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Estes - Space Shuttle (Kit) [1976-1998]

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Manufacturer: Estes
Model: 1284
Power: Low-Power
Product Type: Kit
Production Years: 1976-1998
Recovery: Glide, Parachute
Status: Out-Of-Production
Style: Scale
Tags: Scale:Space Shuttle

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Flight Log

DateRocket NameMotor(s)AltitudeNotes
1996-08-01Dana Ryman's Estes Space ShuttleC5-3- Awesome! Picture perfect launch, deployment, and shuttle glided safely back. Did it again the next ...
1999-09-11David Fergus's Estes Space ShuttleC5-3- heeled over 50 off ground, flew horiz. for about 200ft and ejected just before impact, minor ...
2001-02-18Kenneth Johnson's Estes Space ShuttleC6-3- Victim of a dirty launch rod! Never left the pad under thrust, but when ejection occurred, it flew ...
2001-04-13David Fergus's Estes Space ShuttleC5-3- good straight flight to about 250 ft; orbitor glide was kind of fluttery due to stalls, aileron ...
2001-05-12David Fergus's Estes Space ShuttleC5-3- another good flight, fluttery glide. good recovery of booster on 18 plastic Estes chute
2001-07-28David Fergus's Estes Space ShuttleC5-3-
2002-02-09Dick Stafford's Estes Space ShuttleC6-3- Boost was slow and a lttle wobbly (due to the wind?) However, the ejection and recovery was fine. ...
2002-07-13Dick Stafford's Estes Space ShuttleC6-3- low arcing flight even though the wind was very light, parachute didn't deploy and the Shuttle had ...
2003-08-23Tim Doll's Estes Space ShuttleD13-4400 feet Great Flight. It took off arrow straight and flew to an estimated 400 feet. The shuttle 'trim' was ...
2003-10-25Glenn Weiss's Estes Space ShuttleC6-3- Flew up, heeled over and flew sideways for about 200 ft, possibly due to launch rod angle. ...
2003-10-26Tim Doll's Estes Space ShuttleD13-4- Nice flight - slight weathercock off the pad. The shuttle glides like a brick though.
2004-04-04Tim Doll's Estes Space ShuttleD13-4- Nice flight, too bad the shuttle still glides like a brick.
2004-10-09Dick Stafford's Estes Space ShuttleC6-3- low arcing flight; a C6-3 is barely enough for this model
2004-11-21Kenneth Benjaminsson's Estes Space ShuttleC6-3- a little wobble during powered flight, but not bad at all.Glider flew nicely in wide turns, and ...
2005-07-30Glenn Weiss's Estes Space ShuttleC6-3- Second flight of Columbia was an improvement but not great. Stack arced over and ejected maybe 60 ...
2006-04-18Matt Gillard's Estes Space ShuttleC6-3- Slow boost slightly backwards, core ejection just after shuttle tipped backwards at apogee, ...
2006-04-18Matt Gillard's Estes Space ShuttleC6-3- Slow straight boost, core ejection just after shuttle tipped backwards at apogee, shuttle back ...
2006-04-20Matt Gillard's Estes Space ShuttleC6-3- Slight off vertical boost, late core ejection, gave a short, but steady glide.
2006-06-08Matt Gillard's Estes Space ShuttleC6-3- arched flight, ejection of core was with the shuttle pointed down. Shuttled slammed into earth ...
2006-07-29Glenn Weiss's Estes Space ShuttleD21-4- A disaster, old motor malfunctioned, popping the orbiter off the stack before fully igniting, ...
2006-11-25Glenn Weiss's Estes Space ShuttleC6-3- Finally a good flight for Columbia! Stack did arc over, but it was in perfect position at ejection ...
2007-04-02Matt Gillard's Estes Space ShuttleC6-3- perfect flight, core ejection at horizontal gave the shuttle one of its best flights, landed ...
2007-04-02Matt Gillard's Estes Space ShuttleC6-3- arched on boost, hit the ground at core ejection- terrible flight, wing was a big problem -no ...
2007-05-06Matt Gillard's Estes Space ShuttleC6-3- near perfect flight, shuttle completed 2 and a half circuits before belly landing
2007-05-11Matt Gillard's Estes Space ShuttleC6-3- was pointing down at core eject. shuttle recovered to a horizontal glide with slight stalls but ...
2007-05-14Matt Gillard's Estes Space ShuttleC6-3- straight boost, gave a good glide, with a harder landing than normal
2007-05-14Matt Gillard's Estes Space ShuttleC6-3- arched boost hit the ground during coast phase -no damage
2007-05-14Matt Gillard's Estes Space ShuttleC6-3- arched boost in the opposite direction, again on the grould on ejection, motor retention clip ...
2007-06-16Dick Stafford's Estes Space ShuttleC6-3- No 'chute, minor tube crunch, motor mount damage. I could probably do surgery and fix it, but I ...
2007-06-30Glenn Weiss's Estes Space ShuttleC6-3- Our best flight yet with this model! Orbiter flew decently but was blown around a little by the ...
2007-10-14Matt Gillard's Estes Space ShuttleC6-3- arched boost -again, time to retire!
2007-11-04Matt Gillard's Estes Space ShuttleC6-3- arched boost, ejected a few feet of the ground, shuttle floated down -shockingly underpowered.
2009-08-16Glenn Weiss's Estes Space ShuttleC6-3- Decent flight. Orbiter did not glide that well but landed ok. Chute did not fully deploy from ...
2010-07-31Erik Kallstrom's Estes Space ShuttleD12-3- nice flight 150-200 ft, works much better on a D12 than a C-6
2011-08-20Glenn Weiss's Estes Space ShuttleC6-3- Good glide from orbiter. Booster suffered motor mount damage after cord separation, needs repair

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