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Old 02-26-2012, 09:23 AM
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Though I've been building and collecting Estes kits since 1970,I've never known-what's the difference between the original Apogee and the Apogee II?
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Old 02-26-2012, 10:37 AM
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Though I've been building and collecting Estes kits since 1970,I've never known-what's the difference between the original Apogee and the Apogee II?

The II is about 2.55" longer. If you look at catalog photos, the booster seems to be where most of that extra length is located.
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Old 02-26-2012, 10:59 AM
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Though I've been building and collecting Estes kits since 1970,I've never known-what's the difference between the original Apogee and the Apogee II?
Here's a comparison I did using a graphics editor to estimate the Apogee-1 dimensions. The Apogee-2 booster is almost an inch longer, and the sustainer is longer as well.

http://www.doug79.com/apothree/Apogee1vs2-v4.pdf

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Old 02-26-2012, 01:03 PM
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Yes it was stretched:

Apogee I - 12.2 inches in length
Apogee II - 14.75 inches in length

It was done to compensate for stability issues.

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Old 02-26-2012, 07:38 PM
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Yes it was stretched:

Apogee I - 12.2 inches in length
Apogee II - 14.75 inches in length

It was done to compensate for stability issues.

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Old 02-26-2012, 10:38 PM
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Thanks,guys! After 40-plus years of wondering,my question has finally been answered.
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Old 03-03-2012, 09:04 PM
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Great find, can't wait to see the build pictures.

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