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rraeford 11-05-2017 09:18 AM

Estes Saturn V
 
This may already be posted somewhere but the Estes Saturn V kit has been discontinued. Tower and AC Supply are out already.

hcmbanjo 11-05-2017 09:35 AM

The AC Supply site does list it as discontinued.
The Saturn V kit is still listed "in stock" on the Estes website:

https://www.estesrockets.com/002157-saturn-v

The Saturn V kit has been a limited run in the past and is brought back
every few years. With the new plastic fins it'll eventually show up again.

rraeford 11-05-2017 09:41 AM

In stock is surely correct but Tower is, for many years anyway, the first to announce new models and discontinued ones. Unless someone got their wires crossed, I'll bet the distribution channels are drying up. It was limited after all. AC was selling them for under $50.

Royatl 11-05-2017 10:45 AM

They should be ramping up production instead after being featured recently on "Halt and Catch Fire" and "The Big Bang Theory"! :chuckle:

(heck, we're responsible for at least ten kit sales!)

turbofireball 11-15-2017 07:20 PM

https://www.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXZYT7

Tower Hobbies now shows it as discontinued. There are plenty still out there in the hobby shops and online. 50 year anniversary of Apollo 11 in two years, what a great time for another re-release.


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