Impressions of new 1997 Estes Kit Offerings

Impressions of new 1997 Estes Kit Offerings

Post by Mark Johnso » Sat, 21 Dec 1996 04:00:00



As many of you know, my wife works part time in a local hobby shop that
sells, among other things, model and HP rocket stuff. When the new Estes
kits came in, she had some rather interesting tongue-in-cheek one-line
reviews of them, based on appearances. For your amu***t, here they
are:

Nike Arrow: "It's a Gnome with a booster!"

X-Ray: "A Gnome with a payload section."

Flash: "A stretched Alpha"

Fat Boy: "An Alien Space Probe without the landing struts."

Quark: "Mosquito with pointy fins and nose cone."

Long Shot: "A stretched Maniac with a booster."

Please note that this is not intended to disparage Estes products in
any way...I just thought these were funny.

Happy Holidays to All!

--
Mark Johnson                       USnail: Symbios Logic, Inc

Voice: (316) 636-8189 [V+654-8189]         3718 N. Rock Rd.
Visit our web page: http://www.FoundCollection.com/ Wichita, KS  67226

 
 
 

Impressions of new 1997 Estes Kit Offerings

Post by DG » Sat, 21 Dec 1996 04:00:00


Quote:

> As many of you know, my wife works part time in a local hobby shop that
> sells, among other things, model and HP rocket stuff.

Blessing: "Honey, can you bring home a couple G80's, a J350 and some
30-minute epoxy"

Curse: She has a very good idea what all this costs.

--
DG
TRA #4666

 
 
 

Impressions of new 1997 Estes Kit Offerings

Post by Henr » Sat, 21 Dec 1996 04:00:00


Quote:

> As many of you know, my wife works part time in a local hobby shop that
> sells, among other things, model and HP rocket stuff. When the new Estes
> kits came in, she had some rather interesting tongue-in-cheek one-line
> reviews of them, based on appearances. For your amu***t, here they
> are:

> Nike Arrow: "It's a Gnome with a booster!"

> X-Ray: "A Gnome with a payload section."

> Flash: "A stretched Alpha"

> Fat Boy: "An Alien Space Probe without the landing struts."

> Quark: "Mosquito with pointy fins and nose cone."

> Long Shot: "A stretched Maniac with a booster."

> Please note that this is not intended to disparage Estes products in
> any way...I just thought these were funny.

> Happy Holidays to All!

> --
> Mark Johnson                       USnail: Symbios Logic, Inc

> Voice: (316) 636-8189 [V+654-8189]         3718 N. Rock Rd.
> Visit our web page: http://www.FoundCollection.com/ Wichita, KS  67226

--------

The only thing that I found interesting, is alot of the new kits have
rear
ejection for the chutes. I thought something like that would be over the
heads of Estes.

Henry.

 
 
 

Impressions of new 1997 Estes Kit Offerings

Post by Bob Kapl » Sun, 22 Dec 1996 04:00:00


Quote:

> As many of you know, my wife works part time in a local hobby shop that
> sells, among other things, model and HP rocket stuff. When the new Estes
> kits came in, she had some rather interesting tongue-in-cheek one-line
> reviews of them, based on appearances. For your amu***t, here they
> are:

> Nike Arrow: "It's a Gnome with a booster!"

> X-Ray: "A Gnome with a payload section."

> Flash: "A stretched Alpha"

> Fat Boy: "An Alien Space Probe without the landing struts."

> Quark: "Mosquito with pointy fins and nose cone."

> Long Shot: "A stretched Maniac with a booster."

Ditto on just about all of that, especially the Fat Boy!

Silver Comet: An un-scaled V-2.

Sizzler: Aren't those Astron Drifter fins?

... and wait until you see all of the new Star Wars models that look like the
old Star Wars models used to.

Quote:
> any way...I just thought these were funny.

Funny? Or just all that the penrose R&D department is capable of any more.

        Bob Kaplow      NAR # 18L       TRA # "Abort, Retry, Fail?"

 
 
 

Impressions of new 1997 Estes Kit Offerings

Post by Norman Heye » Sun, 22 Dec 1996 04:00:00


Quote:


> > As many of you know, my wife works part time in a local hobby shop that
> > sells, among other things, model and HP rocket stuff. When the new Estes
> > kits came in, she had some rather interesting tongue-in-cheek one-line
> > reviews of them, based on appearances. For your amu***t, here they
> > are:
> Sizzler: Aren't those Astron Drifter fins?

That's what *I* thought! You must be as old as I am...

Happy holidays!
Norman


                             |  it to makes voodoo seem like a science.
http://www.FoundCollection.com/

 
 
 

Impressions of new 1997 Estes Kit Offerings

Post by Dave Bower » Mon, 23 Dec 1996 04:00:00


Quote:



> > > As many of you know, my wife works part time in a local hobby shop that
> > > sells, among other things, model and HP rocket stuff. When the new Estes
> > > kits came in, she had some rather interesting tongue-in-cheek one-line
> > > reviews of them, based on appearances. For your amu***t, here they
> > > are:
> > Sizzler: Aren't those Astron Drifter fins?

> That's what *I* thought! You must be as old as I am...

> Happy holidays!
> Norman


>                              |  it to makes voodoo seem like a science.
> http://www.FoundCollection.com/

Has anyone bought/built/flown a Star Booster yet. My daughter took one
look at the _Sport_Rocketry_ insert and decided that it was the best of
the lot (her Dad sort of likes it, too):^)

\dave
NAR# 69204

 
 
 

Impressions of new 1997 Estes Kit Offerings

Post by Buzz McDermot » Mon, 23 Dec 1996 04:00:00


Quote:

> Has anyone bought/built/flown a Star Booster yet. My daughter took one
> look at the _Sport_Rocketry_ insert and decided that it was the best of
> the lot (her Dad sort of likes it, too):^)

Are they even available yet? I thought they weren't going to be out
until after the first of the year.

Buzz McDermott
Dallas, Texas