# New Mercury capsule kit

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#### vjp

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I signed up for the Tower Hobbies mailing list yesterday, and today I got an email from them good for $10 off any$50 or more order from their www.plastic-models.com website. The ad code is '011C7' and (if it's anything like their past promos) it ought to work for anybody.

So, if you've been holding out for a deal on that MRC Mercury capsule, here's your chance...

#### Sheri

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Originally posted by vjp
I signed up for the Tower Hobbies mailing list yesterday, and today I got an email from them good for $10 off any$50 or more order from their www.plastic-models.com website. The ad code is '011C7' and (if it's anything like their past promos) it ought to work for anybody.

So, if you've been holding out for a deal on that MRC Mercury capsule, here's your chance...
vjp,
Hey thanks, I ordered mine with the $10 off I got it for$42.99 best deal going that I could find!!
Thanks!!!

#### dwmzmm

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Originally posted by sheri
vjp,
Hey thanks, I ordered mine with the $10 off I got it for$42.99 best deal going that I could find!!
Thanks!!!
Probably could have got an even better deal at your local Hobby
Lobby when they have their 1/2 off and/or 40% off sales...

#### Sheri

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Got my capsule in the mail today, impressive kit, nice detail...now, which version to build, redstone , atlas, little joe...

Atlas!

#### Donaldsrockets

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I vote Redstone

Go with the Liberty Bell 7.

#### Sheri

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I just recently did the redstone liberty bell 7, leaning toward the atlas. I would have to make the removable fins, I'm not a big fan of those, whether their lexan or not...but I could live with it, thinking about using the foils available for the booster also!!

#### Sheri

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Originally posted by jduffy
See if this one has a bit more of a scale-like liftoff:

https://accur8.com/N2002_MR/RedstoneDSLmed.mov

Be sure to note the course-correction squiggles as motor gimbal moves...

James
Got any more info on the gimbal setup? Did it somehow use rc helo gyros with high speed servos?

#### AKPilot

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Go Atlas! Too many Redstones out there as is.

#### Donaldsrockets

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Was there ever a Little Joe that used the Mercury capsule, I don't ever recall seeing one.

#### Sheri

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Originally posted by Donaldsrockets
Was there ever a Little Joe that used the Mercury capsule, I don't ever recall seeing one.
Yes, they were a few versions of the Little Joe 1 using the merc. capsule. Jduffy has a fantastic build going on with his:

#### Sheri

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I think using the capsule interchangeable between boosters would be a great way to go. Overtime, Build all 3, I 'm gonna go with the Atlas first.

#### AKPilot

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Now that's the way to think!!! Great idea Sheri!

#### ounderfla69

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Last night I printed out that 50% coupon to pick up a Mercury Capsule. When I walked to the back of the store to model/rocket area, my mouth dropped when all the Rockets and motors were gone!!! After the shock wore off I asked a clerk and they had moved the Rockets down about 3-4 rows away from the modeling items. I am dumbfounded why they would put the rockets in a place in the middle of the jewelery making supplies and away from the models, glue, trains, etc. Well I found the Mercury Capsule and picked it up for \$34 and change after taxes.

Mark