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Old 02-04-2021, 12:30 PM
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Default 2021 New Estes Beginner Kits - Cadet & Solo

News from my local hobby shop states these new for 2021 beginner kits are now available. The Cadet is #2021 and has a MSRP of $14.99. The Solo is #7288 and has a MSRP of $19.99. I guess we will have to wait for the new catalog to get specs on it. These were originally available only at Hobby Lobby.
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Old 02-04-2021, 01:11 PM
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RC Planet already has placeholder page up for the Cadet, and surprisingly, HL has deleted both from their website.

Estes Cadet EST2021
$14.99

A fast and easy build, featuring injection molded base with integral fins and launch lugs. Included a pre-colored body tube with stickers for decoration. No painting required. Utilizes a 12" brightly colored parachute for recovery. Great looking and fast assembly is why you'll love the Cadet.

Recommended Engines: A8-3, B4-4, B6-4, C6-5, C6-7

Specifications:

Skill Level: Beginner
Length: 17.5 in. (44.5cm)
Diameter: 0.98 in. (25mm)
Est. Weight 1.7 oz (48.2g)
Recovery: 12 in. (30.5cm) Parachute
Projected Max Altitude: 1100 ft (335m) on a C6-5

The Solo is a Double Ringer with different fins - same style, just setup for one glider. Info on Rocket Reviews from some familiar folks 😉

https://www.rocketreviews.com/estes...7288-2019-.html

I donít recall if the Cadet was labeled as part of the Space Force line but wonít be surprised if it is.
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Old 02-04-2021, 01:14 PM
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Ah....so in the changeout at Hobby Lobby that Bill Stine mentioned in his vNARCON virtual tour, some of the former H-L exclusives will be going to the "regular" market it wold appear....as both of these have been H-L exclusives for awhile (oops - as you noted).

I have and have several flights on a Solo.
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Old 02-22-2021, 11:43 PM
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I just bought a couple of Cadets on clearance at Hobby Lobby. $3.59 each. I think I'll build one almost stock just to have another little casual flyer. I will probably use a conventional launch lug instead of the two loops.....and maybe turn the top couple of inches into a payload compartment for small altimeters.
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Old 02-23-2021, 09:24 AM
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The Cadet and Solo rockets are in stock currently at AC Supply.
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