Estes 1/200 Scale RTF Saturn V

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  1. Feb 28, 2019 #61

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    And the length is either 21.8 inches (55.4 cm) or 51.8 cm (20.4 inches).

    Edit: 1:200 scale would be about 21.8 inches tall. So the first figure is probably the correct one.
     
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  2. Feb 28, 2019 #62

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    Yup, starting to suspect we’re seeing something other than a picture of the actual catalog page. 1300 feet from a fairly heavy draggy plastic model on a C motor isn’t possible, is it?
     
  3. Feb 28, 2019 #63

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    Nope.

    I actually pinged a contact at Estes and was told that was an earlier version of the catalog and that that stuff had been fixed.

    He also said the RTF Saturn V’s actual estimated altitude was 200 feet “on a good day” :)
     
  4. Feb 28, 2019 #64

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    I want a DUDE V
     
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  5. Feb 28, 2019 #65

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    Estes might be listening to what we are willing to pay...lets keep it down some. I might buy 2 if the price is right.
     
  6. Mar 2, 2019 #66

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    Probably just me but I frankly wouldn’t pay anywhere near $70 for a RTF model, regardless of what it is. $30 is more reasonable for that. Guess they’re inflating the price because it’s a special year dedicated to that model. 2” diameter RTF Saturn being basically more expensive than the larger 4” kit when you consider ACSupply price for the larger one.
     
  7. Mar 2, 2019 #67

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    No. List price for the 1:100 is $20 more than the 1:200. Vendors will discount them a similar %, so AC Supply price for the 1:200 will probably be about $42 (40% off). Yeah, the price is higher than we'd like, but it's 22% cheaper than the 1:100.
     
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    Looks like the AC Supply price in their 2019 catalog is 48.99.
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    That’s interesting. It implies the dealer discount for the 1/200th model must be less than that for most all other Estes rockets. I was going to write them and ask about that (and when they expect them).
     
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    Good! I looked yesterday and hadn't seen it yet.
     
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    Not to mention *slightly* easier to build!
     
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    I have not seen this catalog, but the AC Supply price on their website is $41.99, and they are taking pre-orders for delivery sometime in April.
     
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    I'm wondering if this Sat V version will be marketed and sold through Hobby Lobby. It would make sense as it would target the beginner / RTF crowd.
     
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    I like that price better. I've been holding off dropping an AC Supply order for awhile. Time to get cracking.

    It would be cool if the RTF Saturn Vs found their way to Hobby Lobby stores indeed.
     
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    +3 on Hobby Lobby...I've 40% coupon waiting for it !!
     
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    That AC Supply price is 40% off. Free shipping on orders over $100. So you could get really close if you order both Sat V rockets. Or just find $58 worth of other stuff to save $12, like any rational rocketeer would. I got a Protostar and an Honest John for kitbashing. And a Big Daddy to get over the line! Look at me saving money!
     
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    I usually end up buying other kits to make up the difference, but am finding less time to build them all. Next time I will add engines to my order to make up the difference.
     
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    HL rocketry inventory seams to vary a lot from location to location, suggesting high degree of local management's input into inventory management. My local stores keep their rocketry (basically Estes) inventory to the bare minimum of basic kits, and one (1) large one (usually Majestic). That's it.

    I do grab things from HL, occasionally, but if I want an Estes kit or motors, ACsupply.com is the best place to source it.
    For HazMat Estes motors, HL with 40% off coupon can't be beat.

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    As I mentioned on another thread, I just pushed the button and ordered two of the 1:100 kits (001969). The discount at AC Supply brought the kit cost below $55, which allowed me to spend more on postage and get a couple. Postage for two kits to Oz was $90. They ship tomorrow :). I am liking the service I am getting at AC Supply.
     
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    Two Saturn V (1/200 scale) and three packs of C6-3 to fly them gets you to $105 and free shipping. Hopefully arrive before our July Club launch.
     
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    Good to know, was planning on getting one for me and one for my son
     
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    I ordered from ACSupply: Saturn V 1/100, Saturn V 1/200, Little Joe 1, Black Brant III, and Nike Smoke. All for 139.75 plus free shipping. I keep telling myself, no more rockets, but if Estes keeps putting out items like this, there's not much I can do but add more to the hoard pile.
     
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    Available at your favorite hobby shop early April, coming to estesrockets.com April 21st!

    I wonder if that includes Brick-n-Mortar hobby shops like Hobby Lobby or just the online hobby shops.
     
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    Looks like modifying this model to another size motor would involve some major internal surgery on the kit, so it looks like the field of potential motors is pretty much limited to 18mm (which would include the Quest Q-jet C12-4 and D16-4).
     
  27. Mar 22, 2019 #87

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    I ordered some Aerotech D10-5. I think the white flame and white smoke will be a bit closer to realistic than the black smoke of the Quest motors. And the flight should be a little bit slower. I hope the delay isn’t too long.
     
  28. Mar 22, 2019 #88

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    Expedited shipping costs extra.
     
  29. Mar 22, 2019 #89

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    Have they not actually flown the thing? Or RocSimmed it?

    :eek::eek:

    200 feet on a C6-3 sounds realistic as a WAG, with maybe 350-400 on the D's.

    Nobody's buying these to set any altitude records anyway.

    In fact, you really ideally want something low-and-slow, for that majestic Apollo liftoff.
     
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  30. Mar 23, 2019 #90

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    I just can’t wait to see a build thread for this one!
     
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