# Estes ANTAR Now “Coming Soon”

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#### nosecone

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Looks good. I feel like I want to display the box also.

#### neil_w

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That is a great looking design with great looking decals. Should sell well.

At 3.7 oz/BT60 I would prefer to see a 24mm mount in there. Looks like it could be bashed in there without too much disturbance.

Also seems surprisingly expensive for an Estes kit of that size and nature. Right about what the Apogee Shrockets cost, although there will presumably be discount options with AC Supply etc.

#### GlenP

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A design from The Godfather of rocketry?

it’s an offer you can’t refuse!

#### neil_w

##### Yum yum rockety goodness
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A design from The Godfather of rocketry?

it’s an offer you can’t refuse!
Not just a design... a really nice design.

#### tab28682

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It is a looker. Bet I can make it glide...

#### Mugs914

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I was thinking the same thing Tom!

I've gotta get a couple of those!

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#### shockie

##### High Plains Drifter
It is a looker. Bet I can make it glide...
Betcha i could too. Lol. Use an rear ejection pop pod and elevons on 2 of the 3 fins.
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#### tab28682

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They had pics of a model one of G. Harry Stine’s fictional spaceships in that YORF link. The new model is a great tribute to those classical space ships.

I actually have built a new RCRG of another of G. Harry’s fictional designs, using the drawings from Hagerty’s Spaceship Handbook. Will be posting it the the Rocket Glider forum soon.

#### dpower

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Agree that the box artwork is almost as neat as the design! I’ll wait for my LHS to get it, the tough part will be limiting my self to just 1.

#### Scott_650

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And now AC Supply has pushed the ANTAR’s availability to April - not a problem for me, I have plenty of unbuilt kits on hand, enough to last at least that long

#### dpower

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And now AC Supply has pushed the ANTAR’s availability to April - not a problem for me, I have plenty of unbuilt kits on hand, enough to last at least that long
April of what year?

#### burkefj

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Tom, with an upscale of the wing slightly it would make a good rc rg, hint hint....

Frank

They had pics of a model one of G. Harry Stine’s fictional spaceships in that YORF link. The new model is a great tribute to those classical space ships.

I actually have built a new RCRG of another of G. Harry’s fictional designs, using the drawings from Hagerty’s Spaceship Handbook. Will be posting it the the Rocket Glider forum soon.

#### tab28682

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Tom, with an upscale of the wing slightly it would make a good rc rg, hint hint....

Frank
See my post number 6.... The wheels have already been turning for a while.

#### Ez2cDave

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It is a looker. Bet I can make it glide...
That's an interesting idea !

I bet it is not a "breezy/gusty" day flyer.

Dave F.

#### GlenP

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Would be a good candidate for an external shock cord rigging to suspend the rocket horizontally during recovery, for a somewhat simulated glide approach to landing.

#### tab28682

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That's an interesting idea !

I bet it is not a "breezy/gusty" day flyer.

Dave F.
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If I do one, it will be RC, so no worries about a breezy day. Sub micro RC is doable with the kit and and it would not be hard to upscale for E motors.

#### Ez2cDave

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If I do one, it will be RC, so no worries about a breezy day. Sub micro RC is doable with the kit and and it would not be hard to upscale for E motors.

The only real obstacle to accurate up-scaling is that very long Nose Cone.

Dave F.

#### Cape Byron

##### The BAR formerly known as Skippy-2
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Who is going to be first with the first rear-eject mods?

#### tab28682

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The only real obstacle to accurate up-scaling is that very long Nose Cone.

Dave F.
A problem fairly easily solved by 3D printing.

#### Antares JS

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Looks like the original listed price of $39.99 might have been a typo. The Estes website now says$29.99.

I'm okay with this development.

#### nosecone

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Excellent. AC Supply lists as 23.99. Coming soon

#### Antares JS

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AC Supply might drop the price to 17.99 since all Estes is 40% off. 23.99 is 40% off the original 39.99.

Niiiiiice !

#### NOLA_BAR

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One could do a nice 2.6” upscale using the Aerotech 5/1 ogive nosecone. It would still be a little short 0.3”.

#### shockie

##### High Plains Drifter
One could do a nice 2.6” upscale using the Aerotech 5/1 ogive nosecone. It would still be a little short 0.3”.
shhhh! I wouldn't tell anybody.

#### nosecone

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AC Supply might drop the price to 17.99 since all Estes is 40% off. 23.99 is 40% off the original 39.99.
You are correct sir ! Looking forward to building this bird