tanks and guidance systems either on view through cut away sections of the rocket body, or as a highly detailed assembled V2 which can be pulled apart exposing the internal workings and mounted in various configurations on or around the trailer.

Here's a link to a video of the LOC V2 https://youtu.be/u-Uz89JkmPA
Although capable of powered flight our model will be kept firmly on the ground but I do have plans for tethered motor firings which will be posted to our youtube channel......Phil.
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Re: The V2 project

Post by Phil Woollard » Sun Aug 26, 2018 12:39 pm

Where I am so far.
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The alcohol and H2O tank sits above the O2 tank
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Re: The V2 project

Post by Greg Stephens » Sun Aug 26, 2018 2:40 pm

Amazing!

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Re: The V2 project

Post by Robert E Morey » Sun Aug 26, 2018 10:23 pm

Wow Phil this will be stunning esp with FAMO towing it. Excellent details on the rocket motor. Very ambitious project! The rocket must be about 5-6 feet tall?
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Re: The V2 project

Post by Robert Reid » Mon Aug 27, 2018 12:57 am

Well, that was unexpected!

Amazing build!

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Re: The V2 project

Post by Steve Norris » Mon Aug 27, 2018 5:08 pm

Hi Phil
Are you sure your not building a rocket propelled dragster.
Looks great anyway
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Re: The V2 project

Post by Phil Woollard » Mon Aug 27, 2018 9:47 pm

Thanks for all the interest guys, I hope it will be something different and interesting for all. The V2 kit is on its way from the
States as we speak, it will be a challenging build to say the least at around 10 feet long including the Famo!....Phil.
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Re: The V2 project

Post by Greg Stephens » Tue Aug 28, 2018 2:21 am

i hope your taking pics. This would be a killer build log.

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Re: The V2 project

Post by Rolf Mönke » Tue Aug 28, 2018 8:21 am

Great project. Also had the idea for a V2 in 1: 6. For reasons of space, I have but refrained. The V2 / Meilerwagen is over 2,50m long.
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Re: The V2 project

Post by Phil Woollard » Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:08 am

An up date of my thoughts and plans using archive images for reference and inspiration, please feel free to contribute with images and ideas guys!

The V2 project scenario;

1....It,s not been captured.
2....It's serviceable/complete.
3....It requires transporting to another location.
4....It has a nice big Famo to pull it many miles along rough roads.
5....Maybe it's on it's way to be viewed in Berlin?

Im looking forward to shooting some video of the towing operation, it should look way cool as it slowly passes the camera on a dusty road, the Famo barely breaking into a sweat as it does so.
I may use the Bergepanther "A" to begin with as the Famo will take a while to build.
I could also use the Quad to pull it, either as a captured towing tractor or off for evaluation by the British (would it be powerful enough?)............Phil.
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Basically mount this monster on a trailer constructed using the 88mm bogies
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I don't want to create the launch trailer more a long distance transport example
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The British adapting it's own trailer to transport a V2 back to blighty.
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My trailer will be loosely based on this medium recovery trailer example which was used for many applications
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Re: The V2 project

Post by Phil Woollard » Tue Sep 04, 2018 3:25 pm

It arrived from the States today, so a quick look see if it will all go together ok.
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As the stabilising fins hang over the rear of the trailer I can now calculate the correct length of the frame.
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It doesn't look so big from this angle
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From this angle it looks huge
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Re: The V2 project

Post by Rolf Mönke » Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:45 am

The Meillerwagen


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Re: The V2 project

Post by Phil Woollard » Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:02 am

Thanks for the input Rolf, very interesting photos. Im in the process of deciding just how much of the internal details to have exposed, regards Phil.
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Re: The V2 project

Post by Adrian Harris » Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:15 am

Can't wait to see this in the flesh.

If you get bored with the idea of a V2, you could always make a Bell X-1 out of it:

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Post by Phil Woollard » Thu Sep 06, 2018 4:50 pm

Thank you Adrian! You will give me ideas, Imagine lighting that candle .......cheers Phil
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