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Old 01-23-2023, 09:53 AM
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I taught rocketry after-school classes to elementary school 4th & 5th graders for several years from my junior year of high school through my sophomore year of college. 1987-1991.
I can't recall losing any rockets other than an Estes Skybolt that was flown on a D11-9 in a field WAY too small. The builder of that rocket insisted on flying under "D" power.
Young kids don't like losing rockets, hence most of their builds were flown on an A8-3 or B6-4 depending on their size. Nothing under BT-55 size was flown on anything bigger than an A8-3.
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Old 01-23-2023, 11:42 AM
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Originally Posted by ghrocketman
The K-29/1229 Saturn 1B did NOT last until 1985.
It last appeared in the 1977 catalog. Some may have been found on hobby shop shelves until 1980ish.

You are correct. I typed '1985' onto the wrong line.
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[QUOTE=Don Altschwager]If I remember correctly, the artwork on the side of the box on the Re-release of the Honest John showed the other Max-Brutes like the original ox but some text was added to the effect that not all of those rockets were actually available at this time.

From a current E-Bay listing.
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