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Question For Anyone Who Cares

Post by Willi » Sat, 23 Nov 1996 04:00:00



  Do any oldtime launchers remember a make from Estes Stealth model
which has two launch lugs and has wings coming out the back?My dad has
one and I am just curious?

 
 
 

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Post by March A. Brin » Sat, 23 Nov 1996 04:00:00


Quote:

>  Do any oldtime launchers remember a make from Estes Stealth model
>which has two launch lugs and has wings coming out the back?My dad has
>one and I am just curious?

I have such a rocket. I got it for my 15th or 16th birthday and when I
finished it, I painted it flourescent orange (an _orange_ Stealth?!?). One
of the more unique features about flying this kit was that when it ejected
relatively close to the ground (flying on, say, a B6-4, not screaming in
with an ejection-less C6; more on that later), you can hear the plastic
parts hit each other. Kind of a silly sound at time of ejection, really.

I've flown mine several times with B6-4s and C6-5s. On one occasion, it
lawndarted right into the ground (not under power, however). The only
damage was to the paint job. I flew it later the same day!

Point of information; I'm 21, by few means an "old time[r]"!

                                                        Marc

 
 
 

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Post by Willia » Sat, 23 Nov 1996 04:00:00


    Do any oldtime launchers remember a make from Estes Stealth model
    which has two launch lugs and has wings coming out the back?My dad has
    one and I am just curious?

Yeah, I got one.  Has a black parachute too (never put that together,
though.  Looked like a piece of garbage bag!)

It's not THAT old - less than 10 years, certainly.

There are people on this list who remember 30 year old rockets...

BillW

 
 
 

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Post by Willi » Sun, 24 Nov 1996 04:00:00



    Do any oldtime launchers remember a make from Estes Stealth model
    which has two launch lugs and has wings coming out the back? My
dad has
 one and I am just curious?
Yeah, I got one.  Has a black parachute too (never put that together,
though.  Looked like a piece of garbage bag!)
It's not THAT old - less than 10 years, certainly.
There are people on this list who remember 30 year old rockets...

Quote:
>It isn't garbage!!!It is the best flying rocket we have!!!
>It breaks sometimes but we can always glue it back
>together.We usually launch it with a B6-4 or C6-5 engine.
>The rocket is awesome!!!


 
 
 

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Post by Stan Huy » Sun, 24 Nov 1996 04:00:00


Quote:


>Subject: Re: Question For Anyone Who Cares
>Date: Sat, 23 Nov 1996 20:37:36 GMT

>    Do any oldtime launchers remember a make from Estes Stealth model
>    which has two launch lugs and has wings coming out the back? My
>dad has
> one and I am just curious?
>Yeah, I got one.  Has a black parachute too (never put that together,
>though.  Looked like a piece of garbage bag!)
>It's not THAT old - less than 10 years, certainly.
>There are people on this list who remember 30 year old rockets...

Correction....

There are people on this list that _have_ 30 year old rockets.  Some of them
still in mint kit form.  I probably enjoy collecting more than I do building
and flying.

Quote:
>>It isn't garbage!!!It is the best flying rocket we have!!!
>>It breaks sometimes but we can always glue it back
>>together.We usually launch it with a B6-4 or C6-5 engine.
>>The rocket is awesome!!!


 
 
 

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Post by Chop » Sun, 24 Nov 1996 04:00:00


    Yeah, I got one.  Has a black parachute too (never put that together,
    though.  Looked like a piece of garbage bag!)

    >It isn't garbage!!!It is the best flying rocket we have!!!
    >It breaks sometimes but we can always glue it back
    >together.We usually launch it with a B6-4 or C6-5 engine.

I didn't mean that the rocket was garbage, but that the parachute looked
like it was cut from a leaf-bag.  I have lots of unbuilt chutes, cause I
put snap swivels on them an only need one chute for each size...

BillW

 
 
 

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Post by Chop » Sun, 24 Nov 1996 04:00:00


test

 After years of reading/posting news with the same software, I just noticed
 that it's been mangling my nickname.  Sigh.  See if this works better.

BillW

 
 
 

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Post by Wolfram v.Kipars » Mon, 25 Nov 1996 04:00:00


Quote:

> Correction....

> There are people on this list that _have_ 30 year old rockets.  

Further clarification.  There are people on this list that _have_ rocket
kits that are nearly 40 years old.  The hobby (as we know it today)
started in 1957.

Wolf

 
 
 

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Post by Adrian Hu » Thu, 28 Nov 1996 04:00:00


Quote:

<Someone else writes:
>    Do any oldtime launchers remember a make from Estes Stealth model
>    which has two launch lugs and has wings coming out the back?My dad has
>    one and I am just curious?

>Yeah, I got one.  Has a black parachute too (never put that together,
>though.  Looked like a piece of garbage bag!)

>It's not THAT old - less than 10 years, certainly.

I suspect you're thinking of the Black Hawk.  That is the one which I have that
was marketed as a "stealth fighter"; you were supposed to paint it overall black
and it had a black "bin-liner" parachute, which I also never used.  It only has
one launch lug, though, so this may not be the one the original poster was asking
about.  It has two body tubes, and a sort of cardboard box at the rear which forms
the "cockpit" and also holds the engine mount.  It looks sort of, but not exactly,
like the fighter ships in "Buck Rogers in the 25th Century".

--
 "Keyboard?  How quaint!" - M. Scott



 
 
 

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Post by Roy Gre » Thu, 28 Nov 1996 04:00:00


Quote:


><Someone else writes:

>>It's not THAT old - less than 10 years, certainly.
>I suspect you're thinking of the Black Hawk.  That is the one which I have that
>was marketed as a "stealth fighter"; you were supposed to paint it overall black
>and it had a black "bin-liner" parachute, which I also never used.  It only has
>one launch lug, though, so this may not be the one the original poster was asking
>about.  It has two body tubes, and a sort of cardboard box at the rear which forms
>the "cockpit" and also holds the engine mount.  It looks sort of, but not exactly,
>like the fighter ships in "Buck Rogers in the 25th Century".

That may be due to the fact that the BlackHawk was essentially a
re-release of a licensed "Buck Rogers in the 25th Century" kit
produced by Centuri back when that show was on TV.  
 
 
 

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Post by Chop » Fri, 29 Nov 1996 04:00:00


    I suspect you're thinking of the Black Hawk.  That is the one which I
    have that was marketed as a "stealth fighter"; you were supposed to
    paint it overall black and it had a black "bin-liner" parachute, which
    I also never used.  It only has one launch lug, though, so this may
    not be the one the original poster was asking about.

You're right.  I have both, and I had forgoten which had the black chute.

The "Stealth" is Estes kit #1929, has a (more or less hexagonal)
plastic outer body over a BT-50 sized tube.  The two launch lugs are
supposed to look like missile pods or somesuch - you only have to use
one of them for launching!  The Blackhawk has the two (BT50) body
tubes and the ducted ejection charge (and something like 10 part
fiberboard fin assemblies!)  Both are pretty neat rockets.  The "Stealth"
is a little on the heavy side, and it's fins seem prone to breaking because
there are always parts sticking out in unusual directions and catching on
things (I hate it when you break your rockets without flying them!)

Both are cool looking rockets - Estes should do more of them!

BillW