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Old 01-25-2007, 04:45 AM
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In keeping with the Retro aspect of releases, one idea might be a theme being the release year. You can release retro kits as voted popular for any specific year. Almost any kit can fit as a release and you get to decide the order of release.

As for Kits, the classics page tells the story, even if it may have had some "loading".

Deep in my subconscious, I have this desire to reproduce one full Centuri Catalog, which year - undecided but early 70's likely. I'll have to go page by page or random, and I'll probably die of old age before completion. But it is a plan!

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I built and flew a page of the 1977 Estes catalog. And this weekend I may do another one.
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On the build floor: Estes - ESAM-58, Semroc Squire

In paint: Centuri Stellar Hercules, Semroc Thunder Strike, FRW Cherokee E

In the body shop: Estes Jayhawk, TLP Perseus

Ready to fly: Estes Astron Farside X, Estes Astron Apogee, FRW Star Jart, RDC V-Max
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Old 01-25-2007, 12:59 PM
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I built and flew a page of the 1977 Estes catalog. And this weekend I may do another one.



Impressive BIll! I'm working on the same Estes page (with the Cherokee D). Got the Cherokee and Demon complete, the Renegade constructed (not detailed) and all the parts for the Sky Raider. We're going to have to get together some time and launch all of them.
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Old 01-29-2007, 09:39 AM
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Hmmm, let's see (looking at own avatar...)

Centuri Satellite Killer
Centuri Satellite Killer
Centuri Satellite Killer
Centuri Satellite Killer
Centuri Satellite Killer

and, ummmm....

Centuri Satellite Killer

I think you get the idea!

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Old 01-29-2007, 12:27 PM
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I built and flew a page of the 1977 Estes catalog. And this weekend I may do another one.


Paper airplanes don't count...
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I miss being SAM 0058

On the build floor: Estes - ESAM-58, Semroc Squire

In paint: Centuri Stellar Hercules, Semroc Thunder Strike, FRW Cherokee E

In the body shop: Estes Jayhawk, TLP Perseus

Ready to fly: Estes Astron Farside X, Estes Astron Apogee, FRW Star Jart, RDC V-Max
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Old 01-29-2007, 01:36 PM
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Impressive BIll! I'm working on the same Estes page (with the Cherokee D). Got the Cherokee and Demon complete, the Renegade constructed (not detailed) and all the parts for the Sky Raider. We're going to have to get together some time and launch all of them.


If I can ever get around the the Pegasus, I'll also have the whole Mini-Brutes page ready.
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I miss being SAM 0058

On the build floor: Estes - ESAM-58, Semroc Squire

In paint: Centuri Stellar Hercules, Semroc Thunder Strike, FRW Cherokee E

In the body shop: Estes Jayhawk, TLP Perseus

Ready to fly: Estes Astron Farside X, Estes Astron Apogee, FRW Star Jart, RDC V-Max
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Old 01-29-2007, 03:40 PM
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I built an original Pegasus last year, which was the second one I built.
The first I built back in '82 or '83.
Never understood how THAT could be a Skill Level 2, but the 4FNC stubby Astron Goblin was a Skill Level 3; and no, I don't buy that because it took a "D" it should be a "3" as the BUILD is actually easier than a Skill level 2 Astron Demon with a payload bay and the same "D" engine.
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One more vote for the Centuri Space Shuttle. +1 for the Centuri Defender as well. I'd like to see the Centuri Long Tom, Quasar and Sky Lab too.

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Old 02-03-2007, 09:53 PM
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Oh and yes, I'd like to see the 20" and 24" Centuri-like or (pre-Damon) Estes-like checkerboard chutes done by Semroc - just like the current 12" ones. I know this isn't practical but I still would like to see them. I'd buy a bushel of them.

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Old 02-04-2007, 03:09 AM
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I'd like to see Semroc offer a Nylon chute upgrade for all the kits that can fit their bulk as an option. I have all but given up on cheap plastic and mylar chutes for the kits that can carry nylon chutes.
Semroc already includes them in their "SLS" kits.
One kit that should include this FOR SURE is the Saturn 1B; I know it would increase the cost, but after spending all the time to build this one, do you really want to trust it to a plastic "garbage bag" 32 inch chute ?
To me it makes little if any sense that the little SLS Jaguar comes with Nylon, but the S1B does not.
I'd gladly rather pay for a single 30" or dual 18" nylon chutes for my S1B....I already have Thrustline nylon (very nice & affordable) chutes for my 2 S1B kits.
Anything of ST-13/BT-55 size can easily accomodate a nylon chute.
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