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Estes Gyroc Rocket

Estes Gyroc Rocket - Airplanes and RocketsEstes Gyroc RocketThe Gyroc is no longer in production.  A unique system reconfigures the fin trailing edges to cause a high rate of spin after the engine ejects out of the back end. It slows the rocket to a safe speed for recovery due to excess drag created by the spinning.. My original Gyroc that I had as a kid ended up in the trees behind our house. I spent hours searching for it. You might think I eventually learned to not launch rockets from our small backyard, but I didn't. Many others were sacrificed to the Rocketus Eatumupus (L.) trees in that were indigenous to the area.

These kits are selling on eBay for over $100.

The heavy paper top of the package is missing, but otherwise it is complete, and everything is in like-new condition.

            Estes Gyroc building instructions Building Instructions

 

Here is a list of my other rocket models.

 

 

 

 

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Even during the busiest times of my life I have endeavored to maintain some form of model building activity. This site has been created to help me chronicle my journey through a lifelong involvement in model aviation, which all began in Mayo, MD. There is a lot of good information and there are lot of pictures throughout the website that you will probably find useful, and might even bring back some old memories from your own days of yore. The website began life around 1996 as an EarthLink screen name of ModelAirplanes, and quickly grew to where more server space ...

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