Agreed - in terms of sheer quantity I would agree Estes holds the lion shareAt the same time, estes probably does sell the majority of the kits sold. I mean, if you look at it, you don't see fliskits or semroc when you go into micheals. You see Estes.
That is interesting.The number one state for model rocket sales: California.
(This was true back in the late 1980s-early 1990s. I have no reason to believe this has changed).
Same here even most hobby shops carry only Estes, at least the few real brick and mortar shops I have been to.Never seen anybody's kit other than Estes at Walmart, Hobby Lobby, Michaels, local hobby stores, etc. I don't know about retail to know why other kit manufacturers do not explore the big chain markets. Probably something to do with quantity vs. profit.
Please please please tell me you know something I don't know regarding True Modeler's (TMRK). Are they/will they be producing their kits again?Estes vs all others combined? I don't think so.
I'm sure I missed some, but
That's like how some regional dialects refer to all sodas as "Cokes." "What kind of Coke do you want?" "I'll have a root beer, thanks."When I was a kid ALL model rockets were known generically as "estes rockets". Actually heard one guy say he preferred the Centuri estes rockets...
Yep...."Grab me a Coke please"That's like how some regional dialects refer to all sodas as "Cokes." "What kind of Coke do you want?" "I'll have a root beer, thanks."