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markschnell

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I found an Estes Honest John #2166 on the shelf in a hobby shop. The box is in pristine condition. I know these were re-released in this version in 2001 or so. Here's my question:

Did these come shrink-wrapped from Estes? The one I found has no shrinkwrap but it does have four pieces of strapping tape (the stuff with the strings in it) that are placed evenly on all fours sides. If it came from Estes with the tape then I won't peel it off to look inside. But if it was originally shrink-wrapped then I want to open the box and inventory everything.

I figured this is just the kind of minutiae that the good folks on this forum would know. :)

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Mine has 4 pieces of 1/2" strapping tape, one at each end, and one about in the middle of each side. I bought it out of scratch and dent, so you may want a second opinion.
 

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Yeah, mine has that same placement. I'm thinking that it probably came from Estes that way.
 

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Thats how mine was also so I don't think yours was opened.
 

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My Maxi V-2 that was out the same time as the HOJO was similarly taped. Check out RocketryPlanet.com they had a series of articles on "TurboCharging" this kit a few months back. I don't know if this Kit was like the V-2 and is also risky to put up on Estes D's and E's.

Edit: link to article http://www.rocketryplanet.com/content/view/2584/38/
 
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Well, I've heard from three of you and all of your tape was the same as mine with no shrinkwrap. That's good enough for me to assume that I have an unopened collectable here.

Thanks for the link, Michael. Now I have to decide if I want to build this baby or put it on ebay! If I do put it up for sale I'll give a head's up here.
 

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