Astron OMEGA

Kit# K-52

Yellow Double Oval Hang Tag

Damon Era


   Images by Gerry Fortin

Designer: Mike Dorffler

Production Years: 1971

Retail Pricing Range: $3.50 (K-52), $5.00 (K-52P)

Rarity: Very Difficult

Description: Facecard is typical double panel design paired with yellow double oval hangtag. The upper facecard panel is yellow and illustrates the base Omega rocket coupled with a Cineroc payload. The kit does not include the Cineroc payload nor a nose cone. The lower panel provides kit specifications and engine recommendations.

The Astron Omega was designed for lifting heavy payloads such as the Cineroc. Its D engine booster and sustainer design provide for high altitude flights during sport flying or demonstration launches. Staging is the Pop and Go method but it is recommended (by author) that several pressure release holes be added to the lower stage to ensure upper stage ignition.

The K52P kit features a three body tubes for main body, booster and payload, plastic nose cone, balsa nose block, two stage couplers, two balsa sheets, two stage engine mounting system, 18" parachute, decals and instructions.

Additional information can be found at the following links;

JimZ Kit Plan Link: Estes K-52


K-52P With Payload - Length (30.5 in), Weight (4.0 oz), Diameter (1.637 in)

K-52 Without Payload - Length (19.0 in), Weight (2.6 oz), Diameter (1.637 in)

Recommended 24 mm Engines: Booster D12-0, Upper Stage D12-7, Single Stage D12-5


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