Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Estes STM-012 Kitbash to the B32-M Spike, Part 1, Parts

The STM-012 parts were all high quality and a good value for what I paid on Ebay.
The STM-012 is a tall rocket made up from two 18" lengths of BT-60. The "Spike" will be shorter.

The parts of interest:
That 8 3/8" LONG nose cone
The black engine hook holder (coupler)
The 4" long red body tube coupler
Two slotted BT-60 tubes


  1. Hmm, wonder if that's the old Sentinel nose cone...that wasn't used on many other BT60 rockets?

    1. Hi Anonymous,
      It looks like it is the same nose cone used in the Sentinel. That might be another kit bash I could do with the other STM-012 kit.
      According to Scott D. Hansen on YORF, the same nose cone was also used in the following:
      P/N 072305, PNC-60RL (Blow Molded)
      Kit Number Kit Name
      1987 Sentinel
      1998 Mega Sizz'
      2014 Firehawk
      2029 Raven
      2032 Magnum
      2037 National Aerospace Plane
      2127 Sizzler