# Estes 1969 Saturn V Status

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#### bibbster

##### Well-Known Member
Still not on Estes' site... However, the new Christmas ornaments are in the "Coming Soon" section.
How many years has Estes been doing the ornaments?

#### dhbarr

##### Amateur Professional
I think this is their fifth year?
How many years has Estes been doing the ornaments?

#### dhbarr

##### Amateur Professional
I think this is their fifth year?
How many years has Estes been doing the ornaments?

#### bibbster

##### Well-Known Member
Thanks for the info, dhbarr.

#### Woody's Workshop

##### Well-Known Member
The Saturn V says it comes with a "Bonus", but I have not seen any clue on what that is.
I am take a stab in the dark and say it's going to be a model of the LEM.

#### James Duffy

##### Well-Known Member
The Saturn V says it comes with a "Bonus", but I have not seen any clue on what that is.
I am take a stab in the dark and say it's going to be a model of the LEM.
My money is on the inclusion of a poster of the magnificent box art that the company licensed from Aldo Spadoni.

James

Nice poster!

#### Woody's Workshop

##### Well-Known Member
I'd rather have a LEM.
I have no wall space for a poster.

#### ToneDeafJunior

##### Well-Known Member
TRF Supporter
WOO-HOO. I added my name to the email list. I want 3. One for me to make a Skylab, one to screw up and one to keep in the box. How about you all?

#### PhlAsh

##### Well-Known Member
Got my notification request email sent!

#### MALBAR 70

##### Build Mode Activated
Yup, the bonus item is a 1/100 scale model of the LEM. It's on the Estes home page, slide 3. Very cool.

#### JumpJet

##### Well-Known Member
Here are a few cad images of the new 1969. It has a lot more accurate detail on it. The third stage has a complete vacuum formed wrap as well.

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#### n3tjm

##### Papa Elf
Oooo. I really like the new design of the escape tower.

I hope it is easier to paint and has a better fin system. I have built two Estes Saturn V's. One was back in the 90's, the other I built around 8 years ago. I really like the details of plastic wrap on the 2010ish Saturn V, but the 1990's Saturn V was much easier to paint because with a lot of the details you could paint first and glue on later. This is crucial where the details are on top of different color areas. Also the 1990's Saturn had a MUCH better fin and skirt system. My original saturn v took a beating. The 2010ish saturn v only flown two or three times before the vacuum formed fins/skirts were damaged beyond repair.

#### MALBAR 70

##### Build Mode Activated
That looks like a blow molded LEM adapter too, instead of the paper shroud on the other models. That should make construction a little bit easier.

#### Woody's Workshop

##### Well-Known Member
Yup, the bonus item is a 1/100 scale model of the LEM. It's on the Estes home page, slide 3. Very cool.
Ah-Ha!!!
I was right!
Do I get a free Saturn V for guessing correctly Jump Jet?
(Cross's Fingers & Toes)

#### GlenP

##### Well-Known Member
I was fairly determined to win the Centuri Design Contest, at age 11 back in 1979 roughly, with one of my scratch designs I built from the designers pack of rocket parts, and naturally indicated my preference for the Saturn V as my prize. Never did win one, but saved up enough paper route money to buy one eventually.

#### Homer_S

##### Well-Known Member
I blew one of these up back in the early 80's (or late 70's). Too impatient to glue the motor mount properly and it proceeded to fly upwards prior to the rest of the rocket. Looking forward to a new build and have the A-OK from Mission Control.

Homer

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#### ToneDeafJunior

##### Well-Known Member
TRF Supporter
I cannot find a picture of the LEM on estes' site.

#### hcmbanjo

##### Well-Known Member
I cannot find a picture of the LEM on estes' site.
Go to the Estes website and wait for the central "slide show" to change, or click on the number 3 slide on the lower right.
Wait . . . wait . . . There it is, to the left of the Saturn V picture.
It'll flash on for two seconds then disappear for two seconds.

#### ToneDeafJunior

##### Well-Known Member
TRF Supporter
Thank you all so much. A little LEM.

#### rottenbob2

##### New Member
The Saturn V says it comes with a "Bonus", but I have not seen any clue on what that is.
I am take a stab in the dark and say it's going to be a model of the LEM.
Give that man a cigar!

#### Woody's Workshop

##### Well-Known Member
Give that man a cigar!
Thanks, but I don't smoke. Never have.
However, a can of Grizzly would be nice.

#### Scott_650

##### Well-Known Member
Ladies and gentlemen, the Estes 1969 Saturn V is now available for purchase on the Estes website!

#### K'Tesh

##### OpenRocket Chuck Norris
They've also announced that the bonus is a 1/100 scale Eagle Lunar Module.

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