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jd2cylman

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Picked these up the other day from some random source...
I don't know why other than just because. I did fly a B14 back when I got into rocketry as a kid. I think I used it as the first and second stages of the Arrow 300 which I think I flew once and never saw again...

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Wow, those are very cool! I love the graphics. I remember those packages from when I first started flying. I had a paper route and almost all my money went to rockets. It was a very reliable 7 or 8 business days from when I sent in my order to when the package from Estes would show up I got to know the delivery driver pretty well. (Can't remember if it was a mail truck or UPS.) My mom would get mad at me because I would often build all the models at once. She would argue I should space them out so I could enjoy it more.


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Those old packages always fit better in my range box (tackle box) when I was a kid.

You gonna fly these Adrian? Can’t think of too many suitable two stage rockets that would benefit from an A8-0 but I suppose it would be good for a small field launch.
Hear a rumor Estes May bring back the B14 but might just be someone hoping.
 

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Sounds like the A8-0 is good for trying not to lose the 2nd stage of a 3 stage rocket.

Several folks asked about the B14 at NARAM, but it's not in their current plan
 

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Picked these up the other day from some random source...
I don't know why other than just because. I did fly a B14 back when I got into rocketry as a kid. I think I used it as the first and second stages of the Arrow 300 which I think I flew once and never saw again...
Us old farts will remember the blue engine mailing tubes that were used before the diamond-shaped package. At one time Estes even sold a nose cone for the mailing tube, so you could make a rocket out of it. Kinda heavy and thick-walled though.
 

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I do have a Estes mini Honest John hidden on my dining room table somewhere. I could finish it for the 1/2A-3’s. At least I think those are 13mm, right? I just wanted the B-14’s.
 

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I think they're a 4 pack of 13mm motors. Need to find my old mini Mars Lander...
 

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I have some G55W's and G110T's. I am building a new Mini Fat Boy to replace the one I lost a few years ago. Flew that one on a G55, then again on a G110. That was wicked! Maybe I can get it done for LDRS.

Also have some F55's... I picked up some LOC mini kits for those :)
 

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“T’s” were 13mm, wasn’t the “S” the short 18mm motor?
Yup. There were 1/4A and 1/2A motors, but I don't think they had A motors. I'm sure the S motors were convenient to make, since they used the same casings as all the others, just an inch shorter.

I had the Astron Midget (sorry for any offense, but it just wasn't the Astron LittlePeople :)) Two-stage with S motors. Flew it once. Did okay except that the first stage wasn't as unstable coming down as I'd have liked.
 

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LOVE the G55

wish they would bring that one back. that and the E25.

nice to take a step down from the "big stuff" every now and again. those flights (when successful) are still immensely satisfying.
 

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