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Old 03-15-2018, 04:55 PM
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Originally Posted by JumpJet
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 You can bid on those tooMakes me wonder what sort of Estes Industries is going to emerge by summer

This is NOT true. Parts of Estes are NOT being sold separately. Someone or group of people out there will soon be the new owners of Estes and product will continue to be produced as before. This new owner may have ideas on what direction to take the company like getting back into Pro Series II models or bringing back the old B14 motor, or only making ARF models, you simply never know. This will all be over in a few weeks, so lets just wait and see what happens.

I will say the ONLY reason Estes is in Chapter 11 is because we are owned by Hobbico.

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Originally Posted by ghrocketman
Every once in a while we get teased the B14 may come back.

When has Estes ever teased that the B14 might be coming back? Everyone at the company I've ever discussed the subject with was pretty clear that the cored motors would never be reissued.

(Background: we used a LOT of B14-0 motors as boosters for the S5 Scale Altitude models we flew in FAI competition from 2010 through 2014, and had a very real need for more. And yes, we were willing to pay for access to a short run of custom motors.)

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Old 03-15-2018, 06:31 PM
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Pleeeeeeeeez don't be another Tunick or any other "toy" executive.
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Old 03-15-2018, 10:16 PM
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Originally Posted by kevinj
Brain activated toys like the Star Wars "Force Trainers".

Looks like they were targetting post stroke rehab.

My sincere hope is that the first real product using this technology would be a neural fin sander.
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