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Old 04-17-2019, 07:52 PM
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I got a query from a friend a few days ago asking help with identifying a model. The picture was on eBay with a Designer's Special....but clearly this is a set of kit instructions. The thing is, we can't quite figure out what kit it is. Anybody know?

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Not a kit.
Set of parts for a DOM design.
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Old 04-17-2019, 08:21 PM
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I got a query from a friend a few days ago asking help with identifying a model. The picture was on eBay with a Designer's Special....but clearly this is a set of kit instructions. The thing is, we can't quite figure out what kit it is. Anybody know?

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Having a little trouble reading the plan name...is it "Quazar"?

Definitely looks like an MRN DOM plan to me...but it's not appearing in any of my MRN's (and I've got a lot of 'em). Anybody else have their MRN plans in a searchable database?
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Old 04-17-2019, 08:36 PM
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DWolman might know. He has the kit plan listed on an old thread:
http://oldrocketforum.com/showpost....57&postcount=64
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I got a query from a friend a few days ago asking help with identifying a model. The picture was on eBay with a Designer's Special....but clearly this is a set of kit instructions. The thing is, we can't quite figure out what kit it is. Anybody know?

Very interesting. Plan is definitely Estes. But it looks... somewhat... like the North Coast Quasar NG, and less like the Estes Quasar of old.
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Old 04-17-2019, 11:33 PM
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I think it says "Quazar" with a z....and the only hit I got on "Estes Quazar" was the 2006 post that BARGeezer links to above.
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Best I can figure, it is a foreign clone.
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I got a query from a friend a few days ago asking help with identifying a model. The picture was on eBay with a Designer's Special....but clearly this is a set of kit instructions. The thing is, we can't quite figure out what kit it is. Anybody know?

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Here is JimZ's click-able DOM plans list (see: http://www.spacemodeling.org/jimz/eirp.htm ), although it doesn't list a "Quazar" (besides the--correctly-spelled--Estes Citation Quasar kit, Centuri also offered a Quasar kit, which was a three-finned "Buck Rogers/Flash Gordon"-era looking science fiction model: http://www.ninfinger.org/rockets/no...a/72cen026.html ). I also looked on EMRR, which includes reviews of models built from the old Estes "Model Rocket News" plans, and it listed nothing for "Quazar" ("Quasar" brought up several entries, although none is the one you seek: https://www.rocketreviews.com/index...s&search=Quasar ), and:

However, *this* http://www.ninfinger.org/rockets/no...a/77est058.html picture, from page 59 of the 1977 Estes Catalog, shows a rocket that looks rather like the Quazar (it has forward-swept fins). And just for completeness' sake (seeing that the Quazar is/was an Estes plan), the Centuri "public plans" (not kit plans, but plans submitted by individuals) were included in their catalogs and the catalogs' article inserts: http://www.ninfinger.org/rockets/rockets.html . I'm sorry that I wasn't able to be of more help, but I was at least able to eliminate what and where it *wasn't*, which will hopefully narrow the search.
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It's an Estes DOM (Design of the Month) plan. "Winner of the May 1978 Design of the Month Contest by Michael Hardman - Cary, N.C." is the text below the plan name. that came from my copy of the plan.
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It's an Estes DOM (Design of the Month) plan. "Winner of the May 1978 Design of the Month Contest by Michael Hardman - Cary, N.C." is the text below the plan name. that came from my copy of the plan.
Buzz, is there any chance you could scan the plan and post a PDF here? It's such a rare one, it would be great if it were on YORP or JimZ...
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