Sr71, phoenix

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    Joshua Westbrook

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    Back in the late 90s I built these two estes kits. They are no doubt my favorites I have ever built. Does anyone know why they were discontinued? I would love to get my hands on both of them for nostalgia's sake.
     
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    Low sales numbers? worn out molds? Time for something new?
     
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    Yes!!! It was an awesome model. I think I built 3 and launched them many times. One died to a failed chute and a rather large oak tree. Dont remember the others and why they died. Lol
     
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    Looks like a nice kit to build but 50 bucks plus shipping is too steep!
     
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    I agree, they used to be around 30 if memory serves me correctly
     
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    I have a built Phoenix I could part with.
     
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    Hmmm, I may be interested
     
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    I know what you mean. I’ve been on eBay looking for vintage rc planes. Not a lot of balsa kits around these days. Also been buying cox engines. Love the 1/2 A scale. Nostalgia is a wallet killer!
     
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    Man no doubt!!!
     
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    the SR-71s show up on Ebay regularly, sometimes prices are reasonable.
     
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    I have definitely been keeping a close eye on ebay for sure. It's been 50$ on there lately
     

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