Estes - Orbital Transport Kit

Manufacturer: Estes
Model: 1242, K-42
Product Type: Kit
Production Years: 1969-1985
Status: Out-Of-Production
Style: Futuristic/Exotic, Glider
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  • Estes - Orbital Transport {Kit} (1242, K-42) [1969-1985] By Jason Vennard

    This is a limited-edition re-release of the Orbital Transport, new for 2002. Single 18mm motor booster with a single glider that sits piggy back on the main rocket, and is released at apogee. Skill Level 4 kit. There is a large number of parts to this kit. Two body tubes, one for the booster and one for the glider, likewise two nose cones. three sheets of uncut balsa for fin material, ...

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