What is your favorite OOP model rocket kit?

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  1. Jul 9, 2004 #1

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    Hello,
    What is your favorite Out Of Production (OOP) model rocket kit? I would have to say mine is the Estes Sentinel. I built my Sentinel to fly with a 2-18mm engine cluster using a FlisKits cluster engine mount kit. I especially like the extra long nose cone. Looks cool and flies great.


    Brian
     
  2. Jul 9, 2004 #2

    SecretSquirrel

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    Without a doubt

    Estes Interceptor

    It was just so cool looking.
     
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    thats tough...I have so many favorite oop's
    One would be the Estes BT-80 V2
     
  4. Jul 9, 2004 #4

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    The Estes Saturn 1B in 1/70th scale! Best scale kit ever made!
     
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    I'm with Don on this one.

    Estes Interceptor
     
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    Another vote for the BT 80 based V2/Silver Comet. Very versetile kits.
     
  7. Jul 9, 2004 #7

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    ditto. it was the best. Was also my first cluster and I toasted it on its first launch with only 2 of the 4 motors lighting... I taught myself clusters after *that* mishap... LOL

    Others would include the Sputnik and Spaceman
     
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    I vote for the Sat 1b. Big, bad, and REAL. Plus, it is the ONE that got away... I never had one as a kid and ALWAYS wanted one.

    I am attempting to assemble the parts to build one using parts and plans from Kosdon, ESTES, and the apogee capsule.

    Fred
     
  9. Jul 9, 2004 #9

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    My favorite kit was the RocketVision Machbuster.

    Bruce S. Levison, NAR #69055
     
  10. Jul 9, 2004 #10

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    In order of coolness:

    1/70 Saturn 1B
    Omega/Cineroc
    Interceptor
    Orbital Transport

    I never had any of them while in original production. I now have a couple re-releases of the OT, and I've built a clone of the Omega/Cineroc with TV transmitter. I also finally got hold of an Interceptor a couple of years back...haven't decided whether to build it or save it. I'll proably build it. :D

    I sure wish they would re-release the old 1/70 Saturn 1B. I know Apogee has one, but I've burned out (pun intended) on HPR and want to stick with LPR stuff now.
     
  11. Jul 9, 2004 #11

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    Goblin!
    With E9's, would be even more fun. Nice high flight, and then that beautiful huge streamer.
     
  12. Jul 9, 2004 #12

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    Estes Pro-Series Terrier/Sandhawk.

    Just plain pretty!

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    Estes Optima! I just recall how BIG it was! I finally got a hold of one on eBay last year. I remember going to a local launch where composite motors were being flown. I quickly realized how *little* the Optima was. The more I think of it though, for a BP single engined rocket, it *is* big! Maybe one day I'll put it together. I just can't decide on a motor mount.
     
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    Mine as well. Built it as a kid, never flew it, still have it and will not risk flying it now. I have bought the resin parts from Ye Olde Rocket Shop and will clone it someday...

    http://home.earthlink.net/~deiresearch/rocketry/images/interc_s.jpg


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  15. Jul 9, 2004 #15

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    I always liked the Bomarc since it was one of my first kits - and it was one that "never got away". I would have to say the Interceptor is definitely in my top 10 though!
     
  16. Jul 9, 2004 #16

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    Hands down - I gotta say the Mars Lander. That thing is just so cool looking as it sets down on those spring-loaded legs!

    Greg
     
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    Saturn 1B, Mars lander, Cherokee D.



    Nobody can eat just one...
     
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    Egg Crate

    mine flew away...
    :(
     
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    My favorite Centuri kit is the E.S.S. Raven. My favorite Estes kit would be the Condor. (The mini-brute version, not the twin glider version.)
     
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    The 2-stage Omega Cineroc combo of course. :)
     
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    The Bandit was one of my favorites. I am still intrigued by gas cooling baffel.
     
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    I never had the Cineroc, but I had the Omega lift vehicle. Great kit and great in the air. Back then, D 2-stage was really something to behold! You can see the influence of this kit in the FlisKits Cheetah! design. Just love them trapizoid fins :)
     
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    Oh, tough one! Well, my favorite OOP's that I always wanted but still don't have would be Mars lander, Little Joe II, and Terrier Sandhawk.

    My favorites that I have/had are Ltv Scout, Space shuttle (full stack), and Blue Bird Zero.

    Glenn
     
  24. Jul 9, 2004 #24

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    I would have to say the recently OOP Estes Mosquito and Estes Black Brant II are two of my favorites.
     
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    I would say the OOP Estes Big Dawg , I loved the stubby look and lines of it..it was eaten by a field sad to say. :(

    Now I have to get another since you brought this subject up! :mad: memories ::)
     
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    By far my favorite OOP kit, the Estes CATO. I love the way this rocket breaks apart in flight.

    I've flown mine about a dozen times now. It is a bit of a pain in the neck to reassemble but it is well worth it.

    You can even see the review I wrote on it on EMRR.

    An interesting note, I heard this kit was designed by Tim Van-Mulligan of Apogee while he worked for Estes.
     
  27. Jul 9, 2004 #27

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    Got to second that comment about the Omega. Most fun I've ever had with a rocket before or since.

    Got the Omega first. Flew it several times, in 3 different states--Colorado, Texas, and California. Then I bought the Cineroc. Got 3 movies out of it before it died of the infamous "Estes shock cord failure" syndrome. Now I know what to do with Estes shock cords.
     
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    Wow....No Der Red Max mentioned? I have to say the Goblin even though there are clone kits out.
     
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    LOL!!That's 'cause everyone that wants one has cloned it already! Or from what I've seen...two or three!

    sandman:D
     
  30. Jul 9, 2004 #30

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    Well... here I go again. I love the Intercepter(so does my son) Never flew until I became a B.A.R. and still fly it, just like my OverDue. I rebuilt my Omega, and its never flown as a two stage. The first time I tried the D- booster catoed and did a job on the rocket hence the rebuild. The Goblin, and Cherokee D are also favorites.....Larry
     

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