Estes Scorpion #7232

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Estes had an E2X Scorpion years ago but this one is a very cool 13mm sci-fi model. Including the motor mount, I counted 26 joints. Some naked photos with bonus blood on the vertical stab 'cause that's how it goes sometimes. :)

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I like it with the smaller canopy! Looks great...

I got my nephew a Scorpion kit for Christmas. Kind of made me want one too, but I don't need another kit.

You are not helping...:mad:
 

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I like it with the smaller canopy! Looks great...

I got my nephew a Scorpion kit for Christmas. Kind of made me want one too, but I don't need another kit.

You are not helping...:mad:
I like it too, and I like having two options. Kind of a multi-mission capability.

Hope your nephew enjoys the build. I'll venture to say that none of us need another kit ! :grin:

I'm happy to do my bit as a proud TRF enabler. :handshake:
 

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I actually like the smaller canopy!
The kit nose cone canopy always seemed bulbous.
 

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I actually like the smaller canopy!
The kit nose cone canopy always seemed bulbous.
I does seem to fit the overall scale better to my eye. I hope to see how each one performs when spark is applied to a wooosh generator.
 

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I need to make some fin repairs to my Scorpion and Lynx. New nose cones and cardstock canopies just got added to the punch list. Really nice touch.
 

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That smaller canopy works well with this design. :cool2: I should probably add ones of these to my fleet as well, to go along with the Lynx.
 

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Here are some pictures of my finished model. Approx. 6 grams of clay in the nose, 3/4th of the pat included with the kit according to the instructions. I thought the scorpion part of the wing decal would look better on the vertical stab. The exposed motor tube is flat black with some dry brushed silver then flat clear.

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Weight without motor: kit cone 1.25oz/36g, low profile cone 1.3oz/37g. The kit facecard estimate is 1.1oz/31.2g.


I really like these 13mm Estes sci-fi models !
 

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Very nice. I like the smaller canopy as well.
Hope all those appendages survive the flight!
 
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