Kit# 1277

Black Paper Hang Tag

Version 2 Skill Level Facecard

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Designers: Bill Simon

Production Years: 1980-1983

Retail Pricing Range: $4.75-$6.50

Rarity: Scarce

Description: The Estes Icarus kit is found with yellow skill level and black paper hang tags. This Icarus listing is for the kit packaging combination of Version 2 skill level facecard and black paper hang tag. The yellow color designates a skill level 1 kit and is a carry over from the Estes skill level marketing approach started during 1973 or there about. Facecard is yellow and white color with overlaid static Icarus rocket in white, gray and black colors. The kit name is shown with black letters. The lower section of facecard provides kit number, skill level designation as intermediate, kit specifications and engine recommendations.

Hang Tag (Header Card) Guide

Skill Level Facecard Guide

Kit Contents: The Estes Icarus is a single stage high altitude payload rocket containing main body tube, clear payload section, nose block, plastic nose cone, a balsa fin sheet, 18mm engine mount assembly, a 12" parachute, launch lug, decal and instructions.

Availability: The Icarus kit with black paper hang tag is considered to be scarce as most skill level 1 kits were built and not saved. As of late 2012, one could expect the black paper hang tag kit version to realize a selling price between $60 to $80.

Additional information can be found at the following link;

JimZ Kit Plan Link: Estes 1277

Specifications: Length 20.8", Weight 1.3 oz, Diameter 0.976"

Recommended 18 mm Engines: 1/2A6-2, A8-3, A8-5, B4-4, B6-4, B14-5, C6-5, C6-7


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