# I wish Estes still made this rocket.

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I was a young kid when they were doing tests with the X-15. I was obsessed with it. I wanted to be a test pilot, when I grew up, so I could fly the X-15.

#### shawn_rocket

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I was a young kid when they were doing tests with the X-15. I was obsessed with it. I wanted to be a test pilot, when I grew up, so I could fly the X-15.

He has 2 X-15's. One is smaller for D and E engines. The other is MPR to fly on G's. They look awesome! Heard about these X-15's on the Rocketry podcast. It's definitely on my wish list to buy. A little pricey, but a heck of a kit for the money!

#### Antares JS

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Apogee is coming out with an X-15 soon.

#### Blast it Tom!

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Niel Armstrong flew the X-15. Another reason to get one!

#### dr wogz

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And Dynasoar have one, and it actually flies!

he also has the 'delta' version in go-fast black or anti-nuke white..

#### samb

The plastic Estes X-15 was the subject of a voluntary recall in 2007:

I know a scout was hit with one but I haven't been able to google up that story yet. It's out there somewhere.

I don't think Estes has marketed an X-15 since.

#### GlenP

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DynaSoar Rocketry makes an RC glider version, really impressive flight and landing.

Sorry did not see this was already posted above

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#### SecondRow

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I know a scout was hit with one but I haven't been able to google up that story yet. It's out there somewhere.

#### Mugs914

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This is the Estes X-15 I'd like to see again. It was smaller, ready to fly (no assembly at all, install the chute and go), a bit closer to scale, powered by 13mm motors and a TON of fun! It would really scoot on an A10!

#### Initiator001

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The plastic Estes X-15 was the subject of a voluntary recall in 2007:

I know a scout was hit with one but I haven't been able to google up that story yet. It's out there somewhere.

I don't think Estes has marketed an X-15 since.
THAT X-15 was a re-issue of the Cox version from the early 1970s. I tried flying several of these in the 1990s and never had a 100% successful flight.

The Estes Firing Line model (#0705) was an excellent flier and I flew mine for several years.

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#### dhbarr

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Yup, Red Rider on a booster was pretty exciting -- skywriter, successful stage, landshark, power prang. Hooray for standoff distances!

The SNG X-15s are amazing craftsmanship, but definitely on the spendier side.

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#### samb

This is the Estes X-15 I'd like to see again. It was smaller, ready to fly (no assembly at all, install the chute and go), a bit closer to scale, powered by 13mm motors and a TON of fun! It would really scoot on an A10!
THAT X-15 was a re-issue of the Cox version from the early 1970s. I tried flying several of these in the 1990s and never had a 100% successful flight.

The Estes Firing Line model (#0705) was an excellent flier and I flew mine for several years.
Whoops, too many plastic Estes X-15s. But I think the one the op mentioned is the same as the model that was recalled in 2007.

#### justforfun

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Anyone remember this? It was in that same time frame.

#### dhbarr

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Anyone remember this? It was in that same time frame.

Please let's remember to keep these two incidents distinctly separated in our minds, i.e.

#### samb

Please let's remember to keep these two incidents distinctly separated in our minds, i.e.
Agreed. That was a tragic user error not even remotely tied to any manufacturer's product.

#### arconhi

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I was a young kid when they were doing tests with the X-15. I was obsessed with it. I wanted to be a test pilot, when I grew up, so I could fly the X-15.
It is a nice rocket. Estes may bring it back. They are in the making of Retro Kits.

#### Woody's Workshop

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Frankly, I wish the new owners would bring back everything, and don't OOP anything.
Some of the older BT-20 & 50 nose cones with canards were great to scratch build with.
I have a couple stashed away. Kinda reluctant to use them in fear of loosing them in the area I am now forced to fly in.

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#### arconhi

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Frankly, I wish the new owners would bring back everything, and don't OOP anything.
Some of the older BT-20 & 50 nose cones with canards were great to scratch build with.
I have a couple stashed away. Kinda reluctant to use them in fear of loosing them in the area I am now forced to fly in.
I agree with you on bringing them all back. It would be nice to see. The Maxi-Brutes were nice too.

#### arconhi

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Unbelievable what we did to achieve speed and the men that did it. Thanks for showing this.

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Everything OOP that is selling on eBay for $100+ #### GlenP ##### Well-Known Member Everything OOP that is selling on eBay for$100+

That's quite a bargain for a time machine.

#### arconhi

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Everything OOP that is selling on eBay for \$100+

wow...there are some nice kits there.

#### Long_Gone

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Break the friggin bank on these...

LG~

#### Joekeyo

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Ouch! Ouch! You can get a fine rocket and engine for that price. That aside, it is a nice collection.

#### Scott_650

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For the X-15 fans there’s always SNG Aero and, soon, Apogee. Between those two, even with the boxes of stuff I haven’t built yet, at least one will join the fleet. Plus a new Estes RTF SLS, and a Saturn 1b, and a Skylab SV...

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He has 2 X-15's. One is smaller for D and E engines. The other is MPR to fly on G's. They look awesome! Heard about these X-15's on the Rocketry podcast. It's definitely on my wish list to buy. A little pricey, but a heck of a kit for the money!
I see it needs quite a bit of weight in the nose cone. I kind of figured that, with the wings. I guess a C6-5 wouldn't work .