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Old 01-20-2021, 11:05 PM
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Old 01-21-2021, 01:21 PM
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I’ve already forgotten: what was the diameter of the BT of the Mega DRM? 4”?
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Old 01-21-2021, 04:20 PM
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I’ve already forgotten: what was the diameter of the BT of the Mega DRM? 4”?

Yup - MDRM was 4”, the Nike Smoke, Leviathan, Scion were 3”, Partizon, Scion, Panavia 2.5”, Argent and Sahara 2”/2.5” and the PSII E2X kits, I think, we’re all 2”.
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Old 01-21-2021, 04:25 PM
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The Estes website now shows the Der Big Red Max as "coming soon".

https://estesrockets.com/product/00...er-big-red-max/

Good news - went live late yesterday, then OOS, but now available again.

Bad news - via TRF member K’tesh per John Boren the chute is plastic and the decals are - probably - self-sticks, not waterslides. Still going to add a couple to the growing build pile...probably have one done in time for the next Black Friday sale at Stickershock
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Old 01-21-2021, 10:38 PM
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Bad news - via TRF member K’tesh per John Boren the chute is plastic and the decals are - probably - self-sticks, not waterslides. Still going to add a couple to the growing build pile...probably have one done in time for the next Black Friday sale at Stickershock

The decals are definitely stick-on (says so on the Estes product page). Plastic chute, and only 18"? For a kit with a $50 MSRP? Not so bad if you buy from AC Supply or someplace like that, at 30-40% off list.
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The decals are definitely stick-on (says so on the Estes product page). Plastic chute, and only 18"? For a kit with a $50 MSRP? Not so bad if you buy from AC Supply or someplace like that, at 30-40% off list.


Most definitely, an 18" chute for a 14oz+ rocket is on the anemic side. Should be a 24". And if I were to get one (probably not), I'd probably fly it with a 24" nylon job.

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The decals are definitely stick-on (says so on the Estes product page). Plastic chute, and only 18"? For a kit with a $50 MSRP? Not so bad if you buy from AC Supply or someplace like that, at 30-40% off list.


Heck, 90% of the reason I wanted one was to get that parachute (assuming it was nylon). I'll probably get one just to fill out the collection, but that is super disappointing.
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Old 01-22-2021, 06:01 AM
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This is stupid. Seems like a step back with a rocket that deserved better.
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Old 01-22-2021, 07:58 AM
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We in the active enthusiast realm tend to forget that we’re just not Estes primary customers and kits aren’t their big moneymaker - their distributors and major retailers (who are their primary customers) will only buy so many of anything at a certain price and selling motors is where they reportedly make their money. I agree, a bigger/better version of something as iconic as Der Red Max deserves the deluxe treatment, but it appears that the cost/benefit calculation doesn’t work for waterslide decals and nylon chutes. Pity, but I’ll still be buying the kit - maybe a couple when they hit the online discount sites - and probably hit up Stickershock for a set of decals.
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Old 01-22-2021, 11:31 AM
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I was hoping for the 50th anniversary of the Der Red Max Estes would have a nice skull and crossbones nylon chute included in the 3” diameter PSII Der Big Red Max, # 9721 Model Rocket Kit. But anyway looking forward to getting a couple of them.
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