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Old 02-07-2018, 07:43 PM
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My guess is the Mean Machine.
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Old 02-07-2018, 07:57 PM
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No, this one is not a scale model
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My question is why you cannot be less vague to increase speculation 500%?
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Old 02-07-2018, 08:46 PM
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The Mean Machine has been brought back numerous times.
I'd rather see the Cobra-1500 brought back with a 29mm mount.

Still hoping for a return of the K-21 Gemini Titan and the Nike Ajax.
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Old 02-07-2018, 09:01 PM
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Still hoping for a return of the K-21 Gemini Titan and the Nike Ajax.

I always thought of you as an Estes Colossus kind of guy.
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Old 02-08-2018, 12:22 AM
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The Saros would be nice. It is the oldest model in my fleet, built in 1976. Iíve turned an upscale nose cone but the project is stalled for now. Too many distractions.

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Old 02-08-2018, 06:53 AM
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Looking through the Centuri and Estes catalogs at Sven Knudsonís Site, ninfinger.org, Iím leaning towards the Maxi Icarus. A BT60, 3FNC with a clear payload tube kind of fills a spot in Estes lineup. It is a good looking rocket too. Though if itís the Mars Snooper II that would ROCK!
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Old 02-08-2018, 09:48 AM
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The Maxi Icarus does nothing for me other than it is not tiny like the original Icarus.
The only interesting thing about it is the clear payload section....otherwise boring 3FNC.
A proficient builder can have all the major work done in about 10 minutes.
An average builder could do it in under an hour.
Easily cloned as well.
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Old 02-08-2018, 09:52 AM
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Another candidate would be the one year only Dark Star. The nose cone and nozzle appear the same as the recently discontinued Solar Warrior and the new Citation Patriot uses a lot of gold-tone in the decal so we know Estes vendor in China has the capability for the Dark Starís all-gold graphics - add it up and maybe the return of the Dark Star could be the result. Interesting story I found about that rocket:

http://forums.rocketshoppe.com/show...92&page=1&pp=10
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Old 02-08-2018, 09:56 AM
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The Maxi Icarus does nothing for me other than it is not tiny like the original Icarus.
The only interesting thing about it is the clear payload section....otherwise boring 3FNC.
A proficient builder can have all the major work done in about 10 minutes.
An average builder could do it in under an hour.
Easily cloned as well.


As itís been said many times - Estes is a rocket motor company first. Being easy to build from standard components means more people buying more motors faster

The other half of Mr. Borenís post about the unique sci-fi rocket might mean something much different than a 3/4FNC so thereís that to look forward to.
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Old 02-08-2018, 10:15 AM
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The Mean Machine has been brought back numerous times.
I'd rather see the Cobra-1500 brought back with a 29mm mount.
Still hoping for a return of the K-21 Gemini Titan and the Nike Ajax.


I doubt Estes would bring back a cluster kit (even a two engine cluster) when the
available igniters are non-pyrogen "Starters".
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