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View Poll Results: Which vintage Estes poster do you prefer?
The Saturn 1B on the Tiltapad. 24 92.31%
The Saturn V image. 2 7.69%
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Old 05-22-2017, 02:00 PM
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Which of these vintage Estes posters do you prefer, the Saturn 1B on the Tiltapad, or the Saturn V image? If you have another nominee please post an image.

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I have a version of the Saturn 1B/Tilt-a-Pad poster hanging in the living room right now....and at some point I'm going to hang up a Trident nearby.
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I like the Starlab poster that I first saw on Eagle3's wall. I liked it so much that I eventually printed my own. It's an Estes poster based on the 1977 catalog cover art.


Starlab on Eagle3's wall.




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I remember this page from my first Estes catalog. 1970.

I lean toward the Trident / Saturn Ib poster.

I was fascinated by the wide open spaces shown in some of the photographs in Estes lit back then. Open spaces suitable for rocket launches were hard to find even back when I was a kid.
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I remember this page from my first Estes catalog. 1970.

I lean toward the Trident / Saturn Ib poster.

I was fascinated by the wide open spaces shown in some of the photographs in Estes lit back then. Open spaces suitable for rocket launches were hard to find even back when I was a kid.


I too like the Trident / Saturn 1B poster. The Trident has always been special. I have an old one that somehow has never flown. I'll fly it this summer. I'm taking a bunch of rockets to NSL that will make maiden flights.

I have most of the parts for an upscale Trident (2.25x) that will be over 6 feet tall. I still need to turn 3 more nose cones.

Regarding open spaces, as a kid I went to the vacant lot at the end of our block (Denver area). Those don't exist anymore! Even in Northern Colorado there are no open spaces to fly. All fenced or covered with Keep Out signs. Our town's park rules specifically prohibit flying rockets in parks, school yards -- every imaginable open space. Sad!
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One more for the Trident / Saturn 1B poster.

I grew up 40 minutes from Estes as a kid - nothing but wide open spaces outside of town limits. Now it seems Colorado is one continuous city from Ft. Collins to Pueblo.
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I like the Starlab poster that I first saw on Eagle3's wall. I liked it so much that I eventually printed my own. It's an Estes poster based on the 1977 catalog cover art.


Starlab on Eagle3's wall.

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I think I have a good scan of that somewhere..... let me look.
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I think I have a good scan of that somewhere..... let me look.

That would be great. IIRC, I made my poster by using a catalog image and doing a lot of photoshopping. It is just a bit fuzzy blown up.
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That would be great. IIRC, I made my poster by using a catalog image and doing a lot of photoshopping. It is just a bit fuzzy blown up.


Here's the one I scanned and spliced together with Photoshop. I may have a larger image at home. I'll check tonight.
http://www.oldrocketplans.com/pubs/...ter_resized.pdf

Scott also has these other posters,
Orbital Transport poster
http://www.oldrocketplans.com/pubs/...r/OT_Poster.pdf

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http://www.oldrocketplans.com/pubs/...Poster/mrhq.pdf
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