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Old 10-01-2019, 12:45 PM
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Default New rockets coming soon to Estes

New coming soon at Estes...

Destination Mars MAV

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Old 10-01-2019, 02:06 PM
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WOW!!! The nosecone and fin unit on the MAV are spectacular. Especially if the nosecone comes pre-colored.

The nosecone is a really nice homage to the SpaceX Crew Dragon, or the MLAS. And the fin unit is WAY more detailed than even remotely necessary.

That's an amazing amount of new molding for a relatively cheap kit.

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Old 10-01-2019, 02:28 PM
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+1 to what Steve just said above for the new MAV from Estes.
Looks like a fairly unique but simple build.
I like what Estes is doing related to kits; some oldie/goodie bring-backs, new or re-engineered scale kits, and new unique kits too.

Now if we could get them to add some variety (read that as HIGH-thrust port burning SU BP) to their engine offerings it would be great: i.e. bring back the B14, B8, C5 and add like a D30/E40/F50 booster.
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Old 10-01-2019, 04:55 PM
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Note that the product page has a “tm” on the Destination Mars name. I’d expect some interesting, new ”Mars” follow-on products. And the text on that page:

The Mars Ascent Vehicle (MAV) is the first rocket in a new series at Estes, Destination Mars. A truly unique rocket, the MAV will keep you excited about the next steps to landing humans on Mars!
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Note that the product page has a “tm” on the Destination Mars name. I’d expect some interesting, new ”Mars” follow-on products. And the text on that page:

The Mars Ascent Vehicle (MAV) is the first rocket in a new series at Estes, Destination Mars. A truly unique rocket, the MAV will keep you excited about the next steps to landing humans on Mars!
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Old 10-02-2019, 11:30 AM
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"Imaginations may soar to Mars, but this MAV stays in the earth’s atmosphere, reaching heights of 250 feet on a C6-3 engine."

Rockets are aircraft unless or until they enter space at 100km.
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Old 10-02-2019, 01:40 PM
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"Imaginations may soar to Mars, but this MAV stays in the earth’s atmosphere, reaching heights of 250 feet on a C6-3 engine."

Rockets are aircraft unless or until they enter space at 100km.

It's not a rocket, Jerry. It's a MAV.
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Another of the new kits shown in the picture has appeared on the Estes website:

https://estesrockets.com/product/00...corvette-class/
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Kudos to Estes for getting ahead of the curve here! If Congress ends up naming our new military space branch as they should - U.S. Space Corps, not Force! - Estes is good since they got there first so the Feds can take their licensing fees and stick ‘em!

Nifty rocket, good to see per the instructions posted on the Estes website that the decals are waterslides.
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Old 10-03-2019, 01:41 PM
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And another new kit appears on the Estes website today:

https://estesrockets.com/product/00...rship-octavius/
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