New Hobby Lobby-Estes Rocket

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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..
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    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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    Beat me to it. >smile< Too bad its HL exclusive. It'd be nice to have the BT65 to BT65 coupler and and a different NC65 nosecone.
     
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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.
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    I like it too. Kinda campy, like the Colossus.
     
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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!)
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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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    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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    Estes sells those parts on its website. https://estesrockets.com/edu-tarc/

    BTW... I love the corny decal. Reminds me of the Estes Colossus "He-Man" sticker.
     
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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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    Thx.
     
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    I agree..... I normally don't go for the Estes decals and such, but this one works for me.
     
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    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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    TO FUNNY!!!!!! Cant stop laughing!
     

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