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Old 06-20-2022, 05:16 AM
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The Quasar Citation started kit was my introduction to model rocketry. My dad got me one when I was about 10 years old. 1st we launched it on an A8-3 in a parking lot behind a shopping mall on a Sunday. (Back then, shopping malls were closed on Sundays). I chased it down and ran it back to him. 2nd launch was on a C engine. We lost sight of it. As we were driving around the parking lot to leave, we found it. The ejection charge didn't deploy. It came in hot, and the nose cone was destroyed and half the body tube was crumpled. I was on the verge of crying, and my dad said "Don't worry Pauly, we'll get you another one". Hence, here I am, a 58 y/o man, on a rocket forum, with around 40 built kits, and about 200 more I will eventually get to. Lol.

A year after me, my best friend Charles got a Quasar. It had a white nose cone and white fin can. I didn't say anything, but I was sure his kit was defective.
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Old 06-20-2022, 10:48 AM
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The Quasar Citation started kit was my introduction to model rocketry. My dad got me one when I was about 10 years old. 1st we launched it on an A8-3 in a parking lot behind a shopping mall on a Sunday. (Back then, shopping malls were closed on Sundays). I chased it down and ran it back to him. 2nd launch was on a C engine. We lost sight of it. As we were driving around the parking lot to leave, we found it. The ejection charge didn't deploy. It came in hot, and the nose cone was destroyed and half the body tube was crumpled. I was on the verge of crying, and my dad said "Don't worry Pauly, we'll get you another one". Hence, here I am, a 58 y/o man, on a rocket forum, with around 40 built kits, and about 200 more I will eventually get to. Lol.

A year after me, my best friend Charles got a Quasar. It had a white nose cone and white fin can. I didn't say anything, but I was sure his kit was defective.


Been a while since posting, if my memory is correct. Welcome back!

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Old 06-20-2022, 11:17 AM
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A NAR Club used to fly at my high school once a month back in the late 70's.
I had my Quasar and Patriot at the first launch we heard about in ~1978.
Saw a chrome one there and looked far better than my white cone/fin can one.
At the time I didn't understand there was an earlier version.
Got my first Cherokee-D along with paks of D12-5 and D12-7 at that launch.
Lost the Cherokee-D at same field two months later on a D12-7 and that stupidly large 18" chute.
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Old 06-21-2022, 10:12 PM
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A year after me, my best friend Charles got a Quasar. It had a white nose cone and white fin can. I didn't say anything, but I was sure his kit was defective.


Interesting . . .

I can't remember seeing an Estes Quasar with anything but the Chrome nose cone & fin unit

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Old 06-24-2022, 10:46 PM
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Interesting . . .

I can't remember seeing an Estes Quasar with anything but the Chrome nose cone & fin unit

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I used to see the white nose cone/fin unit Quasar kits on the peg at local hobby shops.

I would not buy one because I thought it was an insult to the original version.
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Old 06-25-2022, 04:26 AM
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Been a while since posting, if my memory is correct. Welcome back!

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Yes my friend. Had some seismic shifts in the direction of my life, but landed on my feet better than I could have imagined I would. I was active on this forum while living in Florida, then dropped off of almost everything for 8 years when I went back to LI, NY. I've been back in FL now for a little over a year, and things have stabilized to the point I'm reembracing my passions of music and model rocketry. I'm glad to see there has been no hiatus from many of the posters I remember during my 1st trip around these boards.
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Any Idea where to get a body wrap for the Quasar? I checked the normal places.
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Old 06-25-2022, 02:15 PM
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I don't know that it exists anywhere.
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Any Idea where to get a body wrap for the Quasar? I checked the normal places.

Try here:

https://stickershock23.com/
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Any Idea where to get a body wrap for the Quasar? I checked the normal places.



If you are trying to duplicate the wrap, this may be helpful.

ALSO, "Tango Papa Decals" shows a listing for "QUASAR" decals, but I have not seen them.

https://www.tangopapadecals.com/store.html

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