Vintage Estes Pathfinder Build

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SCIGS30

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Here are some pictures of the simple Estes Pathfinder build OOB with all the included parts. As always the build is KISS and there were no issues. After she was all built I brushed on 3 coats of Brodak Balsa sealer for smooth finish followed by Krylon Acryli Quik white, orange and Testors Silver. The old decals went on with no issues. This is a large rocket as you can see next to my Der Red Max. I really like the look, but I think I really like my short version with the Estes PNC-60RL nose cone.
 

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GlenP

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Estes definitely captured the sounding rocket appearance with that one. Nice build of another classic design.
 

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Really like that rocket

was my first “D” powered one. Picked it up with my father in the late 80’s

would absolutely buy another if they were re-released
 

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would absolutely buy another if they were re-released
I contacted Estes and suggested the Pathfinder be re-released.
Maybe if they get enough interest they will?


The build looks great, by the way, SCIGS30.
 
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MALBAR 70

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Another fantastic build SCIGS30, and another favorite of mine. I had one I picked up at a LHS in the early 90's and flew it to death. Recently, I found one one on ebay for cheap money. I plan to fly this one to death too.
 
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