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Old 06-10-2018, 02:46 PM
mannye mannye is offline
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Default WTB Estes Andromeda Kit

Hello!

I guess this is as good a way to introduce myself as any other!

I'm looking for either an original or reproduction Andromeda to BUILD so I don't really care if the package is complete or even there.

I'm "new" to model rocketry considering I haven't made or launched one since high school in 1983 so I have no idea what's been going on in the hobby.

A little research has shown that my favorite model was kind of a favorite of a lot of people and there seem to be a few different options for making an Andromeda these days.

I liked two things about it back in 1978 or so when when my father got me one to build, which he ended up building lol.. I think he "got me one" as an excuse to make it himself.

ANYway... I liked two things.... it was the biggest kit I had ever seen and it was about the only gloss black rocket I had ever seen. It just looked better than anything else.

Turns out, I still think that and now I want to leverage my advanced skills to make a "show quality" Andromeda.

Just got to get my hands on one first.
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Old 06-10-2018, 03:22 PM
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I can suggest some options:

1. Post a thread in the "Wanted: Dead or Alive" section. One of your fellow forum members may have one that they are willing to sell to you. Try the other forums (TRF, RCF) also.


2. Buy an original from Ebay, one pops up every once in a while. Since this is a vintage, classic kit, it will probably command collector's prices.

3. Download the original plans and build a clone. Plans are here:

http://www.spacemodeling.org/jimz/estes/est1273.pdf

Standard components, like tubes, nose cones,etc. can be found at vendors like erockets. A complex rocket like this, however, might challenge your modeling skills, especially the non-standard parts which you cannot buy and will have to make. BTW erockets sells the laser cut fins for the kit here:

http://www.erockets.biz/semroc-lase...sa-sem-fes-k73/


4. There is a vendor called Morerockets that sells kitted clones of classic model rockets. I have not purchased from this vendor, so cannot vouch one way or the other :

http://www.morerockets.com/product_.../products_id/78
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Old 06-10-2018, 03:32 PM
mannye mannye is offline
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Quote:
Originally Posted by BARGeezer
I can suggest some options:

1. Post a thread in the "Wanted: Dead or Alive" section. One of your fellow forum members may have one that they are willing to sell to you. Try the other forums (TRF, RCF) also.


2. Buy an original from Ebay, one pops up every once in a while. Since this is a vintage, classic kit, it will probably command collector's prices.

3. Download the original plans and build a clone. Plans are here:

http://www.spacemodeling.org/jimz/estes/est1273.pdf

Standard components, like tubes, nose cones,etc. can be found at vendors like erockets. A complex rocket like this, however, might challenge your modeling skills, especially the non-standard parts which you cannot buy and will have to make. BTW erockets sells the laser cut fins for the kit here:

http://www.erockets.biz/semroc-lase...sa-sem-fes-k73/


4. There is a vendor called Morerockets that sells kitted clones of classic model rockets. I have not purchased from this vendor, so cannot vouch one way or the other :

http://www.morerockets.com/product_.../products_id/78


Have I mentioned how much I love this forum after only one post? Thank you!
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Old Today, 12:55 AM
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Check out More Rockets .com
They have a clone . It will be much cheaper than an original, will build identically to the original and if you need parts he has more.
Best option in my opinion.
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