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roy_lappalainen

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Here is mine to get things started. Tail cone is silver coated paper from Michaels.

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One of my favorites!

One the left a 13mm size, in the middle a standard 18mm size, on the left a 24mm BT-56 upscale.

In front...a Goony.:D

The second pic is my BT-80 29mm version.

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One of my favorites!

One the left a 13mm size, in the middle a standard 18mm size, on the left a 24mm BT-56 upscale.

In front...a Goony.:D

The second pic is my BT-80 29mm version.
One ofmy favorites as well. When I was nine I built my first one, well first three actually. I lost each on their very first flight. That is what I get for launching on a C6-7 near a corn field.:D

Love the goony.
 

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I have love the sprint since I lost my first one in the 80's

here is my son Steven with his 2.6" the nose was done in Gold Mylar

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Mine is of coarse a T4 Micro:)
 
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The Astron Sprint is a great looking rocket, one of my favorites for sure.

 

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Mine didn't get lost on the first flight, but close. It was the third flight on a C6-7 at the huge VOA field. The first picture was taken on a vacation day. Too grey to fly, but I'd just gotten the digital camera and wanted to do SOMETHING.:rolleyes:

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A couple of guys I knew in Connecticut Tripoli 15 years ago built various upscales; everything from a 1.6" version to a 7.7" version they flew on an M1419 at an LDRS.
 

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Welcome to the Estes (Astron) Sprint (K-49 or #1249) Gallery on TRF.

This gallery showcases the Estes (Astron) Sprint (K-49 or #1249) and those rockets derived from it. Particularly appropriate in this thread are the following:


Estes: Astron Sprint: K-49 or #1249
Estes: Astron Sprint XL: #7224
MMWW: Micro-Maxx Sprint: #297
Thrustline: Sprint: TACL-018



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



 
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Estes (Astron) Sprint (K-49 or #1249) Basic Information.

Estes Industries

MODEL NAME: Astron Sprint Also known as: Sprint

NUMBER: K-49 or #1249

Introduced: 1970
Final Year: 1983
Designer: Mike Dorffler

Type: Streamer Duration
Motor Mount: 1x18mm
Recovery: Streamer
Stages: 1
Length: 13.8"
Diameter: 0.976"
Span:
Weight: 1 oz

Mfg. Description: An impressive altitude model! Designed to give the highest performance in its class, the Astron Sprint incorporates the most efficient aerodynamic shapes for the velocities it will encounter. Altitudes up to 1600' are possible using C6-7 engines. This model is perfect for the advanced rocketeer, yet simple enough for the beginner to build. Kit features include pre-cut fins an tail cone, two color Sprint emblem decal, one color trim decal and complete illustrated assembly instructions. (Estes 1970 Catalog)


Advertising Liveries

1970 Catalog
1971 Catalog
1972 Catalog
1973 Catalog

1974 Catalog
1975 Catalog
1977 Catalog
1978 Catalog

1980 Catalog
1981 Catalog
1983 Catalog


Face Card(s)



Instruction Header(s)





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Mfg. Page


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MMWW (Estes) Sprint (#297) Basic Information.

McCoy's Micro Wonder Works (MMWW)

MODEL NAME: Micro-Maxx Sprint Also known as:

NUMBER: #297

Introduced: 2004
Final Year:
Designer: Mike Dorffler, John McCoy

Type: Downscale
Motor Mount: 1x6mm
Recovery: Streamer
Stages: 1
Length:
Diameter: 0.448"
Span:
Weight:

Mfg. Description: 2.178X Downscale (Plan)


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Thrustline Sprint (TACL-018) Basic Information.

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MODEL NAME: Sprint Also known as:

NUMBER: TACL-018

Introduced:
Final Year:
Designer: Mike Dorffler

Type: Clone, Streamer Duration
Motor Mount: 1x18mm
Recovery: Streamer
Stages: 1
Length:
Diameter:
Span:
Weight:

Mfg. Description:


Advertising Liveries




Face Card(s)



Instruction Header(s)





First post in this thread featuring this rocket.

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by rights I've got the cart before the horse...this should be part of the Astron Sprint(K-49) gallery...
anyway the Astron Sprint XL (#7224) produced by Estes in memory of Mike Dorffler (1946 - 2010) longtime Estes Model rocket designer(also designed the original Sprint K- 49).
length 22.8", Diameter 1.637", weight 3.6 oz.s
here is mine.
Rex

sprintxl 002.jpg


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oh, here it is. thanks for digging this thread out of cobwebs. I offer this photo of the face card in thanks. hope you find it useful.
rex

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Estes (Astron) Sprint XL (#7224) Basic Information.

Estes Industries

MODEL NAME: (Astron Sprint XL Also known as:

NUMBER: #7224

Introduced: 2013
Final Year:
Designer: Mike Dorffler

Type: Sport, Upscale
Motor Mount: 1x24mm
Recovery: Parachute
Stages: 1
Length: 22.8 in (57.9 cm)
Diameter: 1.64 in (42 mm)
Span:
Weight: 3.4 oz (96.4 g)

Mfg. Description: No significant text in 2013 Catalog

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In honor of Mike Dorffler, one of Estes great designers. A straight forward build that will look great on the launch pad and in the sky.

As a tribute to the late great Estes model rocket designer, Mike Dorffler, this rocket is for him. He designed the Astron Sprint back in the day and as a way to honor his memory, we have introduced an "XL" version of one of his great creations!

A sleek design and pretty straight forward building. Sure to be a collector's item! (Estes 2013 Web Ad)


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2013 Web Ad


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TRF Applicable Threads
Estes Astron Sprint XL
Astron Sprint XL

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Cheap and dirty clone using shop scraps.
 

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Here's mine with a different paint scheme.Astron Sprint XL 001.jpgAstron Sprint XL 003.jpgAstron Sprint XL 002.jpg
 

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Here's my thirty-plus-year-old Estes Sprint. This was built in one of my last years in 4-H, so it was built sometime between 1979 and 1982. Also pictured is my 13mm Dash (a dash is a short sprint, so...)





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Here's my thirty-plus-year-old Estes Sprint. This was built in one of my last years in 4-H, so it was built sometime between 1979 and 1982. Also pictured is my 13mm Dash (a dash is a short sprint, so...)



Is the Dash your creation or was it an offering of a company?
 

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Is the Dash your creation or was it an offering of a company?
I did Dash entirely myself; scaled down the shroud and fin template from JimZ, got the parts from Semroc, did the decal on my computer.
 

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I did Dash entirely myself; scaled down the shroud and fin template from JimZ, got the parts from Semroc, did the decal on my computer.
I thought it likely but wanted to make sure.
 

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233 % Estes Sprint, 32.2" long [built for 38 mm motors]. Built 20 years ago during a flurry of MR building by yours truly. It has yet to be flown though . . .

Upscaled Sprint - cropped.jpg
 

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Just finished an Astron Sprint XL in time for this weekend's SoAR launch.

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My Sprint XL. Had an original for many years and couldn't resist building this one.

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I like Sprints so much I built another one. The color is "Pacific Blue" from Testors.

Pacific Sprint.jpg

UPDATE: Excellent first flight 9/1/14 on an A8-3.
 
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