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Old 02-19-2020, 08:59 PM
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I thought the Streak being discontinued was some sort of "anti littering" campaign due to them being non-biodegradable and never-recovery.
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Old 02-19-2020, 10:00 PM
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But the Star Trooper soldiers on - the only Centuri remnant left in the 2020 Estes catalog. The Star Trooper has been offered by Estes for more years than Centuri ever did.

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Ahhh, the Star Trooper. I was pleased to get several last year ... during the Hobby Lobby Clearance. For $1.99, this gem of a kit provides a nice tube and nose cone for some boost gliders I want to build.
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Old 02-19-2020, 10:08 PM
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Ahhh, the Star Trooper. ...

My reaction too... Ahhh the Star Trooper... LOL
Who woulda thunk that by this day, Centuri lives on as the Star Trooper? I mean people on this forum are like, bring back the Sky Lab!.. but what has longevity? Javelin... Micron.... Star Trooper...
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Old 02-19-2020, 10:57 PM
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My reaction too... Ahhh the Star Trooper... LOL
Who woulda thunk that by this day, Centuri lives on as the Star Trooper? I mean people on this forum are like, bring back the Sky Lab!.. but what has longevity? Javelin... Micron.... Star Trooper...


Also, you have the plastic Mercury capsule and tower (first issued by Centuri late 1970), the 1/45th Little Joe II capsule and tower (first issued by Centuri in latter '68), and the Enerjet 1340 plastic fin can (first issued around late '72), ALL being used in current Estes kits (well, I think technically the Little Joe II kit has just now been listed as out of production).

But still, here are three Centuri items -- the oldest over 50 years old, and the other two not far behind -- still in production, and that 1340 plastic fin can has been used in 4-5 different Estes kits now since the late 70s or 1980 (Challenger II launch vehicle for the Astrocam I think was the first Estes use of that fin can).

I understand what you are saying, and it is a shame that more of those older Centuri designs have not been re-issued than they have (and some of those bring backs from about 9-10 years ago, of which the Star Trooper was one, were not true to their originals and suffered greatly because of it...'similar' is not close enough).

But the residual DNA of Centuri is probably a little more infusive than might readily be apparent.


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Old 02-20-2020, 07:35 AM
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Orange Bullet is now available on the Estes web site...
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I want this kit, but with the shipping cost I am waiting till the Doorknob is available too.
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Old 02-23-2020, 08:06 AM
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<snip>Id like to see the Centuri T-Bird three stager <snip>
This model is well suited for a 24mm first-stage, with the ST-10 tubes there's still room for couplers - it seems hard to imagine Estes would want to do such a custom tube size, though. Fortunately, all the parts are available from eRockets.
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Old 02-23-2020, 08:53 AM
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I'd rather have the Arrow 300 (with proper WOOD fins, NOT cardboard) over the T-Bird.
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Old 02-23-2020, 08:05 PM
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I agree, I'd love to have the 300. I do have all the parts to clone (or 2), but I need to find decals.
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Old 02-23-2020, 08:47 PM
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I agree, I'd love to have the 300. I do have all the parts to clone (or 2), but I need to find decals.

Plans and clean decal scan at JimZ's: http://www.spacemodeling.org/jimz/cen5037.htm
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