Saturday, July 1, 2017
Estes Booster 55, Part 1
I've read on the forums that Hobby Lobby is blowing out the Estes Booster 55 and Booster 60s for $.99. The Hobby Lobby I go to (for engines with the 40% off coupon) have them at the regular retail price of $7.99.
Today I was on the other side of town and stopped by a different Hobby Lobby store. There was one Booster 55 left. And for $.99 cents I couldn't pass it up!
When I cut through the tape at the top I thought something was missing. They could have packed the parts in a box half this size!
A plastic tube with a BT-55 set into the top. The plastic low end has keyed slots for the root edge attachment.
Four Nike Smoke shaped fins.
A locking ring for the bottom and a locking ring for the upper stage rocket. The upper locking ring (called a "Stager" online) replaces the engine locking ring on the upper stage rocket.