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Old 06-26-2010, 11:08 AM
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Originally Posted by scigs30
Here is an X-15 I just picked up still in the box.
http://newyork.craigslist.org/que/tag/1802045016.html


Not bad but...

The following rockets have been recalled by Estes Industries:

1. X-15 RTF Flying Model Rocket Model #1890
2. X-15 RTF Flying Model Rocket Starter Set Model #1412
3. Air Powered Rocket GL-X200

Also see:

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07319.html
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml02/02142.html

I don't know how many times Estes has released some version of the X-15 over the years but yours is most likely one of those recalled. If not, you're good to go but no decent RSO will allow a recalled rocket to fly at a NAR launch. And it's not a matter of whether or not it can be made safe, it's been recalled.

If you decide to fly it, be careful packing the chute and wear a hard hat.

Randy
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