Black Paper Hang Tag
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Production Years: 1983-1984
Retail Pricing Range: $6.50-7.25
Rarity: Moderately Scarce
Description: Estes Xarconian Destroyer model rocket kit #1903 was produced only in 1983 and 1984 with black paper hang tag and light blue background facecard and overlaid Xarconian rocket.
Hang Tag (Header Card) Guide
The Xarconian Destroyer is a futuristic skill level 3 design described as a deep space alien battle cruiser. The rocket is capable of up to 750 feet flights and recovery is with a 18" parachute. Usage of an A8-3 engine, as recommended by Estes, for this rocket is probably not advised as the rocket weighs nearly 2.2 oz.
Kit Contents: The kit contains a main body tube, special plastic nose cone, die cut balsa for fins, engine shroud paper card, a wood dowel, huge three color decals, 18mm engine mount, launch lug and instruction sheet.
Availability: Collectors can find Xarconian Destroyer kits on eBay with some patience. This kit is moderately scarce and typically sell in the $30 to $55 range.
Additional information can be found at the following links;
JimZ Kit Plan Link: Estes1903
Ye Olde Rocket Shoppe Kit Plan Link: Estes1903
Specifications: Length: 14.675", Diameter: 1.325", Weight: 2.16 oz.
Recommended 18 mm Engines: A8-3, B4-2, B4-4, B6-4, B8-5, C6-3, C6-5
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