Micromister - VERY sweet! I just remember how BIG the Optima was at the time. Heck, it's still pretty big considering all the other offerings in the catalogs back then. I won my Optima on eBay a while back. Unfortunately, all the decals except of the "Optima" logo were in there. The package was shrinkwrapped too. I don't know if the seller re-wrapped it or not. If anyone has a spare they'd be willing to part with, I'd be indebted to you for life. I haven't built my Optima yet. I'm still debating on what I want to do with it. I may do a dual 24mm mount or single 24 w/ 18mm outboards. I'd like it to remain BP powered just to keep in the spirit of Estes BP Optima design. I never knew the Optima had multiple suggested paint schemes until I looked through the instructions. Very neat. Thanks for sharing. I now have new fire to refuel my interest in building it.Originally posted by Micromister
I had a great time with my Optima..but was very disappointed with the 100 foot flights on the single D12-3 motors After badly crashing her on a mistaken D12-5 motor installation, I added 3 permanent D12 strap-ons boosting the power to a 4 - D12 cluster, really made one heck of a difference in performance I sent this pic to estes and to MR mag. but they never published it. I still fly her every so often just for the KICK
I don't have any of the plastic Mini-Mars Landers, but I still have 8 or 9 for the regular Mini- Mars landers. I'll Look, if you want one we can discuss it later
I agree. I also hope they slap it in a "Launchables" box so that WalMart will start carrying booster motors! Sounds very intricate and enticing. What's better is that it sounds like this is a "rocketeer's rocket." The pricing, from what I've found, seems to be perfect for this kit too. BT60 based? Wow!Originally posted by jetra2
I want one!!!
I don't know where you can get an original Marz Lander unless A: Someone nice enough on this forum gives or sells you one. B: Pray to some deity that specializes in rocket miracles.Originally posted by n3tjm
Both the Renegade and the Outlander is on my must get list . I am a Mars lander fan .
OBTW.... I am looking for another Mini Marz lander... you know... the plastic one.... mine finally worn out after many many flights.... I want another one. Does anybody know where I can find one?
Mike Dorffler?Originally posted by n3tjm
Nobody posted an answer... so it is time to answer this TRF Challenge Question...
"Who here can guess who the original designer of the Mini Mars Lander was?"
- Jim Flis.