What is your favorite OOP model rocket kit?

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
 

Stymye

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thats tough...I have so many favorite oop's
One would be the Estes BT-80 V2
 

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Another vote for the BT 80 based V2/Silver Comet. Very versetile kits.
 

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Originally posted by Jacques
The Estes Saturn 1B in 1/70th scale! Best scale kit ever made!

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
 

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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.
 

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

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Estes Pro-Series Terrier/Sandhawk.

Just plain pretty!

sandman
 

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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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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!
 

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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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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 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
 

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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.
 

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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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No Der Red Max mentioned?

LOL!!That's 'cause everyone that wants one has cloned it already! Or from what I've seen...two or three!

sandman:D
 

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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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