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Old 11-29-2011, 12:03 PM
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For those of us who might also be interested in cloning this one, am I mistaken in thinking this is the same NC and nozzle piece that is currently found in the QCC Explorer?
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Old 11-29-2011, 12:42 PM
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For those of us who might also be interested in cloning this one, am I mistaken in thinking this is the same NC and nozzle piece that is currently found in the QCC Explorer?



Appears it is the same : http://www.estesrockets.com/media/i...CC_EXPLORER.pdf
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Old 11-29-2011, 05:28 PM
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So it is not inconceivable that the Dark Star may be reissued...


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Old 11-29-2011, 09:39 PM
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So it is not inconceivable that the Dark Star may be reissued...


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Only things extra we would need for a clone would be a decal sheet (Sandman?) and that gold foil sticky-back wrap (gold trim MonoKote? Or even a gold leaf kit from Hobby Lobby?). The QCCX kit has everything else already in it.

Do-able...
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Old 11-30-2011, 12:05 AM
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You missed out on all the 'fun' twenty years ago when Barry Tunick became General Manager at Estes.

The things he did to try and put his competitors out of business was unreal (Anyone remember the 'reload' video sent to the CPSC?).

He used to tell hobby distributors that AeroTech was out of business. When I would call a hobby distributor and asked why they had not ordered in a while, the distributor would often respond, "I heard you were out of business".

AeroTech did sue Estes. There was a settlement but the damage was done.
OK, I'll add that to the list of things that I missed out on during my Rip Van Winkle period. The early Barry Era is not one that I am all that anxious to visit with my time machine.
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Old 11-30-2011, 12:13 AM
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Only things extra we would need for a clone would be a decal sheet (Sandman?) and that gold foil sticky-back wrap (gold trim MonoKote? Or even a gold leaf kit from Hobby Lobby?). The QCCX kit has everything else already in it.

Do-able...
Except that I would not be too ready to cannibalize a kit that I like in order to reproduce another kit that I like. I would regard that as a net loss. I'd rather buy individual parts and reconstruct the target rocket from scratch.
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Except that I would not be too ready to cannibalize a kit that I like in order to reproduce another kit that I like. I would regard that as a net loss. I'd rather buy individual parts and reconstruct the target rocket from scratch.


Get the sacrificial fodder from Hobby Lobby with a 40% coupon, then use the balsa parts on another project. Waste not, want not...
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Yeah, I just paid $12 for my QCC Explorer. Like those 40% off coupons.
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Old 11-30-2011, 05:40 PM
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Love my vintage original Dark Star - already thought of cloning that when I saw the cone / nozzle available

My original kit awaits repair from an RMS-24 D9 cato ( forward blowthrough , not sure who's fault ). scortched the motor mount and rear of BT, should be easily fixed if I take the time to make up pts and rebuild....

As for Hobby Lobby, unfortunately the one near me only ever has 2-3 rockets at MSRP, same with motors, the local Michaels has better stock

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Old 11-30-2011, 08:18 PM
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Get the sacrificial fodder from Hobby Lobby with a 40% coupon, then use the balsa parts on another project. Waste not, want not...
No HLs where I live. The nearest one is a 3 hour drive from here. That kind of negates the 40% discount. Hobby Lobby only just began to open stores in upstate NY in the past year and I haven't been to one yet. Unless they open one up closer to me (if you saw where I lived you would agree that this is highly unlikely) then it will be a long time before I ever set foot in one.
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