Astron Drifter

Kit# K-14

No Hang Tag, Black Letters and Red Rocket


Images by Gerry Fortin

Designer: Bill Simon

Production Years: 1965-1967

Retail Pricing Range: $1.75

Rarity: Very Rare

Description: Horizontal image: pre-Damon Era Astron Drifter from mid 60's; I believe this kit variety with no hangtag was produced from 1965 through 1967. The facecard is also part of the instruction sheet. The facecard is illustrated with a red rocket outlined image over white background, the name "ASTRON DRIFTER" in black letters and a printed price of "$1.75".

Estes marketed the Drifter as having large parachute storage capacity with light weight design for long "drifting" recoveries. The kit features a body tube, balsa nose cone, a sheet of balsa stock for fins, engine mounting system, dual 12" and 24" plastic parachutes, launch lug, and instructions.

Additional information can be found at the following links;

JimZ Kit Plan Link: Estes K14

Essense Model Rocket Reviews: K14 Balsa Machine Service Clone Review

Specifications: Length (14.3 in), Weight (1.0 oz), Diameter (0.98 in)

Recommended 18 mm Engines: 1/2A8-2, A8-3, B8-2, B8-4


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