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Old 03-23-2007, 04:41 PM
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John, I noticed that your JT-80C is also cut rough like mine in both my kits. I am only currious, did Estes cut there own tubes? Mine look pretty bad, heck I think I could have done a better job. I am only wondering because it seems it would have taken a long time to cut a bunch of these tubes by hand. I thought Estes ordered there tubes pre-cut from a dealer.
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Old 03-23-2007, 04:51 PM
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John, I noticed that your JT-80C is also cut rough like mine in both my kits. I am only currious, did Estes cut there own tubes? Mine look pretty bad, heck I think I could have done a better job. I am only wondering because it seems it would have taken a long time to cut a bunch of these tubes by hand. I thought Estes ordered there tubes pre-cut from a dealer.


Hi;

I think my photo makes the edges look worse than they are, most likely because of the depth of field. My part appears to have the same factory edge that most Estes tubes have, so I'm pretty sure it was cut by their tube vendor. Estes outsourced tubes after just a couple of years of operation, it seems.
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Old 03-23-2007, 05:32 PM
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I think my photo makes the edges look worse than they are, most likely because of the depth of field. .
That's my take, too.

I have a couple of these at the house, one left over from my Super Big Bertha interpretation

I thought they were kinda wimpy, but, since these were intended to be mated permanently to both tubes, they don't need to be very long nor any stronger than the tubes being joined. So I concluded they are in fact up to the task (when used with perfectly square cut tubes as is generally the case with Estes).

BUT, since we all like to break our SBB's, Comanches, et al, in the middle, then an aftermarket coupler is a must. As a result, I have these leftovers. One of these days, I need to put all my undersized/leftover motor tubes, parachutes and shock cords on Ebay along with my 21mm FSI parts

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Resurrecting another ancient thread (it's what I do, apparently):

Has anybody redrawn the Estes Star Rider #2010 decals?

If so, can you point me to a link? Thanks in advance.
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Sorry, another nitpicking update on this archaic thread.
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Over at JimZ, there's a note that says:

http://www.spacemodeling.org/jimz/estes/est2010.txt

"The ring fins on the Star Rider are BT-80 24mm long, and the [BT-50] body tube is 350 mm long."

[SNIP]The Kevin Johnson "Star Rider" review on EMRR used the stock Nemesis 12.7" BT-50.
https://www.rocketreviews.com/estes...in-johnson.html
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I have an unopened kit and I measured the tube [and] it is indeed 12.7" long.
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...the BT-50L entry in the 1974 Parts Catalog is indeed correct, and as Gordon has already reported, the airframe tubes I measured in the approximately half-dozen Star Rider kits I examined for the Tube Reference all fell within the variance I discussed in the Appendix of the Tube Reference document. As Craig mentions, the BT-50L is notorious for being cut at slightly different lengths. 12.7" (12-11/16") is as good a nominal measurement as any.
Given these “...two original kit data points,” per original poster EV:

12.7" = 323 mm, instead of 350 mm as noted on the original Estes instruction sheet.

Anal retentive? Sure. To a former TV news reporter? No. A minor detail, yes, but now my brain can stop spinning.

Moving on,
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