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  1. #1
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    Cool fleet pic

    left to right: fliskits deuces wild,estes yankee, estes maxi alpha 3-with only one body tube( i just think it looks better this way), estes comet, estes alpha, estes astrocam, estes fat boy, 2 quest big bettys, home-built estes der red max clone, laying in front an estes bull-pup modified to my liking and an estes gnome being held by my daughter.


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    Unhappy attatchment didnt take

    here ya go

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    Wink works in progress

    most of my rockets still need paint as you can see!

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    looking good though. Heck, they *already* look better than most of mine LOL

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    Looks good. No fleet would be complete without a Duece's Wild and a Red Max....

    John

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    Question

    Is that an old school BT55 Comet? Kinda looks like it but I can't tell for sure..

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    Thumbs up old skool comet

    Yup, it sure is . I built it in 1984 and originally painted the whole thing red. It had little white star decals all over the nose cone, the cheap rubber shock-cord and the L shaped motor retainer. This is my oldest surviving and still flying rocket. I swear I've flown her at least 50 times or more-ol' reliable. I was fly'n her a couple of years ago when the cheap rubber shock cord gave out and the comet came plummeting down w/o a chute! Luckily the rocket came down horizontally as if it were laying down. This really slowed its descent and it landed in tall grass with no damage! So I fixed her up with some extra long sewing elastic and updated the paint job with a neon yellow/black fade paint job. I renamed her the Bumblebee, which I put on the side in small black letters. Good eye, btw.

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    Thumbs up

    Sweet, don't lose that Comet!

    I always liked that size rocket, small enough to get up there on C motors, but not so small you lose sight of it.
    That NC is classic, my favorite design. Some really cool rockets based on that NC/BT55 combo- Vigilante, Blue Bird Zero, Goblin, etc..

    Growing up we use to drag race my Blue Bird against my friend's Comet, I always lost, but it was a lot of fun!

  9. #9
    Austin Guest
    Great fleet man...now is the time to hit Hobby Lobby for more kits at half the price....gotta keep building!

    Once again, nice...

    Carl


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