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Kirt Blattenberger, Webmaster - Airplanes and Rockets

Kirt Blattenberger


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Even during the busiest times of my life I have endeavored to maintain some form of model building activity. This site has been created to help me chronicle my journey through a lifelong involvement in model aviation, which all began in Mayo, MD ...

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Items for Sale
!! Please Support the Airplanes and Rockets Website !!

Due to a change in life status, I want to sell a few items from my modest collection of aeromodeling things I had as a youngster. All are in new or like-new condition and are priced very fairly.

Prices are firm, so please do not ask for a reduction. Buyer pays all shipping & insurance costs.

Please send me an e-mail with your zip code for obtaining a shipping + insurance price. Minimum $20 purchase, please. PayPal is available if you want to use a credit card.

Blade 230 S Smart R/C Helicopter Parts

My Blade 230 S Smart R/C Helicopter had an unfortunate meeting with my foot after a household move. The result of my stupidity is broken fuselage frame, blade holders, and a bent tail boom. That appears to be the extent of the damage. I could buy the parts to restore and fly it again, but I'm not that interested at this point. Prior to the Big Foot incident, I had about 50 flights, all in the Stability mode, so it has not been subject to strenuous conditions.

Instead, I am offering all the components shown here for a total of just $175 (+shipping). The BNF version of the Blade 230 S helicopter (which this is, purchased from Horizon Hobby in March of 2022) currently costs $249.99 - although as of this writing they are on backorder. There are well over $300 worth of parts here (including spares) that would make a good investment for excusing your own mishaps. I disassembled everything to make shipping cheaper.

You can use PayPal to pay. If interested, please send me an e-mail at prior to ordering and I will get you a total cost including shipping.


All components are original, plus a couple spares I bought for backup. Included are ESC, receiver, 3 digital servos, canopy, landing gear, swash plate, main rotor and tail rotor motors, main rotor and tail rotor blades, rotor shaft, main drive gear, ball link pushrods, main rotor blade holder base. Please see photos for all parts.

Estes 'Alpha' Rocket Kit

Estes Alpha rocket kit for sale - Airplanes and RocketsThis a newer Alpha rocket kit with the plastic fins and nose cone for faster assembly. A few miscellaneous items are included as well.  Only $8.




2 GByte RAM SIMMs for Notebook Computer

2 GByte RAM SIMMs for Notebook Computer - Airplanes and RocketsThese two 2 GByte RAM modules came out of my HP DV6T notebook computer when they were replaced with 4 GByte models. They were both in excellent condition at the time, and were handled using ESD precautions, including wearing a wrist strap.  Only $5 for the pair (4 GBytes total).


Multi-Sander Contour Tool

Great Planes 11" Multi-Sander Tool (end) - Airplanes and RocketsGreat Planes 11" Multi-Sander Tool (bottom) - Airplanes and RocketsThis Great Planes 11" long Multi-Sander Contour Tool has three pre-shaped sanding surfaces built into it. Sandpaper is fit into the different contours to give some of the most common Great Planes 11" Multi-Sander Tool (top) - Airplanes and Rocketscontrol surface shapes, this helps the builder keep the sanded surface consistent along the entire length of the wing. Like new.  Only $5.



MonoKote SmartCut Trim Tool

MonoKote SmartCut Trim Tool for sale - Airplanes and RocketsThis MonoKote SmartCut Trim Tool uses a pair of X-acto #11 blades for making clean, straight cuts in covering material. I have used it with success on Mylar and even Silkspan covering. It is in excellent condition.  Only $4.







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