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Old 04-03-2020, 12:55 AM
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Default Wanted: Scans Of The Estes Cherokee-D (K-47/1247) Instructions, Fins, Decals

I've obtained instructions for the two-part, die-cut finned Cherokee-D (w/the short body tube, and balsa nosecone) (source Estes' instructions site ), as well as the instructions that have the one-part, die-cut finned Cherokee-D (with the short tube and balsa nosecone)(Source: JimZ's site). I've also obtained a set of instructions (and a physical sample) that has the D12-5, D12-7 recommended motors.

Late in production, the D11-9 motor was added to that list of recommended motors. I'm not certain if the instructions or facecard were ever updated to reflect that change, if you have a set that reflects this change, I'd appreciate scans of them.

I'm looking for an actual scan of the early Estes Cherokee-D decals that have the old, pre-Damon era logo with a ruler for scale.




It's clear that the Cherokee-D did come with the old logo early in production, while the kit still had the BT-55V (16.35") body tube. Catalog photos suggest that they may have even made it into the kits with the longer BT-55 (18") body tube (the catalog photo was never updated after 1973).

Here's a scan of the die-cut, single-piece fins with a ruler, and the decals that have the Damon era logo.



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Old 04-03-2020, 09:44 AM
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I just used an old Estes logo and photo shopped it in place of the Estes/Damon era logo when I built my first Cherokee-D clone and Gooney Cherokee-D clone. More recently I used the regular Damon era decal because I lost the photo shopped files and I didn't feel like fooling with it again.
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Old 04-03-2020, 10:08 AM
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I just used an old Estes logo and photo shopped it in place of the Estes/Damon era logo when I built my first Cherokee-D clone and Gooney Cherokee-D clone. More recently I used the regular Damon era decal because I lost the photo shopped files and I didn't feel like fooling with it again.


That's one possibility, and I might be forced to use it. Still, I'd rather to find an original to work from... That way we can be sure that the history is preserved.
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Old 04-04-2020, 01:26 PM
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Here is the old Estes logo . . . In a few different iterations

PDF's below . . . ENJOY !

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File Type: pdf Estes_Color_Kit_Names_D-11-1.pdf (559.6 KB, 30 views)
File Type: pdf B&W_Model_Markings_Decals.pdf (115.4 KB, 23 views)
File Type: pdf Cherokee_D_Decal.pdf (31.1 KB, 31 views)
File Type: pdf Estes_D-13_Decal.pdf (35.1 KB, 28 views)
File Type: pdf model_markings_decal.pdf (111.5 KB, 26 views)
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OK,

So I have a partial hang tag with the pre-Damon logos on decal on the rocket in the picture and the Damon logo in the upper corner. The decals had the Damon logo and the short body tube with balsa nose cone. The hang tag has a 1971 date on the back.

Edit: Attached are scans
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This may be helpful . . .

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