Astron Farside-X

Kit# K-12X

Yellow Hang Tag - Pre Damon Era

Red and Black Artwork on White Instruction Sheet

Images by Jimid123 from Ye Olde Rocket Forum

Designer: Bill Simon

Production Years: 1968-1969

Retail Pricing Range: $3.00

Rarity: Very Rare

Description: Horizontal Image; pre Damon Era Astron Farside-X with estimated production in 1968-1969. This yellow hang tag kit features a white instruction sheet with with red and black artwork. The artwork illustrates the three stage Farside-X rocket in red with Astron Farside-X printed in black. Pricing is printed in red "$3.00" as part of the instruction sheet artwork.

The Farside and Farside X were 3 stage ultra high altitude workhorse rocket of the Estes fleet. Estes rated the kit as skill level 3 and for the experienced rocketeer. Flight up to 2500 feet were claimed in the Estes catalog. The Farside was part of a two model offering whereby the Farside was configured as a standard payload model and the Farside-X featured a larger payload section for experimental work.

Additional information can be found at the following links;

JimZ Kit Plan Link: Estes K12x

Essense Model Rocket Reviews: OOP K12X Farside-X

Specifications: Length: 25.0", Diameter: 1.6", Weight: 2.5 oz.

Recommended 18 mm Engines: First Stage: 1/2A6-0, A8-0, B14-0 Second Stage: 1/2A6-0, A8-0, B6-0, B14-0, C6-0, Third Stage: 1/2A6-4, A8-5, B4-6, B6-6, B14-6, C6-7


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