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Forum: Current Kit Talk 02-12-2018, 02:29 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,757
Posted By Scott_650
If they bring back the Dark Star Iíd assume the...

If they bring back the Dark Star Iíd assume the new kit would have waterslide decals rather than peel and stick ones - I hope!
Forum: Current Kit Talk 02-08-2018, 10:56 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,757
Posted By Scott_650
As itís been said many times - Estes is a rocket...

As itís been said many times - Estes is a rocket motor company first. Being easy to build from standard components means more people buying more motors faster :)

The other half of Mr. Borenís post...
Forum: Current Kit Talk 02-08-2018, 10:52 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,757
Posted By Scott_650
Another candidate would be the one year only Dark...

Another candidate would be the one year only Dark Star. The nose cone and nozzle appear the same as the recently discontinued Solar Warrior and the new Citation Patriot uses a lot of gold-tone in the...
Forum: Current Kit Talk 02-08-2018, 07:53 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,757
Posted By Scott_650
Looking through the Centuri and Estes catalogs at...

Looking through the Centuri and Estes catalogs at Sven Knudsonís Site, ninfinger.org, Iím leaning towards the Maxi Icarus. A BT60, 3FNC with a clear payload tube kind of fills a spot in Estes lineup....
Forum: Current Kit Talk 02-07-2018, 01:58 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,757
Posted By Scott_650
Well that narrows it down a bit. The fun is in...

Well that narrows it down a bit. The fun is in guessing - until the kit comes out of course!
Forum: Current Kit Talk 02-07-2018, 01:32 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,757
Posted By Scott_650
So many choices! LTV Scout, Yellow Jacket,...

So many choices! LTV Scout, Yellow Jacket, Icarus, MX-774, Mars Snooper II, Mean Machine, Exocet, Black Hole Space Probe...
Forum: Current Kit Talk 02-06-2018, 05:08 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,757
Posted By Scott_650
More new Estes kits coming?

Interesting post on Chris Michielssenís blog about two possible upcoming Estes rockets: a bring back and a new ďsci-fiĒ design. Some fascinating speculation going on about the bring...
Forum: For Sale 02-02-2018, 08:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 559
Posted By Scott_650
I just wish BMS would sell the escape tower...

I just wish BMS would sell the escape tower pieces scaled for the Dr Zooch Saturns! Guess Iím a squirming hatch blower and not a steely eyed missle man - building that Dr Z tower makes me cross...
Forum: Wanted: Dead or Alive! 02-01-2018, 05:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 149
Posted By Scott_650
Wanted - Estes 2157 Saturn V

Through my lack of attention and procrastination I missed out on the last issue of the Estes Saturn V. So now Iím looking for one - had two vendors who showed it in stock cancel my orders. If you are...
Forum: Projects 01-29-2018, 01:09 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,191
Posted By Scott_650
I hope my Shrox Skonk Wolf turns out half that...

I hope my Shrox Skonk Wolf turns out half that good. I have a plan pack and parts - not the new Apogee kit.
Forum: Projects 01-29-2018, 01:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 311
Posted By Scott_650
Very nice!

Very nice!
Forum: Scale & Sport Scale Rocketry 01-10-2018, 12:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 205
Posted By Scott_650
The extra $10-15 dollars might be worth it for...

The extra $10-15 dollars might be worth it for the solid balsa tailcone versus the Estes plastic one. Should be a good flyer - the ASP 1/40 scale V2 appears to be so this one, being slightly larger,...
Forum: Projects 01-06-2018, 07:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,471
Posted By Scott_650
Iíd forgotten about those spec plates. Cool...

Iíd forgotten about those spec plates. Cool looking and useful too. Thanks for posting that little detail.
Forum: Current Kit Talk 01-05-2018, 08:06 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,717
Posted By Scott_650
Does this use a burn string to retain the blades...

Does this use a burn string to retain the blades for launch? The diagram Mr. Boren posted appears to show some kind of sleeve that I assume would slide upwards when the recovery charge goes off which...
Forum: Current Kit Talk 01-04-2018, 11:57 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,717
Posted By Scott_650
It looks like the hinge/hub is made from laser...

It looks like the hinge/hub is made from laser cut fiberboard - you can the parts in the photo on Estes website. Along with what appears to be a jig for setting the blade angles and...a tube cutting...
Forum: Current Kit Talk 01-03-2018, 06:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 915
Posted By Scott_650
Thatís awesome! And probably an easier build than...

Thatís awesome! And probably an easier build than an original - sometimes I think upscales are as much about my lousy eyesight as they are about the wow factor :chuckle:
Forum: Current Kit Talk 10-21-2017, 09:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 912
Posted By Scott_650
I think the release of the Star Orbiter and...

I think the release of the Star Orbiter and the upcoming Super Big Bertha shows that the PSII black powder motors aren't likely to be discontinued any time soon .
Forum: Current Kit Talk 10-21-2017, 01:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 912
Posted By Scott_650
Traditional plastic cement is for polystyrene - I...

Traditional plastic cement is for polystyrene - I think the PSII fins are a some other plastic, polyethylene maybe? Be careful not to let the CA ooze onto the outside of the fins if you want a nice...
Forum: Current Kit Talk 10-20-2017, 06:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 912
Posted By Scott_650
Speaking of epoxy - using epoxy is a little...

Speaking of epoxy - using epoxy is a little different than using white/yellow glue. Not necessarily harder but it is different. If you aren't familiar with epoxy I'd suggest trying it out - pick-up...
Forum: Current Kit Talk 10-19-2017, 07:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 912
Posted By Scott_650
I launch my Mammoth and Trajector off a 5 ft ,...

I launch my Mammoth and Trajector off a 5 ft , 1/4 in diameter rod using cellulose insulation ("dog barf") as wadding. I had planned on building my own controller using a rechargeable ...
Forum: Current Kit Talk 09-25-2017, 08:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,291
Posted By Scott_650
Coming Soon!

Red Nova is now listed on the Estes website as "Coming Soon"! Along with two MPR rockets - D/E powered Astron Explorer, lots of body tubes to finish!, and a PSII Super Big Bertha. I feel an order to...
Forum: Projects 09-15-2017, 11:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 174
Posted By Scott_650
Not sure which MPC minis I built back then but...

Not sure which MPC minis I built back then but I'm pretty sure I lost all of them - I loved using the max recommend motor on the second or third flight so many rockets were sacrificed to the sky gods...
Forum: Vendors 09-11-2017, 08:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,294
Posted By Scott_650
Now I'll have to buy two ! I flew my first...

Now I'll have to buy two ! I flew my first two stage rocket since becoming a BAR and I'm hooked . A staged Nike-X is intriguing .
Forum: Wanted: Dead or Alive! 09-07-2017, 09:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,240
Posted By Scott_650
Think I'll mock up a BT60 based Saturn V -...

Think I'll mock up a BT60 based Saturn V - little blow-up work with the copier on a carded Saturn V model I downloaded a few years ago just to get an idea. Though with TWO Dr...
Forum: Wanted: Dead or Alive! 09-06-2017, 10:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,240
Posted By Scott_650
Has anyone ever produced a BT-80 based Saturn V...

Has anyone ever produced a BT-80 based Saturn V kit? Doing some rough math gives you a 28.6 inch length - a Saturn V just a few inches longer than a Big Bertha sounds like a good idea to me...
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