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Karl

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Does anyone know how high the Estes X-Flyers go ? And what needs assembling on them.
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I think there are/were 2 versions of this "twin pack".

1) RTF packed in a clamshell plastic display package.

2) Kits packed in the triangular Wal-Mart "basic-builder" packaging. You must assemble using instructions.

https://www.estesrockets.com/images/2004 Estes Catalog.pdf

Not in the 2004 Catalog, but luckily I have my 1998 catalog in my desk. Page 15. #1 1425 ft #2 1280 ft (with C6-7 motors). And the catalog confirms that in 1998 they were "ready built".

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Does anyone know how high the Estes X-Flyers go ? And what needs assembling on them.
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Karl
 

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Cool do they use streamers or 'chutes?
 

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12 inch parachutes.

Expect the shock cords to break. If you are building the kit version, you can use the existing shock cord, but tie it to a 9 to 12 inch length of strong Kevlar cord and then anchor the Kevlar. "Strong" in this case means like the Quest Kevlar which is about 135 pounds "test".
 

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