Version 3 Pink Skill Level Hang Tag
Version 2 Pink Skill Level Facecard - "New" Emblem
Images by Gerry Fortin
Designer: Mike Doffler
Production Years: 1977-1978
Retail Pricing Range: $2.50-$3.00
Rarity: Very Scarce
Description: Estes Pegasus model rocket kit #0806 was part of the Mini-Brute series and produced only during 1977 and 1978 timeframe. The kit was solde with Estes skill level packaging; Version 2 pink skill level facecard and Version 3 hang tag. The Version 2 facecard is pink and white color with overlaid grey Pegasus rocket in flight and a rocket launch sequence graphic in the background. Rocket specifications and engine recommendations are found on the lower portion of the facecard. I believe that two different Version 2 facecard types may exist; one with the "New" emblem in black letters on pink background and the second with the "New" emblem removed.
Note on the above kit images that the hang tag is backwards with respect to the facecard.
Hang Tag (Header Card) Guide
Skill Level Facecard Guide
The Pegasus is an 13mm engine powered higher performance sport skill level 2 rocket. Recovery is with a 12" parachute. Estes marketed the Pegasus as, "U.S. Air Force reconnaisance missile designed for launch from the wing of a supersonic bomber into enemy territory. The Pegasus transmits real time intellingence on enemy defenses."
To date, Estes has released three different kits with the Pegasus name. They are #0806 Mini-Brute Pegasus, #1376 NASA Pegasus and #2076 E2X Pegasus.
Kit Contents: The kit contains a main body tube, balsa nose cone and screw eye, die cut balsa sheet, a 13mm engine mount, decal sheet, pattern sheet, toothpick, 12" parachute, launch lug and instruction sheet.
Availability: The Mini Brute Pegasus kit is quite scarce and brings a substantial premium when offered on eBay. During the 2008 through 2011 tracing timeframe, the average price for a problem free kit was an impressive $112 (including shipping).
Additional information can be found at the following links;
JimZ Kit Plan Link: Estes 0806
Specifications: Length: 14.0", Diameter: 0.736", Weight: 0.74 oz., Wingspan: 5.75"
Recommended 13 mm Engines: 1/4A3-2T, 1/2A3-4T, A3-4T
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