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rraeford 02-02-2021 01:42 PM

Vashon/Estes XS-1 and Shrike Question
 
There are currently two ebay auctions of these two models. I have never seen an XS-1 in person but from the 1973 Estes catalog photos, these were different shapes. The two on ebay (both of which are shrinkwrapped and appear to have the original stickers) look identical in shape. Does anyone know enough about these to say why?

mikeyd 02-02-2021 05:40 PM

So the XS-1 currently on Ebay looks like a Shrike in sheeps clothing, note it does not fit the box properly as well.
Here is the correct XS-1
https://modelrocketbuilding.blogspo...xs-1-space.html

Ltvscout 02-02-2021 06:16 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by mikeyd
So the XS-1 currently on Ebay looks like a Shrike in sheeps clothing, note it does not fit the box properly as well.
Here is the correct XS-1
https://modelrocketbuilding.blogspo...xs-1-space.html

Interesting. I never saw an XS-1 before. I had a Shrike as a kid (used half the freon freezing nightcrawlers, heh) and have a sealed one in my collection.

Ez2cDave 04-27-2021 08:24 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ltvscout
Interesting. I never saw an XS-1 before. I had a Shrike as a kid (used half the freon freezing nightcrawlers, heh) and have a sealed one in my collection.


Scott,

What is the Wing Span of the Shrike ?

Fuselage length ?

Can you please post some pics ?

Thanks,

Dave F.

Ltvscout 04-27-2021 08:57 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ez2cDave
Scott,

What is the Wing Span of the Shrike ?

Fuselage length ?

Can you please post some pics ?

Thanks,

Dave F.

Unfortunately my Shrike is buried somewhere in the mess in the basement.

Ez2cDave 04-27-2021 10:56 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ltvscout
Unfortunately my Shrike is buried somewhere in the mess in the basement.


Well, if you ever come across it, please measure it . . .

Dave F.


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