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Old 12-17-2010, 09:03 PM
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Default Estes Recruiter #2013 nose cone

I want to scratch build/clone one of my all-time faves: the Estes Recruiter #2013. I have a rear nozzle. I can get the BT55 to BT60 transistion. I can get the wateslides form Gordy. I can't seem to find a nose cone. I know it's the same as the Beta Launch Vehicle cone, but what is the shape called?

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Old 12-17-2010, 10:01 PM
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SEMROC has the Recruiter kit.

http://www.semroc.com/Store/scripts...s.asp?SKU=KV-22

$18.50 seems pretty cheap too.
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He's talking about this kit Gordy.
http://www.ninfinger.org/rockets/nostalgia/89est42.html
The nose cones looks similar though.
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Tony's correct, but I think the cones may be the same. I just have to figure out which cone is on the Semroc Recruiter.
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I have one... If you want it, its yours for the shipping cost. Originally there WAS a 5560 plastic transition that was part of the blow mold... But I don't have that piece.
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He's talking about this kit Gordy.
http://www.ninfinger.org/rockets/nostalgia/89est42.html
The nose cones looks similar though.


Aren't the kits the same?

They look the same.
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Aren't the kits the same?

They look the same.

I think they're almost the same, but the Semroc Recruiter doesn't have a rear faux nozzle.
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The Semroc's a tad smaller 19.2 inches long opposed to the Estes' 25 inches, and 1.34in. diameter instead of 1.637in.
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And the fins are different.
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I think they're almost the same, but the Semroc Recruiter doesn't have a rear faux nozzle.


I have both the SEMROC and an old Estes kit "in the bag" I just never opened them...yet.
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