Ye Olde Rocket Forum

Go Back   Ye Olde Rocket Forum > Work Bench > Vendors
User Name
Password
Auctions Register FAQ Members List Calendar Today's Posts Search Mark Forums Read


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 10-10-2022, 09:32 AM
Flash's Avatar
Flash Flash is offline
Semi-Pro Rocketeer TRA 10484 L2
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 428
Default Estes Falcon 9 is on it's way :)

__________________
=======================
If the Sky is the Limit, then,
why is there Footsteps on the Moon?
=======================

Last edited by Flash : 10-11-2022 at 06:19 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 10-11-2022, 05:09 AM
Bill's Avatar
Bill Bill is offline
I do not like Facebook
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: North Tejas
Posts: 3,127
Default

If it is like what was described here previously, it is not technically a "kit" in the classic sense, but an RTF.

Some people have taken to use the word "kit" interchangeably for "model" or "rocket" and it has always bothered me to hear a range announcer do that.


Bill
__________________
It is well past time to Drill, Baby, Drill!

If your June, July, August and September was like this, you might just hate summer too...

Please unload your question before you ask it unless you have a concealed harry permit.

: countdown begin cr dup . 1- ?dup 0= until cr ." Launch!" cr ;

Give a man a rocket and he will fly for a day; teach him to build and he will spend the rest of his days sanding...
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 10-11-2022, 02:11 PM
Flash's Avatar
Flash Flash is offline
Semi-Pro Rocketeer TRA 10484 L2
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 428
Default

You have a good point. My email from Estes said kit in the header, but it looks like it’s not.

Thank you for bring that to my attention.

Some are still saying that this rocket will be the finest RTF model ever produced.

Guess we will find out soon
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:  93C31DE0-0797-4C66-8126-E3DAF52CF708.jpeg
Views: 46
Size:  105.1 KB  Click image for larger version

Name:  4B97AFDC-A7AC-4EAE-9C12-8C70DC79C262.jpeg
Views: 56
Size:  99.2 KB  Click image for larger version

Name:  9343CC1B-37C4-405F-BF82-2FD583DE7FE8.jpeg
Views: 46
Size:  100.5 KB  Click image for larger version

Name:  DE77D489-0323-4362-BBC6-32ACEFA557ED.jpeg
Views: 49
Size:  140.7 KB  Click image for larger version

Name:  2EF9C170-0BED-469E-8775-160A8B2A8E68.jpeg
Views: 80
Size:  120.0 KB  
__________________
=======================
If the Sky is the Limit, then,
why is there Footsteps on the Moon?
=======================

Last edited by Flash : 10-11-2022 at 08:36 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 10-26-2022, 09:15 AM
Flash's Avatar
Flash Flash is offline
Semi-Pro Rocketeer TRA 10484 L2
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 428
Default

New picture and specs from Estes
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:  Estes Falcon 9.jpg
Views: 41
Size:  134.2 KB  
__________________
=======================
If the Sky is the Limit, then,
why is there Footsteps on the Moon?
=======================
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 11-06-2022, 11:28 PM
alexzogh alexzogh is offline
Junior Rocketeer
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 4
Default

149.99 for a RTF rocket just feels a little expensive….
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 11-07-2022, 05:13 AM
Scott_650 Scott_650 is offline
Master Modeler
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Posts: 624
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by alexzogh
149.99 for a RTF rocket just feels a little expensive….


It’s been discussed a bit: https://www.oldrocketforum.com/showthread.php?t=21123
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 11-07-2022, 07:31 AM
astronwolf's Avatar
astronwolf astronwolf is offline
Lost his Drifter
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Northeast Ohio
Posts: 1,343
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Flash
Some are still saying that this rocket will be the finest RTF model ever produced.

How could it not be so?
__________________
-Wolfram v. Kiparski
NAR 28643 - TRA 15520
MTMA Section #606 President
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 11-07-2022, 10:34 AM
LeeR's Avatar
LeeR LeeR is offline
Retired with Way Too Many Kits
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Colorado
Posts: 3,226
Default

Maybe some plastic model manufacturer like a Revell or Tamiya will make one, and a PMC can be done on it (for a super realistic flying model). Otherwise Boyce Aerospace’s 3D builder’s kit is a decent alternative, and lower cost.
__________________
Lee Reep
NAR 55948

Projects: Semroc Saturn 1B, Ken Foss Designs Mini Satellite Interceptor
In the Paint Shop: Nothing! Too cold!
Launch-Ready: Farside-X, Maxi Honest John, Super Scamp
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 11-07-2022, 02:14 PM
astronwolf's Avatar
astronwolf astronwolf is offline
Lost his Drifter
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Northeast Ohio
Posts: 1,343
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by LeeR
Maybe some plastic model manufacturer like a Revell or Tamiya will make one, and a PMC can be done on it (for a super realistic flying model). Otherwise Boyce Aerospace’s 3D builder’s kit is a decent alternative, and lower cost.


The route I decided to take is Tim Van Milligan's build, augmented by 3D printed parts from Galactic Manufacturing. Seems like an interesting build to me.
https://www.apogeerockets.com/educa...wsletter523.pdf
https://galacticmanufacturing.com/c...lcon-9-part-set
__________________
-Wolfram v. Kiparski
NAR 28643 - TRA 15520
MTMA Section #606 President
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 11-10-2022, 10:32 PM
Ez2cDave's Avatar
Ez2cDave Ez2cDave is offline
Banned
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Raleigh, NC Area
Posts: 1,743
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by alexzogh
149.99 for a RTF rocket just feels a little expensive….


Plus, if you open it and fly it, it's instantly worth only half of that, at best . . . Add in some "flight damage" and it's "game over" !

Dave F.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:24 AM.


Powered by: vBulletin Version 3.0.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2024, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Ye Olde Rocket Shoppe © 1998-2024