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Old 02-24-2010, 10:24 PM
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There is a very old Estes Sky Hook kit currently at auction on Ebay. I want to notify any potential bidders here on YORF that, although the kit is described as 'sealed in the bag', it has actually been opened and stapled shut. This will greatly reduce the value of this kit. I sent a question to the seller on the 22nd questioning the accuracy of his description but seller has not replied. Take a look......................

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Old 02-24-2010, 11:08 PM
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Thanks for the heads up, Joe.
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Old 02-25-2010, 08:30 PM
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Hi Joe..

My thanks also for sounding a head's up.
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Old 02-25-2010, 09:26 PM
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I would pay $5 for the parachute, $5-$10 for the nose cone and body tube, and perhaps $25 for the instructions. So $35-$40 for that kit max. I suppose you could add a bit for the shipping box and brochure. Let's see what it goes for...................

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Old 02-26-2010, 02:38 AM
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I sent a question to the seller on the 22nd questioning the accuracy of his description but seller has not replied.
Looks like some else inquired as well regarding the stapling and the seller has confirmed it in the "Questions and answers about this item" section of the item.
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I would pay $5 for the parachute, $5-$10 for the nose cone and body tube, and perhaps $25 for the instructions. So $35-$40 for that kit max. I suppose you could add a bit for the shipping box and brochure. Let's see what it goes for...................

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I hope whomever bought it knew what they were buying.

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I hope whomever bought it knew what they were buying.

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Here's another interesting item from that seller (see: http://cgi.ebay.com/VINTAGE-70S-FLY...533666887701567 ). It's a RTF Cold Propellant rocket (NOT Vashon or Estes). I remember seeing them in hobby shops at the time but never had one. The same company also made a large RTF jet airplane that used one of these Cold Propellant motors, along with smaller spring-loaded "catapult gun" and elastic Hi-start launched versions of the jet (if memory serves, the smaller one was called the "Dyna-Jet Whiz"). Their planes had fuselages made of thin red or blue vacu-formed plastic, with solid sheet balsa wings and tail assemblies that had laminated "decal skins."
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Here's another interesting item from that seller (see: http://cgi.ebay.com/VINTAGE-70S-FLY...533666887701567 ). It's a RTF Cold Propellant rocket (NOT Vashon or Estes). I remember seeing them in hobby shops at the time but never had one.

I forgot all about those. Now that I see it I remember them as well.
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I forgot all about those. Now that I see it I remember them as well.
The rocket and the jet models all had noses made of rather firm yellow foam rubber. The rocket had no recovery system, but simply fell and then "bounced down" like the Estes Birdie badminton shuttlecock rocket.

The smaller Dyna-Jet Whiz jets flew quite well, especially the Hi-start launched version. One of my older brothers had the larger Cold Propellant powered jet. The only flight of it that I remember is one where he apparently under-charged the motor, which was a length of thick-walled rubber tubing with red plastic forward and rear closures. The motor hissed but didn't produce sufficient thrust, and the model fell after he gently tossed it.
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The rocket and the jet models all had noses made of rather firm yellow foam rubber. The rocket had no recovery system, but simply fell and then "bounced down" like the Estes Birdie badminton shuttlecock rocket.
I love the "technical" term for that method -- B.O.I.N.K. recovery (Bounce On Impact, No Kidding).

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