Estes Flight Pack at Toys R Us

Estes Flight Pack at Toys R Us

Post by Greg Holdr » Mon, 11 Aug 1997 04:00:00



The cheapest I have seen the 24 engine Fight Pack is a Toys R Us
for 24.95. I havent seen a web/mail order beat that price. Some
came close. This is at least based on two TRU stores here in
Sacramento, CA. Your mileage may vary but I'm assuming they are
all the same nation wide.

It contains 6 each, A8-3, B6-4, C6-5, C6-7, 75 wadding sheets,
and ignighters.

Nope, dont work for nor hold stock for TRU, just passing the info.

The NAR group I was with was supprised at the price.

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Estes Flight Pack at Toys R Us

Post by Helen Rapoz » Mon, 11 Aug 1997 04:00:00



Quote:
> >It contains 6 each, A8-3, B6-4, C6-5, C6-7, 75 wadding sheets,
> >and ignighters.

> Do these large Flight Packs contain those little plastic igniter plugs
> also? I've never bought those separate packets of igniters-only either,
> but I don't think they include the plugs.

Yep the Flight Pack and the Bulk Pack contains the igniter plugs.
The separate packets of igniters don't have the plugs.  But the
plugs can be re-used.

Quote:
> ....Or is there some common replacement for those plugs that everyone else
> but me knows about? Like stuffing a little twist of wadding in the nozzle?

That was the old way.  Haven't used that method in a long time.

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Estes Flight Pack at Toys R Us

Post by Eric G. Hal » Mon, 11 Aug 1997 04:00:00


Quote:

> >It contains 6 each, A8-3, B6-4, C6-5, C6-7, 75 wadding sheets,
> >and ignighters.

> Do these large Flight Packs contain those little plastic igniter plugs
> also? I've never bought those separate packets of igniters-only either,
> but I don't think they include the plugs.

> ....Or is there some common replacement for those plugs that everyone else
> but me knows about? Like stuffing a little twist of wadding in the nozzle?

Yes thay come with the little plugs.  I still use tape works alot better

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Estes Flight Pack at Toys R Us

Post by Chop » Mon, 11 Aug 1997 04:00:00


    The cheapest I have seen the 24 engine Fight Pack is a Toys R Us
    for 24.95. I havent seen a web/mail order beat that price. Some
    came close. This is at least based on two TRU stores here in
    Sacramento, CA. Your mileage may vary but I'm assuming they are
    all the same nation wide.

I've never seen a flight-pack at a TRU near me.  Only threepacks (and now
sixpacks.)

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Estes Flight Pack at Toys R Us

Post by Frank DaCos » Tue, 12 Aug 1997 04:00:00


Quote:
>It contains 6 each, A8-3, B6-4, C6-5, C6-7, 75 wadding sheets,
>and ignighters.

Do these large Flight Packs contain those little plastic igniter plugs
also? I've never bought those separate packets of igniters-only either,
but I don't think they include the plugs.

....Or is there some common replacement for those plugs that everyone else
but me knows about? Like stuffing a little twist of wadding in the nozzle?

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Estes Flight Pack at Toys R Us

Post by Foxe » Tue, 12 Aug 1997 04:00:00


The flight packs include the little plastic plugs, but I never use
them, I always use the little plug of wadding or tissue.
I only paid $14.64 for my flight pack at TRU, on the clearance table
'cause the box was torn open but nothing was missing!

Quote:

>>It contains 6 each, A8-3, B6-4, C6-5, C6-7, 75 wadding sheets,
>>and ignighters.

>Do these large Flight Packs contain those little plastic igniter plugs
>also? I've never bought those separate packets of igniters-only either,
>but I don't think they include the plugs.

>....Or is there some common replacement for those plugs that everyone else
>but me knows about? Like stuffing a little twist of wadding in the nozzle?

>-----
>Frank DaCosta
>NAR# 70148
>TRA# Don't-ask-don't-tell
>http://www.netcom.com/~dacosta/rockets.htm


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Estes Flight Pack at Toys R Us

Post by J. Steven Yo » Tue, 12 Aug 1997 04:00:00


Quote:

>The cheapest I have seen the 24 engine Fight Pack is a Toys R Us
>for 24.95. I havent seen a web/mail order beat that price. Some
>came close. This is at least based on two TRU stores here in
>Sacramento, CA. Your mileage may vary but I'm assuming they are
>all the same nation wide.

>It contains 6 each, A8-3, B6-4, C6-5, C6-7, 75 wadding sheets,
>and ignighters.

The best semi-regular deal I've found on Flight Packs is through the
Michael's Craft Stores.  They often run coupons good for 30%, 40%, and
even 50% off on one item.  Usually these are for a limited period
(three specific days, a holiday, or a specific weekend.)  My supply of
18MM motors was getting thin, so I found a 50% off coupon and got a
Flight Pack for under $15.  The trick is finding the coupons, which
run irregularlly in their newspaper ads and insert flyers (though a
helpful clerk might be able to tell you when then next sale is
coming).  Occasionally they will also offer coupons in-store a few
weeks in advance of a sale, or print them on their plastic bags.  The
other trick is to be sure you have a Michaels nearby (though I think
they're in 30+ states right now) and that your local store has a
model/rocket section (from things posted here, this seems to vary from
store to store, as does the extent of their Estes-only selection).
But now that I know to look for them, I pick up a good coupon about
once a month or so.
     One other caution.  The last time I tried to use a 40% off
coupon, I discovered that they were having a blanket 20% off sale on
models that week, and WOULD NOT HONOR THE 40% off coupon (I was only
asking for 40% off full regular price, not off the already discounted
price).  Very annoying policy.
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Estes Flight Pack at Toys R Us

Post by The Silent Observe » Tue, 12 Aug 1997 04:00:00


Quote:

> >It contains 6 each, A8-3, B6-4, C6-5, C6-7, 75 wadding sheets,
> >and ignighters.

> Do these large Flight Packs contain those little plastic igniter plugs
> also? I've never bought those separate packets of igniters-only either,
> but I don't think they include the plugs.

I don't know if the Flight Packs include the ear plugs or not -- I know
the separate igniter packets don't.

Quote:
> ....Or is there some common replacement for those plugs that everyone else
> but me knows about? Like stuffing a little twist of wadding in the nozzle?

That was the way I did it in 1973, before the ear plugs came along...

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Estes Flight Pack at Toys R Us

Post by The Silent Observe » Tue, 12 Aug 1997 04:00:00


Quote:

>     The cheapest I have seen the 24 engine Fight Pack is a Toys R Us
>     for 24.95. I havent seen a web/mail order beat that price. Some
>     came close. This is at least based on two TRU stores here in
>     Sacramento, CA. Your mileage may vary but I'm assuming they are
>     all the same nation wide.

> I've never seen a flight-pack at a TRU near me.  Only threepacks (and now
> sixpacks.)

The Toy R Us here in Seattle, at Northgate Mall, has a couple of the
Flight Packs (6 each of A8-3, B6-4, C6-5, and C6-7, plus 24 igniters and
75 sheets of wadding -- enough to completely wear out an Alpha III and a
Big Bertha) -- I just saw 'em today, though I didn't note the price.  
They also have the six-packs for $8.99, in A8-3, B4-4, B6-4, and C6-5 --
I don't recall i they had them in C6-7 also, but they might.  Note that
the six-packs also include two small plastic envelopes of wadding,
limiting the need to purchase it separately (important, since TRU doesn't
appear to sell wadding separately).

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See, the ability of the brain to interpret _text_ is learned behavior,
no older than the pyramids.  But the brain has been interpreting
_pictures_ from _in_front_.  Much older circuitry, much faster traffic
flow, much more information density.  -- The Nazz

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Estes Flight Pack at Toys R Us

Post by Stephen DeArma » Tue, 12 Aug 1997 04:00:00


Quote:

> >It contains 6 each, A8-3, B6-4, C6-5, C6-7, 75 wadding sheets,
> >and ignighters.

> Do these large Flight Packs contain those little plastic igniter plugs
> also? I've never bought those separate packets of igniters-only either,
> but I don't think they include the plugs.

> ....Or is there some common replacement for those plugs that everyone else
> but me knows about? Like stuffing a little twist of wadding in the nozzle?

> -----
> Frank DaCosta
> NAR# 70148
> TRA# Don't-ask-don't-tell
> http://www.netcom.com/~dacosta/rockets.htm

           Yes they come in the bulk packs and I still use tape as well.
I tape them in. It may be over kill but I have never had one fail since
I started doing this.

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Estes Flight Pack at Toys R Us

Post by PeteAlw » Tue, 12 Aug 1997 04:00:00


Quote:

> also? I've never bought those separate packets of igniters-only either,
> but I don't think they include the plugs.

> ....Or is there some common replacement for those plugs that everyone
else
> but me knows about? Like stuffing a little twist of wadding in the

nozzle?

Well, those of us in the know will use a little twist of wadding in the
nozzle...well a little wad, stuffed in with one of those ballpoint pens
that have a protruding tip.  Ram it in good and tight, and you get
reliable ignition

(Asuming, of course, that the igniter is *in contact with the propellant*)

Peter Alway

 
 
 

Estes Flight Pack at Toys R Us

Post by WillCarn » Tue, 12 Aug 1997 04:00:00


Quote:

>    The cheapest I have seen the 24 engine Fight Pack is a Toys R Us
>    for 24.95. I havent seen a web/mail order beat that price. Some
>    came close. This is at least based on two TRU stores here in
>    Sacramento, CA. Your mileage may vary but I'm assuming they are
>    all the same nation wide.
>I've never seen a flight-pack at a TRU near me.  Only threepacks (and now
>sixpacks.)
>BillW
>--

The TRU store in my town only had three, which I purchased.
After that they no longer carried them.  And one of those three
I got at a discount because it was open.  They were a good buy.
My local Walmart has been clearancing out discountinued items
to get ready for a move.  I have picked up a lot of items there.

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Post by TJ Plaj » Tue, 12 Aug 1997 04:00:00




Quote:


>The flight packs include the little plastic plugs, but I never use
>them, I always use the little plug of wadding or tissue.

I have one curious question: Why don't you use them? I, like you used to use
the tissue wads and masking tape, but 1 out of 4 times there always was a
misfire. with the igniter plugs, the stay in there securely, and never had a
single misfire since they started including them in 92.

Keep em flying,

TJ

 
 
 

Estes Flight Pack at Toys R Us

Post by The Silent Observe » Tue, 12 Aug 1997 04:00:00


Quote:

> When I can't find any decent rocket stuff I also check out
> the plastic models in the same aisle. I've now got all the new AMT Star Trek
> stuff, and last time picked up a Voyager 3-pack (Voyager, Maquis, Kazon) for
> %16 - 40%.

Say, Bob -- that Maqui runabout looked like it might work for PMC,
possibly with clear fins, conceivably without...have you checked it, or
is it too small?

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Estes Flight Pack at Toys R Us

Post by Bill Sinki » Tue, 12 Aug 1997 04:00:00



[re buying Estes Flight Packs at Michael's]

Quote:
>     One other caution.  The last time I tried to use a 40% off
>coupon, I discovered that they were having a blanket 20% off sale on
>models that week, and WOULD NOT HONOR THE 40% off coupon

That's my experience the last two times I went to Michael's armed with
40% off coupons.  I don't know if it's a coincidence, or if they're
wise to the fact that nobody buys Flight Packs except during the
40% off weekend sales.

Bill