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Old 04-27-2011, 08:49 AM
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That MAXI Alpha is a sweet kit...probably be cool to cluster it....


There is no Maxi Alpha kit. There is only a Maxi Alpha 3 kit and it has huge plastic motor mount centering rings which will require massive carving and hacking to accommodate a cluster.

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Old 04-27-2011, 11:09 AM
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There is no Maxi Alpha kit. There is only a Maxi Alpha 3 kit and it has huge plastic motor mount centering rings which will require massive carving and hacking to accommodate a cluster.



Better to kitbash one out of an Executioner. Those TTW fins are just beggin for 24mm motor tubes between those tabs...


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Old 04-29-2011, 11:51 PM
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I just finished assembling one of the new Estes Maxi Alpha 3 kits.

Mine is slightly modified with a thicker walled motor mount tube, ejection baffle and longer shock cord.
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Old 06-05-2011, 08:17 AM
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Bob and anyone else who has built the new MA3.

How much does your kit weight without engine?

Mine comes in at 8.5 ounces.
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Bob and anyone else who has built the new MA3.

How much does your kit weight without engine?

Mine comes in at 8.5 ounces.


My MA3 weighs in at 8.6 ounces.

I did not paint the body tube but I did add a baffle, heavier-walled motor mount tube and longer shock cord.
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Old 06-05-2011, 02:14 PM
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I have an MA3 from the prior reissue - unpainted except for the nose cone and with a Semroc BT-80 baffle installed, it is just a hair over 8.0 ounces, FWIW.
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Old 06-07-2011, 02:00 AM
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Thanks Bob, so ours have the same weight. Good to know.

I get the funny feeling that the nose cone in the new kit is heavier than the original nose cone (I don't have one to compare). I had a lot off left over plastic in my nose cone that I carefully removed with a drill by making little pieces so they would fall out.
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