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Old 04-30-2017, 09:10 PM
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Thanks, Lee! Cool design!


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Old 04-30-2017, 11:54 PM
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Joe,

No problem! I received the MRNs as a kid, and always enjoyed seeing what designs were included in each issue. Later issues dropped designs (most of the time, as I recall) which I thought was a big mistake. I built a few of them, but the designs also inspired me to scratch-build. I also remember getting printed copies of a number of the Designs of the Month. I seem to remember Estes including them in the shipments.

One of my favorites was the Augie II.


http://www.spacemodeling.org/jimz/eirp_28.htm

I've got plans to build a bigger version with Estes 29mm BP motors. Probably with the E16s to start. That thing would go pretty high!
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Thanks for that link Lee, I think I'm going to print that out and see if I can make one like that.
If I'm looking at it right, that's an uncommon design and ought to be quite the challenge.
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Personally, I believe there was more creativity in those MRN Plans than there was in the main Estes kit line. Only a few of those designs were converted into kits: Big Bertha, Sky Hook, Cobra (K-10), and Mars Snooper, IIRC. There may have been one or two others, I don't remember them at this time.
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I always hoped they would kit the 3-stage ring-rocket, but no dice.
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I still have body tubes for an SAI Hen Grenade (what happened to the rest of the kit, I have no idea).
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I still have body tubes for an SAI Hen Grenade (what happened to the rest of the kit, I have no idea).

Roy,

Gordy made up a kit for me! I love this design.
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Gus - I really like that one !
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Old 05-05-2017, 04:22 PM
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I always hoped they would kit the 3-stage ring-rocket, but no dice.
Don't hold your breath. I studied it and it is practical right now in 2.25"/6".
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