Astron Scout

Kit# K-1

Brown/Red Packing Tube


Images from Gus at Ye Olde Rocket Forum

Designer: Vern Estes

Production Years: 1961?

Retail Pricing Range: $0.70

Rarity: Extremely Rare

Description: The initial Scout packing method was cardboard brown/red tube. Included in the tube were the Scout's body tube and fins, reinforment guaze, TR1 technical report for rocket stability and detailed instruction sheet including design and flight information. Gus at Ye Olde Rocket Forum provided the images and detailed explanation for first generation Scout kit. Following are additional images from Gus.

The Scout was one of the first three (Scout, Mark and Space Plane) produced by Estes during earliest days of model rocketry. The Scout is a skill level 1 kit with high altitude performance and a tumble recovery system.

The kit features include a main body tube, balsa nose cone, pre-cut balsa fins, an engine mounting (clip w/gauze material), launch lug and instruction sheet.

Specifications: Length: 7.00", Diameter: 0.765", Weight: 0.28 oz.

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


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