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Old 02-17-2022, 06:22 PM
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Every few years I'm reminded that this rocket allegedly existed in 1983, but I've yet to see anything other than the catalog shot of it. It thought it looked like an Estes Wizard with upside down fins, but I think the fins are a bit less steep. Opinions, anyone? Or even better, plans and scans?
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Old 02-17-2022, 06:31 PM
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Every few years I'm reminded that this rocket allegedly existed in 1983, but I've yet to see anything other than the catalog shot of it. It thought it looked like an Estes Wizard with upside down fins, but I think the fins are a bit less steep. Opinions, anyone? Or even better, plans and scans?


Bill-

For the small, phenomenal fee of $0.00, I can give you the whole smash on this kit. Sorry that prices have gone up a fair amount, but inflation IS running rampant these days, ya know!

Not at my ‘data vault’ right now, but I’ll post the files in this thread sometime later this eve.

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Old 02-17-2022, 06:56 PM
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Bill-

For the small, phenomenal fee of $0.00, I can give you the whole smash on this kit. Sorry that prices have gone up a fair amount, but inflation IS running rampant these days, ya know!

Not at my ‘data vault’ right now, but I’ll post the files in this thread sometime later this eve.

Earl

So, it did exist? I'm impressed that you've actually tracked down info. I'll be looking forward to seeing it. My weekend flying plans are looking a bit soggy at the moment, so this will give me something to distract myself.
Thanks.
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In paint: Estes Air Commander, F-22 Air Superiority Fighter. Long Tom, Solar Flare Semroc Cyber III, Excalibur, Firefly

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Old 02-17-2022, 10:21 PM
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I have only seen one Sabre ever and it appeared on eBay a few years ago and I grabbed it. I have never seen any other, though I am sure they exist. Having been issued in Centuri's last year, I suspect not too very many were made.

These are Estes parts at this point, but I do not know (have not looked it up) the exact Estes PNC this is for this kit. Body tube is 9.75" long. Streamer is the standard vinyl stuff used in kits of that era, 1.25" wide and 18" long.

Below are scans that basically make up all aspects of the kit.

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Old 02-17-2022, 10:33 PM
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Ok, directly from the instructions the nose cone is a PNC-20N. I did not look too closely there when I was composing the message above.

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Ok, directly from the instructions the nose cone is a PNC-20N. I did not look too closely there when I was composing the message above.
Earl,

I'm guessing the balsa is 1/16" thick? (or "Wizard-thin," as Bill E and I might say.)

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Old 02-18-2022, 06:21 AM
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Ok, directly from the instructions the nose cone is a PNC-20N. I did not look too closely there when I was composing the message above.

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I don't remember ever seeing a PNC 20N that looked like this one. All of mine have been the two piece Estes cones. This one appears to be one piece.
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In paint: Estes Air Commander, F-22 Air Superiority Fighter. Long Tom, Solar Flare Semroc Cyber III, Excalibur, Firefly

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Old 02-18-2022, 06:19 AM
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I have only seen one Sabre ever and it appeared on eBay a few years ago and I grabbed it. I have never seen any other, though I am sure they exist. Having been issued in Centuri's last year, I suspect not too very many were made.

These are Estes parts at this point, but I do not know (have not looked it up) the exact Estes PNC this is for this kit. Body tube is 9.75" long. Streamer is the standard vinyl stuff used in kits of that era, 1.25" wide and 18" long.

Below are scans that basically make up all aspects of the kit.

Earl

Thanks, Earl! You've given a sense of order to my weekend.
Friday - gather Sabre parts, complete Sabre construction.
Saturday - Prime, paint and decal Sabre.
Sunday - Fly Centuri Sabre at Muckboot-Palooza. B6-4 Field is in AWFUL shape.
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Build floor: Centuri Bulldog AGM-83A Centuri Design Contest F-150 Hurricane

In paint: Estes Air Commander, F-22 Air Superiority Fighter. Long Tom, Solar Flare Semroc Cyber III, Excalibur, Firefly

Ready to fly: Estes Warp II
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Old 02-17-2022, 06:33 PM
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Yep, that is it top right.

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