of the Argo series of sounding rockets, the Journeyman
(Argo D-8) was one of several sounding rockets developed by
the Goddard Sounding Rocket branch of Aerolab Development Co,
pre-dating NASA. Helping NASA gather radiation data
before the Mercury flights, this short lived family helped the
US prepare for putting man in space for the first time.
Assembled from off-the-shelf
military hardware, the Journeyman is a 5-stage rocket
consisting of 2 side mounted Thiocol XM-19 Recruit motors, a
Thiokol TX 206 Sergeant, 2 Grand Central Lance rockets and an
ABL X-246-A6 Altair.
An exciting addition to the
FlisKits 2011 line and a must have for your fleet, this 1:16
(approx scale) Journeyman is a fun, easy to build
sport scale version of this historic vehicle. Featuring
balsa nose cones, a detailed balsa lower adapter, accurately
scaled Recruit motors and water slide decals, this model is
sure to attract attention at any launch!
First flown at a CMASS
launch in 2009, this is one of those models that has been in
the design phase for years, just waiting for the right
opportunity for release. The FlisKits 9th anniversary
event was just such an opportunity!