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Old 02-13-2021, 08:42 PM
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I just updated the Estes Kit List. I'm surprised no one has talked about the following fact yet. Estes discontinued at least 23 kits!

I see 22 individual rockets, which one am I missing? There are other items discontinued like the up aerospace spaceloft bulk pack.

Ascender
Black Brant III -on est web Feb 2021
Crossbow SST
Estes Shuttle
Firehawk -on est web Feb 2021
Flip Flyer -on est web Feb 2021
Hyper Bat -on est web Feb 2021
LoadStar II
Mini “A” Heli -on est web Feb 2021
Mini Comanche-3 -on est web Feb 2021
Neon Tiger -on est web Feb 2021
Nike Apache
Nike Smoke -on est web Feb 2021
No. 2 Estes Sky Writer -on est web Feb 2021
Nova
Power Patrol -on est web Feb 2021
Shuttle Xpress
Solaris -on est web Feb 2021
Space Twister
Star Trooper -on est web Feb 2021
Super Neon
V2
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Old 02-13-2021, 09:34 PM
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Looks like the Neon Tiger is gone because the Hobby Lobby exclusive Solo is now a regular Estes kit. Same kit, different colors.
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Old 02-14-2021, 08:39 AM
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Thank Don Altschwager. I hadn't updated it since 2008. He's been keeping it going on his end. I just recently got his files to update the list on YORS.
OK, thanks Don, good stuff!
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Old 02-14-2021, 10:18 AM
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Originally Posted by 5x7
I see 22 individual rockets, which one am I missing? There are other items discontinued like the up aerospace spaceloft bulk pack.

Ascender
Black Brant III -on est web Feb 2021
Crossbow SST
Estes Shuttle
Firehawk -on est web Feb 2021
Flip Flyer -on est web Feb 2021
Hyper Bat -on est web Feb 2021
LoadStar II
Mini “A” Heli -on est web Feb 2021
Mini Comanche-3 -on est web Feb 2021
Neon Tiger -on est web Feb 2021
Nike Apache
Nike Smoke -on est web Feb 2021
No. 2 Estes Sky Writer -on est web Feb 2021
Nova
Power Patrol -on est web Feb 2021
Shuttle Xpress
Solaris -on est web Feb 2021
Space Twister
Star Trooper -on est web Feb 2021
Super Neon
V2

If the past means anything, we should be watching for another Estes clearance sale soon. I guarantee I won't buy a Star Trooper.
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Old 02-14-2021, 10:49 AM
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If the past means anything, we should be watching for another Estes clearance sale soon. I guarantee I won't buy a Star Trooper.


I bought one during the Hobby Lobby clearance way back when (the clearance for the new product offerings and new pricing model). I paid $1.99 I think. It seemed like a good product to get for use as a glider power pod tube and nose cone.

Decal available if anybody needs one.
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Old 02-14-2021, 03:11 PM
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If you’re thinking of buying any of James’ videos he has sample segments you can watch. Very informative stuff - as I said earlier, I’ve watched my V-2 in America disc multiple times.

I do wish I could buy both the model and the conversion kit straight from Spacemonkeys...


I understand! I'm fortunate, I live in Colorado, so I stopped by Apogee on a trip thru Colorado Springs and bought the conversion kit there.

Also fun to visit, since the lobby has every kit they sell on display (as far as I can tell, I didn’t ask). Several times I’ve seem something that surprised me — a kit bigger than I thought it was, or better looking, etc. The last time I saw the Semroc version of the old Estes Spaceman, I had to have it. I remember seeing it as a kid in my 1964 catslog, wanting it, but never did get one.
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Old 02-18-2021, 02:35 PM
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The ones I noticed discontinued were the #3228 V-2 and the #1293 Black Brant III.


Say what?! They discontinued the Black Brant III?! But... but... but I only had one of those Estes #1293 BBIII kits! And it's a much older kit version based on a round in the older NRC livery that was distributed in the bag with the bright pink (fuschia?) header and face cards, from way back in the "Subsidiary of Damon" days!

So, of course I had to get online and order the newly discontinued/OOP version right away, in my case from Canadian Rocket Store! It was just dropped off by the courier a few minutes ago, in fact; and I must say that with its full colour rendition of the newer (I think) NRC/Bristol Aerospace livery it's a thing of exquisite beauty!

Will it ever get built? Nah, probably not... so maybe before the supply runs out altogether I'll have to order another one (or two?) to actually fly!

Thanks for the heads up!
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