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Old 11-15-2019, 11:40 AM
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Default MMI Aerobee HI 001-A 795 original Kit need advice

Hello - I found your forum while searching for information on a rocket model kit I inherited from my dad. His main area of interest was balsa/motor free flight airplanes, but this kit was in with his supplies and appears never built. I understand it's a rare one, and am ultimately interested in selling it. I am looking for some opinions on what you see and if it should be sold intact ( sell and ship with the propellant is problematic), but am inclined not to break up the kit. It was in his hobby room closet for decades, and kept in another closet when I got it. I'd rather it go to someone who appreciates the history and can take care of it. Description and photos included - would love to get your input and advice. Thanks for any suggestions - your posts are instructive and dad would have enjoyed them.

Aerobee Hi Model Missile Kit, Denver Co. #001-A-795 . Original Box - shows foxing, wear on corners and tape marks. I haven't cleaned off the dust or other signs of aging on the pieces, but have the small loose pieces in a bag. Original Pricing was $7.95. Appears complete with blast deflector, 1 piece launch rod, plastic silver nose. Since the Rock a chute box was open I show the pieces - with 5 of the 6 still in the box. Took a separate picture of the body of the rocket and it appears something is in there - it's tight and I don't want to pull it out.

Thanks again. I appreciate any input as I figure out next steps for this kit.
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Old 11-15-2019, 12:05 PM
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You have a valuable collectors item. If you are going to sell it, auction it. Go for the highest bidder like on eBay.

Previous threads in this forum related to the MMI Aerobee kit:
https://forums.rocketshoppe.com/sho...ghlight=Aerobee
https://forums.rocketshoppe.com/sho...ghlight=Aerobee
https://forums.rocketshoppe.com/sho...ghlight=Aerobee
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https://forums.rocketshoppe.com/sho...ghlight=Aerobee
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Old 11-15-2019, 12:39 PM
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Default MMI Aerobee Hi 001-A 795

Thanks for the links - they are very helpful especially the great photos from Gus. I notice in one that there is a balsa sheet for the parts to be popped out, so apparently dad did get that far, since there are pieces and no sheet. The ones in the other photos appear to be in pretty good shape - while mine is nice, it shows its age and I'll need to study the pictures and inventory the original parts and compare to the direction sheet. My concern with ebay is that I'd likely have to separate the original box of motors to list it not to mention the challenge of shipping this item. (Unless they let me include but for pickup in our central fl area only.) I agree an auction would be preferable but still trying to figure out what I have and interest. It deserves more than bubble wrapped in a closet - your links will help with the research.
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Old 11-15-2019, 03:11 PM
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DO NOT BREAK IT UP !
It is worth FAR MORE $$$ intact.
FIND A WAY to ship it.
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Old 11-15-2019, 03:53 PM
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Default MMI Aerobee Hi 001-A 795

I agree with you. I think it's better preserved intact. Will work on the details of how to sell/deliver without cannibalizing it. Thank you.
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Old 11-15-2019, 09:54 PM
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Oh my, that's a true piece of model rocketry history!
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