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Old 01-10-2022, 10:07 AM
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Default 2022 Estes Catalog Available

The 2022 Estes catalog is up on the website and available for order as well! New Super Orbital Transport, Designer Series B.O.S.S., builder kit New Shepard, and the Luna Bug joins the regular lineup!
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Old 01-10-2022, 10:19 AM
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Old 01-10-2022, 01:20 PM
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I wonder what Bill Simon thinks of the B.O.S.S. or if he was involved in bringing it to production. Also, the artwork for the Star Orbiter has the wrong fins....it looks like a Vapor instead. But of course the Star Orbiter and the Vapor are close relatives, differing in fin shape and motor mount size (and livery) only.

Thanks for the notice and the link.
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Old 01-10-2022, 01:49 PM
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I wonder what Bill Simon thinks of the B.O.S.S. or if he was involved in bringing it to production. Also, the artwork for the Star Orbiter has the wrong fins....it looks like a Vapor instead. But of course the Star Orbiter and the Vapor are close relatives, differing in fin shape and motor mount size (and livery) only.

Thanks for the notice and the link.

Some discussion about the SOís fins on TRF and FB - Iím wondering if theyíve rationalized production by using the same fin shape for both Vapor and SO. Which is fine as long as the SO fins remain TTW though with the different motor mount diameter and need to use slotted body tubes thatís a bit problematic for the Vapor. There is precedent though - Olympus and Green Eggs are close kin and they use different style (and shape) fins.
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Old 01-10-2022, 02:40 PM
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How big is the Super Orbital Transport ??
Hoping BT-60 and BT-55 or LARGER.
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Old 01-10-2022, 02:45 PM
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The SOT is BT-55 based. Thereís been some speculation that that would make the glider BT-50 based and a candidate for fitment of a Nuevo Astrocam nose cone.
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Old 01-10-2022, 04:37 PM
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Too small. Barely an upscale just like Super Mars Snooper.
Hope the upcoming Semroc one is as big as the defunct Hawks Hobby super one at BT-60 AND BT-55.
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Old 01-11-2022, 07:14 AM
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Too small. Barely an upscale just like Super Mars Snooper.
Hope the upcoming Semroc one is as big as the defunct Hawks Hobby super one at BT-60 AND BT-55.

It is easily upscaled from scratch. Build one!
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Old 01-11-2022, 07:34 AM
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My daughter asked what I wanted for Christmas and I told her an eRockets gift card, so she got me an Estes gift certificate. I cashed in yesterday and the Snooper was one of my picks. I'll let you know when I receive it.
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Old 01-11-2022, 08:08 AM
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My daughter asked what I wanted for Christmas and I told her an eRockets gift card, so she got me an Estes gift certificate. I cashed in yesterday and the Snooper was one of my picks. I'll let you know when I receive it.


This is more than a little embarrassing - I donít remember if I bought a SMS yet 🤦‍♂️

Between vacation, the holidays, family stuff, illnessÖthings have been a bit chaotic so no inventory updates, rocket shop is in a bit of disarray and all the decoration tubs need stowed properly. Itís too cold to be productive outside or in the garage so down to the basement I go - if thereís no Snooper box to shelve itíll be on my first order of 2022 to ACS.
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