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Old 01-22-2021, 12:33 PM
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Also looking forward to the upscale Mars Snooper and hoping Estes went with the 24mm motor mount for it.
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Old 01-22-2021, 12:44 PM
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Also looking forward to the upscale Mars Snooper and hoping Estes went with the 24mm motor mount for it.

I’d say it’s a good bet it will be 24mm powered but if it isn’t that’s an easy mod to do. With the DBRM out the big Snooper can’t be too far behind.
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Old 01-22-2021, 01:14 PM
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I think 2022 will be the 50th anniversary of the Goblin and hoping Estes will come out with a upscale 3” or 4” diameter PSII Goblin with a nice nylon chute and nice decals.
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Old 01-22-2021, 01:45 PM
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I think 2022 will be the 50th anniversary of the Goblin and hoping Estes will come out with a upscale 3” or 4” diameter PSII Goblin with a nice nylon chute and nice decals.

Or just buy a LOC or Wildman Goblin
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Old 01-22-2021, 03:12 PM
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I was hoping they were going to do it in the 4" HD tubing of the Mega Der Red Max.
Something "H" capable.

The lack of a Nylon Chute of AT LEAST 24" really STINKS.
Cheap plastic Chutes on big rockets are LOUSY. Having to add $15+ to the price to outfit it with a decent chute makes it a kit I won't buy...

I was all set to buy the Skylab Saturn V when it was originally announced it would contain the parts to make it a "manned mission" Apollo Saturn V. Now I'm most likely not buying it unless I find a really good price.
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Old 01-22-2021, 03:34 PM
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I was hoping they were going to do it in the 4" HD tubing of the Mega Der Red Max.
Something "H" capable.

The lack of a Nylon Chute of AT LEAST 24" really STINKS.
Cheap plastic Chutes on big rockets are LOUSY. Having to add $15+ to the price to outfit it with a decent chute makes it a kit I won't buy...

I was all set to buy the Skylab Saturn V when it was originally announced it would contain the parts to make it a "manned mission" Apollo Saturn V. Now I'm most likely not buying it unless I find a really good price.

Unless Estes starts making motors with more power than the current BP 29mm motors I think the possibility of 4” diameter PSII kits or the use of plywood for fins and centering rings is about zero. The last three PSII kits - Star Orbiter, Super Big Bertha and Doorknob - were all specifically designed to be safely flyable on adapted 24mm E and F BP motors and the 3” DBRM follows suite. There are plenty of people making MPR/HPR kits out there that are better than the best “golden age” PSII kits plus Toby Vanderbeek is happy to sell all the MDRMs, Leviathans, Ventrii, Partizons etc... rockets anyone cares to buy.

I do find the plastic rather than nylon chute disappointing. As far as the peel and stick decals it really depends on the quality - the ones that came with my Quest Mean Green are quite good, almost to the level of cut vinyl.
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Old 01-22-2021, 05:09 PM
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Or just buy a LOC or Wildman Goblin


I already have the LOC 4” diameter Goblin and would like to see Estes do an upscale 3” or 4” diameter.
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Old 01-22-2021, 05:12 PM
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I do find the plastic rather than nylon chute disappointing. As far as the peel and stick decals it really depends on the quality - the ones that came with my Quest Mean Green are quite good, almost to the level of cut vinyl.


Waterslide decals become very difficult to apply when they get that large (and remember, Der Red Max has that big black and white decal that wraps around the body tube - on a 3" tube it's going to be almost 10"x 4" - that's really big for waterslide. Peal and stick or cut vinyl are almost mandatory when they get that big.
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From having wrestled with the decal on the Mega DRM, I agree with Tim. It was an experience I’m not looking to repeat....even if it did come out OK (if you don’t look too close).
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