What is your favorite OOP model rocket kit?

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  1. Jul 24, 2004 #61

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    SUPER VEGA :)
     
  2. Jul 24, 2004 #62

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    While waiting on MEGA ANDROMEDA and FARSCAPE, this is a fun flyer: SILVER COMET :)
     
  3. Jul 24, 2004 #63

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    BillEblurzz,

    Those are some awesome rockets! I'm jealous!

    Bob
     
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    Don't be jealous...be motivated!:D

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  5. Jul 24, 2004 #65

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    Motivated?....... I have a "must build" list as long as my arm now:D :D

    And I see another one to add to the list... SUPER VEGA :)

    In the meantime until I can get to them, I will still be at least slightly envious :rolleyes:
     
  6. Jul 31, 2004 #66

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    Oh my god, absolutely.

    I built an Interceptor near the end of my first rocketry life in about 1972 (when I was 13), and it was my absolute pride and joy. That thing looked sharp!!

    So then, of course, like so many others, I took about a 20-year time-out from the hobby, and then one fine day dug a crate of dusty rocket stuff out of dad's attic and decided to get back into it.

    So I dug out the beautiful Interceptor, which miraculously had been safely stored all those years, and decided to head out to a local launch being held that weekend. Maybe 100 people were there, all admiring the Interceptor.

    It flies great a couple times, then the wind shifts and it gets devoured by a freakin' 100-foot tree. :( :( :mad: :mad: I drove back to that field every week for a year hoping against hope it would fall out (or at least the nose cone and tail cone would so I could clone it. But NOOOOOOOOO!!!! :mad: :mad: )

    And in the meantime, I got transferred to another job, etc etc, lived in a place where I couldn't build rockets - so there's another 10 years out of rocketry. Now I finally have a job with the time to do it and a house with a decent workshop , so it's time for Chapter III of my rocketry life.

    Man, I wish Estes would reissue the Interceptor. :cool::D
     
  7. Jul 31, 2004 #67

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    My favorite was and still the Estes Ram Target Drone.
    The ribs between the tubes were a pain, but worth the trouble.
    Painted orange and silver it still looks, and flys good today.:)
     
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    Centuri: Jayhawk
    Estes: Colonial Viper
     
  9. Aug 1, 2004 #69

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    Yep, the viper is a nice rocket: [​IMG]

    As for what is my fav OOP model? There are so many and I honestly can't decide. Estes, Centuri and others made some really nice rockets in the past.

    I just can't feel any vibs for rockets being sold nowadyas :( except maybe the Fat Boy :)
     
  10. Apr 30, 2019 #70

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    My Favorite used to be the Estes Starship Excalibur. S S Excalibur B.JPG
    Then it was the Estes USS America USS_America_rocket_kit__67363.1434512914.500.659.jpg
    Now I'm really into the Estes Sentinel
    Two Sentinels.jpg
     
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    I got back in to rocketry because one day, out of the blue, the thought of the (original) Estes Scissor Wing Transport jumped into my mind and wouldn't leave. I never owned one as a kid :(

    [​IMG]
     
  12. Apr 30, 2019 #72

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    Estes Wolverine.

    Though I had larger engined rockets in the day, as a kid I could afford more mini-brute launches, and the Wolverine had that exotic look to it. I hope to scratch build an upscale sometime.
     
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    WOW!!! Talk about Necro Thread! 15 years since the last post and this is active again...

    Estes Cineroc/Omega combo
     
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    Agree with KTesh.
    After I posted I thought it was odd that many of the kits mentioned had been rereleased by Estes or done by another company. Then I noticed the 2004 dates on prior posts. I think it's good a 15 year old thread came back to life. Probably pretty rare, too.
     
  15. May 1, 2019 #75

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    The Estes Explorer Aquarius & the Multi-ROC!

    Oh, wait...

    what do you call a model that is back in Production after it has been OOP, P-OOP?


    For the future, next time this thread gets Necro’d like in 15 years from now, the best OOP kit is the Estes #1969 Saturn V 50th anniversary edition!
     
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    For me, it was the kit I mentioned before in this thread... The Estes Cineroc/Omega. I bought a Centuri Saturn V (clustered motors) from one of my band teachers, and he gave me the Estes and Centuri 1971 Catalogs. While, the Omega was in the 1983 catalog which was my first, I didn't pay it much attention. The Cineroc/Omega, however, caught my eye (and heart) the instant I first saw it. This was in the days long before the internet. I didn't manage to score one until 2013, and only then with the help of a couple of members.

    Interchangeably I say "It's Baaaacccckkk!!!!", "Re-Issued", "In Production", or "Re-Released".
     
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    Estes : Astron Scrambler, A20 Demon, Bandit, Farside-X

    Centuri : Orion, Aero-Dart, T-Bird, Enerjet Egg Crate

    FSI : BLACK BRANT II, OSO, EOS, Argo D-4 Javelin
     
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    Estes Mercury-Atlas - love them silver wraps.
     
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    Dr Zooch Space Shuttle.
     
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    That was my BAR gateway rocket, but that’s another thread.
     
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    It was an extremely fun build, and is a spectacular flier.
     
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    I never thought much of the Space Transporter America until I saw John Brohm's build, which just about blew my mind. I still probably wouldn't call it my favorite necessarily, maybe fair to call it most under-appreciated.
     
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    NCR Quasar
     
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    Quasar NG?
     
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    Yes. Want one to go with my Blackhole Betty.
     
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    I’d like a Blackhole Betty to go with my Quasar NG :)
     
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    There are a couple I liked.

    I would love to get an Estes Space Shuttle Columbia again, which was my very first rocket. I made mistakes on the build and tried to retire it a couple times when I would rob parts for other builds. But it kept coming back and flew over 30 times before it got killed with a hard landing.

    Estes Vindicator I would also love to find. Sure it wasn't as sexy as the Interceptor, but I loved it even though mine only did three flights before I lost it.

    One I never had and would love to get would be the Estes Space Transport America, which was based on the original space shuttle concept before it became what we know today. I have never seen one in the flesh but always enjoyed looking at it in the catalogs circa 1980 to 84.
     
  30. May 4, 2019 #90

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    Dr. Zooch Saturn 1b and the Estes Nike Ajax
     

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