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Old 06-21-2018, 09:46 PM
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Am I the only one who had no idea about this?

https://www.facebook.com/estesrocke...?type=3&theater

"SNEAK PEEK! 👉 Product Development Director, Mike Fritz, loads a production model of the NEW Little Joe 1 kit due to be released soon. Witnessing the launch are Estes team members (left to right) Dave DelVecchio, Mary Roberts, Chandra Serfoss, and Angela Everhart.
We test fly a lot of rockets in Penrose! Did you know that every rocket kit sold by Estes has been flight tested many times during the course of product development? A minimum of three flight test models are built and flown multiple times with every recommended rocket engine. These flights are witnessed and the flight data is recorded."
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Old 06-21-2018, 10:48 PM
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Am I the only one who had no idea about this?

https://www.facebook.com/estesrocke...?type=3&theater

"SNEAK PEEK! 👉 Product Development Director, Mike Fritz, loads a production model of the NEW Little Joe 1 kit due to be released soon. Witnessing the launch are Estes team members (left to right) Dave DelVecchio, Mary Roberts, Chandra Serfoss, and Angela Everhart.
We test fly a lot of rockets in Penrose! Did you know that every rocket kit sold by Estes has been flight tested many times during the course of product development? A minimum of three flight test models are built and flown multiple times with every recommended rocket engine. These flights are witnessed and the flight data is recorded."


Not the only one - more great news!
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Old 06-21-2018, 11:06 PM
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Not the only one - more great news!

Okay, so I read it right. I wasn't sure.
Can't figure out why this isn't causing more than a slight tremor. I would have thought a new scale kit would be huge!
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The new Estes Little Joe I kit will feature fins built up out of wood and covered with thin
card stock.
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Awesome news. I figure as soon as I scratch built one using the shapeways capsule somebody would put one out.
Super happy to see its Estes!!
And I agree I would think it would be huge news.
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Argghhh. I'm trying to cut way back on kit purchases, but this is one I'll get.

I guess it will use the same capsule as the Mercury Redstone?
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Am I the only one who had no idea about this?

https://www.facebook.com/estesrocke...?type=3&theater

"SNEAK PEEK! 👉 Product Development Director, Mike Fritz, loads a production model of the NEW Little Joe 1 kit due to be released soon. Witnessing the launch are Estes team members (left to right) Dave DelVecchio, Mary Roberts, Chandra Serfoss, and Angela Everhart.


Yes, this is way cool, but I think the big news here might be Angie Everhart is working at Estes now!
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Yes, this is way cool, but I think the big news here might be Angie Everhart is working at Estes now!

I don't know who she is, but I just looked at her LinkedIn page and it says she's been at Estes Cox since 2007... what am I missing?
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Just a silly play on names.

Angie Everhart was a Sports Illustrated model and actress. TV: Caroline in the City, 3rd Rock From the Sun; movies: Arnold's Last Action Hero.
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I wonder if it will depict just one round (I won't complain it that is the case), or if the stock kit will be able to be built to depict multiple rounds. The Wikipedia www.wikipedia.org article "Little Joe (rocket)" (it's one of their articles that can't be directly linked to) says that 8 Mercury/Little Joe I vehicles were flown, of which 6 were successful, including the two "monkeyed" missions that lofted Sam and Miss Sam.
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