The “New” Estes Goblin Kit

Estes GoblinIn 1970, Estes introduced the Goblin as a free kit which they included with some orders. In 1972, it appeared for sale in their catalog.

Estes recently reintroduced the kit which is available at JonRocket.com. With a 24mm motor mount and streamer recovery, the Goblin is designed for high-flying. And, with a yellow and black paint scheme and classic decals, the Goblin also looks good sitting still.

Estes Price Increase

Estes No. 2 Skywriter KitEstes has announced a price increase effective April 1st. The list price for about a dozen of their products will increase.  The affected products include the No. 2 Skywriter, Alpha bulk set, and their plastic parachutes.

We’ve updated the “MSRP” for the products on our site, but have kept our discounted prices the same for now. Our prices will be adjusted at the beginning of April as we restock the items.

 

JonRocket.com at NARCON 2014

We had a fun time at the National Association of Rocketry’s 2014 Convention, NARCON, in Cocoa Beach.

Our room had a wonderful view of the beach and ocean, but the event kept us so busy that we had little time to stay in the room.

International Palms ResortWe covered four tables in the vendor room with an assortment of rocketry products.

2014_03_01_08_39-000We had the pleasure of meeting many interesting people including Vern and Gleda Estes.

Bracha with Vern and Gleda EstesWe introduced a couple of new products which will be available from JonRocket.com soon.

Odd'l Rockets PigasusDesigned by Chris Michielsson, the Pigasus is a new kit from Odd’l Rockets.

Chris also designed the new plastic parachutes for JonRocket.com.

JonRocket.com ParachuteThe plastic sheet is part of a parachute kit which can be used to make a 12″, 15″, or 18″ parachute.

Bracha and I had a wonderful time at NARCON. We would like to thank and congratulate the organizers for bringing a world-class event to Central Florida!

New Products Added to Our Catalog

We’ve added a number of new products to our online catalog just in time for Spring building!

Semroc Starship ExcaliburSemroc has introduced the Starship Excalibur.  Based on “Estes Kit Plan #55,” the Excalibur kit models is a retro-futuristic space ship.

We’ve also add two other new kits from Semroc. The Centurion-F is a larger model rocket which flies on 29mm motors and the Maxi-Micron is an upscale of the classic Centuri beginner’s kit. 

From Estes, we’ve add the new Astron Sprint-XL. An upscale of the classic Astron Sprint designed by Mike Dorffler, the XL features ellipitical fins and a sleek boat tail.

Estes Astron XL

Other additions to our catalog include the Mini Fat Boy and more parachutes from Top Flight Recovery.

 

New Products Added

In the past few days, we’ve added many new products to the JonRocket.com online catalog and we are planning to add more in the days to come. 

We’ve added a number of exciting products from Estes including the mid-power Leviathan Pro Series II Model Rocket Kit. Recently added products from Semroc include the Wac Corporal Scale Model Rocket KitRocketarium has supplied us with some new scale model kits as well as a few new odd-rocs.

Visit the New Products at JonRocket.com page to see the complete list of the recently added products.

Semroc Starship Vega

The Starship Vega made its debut in the 1973 Estes catalog. It’s futuristic design made it an instant hit.

Assembled, the rocket is about 20-inches tall and just under an inch in diameter. Semroc’s kit features a quality balsa nose cone, laser-cut fins, and waterslide decals. The Skill Level 3 model is recovered by parachute.

Semroc has recaptured the magic of the classic kit from the 1970s.  It is now available for purchase at JonRocket.com.