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No coupon required. Check out the price!

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The box had been opened, so I suppose that is why it was marked down so much. Pretty neat little part!

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I had no idea what I was going to do with it but had to have it at that price! When I got home I grabbed the spares box and did a little fiddling...

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What do you think? Kind of has an old-school feel that sort of appeals to me. I can almost see it sitting on the moonscape in the old Estes catalog!

Of course, if all else fails I could actually use it as a booster stage...:eyeroll:
 

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Hobby Lobby has been ditching the Booster-55 units for a while now, and $.99 is about the right price.
 

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that design looks like a SPEV variant to me.

Kind of like Fishhead's version seen here:

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that design looks likea SPEV variant to me.

Kind of like Fishhead's version seen here:

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Hadn't thought of that one. I guess it is a SPEV, if the stories about the origins of that name are correct...

I think I'm going to pull the trigger on this one, the look has really grown on me. Fits right in with the old Saros, Scout, Avenger look.

Maybe I need to call it an Astron something...
 

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They have been 99 cents at all Hobby Lobby stores for a year or so.

Buy one and get a two pack of D12-0 with the 40% off coupon.
 

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They have been 99 cents at all Hobby Lobby stores for a year or so.

Buy one and get a two pack of D12-0 with the 40% off coupon.

Good to know. This was the first time I noticed them. I'll have to check and see if they put out ant more.
 

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I picked one of these up too for $0.99. We use it as intended. It gives my daughter's E2X LGM kit (usually low and slow) some pretty impressive flights.

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Oh, they will. They are not in the Discontinued section, they are on the normal retail shelf.

I have been buying them and they have been restocking them for a year.

Good to know. This was the first time I noticed them. I'll have to check and see if they put out ant more.
 

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By the way, this is what my $.99 booster ended up being:

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A few more detail bits to add then paint. Going to go with the typical black, white, silver and day glow red sounding rocket/space launch vehicle paint scheme.
 

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I picked up one myself a few days ago. I don't have a specific need/use for it in mind yet, but for $0.99? Why not? :wink:
 

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Was just at Hobby Lobby and found two of these marked at $12.99!! Think someone made a small error........
 

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They're $0.99 at my stores too. Highest I ever saw them was $5.99 and that was a very long time ago. Picked up a few for some easy D powered junk kits back then. Just haven't done anything with them yet.
 

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Only issue with the PSII booster is its a 2" tube. Estes exclusive. No secondary source for it. Otherwise it'd be a nice option also.

And the price of the 29mm BP motors is a bit high compared to the performance and price of equivalent composite motors. Of course the entire BP line has hit a pretty significant high on price.

I love the idea of taking these add on parts and making something new with them. I am beginning to have issues when it cost more to launch a rocket than it did to make it
 
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