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Old 04-28-2012, 10:47 AM
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Default Early K-1 Scout Kits - Please check picture

Hi All,

I've update the Estes kit database for K-1 Scout kits. My assumption is the two earlier version without hangtags (facecards with blue lettering and with black/red lettering) are the second and third designed packages. Does anymore know of or have a K-1 with earlier packaging design? This would be a 1961 vintage kit.

Please see the attached image of Scout kits. This is really cool way to show kit design chronology!
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Old 04-28-2012, 11:49 AM
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Never even saw the RED face card...thanks for sharing!
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Old 04-28-2012, 12:17 PM
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Weren't the very first ones packaged and shipped in a brown or blue engine tube?
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Old 04-28-2012, 12:54 PM
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I think they were...it kinda explains the fins...never seen one of those either
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They are all 70c. That was before runaway inflation and currency destruction.
NASA spent $20,000 per KG to send one to space and return it.
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Weren't the very first ones packaged and shipped in a brown or blue engine tube?



I have read before that they were.....but I have never seen one myself. I seem to recall reading the engine tube they were shipped in as being red.


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I have read before that they were.....but I have never seen one myself. I seem to recall reading the engine tube they were shipped in as being red.


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Well, from the horses' mouth I got this...

At NARAM 51 my wife and I were walking into the vendor's tent when, honest, really" Gleda Estes trotted over to us saying," Gord, (she knew my name!!!!) Vern has something for you.

She ran over to the SEMROC booth and grabbed me one of the, then new, Golden Scout kits in a tube and she says, See, he put in a tube just like we did when we first started out!"

Honest to God, that is what she said!

So Gleda Estes said, " That is the way we shipped them when we first started out."

The picture is of mine and my wife's Golden Scout both signed and the kit I got from Gleda.
And everything is signed!

Now I should find where I put that mahogany and build a display cabinet...maybe American Walnut...
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You need the photos of them giving it to you and signing them too. Congrats dude. Vern is a good guy. It's good to hear a story about how they started out.

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Wow!!!
Nothing much cooler than that (at least to us rocketry guys)!
Incredible!

Mahogany, for sure!
Congrats, Gord!


When I would have bought one would have been in '68 or '69. I always opted for the Sprite, because it was a Scout with more (a ring and more fins).

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Here are some pictures of an original Red/Brown Tube Scout kit. To my eye the tube clearly looks brown but as you can see in the pictures, it often looks red in photos. I have old Estes motor tubes which clearly look red. So whether this brown looking tube is a variant, or whether it just faded over time I can't say. I am not the original owner of this kit so I don't know what qualified one for the free Scout kit.
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