Version 3 Pink Skill Level Hang Tag
Images from eBay
Production Year: 1981
Retail Pricing Range: $4.50
Rarity: Very Scarce
Description: The SKY-HI model rocket kit #1365 was offered in the 1981 through 1984 Estes catalogs. The initial SKY-HI kit packaging during 1981 was with the combination Version 3 pink skill level hang tag and pink facecard. The facecard shows a gray SKI-HI rocket inflight over a pinkish red background while the catalog images suggest the two stage rocket to be painted maroon red with black nose cone and alternate black fins. The two stage design probably leads to a skill level 2 rating. Previously, the author assumed this kit was only available with a black paper hang tag until the above kit appeared on eBay in August 2012.
Hang Tag (Header Card) Guide
Kit Contents: The Estes SKY-Hi kit contains two body tubes, plastic nose cone, tube coupler, 18mm engine mounts for the upper and booster stages, balsa die cut sheet, decal sheet, launch lug, 18" parachute and instruction sheet. Looking at the instruction sheet, the SKY-HI is a typical two stage build type kit.
Availability: In terms of rarity, I believe the SKY-HI kit with a skill level hang tag is very scarce and will require patient searching on eBay to locate an example. During the February 2008 through June 2011 timeframe, I recorded only five problem free SKY-HI kits sold on eBay via normal auction and did not separate skill level hang tag from black paper hang tag appearances.
Additional information can be found at the following link;
JimZ Kit Plan Link: Estes1365
Specifications: Length: 25.0", Diameter: 9.76", Weight: 1.7 oz.
Recommended 18 mm Engines: Booster Stage: A8-0, B6-0, C6-0, Upper Stage: A8-5, B6-6, C6-7
Single Stage: A8-3, B6-4, C6-5
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