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Old 02-10-2021, 11:08 AM
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I wish they would’ve used a BT-60 size.

Probably would’ve pushed it out of range for flying on adapted 18mm motors.
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Totally agree that they should have went BT-60 sized lower tube on the upscale Mars Snooper.
An upscale should be a "Mega", not a minor upscale.



agreed!
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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!
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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!

The ones I noticed discontinued were the #3228 V-2 and the #1293 Black Brant III.
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The ones I noticed discontinued were the #3228 V-2 and the #1293 Black Brant III.

Look at the list on YORS and you'll see all the rest.
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Funny - I was in a HobbyTownUSA store this afternoon and they had four Black Brant IIIs in stock.

I wouldn't assume the Guardian and Nova Payloader aren't continuing into 2021 either....since they are not in the Estes catalog anyway after their reissue through AC Supply in 2018.
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The ones I noticed discontinued were the #3228 V-2 and the #1293 Black Brant III.


If you are lamenting the fact that you wanted a V-2, but never got one, there is a better solution — the Spacemonkeys V-2 kit. A really nice, super detailed (and scale) V-2 kit. It is about the size as the Estes kit. If you want to fly it, it needs an Flight Conversion kit (from Apogee) which adds to the cost (or you could roll your own, but the creation of centering rings of the right size would be a bit of an effort).

Check it out (and no, James Duffy is not paying me to say this ):


https://spacemonkey-models.myshopif...scale-v-2-model
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If you are lamenting the fact that you wanted a V-2, but never got one, there is a better solution — the Spacemonkeys V-2 kit. A really nice, super detailed (and scale) V-2 kit. It is about the size as the Estes kit. If you want to fly it, it needs an Flight Conversion kit (from Apogee) which adds to the cost (or you could roll your own, but the creation of centering rings of the right size would be a bit of an effort).

Check it out (and no, James Duffy is not paying me to say this ):


https://spacemonkey-models.myshopif...scale-v-2-model

I have a couple Estes V-2s stored for future building but I do like Duffy’s model - he put a lot of effort into getting it as right as it could be without breaking the bank. His website and videos are great - I’ve watched The V-2 in America multiple times. If I was into accurate scale modeling I’d already have one of his kits...I’ll most likely buy one eventually...
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Look at the list on YORS and you'll see all the rest.


Estes discontinued the Alpha?? Heresy! Sacrilege! Say it isn't so......And the Red Max and Interceptor are gone again!

OK, I see. Last avail in 2020 are gone. Duh!! :-)
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Funny - I was in a HobbyTownUSA store this afternoon and they had four Black Brant IIIs in stock.

I wouldn't assume the Guardian and Nova Payloader aren't continuing into 2021 either....since they are not in the Estes catalog anyway after their reissue through AC Supply in 2018.

I didn't count the Guardian and Nova Payloader when I added up all the 2020's in the list to see what was discontinued.

I'll change those two to 2021 if you feel AC Supply is still able to order them from Estes.
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