Another one bites the dust

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  1. Jul 20, 2017 #1

    TNmike

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    Scion no longer on Estes website...

    Glad I got my Panavia a few days ago.
     
  2. Jul 20, 2017 #2

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    Drat. Bill at BMS needs to clone this. Basically a stretched 3" School Rocket with 29mm mount and ply fins. Probably couldn't sell at the Estes clearance price, but I'll bet he could get $50 for it. This has been the goto rocket for my high school students attempting Jr. Lvl 1. 12 successes and 12 more building.
     
  3. Jul 20, 2017 #3

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    And Cyclotron is no longer on LOC Precision page. Tube fins must be out of fashion. :(
     
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    Don't let Larry Brand hear that
     
  5. Jul 21, 2017 #5

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    I am worried that are dicontinuing the Pro Series.
     
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    It's okay, he infected enough of us with the 7-tube bug :)
     
  7. Jul 21, 2017 #7

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    They might not be the last, but I'm not selling any of mine. Pricing out parts from BMS comes to $49. 3" Binder Excel @ $59 looks like the best alternative for my Jr. certification kids.
     
  9. Jul 21, 2017 #9

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    Yeah, I hope Estes ends up coming out with new ones. I would hate to see them discontinue the PSII series, but that is their choice if so. Other companies won't mind.
     
  10. Jul 22, 2017 #10

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    I guess that was the last of the 3" nosecones from estes.

    Glad I got my leviathan replacement Scion bag sitting behind the couch already.
     
  11. Jul 22, 2017 #11

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    Estes is still listing some of the parts (nose cones, body tubes, couplers, etc., but no 3" NC) for the PSII rockets (http://www.estesrockets.com/rockets/accessories/pro-series-ii?p=1). One problem would be the non-standard size centering rings, but a person could work around that, especially if they have a machine shop.

    I would like to see them come back with some PSIII's using standard size BT-70 and BT-80 tubes, which would open up a lot of possibilities, at least as far as their share of MPR's.
     
  12. Jul 22, 2017 #12

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    I bought the PSII bundle a couple years ago when estes was blowing them out. I still have 2 Ventris, and one each of Leviathan, Partizon, and Argent unbuilt in storage.
     
  13. Jul 23, 2017 #13

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    Big Daddy is 3" OD and I presume has the same NC as the Scion.
     
  14. Jul 23, 2017 #14

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    Is that the same as Leviathan? I can confirm Big Daddy and Leviathan are identical NCs. Mercury / BMS Big School Rocket is a pretty decent substitute in a pinch.
     
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    Yep, same. The Scion also uses the Leviathan fins (that's why there were four in the kit)
     
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    Yep, Down to only 3 Pro Series II Builder Kits left on the Estes website
    • Nike Smoke
    • Panavia
    • Sahara
    These rockets definitely filled a niche and price point that noone else has been able to touch. Maybe it was that price point that was their demise.
     
  17. Jul 23, 2017 #17

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    I have one of each of the PSII kits still in the bag. I think I may hang on to them. Glad I hadn't gotten around to building a couple of them.
     
  18. Jul 26, 2017 #18

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    Anyone else notice the Star Orbiter is listed under the EX2 kits but is categorized as a Builders kit? I missed the boat on so many of these, I do hope they bring out more. Not all that into the EX2 kits....
     
  19. Jul 26, 2017 #19

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    That's interesting as the builder kits are not in retail packaging.....except for the Star Orbiter. Go figure.
     
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    I do hope they do more like the star Orbiter, assuming they get their finwood problem sorted. Maybe start recommending papering?
     

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