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Kirt Blattenberger, Webmaster - Airplanes and Rockets

Kirt Blattenberger

Carpe Diem!

(Seize the Day!)

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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BSEE - KB3UON

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Estes 1971 Model Rocketry Catalog

Kirt Blattenberger wearing Estes T-shirt, c. 1971 - Airplanes and Rockets

This 1971 edition of the Estes Model Rocketry Catalog is one of the earliest that I can recall having as a kid. It is amazing to look at the prices and see a model like the Gyro that sold for $1.25 then, can fetch well over $75 on an eBay auction! I managed to find a Saturn V model in a hobby shop in King, NC, in 2005 for only $80; they had two, so I should have bought both and sold one on eBay. The one I bought was built and can be seen here. The models that I can remember having are highlighted in BLUE.

To the left is a photo of me in 1971 with a T-shirt onto which I ironed an "Estes Model Rocketeer" decal. That's my sister, Tina, to my right. We're standing on the steps to our house in Holly Hill Harbor, Maryland.

 

 

Estes 1971 Model Rocketry Catalog - Front Cover - Airplanes and Rockets     Estes 1971 Model Rocketry Catalog - Back Cover - Airplanes and Rockets

Front & Back Cover

Estes 1971 Model Rocketry Catalog - Model Lineup - Airplanes and Rockets

Model Lineup

Estes 1971 Model Rocketry Catalog - The Estes Story - Airplanes and Rockets

The Estes Story

Estes 1971 Model Rocketry Catalog - Building and flying model rockets - Airplanes and Rockets

Building & flying model rockets

Estes 1971 Model Rocketry Catalog - Table of Contents - Airplanes and Rockets

Table of Contents

Estes 1971 Model Rocketry Catalog - Pages 10 & 11 - Airplanes and Rockets

Pages 10 & 11

Porta-Pad Starter Kit

Estes 1971 Model Rocketry Catalog - Pages 16 & 17 - Airplanes and Rockets

Pages 16 & 17

Alpha | Alpha III

 Mark II | Sky Hook

Estes 1971 Model Rocketry Catalog - Pages 18 & 19 - Airplanes and Rockets

Pages 18 & 19

X-Ray | Streak

Big Bertha | Scout

Estes 1971 Model Rocketry Catalog - Pages 20 & 21 - Airplanes and Rockets

Pages 20 & 21

Sprite | Constellation | Drifter

Estes 1971 Model Rocketry Catalog - Pages 22 & 23 - Airplanes and Rockets

Pages 22 & 23

Midget | Shrike | Beta | Avenger

Estes 1971 Model Rocketry Catalog - Pages 24 & 25 - Airplanes and Rockets

Pages 24 & 25

Cobra | Cherokee-D | Ranger

Estes 1971 Model Rocketry Catalog - Pages 26 & 27 - Airplanes and Rockets

Pages 26 & 27

Starlight | Scrambler

Estes 1971 Model Rocketry Catalog - Pages 28 & 29 - Airplanes and Rockets

Pages 28 & 29

Gyroc | Star Blazer | Sprint

Estes 1971 Model Rocketry Catalog - Pages 30 & 31 - Airplanes and Rockets

Pages 30 & 31

Nighthawk | Falcon | Space Plane

Estes 1971 Model Rocketry Catalog - Pages 32 & 33 - Airplanes and Rockets

Pages 32 & 33

Apogee II | Farside

Estes 1971 Model Rocketry Catalog - Pages 34 & 35 - Airplanes and Rockets

Pages 34 & 35

Omega | Delta

Estes 1971 Model Rocketry Catalog - Pages 36 & 37 - Airplanes and Rockets

Pages 36 & 37

Aerobee 300 | Sandhawk

V-2 | WAC Corporal

Estes 1971 Model Rocketry Catalog - Pages 38 & 39

Pages 38 & 39

Thor Agena-B

Apollo Space Capsule

Honest John | Arcas

Estes 1971 Model Rocketry Catalog - Pages 40 & 41 - Airplanes and Rockets

Pages 40 & 41

Saturn V | Gemini Titan

Estes 1971 Model Rocketry Catalog - Pages 42 & 43 - Airplanes and Rockets

Pages 42 & 43

Saturn V | Saturn 1B

Estes 1971 Model Rocketry Catalog - Pages 44 & 45 - Airplanes and Rockets

Pages 44 & 45

Little Joe II | Mercury Redstone

Estes 1971 Model Rocketry Catalog - Pages 46 & 47 - Airplanes and Rockets

Pages 46 & 47

Saros | Interceptor

Estes 1971 Model Rocketry Catalog - Pages 48 & 49 - Airplanes and Rockets

Pages 48 & 49

Orbital Transport | Trident

Mars Lander | Mars Snooper

Estes 1971 Model Rocketry Catalog - Pages 50 &51 - Airplanes and Rockets

Pages 50 & 51

Spaceman | Phantom | Birdie

Estes 1971 Model Rocketry Catalog - Pages 52 & 53 - Airplanes and Rockets

Pages 52 & 53

Cineroc

Estes 1971 Model Rocketry Catalog - Pages 54 & 55 - Airplanes and Rockets

Pages 54 & 55

Camroc

Estes 1971 Model Rocketry Catalog - Pages 92 & 93 - Airplanes and Rockets

Pages 92 & 93

Estes 1971 Model Rocketry Catalog - Pages 94 & 95 - Airplanes and Rockets

Pages 94 & 95

Estes 1971 Model Rocketry Catalog - Pages 96 & 97 - Airplanes and Rockets

Pages 96 & 97

Estes 1971 Model Rocketry Catalog - Pages 98 & 99 - Airplanes and Rockets

Pages 98 & 99

Estes 1971 Model Rocketry Catalog - Pages 100 & 101 - Airplanes and Rockets

Pages 100 & 101

Estes 1971 Model Rocketry Catalog - Pages 102 & 103 - Airplanes and Rockets

Pages 102 & 103

Estes 1971 Model Rocketry Catalog - Pages 104 & 105 - Airplanes and Rockets

Pages 104 & 105

Estes 1971 Model Rocketry Catalog -  Pages 106 & 107 - Airplanes and Rockets

Pages 106 & 107

Altiscope

Estes 1971 Model Rocketry Catalog - Pages 122 & 123 - Airplanes and Rockets

Pages 122 & 123

Estes 1971 Model Rocketry Catalog - Pages 124 & 125 - Airplanes and Rockets

Pages 124 & 125

Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) Plans Service - Airplanes and Rockets

Modeling Resources

Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) - Airplanes and Rockets

Academy of Model

Aeronautics

Tower Hobbies logo - Airplanes and Rockets

Tower Hobbies

Horizon Hobby logo - Airplanes and Rockets

Horizon Hobby

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Sig Mfg

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