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Old 02-21-2020, 03:14 AM
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Default Whatís in a name? Nova, Payloader, Super?

Itís amusing to me how Estes kit names can sort of sound related, but when you look at the models, they donít seem to be.

Hereís an illustration:

Current Easy Build #2497 Nova, #1960 Nova Payloader (this example built in the first configuration of that model), #7248 Super Nova (from a recent reissue kit - called Supernova in the 2020 catalog) and #2155 Super Nova Payloader - OOP in 2001 after a three-year run - this one from eBay.

For your amusement.....

(Thereís also has been a Starship Nova and a Nova Scout Ship and there is currently a Red Nova, but I havenít built any of them.)
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Old 02-21-2020, 06:29 AM
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I have the Nova Scoutship, Red Nova, Nova Payloader and Super Nova Payloader. The last two have flown. The first two haven't. I'm still trying to source decals for the Nova Scoutship.
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Old 02-21-2020, 08:31 AM
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You guys need to build a Bossa Nova. Paint it up with a Brazilian flair. Launch it to the music.
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Old 02-21-2020, 09:07 AM
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You guys need to build a Bossa Nova. Paint it up with a Brazilian flair. Launch it to the music.

:-| I have a Nova SS and an FSI Nova.
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In paint: Centuri Stellar Hercules, Estes Long Tom, Luna Bug, Nike Apache FRW Star Blazer XL, Tan Sam Quest Intruder, Red River Stratos, Semroc Cyber III, Excalibur, S.P.E.V.

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Old 02-21-2020, 11:03 AM
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:-| I have a Nova SS and an FSI Nova.

Both OOP...but the FSI Nova is a lot quicker as long as you limit the race to 1000 ft.
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"No va" in Spanish means doesn't go.
Bad name choice for a car or rocket.
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Old 02-21-2020, 04:46 PM
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The only Estes Nova worth half-a-hoot is the STARSHIP Nova.
All the others are BORRRRRRRIIIIIINNNGGGG !
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I'm still trying to source decals for the Nova Scoutship.


Here you go. Not cheap ó $15.95, but Mark at stickershock23.com has sales all the time.

I just ran across these recently. I have the nose cone for the Nova Scoutship, and want to scratch-build one.
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I have the Nova Scoutship, Red Nova, Nova Payloader and Super Nova Payloader. The last two have flown. The first two haven't. I'm still trying to source decals for the Nova Scoutship.

Do you home print decals? I cleaned up the scan on YORP for the Scout Ship Nova and changed the background to black so it can be printed on white decal paper. Reason is because if yellow is printed on clear decal paper it frequently disappears on a black background. So if you like you can try this scan and see if it's of an acceptable quality on white decal paper:
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Old 02-21-2020, 06:59 PM
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The only Estes Nova worth half-a-hoot is the STARSHIP Nova.
All the others are BORRRRRRRIIIIIINNNGGGG !

....well, for those who are easily bored, I suppose....
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