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Old 09-16-2023, 12:25 PM
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Default Estes PS II Black Brant XII has been released

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Old 09-16-2023, 05:35 PM
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Yeah I saw that.
$90 is a bit steep for balsa/cardboard MPR anything in my book.
I'll wait for AC Supply.
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Old 09-16-2023, 07:16 PM
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Chris Michielssen started a build thread:
http://modelrocketbuilding.blogspot...9723-build.html
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Old 09-16-2023, 08:42 PM
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Thanks for posting that. I didn't realize he had starting posting again. That is great news!
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Old 09-18-2023, 11:20 AM
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Chris Michielssen started a build thread:
http://modelrocketbuilding.blogspot...9723-build.html

I thought he was done with his blog. This kit must be good enough to motivate Chris to come out of retirement.
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Old 09-18-2023, 01:18 PM
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I guess so. At the top of the first Black Brant XII installment he wrote "Oh boy - The blog is back!
Well, on occasion anyway."

Good to see.

added later:

Actually he posted this back on August 22nd:

"Back Building!

I thought I had finished up the blog on June 30. I was going to build a few wooden ship models.

Well, that didn't pan out - yet.
I'm back building a few rockets.
Did you ever sand off your fingertips? Ouch!

I found myself with more time on my hands than I wanted. I had plenty of time to practice Piano and Accordion but something was missing. I'm not one to sit on the couch and stare at the TV for hours and hours.

So - a compromise. I'll blog when a vendor kit is built. That'll still keep new products on the blog. Finished vendor models are sent back and won't fill my shelves with models that seldom fly!
After a build is completed, there may be a break until the next vendor build arrives.

I won't say what's coming up - yet. I am building something."

So, I guess I need to get back to checking it on a regular basis.
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Old 09-19-2023, 07:39 AM
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Initial run sold out in 3 days. Now only preorder for November. LOL I guess Iíll have to wait!
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Old 09-19-2023, 10:38 PM
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A few pics . . . ENJOY !

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I've been trying to find some scale data for this one. I remember in the distant past they included scale data with the kits. Maybe I'm just thinking about the Nike Smoke....

I was one of the lucky ones to get an order placed on the initial run.
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