Model Rocket News from Estes

Model Rocket News from Estes

Post by Rockmanz » Sun, 19 Jul 1998 04:00:00



I filled out a respose card that came with my Lance Beta model (the one I got
at the Hobby Lobby 1/2 price sale) and sent it in as they promised a North
Coast catalog for my effort. The catalog came today *with* another little
suprise a copy of Model Rocket News. The "magazine" has a sales price on it of
$1, but on the inside cover it says that as long as you make a $30 total annual
mail order purchase, it's free. This issue (Volume 37, Number 1  Issue 92) is
surely and old one as they have a photo contest that ended Jan 30, 1998, but
there is an interesting 2 stage model plan (The Tao) which uses spin stability
for the upper stage. The lower stage has a side parachute compartment which
deploys on seperation and the upper stage has an rearward sliding motor mount
(it has a stop to keep it in the model) and the parachute is stored above the
lower centering ring. All in all a very cool model. Might just have to build
one of these babys.


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Model Rocket News from Estes

Post by Tim » Sun, 19 Jul 1998 04:00:00


Quote:

> I filled out a respose card that came with my Lance Beta model (the one I got
> at the Hobby Lobby 1/2 price sale) and sent it in as they promised a North
> Coast catalog for my effort. The catalog came today *with* another little
> suprise a copy of Model Rocket News. The "magazine" has a sales price on it of
> $1, but on the inside cover it says that as long as you make a $30 total annual
> mail order purchase, it's free. This issue (Volume 37, Number 1  Issue 92) is
> surely and old one as they have a photo contest that ended Jan 30, 1998, but
> there is an interesting 2 stage model plan (The Tao) which uses spin stability
> for the upper stage. The lower stage has a side parachute compartment which
> deploys on seperation and the upper stage has an rearward sliding motor mount
> (it has a stop to keep it in the model) and the parachute is stored above the
> lower centering ring. All in all a very cool model. Might just have to build
> one of these babys.

They must change their policy on a weekly basis.  The last direct order
I sent to Estes, I got a letter stating they would levy a sizable mail
order surcharge.  It was discussed here on r.m.r. that they were trying
to get out of the direct mail order business.  By the way, my order was
about $45 and I never got a single MRN.  I did get a 1998 catalog, but
that's it.

Tim