2018 Hobby Lobby Summer Clearance

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  1. Jul 2, 2018 #21

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    Typically in my area the HL Estes reset is in Sept. Just for kicks while I was out shopping I stopped by HL. I found a Quinstar: $5(!!!) and a Wacky Wiggler launch set: $8. I passed up 2 Sky Warriors at $5 ea. That was it rocketwise.
     
  2. Jul 2, 2018 #22

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    Saw the same crazy 75% off pricing last week at a location that was having a Grand Opening. I did not know if it was associated with the Grand Opening or not. I guess if I go into another location and I see the same deals.....
     
  3. Jul 2, 2018 #23

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    Gee, I'd better get over to my local HL. I wouldn't mind adding another Quinstar to the stash, at the very least.
     
  4. Jul 2, 2018 #24

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    Just stopped by on my way home from work, got a Protostar, Expedition, Supernova, and Comanch-3 all at 75% off. Then threw a Star Orbiter in the cart and used my coupon on that. It was a good trip to the store. 20180702_134509.jpg
     
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    Gee, Ryan, did you leave anything? I haven't gotten a Protostar yet.
     
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    There were lots of Protostars left (And at least one of each of the others), all the clearance rockets were in the rocket section and not the clearance aisle.
     
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  7. Jul 3, 2018 #27

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    OK - I went and got one of the two remaining Protostars, and picked up a Comanche 3, a Super Nova, a Quinstar, and two Wacky Wiggler launch sets. I’d been wanting the model for some time, and for $7.49 I could justify it. My granddaughter will be presented with one of them when she gets here tomorrow. I left the Expedition (I’ve built one and the one on the hook had a pretty badly squeezed main body tube) and there was at least one each of the others as well. Both Quinstars have squashed tubes, but I have plenty of BT-20 and BT-50 scraps so that’s not an issue. Getting the laser cut parts for $5 works for me.....
     
  8. Jul 3, 2018 #28

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    picked up a Goblin for $4.49 (I already have one - going to paint this one pink), and used the $40% coupon to get a pack of E9-6 motors - great clearance deals at HL!
     
  9. Jul 3, 2018 #29

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    Scored a Quinstar for 5 bucks last night. I plan to build this one without the 18mm MMT. The core tube is 24mm which will hold a D12-0 perfectly.

    Should work fine as long as it doesn't spin too fast and shred itself.;)
     
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    I think a 24mm mount is a common mod. from the build threads I've seen. Come to think of it I may take a drive S. Thur. to Stillwater and check their HL. I could use some Protostars for parts.
     
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    Building my Supernova today for an impromptu launch tomorrow. I've seen enough two-stagers fly to know that I'm happy getting it on discount. :D

    Quinstars fly great on D12's.
     
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    Ah, so we may see a naked SuperNova up at Sixty Acres tomorrow? :)
     
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    No, you won't see a naked one..... 20180703_174950.jpg
     
  14. Jul 4, 2018 #34

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    OK - I need to talk to you about paint options tomorrow, assuming I get there.
     
  15. Jul 4, 2018 #35

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    Just returned with my haul: Commanche-3, Expedition, Protostar, Sky Warrior, Quinstar, Supernova, and Goblin.
    7 kits for $41.41 (with tax). Felt like a kid in a candy store.
     
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    I got grounded when I got home....
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  17. Jul 5, 2018 #37

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    Make the trek to Hobby Lobby today. Nothing rocket related on clearance. I'll check back in a few days and see if the situation changes.
     
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    Hmmmmmmm... The Solar Scouts set wasn't on sale at my local HL.....
     
  19. Jul 6, 2018 #39

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    I stopped in 2 Hobby Lobby stores this week and found the Quinstar on clearance but none of the other rockets were. I agree, 24 mm is the way to go. I need to check back again as I really want a Protostar.
     
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    I picked up a Expedition, Quinstar, and ProtoStar today, looks like several hooks were already emptied like the Comanche3 and Supernova. The only thing they have left on clearance is a Wacky Wiggler Starter Set for $7.49.
     

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