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Estes Mosquito 301% Upscale


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Scratch Mosquito 301 Cluster

Part of my mosquito family. This is a 301% upscale of an Estes mosquito, fitted with 2 x 18mm cluster mount. Designed to return via a streamer, but a small chute, could be used.

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Model Rocket Building: Little Joe II for sale on EBAY
A finished Semroc LITTLE JOE II is up for bids on Ebay - HERE Stop by and make a bid on this classic! If anyone is interested I also have a great Bagpipe instruction series listed on Ebay. Yes, I'm a chick magnet. I fly rockets and play the Bagpipes.
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Model Rocket Building: Quest X-15 Build, Part 1 Parts
Quest Aerospace is offering an X-15 kit parts pack HERE X-15 Parts Pack includes the following parts: 2014-1010 X-15 Instructions 2014-1030 X-15 Decal 20222 X-15 Nose Cone 33030 X-15 Balsa Big Sheet 33051 X-15 Balsa Strakes To the right are all the parts needed for the complete build: To build the complete model you'll need to add: 12" or 15" Parachute 2" Launch Lug 135 lb. Kevlar Elastic shock Cord Engine Hook BT-20/35mm Centering Rings .25 oz. Clay Weight Engine Block Motor Mount Tube 35mm Quest tube, 11" or 13" Right now the complete kit is OOP. The parts pack listed above is whats ...
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Model Rocket Building: MPC Vostok Build, Part 1 Parts
Round 2 has brought back the MPC Vostok and Titan IIIC plastic models HERE . The re-release kit doesn't include any parts for flight. EDIT: The larger flight fins are included. The two piece molded launch lugs are still on the molded pieces. This build is the older version from the 1970s where you could "Build To Fly" or Build To Display". I'll try to include all information needed for the flying conversion. You should be able to fit a 20mm (or BT-20 tube with a shim) in the hollow middle plastic section. The AVI folks sent this one to me. I've had it in storage for over 35 years. The ...
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Model Rocket Building: Estes Prices Going Up April 1
Uh-Oh! Estes retail prices are going up on April 1, 2014 Here's a few examples: 1261 Baby Bertha $13.99 2264 12" Parachute $ 3.99 1225 Alpha $16.99 2265 15" Parachute $ 4.29 3217 Vagabond $23.99 2267 18" Parachute $ 4.99 3221 QCC Explorer $22.99 2271 24" Parachute $ 5.49 Estes parachute prices in 2010 were ridiculous! That year the retail price for a 12" parachute was $8.29 Three years ago, Estes brought out the new retro print parachutes. The prices were reasonable. In 2011 the retail price for a new retro print 12" parachute was $1.39 You wanna try ...
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Model Rocket Building: Pigasus Kit Now Available!
Here's one that took too long to get produced! The Odd'l Rockets PIGASUS kit is now available from HERE Kit Features: Parachute Recovery Decals and Printed Wings and Goggles Windswept Ears and Balsa Razorback! When Pig's Fly! EDIT: The initial six kits at NARCON sold the first day. The second litter of five kits listed at on March 17 sold out within hours. More are on the way - I hope! Anyone have a line on ST-18 tubes?
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