Mini Brute - Star Dart

Kit# 0860

Black Paper Hang Tag

Orange and White Facecard


Images by Gerry Fortin

Designer: Unknown

Production Years: 1981-1987

Retail Pricing Range: $1.75-$2.95

Rarity: Moderately Scarce

Description: Estes Star Dart model rocket kit #0860 was produced in the 1980s as a mini engine powered high performance sport rocket. During the 1981 through 1984 Estes catalog years, the Star Dart was marketed as part of the Mini Brute series. Most kits will be found with a black paper hang tag and orange and gray facecard.

Hang Tag (Header Card) Guide

The Star Dart employs steamer recovery due to high altitudes of up to 1000 feet and being light weight.

Kit Contents:The kit features a main body tube, plastic nose cone, balsa sheet for fins, an engine mounting system, launch lug and instruction sheet.

Availability: Star Dart kits with black paper hang tag are moderately scarce. When locating a kit on eBay, expect to pay between $15 to $20.

Additional information can be found at the following links;

Ye Olde Rocket Shoppe Kit Plan Link: Estes0860

Essense Model Rocket Reviews: Estes OOP Star Dart

Specifications: Length: 8.40", Diameter: 0.541", Weight: 0.23 oz.

Recommended 13 mm Engines: 1/4A3-2T, 1/4A3-4T, 1/2A3-4T, A3-6T, A10-3T


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