Camroc Carrier

Kit# 1266

Version 2 Blue Skill Level Hang Tag

Version 1 Blue Skill Level Facecard


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Designer: Unknown

Production Years: 1974-1976

Retail Pricing Range: $2.50-$4.00

Rarity: Moderately Common

Description: Facecard and hang tag are typical skill level series design with blue color designating a skill level 3 kit. Version 1 facecard is blue and white color with overlaid static Camroc Carrier rockets in two configurations. First configuration is the Camroc Camera booster stage while the second is with payload section in liu of camera. The illustrations are in white, gray and black colors. The kit name is shown with black outlined letters. The lower section of facecard provides kit number, skill level designation, kit specifications and engine recommendations.

Hang Tag (Header Card) Guide

Skill Level Facecard Guide

The Camroc Carrier was specially designed for lofting Estes Camroc to altitudes of over 1000 ft with a 18mm C engine. The kit features elliptical fins and special cardboard reducer section for a low drag design. Estes notes in their 1975 and 1976 catalogs that the kit can be modified to accept a 24mm D engine.

Kit Contents: The Estes 1266 kit contains plastic nose cone, main and clear payload body tubes, plastic tube adapter, 18mm engine mount assembly, one balsa sheet, a 12" parachutes, launch lug, decal and instructions.

Availability: The Cameroc Carrier kit is moderately common and could be located on eBay in the range of $40 to $60.

Additional information can be found at the following link;

JimZ Kit Plan Link: Estes 1266

Specifications: Length 17.75", Weight 1.96 oz with Payload and 0.81 oz without, Diameter 1.634"

Recommended 18 mm Engine With Camero: B6-6, B14-7, C6-7

Recommended 18 mm Engine With Payload: A8-3, B6-4, B14-5, C6-5


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