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Old 12-20-2018, 01:35 PM
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I'm waiting for AC Supply to get them.
They will be selling at a realistic non-ripoff price.

MegaHobby had them for $10 off list - so with shipping total cost was less than list, which is nice. AC will probably have them for less butís thatís ok, Iím good with what I paid.
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Old 12-20-2018, 01:59 PM
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I'm thinking AC Supply will have them for between 49.99 and 59.99.
I can throw in another LJII and an LJ I then for same as the Estes list.
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Old 12-20-2018, 02:39 PM
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I resisted ordering, since Iím currently building a #2157, and have two more, plus a really old #2001. Iíll wait until January to get the new one.

I did bookmark MegaHobby, I had never heard of them. I tend to use AC Supply for Estes, and Hobbylinc for reloads, but options are always good. Thanks!

I have a half finished 2001 which will I will use for demos with iffy recovery areas. It's set up for stock 24mm, but I might rip that out and work it up for an interchangeable mount.

My old Centuri model is retired and on permanent display. I have two more open box Centuri kits with one that has had some assembly. Not sure what I'll do with them other than display the cool boxes. I got them cheap because of some damage to the boxes, but they still look good to me.

Even though I still have a NIB 2157, I'll grab the new 1969 at some point after Christmas. I'm not sure if I'll build to fly or build to display. I'll probably build one to fly. It wouldn't look right displayed next to the old Centuri kit with it's aged patina.

As an aside, anybody want to bet I can build a 2001 light enough to cluster three B6-2's and get it back in one piece? It's only 4 n/s lower than a D12-3 and the 2001 will be lighter than the old Centuri kit by several oz. A single D12-3 was perfect for the heavier Centuri kit with the wadding eliminator (piston driven clam shell) I designed when I was a kid to save money on wadding. The 2001 may eject a little too early with a D12-3 in calm air.
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Old 12-20-2018, 08:30 PM
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Even though I still have a NIB 2157, I'll grab the new 1969 at some point after Christmas.


Tim,

Did you buy the injection molded fins for your #2157? I bought a couple sets last year. Iíd love to see Estes add the plastic SLA as another ďreplacementĒ part. Iíd buy a few for my Saturn Vs and 1Bs.

Iím still trying to imagine if my #2001 kit will ever get opened. Maybe your plan to cluster it is a worthy consideration for mine, too. Any thought to make it a 5 motor cluster? My other consideration for some time would be to stay with the single D12 in one of my #2157s, but modify it to fly with the four outer F1s in place. Obviously the motor needs to come WAY back in the body tube, with some nose weight to fix the CG shift.
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Old 12-21-2018, 01:47 PM
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Tim,

Did you buy the injection molded fins for your #2157? I bought a couple sets last year. Iíd love to see Estes add the plastic SLA as another ďreplacementĒ part. Iíd buy a few for my Saturn Vs and 1Bs.

Iím still trying to imagine if my #2001 kit will ever get opened. Maybe your plan to cluster it is a worthy consideration for mine, too. Any thought to make it a 5 motor cluster? My other consideration for some time would be to stay with the single D12 in one of my #2157s, but modify it to fly with the four outer F1s in place. Obviously the motor needs to come WAY back in the body tube, with some nose weight to fix the CG shift.

I haven't bought any fins for any of them.

I've thought about reworking the 2001 fins to make them closer to scale, but that all depends on how hard it will be to remove the shrouds. I can make clear slip-on fins like the classic 60's-70's Centuri and Estes kits pretty easily. The Centuri style would bugger up the balsa fins but would be lighter than the Estes style. Not sure what I want to do there. Leaving it stock would be the lightest option.

I'd just make a removable mount on the 2001 to leave it as light as possible and still have the option to do a 3 motor cluster. I might do a center with outboards on the 2157 or 1969 one day.
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Old 01-09-2019, 06:40 PM
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Just got an email from AC Supply. Orders are being taken now, shipping starts from the third week of this month. Price is $53.99 plus shipping.
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Old 01-09-2019, 07:01 PM
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Now that is a reasonable and SANE price for the Estes Saturn V.
Will order once in stock.
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Old 01-10-2019, 12:13 AM
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Got the same e-mail and placed an order. Should be a nice build based on what some of the early birds have been showing.
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Old 01-11-2019, 02:56 PM
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One of my 3 LHSs has the new 1969 Saturn V in stock.
Priced WAYYYYYYYY too high however....like $4 below full retail.
Offered $63 which is $10 above AC Supply and they declined...told them good luck with their price.
I'll wait for AC Supply.
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