New 2019 Estes Catalog

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    And the new website is up.
     
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    I just thumbed through the catalog. It looks great. Made me feel like I was 12 years old again.
     
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    .... and its back down again. Back to the Authorization Required page (9pm CST)
     
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    The entire website works for me (PST) and hasn't been down at all. It sounds like you have a cache or cookie issue that needs correcting.
     
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    It shows up for me. It looks great, now how do I download it (the catalog)?
    Nevermind, I found the download link.
     
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    The SA-2061 list the C11-3 motor as the recommended motor for first flight, are they bringing back the C11 motors?
     
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    Found a typo on the Engine page where it says 24mm & D12 is should probably say E12 instead. And it appears the C11-3, C11-5, and C11-7 are listed in the thrust curves. Interesting that D motors are still 2 per pack and E12's are three per pack....
     
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    On the latest Rocketry Show podcast the owners hinted that the C11 might make a comeback.
     
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    Double ringer, going to have to get one of those.

    And an all-in-one kit to recommend is great as well.

    Great stuff!
     
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    Well, its none of those issues. I tried to get to it from the wife's computer. Never been to the site before on that computer. Still get the message authorization required and asking for a user name and password.
     
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    THAT is COOL!

    Does booster have a recovery device? Seems like a lot of mass for tumble recovery.
     
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    2.6 in. dia. BLACK BRANT!
     
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    a caution for those wanting to build the boosted bertha, build & paint light. it is very easy to end up overweight.
    Rex
     
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    I saw the Jayhawk on page 50 and 52. It said past, present and maybe future... Keeping my fingers crossed :)

    -Bob
     
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    I fear that dimension may be a typographical error. A BBII with a 2.6" major diameter would have an overall length of ~50.3".

    EDIT: The catalog typo appears to have been corrected, confirming that the BBII model is indeed the trusty old BT-55 kit.

    James
     
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    You had me excited for a moment there!!!

    Pretty sure it's a typo...should be 1.33" diameter (BT-55). I believe this is a re-release of the BBII; with the full scale at 17.2" in diameter, 1/13 scale puts it right at BT-55.

    Nevertheless, the catalog looks great! Exciting times in the Estes world!!!
     
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    Simultyping, LOL! Agreed James!
     
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    ...that's what I thought. I was hoping it would be a PSII Black Brant - oh well....

    I'm still getting this one though.
     
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    Catalog looks great.

    Anyone else face-palming regarding the new "building classifications"? I believe that is a very bad implementation on a number of, uh, "levels".
     
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    That is a good catalog.

    Shame the QCC is discontinued, but there are cool new kits to collect and build!
     
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    Many of Those kits are great addition. I wish they had added more Pro type kits.
     
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    2.6" BBII would be an awesome PSII kit, but it would definitely need composite motors. It looks like those aren't coming back.
     
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    From a design and communications point of view, I think it’s a nice catalog. But there are some factual boo-boos. I’m pretty sure the 1/200 scale Saturn V is NOT going to 1,300 feet on a C6-3! There may be an extra zero there.
     
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    I think they simply failed to note that the value is in base 6.
     
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    Estes MIRV fits that bill. Wouldn't work if not for the plastic piece that splits the booster blowby gas into three streams.
     
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    Estes would seem to be suggesting early morning or evening launching with their 'Flicker launch set' (oh look the nose lights up :)).
    Rex
     
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    The “interactive” version seems to be an earlier draft which has these errors. The downloadable .pdf has the right info there and other places where the interactive one is wrong.

    This also applies to the Black Brant II discussion above. It is correct in the .pdf version.
     
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    I hate the interactive version. I thought that stuff went out of style years and years ago. Just embed a PDF viewer.
     

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