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Old 08-08-2017, 03:18 PM
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I took a look for more Alpha stuff today and found these two images.

Don't know if either were ever kitted. The Super Alpha I've seen the box laying around here someplace. The All American Alpha that Vern Estes is getting ready to launch most likely never made it to market.


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I took a look for more Alpha stuff today and found these two images.

Don't know if either were ever kitted. The Super Alpha I've seen the box laying around here someplace. The All American Alpha that Vern Estes is getting ready to launch most likely never made it to market.


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The Super Alpha starter set was available for sale. It was sold in the hobby shop where I worked.

The All American Alpha was a project where one Alpha model was flown in all 50 states.
I flew the model in Arizona.
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More cool History Facts. Thanks



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The Super Alpha starter set was available for sale. It was sold in the hobby shop where I worked.

The All American Alpha was a project where one Alpha model was flown in all 50 states.
I flew the model in Arizona.


Wow - I had forgotten about that. I flew it in MA. Did it ever make it through
All 50 states?
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Old 08-08-2017, 07:11 PM
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Wow - I had forgotten about that. I flew it in MA. Did it ever make it through
All 50 states?
And how many rocketry forums ago was that ? <vbg>

I wanna say I remember reading about it on rec.models.rockets Or was it ROL?

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And how many rocketry forums ago was that ? <vbg>

I wanna say I remember reading about it on rec.models.rockets Or was it ROL?

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And you win a kewpie doll! Rec.models.rockets it was. I have the Launch photos buried deep in the bowels of one of my hard drives. I'll see if I can dig them out and post.
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Wow - I had forgotten about that. I flew it in MA. Did it ever make it through
All 50 states?
It sure did (see: http://www.ninfinger.org/models/pix/ishof_10.jpg [on the far right side] and http://www.ninfinger.org/models/ishof_pix.html [the second link is to the Ninfinger Productions website page from which the picture came]). I launched it in Alaska, at the Poker Flat Research Range (see: http://www.pfrr.alaska.edu/ ), our sounding rocket launch facility.
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Also notice too that the face card is in the new purple color.
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