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Old 09-24-2023, 11:05 AM
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Old 09-24-2023, 11:52 AM
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Great flight report as always, Bill.

You got really lucky that X-Wing flight did not feature "trash bag-'n-broom" recovery.
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Old 09-24-2023, 11:54 AM
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Great flight report as always, Bill.

You got really lucky that X-Wing flight did not feature "trash bag-'n-broom" recovery.

I already have that edition.
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Build floor: Estes - Low Boom SST Semroc - Marauder, Shrike, SST Shuttle

In paint: Canaroc Starfighter Scorpion Centuri Mini Dactyl Estes F-22 Air Superiority Fighter, Multi-Roc, Solar Sailer II, Xarconian Cruiser Semroc Cyber III

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The Airborne Surveillance Missile is begging for a gap stage conversion. I think I have a couple of kits. I may have to do that someday. To get it back, I'd probably have to boost on a 1/2A3-0, which would mean tbzep Industries would have to start production again.
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Great flight report as always, Bill.

You got really lucky that X-Wing flight did not feature "trash bag-'n-broom" recovery.

I flew mine once and retired it. The chute got tangled in the laser pods and I had to make a few repairs. I figured it would happen about every time it flew, so it became my first hangar queen back in the late 70's.
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I flew mine once and retired it. The chute got tangled in the laser pods and I had to make a few repairs. I figured it would happen about every time it flew, so it became my first hangar queen back in the late 70's.

I have my original still, but it is in pieces because I decided to "restore" it back in 2001. I also have another 1970's version that is built, but as yet unflown. I need to look into rectifying that situation.
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In paint: Canaroc Starfighter Scorpion Centuri Mini Dactyl Estes F-22 Air Superiority Fighter, Multi-Roc, Solar Sailer II, Xarconian Cruiser Semroc Cyber III

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The Estes X-wing is another fine example of a rocket begging for Hi-Thrust Quest/Aerotech 18mm C or D power.
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