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Old 02-17-2013, 01:26 PM
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Arrow New! Vintage Estes Rockets Website


Just wanted to take a moment to tell the YORF community of the completion of phase I of my Estes K-Kit research website,

As a lifelong collector, I began contemplating putting this site together many, many years ago. Back in the early 90's I began to photograph my collection, but never took it past that point. My kits were photographed with a 1.3MP camera, which was state-of-the-art for the time. As you might suspect, I re-photographed my collection a couple of years ago with a better camera, and it was at that time I had the site's layout sketched in a notebook and began the work that is now online.

The site is comprised of items from my collection. Over the past few years I connected with Joe Warner (Mojo1986) and just recently, obtained a large amount of materials for the site. Joe's input has been very important to help with the completion of phase 1. Here's a brief overview of what the site contains, as well as what's forth coming:

PHASE 1 Completed:
  • K-Kit Registry
  • Digital scans and Photoshop cleaned face cards
  • Hang Tags
  • K-Kit Designers
  • Pre-Damon & early Damon Era Advertising
  • Some Catalogues

Phase II Underway:
  • MRN
  • Catalogues in Full
  • Parachutes
  • Acknowledgements
  • Links
  • Other related items

If you're an Estes collector, I'm certain that you will enjoy what is presented here. It's very enjoyable!

To keep up with updates and the progression of the site, visit the What's New page.

Finally, I'm interested in your feedback. If there is something that needs added or corrected, drop me an email thru the email link on the What's New page.

To the moon!


Eric Higgins
ESTES K-Kit Research Website:


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Old 02-17-2013, 01:31 PM
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Very very nice Eric

My rocket fleet and more @ Leo's Leisure Site and on YouTube - My latest project: ALTDuino
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Old 02-17-2013, 02:04 PM
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Great site...!
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Old 02-17-2013, 05:12 PM
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Great work!
All you have to do is initiate and propagate a combustive reaction between kerosene and oxygen and direct the resultant gasses through a small aperture in a nozzle at supersonic speed without blowing the whole thing up. It's not rocket science!
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Old 02-18-2013, 12:17 AM
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What an usefull resource.

Thanks for putting this together.
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Old 02-18-2013, 06:26 AM
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Good job!

It brings back a lot of late 60's memories....
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Old 02-18-2013, 07:39 AM
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Very cool website! Had a bit of trouble getting there however. The link posted abve wasn't working for some reason. Got there via Google.
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Old 02-18-2013, 01:15 PM
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Eric, great job..I started rocketry in 62 seeing all the old kits brought back good times.
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Old 02-18-2013, 01:33 PM
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Outstanding ! A labor of love I know, but alot of folks will get the benefit of your work. Thank you. I hope you are renumerated in some way from purchases on the "schwag" link.

Access was fast and navigation was easy.

I'm still looking for a picture of my first Estes love. It was a starter set with a handled cardboard box that doubled as a range box. Contents included the Alpha and, I think, a Streak. Red plastic Electro-launch, technical reports and probably some other stuff I'm forgetting. I received this as a gift in 1968 from a science teacher who worked for my Dad over summer break. Thanks Mr. Stead !
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Old 02-18-2013, 09:57 PM
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Very nice! Brings back some great memories, thanks!!

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