Hobby People website seems to indicate at least one model in stock.
Anybody been to a store and seen it in stock?
Any other vendors have them yet?
Photos from the Hobby Visions show are now online on the SoCalRockets
Yahoogroup - including many Estes X-Prize kit photos.
OK, my local Hobby People (Lake Forest) did not have any of the new
My local mom & pop hobby shop did. They have the Gouchito, the Lucky
Seven, the Rubicon (all of these are the Ansari X-Prize kits), and they
also had the Scissor-Wing Transport. The Gouchito and Lucky Seven are
both mini-engine kits, the Rubicon is a D-engine kit (and fairly pricy,
at $29.99). The Scissor Wing was listed at $19.99, with laser-cut fins.
Haven't opened them up yet (and won't be able to today), but I'll post
the instruction sheets when possible.
BTW, it was kind of funny -- the 18-year-old-ish clerk at the hobby
store was really impressed with the cool, new design of the Scissor Wing
Transport -- until I told him it was a re-issue of a 30-year-old
I saw this model (and the bagged kit) in Las Vegas at HobbyVisions
(photos are online at SoCalRockets YahooGroup). Tons of interesting
parts in this kit.
Someone could buy it , build it and fly it at the Sunday SCRA launch.
(alas, I'm too busy...)
-Fred Shecter NAR 20117