Estes Saturn V

Estes Saturn V

Post by Philip Doolittl » Thu, 24 Dec 1998 04:00:00



    I just bought one of the new limited edition Saturn V's from Estes.
Real pain in the ***to get.  Built one many years ago, only to watch
it dart on the third or fourth flight.  Here's my question:  Should I
build it, keep it in the box, or sell it now so I don't have to have a
nervous breakdown as it lifts off?

    Also, does anyone have an original Goblin (or just the NC) they
wanna sell, rent or loan?

Philip

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Post by Ted Phipp » Fri, 25 Dec 1998 04:00:00


Quote:

>     Also, does anyone have an original Goblin (or just the NC) they
> wanna sell, rent or loan?

<start vague, semi-helpful reply>

BMC sells 'em.  I picked one up at NARAM for a few bucks.  IIRC, it's a
BNC-55AO or BNC-55AY?  One's for the Cherokee D, the other for the Goblin.

<end embarrassingly imprecise reply>

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Post by PeteAlw » Fri, 25 Dec 1998 04:00:00


There is also a Plastic version of the Goblin nose cone that was used in some
kit our club kitbashed last winter.  Dadgum if I can remember the name--like
firebird or starbird or something.

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Post by Tim » Fri, 25 Dec 1998 04:00:00


I used an old Estes Meteor (No. 2025) which has been out of production for a
while.  That name has been used on other kits with different nosecones, so don't be
confused.  This rocket was blue and white in the catalog.  The nice thing about it
was that the body tube of that kit was the same length as the Goblin, so I didn't
have to waste a full length of BT-55.

I just checked my 1998 catalog, and the Estes Firebird does look like it has the
right nosecone.  The f-22 Air Superiority Fighter definately has the correct
nosecone...I'm building one for my son right now.   It looks too pointed in the
photo on page 32, but it's definately the right cone.

Tim

P.S.  It's the PNC-55AO   The part number listed on the F-22 instructions is 071075
which would only be usefull if you called Estes and asked for a replacement part.

Quote:

> There is also a Plastic version of the Goblin nose cone that was used in some
> kit our club kitbashed last winter.  Dadgum if I can remember the name--like
> firebird or starbird or something.

> Peter Alway

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Post by The Silent Observe » Fri, 25 Dec 1998 04:00:00


Quote:


> >     Also, does anyone have an original Goblin (or just the NC) they
> > wanna sell, rent or loan?

> <start vague, semi-helpful reply>

> BMC sells 'em.  I picked one up at NARAM for a few bucks.  IIRC, it's a
> BNC-55AO or BNC-55AY?  One's for the Cherokee D, the other for the Goblin.

Well, neither of those is for the Cherokee-D -- it uses the BNC-55AC, or
alternately the PNC-55AC; same nose as the Arcas kit.

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Post by PnmaFlo » Sun, 27 Dec 1998 04:00:00


Original Gob NC was the Estes BNC-55AO.
The Cherokee-D was the Estes BNC-55AC.
IIRC, both now avail from BMS...
My daughter's "Firestreak" has a plastic similar in shape to the ol' 55AO, buy
is a smaller diameter. Fits them lil' white tubes in the E2X kits. Maybe about
a BT-50 size? Hey, a "minimum diameter" BP Goblin would be kinda cool!
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