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Estes Porta-Pad

Estes Portapad

My first Estes Porta-Pad launch pad, purchased sometime in the late 1960s, was made of wood. It got a pretty good workout over the decade or so that I was flying model rockets. Sometime between then and the one shown below in the 1971 Estes Model Rocketry Catalog, the construction changed to plastic.

In a quest to re-acquire many of the model rockets that I owned as as a kid, I have been going on eBay. Some of the prices people are offering for model rocket kits and model rocket accessories is incredible. These things can go for $40 more more (plus shipping) on typical auctions.

Here (left) is the Estes Porta-Pad that I purchased on eBay.

Estes 1971 Model Rocketry Catalog - Pages 98 & 99 - Porta-Pad1971 Estes Model Rocketry Catalog

Price = $3.25

 

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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