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Hey all-
Just an FYI....I stopped in my Hobby Lobby and found a new release from Estes. Pretty sure this is a Hobby Lobby only kit. I was physically-mentally and emotionally unable to NOT purchase this kit. It is a bigger kit (1.8" diameter) and has a nose cone shape I have not seen before. I like it...photos below. I will build this this weekend..
Andrew

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See post #27 on this thread:
https://www.rocketryforum.com/threads/hobby-lobby.154863/

Looking forward to your build thread.
Looks like a nice big rocket.
OOPS....okay sorry. I don't get the TACR/NAR/"anything else" publications/ads etc, so I did not see that it was out....I thought it was something new. Oh well....Nothing to see here! sorry guys. Maybe I will do still do a build thread. I do like that BT65 though...
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The post in the other thread about the decals on the rocket looking like they were taken right off a 1970's custom van was hilarious! I think it adds to the charm and fun factor! I still say this is a "well done Estes" kit. I like it.
Andrew
 

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How about painting it gold and purple and hanging a tiny disco ball in the clear payload...then line the bottom of the payload with fuzzy carpet?

(Estes....don't worry...I love the rocket....just kidding around here!)
Andrew
 

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I picked one of these up yesterday, very nice looking kit.
I'll have to purchase another one....anybody know where I can get a mini disco ball?
 

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I picked up one of these just before Xmas because I wanted to see if this was the same BT size used in the EST 2037 D-Region Tomahawk. Based on test fitting a spare D-Region nose cone it appears to be the same.
 

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I picked up one of these just before Xmas because I wanted to see if this was the same BT size used in the EST 2037 D-Region Tomahawk. Based on test fitting a spare D-Region nose cone it appears to be the same.
This is GREAT information. I will build the one I have and then get another (Olympus) to make a D-Region Tomahawk. Now if i can only find the nose cone for it with all the detail.....
 

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I'm still waiting for an HL store in my area to get this in stock.

It looks like it MAY use the same blow-molded NC and payload section adapter as Green Eggs (which eRockets is selling individual examples of—no need to buy 12 of them) save for the color. It also look like this one, online Green Eggs, will take 24mm E motors as well as Cs and Ds.

Once one of these turns up nearby I will find out.
 

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That's interesting. I knew they were planning to put some parts up that would be suitable for TARC use, but didn't know they had.

That does look like the same part - the white version in the Olympus.

FYI to those who might be thinking about this for TARC: a large egg in a plastic bag is a snug fit in the plastic payload tube for Green Eggs and I presume also this Olympus. Just something to be aware of.
 

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How about painting it gold and purple and hanging a tiny disco ball in the clear payload...then line the bottom of the payload with fuzzy carpet?

(Estes....don't worry...I love the rocket....just kidding around here!)
Andrew
then you'd have to put a sticker on there that says "If this vans a rockin' don't come a knockin'
 

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I managed to pick up an Olympus kit today at the second-nearest Hobby Lobby.

Some comparison info with the Green Eggs model:

Olympus is six inches longer (all in the main body tube). It uses the screw-on 24mm motor retainer and is set up to take 24mm Es while Green Eggs, stock, only takes C11s and D12s and uses a regular motor hook. The plastic parts appear to be the same save for color - nose cone, payload adapter and payload section tube. The four fins are surface-mounted instead of three TTW fins on Green Eggs.

I'll put it in the near term build queue.

I'm amused at the face card showing an Estes Altimeter hanging down inside the payload section, since there is no provided way to attach one the way it's shown.
 

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I'm amused at the face card showing an Estes Altimeter hanging down inside the payload section, since there is no provided way to attach one the way it's shown.
Definitely no way to hang an altimeter without adding an attachment point. Plenty of room to turn into a night rocket. I still need to add the nose cone illumination. Also not pictured is white LED poking out bottom to hopefully illuminate chute.

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Payload bay is mostly complete. Looking forward to finishing the Olympus night flyer.



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Olympus night flyer is complete. I substituted a longer motor mount tube as a stuffer tube and rail buttons instead of lugs.

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Clear payload sections are one of my favorite things to add onto a rocket. Omega 2 stage and even an Alpha. Bonus effects with lights.
Thanks for the inspiration.
 
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