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Old 02-28-2017, 12:09 PM
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Default Was this from a kit

Or is it a home built ? I remember a rocket from the 90's that had similar antennas ( I think that is what they are)

The rocket takes a mini motor and looks like it would not be stable with such small fins. If anyone knows anything about this or if there is a prototype please share, I am at a loss on this one.





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Old 02-28-2017, 12:42 PM
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Looks like the Estes Design of the Month Space Twins core. Two gliders would hook on those dowels.

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Old 02-28-2017, 01:05 PM
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That is it, now it makes sense. Thank you so much - The "booster" is really built well. I will have to make the gliders for it someday.
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Old 02-28-2017, 01:11 PM
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You're welcome. I have one and that's why I recognized it right away. I lost one of the gliders though and need to build a new one.
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Old 02-28-2017, 01:59 PM
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I had bought a "lot" of built rockets mainly to get the Centuri SST Shuttle . I contacted the seller and complimented him on the exceptional workmanship on all the rockets. He told me did not build them that he bought a big box at Goodwill, gave the gliders to his nephew and sold the rest. All I ever see at second hand stores is old clothes - nothing good.
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Old 02-28-2017, 02:18 PM
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I had bought a "lot" of built rockets mainly to get the Centuri SST Shuttle . I contacted the seller and complimented him on the exceptional workmanship on all the rockets. He told me did not build them that he bought a big box at Goodwill, gave the gliders to his nephew and sold the rest. All I ever see at second hand stores is old clothes - nothing good.


I've got the Space Twins plans, plus a bunch of others I received directly from Estes when I was a kid. I never built that one, but it would be fun.
Regarding Goodwill, pretty true regarding good finds. But I buy old pants for a couple bucks to wear while working in the shop. Glue, wood stains, varnish? No worries! Throw them away when they get really bad. I'm sure my wife appreciates that I change out of them when we leave the house and go out in public.
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Old 02-28-2017, 02:27 PM
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I've found some starter sets, and simple Estes models, at Goodwill. Very often unopened!

I generally buy them, and put them in my "give away" box.

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The Space Twins is a great model. I finished the little gliders with dope (one blue, one orange) and fly them a lot at demonstrations.

I rebuilt the booster after a crack-up. I lengthened it by 6" or so, for stability.
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I upscaled them years ago. https://www.rocketreviews.com/scrat...chelberger.html I need to build another glider, but I used a matched pair of Apogee nose cones on the first one and haven't thought to order another nose cone assortment from them.
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Here is a BT-55 upscale I called Space Twins 2000. Flew great on D12-3's. Eventually painted it red white and blue. I lost the blue glider a few years ago and need to finish up the replacement.
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That is really nice work!
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