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Old 02-08-2018, 11:52 AM
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As for the new SciFi model it consists of 54 laser cut parts that come from 11 sheets of balsa and 1 sheet of Card Stock. It doesn't use a plastic of shaped balsa nose cone but does use a set of plastic parts from a past SciFi model.


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Old 02-08-2018, 11:57 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



I thought of the exact same thing!
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Old 02-08-2018, 03:00 PM
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As for the new SciFi model it consists of 54 laser cut parts that come from 11 sheets of balsa and 1 sheet of Card Stock. It doesn't use a plastic of shaped balsa nose cone but does use a set of plastic parts from a past SciFi model.


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On this, I'm thinking the plastic parts are from the X-wing, but is it the small or big X-wing assortment?
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Old 02-08-2018, 05:06 PM
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As for the new SciFi model it consists of 54 laser cut parts that come from 11 sheets of balsa and 1 sheet of Card Stock. It doesn't use a plastic of shaped balsa nose cone but does use a set of plastic parts from a past SciFi model.


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Sounds like it will be a great kit! Looking forward to it.
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Old 02-08-2018, 07:36 PM
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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.

Here is my original and the upscaled nose cone.
If there were an upscale Saros I would buy several. I already ordered more than a dozen Patriot kits from a dealer.
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Old 02-09-2018, 10:47 AM
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Sounds interesting - I hope it uses the 29mm F15 and E16 motors.


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As for the new SciFi model it consists of 54 laser cut parts that come from 11 sheets of balsa and 1 sheet of Card Stock. It doesn't use a plastic of shaped balsa nose cone but does use a set of plastic parts from a past SciFi model.


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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!


I like the Maxi Icarus too.

I flew my clone of it today. Another fine flight with the model.
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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.


The 'gold' bands on the Dark Star are adhesive backed strips, not decals.
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Old 02-12-2018, 02:29 AM
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The 'gold' bands on the Dark Star are adhesive backed strips, not decals.


If they bring back the Dark Star Iíd assume the new kit would have waterslide decals rather than peel and stick ones - I hope!
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