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Old 06-20-2016, 03:41 PM
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You have the Twin Factor URL listed for the Expedition.

I see they brought back the Nike-Apache and ASM. Pretty neat.
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Estes definitely seems to be thinking outside the box. I wonder if the Estes Twin Factor sets the record for the lowest maximum altitude for a 2 stage rocket at 150 feet? Either way, I am sure the rocket will be a blast to watch.

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Old 06-20-2016, 09:41 PM
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Here is the link for the Expedition:

http://www.estesrockets.com/coming-...49-expeditiontm

Wow . . . that is one odd looking rocket. HoJo cone, "lobes" on the sides, not sure if they're skins or cut body tubes.
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The are cut BT-60 body tubes.



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Glad to see the Nike Apache and ASM back in the lineup.
Now if they would just bring the Nike-Ajax and K21 BT-70 based Gemini Titan back....
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I've been wanted to to this model for a few years now so it's on my list of possible bring backs or maybe an upscale.


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You have the Twin Factor URL listed for the Expedition.

I see they brought back the Nike-Apache and ASM. Pretty neat.


Good to see both of these back. The ASM was a fun build, though I lost mine to a tree on it's first flight. The Apache can be used as the base to a few different rounds in 'Rockets of The World'.

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GREAT !!!!
I built 3 of the Nike Ajax kits from '79 through about '90.
The first one I kept 18mm, the next two I upped to 24mm power from the start.
Fairly draggy and does not go too high on a D12-5 or D15T 24mm RMS.
It really gets up there on an E15 SU/E18 RMS composite.
One of my favorite motors in the 18mm version is the composite D21.
Bringing back the original BT55 based kit for 18 or 24mm and a BT-70 upscale for 29mm would be really great.
You really are doing great things kit-wise over at Estes....the return of the 1/45 Little Joe II was a real statement that Estes is really listening.
I know I'm beating a dead horse, but how about some port/core burning 24mm or 29mm BP SU engines with a real KICK off the pad like the old Centuri Mini-Max F97/FSI F100 lines ?
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The are cut BT-60 body tubes.
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Cool. How are they manufactured?

I like the different packaging of the Nike-Apache. Less busy but still attractive to the male gender.
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