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Old 06-20-2015, 08:42 AM
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Default WANTED: Scans of the Estes Pro Series Impulse (2064)

The Estes Pro Series Impulse (2064) is not your average Estes 4FNC rocket. It featured an unusual shock cord mounting system (which it also shared with the Pro Series Patriot (2066)), and a dual cluster motor arrangement that isn't very common for them.

I've looked, and JimZ's got nothing on it, nor does YORP. It's time to fix that.



I'm looking for scans of the instructions as well as the fins (w/ruler please). It wouldn't hurt to get some of those centering rings either.

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Old 06-22-2015, 04:24 PM
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Anyone? Anyone?
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I'm not sure it's in proper taste to ask for the instructions and measurements for a kit that's still in production... it would give the appearance that one advocates cloning it rather than buying the thing from the manufacturer, as one should do with a current-production kit...

If it's out of production, then disregard, this doesn't apply...

As for the "weird shock cord mounting system", it's just a variation of the "moon baffle" design with the screw eye through the top piece of (probably) plywood... basically just plywood centering rings with a partial circle "bite" out of either side... 2-3 of them stacked up on top of each other staggered, each one clocked a 120 degrees apart from the last one, most likely... At least that's what it looks like...

Design wise, it looks like an upscaled "Vigilante"... just without the extra stage...

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It's a bit like the Vig, but I think it looks a bit short for the diameter. And the fins are just a bit more swept aft.
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The Impulse is probably 15 years or more out of production.
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Old 06-22-2015, 11:10 PM
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The kit was introduced in 1992, and made its last appearance in the 1996 catalog.
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Oh okay... Somehow thought that one was newer than that... My bad...

Still think the design is basically an upscaled vigilante...

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Old 06-23-2015, 06:21 PM
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The Estes Pro Series Impulse (2064) is not your average Estes 4FNC rocket. It featured an unusual shock cord mounting system (which it also shared with the Pro Series Patriot (2066)), and a dual cluster motor arrangement that isn't very common for them.

I've looked, and JimZ's got nothing on it, nor does YORP. It's time to fix that.



I'm looking for scans of the instructions as well as the fins (w/ruler please). It wouldn't hurt to get some of those centering rings either.

Thanks!
Jim
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Jim,
I have one of these boxed kits, but it might be a week or two before I can get to taking photos of all the parts and scan the instructions.

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Old 06-23-2015, 10:05 PM
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Thanks Larry!
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