View Single Post
Old 02-12-2017, 08:40 PM
mwtoelle's Avatar
mwtoelle mwtoelle is offline
Flying since 1977
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Middle TN
Posts: 339

Judging by the differences between my NCR Phantom 4000 and an equivalent NCR-by-Estes Phantom 4000, one major difference between the two was the older kit did not have through-the-wall fins and had an Ace PNC-39 nosecone. The Estes version had TTW fins and a styrene plastic nose cone. The Estes version also had the dreaded 28.5mm id motor tube, instead of a proper 29mm tube. IIRC, the 4" tubes were the same size.

I definitely am not fond of the epoxy rivet method of attaching the fins on the Phantom 4000 and other pre-NCR-By-Estes NCR kits. It is annoying to keep reattaching the fins after the landings keep breaking them off.
'Til next time,

Mike Toelle

NAR 31692 L1

SAM 0373
Reply With Quote