Estes "Rocket Pocket Card"?

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neil_w

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While looking through my collection of face cards, I noticed this in the lower right hand corner of my Astron Elliptic II:
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As a quick reference for recommended motors, that's actually kind of neat. But it's my only Estes kit (out of seven) that has it. Did Estes go through a period where they put this on all their face cards, or just the two-stagers, or what exactly? Seems like it was a good idea, wondering why they didn't do it with all their kits.

Anyone know the scoop?
 

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yeah, i remember a few kits having this.. I thought it a great idea too, and "collectable": they are about the same size as a baseball card..

Sadly, though, they only seemed to last a few years..
 

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Must have been an early 2010s thing. I just put the decals on a Vagabond which had this card on its face card.
 

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I don't recall this but it seems like a great idea. I'd totally cut em out and put them in some MTG style sleeves and put them in my flight kit or a binder. Especially to put together a 'deck' for flight day.
 

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I guess there was a period of time when they put those on all their kits in production, but stopped doing so many years ago.
Went through my vintage bagged kits and found these:
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Some say Rocket Pocket Card, some don't.
For the Estes vintage kits I've built, I recollect seeing many of those but I don't keep the face card once I've painted and decalled the kit. And I've never cut out the card, always use the instructions for motor reference.
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They are on the sides of boxes of RTFs from a certain period as well: HiJinks, SkyTrax, Rascal, earlier two versions of the Athena RTF (including the one where the box art showed something that looked like a Taser, even though the model inside is a stretched HiJinks and is a first cousin to an Alpha III).
 

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Centuri used to have metallic stickers in some kits called Spec Plates with the recommended engines. I was able to clone these by printing waterslide decals and applying them over metallic Trim Monocote. Here's an example of the Screaming Eagle, and my up-scale kit bash from an Estes Prowler.

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