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Old 03-29-2017, 03:43 PM
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Default Cox Nike Zeus Parts.

I need a parachute, engine retainer and instructions to this model. The parachute of course must be a Cox product. Thanks.
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Old 03-30-2017, 11:15 AM
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I think you may have a tough time locating these parts separate from a model.
Those were not produced in very large numbers and spare parts are almost non-existent.
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Old 03-30-2017, 02:02 PM
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I agree. I'm relying more on someone having spare parts laying around or anything on Ebay. Though I have found this: http://www.ebay.com/itm/32246642861...K%3AMEBIDX%3AIT. This only gives me the parachutes and nothing else really useful. I'm debating.
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Old 03-30-2017, 10:11 PM
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That price is NUTS for just basically a BUNCH OF JUNK !
But if you HAVE to obtain a Cox 'chute, these don't come up often.
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Old 03-31-2017, 11:18 AM
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It's all about originality. Personally I don't get too impressed with clone kits as much as I do with the original item. I've already got the Centuri Saturn V, Centuri Saturn 1b, Centuri 1/45th Little Joe II, Centuri Sky Lab, Centuri Centurion, Centuri X-24 Bug, Centuri Mercury Redstone along with older Estes kits too. Some of these models demanded high prices for obvious reasons. I like going to a launch and having people scrutinize these rare objects as if they were gold or the real thing and they are impressed to see something older than them in some cases.

Most of these models are yet to be built which of course would make a great build thread here or on TRF where I usually hang out. I've got Sheri's MR as well as her Saturn V build threads going on in the mid power section. People are enjoying these threads very much and that's what it's all about. Few things can beat the original in heart and soul which makes it a greater passion for me. I invite anyone to check out my work on those two rockets and you be the judge. Yes, I've seen in my opinion 'better' quality from a few who I think just have that special gift though I believe I've made strides throughout the years and am doing things that would (by their own admission) scare others off.

In the end if you're NOT putting yourself in financial Dutch by making purchases such as these and others, it's justified. I don't throw my money away on smoking, drinking or drugs as I used to. Quit all that crap back in 91 cold turkey. I don't need to tell you how much I've saved in a quarter decade. So just what is ludicrous?
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Old 03-31-2017, 11:20 AM
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I would MUCH rather have modern clone kits for 20% or less the price of an original kit. The ONLY time I buy originals is when a clone is not available.
What does NOT impress me is wasting huge amounts of $$ for "original" cardboard and wood.

A great example is the Estes re-issue of the Centuri 1/45 Little Joe II that I paid $30 for versus paying a ridiculous over $300 for an original Centuri kit.
It's not an affordability issue either...in my book it is a sanity issue.
The one kit I paid a LOT for was an original K-21 Estes Gemini Titan that was in green skill-level packaging. It was only produced in that package for two years. Nobody clones it (PDR did at one point) now.
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Old 03-31-2017, 06:27 PM
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And if you were to resell the reissue of the Little Joe, you know you won't get top dollar for it either cardboard or otherwise. Not so with original issue models.
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