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Old 06-14-2021, 01:43 PM
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why wont estes bring the andromeda back. I know it is out there buy more rockets. com . I have those but just strange it is not made by estes. Also the bomarc two nice kits .
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why wont estes bring the andromeda back. I know it is out there buy more rockets. com . I have those but just strange it is not made by estes.
If you want another one...

http://www.erockets.biz/semroc-flyi...ndromeda-kv-97/

It's out of stock at erockets.biz right now, but if you're patient...

Or if you're not, you can make most of the parts yourself:

http://www.spacemodeling.org/jimz/est1273.htm
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Old 06-14-2021, 03:05 PM
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why wont estes bring the andromeda back. I know it is out there buy more rockets. com . I have those but just strange it is not made by estes. Also the bomarc two nice kits .


I'm hoping maybe John Boren will comment on this post for you.
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why wont estes bring the andromeda back. I know it is out there buy more rockets. com . I have those but just strange it is not made by estes. Also the bomarc two nice kits .


Estes may no longer own the rights to the name and trade dress for the model.
Additionally, scifi-ish models often have lower sales volumes and don't have very big production runs.

Same with scale kits. Limited sales.
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The Semroc version might be a better option -
They use the thicker walled ST-7 tubes on their Andromeda kit.
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The Semroc kit (like most of their offerings) is currently UNavailable unfortunately.
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Another option would be the 3X Upscale Andromeda from https://www.wildmanrocketry.com
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Another option would be the 3X Upscale Andromeda from https://www.wildmanrocketry.com

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The Andromeda was my first more advanced kit that built way back when, 1977 I guess. The main body tube crumpled on the first launch. I would agree the Semroc version would be the way to go for a flying version, unfortunately I have not seen them in stock for at least a year now.
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Old 06-15-2021, 05:06 PM
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I just dont understand how the andromeda would have poor sales. They are not in stock for how long now from the manufacturers that have them. Guess ill never understand.
Well to me estes could simply reproduce the entire 1978 collection and i would be very happy.
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