Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Estes Photon Probe #3026 Build, Part 1, Parts
Here's the parts from the reissue kit from 2009.
When the Classic Series started most of the kits had balsa nose cones. The older kit had a blow molded plastic cone.
All the parts were of great quality.
You can see the balsa sheet was made up from two different pieces of wood.
Here's a comparison between the two kits balsa.
The newer kit wood is hard and laser cut. The fairing strips are basswood.
The older lower sheet is poorly die-cut. It's hard to see the fin edges. The strips are balsa.