Pink, Black and White Facecard
Black Paper Hang Tag
Image from eBay
Production Years: 1983-1985
Retail Pricing Range: $3.50-$4.95
Rarity: Very Scarce
Description: Estes Aero Fin model rocket kit #1390 was produced in the mid 1980s with blue and black hang tag and a combination white, pink and black colored facecard. The Aero Fin is a cool skill level 2 kit with unique five fin design. It is powered with 18mm engines and Estes estimates that the sport rocket was capable of reaching 1200 feet. The rocket uses 18" steamer recovery due to high altitudes and being light weight.
Kit Contents: The kit contains a main body tube, plastic nose cone, die cut balsa for fins, 18mm engine mount, launch lug and instruction sheet.
Availability: I consider this kit to be very scarce due to it's infrequent appearance on eBay. However, there are no special kit attributes that make it a stand alone collector's item and eBay pricing is inexpensive at $10 to $20 range. The low price is probably the reason for few eBay listings.
Additional information can be found at the following links;
Ye Olde Rocket Shoppe Kit Plan Link: Estes1390
Specifications: Length: 11.6", Diameter: 0.736", Weight: 0.53 oz.
Recommended 18 mm Engines: 1/2A6-2, A8-3, A8-5, B4-4, B6-4, B6-6, B8-5, C6-5, C6-7
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