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Forum: Scale & Sport Scale Rocketry 11-09-2018, 10:09 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,338
Posted By turbofireball
At NARAM 60 it was mentioned a few times that...

At NARAM 60 it was mentioned a few times that this version of the 1/100 Saturn V was going to be more Apollo 11 specific. I don't know exactly what that would mean in terms of changes. But so far the...
Forum: Vendors 10-17-2018, 07:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,019
Posted By turbofireball
Estes Interceptor re-release

My local hobby shop showed me this info today regarding new Estes kits:
EST-0865 Mini Mean Machine Model Rocket Kit (Skill Level 1) $14.99
EST-1250 Interceptor Model Rocket Kit (Skill Level 2)...
Forum: Vendors 10-03-2018, 12:54 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,600
Posted By turbofireball
The 2018 Estes catalog on page 87 shows the 1/100...

The 2018 Estes catalog on page 87 shows the 1/100 Saturn V as taking the E12-4 or E30-4. I guess you expert rocketeers will need to modify it for a F motor. As for the 1/200 ARF/RTF, that is for...
Forum: Vendors 10-03-2018, 09:40 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,600
Posted By turbofireball
As everyone is beginning to realize, Estes is...

As everyone is beginning to realize, Estes is planning to release two Saturn V rockets to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 next year. One of them is the rerelease of the 1/100 kit as shown...
Forum: Vendors 09-27-2018, 12:46 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 37,085
Posted By turbofireball
Looked at the instruction sheets from the Estes...

Looked at the instruction sheets from the Estes website, #1926 may be the original version from 1984, and #1904 is the re-release from 2000. The #1904 seems to have a pre-assembled parachute. The...
Forum: Model Rocket History 09-14-2018, 11:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 470
Posted By turbofireball
Centuri Prototype Launch Pad

There has been already been some discussion about the Lee Piester Centuri history video that has appeared on Facebook. For the Centuri fan like myself it is a treasure trove of history tidbits. He...
Forum: Scale & Sport Scale Rocketry 08-22-2018, 12:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,074
Posted By turbofireball
there are some older discussions about this...

there are some older discussions about this here:

http://www.oldrocketforum.com/archive/index.php/t-5065.html

http://www.oldrocketforum.com/archive/index.php/t-9099.html

the second link has body...
Forum: Scale & Sport Scale Rocketry 08-22-2018, 11:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,074
Posted By turbofireball
So I got my Centuri Saturn 1B out of storage and...

So I got my Centuri Saturn 1B out of storage and here is what the instructions say:

2nd stage body tube - 2-5/8" dia. x 7-9/16" long
Aft body tube - 2-11/16" dia. x 1-13/32" long
Aft body tube...
Forum: Scale & Sport Scale Rocketry 08-22-2018, 10:06 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,074
Posted By turbofireball
The Centuri Saturn 1B, and the subsequent...

The Centuri Saturn 1B, and the subsequent rerelease by Estes (#2048) used Centuri sized body tubes. The main tube should be the eRockets sized ST-27.
Forum: Kit Collecting 08-11-2018, 10:15 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,904
Posted By turbofireball
The next two kits to be released should be the...

The next two kits to be released should be the Explorer Aquarius and the Silver Streak 2 stager, within 30 days, according to hobby distributors. At NARAM, the Little Joe 1 was hinted as third...
Forum: FreeForAll 07-09-2018, 10:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 283
Posted By turbofireball
Most Hobby Lobbys had a sale on at least 6...

Most Hobby Lobbys had a sale on at least 6 different rockets and a couple of starter sets for the last few weeks. This caused mass hoarding of highly discounted kits. I can only assume other rocketry...
Forum: Kit Collecting 07-07-2018, 04:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 686
Posted By turbofireball
Enerjet Motors

On July 4th, I went to my nephew's house for dinner and a block party fireworks display. A few of the houses were having garage sales also. Wasn't really interested until......some orange/black/white...
Forum: Vendors 06-26-2018, 08:52 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,695
Posted By turbofireball
As we all happily know, Estes surprised us and...

As we all happily know, Estes surprised us and released a new 2018 catalog last week. What you may not know is that Estes generally only ships to distributors, so you can assume that most...
Forum: Kit Collecting 06-22-2018, 04:17 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,904
Posted By turbofireball
The Little Joe 1 by Enerjet was never released as...

The Little Joe 1 by Enerjet was never released as a kit, it just appeared in the newsletters as a suggestion for a modeler to build.
Forum: Vendors 03-10-2018, 04:00 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,214
Posted By turbofireball
Ok, now we have an informed source of the status...

Ok, now we have an informed source of the status of these motors.
Forum: Vendors 03-10-2018, 01:45 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,214
Posted By turbofireball
Yes the C11-3 is not on the Estes website, but...

Yes the C11-3 is not on the Estes website, but all the other C11 motors are on the website and in stock, so it doesn't look like they are discontinued for...
Forum: Current Kit Talk 02-07-2018, 11:59 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,914
Posted By turbofireball
Two colors, with one of the colors being the...

Two colors, with one of the colors being the decals. That means any rocket that was black and white, red and white, blue and white, black and yellow, red and yellow, etc. That is a whole lot of...
Forum: Vendors 01-04-2018, 01:08 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,003
Posted By turbofireball
The nose cone in this new Asteroid Explorer is...

The nose cone in this new Asteroid Explorer is the same one that was in the Dark Energy #7219 kit. It was a new tool to duplicate the nose cone originally found in the Odyssey #1289. Both were BT-55...
Forum: Kit Collecting 12-06-2017, 09:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,629
Posted By turbofireball
The Star Blazer set definitely wasn't in a...

The Star Blazer set definitely wasn't in a catalog. Judging by the starter set number and also the number on the back of its instruction sheet, it seems to have been released around the same time as...
Forum: Kit Collecting 12-06-2017, 05:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,629
Posted By turbofireball
1444 is a Estes Starter kit with the Star Blazer...

1444 is a Estes Starter kit with the Star Blazer rocket. Here is a link to the Estes instructions, which should give you an idea what it...
Forum: Current Kit Talk 11-15-2017, 08:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 830
Posted By turbofireball
...

https://www.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXZYT7

Tower Hobbies now shows it as discontinued. There are plenty still out there in the hobby shops and online. 50 year anniversary of Apollo 11...
Forum: Kit Collecting 05-28-2017, 10:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,690
Posted By turbofireball
I contact the seller via eBay. He told me that...

I contact the seller via eBay. He told me that eBay legal pulled all of the motor auctions. I was looking forward to bidding on some of them.
Forum: Projects 04-20-2017, 10:30 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 7,805
Posted By turbofireball
John - thank you for the info. the downscale SWT...

John - thank you for the info. the downscale SWT looks awesome, and the decals look great too. by any chance do you know what resolution you printed the decals, as they look better than screen...
Forum: Projects 04-19-2017, 02:52 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 7,805
Posted By turbofireball
John...very awesome set of upscale/downscale...

John...very awesome set of upscale/downscale decals. Specifics on decal paper and printing method would be appreciated, as I would like to do similar for other projects.
Forum: Current Kit Talk 03-28-2017, 02:09 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,878
Posted By turbofireball
The reason I mentioned the Nova Scout Ship as the...

The reason I mentioned the Nova Scout Ship as the companion piece was not only the catalog description (as stated by tbzep) but also the cover of the Estes Spring 1983 catalog, which shows the...
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