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Old 12-08-2007, 10:21 PM
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I have a quote from the original manufacturer of the parallel wound BT-30's (after Gleda, that is.) The order is pending a sample of an original tube to match the paper. They do not still have those records, but know they did make them for a short time.

If anyone can supply a small piece of an original BT-30, I can not promise to get it back, but I can provide many newer replacements.

We are working on an exact replica of the original Scout that was packaged in engine mailing tubes in the earliest days of Estes for Vern and Gleda to hand out at the next NARAM to commemorate their 50th anniversary in model rockets.
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Old 12-09-2007, 12:10 AM
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That's great news, Carl. I got a balsa nosecone from BMS some time ago that's the same
as that for the Astron Scout. I was thinking, whenever I can get around to building a clone
of the model, of handwrapping paper around a standard BT-20 tubing to simulate the BT-30.
I've been wanting to build a clone of the Astron Scout to "replace" my original Estes kit that
got lost just as I was returning to the hobby in January 2004 (at Rushing Park, near Katy,
TX - Challenger's regular launch site) . It was painful to lose that model after having it for some 35 years....
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Old 12-09-2007, 11:44 AM
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I have one. I sent you a message on it.
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Old 12-09-2007, 02:04 PM
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I have one. I sent you a message on it.


Ya, I have quite a lot too. Let me know if you need any more.

What I don't have is any BT-40. Maybe that could be your next offering
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Old 12-09-2007, 06:42 PM
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Ya, I have quite a lot too. Let me know if you need any more.

What I don't have is any BT-40. Maybe that could be your next offering

Semroc lists BT-40 in their online catalog. They have also had BT-30 for awhile, but spiral-wound, not parallel. I like cloning the old designs, so I've been using plenty of the BT-30.

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Old 12-09-2007, 07:56 PM
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Ya, I have quite a lot too. Let me know if you need any more.

What I don't have is any BT-40. Maybe that could be your next offering


Hi Kurt -

If you're interested in selling a couple or four bt-30's I'd be interested in buying them.
I have a few projects in the works that I'd like to use the original's on.

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Old 12-09-2007, 08:40 PM
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Semroc lists BT-40 in their online catalog. They have also had BT-30 for awhile, but spiral-wound, not parallel. I like cloning the old designs, so I've been using plenty of the BT-30.

Mark K.


Ya, I am assuming it is spiral wound BT-40. IIRC Estes never made parallel-wound BT-40, it was only the leftover MMI stock, right?
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Old 12-09-2007, 08:51 PM
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Ya, I have quite a lot too. Let me know if you need any more.

I knew you had a bunch and I was going to volunteer you after Carl made the post, but I figured I'd wait and let you do it.
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Old 12-09-2007, 09:12 PM
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I knew you had a bunch and I was going to volunteer you after Carl made the post, but I figured I'd wait and let you do it.


Apparently my "bunch" has dwindled. I went downstairs and did an inventory, and found I had less than I thought.

I remember now that I gave away a couple of pieces as door prizes to the Christmas party (?), plus I built a Scout and two Sprites.
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I remember now that I gave away a couple of pieces as door prizes to the Christmas party (?), plus I built a Scout and two Sprites.

Ah yes, that was a number of years ago that you gave those as prizes for the contest you put together.
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