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Estes Flying Model Rocket Kit: Hornet $3.80, Space Eagle $4, Chuter-Two $4, Plasma Probe $4.10, Ricochet EXPIRED

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Promoted 02-19-2014 by GoodDay at 10:01 PM View Original Post
Estesrockets.com has Estes Flying Model Rocket Kit on sale. Shipping is $10.49 flat-rate so it's best to order a few. Thanks BeavePrice Comparison: Our research shows that Estes Flying Model Rocket Kit range from $11-14 less (75-77% Savings) than the next best price from a reputable merchant with prices starting from $15 - GoodDay

Deal Editor's Note: Great deal on these rocket kit sure to be enjoyed by the entire family. - GoodDay
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Edited February 19, 2014 at 01:00 AM by widgit
http://www.estesrockets.com/rockets/specials

Estes is having a big and really nice sale on their website right now. Usually they only have a few oddball models on sale, right now they have a lot of simple and straight-forward kits for 60-80% off. There was no sales tax for me, and shipping was a flat rate $10.49.

If you need a launch pad try one of the "launch kit" packages on sale. They're $12-15 versus $20-28 on Amazon.

You will need to buy engine/plug/ignitor kits separately. The best price on those is typically to use a 40% off coupon at Hobby Lobby. That gets a 3-pack down into the $4.50-6 range for most A-C engines.

This probably isn't a huge deal if you're only looking for one rocket, but if you want to pick up 3-4 for a few kids or a beginner kit or two and then an advanced one, it get's quite hot as you spread the shipping over more than one or two items.

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Last Edited by Dumpsterdiver February 20, 2014 at 10:21 AM
NAR is a national organization supporting rocketry with many clubs. Link to those clubs below. Tripoli is another national organization of which you've probably seen shows on Discovery channel.

http://www.nar.org/NARsect.html
http://www.tripoli.org/Membership...fault.aspx

I have heard from California clubs, that launching in parks is not only illegal but subject to $1000 fine each occurrence. Story goes a lady took her kid and launched twice, noticing a police officer watching them she thought he was just making sure she was being safe. He came over and wrote her up for $2000.


An alternative to a (flimsy) Estes launch pad: http://fliskits.com/products/free...le_pad.pdf

That's a pdf link. I built a pad very similar to Jim Flis' design there and I would never use an Estes pad again. This is far more stable and cheaper, too.

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Thanks for the post
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Since this topic will attract a lot of model rocketeers, what is the best rocket, non-multi stage, for the highest altitude? I have been attaching a camera (key fob) to my Blue Ninja for some great video but want to go higher. tia
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Repped! for the Pinkman comment alone. Also great post and prices.
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I loved this stuff.
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I've seen cone streamers dangling from telephone lines in our neighborhood. How do hobbists know where it's legal to launch these?
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just in time for me to buy a gift for my nephew
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when i was a kid, we would take a razor cut out the rocket engines, combined them into one big rocket and launch them.

and sniff/snort the rest
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Quote from thisonelies View Post :
I've seen cone streamers dangling from telephone lines in our neighborhood. How do hobbists know where it's legal to launch these?
When I was a kid, I just checked with the city. They told me which parks I could launch in and when. Generally, that meant I was launching rockets early on Sunday mornings.
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could one of these rockets carry a pen camera for some blast-off movies?
http://www.meritline.com/digital-...83465.aspx
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I used to play with these a long long time ago.
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I've seen cone streamers dangling from telephone lines in our neighborhood. How do hobbists know where it's legal to launch these?
Do 12 year olds care where it's legal to launch their rockets? I certainly didn't.
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I must say, this brings back memories. TU.
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