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Kirt Blattenberger, Webmaster - Airplanes and Rockets

Kirt Blattenberger


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Carpe Diem! (Seize the Day!)

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 ...

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Estes / Astron Night Hawk (aka Nighthawk) Rocket Boost Glider Kit

Estes / Astron Nighthawk (Night Hawk) kit - Airplanes and Rockets

The following image was gotten from an eBay listing.

In the 1960s, Estes / Astron has had three different rocket-boost glider models - the Falcon (#K-13), this Nighthawk (aka Night Hawk, #K-34), and the Space Plane (#K-3). I had the Falcon and Nighthawk, but never did get the Space Plane.


              Estes Nighthawk rocket boost glider building instructions - Airplanes and Rockets

Estes Nighthawk rocket boost glider building instructions

Download from the OldRocketPlans website

If no longer available, get it from Wayback Machine


 Here is a list of my other rocket models



Posted October 24, 2020

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