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Old 11-01-2019, 09:11 PM
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1.796" outside diameter.
ACE BT-18. The original high power pioneer is being copied by Estes! And mass marketed in Hobby Lobby!

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Old 11-01-2019, 09:59 PM
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1.796" outside diameter.


Which appears to be the same dimension as the C-188 coupler tubing Balsa Machining has listed on their website. BMS has 34” lengths of BT-65/C-188 as well as 4” couplers. Estes seems to be serious about making the Green Eggs and Olympus distinct from the rest of their kits.
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Old 11-01-2019, 10:27 PM
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ACE BT-18. The original high power pioneer is being copied by Estes! And mass marketed in Hobby Lobby

Not true.
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Old 11-02-2019, 12:46 PM
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PST-65 existed in the Estes inventory far before any Ace ANYTHING existed.
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Old 11-02-2019, 04:05 PM
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Went to my local Hobby Lobby today to pick up the Olympus.
They didn't have it yet.
Picked up some E12-4s and also some B4-4s to convert to B14-4s.
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Old 11-02-2019, 05:55 PM
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Another Hobby Lobby exclusive has surfaced - the Vapor. Posted by an Estes FB fan page member. 24mm powered, BT-60, 45” long with two sets of decals - one for each face card scheme. I asked the original poster if the decals are water slide or peel and stick but he hadn’t opened the package so didn’t know.

With this, ESAM, and the Olympus I guess HL thinks size matters
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Old 11-02-2019, 10:30 PM
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They should be water slide.


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Old 11-03-2019, 07:24 AM
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The sticker reminds me of the Colossus, except now its a goofy Zeus rather than He-Man.


Seriously, would you not buy a rocket because you didn't like the decal?
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Old 11-03-2019, 10:29 AM
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I always avoided "The Launch Pad" kits due to the LACK OF DECALS and cruddy balsa quality.
Yes, decals are important to some of us.
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Old 11-03-2019, 11:57 AM
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A BT-60-based 24mm motor model. Interesting.
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