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Old 11-05-2011, 01:30 AM
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I'm trying to track down the stock number for the old Custom Rockets Landviper that was apparently availible in the mid 90s. I have the scans of the 94 catalog but the text is illegible.

I know that custom is getting ready to re-release the Landviper but they are doing so under a different number. I am looking for the original.

Can anybody help?
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Old 11-05-2011, 01:57 AM
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oops.

I'd also like to get the number for the Custom TriStar which apparently has gone OOP. At least it no longer appears on their site.
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Old 11-05-2011, 02:01 AM
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I'm trying to track down the stock number for the old Custom Rockets Landviper that was apparently availible in the mid 90s. I have the scans of the 94 catalog but the text is illegible.

I know that custom is getting ready to re-release the Landviper but they are doing so under a different number. I am looking for the original.

Can anybody help?

Depends on how sharp your eyes are. http://www.ninfinger.org/rockets/no...a/94cust06.html
Then again......http://www.oldrocketplans.com/custo...01/cus10001.htm
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Old 11-05-2011, 02:18 AM
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Thanks!

That catalog was the scan I had and could not read. The plans did the trick. I forgot about them!
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Old 11-05-2011, 09:00 AM
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Thanks!

That catalog was the scan I had and could not read. The plans did the trick. I forgot about them!

As for the Tristar, it hasn't really been discontinued, just reborn in three new decal schemes.
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As for the Tristar, it hasn't really been discontinued, just reborn in three new decal schemes.


i noticed that. They have different product numbers though. I was looking for the one on the original.

I finally found it at Red Arrow Hobbies.

I do appreciate the help.
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The Landviper was a fun kit, I have yet to fly mine ( have to fix the upper lanch lug, painted it seperately in pieces, when gluing together, the glue grabbed withthe lug just barely out of line .

real soft balssa fins on the one I have, so might not survive many landings.. wait n see.


I want to fly it on a trio of the Quest chinese C's - should be fun

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I don't know a lot about Custom. I have some of their kits and have vague memories of their presence in the LHS in the mid 90s.

I assume the Landviper was once their signature product since the product number is "1" and they are re-releasing it.

They seem to be getting more involved after a long period of the "same old same old"
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I don't know a lot about Custom. I have some of their kits and have vague memories of their presence in the LHS in the mid 90s.

I assume the Landviper was once their signature product since the product number is "1" and they are re-releasing it.

They seem to be getting more involved after a long period of the "same old same old"

Cool kits early on, but it started to go bad when I noticed that my Custom Razor had switched to stickers from decals. To me, that means a lack of attention to detail, and it turned out to be a sign of things to come. The lineup got consistently dumbed down, to the point that I didn't even bother to check on the rockets when I visited the LHS. I do like what I've seen of late, even though the new Landviper is a bit different than the old one. I'm not going to bust Estes chops for that, so I'll do Custom the same courtesy.
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Cool kits early on, but it started to go bad when I noticed that my Custom Razor had switched to stickers from decals. To me, that means a lack of attention to detail, and it turned out to be a sign of things to come. The lineup got consistently dumbed down, to the point that I didn't even bother to check on the rockets when I visited the LHS. I do like what I've seen of late, even though the new Landviper is a bit different than the old one. I'm not going to bust Estes chops for that, so I'll do Custom the same courtesy.



That's pretty much the impression I had gotten for the company.

As for the LV, I am indexing the new one as a derrivative of the original instead of as a reissue.
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