Very often the students see on television or in a magazine, the launch of the spacecraft, have a vital interest in how this happens. If I could build such a rocket! And-models are very close to real rockets: same shape, only the size is much smaller.
-Models of missiles play a big role in aerospace education of youth. In the process of working on them, “the rocketeer” learn to read, match and draw up the technical documentation, get acquainted with history of creation and development of space-rocket techniques, study design missiles. At the same time, the process of learning the fundamentals of designing and manufacturing of individual components and the whole model. In this creative process, develop skills of solving technical problems, chief of which is the creation of a flying copy of the rocket.
Some of the most interesting in the missile and space modeling-models category S7. In my opinion, this “higher mathematics” in flying sports and technical creativity.
Category S7-models to the realism of flight is the only indivisible classes. The competition in this category is perhaps the most interesting not only for participants but also for spectators. After all, not many of us can see what is called a “live” launch of these missiles. And launches miniature models provide an opportunity to experience firsthand this process.
First began to simulate the carrier rocket “Vostok”.
After the flight of Yuri Gagarin thousands of students wanted to build a model rocket, who brought in the space ship “Vostok”. But resisted the boyish impulse only one — there were no drawings. The first flying copy of the “Vostok” was launched in the summer of 1968. And in August of the same year the first all-Union competitions have been played the championship in the class models. Champion was the girl from the suburban town of Elektrostal Natasha Chrastekova. Nice to know that I was involved in this: Natasha for many years engaged me in a circle at the station of young technicians.
The history of the creation of its model. When ripe, the desire to make a flying copy of the “East”, we began to read Newspapers and magazines, write letters to the TASS photo Agency, to get acquainted with books on rocketry. By collecting the crumbs of material, managed to create using a single reliable size — the diameter of the engine nozzle of the first stage, drawing on which we have built flying model rocket “Vostok”, which were reduced in 100 times. With it, we have begun flight testing and participation in competitions.
Each skilled forger who dream about winning, stops the choice on the complex prototype. To them today include carrier rockets of spacecrafts “Soyuz”, “proton”, “Saturn-1” to “Saturn-V”, “Ariane” all modifications “Zenit-S”, “Cyclone”. In many respects the advantage of already being set in the first stage — “the stand”. This is confirmed by statistics. Often (seven times) have become Champions athletes with models-replicas of launch vehicles “Saturn” and “Union” of various modifications.