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Old 12-13-2018, 07:46 AM
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Default New Addition to Estes “Coming Soon” List

New addition to the Estes “Coming Soon” page at estesrockets.com - the Mini Mean Machine. https://www.estesrockets.com/coming...-mean-machinetm
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Old 12-13-2018, 08:09 AM
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Looks like the original Mini Mean Machine had an affair with Blue Bird Zero.
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Old 12-13-2018, 03:28 PM
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It's an improvement.
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Old 12-13-2018, 04:54 PM
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I note the description says it comes with a 12 inch chute, but the tech specs say 9 inch chute. The parts picture shows a 9 inch chute.
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Old 12-14-2018, 08:32 AM
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I note the description says it comes with a 12 inch chute, but the tech specs say 9 inch chute. The parts picture shows a 9 inch chute.

If the new kit has the same dimensions as the old one, 9" is plenty.

BTW, if anyone decides to paint it black like the original, make it separate at the half way point. It will warp badly in the sun just like it's big brother. If you don't, just slightly cant the fins and rename it "The Wobbler".
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Half my fleet is named The Wobbler.

The Wobbler I, The Wobbler II,...
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It will warp badly in the sun just like it's big brother.



The exact reason why the original Mean Machine and the Mini Mean Machine are no longer black.



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Old 12-14-2018, 01:00 PM
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We need an Atlas-Agena scale model....


I had forgotten what it looks like. That would be an attractive model rocket.

OK, make that 2 votes for Atlas-Agena.
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Old 12-14-2018, 01:34 PM
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The exact reason why the original Mean Machine and the Mini Mean Machine are no longer black.
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