Javelin & Super Flea
Version 3 Yellow Skill Level Hang Tag
Version 1 Yellow Skill Level Facecard
Production Years: 1973-1980
Retail Pricing Range: $1.50-$3.75
Rarity: Moderately Scarce
Description: Estes Javelin and Super Flea model rocket kit #0815 was part of the Mini-Brute series and was produced from 1973 through 1984. The combo kit featured Estes skill level packaging with yellow skill level facecard and hang tag from 1973 through 1980 and then kits manufactured after 1980 can be found with the yellow facecard and black paper hang tag combination. The Version 1 facecard is yellow and white color with overlaid grey Javelin and Super Flea images. Rocket specifications and engine recommendations are found on the lower portion of the facecard. More research into the different hang tag and facecard versions for the 1973 through 1978 timeframe is necessary. This listing generally covers all skill level kits for the time being.
The Javelin is an easy to build 13mm engine powered skill level 1 rocket. Its sleak design allows for competitive flights over 1000 feet. Recovery is via streamer. Within the combo kit, one also finds the Super Flea which is an ultra high flying rocket with break up recovery system. The design employs an ogive nose cone and swept back fins for incredible altitudes.
Availability: The yellow skill level hang tag kit version is more common than the later black paper hang tag version. I would rate the yellow skill level hang tag version has moderately scarce whilel the black paper hang tag version is considered to be very scarce. eBay results do not show a pricing difference between the two kit packaging versions at this time.
Additional information can be found at the following link;
JimZ Kit Plan Link: Estes 0815
Javelin Specifications: Length: 12.4", Diameter: 0.541", Weight: 0.34 oz.
Recommended 13 mm Engines: 1/4A3-2T, 1/2A3-4T, A3-4T, A10-3T
Super Flea Specifications: Length: 7.34", Diameter: 0.541", Weight: 0.158 oz.
Recommended 13 mm Engines: 1/4A3-2T, 1/2A3-2T, 1/2A3-4T, A3-4T, A10-3T
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