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Old 02-20-2024, 11:24 AM
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Usually those Maxi Brute X-Wings go for $250 or less.
Over $400 for a kit that was over produced and NOT RARE is also pure LUNACY.

Somebody is WIGGING-OUT with a FAT WALLET.
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Old 02-21-2024, 04:47 PM
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This seller has, as they say, more than 10 of the Estes Vostok kit from the mid to latter 70s. Look to be in mint condition. These are not super-duper rare, but are one of the vintage kits that does not show up too very often. When they do, they tend to cost more than the $90 being asked for here. Still not a cheap price, but they do say $90 OR best offer, so maybe they will take an offer of $80 or so.

I don?t need anymore of these myself, but thought someone here might be interested. Not my listing nor do I know the seller.

Link: https://www.ebay.com/itm/2046639875...ABk9SR9TPmN25Yw

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Old 02-22-2024, 02:37 PM
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hmmm.....I should probably sell the one sittng in my basement. I will probably never get around to building it...
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Old 02-27-2024, 10:53 AM
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Hi all,

https://www.ebay.com/itm/226014923730

Never had one back in the day; did build the later updated kit back in the late '80s early '90s.

Looks good but is there anything odd other than where the 2 main chutes recover from?

Many thanks,

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Old 02-27-2024, 12:29 PM
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Hi all,

https://www.ebay.com/itm/226014923730

Never had one back in the day; did build the later updated kit back in the late '80s early '90s.

Looks good but is there anything odd other than where the 2 main chutes recover from?

Many thanks,

Bob

That one ejected at the top of the service module - fitting two 24" 'chutes (and a 12" for the Apollo capsule) - plus wadding - into that small tube was challenging.
This is another one I'll be watching - I've got one of those - still in the shrink wrap - sitting around as well (granted, it has the Damon/Estes logo rather than the original logo - so a bit newer).
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Old 02-27-2024, 12:43 PM
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Hi TD,

Many thanks! I'd recalled the 'chute set-up in previous post; just didn't word it correctly.

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Old 02-27-2024, 03:45 PM
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Basically the only difference between the K-36/1236 kit and the later #2001 kit was the ejection separation point. Nothing else other than the 2001 kit did not include the 3x18mm cluster interchangeable engine mount. 24mm only for the #2001 kit.
It flies MUCH better on a 3xC5-3 cluster than a single D12-3.
It barely flies on a D12-3 and would never use less than a single E18 in 24mm.
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Basically the only difference between the K-36/1236 kit and the later #2001 kit was the ejection separation point. Nothing else other than the 2001 kit did not include the 3x18mm cluster interchangeable engine mount. 24mm only for the #2001 kit.
It flies MUCH better on a 3xC5-3 cluster than a single D12-3.
It barely flies on a D12-3 and would never use less than a single E18 in 24mm.


Larger Fins on the later 2001 kit, as the K-36 had slip on clear fins that friction fit over the scale size fins.
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Old 02-27-2024, 04:02 PM
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That one ejected at the top of the service module - fitting two 24" 'chutes (and a 12" for the Apollo capsule) - plus wadding - into that small tube was challenging.
This is another one I'll be watching - I've got one of those - still in the shrink wrap - sitting around as well (granted, it has the Damon/Estes logo rather than the original logo - so a bit newer).



and the Damon would have the newer non-checkerboard parachutes, this one has the original checkerboard parachutes.
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Old 02-27-2024, 04:05 PM
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also the very early k-36, the box opened at the top end, not by lifing the whole "front" of the box, and the original Capsule had slightly less detail on it. No raised lines, as I recall.
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