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A Fish Named Wallyum 06-21-2018 08:46 PM

Estes Little Joe I
 
Am I the only one who had no idea about this?

https://www.facebook.com/estesrocke...?type=3&theater

"SNEAK PEEK! 👉 Product Development Director, Mike Fritz, loads a production model of the NEW Little Joe 1 kit due to be released soon. Witnessing the launch are Estes team members (left to right) Dave DelVecchio, Mary Roberts, Chandra Serfoss, and Angela Everhart.
We test fly a lot of rockets in Penrose! Did you know that every rocket kit sold by Estes has been flight tested many times during the course of product development? A minimum of three flight test models are built and flown multiple times with every recommended rocket engine. These flights are witnessed and the flight data is recorded."

SEL 06-21-2018 09:48 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by A Fish Named Wallyum
Am I the only one who had no idea about this?

https://www.facebook.com/estesrocke...?type=3&theater

"SNEAK PEEK! 👉 Product Development Director, Mike Fritz, loads a production model of the NEW Little Joe 1 kit due to be released soon. Witnessing the launch are Estes team members (left to right) Dave DelVecchio, Mary Roberts, Chandra Serfoss, and Angela Everhart.
We test fly a lot of rockets in Penrose! Did you know that every rocket kit sold by Estes has been flight tested many times during the course of product development? A minimum of three flight test models are built and flown multiple times with every recommended rocket engine. These flights are witnessed and the flight data is recorded."


Not the only one - more great news!

A Fish Named Wallyum 06-21-2018 10:06 PM

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Originally Posted by SEL
Not the only one - more great news!

Okay, so I read it right. I wasn't sure. :rolleyes: :D
Can't figure out why this isn't causing more than a slight tremor. I would have thought a new scale kit would be huge!

Initiator001 06-22-2018 12:28 AM

The new Estes Little Joe I kit will feature fins built up out of wood and covered with thin
card stock. ;)

leftover 06-22-2018 01:16 AM

Awesome news. I figure as soon as I scratch built one using the shapeways capsule somebody would put one out.
Super happy to see its Estes!!
And I agree I would think it would be huge news.

stefanj 06-22-2018 06:43 AM

Argghhh. I'm trying to cut way back on kit purchases, but this is one I'll get.

I guess it will use the same capsule as the Mercury Redstone?

ghrocketman 06-22-2018 06:59 AM

I'll get it his one too despite a huge kit backlog.
If memory serves correct, this is the first Little Joe I kit from a Major manufacturer.

BARGeezer 06-22-2018 01:17 PM

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Enerjet had plans for a Mercury Little Joe (Little Joe I) in their Jan., 1973 newsletter. You can read about it in Chris Michealsson's blog here:

http://modelrocketbuilding.blogspot...ttle-joe-i.html

It used the same Mercury capsule currently being sold separately by Estes. With the parts list, templates, and instructions from the newsletter, it was easy to build a clone. It had nozzles made from cut off golf tees, but I left those off. And it was semi-scale, not true to scale, with the body lengthened a bit for stability.

turbofireball 06-22-2018 03:17 PM

The Little Joe 1 by Enerjet was never released as a kit, it just appeared in the newsletters as a suggestion for a modeler to build.

BARGeezer 06-22-2018 03:29 PM

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Originally Posted by turbofireball
The Little Joe 1 by Enerjet was never released as a kit, it just appeared in the newsletters as a suggestion for a modeler to build.



You're right, will correct my post. Thanks.


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