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1/32 - Douglas D-558-2 Skyrocket resin kit by JETMADS - in design

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After the D-558-I Skystreak (link & link) Jet Model Aircraft Design Studio (JETMADS) is to release a 1/32nd Douglas D-558-2 Skyrocket resin kit - ref. 355821

Source: https://www.jetmads.com/product-page/1-32-d-558-ii-skyrocket

 

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We have many other exciting projects in the pipeline, but which aircraft other than the D-558-2 Skyrocket would be a natural follow-up to the Skystreak?

The Skyrocket kit in 1:32 scale, like the Skystreak, is planned as a limited edition of 500 kits. Whether "all-rocket" or "rocket & jet" version to be released first is still undetermined.

Our design team has currently finished CAD works of the model, only with some fine tuning left to go.

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Very nice indeed!  Have yearned for a bigger scale Skyrocket ever since reading William Bridgman's The Lonely Sky. A desert island must.

Anyone know what the price will be for this kit? 

 

Unfortunately the suggested social media sites are outside my normal behaviour pattern. Is there a JETMADS website?

 

Thanks for the news — much appreciated.

 

Tony 

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1 hour ago, tony.t said:

 Is there a JETMADS website?

 

Tony 

Tony

 

its linked in Homebees first post above.  Click on that and it takes you there.  They have some tasty releases planned.  lets hope they reach fruitition.  A 1/18 Skyhawk, Dragonfly or F-5 anyone???  Or a 1/48 B-47 Stratojet, Fiddler or Neptune perhaps?

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1 hour ago, tony.t said:

Very nice indeed!  Have yearned for a bigger scale Skyrocket ever since reading William Bridgman's The Lonely Sky. A desert island must.

Anyone know what the price will be for this kit? 

 

Unfortunately the suggested social media sites are outside my normal behaviour pattern. Is there a JETMADS website?

 

Thanks for the news — much appreciated.

 

Tony 

I've preordered the Skystreak at 128 USD, with 20% preorder discount and now it is 160 USD at list price. Skyrocket is about the same size and if it comes with about the same number of pieces, one can assume it should be within the same price range with the Skystreak, and I'm only guessing :hmmm:

Website is at www.jetmads.com

 

Ricardo

 

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Wow, for two: One, for seeing a Skyrocket in 1/32 scale, which is amazing. And two, for Jetmads moving over to their next announced release which is very promising given their future release list. 

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On 5 February 2020 at 4:13 PM, JohnT said:

Tony

 

its linked in Homebees first post above.  Click on that and it takes you there....

 

Thanks, but not me. Maybe it's my 7yr old iPad 2. All very blank screen.

 

Will try again next week when iPad 2 steampunk might intersect with it.

 

Tony 

 

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18 minutes ago, tony.t said:

 

Thanks, but not me. Maybe it's my 7yr old iPad 2. All very blank screen.

 

Will try again next week when iPad 2 steampunk might intersect with it.

 

Tony 

 

Tony

know where you are with that. My PC takes 5 mins to get up to a head of steam as the old boiler needs stoking up to boil the water in the mornings 

 

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That IS cool!! Nice to see their future release list coming to life... This would look nice together with the Skystreak on my shelf. Is there any clue as to which version of the Skyrocket will be released? Scott Crossfield's Mach 2 plane would be so nice to have in the first place. 

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On 2/8/2020 at 11:09 PM, mtkrl92 said:

That IS cool!! Nice to see their future release list coming to life... This would look nice together with the Skystreak on my shelf. Is there any clue as to which version of the Skyrocket will be released? Scott Crossfield's Mach 2 plane would be so nice to have in the first place. 

Their website says "Whether "all-rocket" or "rocket & jet" version to be released first is still undetermined.", which I take both versions will be released sometime but it is no clear (or not announced yet) which one is the first to come. Mach 2 plane would make a great display with a S.Crossfield photo indeed. I am impatiently waiting for the two Skystreak kits I've preordered and if they are really as good as the expectations, I'll go for the Skyrocket too as these type of aircraft in such scale are real rarities. 

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Well, I knew it :clap2:

 

I'm so happy to see that... Scott Crossfield is one of my heroes in aviaton. He's not only a distinguished test pilot but also an aeronautics engineer. He not only flew aircraft but also was the part of the design crew, so one can say he designed what he flew firsthand. Very impressive career for an aviator, simply to be envied. I will buy this Jetmads kit when it comes out, build it and place it in showcase with great pleasure. 

That's so cool Jetmads, keep'em coming :goodjob:

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Good. all-rocket version is fine. But the jet & rocket version is a better looking airplane imho, if only looks would matter, with the air intakes and possibly with all the RATO bottles. But you wouldn't see these on the Crossfield aircraft...

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On 2/5/2020 at 8:02 PM, RicardoD said:

I've preordered the Skystreak at 128 USD, with 20% preorder discount and now it is 160 USD at list price. Skyrocket is about the same size and if it comes with about the same number of pieces, one can assume it should be within the same price range with the Skystreak, and I'm only guessing :hmmm:

Website is at www.jetmads.com

 

Ricardo

 

Skyrocket is about 2.5 longer than the Skystreak, excluding the expensive pitot which is also about another 2 meters and that makes the Skyrocket about at least 4 meters longer than the Skystreak. So it may have a different price tag if size is a definitive factor in pricing,  

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