Estes gives you the chance to bring one rocket back. What would it be?

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  1. Dec 21, 2019 #121

    Mark T (AKA Snuggles)

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    I have one in my stash
     
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    3 (2).jpg Super Vega #2036
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    I saw my first rocket at a second hand store...a Saturn 1B that stood up to my 6-year old chest. I was never able to fly it but it's THE rocket that is the reason I fly today. My first build was the Wizard (better paint scheme then) followed by my second favorite Estes rocket, the Space Shuttle. I stickered my first Shuttle as the Discovery...like the one I have today. Bring back the Saturn 1B and the Space Shuttle.
     
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    Starship Enterprise, Klingon Battle Cruiser, Saturn 1b, Titan IIIc, Gemini, Mercury Atlas, Trident, Solar Sailer, all the Goonies, Gemini DC (rear ejection).
    I guess that would be enough for now.
    Deciding on just one, I'd put the Titan IIIc at the top.
     
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    Like it's full size father, you can always count on the Estes BB I. Musta built a half-dozen and don't recall a bad flight. If I lost them, that was on me!
    And now that my floodgate's open, how about the Scout? A great flyer, probably due to a no-frills design and small, low-drag but deceptively efficient fins. AND, it's an overlooked historical icon of our first baby steps to orbit.
     
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    Clearly that sucker grew since I built it in my first summer of rocketry -- 1971. I think it was around half that length.
     
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    Maybe you had the Starship Vega #1320?
    Picture is of the Super Vega #2036.
    I think Q Modeling had an even bigger one.
    PS Semroc/eRockets has a reproduction of the Starship Vega:
    http://www.erockets.biz/semroc-flying-model-rocket-kit-starship-vega-sem-kv-78/
     
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    I recall it was a fun build, but not how it flew. It was, of course, overweight and obviously draggy, but oh what style!
     
  9. Dec 24, 2019 #129

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    Good choice but it would have to be the combo pack with the torellian raider two of my favs
     
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    Mercury Atlas. then when it sells out K-21 Gemini Titan. Then the Sat 1b
     
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