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Forum: Current Kit Talk 03-19-2019, 12:45 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,814
Posted By turbofireball
The instructions for the 1/200 RTF Saturn V is...

The instructions for the 1/200 RTF Saturn V is now online. Here is the link:

https://estesrockets.com/product/002160-saturn-v-1200th-scale-ready-to-fly/
Forum: Vendors 03-04-2019, 09:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 758
Posted By turbofireball
They have a link for...

They have a link for new:

https://estesrockets.com/product-category/new/

Nothing for coming soon that I can find.
Forum: Vendors 03-04-2019, 08:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,334
Posted By turbofireball
Estes 2019 PDF catalog!!!

Estes 2019 PDF catalog!!! Here is the link:

https://estesrockets.com/wp-content/uploads/Catalogs/Interactive/2019_ESTES_CATALOG_INTERACTIVE/mobile/index.html
Forum: Vendors 03-04-2019, 12:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 758
Posted By turbofireball
As they stated on their website before today, the...

As they stated on their website before today, the Multi-Roc was due at the end of this month.
Forum: Vendors 03-04-2019, 11:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 758
Posted By turbofireball
Well we should see the next two kits that have...

Well we should see the next two kits that have been announced: #7271 SA2061 Sasha (skill level 3) and #7279 E2X Double Ringer.
Forum: Vendors 02-27-2019, 11:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 850
Posted By turbofireball
Taking a closer look at the catalog preview, it...

Taking a closer look at the catalog preview, it seems Estes has new/revised skill level designations coming also. You can see little rocket icons underneath the kit descriptions. Orange rocket with a...
Forum: Vendors 02-27-2019, 08:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 850
Posted By turbofireball
You are correct. That is the same 1/45 Saturn 1B....

You are correct. That is the same 1/45 Saturn 1B. The picture is from a hobby show about 30 years ago.
Forum: Vendors 02-26-2019, 08:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 850
Posted By turbofireball
That page says: "Here's some of our past,...

That page says: "Here's some of our past, present, and maybe future kits." For those that took the factory tour at the last NARAM, all those scale rockets were shown including the big Saturn 1B. They...
Forum: Current Kit Talk 02-26-2019, 05:40 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,814
Posted By turbofireball
The Estes catalog video preview shows the 1/200...

The Estes catalog video preview shows the 1/200 Saturn V.
Forum: Vendors 02-26-2019, 05:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 850
Posted By turbofireball
Estes 2019 Catalog Soon!

Estes has a teaser video of their 2019 catalog. Here is the link:

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=311135742922667
Forum: Vendors 02-22-2019, 12:22 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 8,748
Posted By turbofireball
I have one of your LIA-77s. It's awesome. Can't...

I have one of your LIA-77s. It's awesome. Can't wait to get a LIA-100 also. Please put me on the list. Thanks.
Forum: Model Rocket History 02-01-2019, 10:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 974
Posted By turbofireball
These two images might help with the history of...

These two images might help with the history of the Saturn V kit. The color scan is from October 1998, and the B&W scan is from June 2000. Estes did sales sheets for almost every kit, whether it made...
Forum: FreeForAll 01-07-2019, 01:02 PM
Replies: 1,066
Views: 79,624
Posted By turbofireball
In reply to post #1023 of this thread: LTVscout,...

In reply to post #1023 of this thread:

LTVscout, I noticed this auction this morning and its close to me in Burbank, but I have no idea who it is. I would buy portions of it, but not the whole...
Forum: Vendors 12-10-2018, 09:10 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,060
Posted By turbofireball
Looks like Estes officially announced the...

Looks like Estes officially announced the re-release of the Interceptor on their website. A late January arrival. If only someone would really help them with their written description, as it isn't...
Forum: Scale & Sport Scale Rocketry 11-21-2018, 08:38 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 11,764
Posted By turbofireball
Looks like the Lunar Module in the picture is the...

Looks like the Lunar Module in the picture is the Revell Germany 1/100 Lunar Module, which is the same as the Revell USA 1/96 Lunar Module. ...
Forum: Scale & Sport Scale Rocketry 11-09-2018, 09:09 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 11,764
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, 06:11 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,060
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, 11:54 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,821
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, 08:40 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,821
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, 11:46 AM
Replies: 450
Views: 46,348
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, 10:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,019
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, 11:01 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,306
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, 10:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,306
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, 09:06 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,306
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, 09:15 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,958
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...
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