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Old 10-14-2019, 10:50 PM
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Thanks! I've been waiting for some great new rockets to come out, and you and the rest of the folks at Estes have delivered. More for the build pile!!!


Indeed! My inventory has dropped to a dangerously low level of 157 kits! Must resupply when these new kits arrive.

I had the chance to see them live. Jesse Ulibarri (aka “Modelrocketguy”), is a friend of mine, and had asked me if I could help him at the Rocky Mountain Hobby Expo this past weekend. We had some prior family commitments and I could not attend. I really wish I could have gotten a really close look at the new models.
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Old 10-16-2019, 12:20 AM
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Hi... yes that was my post on FB from my hobby page “ModelRocketGuy”. I was helping with a Rocket Make It Take It with the Rocky Mountain Hobby Expo in Denver CO. Blaine O from Estes gave me permission to share the pics. I hope it gives you something to look forward to. Thanks John Boren for more good work and fun shared!
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Old 10-16-2019, 12:16 PM
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Hi... yes that was my post on FB from my hobby page “ModelRocketGuy”. I was helping with a Rocket Make It Take It with the Rocky Mountain Hobby Expo in Denver CO. Blaine O from Estes gave me permission to share the pics. I hope it gives you something to look forward to. Thanks John Boren for more good work and fun shared!


Jesse,

Glad you joined! Welcome to the wonderful “old school” way to post about model rocketry!
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Old 10-16-2019, 12:51 PM
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I'd like to see Estes do an upscale Orbital Transport (BT70 with a BT60 Orbiter) kit with an R/C option for the glider.
Also really want the K21 Gemini Titan back.
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Old 10-16-2019, 03:54 PM
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I'd like to see Estes do an upscale Orbital Transport (BT70 with a BT60 Orbiter) kit with an R/C option for the glider.
Also really want the K21 Gemini Titan back.


It’s nothing but a feeling but I’m willing to bet we’ll see at least one scale model released for 2020 - though part of that bet includes it being the Saturn 1b.

An upscale Orbital Transport would be awesome! Why be stingy - let’s wish for a BT80 based PSII OT while we’re at it
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Old 10-16-2019, 11:10 PM
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I'd like to see Estes do an upscale Orbital Transport (BT70 with a BT60 Orbiter) kit with an R/C option for the glider.
Also really want the K21 Gemini Titan back.


Now that would be a big Orbital Transport! I did a BT-60 upscale. I think it looks huge next to a standard OT.
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Old 10-16-2019, 11:52 PM
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Lee-
Your upscale is the same size as the Hawk's Hobby Super Orbital Transport.
I'm looking for a bit bigger for 29mm power. More room for R/C gear in a BT-60 based orbiter.
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Old 10-17-2019, 05:32 AM
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Lee, you did a knockout job on that upscale!


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Old 10-17-2019, 10:18 AM
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For those of you who want a better photo of the Estes poster showing new kits, here it is:
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