Amazon currently has a few Estes kits at 40% or more off the MSRP. Visit the Rocketry Deals Finder for links to the kits.
Bellevue Hobby Center is currently offering the Estes Interceptor E kit for under $20. They have a couple of other discontinued Estes kits at bargain prices, too. I have no relationship with Bellevue and do not know how many of the kits they have available. (Edit: The Interceptor E kits are now out-of-stock at Bellevue.)
Each year a number of online rocketry vendors offer special sales for the holidays. The following is a list of some of the sales. As we learn of more sales and get more info on the listed sales, this post will be updated. If you know of a sale that should be included in this list, but is missing, please leave a comment with information about the sale.
Animal Motor Works – Cyber Monday Sale
AMW is having a 20% off sale on all products. Use the coupon code cyber. Sale runs through Monday evening.
Archtype Rocketry has announced a sale beginning Friday.
Binder Design Rocketry – Holiday Special
With the purchase of any rocket kit with a value of $99.99 or more, Binder Design will include a free 3.9 Avionics Bay kit valued at $34.99! (Excludes Excel with Dual Deploy kit.) This special offer runs through
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Amazon.com has a few model rocket kits currently priced at more than 40% off the list price. Because the prices for these kits may change at any time, I’m displaying them as Amazon ads below. The ads include the latest pricing information. Be sure to check out the Rocketry Deals Finder to discover more bargains.
Here’s another deal I found with the Rocketry Deal Finder. Amazon has the Quest Shuttle Intrepid kit at 45% off list price. It is eligible for free “Super Saver Shipping” (on orders over $25) and for free two-day Amazon Prime shipping.
The RocketReviews.com Deals Finder currently shows that Amazon currently has bulk packages of 24 Estes C6-5 motors listed for $27.31 with free shipping. That’s more than $65 off the list price. Look for Amazon’s offer under “More Buying Choices.”
The catch is that Amazon is listing them as “Not in Stock.” But, they are accepting orders at the low price and promising to ship them later. So, I’m not sure if you’ll receive the motors at the low price or not. But, it’s worth a try.
9/24 UPDATE: The Amazon offer no longer appears at Amazon.com.
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There have been many online reports of people having problems using Estes’s new Pro Series II igniters to light composite motors such as the new motors from Estes. Some people have even reported a 100% failure rate using the new igniters.
Others, however, have found that the new igniters work well in Estes and Aerotech composite motors. Michael Fritz, Marketing Director at Estes-Cox, responded to the reports of failure by posting:
…as I’ve stated elsewhere, we tested a huge number (thousands – all off of our E Launcher) of these before releasing them to the public…and considering our production history with our standard igniters, we have a pretty good handle on how to make them and make them work. I know this will sound very CYA, but we have been using them with the PSII composite motors here at the rocket ranch, launched off our E Pad (and new PSII pad) with the
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North Coast Rocketry is making a comeback with the release of several new rocket kits. ”First Editions” of these kits are currently offered on eBay. These are one-of-a-kind items used to check the final version of the released kit. Each “First Edition” kit comes with a signed certificate. Visit eBay for more information and to bid on the kits.
A seller on eBay is currently offering an Estes Pro Series “bundle” which includes the Impulse, Maxi Force, Patriot, Terrier/Sandhawk, and Jay Hawk Pro Series kits along with the Command Control Launch Controller and the Power Plex Pad.
The RocketReviews.com Deal Finder this morning is showing the Estes D-Region Tomahawk Model Rocket Kit at more than 40% off the list price at Amazon.com. And, shipping is free if you are an Amazon Prime member.