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Old 07-26-2019, 01:19 PM
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Boy I completely forgot about those Early ones that were started by Dorffler, then finished by me. This should be everything else designed by someone other then me up to actually this point and time. In addition to the kits I've also done the two new launch controllers and all the new plastic accessories, including the E2X plastic stuff, plus lots of other small things here and there. I've also done all the bring backs which in most cases are more work for me to do then starting from scratch.


Air Commander- Mike Dorffler
Laser Lance- Mike Dorffler
Vagabond- Mike Dorfller
Hyper Bat- Mike Dorffler


Rouge Voyager - Mike Zaborowski-Hobbico
Astron Sprint XL- Mike Zaborowski-Hobbico
Astron II Launch Pad- Mike Zaborowski-Hobbico

MERV- Jason ?


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I hope someone is capturing all this - great info on the history of our hobby!
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Old 07-29-2019, 08:38 PM
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It's better to check in here first, rather than have many people call Estes with the same question.

I lost the little white plastic screw-on motor/fin-unit retainer. Is it possible to get a replacement from Estes?

I know you're getting a compatible replacement cap in the mail, but for others in the same situation:
I received the new retainers in the mail today, and tried it on the Sat. V. Since the caps are shorter than the white ones they will not lock down the fin unit. But, the thread pitches appear to be the same so.....
I cut a 1/8" thick spacer ring to make up the difference. This will work. I suppose you could also use a thick rubber O ring, or stack three or four centering rings of the proper size. Anything to make up the difference and lock down the fin unit.
And John, I realize Estes probably frowns down on jury rigged solutions. But this is an alternative that will work, in lieu scavenging off an RTF that not all people may have. Cheers.
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Old 07-29-2019, 09:16 PM
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I know you're getting a compatible replacement cap in the mail, but for others in the same situation:
I received the new retainers in the mail today, and tried it on the Sat. V. Since the caps are shorter than the white ones they will not lock down the fin unit. But, the thread pitches appear to be the same so.....
I cut a 1/8" thick spacer ring to make up the difference. This will work. I suppose you could also use a thick rubber O ring, or stack three or four centering rings of the proper size. Anything to make up the difference and lock down the fin unit.
And John, I realize Estes probably frowns down on jury rigged solutions. But this is an alternative that will work, in lieu scavenging off an RTF that not all people may have. Cheers.


Thatís cool, I have a feeling from the form factor that the new retainers will be heavier than the included retainer.
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Old 07-30-2019, 07:09 AM
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I received the new retainers in the mail today, and tried it on the Sat. V. Since the caps are shorter than the white ones they will not lock down the fin unit. But, the thread pitches appear to be the same so.....
I cut a 1/8" thick spacer ring to make up the difference. This will work.

Good news! Thank-you for sharing this with us.
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