Estes - (Astron) Phantom (K-7 or #1207) Gallery

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  1. Feb 7, 2009 #1

    JAL3

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    Welcome to the Estes (Astron) Phantom (K-7 or #1207) Gallery on TRF.

    This gallery showcases the Estes (Astron) Phantom (K-7 or #1207) and those rockets derived from it. Particularly appropriate in this thread are the following:


    Estes: (Astron) Phantom: K-7 or #1207
    Estes: Phantom: K-7B or #1264



    as well as any upscales, downscales, clones, kitbashes or other derivative works. Even Goonies qualify!



     
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    JAL3

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    Estes (Astron) Phantom (K-7 or #1207) Basic Information.

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    MODEL NAME: Astron Phantom Also known as: Phantom

    NUMBER: K-7 or #1207

    Introduced: 1962
    Final Year: 1971
    Designer: Bill Simon

    Type: Static Display
    Motor Mount: N/A
    Recovery: Parachute
    Stages: 1
    Length: 8.7"
    Diameter: 0.736"
    Span:
    Weight:

    Mfg. Description: This bird will never fly, but it will certainly help get your science fair project or special demonstration off the ground. The Astron Phantom has a transparent body to show all the insides of a model rocket -- plus a special dummy engine cut in half to show its insides. A great help in answering questions on model rocketry, the Astron Phantom comes complete with all parts and instructions (but no fins). (Estes 1964 Catalog)

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    1966 Catalog text identical to 1964 Catalog

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    DEMONSTRATES BASIC BUILDING RULES.

    Great for classroom or science fair.

    This bird will never fly, but it will certainly help get your science fair project or special demonstration off the ground. The Astron Phantom has a transparent body to show all the insides of a model rocket -- plus a special dummy engine cut in half to show its insides. A great help in answering questions on model rocketry, the Astron Phantom comes complete with all parts and instructions (but no fins). (Estes 1967 Catalog)

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    1968 Catalog text identical to 1967 Catalog
    1969 Catalog text identical to 1967 Catalog
    1970 Catalog text identical to 1967 Catalog


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    First post in this thread featuring this rocket.

    See Also: LINKS
    EMRR
    RocketReviews
    Mfg. Page


    If you have any additional information on this rocket and/or catalog photos please let us know.
     
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  3. Feb 7, 2009 #3

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    Estes Phantom (K-7B or #1264) Basic Information.

    [​IMG] Estes Industries

    MODEL NAME: Phantom Also known as:

    NUMBER: K-7B or #1264

    Introduced: 1971
    Final Year: 1996
    Designer: Bill Simon

    Type: Static Display
    Motor Mount: N/A
    Recovery: Parachute
    Stages: 1
    Length:
    Diameter:
    Span:
    Weight:

    Mfg. Description:


    Advertising Liveries




    Face Card(s)



    Instruction Header(s)

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    First post in this thread featuring this rocket.

    See Also: LINKS
    EMRR
    RocketReviews
    Mfg. Page


    If you have any additional information on this rocket and/or catalog photos please let us know.
     
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    As a kid, the Phantom interested me for some reason. I never had one.

    I know it was meant only as a static display but have any of you ever tried to fly it?
     
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    The only way I'd fly mine is inside an airplane, or attached to another rocket with a sealed coupler. Flying it would destroy it as the heat from the gasses would render the clear plastic opaque.

    This is my slightly modified Estes Phantom Rocket.

    For the modification, I cut away part of the clear plastic fins, and replaced them with thin layers of balsa to give the illusion of wood fins.

    Unfortunately, the cut-away engine was lost years ago.

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    Estes Phantom Rocket (Cat. No. 1207)(ca. 1990)

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    Estes Phantom (Cat. No 1207) 1990 catalog description

    All The Best!
    Jim
     
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    My latest build is a cross between the phantom and a Cherokee D (upscaled to BT-60, zipperless w/baffle)


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    Used a fluorescent light guard for the body tube, a payload section from an Estes Magician to create the engine mount. Much of the rest is spare parts from Estes or Semroc, except for the fins. I cut the fins out of 1/8" thick sheet acrylic stock that I had. Decals are photocopied (102%) from the Excelsior upscale decals for the Cherokee D, and were printed on clear, self adhesive stock from FedEX (Kinkos).
     
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    FWIW: Whenever I think about this kit, THOSE WORDS are the first thing that come to mind. I never built one, but I saw it in SEVERAL Estes catalogs. Those words must have been included in every catalog Estes featured this model in.
     

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