Estes Sold...

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  1. Jan 21, 2010 #1

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    To Great Planes. Thats all.
     
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    And they rejoiced . . .

    . . . if there's a formal announcement.
     
  3. Jan 21, 2010 #3

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    cite?
     
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    Any ideas as to what that will mean to the hobby? Better? Worse?

    Verna
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    My sales rep at Great Planes who I had told about the sale over a month ago just admitted to me that I was right. They made the "official" announcement today. They WILL be staying in Penrose.
     
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    Well, they now have money behind them and are being run by a hobby company... And hey, Lee Piester's son has been a VP there for years. I'd say that the sale won't HURT Estes.
     
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    good question.
     
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    Oh well, I guess I have to "diagram the joke"....

    Hobbico still indicates they have 4 component companies, not five.

    On ST-TNG (Google it if the abbreviation is unfamiliar) there was a famous 2 parter with intense brainwashing. The goal of the brainwashing was to get the subject to beleive they saw 5 lights when therre were only 4 lights. No matter how severe the torture, our brave subject insisited there were only four lights. And the final time he was asked to tell his torturer how many lights he sees is captured forever in the looping audio on that website I provided.
     
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    now official:
    http://www.playthings.com/article/CA6715903.html
     
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    I'm a little behind things lately , is this the R/C side of estes/cox, or the whole package?

    *edit-missed the previous post ..thanks
     
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    The whole package.
     
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    Hobbico has bought many companies over the years (Top Flight, Revell/Monogram, etc.).

    They do not list it as a seperate entity, it is included under the umbrella of the entire company.
     
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    There is actually no R/C side to speak of. That was closed down and the machinery sold a little while ago.
     
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    Good Lord Fred, I'm sorry I found out way before you did... Shall I not bother posting anything else I discussed with my sales rep in our 1/2 hour phone call for fear you may have to correct me:rolleyes:?
     
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    don't worry you made the first(official) post on TRF
    Fred was creating up a .wav file or something( the stephen hawking of rocketry)
     
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    Don't feel bad he corrects everyone. he knows everything and we are just meager uneducated peon's. But thats ok because I wouldn't have Fred any other way...

    I just hope they (hobbyco) does good with estes. none of this made in Indonesia all plastic 3fnc boring no imagination junk..
     
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    You spelled Hobbico incorrectly.

    Neener, neener.:neener:
     
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    Ya what Mark said. Estes kits use to be fun to build.
     
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    Who cares...:rolleyes:
     
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    Blessed FSM, No! (Since we're invoking deities). :D

    I was merely pointing out (and it's been a little while since I've done that) that Google is a very good way of searching for the source of information - provided that the search terms are correct. Searching for Estes and Great Planes will just lead you to a bunch of websites for distribution and sales. Searching for the parent company that actually bought Estes plus Estes finds the good info - as of this morning when it was finally released.

    And since I did not qutoe your message, I was not replying directly to you or "correcting" you. I was replying to the general readers who all seemed to have been asking for a link to a verifiable source.

    There is nothing wrong with posting third hand information, but I personally try to either identify that it is unsubstantiated (but should be soon) or provide the link to the origin of the info.

    No editing capability here, so please view the following message from the beginning through the 11 second mark for my obligatory audio or video. The rest is just creepy. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAU0l7325w0
     
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    That's why some smart people choose easy to spell company names (like K and S Rockets) ;)
     
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    Some folks need to build more and troll less.
     
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    Let us sing praise to the Flying Spaghetti Monster, for He is a loving God. Of His might and dominion, there is no compare; of His mercy and deliciousness, there is no equal. No other god can challenge Him; in the taste test, He is invincible. Through His pasta, He has blessed us with everlasting life, and holy is His Name. For He is the Flying Spaghetti Monster: the One, True, and Most High God, creator of man and midget, giver of pasta, giver of sauce, from age to holy age; not created He was, but ever He lives, through the glory of spaghetti, now and forever. R'Amen.



    Since you invoked his most blessed noodly one, I just had to.
     
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    FSM works in mysterious ways. I just happened to have packed a bid container of Fusilli and chicken (with sauce) for my lunch today, and I just heated it up. Yum!
     
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    With a real hobby company behind them and a long history of kitting quality, the prospects are very hopeful.
     

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