> In looking at the current auction going on, it amazes me that the
> Jayhawk, Terrier Sandhawk and Super Vega are going for upwards of $55.
> Is that price truly representative of what people will pay for these
> kits? Weren't they just discontinued by Estes this year? Is the
> supply out there in hobby shops that meager? Also, are the Jayhawk
> and TS worthwhile scale kits, or are they sport scale representations
reviewed during its production run. The upper stage Sandhawk was pretty
much the same kit as Estes had put out in the early 70's and is supposed
to be pretty accurate. On the other hand, I never heard anything but bad
reports about the Terrier booster. Poor quality centering rings, warped
parts, inaccurate dimensions....You could hardly give one away. They
were constantly being offered as 'bought, opened, looked at and don't
want' cheap kits.
Now two years out of production they are suddenly 'collectors' items!
Now the Jayhawk was supposed to be a reasonably accurate kit (although
there was a lot of debate about the recommended paint scheme). It was a
solid flyer on Aerotech E motors, but both the Estes D12 and Estes E15
were really too wimpy for it.
The Super Vega is another interesting kit. Estes sold that kit at a
discounted price for a year to get rid of excess inventory. I picked a
couple up for under $20 less than 2 years ago. Standard going price for
the kit. No idea why it is suddenly so 'valuable'.
I 'blame' it on the internet.
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